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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

BLACKSOULS by Nicole Castroman / Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway #Blacksouls

Welcome to the next stop in the BLACKSOULS blog tour! Today's stop features my 5 star review (I love this series), as well as a giveaway! First, here's a little bit about the book: 


By: Nicole Castroman
Published by: Simon Pulse
Released on: April 11, 2017
Series: Blackhearts #2
Purchase it from: AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooks
Add it to Goodreads
Rating: 5 stars - I Loved It!
Source: arc from publisher / purchased book 

Nicole Castroman brings the dangerous pirate ports of the Caribbean to life in this vibrant sequel to Blackhearts—the reimagined origin story of history’s most infamous pirate, Blackbeard.

Edward “Teach” Drummond is setting sail to the Caribbean as first mate on the most celebrated merchant ship in the British fleet—until he rebels against his captain. Mutiny is a capital offense and Teach knows it could cost him his life, but he believes it worth the risk in order to save his crew from the attacking Spanish ships.

Sailing on the same blue waters, Anne barely avoids the Spanish attack, making it safely to Nassau. But lawless criminals, corrupt politics, and dangerous intentions fill the crowded streets of this Caribbean port. Soon, Anne discovers that the man entrusted to keep the peace is quite possibly the most treacherous of them all—and he just happens to hold Teach’s fate in his terrifying hands.

Life and death hang in the balance when Teach and Anne are given a dangerous mission. It’s a mission that will test their love, loyalty and devotion, forcing them down a path neither one could have ever imagined.

BLACKSOULS is the sequel I had hoped it would be and so much more. If you ever wondered what reading The Pirates of the Caribbean would like, this series is it! Though I'll be honest, I love that this is it's own storyline, complete with a sweeping romance, plenty of danger on the high seas, and nonstop action. From gun battles, sword fights, cannons, and much more. 
I loved that the women in this book were just as fierce, and as strong as the men. 

Do you have the song, "A pirate's life for me," stuck in your head yet? 

I absolutely loved jumping back into the dangerous world Teach and Anne live in. My word, there's non stop thrills in this book. Mixed into all the deception, dangers, and betrayal, I loved those stolen moments Teach and Anne have. I can't get enough of their story. I love that for all these two have been through, and how it's change them, it hasn't changed how they feel for each other. Thank you Castroman for ripping my heart out, yet again... I mean that in a good way.

Castroman's sequel definitely does not fall into the second book syndrome. This book was totally worth losing sleep over. From vivid imaginary, to a cast of fabulous new characters we meet, to danger on the seas and on the island, this book had me glued to the pages. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to a pirate, read this book. You'll be left feeling like you have wind swept hair, salt stuck to your skin, and can hear seagulls off in the distance. 

Trust me, if you aren't a fan of pirates, you will be when you finish reading this book! This is one of my favorite series, and I can hardly wait to read the third book. Especially when that killer of an ending! This is one series I don't want to end. This is one book I highly recommend picking up! 


By: Nicole Castroman
Published: Simon Pulse
Released on: February 9, 2016
Series: Blackhearts #1
Purchase it from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks
Add it to Goodreads

Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase adventure in faraway lands. Nothing could stop him—until he met the one girl who would change everything.

Edward "Teach" Drummond, son of one of Bristol's richest merchants, has just returned from a year-long journey on the high seas to find his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high society he was born into, Teach dreams only of returning to the vast ocean he’d begun to call home. There's just one problem: convincing his father to let him leave and never come back.

Following her parents' deaths, Anne Barrett is left penniless and soon to be homeless. Though she’s barely worked a day in her life, Anne is forced to take a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks, and Anne longs for escape. How will she ever realize her dream of sailing to CuraƧao—where her mother was born—when she's stuck in England? 

From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn to each other, they’re trapped by society and their own circumstances. Faced with an impossible choice, they must decide to chase their dreams and go, or follow their hearts and stay.


Nicole was lucky enough to come with her very own best friend...she has a twin sister who can read her mind and finish her sentences for her. 

At the age of 13, she went to Europe for the first time and it changed her life. She loves learning about different people, languages and cultures and speaks fluent German. She knows enough Spanish to get herself into trouble and can still read the Cyrillic alphabet from when she studied Russian.

She received her B.A. from Brigham Young University and has lived in Germany, Austria and two different places called Georgia. One is located on the Black Sea. The other is the state of Georgia where she now lives with her handsome husband and two beautiful children who continue to amaze her.

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1 winner will receive a signed finished copy of BLACKSOULS, US Only.


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