“But I’ve had dealings with treasure hunters before, people like you who take what you want without care for preserving our past. I spend my life locating pieces of history, trying to understand things that may help our future.”
I stumbled across these words while scrolling through Instagram a couple weeks age and fell in love with them. When I recognized who the author was, I knew I wanted this book on my blog. This is a heroine after my own heart.
Welcome, D. V. Stone! I’m thrilled to have you as my blog guest today to celebrate your brand new release, Sea Hunter.
Sea Hunter: A Paranormal, Action Adventure, Romance on the High Seas
Release Date 3/16/23
Part of the Mortar and Pestle series
Purchase link Sea Hunter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BRYJLLW1
Link to series https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BS42PKHZ
Link to Free Sample of series https://dl.bookfunnel.com/b1ytv2r7nq
Link to Trailer https://youtu.be/juQwaRm4aEw
WRITING SEA HUNTER
I love Zahra and Jack’s story. It was a hoot to write. I traveled to Freeport, Maine, and then to Cape Cod in order to research Sea Hunter. Breathing the ocean air and walking the beaches where history runs so deep was revitalizing.
The amount of research at times was daunting. WWII, for all its horror, led science forward by leaps and bounds, with colleges and universities working together with the armed services. Things like sonar, radar, and radio communications opened up a new and exciting area for divers, equipment, and underwater archeology.
A visit to the Whydah Pirate Museum on Cape Cod had me immersed in all things pirate and learning so much about their way of life. But more importantly, I was able to consult with one of the conservators about protecting artifacts. Thankfully, maritime laws have been established to wrangle treasure hunters from destroying our past the way so much of the archeological world had been doing from ancient Egypt to modern times. One of my favorite passages is:
“But I’ve had dealings with treasure hunters before. People like you who take what you want without care for preserving our past.” She yanked her hand from his and turned toward the open water. “I spend my life locating pieces of history. Trying to understand them. Things that may help our future.”
The other thing I enjoyed was learning about people in the post-war years. Their vernacular, way of dressing, and spunk—especially for women who’d learned to depend on themselves during the time men were overseas fighting.
Finally, I want to thank my cohorts in this series. Working together in a group can often lead to friction, but this experience, from beginning to end, has been nothing but a joy. We are all so different, yet our common ground is our love for the creative process. We came together to not only write such a fantastic series but to help, support, and often calm the waters when rogue waves tossed us about.
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A wisp of smoke, a swirl of promise, a breath of destiny…a message within the Mortar & Pestle for those who want to believe. Throughout time people have sought their heart’s desire. But true love is often elusive. Carved with ancient Norse runes, the Mortar & Pestle shows paths to happily-ever-afters. Once you capture the Mortar & Pestle’s scent of magic, you’ll want to read all seven individual romances.
On the turbulent high seas, an archeologist must protect a historic shipwreck from treasure hunters—not fall for one.
I’m a Sea Hunter. As an underwater archeologist and professor of antiquities, it is my duty to stop treasure hunters and looters from raiding Sea Wraith. But fate is a funny thing. Now I find myself working with Jack Alexander, a treasure hunter, to protect history from a known looter. Did my heart’s desire change?
Captain Jack Alexander.
I’ve been told women on a ship are unlucky, but this one has the two pieces of the map I need to finally claim Sea Wraith. Now I find myself in a deal that makes me one-third partner with her and a known scoundrel.
Can the two unlikely allies work together while safeguarding their hearts against the power of the Mortar and Pestle?
If you like Lara Croft and Indiana Jones, you’ll love Zahra Corbyn and Jack Alexander.
Tags Historical Romance, Action-Adventure, Ghost fiction, Mystery Suspense, Paranormal Romance Series
D.V. Stone is an award-winning, multi-genre, traditionally and independently published author. She writes books people want to read. Whether romance or fantasy, contemporary or mid-grade, her stories are about the importance of friends and family. About overcoming obstacles often with humor.
Around the Fire is a popular weekly blog where she introduces both established and new authors giving an insider’s look into their lives and books as well as tidbits about her own life.
Now retired, she is a full-time author and incorporates her life experiences into her books.
As a former Emergency Medical Technician, she volunteered in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. At the same time, she worked as a professional EMT in a women’s state prison. She was the proprietor of a coffee shop and a small restaurant/ice cream stand in the years that followed. After those, she was a manager in an animal emergency hospital, while her last position was in a human medical office.
When not behind the wheel of 2Hoots—a 41-foot long 13.2 feet high 5th Wheel camper, she rambles around town in Northern New Jersey in a white Camaro. She also loves travel and history.
D.V. is a wife to an amazing husband, mother to one son, and not your average grandma to three beautiful grands. A woman of faith, she believes and trusts in God.
“My greatest pleasures are spending time outside with friends and family, cooking over the open fire, sipping a glass of wine, and reading.”
Hali, her rescue dog, always reminds her to let readers know, “Woof, woof.” Which is loosely translated as “support your local animal rescue.”
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The Mystery at High Pointe Tower https://a.co/bb0HlkS
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D.V. Stone says
Thank you for sharing about Sea Hunter! I love Zahra and Jack’s story! D.
Adriana Kraft says
Glad to have you, thanks for stopping by. Now you’ve hooked me – I just bought the book 🙂
D.V. Stone says
Thank you so much!!!