Not Self but CountryDavid Perry has just released his first full length novel Not Self but Country: A New Nation Forges a New Navy. It is now available for kindle download worldwide.

This is a story of the men who sailed into battle against the mighty British Navy in their smaller, often obsolete vessels converted from merchant ships of the day — men with names such as John Barry, Richard Dale, and John Paul Jones.

Now you can experience the exploits of these men. At sea aboard a fragile wooden sailing ship of the Continental Navy, you find yourself fighting desperate battles against the world’s largest and most powerful Navy, Great Britain. Cover your ears! Cannons are firing everywhere — you cough on the pungent smoke, dodging and ducking as jagged oak splinters cartwheel past your eyes.

There is nonstop action in this exciting new book by a new author on the scene — David C. Perry. “Not Self but Country” is the first book in a planned new series telling the story of the infant US Navy.

Blackwell's ParadiseV. E. Ulett has just released a new novel, a sequel to Captain Blackwell's Prize, Blackwell's Paradise. It is now available for kindle download worldwide.

The repercussions of a court martial and the ill-will of powerful men at the Admiralty pursue Royal Navy captain James Blackwell into the Pacific, where danger lurks around every coral reef. Even if Captain Blackwell and Mercedes survive the venture into the world of early nineteenth century exploration, can they emerge unchanged with their love intact. The mission to the Great South Sea will test their loyalties and strength, and define the characters of Captain Blackwell and his lady in Blackwell's Paradise.

The AllianceS. K. Keogh has a new book which has just been released worldwide, The Alliance. The second book in a pirate fiction series, The Jack Mallory Chronicles, it is available in paperback and ebook versions.

Two pirates; sworn enemies. An alliance forged by blood... Jack Mallory sailed into Carolina waters seeking vengeance upon fellow pirate James Logan, the man responsible for his father's murder and his mother's kidnapping. But Jack never expected his well-laid plans to be foiled by a mere child: Logan's precocious six-year-old daughter...and half-sister to Jack. A deathbed promise to their mother inexorably binds Jack to the child and robs him—at least temporarily—of his revenge against her father. But the two pirates' tenuous truce will be tested when a mysterious privateer sets sail to end Logan's devastation of Carolina's lucrative sea trade. Will Jack choose to save his half-sister's father or will he ally with the privateer to at last see justice served for Logan's crimes

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The Lake War: Kinkaid with the Inland FleetMichael Winston recently released a new novel in his Jonathan Kincaid series, The Lake War: Kinkaid with the Inland Fleet. It is is now available worldwide in paperback and for Kindle download.

It is 1776. The first battles of the American Revolution have just been fought and a large British army has just landed at Montreal and means to push down the chain of lakes to split the colonies. The only thing standing in their way is General Benedict Arnold's ragtag bunch of Continentals, militia and seaman at the bottom of Lake Champlain. This is the story of Kinkaid's first assignment, when he is sent up to the New York woods to advise Arnold in the building and fighting of an inland fleet to stop the British advance.

England's Medieval Navy 1066-1509Susan Rose recently released a new book, England's Medieval Navy 1066-1509: Ships, Men & Warfare. It is now available in hardback worldwide.

We are accustomed to think of England in terms of Shakespeare's 'precious stone set in a silver sea', safe behind its watery ramparts with its naval strength resisting all invaders. To the English of an earlier period - from the 8th to the 11th centuries - such a notion would have seemed ridiculous. The sea, rather than being a defensive wall, was a highway by which successive waves of invaders arrived, bringing destruction and fear in their wake. Deploying a wide range of sources, this new book looks at how English kings after the Norman Conquest learnt to use the Navy of England, a term which at this time included all vessels whether Royal or private and no matter what their ostensible purpose - to increase the safety and prosperity of the kingdom.