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.
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