Book Review: A Pirate’s Curse by M.L. Guida



Like a dark angel, Captain Kane O’Brien rescues Hannah Knight and her father from drowning after vampire pirates murder their crew and sink their ship. Struggling to control and hide her telekinetic powers, Hannah discovers the honorable and bold captain possesses his own secrets.

Every full moon, Kane turns into a vampire. Finding out Hannah not to be the cabin boy she resembles, but a beautiful, luscious woman, tempts all his appetites. Desperate to be free of his curse, Kane considers handing Hannah over to a demon. But after Hannah uses her power to save his ship from his immortal enemy, Kane can no longer deny his attraction and vows to protect Hannah with his life.

To find true love, they must combine their powers to defeat evil vampires, thwart Hannah’s misogynist fiancé and escape a crafty demon.

 About the Author:

M.L. Guida lives in Colorado near the Rocky Mountains. She loves to take her cocker spaniel, Sadie, for walks on the trails behind her house. The preternatural has always interested M.L. and even as young girl, she’d read Alfred Hitchcock’s The Three Young Investigators. Her favorite book in his series was the Mystery of the Green Ghost. It was a big hit in the third grade.

Today, she continues to love the paranormal and one of her favorite shows is Supernatural. Yes, she’s a Sam and Dean Winchester fan. Her favorite monster is a vampire. Bram Stoker and Ann Rice got her hooked. Who wouldn’t love a sexy man biting you on the neck?

M.L. Guida just finished obtaining her Master of Arts in Creative Writing and now currently, has two masters. The other is a Master of Social Work.images

She currently is writing for Passion in Print with her Angels of Death series and has a contract with Lyrical Press and will be releasing a new paranormal novella in March 2014. She is currently working on her new Legends of the Soaring Phoenix and plans to release the first novel in the summer of 2013.

She is a member of Colorado Romance Writers and Romance Writers of America.


My Review:

I love the idea of paranormal historical romance. This genre really does afford itself a trip to utter fantasy and I adored the idea of vampire pirates, or Vampirates! A Pirate’s Curse had a great premise and some wonderful characters.

It did jump around a little in the beginning, and I must admit that I got a bit confused as to what was happening (whether we were in the past or present during flashbacks) but this does iron itself out quite quickly. The relationship between the two main characters was well crafted, and considering they were both of paranormal in origin, believable and romantic.

From a writer’s perspective, I think that some of the book could have been tightened up. But, that’s just my opinion – as an author it can actually sometimes be hard to read someone else’s work and not think how you would alter the flow of certain paragraphs, sentences and scenes.  I’m sure another author would read something of mine and have the same thoughts – that’s what makes the literary world turn, different voices and approaches to the written word.

Fantastic book cover – gorgeous half naked vampire pirate – need I say more?

I’d give A Pirate’s Curse 3 out of 5 stars and would recommend it to a romance book addict looking for a different genre to read.

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