The Glorious FirstM. Howard Morgan has a new book available for pre-order on kindle, The Glorious First. It will be released worldwide on 28 October 2014.

War with Revolutionary France takes Lieutenant Vizzard to the coasts of France. He is to escort a government agent known to carry valuable intelligence of vital importance to Prime Minister Pitt's government. Captured by a traitor he must escape France. Can he trust the beautiful Frenchwoman who befriends him?

His work leads directly to the first fleet action of the Revolutionary War with France and to the battle known in Britain as The Glorious First of June where heroes and cowards will die together.

The Chilean CorvetteLes Eldridge has released a new book which is now available for kindle download worldwide, The Chilean Corvette.

It is 1866. The Civil War is over, the Confederate Navy is gone, and the Union Navy is 90% smaller. Thousands of out-of-work sailors flock to the navies and merchant fleets of other nations. Former Confederate Commodore John Randolph Tucker is hired by Peru and Chile to lead their combined fleets against the might of the Spanish Navy in the War of the Chincha Islands.

After Rory's April wedding in Ireland, and Tobias' engagement, Rory is summoned by Tucker to join his Peruvian/Chilean staff. Rory becomes commander of the Chilean/Peruvian Atlantic Squadron. He recruits Tobias and a host of Irish-American sailor-members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, the "Fenians," thirsting for adventure, employment and training for the forthcoming Fenian uprising against Britain in 1867.

Together, Rory and Tobias lead the squadron as it carries out Peruvian President Mariano Prado's plan


The FortuneS. K. Keogh has a new book which was recently released worldwide, The Fortune. The second book in a pirate fiction series, The Jack Mallory Chronicles, it is available in paperback and ebook versions.

A deal with the devil... Jack Mallory has vowed to abandon his nefarious seafaring life to be with the woman he loves, but his final act of piracy leaves him facing the noose. His one chance at freedom: a deal with an old enemy, Ezra Archer, a wealthy Charles Town planter. Archer has his sights set on increasing his lands and securing a seat on the Carolina Assembly—and he will destroy anyone in his way. At first, Jack's pact with the ruthless planter seems benign—sail to Virginia to fetch Archer's niece. Yet soon he discovers Archer's plans for the girl are anything but honorable and could endanger his own future, a future that seems increasingly bleak when faced with Archer's next, murderous task. With time running out and innocent lives hanging in the balance, Jack must find a way to


The Privateers RiflemenBrad Koch recently released the second book in his Butler Family Chronicles series, The Privateers Riflemen. It is available for kindle download worldwide.

Book one of the Butler Family Chronicles Privateers and Kings introduced the reader to the Butler family and told of their successes as privateers and in the establishment of their entrepreneurial enterprises. The second book of the 'Chronicles', Privateers Riflemen finds the family endeavors flourishing but with danger signs on the horizon. The French in New France (Canada) are insidiously provoking their Indian allies to attack the English colonists living, or seeking land on the frontier. Family members team up with George Washington, in his formative years as a warrior, in the French and Indian War. Tidewater Company riflemen patrol the frontier and battle both Indian and French forces. With George Washington the riflemen participate in the Braddock disaster, bravely holding the line to help save Braddock's retreating army.


First FleetRob Mundle has a new book available for pre-order on Kindle, First Fleet. It will be released worldwide on 22 September 2014.

Bestselling Maritime Biographer, Rob Mundle, is back on the ocean with a blockbuster for Christmas. Rob's First Fleet tells the extraordinary story of the eighteenth century convoy of eleven ships that left England on 13 May 1787 for the 'lands beyond the seas'. Aboard were seafarers, convicts, marines, and a few good citizens -some 1300 in all - who had been consigned to a virtually unknown land on the opposite side of the world where they would establish a penal colony, and a nation. The fleet stopped at Tenerife, Rio de Janeiro and Cape Town before sailing across the notorious and challenging Southern Ocean, bound for Botany Bay. Somehow, all 11 ships arrived safely between 18 and 20 January, 1788. But, it's what happened during 252 days at sea while sailing half way around the world, and subsequently on land, that is almost beyond belief. No nation has ever


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