His Piratical Harem by Drake LaMarque

A big welcome to Drake LaMarque!

Thanks, Anne for hosting me on the blog!

My name’s Drake LaMarque, and I write steamy paranormal pirate gay harem. My first series His Piratical Harem has three books out now, the third: Merfolk’s Mate has just come out.

This series is told First-person perspective by my cover boy, Gideon. Gideon is the son of the Governor of Kingston and a constant disappointment to his father – he flunked out of training with the Navy, he shows no interest in girls and he’s always got his head in the clouds reading romantic novels. At the start of Cabin Boy, his father issues an ultimatum: propose to a girl, get married and start the process of taking over from his father.

Gideon panics and runs away from Kingston, joining a ship because it has a friendly cat. What he doesn’t realise is that the Grey Kelpie isn’t a Merchantman or a Privateer but a pirate ship, and more than that – he feels an instant attraction to not just the Captain, but the First Mate, too.

Over the course of the books, he gains a few more lovers, both magical and mundane. This is a multiple book series – working towards a HEA at the end of the series.

Meet the crew:
Gideon: an innocent with a lot of forbidden desires and a lot of love to give
Tate: a huge, muscular ship’s captain with a sweet side
Ezra: a dominant and closed off first mate
Ora: a genderqueer, curious and affectionate merman

Cabin Boy
Blurb: I’ve never been what I was supposed to be. Wealthy sons of Port Governors aren’t supposed to be ejected from the British Navy after less than a year, they’re not supposed to like pulp romances or daydream about the handsome heroes of the stories instead of the heroines.

When my Father issued me an order to marry a woman, I knew I had no choice but to make my own way in the world, and I found a berth on the first ship out of Jamaica.

I didn’t mean to join a pirate ship, and I certainly didn’t intend to find myself the cabin boy to an incredibly charming Pirate Captain. Or that I’d also be attracted to the mysterious First Mate, or that both of them would show me all sorts of unspeakable and salacious pleasures while on board. How can I choose just one of them when I want both?

In addition to confusion on board the ship, there’s also enchanting genderfluid merfolk, a cat which seems to understand a lot more than it should, an unseasonable storm and a sea witch with a serious grudge… and with all these complications, I am definitely in over my head.

First Mate’s Pet
Merfolk’s Mate

Where to find Drake:
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About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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