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Although Lianna Whitney was gently bred, she must now empty slop buckets and fight off randy sailors in a seaport tavern to survive. One night, she unexpectedly comes into possession of a golden medallion. But when the man who left it with her is immediately murdered by soldiers of the Royal Navy, she’s afraid to admit she has it. Unsure who to trust, she’s caught up in crAlthough Lianna Whitney was gently bred, she must now empty slop buckets and fight off randy sailors in a seaport tavern to survive. One night, she unexpectedly comes into possession of a golden medallion. But when the man who left it with her is immediately murdered by soldiers of the Royal Navy, she’s afraid to admit she has it. Unsure who to trust, she’s caught up in crossfire between navy officers and a pirate captain, who, realizing she possesses the object he’s been paid to find, whisks her away to his ship during the fight.Privateer Captain Zane Fox is not interested in the mystical healing powers the medallion is said to hold, even though the legends claim it can bring a dying man back to life. He only plans to procure the medallion, drop the chit off at the next port where she’ll be safe, and collect the money he was promised. However, as they fend off storms at sea and attempt to outrun the Royal Navy, the two are also fighting the attraction they feel for one another. But when they are captured, Zane must choose between recovering the medallion and saving Lianna from the noose. And soon it becomes clear to him that the medallion is not the only treasure worth risking his life for....

Title : Blood and Treasure
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ISBN : 11438463
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 219 Pages
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Blood and Treasure Reviews

  • Shirley
    2019-04-07 10:51

    Not what I expected. Nope, not at all, but that is not necessarily a bad thing.When you think ‘pirate’ you definitely don’t think gentleman. To be honest, when I first read the synopsis of this book I thought to myself ‘this is going to be a rip-off of Pirates of the Caribbean.’ Once again, I was wrong. Even though it very easily could have been, there was nothing… well almost nothing… like the Disney movie at all within the pages of this book.I found myself getting wrapped up in the story almost immediately. The characters were likable and I even enjoyed the secondary characters. They were people that I wanted to get to know. The action was intense and the love scenes were hot. The scenery was fantastic and the situations that the author put the characters in fit the story line. What was not to love? Even the fact that I kind of anticipated the end wasn’t a draw back.This book is the first in a series by Jennifer Bray-Weber and the next book is centered around Zane’s second in command. He was such a womanizing bloke in this installment, it’s going to fun to see how a woman might actually capture his heart.

  • Angel
    2019-04-07 13:37

    **Received this ebook from author in exchange for an honest review**He stared up at the waning sliver of cresent moon. She drifted on her last leg of her lunar journey across the sky, to hide away from the world before she fully returned to her throne among the stars.Step aboard the Rissa, her deck is filled with salty sea dogs, who are loyal to their captain. As is the First Mate, Blade, who is Captain Zane's best friend. The bar maid Lianna, has found herself whisked away on this ship (thanks to a Frenchman who hid a medallion called The Serpent in her corset) running from the British Navy. Zane is intrigued by the fiery wench and soon finds himself falling for her. Lianna doesn't have a home to go back to, she's ready to start a new life. I whole-heartedly enjoyed this book. I have just found the not-so-hidden treasure that is historic romance and I do believe I am hooked. Then, throw in some pirates, crystal clear waters, and beautiful beaches, and I'm definitely caught: hook, line, and sinker. There was not a dull moment to be found in this novel. Honestly, it's a grown-up fairytale that makes you experience that same magical feeling you had when hearing those stories as a child. I don't want to give too much away, but one of my favorite parts was the pillow fight between Lianna and Sadie. It wasn't a nice little sleep-over pillow fight, either. (As you will find out later on in the story, when they come face to face on the deck after Sadie spread a rumor about Lianna.) I liked this part because it's an example of how relaxed and fun this book is. Adventure and romance awaits! The only question is what are you waiting for? Get this book, you won't be disappointed. If you've never read historical romance (like me), but you want to give it a try, this would be a great book to start with...especially if you like pirates. I really liked Jennifer Bray-Weber's writing style and I will be reading more books by her in the near future.

  • Holly
    2019-04-14 15:47

    First and foremost I would like to thank the author Jennifer Bray-Weber for an autographed copy along with a lovely bookmark and other goodies. I also appreciated that the author gave me (and maybe even you) choices too. The only "catch" was I had to write an honest review. Well, I must say Jennifer Bray-Weber's "Blood and Treasure" was awesome with the characters both good and bad like Henri, Jason, Bull, Sadie, and Blade. The main characters Lianna Whitney who has had it hard with no real support from her own family but don't be fooled she's not one for pity. Lianna is a strong, feisty, and funny. Privateer Captain Zane Fox can relate to Lianna he too had it bad when he was a young lad he was kidnapped and sold into slavery. You think his heart would be so full of hurt and revenge but no Privateer Captain Zane Fox is generous, kind, and considerate to the young lad on the ship Jason to the woman who captures his heart. If you want a Romance novel with adventure, laughter, steamy love scenes that appeases both, tugs at your heartstrings. Then this Historical Pirate Romance Novel will be a Treasure for you too. ;)

  • Ruth
    2019-03-29 09:41

    If I want a rollicking good pirate story, complete with gorgeous, hunky pirates, sassy, resourceful (if slightly clumsy/irrational/ambitious..) heroines, all in a Caribbean setting, then I know this author is going to deliver. There's treasure, bars, drunken sailors, mean naval officers and effin' 'n' blindin'. Perfect!This isn't the best pirate story, nor are the characters much beyond the one-dimensional (although they are pretty great), but it's a FUN read, with only a little bit of angst and it reads like a Pirates of the Caribbean adventure, but with more smut, more sex and more sweating. 3 stars. I liked it.

  • Debra
    2019-03-24 09:45

    From the kitchen of a bar to a cabin on a Pirates ship, Lianna Whitney, has met her match in Captain Zane. Lianna comes into possession of a meddallion which she uses to ensure her safety as she is held captive by a gorgeous pirate. Zane is not what he seems yet his pirate crew is very loyal. The Royal Navy is after Lianna and the medallion, yet, Zane has been commissioned by Governor Abbott. There are plenty of adventures on the high seas! This is my first book by Jennifer Bray-Weber; however it wont be my last. I would recommend this book to readers who love the ocean, sexy pirates and tough woman who tame them. The booty was absolutely worth her life.

  • Danielles
    2019-04-05 15:33

    Echt goed! Super leuke schrijfster,...kende ik helemaal niet!Mss dat ik wel meer van haar ga lezen,.............

  • SandraE
    2019-03-30 07:41

    It is always fun to find new authors to read.

  • Amanda Sheila
    2019-04-23 15:47

    5/5 stars, baby~I didn't expect this book to be so.. Colorful. And filled with romance and drama too! So yeah, this book caught me off guard. I definitely enjoyed the push and pull between Lianna and Zane and the secret glances that Zane gave, oh my. What a sweet treats! Although I was hoping for Sadie to be miserable because of her own foolishness, I didn't like that ending. I was hoping for more, you know, Lianna taunting her winning in front of Sadie's face and all that.. This is the first time I read book from Jennifer Bray-Weber and I'm excited that I found a new author I'd look forward to read in the future. Plus, I can't wait to finish this series! Overall, great romance, great banters and great romantic scenes. Love!

  • Rae Sontheyon
    2019-04-22 10:41

    Classic Pirate and Damsel Romance With A Few New Twists . . . .So I will admit I grabbed this book solely due to the cover. It screamed classic pirate romance novel and I wanted to read a contemporary story to see how it fairs in comparison to my Grandma's romance novels from the 80's, you know the kind with the shirtless rogues on the covers. What I got was exactly that, there was a few twists thrown in to try and make the story more a novel than just a simple romance book, but it was still a struggle to get through this book. Pirate romances apparently aren't my genre. Captain Zane Fox is the privateer pirate of the sea. He absconds with a tavern wench Miss Lianne Whitney who by chance has in her possession the special Serpent medallion. Zane was hired to retrieve the magical medallion but when he is faced with stealing it or grabbing Lianne and the medallion, he does the later and begins a strange adventure. Lianne is not a simple tavern wench who faints when scared. Instead Lianne is a tough woman from her years of life circumstances that have made her the perfect match for a pirate captain like Zane. Now perhaps the two could find happiness at long last if only enemies like Commodore Bennigton and ex-mates like Sadie Greene would leave them be then maybe a HEA would be on the horizon.Overall, after giving the story time I found it okay, definitely not impressed or overly excited about the story. In fact I almost stopped reading after the first couple chapters. The story fluctuates between the perspectives of the main characters and its not shown you're switching character perspectives, so that was a bit off putting. The story itself was just cheesy at too many parts, such as a couple girl fight scenes, one of which literally included a pillow fight. I mean really?! It made me wonder in those scenes if the book was written as a RomCom or for men, because it was just sad, in a pathetic kind of way. Lianne was supposed to be the heroine but she was always talking about how her resolve was broken because of how hot he was or looked. And the "love" scenes were also awkward to read because the words exchange were just, I hate using the same word, but they were cheesy. So no I wouldn't read this book again and will not be grabbing another book that screams classic pirate romance novel. I've leaned I'm not into pirate romances. But hey if you want a pirate romance where a girl wants the man but doesn't yet does and they get it on during a roaring storm, then this book could be right for you, but it wasn't for me. ------Read more of my reviews at:

  • Angie
    2019-04-15 09:01

    Blood and Treasure is really fun! It's certainly not the best Historical Romance I've ever read, but I had a good time reading it. Especially since it reminded me a lot of the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie! Elizabeth Lianna winds up with a mysterious pirate medallion that Captain Barbossa Zane and his crew are after. Meanwhile, Commodore Norrington Bennington is after the medallion and the captain, since he's never been able to catch him because the Black Pearl Rissa is the fastest ship in the Caribbean. And all of this goes down in Port Royal and Tortuga! Fun times ahoy!Okay, so other than that eerily similar set up, Blood and Treasure does diverge from the movie plot, thankfully. Of course, at its center it is a romance, but I enjoyed the medallion plot and the cat fights much more! Obviously, Captain Zane kidnaps Lianna since she has the medallion, but there's attraction so they fall in love and save the world together. That's all well and good, except that I didn't feel the romance. It was a lot of telling rather than showing. But I loved all of the tension between Lianna and Sadie, whom is a woman from Zane's past who is also trying to get the medallion from him by using her feminine wiles! There is plenty of fighting, both verbal and physical between those two!Blood and Treasure really wasn't anything special. It's kind of cheesy, but it's so fun! I mean, it's about pirates and cursed treasure, so how can it not?! There's an interesting twist at the end, but it's one of those twists, where it's actually stated earlier in the story but no one takes it seriously until some proof shows up. I quite liked that. And that ending? SOOO BAD! Really, it's so cheesy and awful but I loved it!Read more of my reviews at Pinkindle Reads & Reviews.

  • LadyCalico
    2019-03-31 10:34

    This came so close to being a good book. The first 90% was great, then the author decided to give it a one-two punch by suddenly turning the heroine into the "Too Stupid To Live" variety (i.e. I am arbitrarily going to decide for no sane reason to do something so stupid that it will probably mess everything up and get everybody killed, but I want to do it anyway just to show smarter people that they can't tell me what to do, duh) and then giving it a ridiculous deus-ex-machina ending. I could see that ending coming from a mile away and hoped the author wouldn't stoop that low--but she did. If I had read the first 90% and then lost the book on the beach, I would probably have given it a 5-star review--but alas, I was not that lucky. Obviously the author never read Horace who advised all writers NEVER to resort to a deus-ex-machina cop-out as a substitute for the characters' smarts and skill.

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-31 07:47

    Now this is a pirate romance! I would have given this book 5 stars but the atrocious lack of editing did this author and her novel a huge disservice and was just too apparent not to take into account in a review. As a whole the story of Lianna and Zane was everything you could want in a pirate romance and more. The historical bits integrated into the work were numerous and the characters were portrayed as real people rather than aristocrats playing at pirating. Jennifer Bray-Weber writes well, but the lack of editing that even the best writer would require was showing. Definitely a book to read and an author to put on your to read list.

  • Julie
    2019-04-09 12:44

    I wanted something a little different so get me out of my book funk and who doesn't love a pirate book. I love the whole I am pirate and I captured you as my prize stuff, but this book was a little different and had a really captivating storyline and I enjoyed it. Captain Zane Fox (what a great name for a pirate), needed something Lianna had and Ofcourse why not take her right along with the item that she hid. These two had their fusses and fights but the chemistry between these two conquered the strong will of both captain and captive. It was definitely worth the read and I am glad I picked this book to pull me out of my funk.

  • Nubia Sanchez
    2019-03-27 14:43

    It wasn't to bad. I couldn't help putting this book down I just have to read it to very end. Sure, I thought the author overdid it with the medallion healing power, but, hey, this two character should have a happy ending. I really like Lianna cuz she has been through a lot in the past and has never found love, yet when she was put into a care for a medallion and met Zane everything change for her. As for Zane, he is an honorable and loyal man to serve anyone he work for, then Lianna came into his life, it was never the same for him again. Truly a remarkable story for anyone to read in their spare time.

  • Rachel
    2019-04-14 10:43

    A fast an enjoyable read that I didn't want to put down. I loved how the two main characters were never truly at odds with each other as is typical of romance novels. That's not to say that there were not disagreements between them, but more that there was not a time that they hated each other. Their attraction flowed in a more realistic manner of attraction and frustration. To add to the story are two major foes and an added minor adversary that help to keep the story interesting and the plot moving. I would recommend it to any and all. A great read.

  • Andrew Helms
    2019-03-30 10:39

    I'm not a typical romance reader, though I do end up reading quite a lot of them. This one is definitely one of my favorite in the genre. Setting a romance on a pirate ship is definitely a way to catch my interest. But more than that, I thought the author developed the characters extremely well. Nthing seemed too rushed or too slow; it was all just right. If you like romance with an edge, this book is for you.

  • Sylvia
    2019-03-30 15:47

    Okay, I gave this four stars because it is pretty good for what it is, a bodice ripping romance. I was hoping for a book about ships and pirates and life at sea with a good dash of romance thrown in. This was more of a romance with a dash of pirate. Nothing wrong with that, it just wasn't what I was looking for. It was still fun and interesting enough to keep me reading however, so I thought four stars was warranted.

  • Kirsten Lenius
    2019-03-26 10:33

    I have to agree with some of the other reviewers, this book was almost good. The plot could have been tighter and the last part was indeed mostly Lianna indulging in a world of stupid. The thing that bothered me most though was the number of misused or oddly-used words. That is one of my major pet peeves. This author has some potential, if she tightens things up and tries not to be over-elaborate in her wording.

  • Kbee
    2019-04-14 13:42

    Liked the e-book and really liked the audio-book!! Audiobook listened Dec. 30th 2013 in one straight!The narrator: Maranda Robertson does a pretty good job of it. The emotions and intonations were good enough to decipher the characters.

  • BJ Todd
    2019-03-27 13:53

    I enjoyed this book so much! Extremely exciting. There was so much going on at the same time and no loose ends! Can’t wait to read more of Jennifer's books.“I received a free review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.”

  • Barbara
    2019-03-26 10:35

    This book grips you on page 1 and doesn't slow down. The heroine is not your ty'pical heroine. She is courageous, compassionate, and clumsy. The hero is tough and strong, but a little disoriented by the captivating heroine. A very enjoyable read.

  • Denise
    2019-03-31 14:34

    Um - setting up characters with a list of traits and then changing all those traits as if they never existed really bugs me.

  • Chloe Flowers
    2019-04-03 13:38

    A fun romp thru the Caribbean, with a couple of handsome privateers and a saucy tavern wench!

  • Tiffany
    2019-04-18 09:01

    Review? Maybe.... :D

  • Mitzi
    2019-03-29 08:43

    Free Kindle book May 29, 2012.

  • Eryn
    2019-04-08 10:37

    A fun read and could have been a very good book but as others have said, it just didn't get there.