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The Pirate Lord


Penguin Books Australia (Imprint: Random House Australia)

Release Date:

June 1, 2015


Regency Historical Romance

The Pirate Lord

Can love for his beautiful, aristocratic captive rescue Miles from his lust for revenge?

A family tragedy steeped in deceit and betrayal saw Lady Eloise Blakely vow never to fall victim to a man's charms, let alone invite him into her bed. Until fate swept her aboard a pirate's ship and into its captain's embrace.

Yet when he reveals a dark secret, her lover becomes her enemy...

Ten years ago, Miles Zachary Fenton was framed for murder. For so long he has fought to clear his name and reclaim his dukedom. Now, when both appear to be just within reach, he is forced to abduct a meddling beauty, one who wreaks havoc with his emotions and complicates his plans...

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Customer Reviews

A fast paced tale with many twists and turns…

Amazon Review

Well-written love story. Intriguing deception. A hot hero that will leave you breathless.

Beautifully written page turner. Could not put it down!!

Amazon Review

I have just finished the story and could not put my kindle down until I finished. Loved it from beginning to the end. I did see insight into Miles and what he went through at a time when his father remarried and the manner in which he was treated by his step brother and step mother. That was enough for me to formulate a picture of his life at that time.

Feisty Heroine and a Hero to Die for

Lisa - Amazon Review

The Pirate Lord is a delight with its feisty heroine and a hero to die for. The story moves at a super pace, and I loved the gorgeous settings. There’s grand houses, a pirate ship and a Caribbean island...all beautifully described. The passionate love between Eloise and Zach feels real and moving. I adored this story. You will too. Now I can't wait for Vanda's next book. Hope it's soon.

Love, intrigue and secret identities

Josephine - Amazon Review

If you're looking for a fast-paced historical involving a feisty heroine, a sexy pirate with a hidden agenda -- liberally laced with intrigue and some steamy sex -- this one's for you. Vanda Vadas ticks all the boxes in her first novel. I look forward to the next book(s) from this talented author.

Five Stars!

Amazon Review

Great storyline, loved the characters.

Fantastic Read! 5*

K. Grist - Amazon Review

What a great debut book! I'm always sceptical of new authors but this proved me wrong! I loved Eloise's character from the start with her stubbornness and ability to wield a sword! I enjoyed how the story unfolded with 'Zach'! Definitely one to leave you warm and fuzzy! I would 100% recommend this! Looking forward to more from this author!

Editorial Reviews

Anna Campbell, Author of A Scoundrel By Moonlight

"The Pirate Lord is a romantic treat - set sail for a great page-turner about love, passion, revenge and adventure."

Christina Brooke, Author of The Ministry of Marriage series

"A sizzling debut from a talented new writer. Powerful emotion and delicious sensuality . . . Vanda Vadas is a captivating new voice in historical romance."

Cindy Vallar, Pirates & Privateers

"A captivating tale of intrigue, betrayal, and love filled with lots of swashbuckling adventure."

My Book Addiction Reviews

"OMG! A fast paced, drama filled pirate tale and so much more! Beautifully written . . . The storyline is unique . . . Fans of Historical Romance, pirates and an epic romance, will enjoy 'The Pirate Lord."

Allisha Bookseller

"This romance was just perfect. I read this in one sitting because I just couldn't put it down! This book has everything you need to keep you completely absorbed in the book."

Marcia B, Book Muster Down Under

"Vanda Vadas has certainly kept to her end of the bargain and burst onto the literary scene with a bang penning this passionate, adventure-filled and sexy historical romance with well fleshed out characters, a devious villain and adventure both on and off the high seas."

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