YAARGH!!! Skulls and Crossbones book giveaway!

UPDATE! Mateys, we have a winner! The drawing out of the pirate-y baseball cap has revealed JOAN DENMAN as our winner. WOOOOOOOO! But have no fear. A couple of other random mateys will be hearing from a merry elf here at Women and Words with consolation prizes (cuz that’s how we merrily roll).

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Avast, me hearties! It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Are ye feelin’ th’ wind in yer sails? The tug o’ th’ sea? Or p’haps ye’re a space pirate, eh? Roamin’ about the galaxies, lookin’ fer a bit o’ fun?

No matter! R.G. Emanuelle and I have got you covered! Pirates galore! Today we’re giving away a copy of our edited anthology, Skulls and Crossbones: Tales of Women Pirates in honor of this fine day. Keep reading; instructions below!

source: Bedazzled Ink

Here’s what you get in this here collection:

Raise the sails! Adjust the thrusters! Prepare to embark on courageous adventures on water, land, and sky. From Viking battles of revenge and high sea betrayal, to modern-day piracy and space banditry, these twenty tales conjure up our inner pirate. Join the crews of women pirates who triumph in victory, face the gallows, and become unlikely heroes–women who follow the code of the Skull & Crossbones.

“Ladgarda” by Christine Rains
“The Gallows” by Jove Belle
“Valkyry” by Rakelle Valencia
“Lost Treasure” by R. G. Emanuelle
“The Hangman’s Dance” by Jane Fletcher
“The Furies” by Rajan Khanna
“Devil’s Bargain” by Andi Marquette
“Fifty Octaves Deep” by Alice Godwin
“HMS Nefarious,” by Rod Santos
“Pirate Wannabe” by Aubrie Dionne
“Road Pirate Wanted” by Victoria Oldham
“The Brahmapur Buccaneer” by Matthew Fryer
“The Kindness of Strangers” Vicki Stevenson
“Resolution 1838” by David Brookes
“The After” by Carrie Vaccaro Nelkin
“Captain, Hook, and Mr. Shrike” by Cat Conley
“A Perfect Life” by Elaine Burnes
“Stardance” by Trace Miller
“The Passenger” by Megan Magill
“Pipettes for the Pirate” by Holly Ellingwood
SOURCE: Bedazzled Ink

Does that pique yer pirate? Well, then, sign up to win a copy! All you have to do is leave a comment below. Make sure that when you are writing your comment that you include your email address in the space that asks for it on the comment form. That will not be made public, but the merry elves will be able to see it backstage. For reals. Do NOT leave your email address in the body of the comment. Just make sure you include it on the comment form in the space that asks for it.

And yes, we may be able to accommodate an ebook copy. So if that’s your druthers, we can probably hook you up, but don’t quote me on that just yet.

We’ll do the drawing tonight at 10 PM EST, U.S. time.

All right. Happy sailing!


  1. I certainly would like to be included in your drawing. Love it when you have drawing matey. Makes me want to draw my sword and fight for this treasure.
    I hope you matey’s haven’t buried this treasure to deep, I’d love to find my name when I reach the bottom.


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