Candles on the Beach: Part Two
Sleeping in the Arms of a Sea Goddess
by Cyn Hadyn
Rebel Ink Press
Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance
August 26, 2014
Available in: e-Book, Trade Size (reprint)
Captain Alexandre Joao Marshall is furious. He’s just been tricked by a silly female masquerading as a man, and has signed a binding contract to use his ship, the Scoundrel, in a reciprocal trade agreement between the United States and Brazil. It was his idea, his dream, and his money he’d brought to the table, and now the dream was doomed to fail. He’d sunk everything into this venture and it would’ve succeeded if he wasn’t now legally shackled to a woman who didn’t know her place. He’d be bankrupt and a laughingstock in the male-dominated Brazilian shipping industry if he couldn’t persuade Edwina Webb to release him from the contract or continue her misguided charade.
He should’ve expected fate would deal him a rotten hand. After all, his mixed race, Portuguese and Japanese, had already stacked the deck against him. He’d tried his best to defy the odds but after suffering unexpected racial prejudice from those he thought loved him, a bout of malaria that’d nearly killed him and a duel with a cousin determined to scuttle his business, Alex throws in his cards and washes his hands of his female partner and his dreams. It’s only when the ashes of his career settle that he realizes he’d been pursuing the wrong dream.
Seppuku is only one way for a Japanese male to remedy such a great loss of face and Alex remains true to his ancestry or at least he tries to, but even that is denied him when the sea goddess Lemanja suddenly pops into his life and demands a new deck of cards. In orchestrating one final meeting with his former partner, the goddess will give him a chance to recoup his losses and win the one hand he’d wager everything for.
Orignally published June 2014 in eBook format.
Cyn Hadyn, a career historian with Hungarian/Viking nomadic roots, goes balmy in Florida and has delusions of writing. How’s that for a current biography? Yeah, sounds silly but it’s true. I’m a transplanted Yankee living way south of the Mason-Dixon Line and enjoying the feeling of thin blood, sand, sun, and palm trees. I’ve sworn off snow, bare trees, brown grass, and real Italian food. Uh, not so much the Italian food. Still would sacrifice a small digit for authentic Italian cuisine a la Philly, Trenton, or New York.
Before settling down to write full time in the land of ’bless your heart, and y’all’, I was a Special Operations (US Army and US Marines) military historian/archivist. Now I collect a retirement check and write paranormal/historical romance. I guess my service with Army and Marine Special Operations left an indelible impression on my writing, because my characters, both male and female, are distinctly Spec Ops in their outlook. They leave no man behind, color outside the lines, and are very, very lethal. If you Google Cyn Hadyn, you’ll find my books range from paranormal to historical. I’ve also pushed the envelope a little by including Erotica and BDSM. Which brings me to my latest book, OFF TRACK, published by Decadent Publishing under the pseudonym C. L. Hadyn.
Another book about to appear under the name Cyn Hadyn is NULL SANCTION, published in eBook format by Rebel Ink. NULL SANCTION is a paranormal romance that gives a nod to my Hungarian roots. Although I haven’t included any distantly related vampires, there are one or two werewolves you might find interesting.
If you have a taste for the paranormal or historical romance, I would love to hear from you via Facebook.com/Cyn Hadyn or cynhadyn.com.