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Blog Tour Enslaved By The Ocean by Bella Jewel Review & Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Check out my review of Enslaved By The Ocean by Bella Jewel.  There is a Amazon gift card giveaway and excerpt.  I love pirates....they are like bikers on water. 

Title: Enslaved By the Ocean
Author: Bella Jewel
Expected Release Date: December 9, 2013
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Hosted by: Love Between the Sheets

Indigo is running, she has no other choice. She's done something bad, and there only way to escape it, is to flee her home, and her country. She sets out on a luxury Yacht, to take her to another country with her best friend Eric. But she runs into a problem. 

The Yacht catches fire. 

She ends up stranded in the ocean, terrified, and scared of the uncertain. Until they show up. The pirates. Terrified, Indigo and Eric have to face the reality that this might be the end for them. These are pirates, they are the criminals of the ocean. What chance have they got of surviving this nightmare?

Then she lays eyes on Hendrix. He's the Captain, he's gorgeous, rugged, and mean. He's planning on keeping her to repay his debt to another man, by selling her. Now Indigo has a crazy ex after her, as well as a pirate she can't seem to get out of her head.

Come on this heart wrenching, dark, angsty and dangerous adventure as two people so opposite, find something so beautiful.

Kindle Crack Book Review of Enslaved By The Ocean

ARC kindly provided by in exchange for a fair and honest review. Spoiler-free review. 4 stars.

I was on a cruise ship that had to make a pit stop to rescue a boat of people out in the middle of the ocean.  The captain wasn’t sure if they were pirates, safe etc.  True story…  No sexy pirates on this ship of fools.  Oh well.  I did find some sexy pirate action in Bella Jewel’s latest book – Enslaved by the Ocean.

I love Bella’s Hell Knights MC series so I jumped at the chance to check out this book.  Overall the story was pretty good and had some crazy twists and turns.  A few of the pirates had personalities that were reminiscent of the bikers she has written about in her MC series. It was almost like she took a biker club and put them on a boat for some high seas mayhem. You can’t go wrong with bikers or pirates… love bad asses!

I had one little issue with this book.  The references to the boat having a skull and crossbones flag waving, a mermaid on the affixed to the bow and someone wearing a swashbuckler sash thing was a little wonky.  I was waiting for Captain Hook or Johnny Depp to pop out of a port hole. Once I got past the Disney pirate vibe-- I really enjoyed this story.  Bella writes some fantastic biker books and Enslaved didn’t have a hot MC bike club president to fall for...but a hot captain with a big sword who knew how to use it. I got sucked into the whole bad ass pirate thing and finished this book in a day. There is a HEA and a set up for secondary characters to have their own book.  I will definitely check out book two.

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Author Bio
Bella Jewel is an Aussie girl through and through. She spent her life in Western Australia, growing up in many different areas of the state. She now currently lives in Perth with her husband, children and mass amounts of pets. She's crazy, fun, outgoing and friendly. Writing is her passion, she started at the young age of 18 but finally got the courage up to publish, and her first novel Hell's Knights was released in August 2013.

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“Stand up, this will be easier if you do,” he orders. He stands, taking me with him, and I lose my balance when I accidentally try to lift the wrong foot. Hendrix reaches out, taking my shoulder and goes to take a step forward to steady me, only to realize he’s wrapped the rope around his ankle, and is now tangled too. As if in slow motion, we topple backwards. I scream, and land with a thump on the ground as the ropes surround me. Hendrix lands over me, but manages to put his hand down to stop me taking the force of his body. He’s pressing into me in places he really shouldn’t be. 
“Fuck,” he curses, tugging his hand to try and untangle it. 
“How the hell did you get tangled too?” I cry out, squirming. 
“Stop fuckin’ squirming like that,” he orders, and I stop as soon as I realize why he’s asked me to. He’s hard. My God, he’s hard. 
“I’m fuckin’ hard because you’re squirming against me. I’m a man. Get over it.”

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