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Taking the Sea: Perilous Waters, Sunken Ships, and the True Story of the Legendary Wrecker Captains
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,390. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
This book showcases the heart-beating salvages and “wondrous death-defying finales” (Kirkus Reviews) by the important wreckers. Readers will see how innovation marched to change the maritime world, and as the most acclaimed wrecker, Captain T.P.H. Whitelaw, observed: “A terrible, always hungry monster, with long white teeth is the sea. A smiling witch one day—a monster the next.”
Greatest Voyages. Murder, Mutiny & Mayhem.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 136,420. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
THRILLING NARRATIVES OF MUTINY, MURDER AND PIRACY Tales of Shipwreck and Disaster, with accounts of Providential Escapes and heart-rending fatalities. Shipwreck may be ranked among the greatest evils which man can experience. It is never void of danger, frequently of fatal issue, and invariably productive of regret.
Marina Melee
You set the price! Words: 83,980. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
George H. Marshall III has it all - women, money, and his so-called career in the family oil business. Determined to prove that he is more than a spoiled, womanizing, over-aged adolescent, George buys Porto da Vida Marina on the island of São Jorge. How hard can it be to run a marina on a tropical island?
The Cruise of the Jest
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,940. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
The Cruise of the Jest is the story of a sixteen-year-old boy whose father tells him to sail a 35-foot boat from San Francisco to Hawaii. The boy refuses and instead tries to hide by sailing down the coast of California. But his father follows him, chasing him farther west, until eventually the boy sails alone around the world.
To Harvest a Storm
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,310. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Jordan and his sister Stephenie go on a sailing holiday in the South Pacific. In the magical islands of Vanuatu they find adventure, but it is laced with danger and mystery. A missing spy, terrorists and blackmail, and danger on the seas...can Jordan and Stephenie survive, and prevent terror attacks that could rock the world?
Time Travel Adventures of the 1800 Club. Book III
Series: Time Travel Adventures Of The 1800 Club, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 58,470. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
The 1800 Club was a haven created to serve people seeking a brief escape from the frantic pace of life in New York City during the 2000s. A club member could dress in the styles of clothing their ancestors wore in the 1800s, eat the same food prepared the way it was then and read periodicals containing news of that particular date in 1865. Oh, and the club had time travel capability!
Placebo
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,230. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Sailors believe it is unlucky to change the name of a boat. Placebo was the fourth name. The sailboat Placebo was a 47-year old derelict when Michael Collins discovered her and brought her back to life. In many ways,Placebo would repay the favor. Placebo becomes Michael's life boat after unraveling following the loss of his wife and daughter.
SS Wolfhound
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 91,630. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011 by Sam Warren. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
The History Channel ran a program on July 16, 2007 and again on July 25, 2007 with many facts about how pirates are rampant in the South Pacific, murdering, pillaging, and plundering no less than happened in the 19th Century by such as Blackbeard and his crews and others who had no regard for human life. Driven by only greed, these pirates take for profit and have no concern for human life.
Great Skerry
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011 by White Raven Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Lir Skavinson has finally come home. He finds the place and the people not so different from when he left, but now there's a hermit on the tiny island of Great Skerry--a young man with more in common with Lir than he would have thought possible. "Great Skerry" is a fantasy short story about love, loss and seal people.
The Alaskan Voyage of the Sea Shanty
Price: Free! Words: 22,550. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This is my story of healing and exploration while fulfilling a lifelong dream of sailing my own boat to Alaska. Sailing to Alaska is common enough but sailing in a boat you finished yourself is less common. The experience allowed me to grow out of my illness and experience life to a much fuller extent. This story is based on the short email accounts I sent to family and friends while traveling.