Happy Book Birthday to Call of the Sea!

Call of the Sea
By Rebecca Hart
Release Date: September 21, 2015

Publisher: Roane PublishingKeywords: Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Shapeshifter, Selkie, Pirates, Irish Lore, 17th Century Romance, Sea Stories


Elysandra Winters has always yearned for a life of adventure on the rolling seas and is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill her dream. When her Privateer father continually refuses to allow his only daughter to sail, Ellie defies him, disguises herself as a boy, and goes in search of a captain who will give her a chance to prove her worth.

Thanks to the cursed selkie blood coursing through his veins, Daniel O’Rourke needs the sea to survive. After giving up on his humanity and spending three years in seal form, he decides to give his human side another chance. Daniel goes in search of a job and a sense of normalcy, earning himself a position aboard Captain Winter’s ship, The Siren’s Call. However, his new captain’s first assignment has nothing at all to do with sailing, and everything to do with his headstrong young daughter.


Years later, when the leader of a band of bloodthirsty pirates murders Captain Winters, Daniel and Elysandra’s lives come crashing back together with the force of a hurricane. Both experts in deception, they must find a way to trust each other in order to quell the raging storm between them, and have any hope of hunting down the captain’s killer.


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Call of the Sea is an action packed romance that kept me intrigued on how it was going to end. Daniel O’Rourke was thrown out by his father at the age of ten on the death of his mother, the only thing his father gave him was a bag with a seal skin in. His mum used to tell him stories of selkies and after touching the skin he too turns into a selkie. After three years in seal form Daniel wants to go back to human form and get a job and approaches Captain Winters for a job and was told to go back the next day for his orders.

From a very early age Elysandra Winters has wanted to go to sea with her father – only to be denied at every turn, so one night the headstrong young girl tries to swim out to the Siren’s Call – her fathers ship if it was not for Daniel in his selkie form she would have died. On getting back to shore Daniel changes and tries to save Ellie and this is where Captain Winters comes upon them. He knows what Daniel his and does not have a problem with it and asks the young lad to befriend Ellie in his seal form until she goes to boarding school, so that she does not feel so alone.

Years later Ellie still feels the call of the sea and dresses as a boy and goes and gets herself a job on her father’s competitors ship, where she shows them as Ellis how good she is. Captain Winters is distraught on the disappearance of his daughter and spends years trying to find her.

The story continues with the death of Captain Winters by pirates and Ellis and his friends freeing Daniel and the shipmates from their grasp. Ellie still keeps her identity a secret but Daniel knows whom she is straight away and they join together to avenge the death of her father, learning that they must trust each other in order to survive.

This book kept me entertained with the action and budding love story. I would definitely recommend it too all lovers of historical paranormal romance readers.

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