Lovestruck Giveaway Hop: A Tiny Bit of Selkie Love to Celebrate Summer


Welcome to my little corner of the Lovestruck Giveaway Hop. Thanks so much for swinging by. For my  giveaway, I will be offering an eBook copy of Call of the Sea to the winner.


by Rebecca Hart

Genre: Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing

Blurb: Elysandra Winters has always yearned for a life of adventure on the rolling seas and is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill her dream. When her Privateer father continually refuses to allow his only daughter to sail, Ellie defies him, disguises herself as a boy, and goes in search of a captain who will give her a chance to prove her worth.

Thanks to the cursed selkie blood coursing through his veins, Daniel O’Rourke needs the sea to survive. After giving up on his humanity and spending three years in seal form, he decides to give his human side another chance. Daniel goes in search of a job and a sense of normalcy, earning himself a position aboard Captain Winter’s ship, The Siren’s Call. However, his new captain’s first assignment has nothing at all to do with sailing, and everything to do with his headstrong young daughter.

Years later, when the leader of a band of bloodthirsty pirates murders Captain Winters, Daniel and Elysandra’s lives come crashing back together with the force of a hurricane. Both experts in deception, they must find a way to trust each other in order to quell the raging storm between them or have any hope of hunting down the captain’s killer.


Amazon  |  Inkspell Publishing  |  Barnes and Noble

*** See below to find out how to enter to win your copy.***

The theme for this particular hop is LOVE — Everyone loves love, right? Especially in the summertime. Seems like everyone is either falling in love or getting married when the weather turns warmer. Thinking about love got me thinking about my favorite lovers, Ellie and Daniel. Their love is definitely something special, but then it takes someone special to put up with the headstrong Ellie Winters.

Here is just a little tease from CALL OF THE SEA to illustrate the point.

* * * * *

Daniel stood beside the vicar with Nelson and tried to keep his breathing slow and even. He watched the door to the captain’s quarters so intently his eyes watered. His weight shifted left to right as he adjusted his cravat for the third time in the past minute. What if she changes her mind?

“Would you relax,” Nelson whispered, poking him in the side with an elbow. “Your fidgeting is making me nervous.”

He flashed Nelson a pained look. “Heaven forbid I make you uncomfortable. You know…since this is all about you.”

Nelson grinned wide. “I forgive you, lad.”

The door to the captain’s cabin cracked opened, and Daniel thought his heart would burst from his chest. He leaned forward, searching for Ellie. His pulse raced and his throat tightened. What if she changed her mind? He certainly couldn’t blame her for not wanting to wed an abomination.

Ellie stepped out onto the quarterdeck to a collective gasp from the crew. Jacobs and the new cabin boy, Mac, lifted their cat stringers and began to play, drawing their bows across the strings. in unison. The lilting sound filled the air.

Nelson sucked a whistle of air through his teeth. “Never thought I’d see the day.”

Daniel tried to swallow the lump that formed in his throat. He wiped damp palms on his pants legs as Ellie floated toward him on a cloud of shimmering white satin. He drank her in like a man lost in the arid desert, memorizing every detail of his glorious red-haired hellcat. Everything he had ever hoped for, the culmination of his every childhood wish, walked toward him wrapped in a sea of delectable satin and lace.

The more you have, the more you stand to lose.

Needles of fear prickled his spine. Daniel took a deep breath, squared his shoulders, and smiled down at his petite bride. She’s always been mine to watch over. This just makes it official. He reached out a hand to her. “You look stunning, El.”

She presented him with a heart-stopping smile, cheeks growing pink, and placed her warm hand in his. “Shall we?”

Daniel wrapped his fingers around hers and together they faced the vicar.

* * * * *

Now, I bet you are wondering what you need to do to win your free eBook copy of CALL OF THE SEA.

All you need to do is answer a question based on the excerpt above — so that means you had to actually read it. If you did, this one should be easy.

QUESTION: What did Nelson never think he would see?

Leave your answer in the comments below, along with your email address so I can reach you if you are selected the winner. One winner will be randomly selected from all correct answers. This giveaway is open to INTERNATIONAL entrants.

Be sure to swing by the participant list and visit with the other blogs offering giveaways as part of this hop. You can get there HERE or you can click the banner at the top of this post to get there as well.

Thanks for coming by! Happy Reading and Good luck!


About Rebecca Hart

Im a single parent of three and a published author of romance in all sorts of sub-genres. A full time IT geek, Managing Editor of Roane Publishing, cover artist and a reformed gaming addict -- I live to write fantasy peppered with a dash of romantic nonsense :P Addicted to all things pirates, penguins, Johnny Depp and rum. Follow me on Twitter: @Rebelhart69

Posted on August 14, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Nelson never thought he’d see the day… Sounds good and I want to know more about it!

  2. The day that Ellie would be in white satin and look stunning. Thanks for the hop and giveaway.

  3. Great excerpt. Has me intrigued. Nelson thought he’d never see the day.


  4. Nelson thought he’d never see the day that Ellie would be in white satin and look stunning.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  5. Hello there! I sure did enjoy the excerpt and summary of Call of the Sea. I’ve not read a story about selkies before. And if I read it correctly, I believe Nelson said “Never thought I’d see the day,” meaning, I think, that he thought he’d never see Ellie getting married (in satin and lace).

  6. He thought he’d never see the day Ellie would be in white satin and look stunning.

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  7. Nelson thought he’d never see the day that Ellie would be walking down the deck wearing white satin. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  8. Nelson never thought he would see the day Ellie would marry an abomination. Sounds like a really good book. I love Selkies. evamillien at gmail dot com

  9. Great excerpt!
    He never thought that he would see the day that Ellie got married. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing and for the wonderful giveaway.

    trb0917 at gmail dot com

  10. he never thought he would see the day. About what? it doesn’t say.

    tammy ramey

    • The Day is the correct answer. That is what he said he’d never see. He is referring to Ellie dressed as a female in lace and satin.

      Even though your comment came in after midnight, I told myself I would take all entries before I got up this morning, so you are also qualified for the giveaway.

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