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Once a Mistress [Kindle Edition]

Debra Mullins
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Her love will capture the ultimate treasure—his heart.

Diana Covington is a dutiful daughter with a boring future all mapped out for her. A shipping fortune and lush Jamaican estate that will someday be hers, a husband of her father’s choice. Romance and Caribbean adventure exist only in her dreams, in which the Black Spaniard, El Moreno, plays a starring role.

Until she is kidnapped by the evil pirate Marcus, and her girlish fantasies quickly turn to nightmares.

Alex Rawnsley’s dark Spanish looks makes him the perfect choice to take on the identity of El Moreno. His mission is to bring Marcus to justice, but his heart thirsts for blood. Vengeance for his brother’s murder is within his grasp when Diana’s kidnapping throws a hitch in his strategy.

Snatching her from Marcus’s clutches is easy enough, but what to do with her now? He cannot return her home lest she be taken again. He has no choice but to keep the distracting, innocent beauty aboard his ship. In his cabin. In his bed. The temptation to make her his own grows stronger by the hour…but opening his heart to love may forever close the door on his quest for revenge.

Originally published in 1999 by Avon Books

Warning: Contains sweeping, high-seas adventure, a feisty heroine who doesn’t let maidenly innocence stop her from unbuckling the hero’s swash, and a hero who finds himself walking the plank of love.

From the Author

A dream come true...
I have wanted to be a writer ever since I was in grammar school, and at last that dream has come true with the publication of my first book, ONCE A MISTRESS. It is the story of a would-be pirate who must choose between avenging his brother's murder or the love of a strong, courageous woman. Author Miranda Jarrett has this to say about ONCE A MISTRESS: "What a debut for Debra Mullins!  Once a Mistress is a lusty, swashbuckling delight for everyone who wishes Errol Flynn still ruled the seas."

Enjoy the adventure!


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 492 KB
  • Print Length: 247 pages
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (13 Dec 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006GGM3SE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #560,443 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A talented writer delivers a good romance 8 Dec 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
In 1680 Jamaica, Alex Rothstone, renowned as the pirate El Moreno, enters the garden of Frederick Covington, in order to talk with Lieutenant Governor Henry Morgan. Alex plans to inform his superior that Lord Chilton, part owner of Fleetwood shipping, is working with the odious pirate Marcus. Instead of gaining Morgan's attention, Alex intercedes when Chilton begins to touch his business partner, Covington's daughter, Diana, over her objections.

Alex, who is also Lord Rothstone, has a personal vendetta against Marcus, who killed his brother. His need for vengeance rises when Marcus abducts Diana for his employer Chilton. Alex rescues her and she offers her body to him if he would help prove her father is not involved with the evil Marcus. They fall in love, but their enemies are very powerful and the hanging of a pirate is a simple matter to arrange.

Fans who enjoy a swashbuckling pirate romance will take pleasure from Debra Mullins' debut novel, ONCE A MISTRESS. The action-packed story line smoothly flows with passion and intrigue. The lead characters are warm and witty. Though the villains do not live up to the hero and heroine, readers who relish a trip on the high seas during the age of piracy will devour Ms. Mullin's stew.

Harriet Klausner
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy Mullins superb pirate romance stew 25 Nov 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
In 1680 Jamaica, Alex Rothstone, renowned as the pirate El Moreno, enters the garden of Frederick Covington, in order to talk with Lieutenant Governor Henry Morgan. Alex plans to inform his superior that Lord Chilton, part owner of Fleetwood shipping, is working with the odious pirate Marcus. Instead of gaining Morgan's attention, Alex intercedes when Chilton begins to touch his business partner, Covington's daughter, Diana, over her objections.
Alex, who is also Lord Rothstone, has a personal vendetta against Marcus. His need for vengeance rises when Marcus abducts Diana for his employer Chilton. Alex rescues her and she offers her body to him if he would help prove her father is not involved with the evil Marcus. They fall in love, but their enemies are very powerful and the hanging of a pirate is a simple matter to arrange.
Fans who enjoy a swashbuckling pirate romance will take pleasure from Debra Mullins' debut novel, ONCE A MISTRESS. The action-packed story line smoothly flows with passion and intrigue. The lead characters are warm and witty. Though the villains do not live up to the hero and heroine, readers who relish a trip on the high seas during the age of piracy will devour Ms. Mullin's stew.

Harriet Klausner
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It! 17 Aug 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I enjoyed reading it! The characters were well built. Alex was a great hero and and just had a great personality! And Diana was a great heroine, she could defend herself and was smart. Alex and Diana were perfect together. The Bad guy was not one of those stupid ones,but smart,cunning, and totally detestable! you really hated him! The supporting characters were great! The story was action packed, funny, and a great story! I can't wait till she comes out with other books! I hope she keeps on writing! -Amanda
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5.0 out of 5 stars Debra Mullins Shines! 10 Dec 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Once A Mistress has a permanent place on my keeper shelf! This book was FUN, touching, passionate, and the pace never stopped. Alex is one sexy and unforgettable pirate hunk, and Diana is an adorable, sassy heroine you'll root for to the last page. With vivid historical details and just plain great writing, Once A Mistress will sweep you away to a time when pirates roamed the seas.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Its ok, but not the best... 31 Aug 2012
By abs69
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
This had the potential of being a great book with a good strong storyline, but it never materalised.

The heroine, Diana Covington, though stunning with red hair, was totally superficial and lacked passionate emotions/empathy, in fact she did not form any relationship/rapport with anyone, not even the nice affable ship doctor.

I like my heroines to be spirited, but Diana was a shrew and was mis-named, should have been 'Kate'. Having said that, I did so enjoy reading about the brawl in the tavern between Diana and the spanish whore Rosana - now that was a real cat fight... after that Diana did become more likeable person.

Oh, I also found the love scenes to be rather tame and could have been more passionate/lusty.
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