Guest Post: Serena Chase Celebrates International Talk Like a Pirate Day with a 3-book Giveaway!

Read up, me hearties . . . yo ho!

Like many little girls, I grew up loving the sweet sort of fairy tales that fill many children’s bookshelves. Cinderella was a favorite, of course, but I also harbored affection for some of the lesser-known Grimm Brothers’ tales, even though Disney ignored them. It’s a love I never really outgrew . . . even after I realized that, in addition to loving those sweet, knight-in-shining-armor types, I managed to develop a pronounced weakness for bad boys . . . and a strange fascination with pirates. It should be no surprise that when I decided to write a YA fantasy series of re-imagined fairy tales, I would bring a pirate or two along for the voyage.

Allow me to introduce Captain Cazien de Pollis.

Appearing as a minor character in The Ryn (Eyes of E’veria, book 1) and The Remedy (book 2), which together make up my expanded retelling of the classic Grimm fairy tale, Snow White & Rose Red, Cazien made quite a—ahem—splash. With his dangerous good looks and devil-may-care attitude, he created some pretty charming waves in every scene he entered. A reader favorite from day one, Cazien is the sort of pirate who might just turn your drool reflex into a rolling tide. (Have I pushed the sea metaphors to far yet? LOL) And even though he’s only nineteen, Cazine is already a powerful king among pirates . . . as well as a pirate among Kings. When he demanded his own epic adventure, of course I gave it to him.

Like I said, I’m a sucker for a romantic bad boy. Plus, Cazien is pretty easy on the eyes. (If you’d like to see how I picture him as I write, checkout my pins of Gaspard Ulliel on Pinterest) You can find Cazien’s story inThe Seahorse Legacy and The Sunken Realm (coming in 2015) in which I reimagine another childhood favorite of mine, The Twelve Dancing Princesses on an epic scale.

Now that you’ve heard a bit about my favorite pirate, I’m going to offer you a chance to meet him! *winks* In honor of today’s most auspicious holiday (What?!? You didn’t know it was International Talk Like a Pirate Day?!?) I am giving away all three books of the series-so-far to one of Amy’s readers! Enter by leaving a comment below, or on Facebook.

Good luck, happy reading, and may all your endeavors to talk like a pirate now, during this annual September 19th event, (and always!) prove successful! Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Who is your favorite fictional pirate?



About the Author:

Serena Chase lives in Iowa with her husband, two daughters, and a white dog named Albus. A frequent contributor to USA Today‘s Happy Ever After blog and a co-blogger at Edgy Inspirational Romance, Serena is also known for living vicariously through her ever-changing hair and for being a bit obsessed with fairy tales and pirates. Connect with Serena Chase via her website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Pinterest.


Thanks for reading!! Don’t forget to enter because these books rock!



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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Jan

    I loved The Ryn and The Remedy, and I am looking forward to reading this book! The first two were so good!! I highly recommend them!!

  2. Emily

    Johnny Depp is my favorite fictional pirate. Does that count??

  3. Michelle

    Because I have a 2 year old….Jake!! Haha

  4. Jan

    How about Captain Hook!! Forgot that little detail!!

  5. Emily W

    Just finished The Ryn. Cazien reminded me a little of Hook from Once Upon a Time.

  6. whitney

    You are a captivating writer! I can’t wait for the next book, to whisk me away on another grand adventure!

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