Title: Cross Bones
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication Date: 2011
Format: eBook - EPUB
Source: Bought Copy
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Ahoy, me proud beauty,
shiver me timbers! I ask ye to sail me jollyboat on the high seas,
lubber, but will ye dare to accept? On offer be a pirate's life full of
danger and risk, and not just to yer neck, but to yer very virgin heart!
There's many a bodice to be ripped--or perhaps I should say many a
codpiece to be snapped--and should ye be graced enough to cross bones
with a corsair, don't be an addlepate! Heave ho, lad, handsomely, and
show him how ye bury yer treasure!
Pirates didn't only sail the
high seas in historical times. Modern-day renegades and futuristic
rebels are just as ripe for adventure and plunder. No matter the time,
place, or circumstances, bad boys steal affection as often as they
salvage treasure, and in these stories of romance, a rogue's black heart
always conceals a center of gold. (Goodreads Synopsis)
Although I still enjoyed reading Cross Bones, it didn't capture me so well as Steamed Up, which I finished a few days ago. My preference in this anthology was definitely for the historical pieces. Not to say the more modern tales were not well written; I simply preferred the more traditional pirate. Some of my favourites in this collection were: Captain Merric by Rebecca Cohen, Officer and a Gentleman Pirate by E.S. Douglas, Worth the Price by Cornelia Grey, and On the Wings of Lir by Riley Shane. 3.5 stars.