Thursday, March 25, 2010

Best Gay Pirate/Sailor Novels at Goodreads

Pirates of the Narrow Seas 1 : The Sallee Rovers is doing well on the 'Best Gay  Multicultural Lovers' list and Goodreads, and is now #1. Thank you, fans!

Somebody has set up a second list for Best Gay Pirate/Sailor Novels at Goodreads as well, and PoNS 1 is on that list too:

Plus there's a Best Gay Nautical Novels List:

Apparently fans of the genre are speaking up -- as well they should! These books are fun.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Best Gay Multicultural Lovers at Goodreads is offering a list of 'Best Gay Multicultural Lovers', and I'm pleased to report that Pirates of the Narrow Seas rates #12 out of 99 on their list. I don't understand their rating system since it doesn't seem to be based on votes, but I'm pleased all the same.

You can check out the list yourself at:


Friday, March 5, 2010

Pirates of the Narrow Seas 2 : Men of Honor Coming Soon

Captain Peter Thorton, Sallee rover, and his lover, Shakil bin Nakih set out on a quest to rescue the mad duke, Henrique, Duke of Coimbra, the man who wants to be king of Portugal. Shakil disguises himself to slip into the Spanish stronghold of Sebta, and with a Spanish fleet hot on their heels, Thorton, Shakil, and Henrique flee for their lives—only to run smack into the arms of the British navy.

Arrested for desertion and sodomy, Thorton is obliged to surrender his arms and give his parole and serve as a lieutenant aboard the Ajax under the dour and proper Captain Ebenezer Horner. His former friend, Lt. Roger Perry, becomes his worst enemy. He is harassed and taunted, in spite of his victories at sea.

Thorton's Sallee friends do not abandon him. Captain Tangle comes to his rescue, but the redoubtable corsair meets his match in the steely Captain Horner. Determined to do his duty and turn Thorton over for trial before the notorious homophobe, Admiral Walters, Horner must keep the impetuous Turk at bay even when being menaced by the Spanish who are bent on revenge against them all.

Men of Honor carries on the tradition of nautical derring-do in exotic and colorful locations, written by a tall ship sailor and internationally acclaimed poet, M. Kei.

Due to the terms of the contract with Bristlecone Pine Press, the e-book publisher that is publishing all three books, PoNS 2 is no longer available for free on this site. It will be available in print from and in a variety of e-book formats from on or about March 22.