Man in the Crescent MoonM. Kei has just released a new prequel novel in his Pirates of the Narrow Seas series, Man in the Crescent Moon. It is is now available worldwide in paperback and for Kindle download.

Man in the Crescent Moon is the latest adventure in the swashbuckling Pirates of the Narrow Seas series. Isam Tangueli is a gangly youth of nineteen, longing to leave home and become a famous corsair, and trying to understand his attraction to men. He joins the crew of the Grey Wolf and fights the Spanish on land, at sea, and under water. Under the command of the short but feisty Rajet Rais, young Isam learns the skills of navigation and leadership necessary to become "Captain Tangle," the most notorious corsair of the age. The hallmarks of the Pirates of the Narrow Seas series are all present—diverse and engaging characters, storms at sea, desperate ship fights, hand-to-hand combat, captures, rescues, and escapes, all told with authentic detail.

The Treasure Ship: Kinkaid and the AllianceMichael Winston has just released a new novel in his Jonathan Kincaid series, The Treasure Ship: Kinkaid and the Alliance. It is is now available worldwide in paperback and for Kindle download.

In this fifth volume of the Jonathan Kinkaid series, our intrepid captain is given command of America's premier warship, one of the finest ships ever produced during the Revolutionary War, the large and powerful 40-gun frigate Alliance, her mission to deliver 100,000 Spanish milled dollars from the Caribbean port of Havana, Cuba to the coffers of Congress.

Needless to say there are many forces that hope to grab this fortune for themselves and others would be just as happy to ensure it never reaches American shores. From the wind in the rigging to the roar of broadsides; with colorful characters, both old and new, as well as unexpected guests and surprising events, The Treasure Ship has everything one expects in a Kinkaid adventure, and more.

Gun BayWilliam H. White's new Edward Ballantyne adventure, Gun Bay, was published on 2 July 2013 and is now available in the UK and the US.

In February 1794 ten ships, nine merchants and a Royal Navy frigate, wrecked on the reef at the east end of Grand Cayman Island. They were part of a convoy of fifty-eight ships that had left Jamaica only a few days prior and were bound for North America and England.

Edward Ballantyne, White's fictitious narrator from When Fortune Frowns, returns to tell the story of this disastrous event, still well-known in Cayman lore and, while the bones of the wrecked ships are no longer visible, several cannon from the Royal Navy frigate, HMS Convert can be found in the front yards of homes along the bluff above Gun Bay. There is naturally a great deal of "folk lore" associated with the event, but the Cayman Archives hold part of the story; the rest can be found in archives in England, Jamaica, and France.

Daedalus and The DeepJust released by a new author to the genre, Matthew Willis, is an HNF novel with a fantasy element, Daedalus and The Deep. It is currently available for download on Kindle and will be released in paperback format shortly.

For Midshipman Colyer of the corvette HMS Daedalus, life is a constant struggle: savage pirates in the South China Sea, an erratic Captain, and a First Lieutenant guarding a personal secret. But the voyage of the Daedalus takes a stranger turn when the ship encounters a giant sea-serpent in the South Atlantic, and is plunged into a headlong pursuit of the creature in the name of science, personal glory, and the promise of fortune. But as the quest leads further into the cold wastes of the Southern Ocean, becoming ever more dangerous, Colyer begins to wonder just who is hunting whom? The sea-serpent's purpose could turn out to be more sinister than anyone on board the Daedalus imagined.

Empire of the DeepA new book by Ben Wilson, Empire of the Deep: The Rise and Fall of the British Navy, is due for release on 25 July 2013. It is now available for pre-order in hardcover and for kindle in the UK but just for kindle in the US.

The story of our navy is nothing less than the story of Britain, our culture and our empire. Much more than a parade of admirals and their battles, this is the story of how an insignificant island nation conquered the world's oceans to become its greatest trading empire. Few other nations have fallen so deeply in love with a branch of the armed forces as the British did with its Navy.

Yet, as Ben Wilson shows, there was nothing inevitable about this rise to maritime domination, nor was it ever an easy path. For much of our history Britain was a third-rate maritime power on the periphery of Europe. Empire of the Deep also reveals how our naval history has shaped us in more subtle and surprising ways - our language, culture, politics and national character all owe a

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