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Okay. Okay. I was going to be finishing pirate weekwith the star attraction. The idea is sound.zpirateWe interview James Flint Blackmoore, the hero  of



But  not if I’m going to have the blog nicked from under my keyboard next….. So, Flint do you think you could stop stealing long enough to answer a few questions on things like what is your favourite pirate book and sea shanty.

Flint. Is that a question sweetheart? zalpjhjhjFlint. Just give me a minute.




Flint. No it ain’t..I mean…. isn’t. Fine. I don’t believe I’m talking to a hamster here.

Shey. Well, so long as they don’t make rules, you should do just….dandy….to quote yourself. SO, do tell us, why are sea shanties so important to pirates and what is your favorite?

Flint. Like I said to Fury, I’m not a pirate. I’m a privateer.


Shey. And like she said to you. Let’s not quibble about the words. Besides at one point you do say you’re a pirate. I’m guessing sea shanties fall in the same class as parrots and babies crying. You’d sooner cut off your ears than listen.

Flint. Well. Kind of. But sea shanties are important to raise morale and co-ordinate onboard tasks, although it don’t mean I’m going to start singing them.zswerzxzxzxzx9889888787zxzxzxzx988988878788Nice choice.


I thought this interview was about me?


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Shey. Seriously, Flint, is it true pirates have rules?

Flint. They ain’t the only ones. zzzzzzzzzzzzz53000000


Rules? Yes they do. In fact Ching Shih a famous Chinese lady pirate  had special ones for female captives. Of course her standard practice was to release women, but apparently  the pirates made their most beautiful captives their concubines or wives.  ( I am saying nothing here.)

Shey. Is it true that if a pirate took a wife he had to be faithful to her?



zxzxzxzx9889888787gChing Shih set the ugliest free and any remaining were ransomed. Pirates that raped female captives were put to death, but if it was consensual sex, the pirate was decapitated and the woman he was with had cannonballs attached to her legs and was chucked off the side of the boat.

Shey. SO you wouldn’t exactly have fared well on her ship. zzzzzzzzzzzzz5300000088Flint. My lips are sealed. Fury wouldn’t have done too well either.

Shey. What about Storm and Fortune?  Are there rules for children on board pirate ships? zxzxzxzx9yyy888Flint Oh, You guys would have to swear not to sing sea shanties for a start. zham07999

Shey. Actually how was it meeting Storm for the first time?

Flint. Meeting Storm was incredible. I was nervous. She has that little bit of attitude–well, she’s Fury’s daughter isn’t she?  You know I think Storm was astonished she had a father. I mean you’d have thought Fury would have told her all about me.  Anyway, she’ wasn’t too broke up about the fact she’s had to come away with us, even if Fury did have her head stuffed with talk of fancy suitors and that.  As for Fortune and her…well, that’s a far bridge right now, but after trying to drop Fortune over the side once, Storm is starting to like her.

zzzzzzzzzzzzz53Shey. Two final questions

Flint. Shoot. 



Shey. Any tips on being a pirate?

Flint. Now that, like coming by the Beaumont heir, is hard.


Flint. Keep your cutlasses primed, and be sure to leave the lady hamsters on shore. Lady hamsters and boats don’t mix.


Flint. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Shey. What’s your favourite pirate film.

Flint. Pirates of the Caribbean 7. On the High Seas with Ratsy and Vonnie.

Shey. Well, that’s it for It’s Pirates week folks. SO we’re going to let Flint get back to his travels on the pirated Palerna with her ladyship. Next up it’s jewel thieves week…leading to a special announcement. Like Flint, my lips are sealed.


Rule One: There will be no kissing. Rule two: There will be no touching…

Widowed Lady Fury Shelton hasn’t lost everything—yet. As long as she produces the heir to the Beaumont dukedom, she just might be able to keep her position. And her secrets. But when the callously irresistible Captain James “Flint” Blackmoore sails back into her life, Lady Fury panics. She must find a way to protect herself—and her future—from the man she’d rather see rotting in hell than sleeping in her bed. If she must bed him to keep her secrets, so be it. But she doesn’t have to like it. A set of firm rules for the bedroom will ensure that nothing goes awry. Because above all else, she must stop herself from wanting the one thing that Flint can never give her. His heart.

Ex-privateer Flint Blackmoore has never been good at following the rules. Now, once again embroiled in a situation with the aptly named Lady Fury, he has no idea why he doesn’t simply do the wise thing and walk away. He knows he’s playing with fire, and that getting involved with her again is more dangerous than anything on the high seas. But he can’t understand why she’s so determined to hate him. He isn’t sure if the secret she keeps will make things harder—or easier—for him, but as the battle in the bedroom heats up, he knows at least one thing. Those silly rules of hers will have to go…


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