Captain Shea Lara is the current leader of The Veiled Duchess. The most feared pirate ship in all of Neried. And now, after completing her former mentor’s final score, she’s retiring. Everything seems to be coming to an end… Until a mysterious stranger drags her back into the fold with an offer for a score she can’t refuse. All she has to do is kidnap the crowned princess of the northern Queendom, Princess Joana of Arethusa. The prize is just within reach. But sparks fly as the two women collide. And an obscured threat that could upturn Shea’s entire world storms on the horizon. She’ll face it alone unless she can allow herself the support she needs from old and new allies alike. Something’s coming and Shea is at the center of it.
The Veiled Threat
By: Sophia Menesini
Genre: NA Fantasy/LGBT
Release date: July 2019
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“It’s too late to play the hero, captain,” The princess mocks keeping her stance solid and firm, “You’ve already said yourself, you’re the villain of this story.”
At that, Shea’s gaze snaps to her and Aster shifts uncomfortably. It feels as if the room has dropped several degrees below freezing.
“Was that how you saw me before, a hero?” Shea asks, stepping towards the bar and running her finger down one of the lengths.
Joana rolls her eyes, one eyebrow arching as she crosses her arms, “Not exactly.”
“Really? Perhaps the sweet love interest? Maybe now I can play the redeemable villain?”
Shea boasts with great sarcasm.
“Better yet: the heartless monster who gets slain in the end,” Joana coldly responds, shooting daggers in Shea’s direction.
Beautiful redheaded elven pirate captain who loves her pirate crew like family and is a kickass leader, meets, beautiful stubborn Princess who has lived a pretty isolated life.
Pirate Captain meets Princess.
Pirate Captain steals Princess.
Honestly guys this is a wild action packed ride from start to finish. I could not help loving Captain Shea Lara as soon as I read the first page. She’s great, daring, charming, everything a swashbuckling pirate captain should be.
Menesini is brilliant at writing in a fluidity that makes you feel like, despite the length which is longer than you realize, the story is fast paced and quick.
Before you know it, you’re at the end and you have to wait until next summer for book 2. [There’s a scowl on my face as I type this, patience is not a virtue of mine]
Not only do you have to wait, Menesini sets up this perfect fantasy, but she waits until the end of the book to kind of lay it on you, like what direction this is going to go and so you’ve had a great resolution to the story in this book and yet it’s like ‘surprise, you’re going to have to wait to find out the rest about this’ and she does it without making it a cliffhanger necessarily! [Sneaky author!!!]
You have a really lovable cast of characters and a really amazing world that I’m excited to see more of.
The few creatures we encounter are amazing, and same with the lands which consist of kingdoms, islands, queendoms.
There’s beautiful clothing, elves and their land of Erebos, sweet romantic overtures, steamy moments, seafaring monsters and adventures, political intrigue and plotting, and tales of gods.
Overall? Well paced, I loved the love story, Shea is amazing, and I really want book 2.
About the Author
The Storyteller with Salt Water in Her Veins
Sophia Menesini lives in Martinez, CA with her husband, and their two small Chihuahuas, Ziggy and Zeppelin. The Veiled Threat is her first novel. Sophia is an avid tea connoisseur and lover of Scotland with an unconventional memory for obscure Disney and Broadway song lyrics.
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