Review: A Pirate’s Curse by ML Guida

A Pirate’s Curse by ML Guida
Series: Legends of the Soaring Phoenix (# 1)
Release Date: June 30, 2013
Publisher: Buffalo Mountain Press
Pages:  306
Source:   book provided by the author for review

Like a dark angel, Captain Kane O’Brien rescues Hannah Knight and her father from drowning after vampire pirates murder their crew and sink their ship. Struggling to control and hide her telekinetic powers, Hannah discovers the honorable and bold captain possesses his own secrets.

Every full moon, Kane turns into a vampire. Finding out Hannah not to be the cabin boy she resembles, but a beautiful, luscious woman, tempts all his appetites. Desperate to be free of his curse, Kane considers handing Hannah over to a demon. But after Hannah uses her power to save his ship from his immortal enemy, Kane can no longer deny his attraction and vows to protect Hannah with his life.

To find true love, they must combine their powers to defeat evil vampires, thwart Hannah’s misogynist fiancé and escape a crafty demon.


Review:  When I first choose this book I thought I was in for a sexy pirate story.  Oh, was I ever wrong.  I not only had sexy pirates but sexy pirates who were also vampires.  It made for an interesting read.  Of which seemed slow and forced at times.

Hannah Knight and her father are rescued by hunky Capt. Kane O’Brien.  Kane is trying to find a cure for his curse.  After the initial shock that Hannah wasn’t a cabin boy but a full-fledged woman Kane found himself attracted.   Hannah in the meantime also was attracted to Kane.  Both were not as they appeared.  Kane was a Vampire and Hannah had Telekinetic powers.  A match made in heaven.  Well at least there was chemistry.

I was surprised at first by the twist of the Pirate/being a Vampire but I have to admit it kind of worked.  I forgot to mention these were not the normal Vampire type of legend but more like werewolves because they only changed during a full moon.  Kane was traveling trying to find a cure for the curse.

Hannah on the other hand was running from a bad fiancé.

Dare I mention the demons…

I wouldn’t want to spoil too much for you.

I was intrigued with the storyline even if it was a little slow in spots.  The new take on the vampire legend and the old mix of colonial life was nice. I found it was hard to find myself bonding with the characters they were a little different not as well rounded as I would have liked.  I also found that the ending seemed a little rushed.  I did enjoy the fiery passion that Zane and Hannah had.  It was true to what you would expect.

Overall I liked the whole idea of Pirates/Vampires.  Anyone who enjoys historical romance with a touch of the paranormal or Pirate’s/Vampires just may enjoy the new twist ML Guida gives to this story.