Wicked Waters

Wicked Waters

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C.M. Taylor By CeeMTaylor Updated 4 days ago

A chance meeting. A mysterious foe. A deadly, high-seas quest...

Mercenary sailor Jack's past comes back to haunt him when his crew receives a commission during the height of hurricane season. Charged with returning Prince Valory of Oceana to the capital by way of the isles, schooner Windjammer battles storms and sea creatures alike in the gulf's treacherous waters. All the while Jack must reckon with the reappearance of an all-too-familiar face from years gone by.

But Valory is no ordinary nobleman. A hardened soldier and powerful commander, he lives in service of the crown. After stumbling upon the smoldering ruins of a border town, Valory and his men board Windjammer to scour the isles for signs of the newfound evil at Oceana's borders - an evil that leaves only death and destruction in its wake.

Jack is not without secrets of his own, however - secrets he'd once done the unthinkable to keep. As Windjammer sails deeper into the isles and he and Valory grow closer, Jack's freedom, home, and heart all come under threat. Before Windjammer reaches her final destination, Jack and Valory must uncover the tangled threads of a dark alliance that could tear their kingdom apart - and risk losing everything in the process.

[Book One of a Fantasy/LGBT+ Romance series.]

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Story formerly known as: A Wicked Whisper Came

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⟡ Highest genre ranks: 16 in Dark Fantasy + 227 in Fantasy + 155 in Action
⟡ Winner: Literally Lit Literature Awards
⟡ Runner up: Wordsmith's Melee Round #5

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Story is already complete and in semi-final edits. Updates on Fridays.

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