I'm a stop on the TLC book tour for Alex Bledsoe's Wake of the Bloody Angel today and I've got a copy to giveaway courtesy of the publisher!
In the aftermath of Pirates of the Caribbean, I'd thought (hoped, wished) there would be a slew of pirate related fiction to feed my continued craving of all things pirates. Sadly, I never found anything. Until now!
Eddie LaCrosse has a new client -- his landlord. Turns out the highly secretive Angelina has a long lost love. Once upon a time, in her early barmaid days, Angelina fell for a young sailor named Edward Tew. Tew, intent on providing for his new lady, set off to earn his riches the old fashioned way -- through piracy. He was never heard from again. Twenty years later, Angelina is tired of waiting and has hired Eddie to find out what happened to Tew. Eddie enlists the help of Jane Argo, a former pirate captain herself, and sets off on the high seas in search of the long lost pirate. Rumor has it his ship went down with a mighty haul but no one has ever found Tew, his missing cargo, or his ship, The Bloody Angel. Can Eddie solve the mystery where past treasure hunters have failed?
My expectations were sky high jumping into Wake of the Bloody Angel. Thankfully, Alex Bledsoe came through in spades! The mystery is well plotted and the mix of fantasy and mystery elements is an excellent pairing. Plus there are pirates! And sea monsters! Need I really say more?
This is technically the fourth installment in Bledsoe's Eddie LaCrosse series. Another big plus for this book is that the reader really doesn't miss anything by jumping in at book four. There are hints of past things Eddie's faced, but overall the book can be read as a stand-alone and serves as a great introduction to the series as a whole. Be warned, if you read one you'll definitely want to read the rest!
Here's the series listing in order:
The Sword Edged Blonde
Burn Me Deadly
Wake of the Bloody Angel
And now for that giveaway! To enter, leave a comment here before midnight, September 16 (US only, please). I'll randomly draw a name and announce the winner on Monday, September 17. Be sure to leave contact info so I can get in touch if you win.
For more on Bledsoe and his work, visit his official website (link above). You can also like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.
To see the rest of the stops on the tour, visit the official tour page here.