We went from the wide-open plains of a safari to the salty sea air of a Pirate Festival as the day continues to unfold. I believe I said promises were made, well this was that promise. Summer loves the romanticized pirate life and what good mother wouldn’t indulge her? We just got lucky that we were in Florida when we were because, sadly, this was the last year for the Cocoa Beach Pirate festival to be in this location. The resort is going to be torn down (according to the pirate fest website), so the pirates will have to find a new place to call home in the future.
We had a couple of disgruntled travelers when we first stopped, but there tune soon changed when they figured out that they would get to spend some time in the sun, sand and waves while Summer and I took in the vendors and activities at the festival. What can I say! We all really wanted to stay and continue checking out the safari, but that will have to be on another trip.
While Summer added to her pirate garb, I found some sweet treats to add to my June Book Box giveaways. We met some pirates and their parrots, and we even got to meet a real live mermaid. They were so wonderful to entertain us and help out with our pictures.
While Summer was shopping around, I took the time to partake another one of my favorite books which was lost to me because of my own stupidity. This book is one of those that just stays with you. I love the characters and the realness of their plights. Not that I am in the mood to shop lift, but I can feel the pain that would drive someone to seek out the thrill. These two were imperfectly perfect for each other, and I love that they finally got the chance at their HEA. I have read the rest of the series many times, but even now I can’t wait to get a chance to read them all again.
The pirates might not be in Cocoa Beach next year, but I would highly recommend finding them wherever they are for a fantastic day. And you won’t want to miss out on this book, it is one that will stay with you for years to come.
Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest
International Palms Resort
1300 North Atlantic Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Wanted: A Most Wanted Novel
Published to Amazon on January 7, 2014
Author J. Kenner
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For fans of Release Me comes a series of three enigmatic and powerful men, and the striking women who can bring them to their knees. He is everything I crave, all I desperately want—and he is everything I can’t have. Evan Black embodies my every fantasy. He is brilliant, fierce, and devastatingly handsome. But he is also headstrong, dangerous, and burdened with secrets. My family warned me to stay away, that I could never handle Evan’s dark dealings or scarred past. Maybe I should have listened. Maybe I should have run. But our desire is undeniable, and some temptations you just can’t fight. And from the moment we touch—the passion between us consuming us both—I know that I will never be the same. BONUS: This edition includes excerpts from J. Kenner's Say My Name and Release Me. Wanted is intended for mature audiences.
Official published review:
Seeking the thrill
I absolutely love this book! I actually read it several years ago, but when I went to read it again I couldn’t remember the author or the title. But I remembered every word of the story and couldn’t imagine never reading it again. The characters are amazing! I love how the personalities and relationships are so realistic and the intensity of their interactions. I enjoyed how the storyline played out and I am looking forward to seeing what happens with the other knights. This book was everything I remembered and perfect for a weekend read.
A GR BB
J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over one hundred novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres. Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal mommy lit. JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A six time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy) and in 2017 for Wicked Dirty in the same category. Her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development as a television show. Her books have sold over three million copies and are published in over twenty languages. In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.
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