The Sublime And Spirited Voyage Of Original Sin By Colette Moody was recommended to me by my dear friend Tara. When I started saying words I normally wouldn’t say such as “verily” and practicing new crafts like throwing knives, I knew the book was good.
Celia Pierce is about to marry the vainest man she has ever met but at least he is a doctor. On a night she is to go to a ball with him, a bunch of pirates storm his house looking for a doctor but take her instead.
Now Celia is stuck on the Original Sin with its acting captain Gayle until they can return her to her home. A gypsy reading leads from one thing to another and Celia finds herself on an adventure of a lifetime with this captivating female pirate captain.
Oh I loved the characters. Celia’s development through the story is so much fun to be a part of and Gayle, our pirate captain, is just downright lovable.
The Writing Style
I found the pacing to be perfect, everything moved along with purpose. The language was fun and entertaining which really helped set the mood and stage of the story.
The humor was so enjoyable. It was written in as funny situations rather than funny jokes. I was also dazzled by the way the author could switch between characters and I was never confused.
On occasion some very rough things were said or talked about such as rape, although the acts are never committed on the page.
It was a fun read, it sucked me in and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This book is geared toward the reader who is looking for more action and adventure than they are angst, which is how I usually like my books.
Excerpt from The Sublime And Spirited Voyage Of Original Sin By Colette Moody
The knock returned—a heavy clatter like the gods themselves were warring. She managed a weak “Who is it?” though the words seemed to splinter in her head like thousands of tiny spears ripping through her brain.
Gayle’s face appeared in the doorway. “’Tis the captain, madam,” she replied jovially. She frowned and then entered. “Do you remember who you are?”
Celia shut her eyes as tight as she could, but still the painful light filtered in. “A woman who can scarcely focus, much less stand,” she grumbled. “Tell me, how did I get this way?”
“I am sorry to report that the wine did you in, good woman.”
“Aye. Perhaps if you cast your mind back to supper last night, you’ll recall my recommendation that finishing that second bottle by yourself might prove costly.” She knelt by the bed and beamed maddeningly.
Celia groaned. That did seem familiar, but felt like a dream—and she had been having those in such plentiful numbers lately that she was not currently able to completely distinguish them from reality. “That was you?”
“Were we on a large sea turtle at any point?” Celia asked, still uncertain what had been a dream.
Gayle appeared confused. “Not once.”
“Ah, well,” Celia said with a heavy sigh. “The wine was very tasty,” she recollected, struggling to swing her feet over the side of the bed.
“One of my favorites,” Gayle agreed with a nod. Celia rested her throbbing head in her hands, then raked her fingers through her hair. “And did I come back to the cabin on my own?”
“I helped a bit.”
“Well, your feet had stopped working, if you recall,” Gayle explained casually. “When I let go of you, you kept falling over.” She sat down next to her on the bed.
“I do remember lying face-down on the deck at one point, now that you mention it.” She turned toward Gayle. “But there was no large sea turtle? You’re certain?”
“So you helped me back to bed.” Celia couldn’t keep a slight inflection of indictment out of her tone.
“And did you…” She couldn’t actually say the words.
“Did I what?”
“Did we…” She jumbled her fingers chaotically together in some sort of peculiar, yet demonstrative hand gesture.
“Milk an animal of some kind?” Gayle apparently wasn’t very good at this game.
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ISBN number: 9781602820548
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
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