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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Book Review: The Curse

The Curse by Maddie James is a paranormal, time-traveling, pirate-ridden, pulse-pounding, romance with more than a little suspense sprinkled throughout for added flavor. This was a fantastic read.

The Curse hits the ground running and never looks back. The opening chapter finds the hero, Jack Porter, trying to rescue his abducted wife from a pirate ship…single-handed. Oh, did I mention that the ship is captained by none other than Blackbeard himself? I caught myself holding my breath as the action ensued.

Maddie wrote such vivid accounts of the time-travel aspect, I could almost believe such an event was possible. This story is overflowing with action, drama and love scenes. Yes, there is a fair amount of sex in this little adventure.

This book was the first installment of her The Legend of Blackbeard’s Chalice series and I anxiously await the next one.


Jack Porter is in hot pursuit of his kidnapped wife. Not an easy feat considering it is 1718 and the kidnapper is the notorious pirate, Edward Teach aka. Blackbeard. Determined to rescue his wife, Hannah, and take the pirate’s head in the process, Jack sneaks aboard the pirate’s ship but is too late. Hannah dies in his arms.

Nearly 300 years later, Claire Winslow vacations on a secluded east coast island, where the image of a man walking the misty shore haunts her. Then he comes to her one night, kisses her, and disappears. The next night they make love and he tells her his name is Jack. But did they really make love? Or was it a dream? And why did he call her Hannah?

The Curse sends Jack and Claire on a wild search through time for a powerful historical artifact – the silver-plated chalice made from Blackbeard’s skull. This chalice holds the key to their destiny and their love. Only with the chalice will they be able to reverse Blackbeard’s Curse.

Will they find it in time? Or are they destined to be parted by fate once more?

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars



At 5:40 AM, Blogger Breazy said...

oh my, this one has all the things I love wrapped up inside so I will have to check it out. I love most time-travel books and I absolutely love anything pirate.

Thanks for the book review and have a beautiful day!

At 6:15 AM, Blogger lime said...

sounds like a good beach read. pure fun.

At 7:21 AM, Blogger Kelly Kirch said...

Oooo. Got goosebumps.


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