Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Booty Tuesday -- Shana Galen's The Rogue Pirate's Bride

Carrying home Booty
As you know, I returned from the RWA National Conference with Booty!
I haz signed books.  
I haz New Books, from writers I admire.  Did I mention they are signed?

One of these books can be yours.

(I have kinda bloopered here a bit.  I'm in the process of moving from one house to another and cannot put my hand on the August 28 Booty book. So you're getting next week's book this week and this week's book next week, but this is not a bad thing at all.)

win a signed copy of Shana Galen's The Rogue Pirate's Bride.

This is a fully excellent work by an author who sometimes writes about Regency spies and therefore finds much delight and approval from me.  It's the third installment in Galen's 'Sons of the Revolution' series. 

It opens with a hero/heroine fencing scene and just gets better from there on in.

Romantic Times says, "Galen pulls out all the stops, striking a balance between romance and adventure that will leave readers breathless and highly satisfied." 

You want this book.
You know you want this book.
To be eligible, write and post a poem in the comment thread of this post.

Use one of the following words from the cover:

Shana, Galen, rogue, pirate, bride, praise, lively, dialog, breakneck, pace, great, sense, fun, weekly, tale, true, love, high, adventure, sword, fence, duel. 

Your poem can be a 
(traditional or non-traditional)
Rhymed couplet
blank verse
or any other rhyme or poetry form you fancy.  I am not particular.

I'll pick one lucky commenter (US only, sorry) from the comment trail on Thursday night.


  1. Here goes nothing!

    See, pirates do rove the high seas
    Where they give merchant vessels the squeeze
    But sometimes a cutie
    Distracts from their duty
    And whose booty wins out, tell me please?

    1. Anne, that's really good. I love the line with "cutie."

    2. Love the line with "cutie."

  2. There once was a rogue bride from Galen,
    With her true pirate love was she sailin',
    Lively and fun,
    From arranged nuptials she did run,
    For a life of adventure and duel-n'.


    P.S...(I have a US mailing address). :)

  3. There once was a bride named True
    As a child, she liked to eat glue
    She grabbed the hand of her groom
    They jumped the broom
    And friends toasted with hearty brews

  4. The Rogue Pirate's Bride,
    Rides the sea, ocean and tide,
    Life's love at her side.

    I always loved Haiku, Shana!

    1. I am horrible at haiku! I'm impressed.

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  6. Sorry I pasted it and it skipped part of a line

    A Pirate will say his lady’s the sea.
    True love for him is just not to be.
    Then one day a ship he does plunder.
    Aboard her he finds the greatest of wonders.
    A lady doing battle against his hardened crew.
    A sword in her hand, what was a captain to do.
    He smiled and jumped to the middle of the fray.
    He saw the lady and wanted to play.
    He surprised her and took her sword with glee.
    He held her and said now you belong to me.
    He took her aboard his ship to his cabin
    She laughed and said it’s not gonna happen
    He looked in her eyes and saw the flame of desire
    Then he decided to make it burn higher.
    He knew he had to woo her like a lady should be.
    It didn’t take long to his heart she held the key.
    One night they looked into each other’s eyes
    They realized that they would never say goodbye
    So he got down on bended knee.
    And said my dear lady will you marry me?
    Now they sail the seas with each other.
    Daddy, Mommy sister and Brother

    1. I loved your poem Alana, wonderful job!

    2. Great job! I am so glad I am not picking the winners.

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  8. The Rogue Pirate's Bride.
    Oh, what a ride.
    Who are the lovers?
    You know, the one we want to read about under the covers.
    He's steamy.
    He's dreamy.
    Who is he? Why it's Bastien.
    He'll leave you full of passion.
    She's fierce and feisty.
    She refuses to remain his abductee.
    Meet Shana's fiery maiden.
    The tough and passionate Raeven.
    I'm sure you want to know what will ensue.
    But, honestly I can't tell you!
    I won't ruin your delight.
    But I will tell you there is a great sword fight.
    So, buy it today.
    Do not delay!

  9. Ok... I couldn't help myself! Here's another one. :)

    The story is told by Mrs. Galen.
    If she’s trying to write poorly, she’s failin’.
    Dearest Raeven starts out dressed like a man.
    Killing poor Bastien is her plan.
    Before too long she gains access to his ship.
    What she doesn’t know is that her heart is in for a trip!
    She believes he is only a man that she despises.
    But, soon you will see true love arises.

    1. Patricia, you did TWO? Extra credit! Both are wonderful.

  10. These are so wonderful. They are just ... so great.

  11. The best I could do on the spur of the moment:

    The Pirate’s Leer

    She thought him a dashing fellow
    But then he thought so, too
    So she cut a swath from his sleeve
    It seemed the thing to do
    She could see it surprised him, her talent
    But his smug look returned, oh dear
    So she cut a path through his belly
    “Twas his fault, for he’d given her the leer

    1. That's way better than I could do on the spur of the moment--or even with lots of time.

  12. Angie G8:16 PM

    These are all so great! What a tough decision. :-)

  13. These were remarkable poems. I loved them.

    Hard choice, but the winner of the SIGNED copy of The Rogue Pirate's Bride is Anne Walker. Anne please email me -- there's a link at the top of the right hand column -- your snail address and I will send it winging off in your direction.

    Next Tuesday -- the book is both hot and lyric. And, as I said, it has a cover quote from Courtney Milan.

  14. Congrats, Anne!Great choice, Jo!

  15. Picking a poem was like shooting fish in a barrel. They were all great poems.