Winners for the 2015 Rainbow Awards will be announced on December 8.
Isam Rais, captain of the xebec, ‘Sea Leopard,’ is on a swashbuckling adventure in the Mediterranean Sea. Battling unfriendly allies as much as his enemies, he plays a deadly game of cat and mouse with a much more powerful frigate, only to see victory snatched from his grasp by the resolution of the opposing captain. In debt and needing to repair his fortunes, he accepts a dangerous commission from the Dey of the Sallee Republic to hunt pirates—Muslim pirates—disloyal to the country that gives them refuge. Isam finds himself on the unpopular side in a battle of corsair against corsair. In the midst of storm and bloodshed, he is rescued by a mysterious veiled woman in a fateful meeting that will change his life forever.
"The storyline is well written, fast paced and hard to put down. It was an enjoyable read which is highly recommended."--Historic Naval Fiction http://www.historicnavalfiction.com/general-hnf-info/book-reviews/review-the-sea-leopard-by-m-kei
Available in print and ebook at Amazon.com and other resellers.
The complete series:
Book 1: The Sallee Rovers, winner, Sweet Revolution Award; honorable mention, Rainbow Awards
Book 2: Men of Honor
Book 3: Iron Men
Book 4: Heart of Oak
Book 5: The Man in the Crescent Moon
Book 6: The Sea Leopard, honorable mention, Rainbow Awards
About the Author: M. Kei is a tall ship sailor and award-winning poet who lives on Maryland’s Eastern shore. He is the editor of Atlas Poetica : A Journal of World Tanka. He was the editor-in-chief of Take Five : Best Contemporary Tanka, Vols. 1–4, and the editor of Bright Stars, An Organic Tanka Anthology. His most recent collection of poetry is January, A Tanka Diary. He is also the author of the award-winning gay Age of Sail adventure novels, Pirates of the Narrow Seas (blogspot.narrowseas.com). He can be followed on Twitter @kujakupoet, or visit AtlasPoetica.org.