I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Pirateship Down by Suzanne Johnson
Series: Sentinels of New Orleans #4.5
Published by Suzanne Johnson on November 9th 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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From award-winning author Suzanne Johnson comes the first story collection set in the Sentinels of New Orleans world, including the all-new novella, Pirateship Down.
French pirate Jean Lafitte is tall, cobalt-eyed, broad-shouldered and immortal. What’s not to love? But New Orleans’ most esteemed member of the historical undead is headed for trouble: He’s determined to reclaim Le Diligent, his gold-laden schooner lost at sea in 1814 and recently found at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico near Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.
The U.S. Coast Guard might beg to differ.
New Orleans’ wizard sentinel DJ Jaco and her merman friend Rene Delachaise can either lock Lafitte up or save him from himself, joining him on a road trip to Cajun country. Terrebonne Parish—not to mention its jail—might never be the same after the events of the all-new novella Pirateship Down.
Wizards and Cajun mermen, sexy shifters and undead French pirates. Welcome to the world of the Sentinels of New Orleans in this first collection of new and revised stories, along with a little Louisiana lagniappe.
- Talk Like A Pirate – A fun story about two roommates meeting the infamous Jean Lafitte when one of them summons his for a pirate themed party. We a glimpse of DJ’s Uncle, Gerald St. Simon in this one.
- Alex, the Pig – DJ’s some-thing-other (boyfriend) Alexander Warin stops by to trick DJ into pig sitting for him. The pig in question is not a normal pig but a leprechaun that’s been turned into a pig. Renee Delachaise stops by and that’s all you need to know. Hilarious!
- Cat Mon Dieu – Imagine Jean Lafitte shopping for cat food. Yeah, Jean totally misunderstands the words cat food.
- Rivalry – Story about Alex and his cousin Jake when they were teens and about the first time that Alex shifts into his “mutt”.
- Swamp Rats – A deleted scene from Elysian Fields that was giggle worthy.
- Danger: Curves Ahead – Alex settling up after he and DJ make a friendly wager.
- Intervention – Another story featuring Alex and Jake. Alex is a man of many secrets and we get to see more of them in this tale.
- Pirateship Down – This tale is the jewel of this chest of booty! We follow DJ and Rene doing their best to keep Jean Lafitte out of trouble. Which is a full-time job. LOL Lafitte wants to retrieve one of his lost pirate ships, so to make sure he doesn’t cause too much trouble in the process DJ and Rene tag alone.
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While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).