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A Pirate's Calling Book Tour + Giveaway

The Dangerous Legacy
A Pirate's Calling Book 1
by Darren Simon
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy

Thin, pale, awkward, bullied, Sam Every is a thirteen-year-old who finds comfort among his friends and his days at the beach. The ocean beckons to him. It is where he feels safest. Fitting in no longer matters when he is near the Pacific’s rolling waves. Gazing toward the endless blue where it touches the horizon, he imagines the ports he might someday reach and ponders his future.

Little does he know an apparition—a hauntingly beautiful girl from the sea—will lead him farther from his home than he could ever dream, for destiny has given him a dangerous legacy

Deadly Waters
A Pirate's Calling Book 2

Thirteen-year-old Sam Every has traveled back in time to the Golden Age of Piracy to face Captain Jem Slayer, master of the dark arts. Deceived into handing Slayer the ultimate weapon, the Sword of Zel-Kar, Sam has lost his hands, sliced off in his first clash with the evil pirate.

But all is not lost.
Sam’s friends have found their way back in time, and with the help of the pirate hunter, Benjamin Hornigold, have rescued him from the island where Slayer marooned him. Now, aided by a new band of rogues and a mystery friend, Sam must rise above his injuries and find the strength to again face Slayer before it is too late—before the future is forever shattered.

Darren Simon is a former longtime newspaper journalist who now works in government affairs on California water issues and teaches college English. In his spare time, he is a freelance magazine writer. Guardian’s Nightmare is his first novel. The second book in the series is also under contract with Divertir Publishing. He resides in California’s desert southwest with his wife, two sons and two crazy dogs.

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  1. The cover is thought provoking.
    Thanks for the chance.

  2. Sounds good can't wait to read this.

  3. I would follow a hauntingly beautiful girl from the sea anywhere.

  4. The stories sound great. Rising above having his hands cut off is going to be an extreme challenge. Glad some friends were thrown in too, I think it just might make it possible. Also makes me want to read it to see how.

  5. I love the cover. The graphics are great!

  6. I like the covers favorite would be Deadly Waters

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  7. The cover is great, makes you want to read the book!

  8. I love the covers. Deadly Waters
    A Pirate's Calling Book 2 is my favorite

  9. I like the cover, very interesting.

  10. I like the premise of Deadly Waters.


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