Ahoy, Matey ! Pirateship Down by Suzanne Johnson

Posted November 25, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 4 Comments

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Ahoy, Matey ! Pirateship Down by Suzanne JohnsonPirateship Down by Suzanne Johnson
Series: Sentinels of New Orleans #4.5
Published by Suzanne Johnson on November 9th 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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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.

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Pirateship Down is a collection of stories within the Sentinels of New Orleans world. All are short stories and all of them are fun and fans of the series will want to read the whole collection.

  • 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.


About Suzanne Johnson

Suzanne Johnson is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series from Tor Books. Royal Street, book one, came out in April 2012; River Road in November 2012. Book three, Elysian Fields, will be released on August 13, 2013.

A longtime New Orleans resident, Suzanne is a veteran journalist with more than fifty national awards in writing and editing nonfiction for higher education, including the Robert S. Sibley Award for the best university magazine in the U.S. and Canada, for the Rice University Sallyport.

Suzanne is an active member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and is a member of the Georgia, Southern Magic, and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal chapters of RWA.

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4 responses to “Ahoy, Matey ! Pirateship Down by Suzanne Johnson

  1. i LOVED this book really it was too funny and such a wonderful treat to help us wait until Belle Chasse
    i recommend it and the series without a doubt

  2. Roger Simmons

    I’m a big fan of the Sentinels of New Orleans series. I really enjoyed this short story collection. The title story is a fast and funny read with D.J. having her hands full and showing us her spells. I would give it five stars.