READERS who like action and adventure mixed with historical romance, pirates, sailing ships, sea adventures, spunky heroines who fall for dark, brave heroes, will enjoy the Pirates & Petticoats series.
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Chloe Flowers writes historical women’s action and adventure romance novels about scoundrels, pirates, and spunky, independent heroines. She likes to challenge her characters by tossing them the middle of actual historical events, or with real historical characters. The 5th novel in her Pirates & Petticoats series, Redeeming the Pirate, tells a tale of the Battle of New Orleans, how Andrew Jackson assembled a brave, but ragtag army of roughly four thousand residents, soldiers, pirates, Indians, free black men, French and Spanish settlers who managed to defend the city against fifteen thousand British troops fresh from a victory at Waterloo.
Chloe Flowers is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Northeast Ohio Romance Writers and The Beau Monde Romance Writers group, where she serves as secretary. In 2011, she formed the Sunshine Critique Group so that she and other aspiring authors could motivate and challenge each other to become better writers. Six members have been published.
She has given workshops and presentations on creating a critique group, how to provide effective critiques, story structure, and self-publishing lessons to writers groups, library patrons, and children.
In 2014, she started her own small publishing company, Flowers & Fullerton. Currently, she’s the publisher of record for authors Sheridan Jeane, H.O. Knight as well as herself.
Her debut historical romance novel: Hart’s Desire regularly ranks in Amazon’s top 15 in Women’s Action & Adventure Romance. In 2016 she organized and compiled a seven-author, pirate romance anthology called Romance on the High Seas.
Whether it’s dancing naked in a downpour at 3AM, zip-lining in a rainforest, or racing ponies, Chloe’s always looking for the next adventure. Her pets have always been named after favorite characters or action heroes: Indiana, Luke, Gimli, Thelma, Rocket, Forrest, Al Giordino, Severus, Mushu, Mérida, Gibbs, Jack…Dead Pool (he’s a goldfish).
Chloe’s biggest fault is the apparent inability to say “no” whether it’s in response to a call for aid or a double dog dare to hike home through 30 acres of a snow-covered forest at midnight…during a full moon. It was early morning during said adventure when she came upon a group of sheriff’s deputies searching for a lost girl. So, of course she offered to help. Turns out, they were searching for her.
In addition to her addiction to adrenaline, she has a weakness for good red wine, Calvin & Hobbes comics, pie, dark chocolate and and brown-eyed guys with beards, which is probably why she digs pirates and treasure hunters and writes about action and adventure, pirates and romance, which is the greatest adventure of all.
This is a 5 book series:
An independent young lady meets a bold merchant captain pursued by a band of Caribbean pirates...what could possibly go wrong?
After a daring escape, Captain Landon Hart sails the Desire to Charleston for repairs and to keep a mysterious appointment with a plantation owner. He meets a sword-wielding, fiery-haired tempest on the way, and he isn't prepared for the impact she has on his tightly guarded heart...nor the trouble she manages to attract.
Keelan Grey had a solid plan that would save her from an arranged marriage to a cruel plantation owner until a deathbed confession from a loved one plunges her into a dark plot of deception and revenge.
Desperate for help, Keelan finds an unlikely ally in the exasperating but irresistible sea captain. But while she trusts him with her life, can she trust him with her secrets?
Landon and Keelan’s adventure continues in Hart’s Passion.
Captain Landon Hart’s plan to snatch Keelan Grey away from his rival immediately goes awry when pirates kidnap her first. As usual, the red-haired vixen ends up neck deep in trouble, and it’s not long before she has the pirate captain demanding her head and Landon’s merchant fleet. Even worse, should they find out what he’s smuggling in the walls of his hold, all hell will break loose.
Keelan is determined to discover her true identity, however with a price on her head and an old enemy out for revenge, she can no longer allow the man she loves to risk his life for her.
Before Landon and Keelan can set sail for Jamaica in search of the pirates who took Conal and his ship, they have to journey back north to transport a group of runaway slaves to Philadelphia. When an attack leaves Landon with a head injury which erases the last five years of his life, Keelan is forced to fight for the man she loves. Will Landon fall in love with her twice in a lifetime?
Reluctant pirate Stevie Savauge is on a quest with her family to find a secret treasure hidden by her great-great-grandparents, the two notorious pirates Anne Bonny and Calico Jack Rackham. When her eight-year-old twin siblings are kidnapped and the ransom demand is a merchant ship called the Seeker, Stevie must find the courage to conquer her fears and fight for those she loves.
Italian-born, French privateer Drago Viteri Gamponetti (Gampo to his men) has coveted the Ahern merchant fleet for years, and sets a trap in Jamaica. Unfortunately, he has two small trouble makers aboard; a boy who wants to be just like him, and a girl that will either steal him blind or turn his black heart.
When Captain Conal O’Brien discovers that the pirates work for his sworn enemy, he doesn’t resist capture. What better way to locate Gampo’s secret stronghold than to sail right into it? But these nutty brigands aren’t who they seem to be, and if Conal’s not careful, he’s going to lose his heart as well as his ship to the woman determined to possess both.
THE PIRATE AND THE NUN
Commit treason or betray the woman he secretly loves?
One sends him to the guillotine, the other straight to hell.
Former pirate, Captain Drago Gamponetti is on a mission for the French crown to reclaim religious relics from a New Orleans cathedral and return them to France. His assignment is compromised when he's kidnapped by the young, veiled, novitiate nun, Sister Eva Trudeau, who releases him only after he’s vowed to protect the very items he was ordered to steal.
Sister Eva has her own secrets, and when an old enemy threatens to drag her back into the treacherous underworld she’d escaped, both she and the dark pirate captain stand to lose everything they’ve fought so hard to protect.
This series is about strong independent women and rakish bad boy pirates, wrapped up in women's action and adventure sea stories. If you enjoy romantic action and adventure, action and adventure fiction, action and adventure romance fiction, family saga fiction, historical romance or women's fiction, you'll love the Pirates & Petticoats series.