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The Pirate's Lady

The Pirate's Lady

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The Pirate's Lady

69 pages
58 minutes
Nov 11, 2016


Captain Marco Dante was captured and sentenced to hang two years ago, but he escaped before his punishment was carried out. Now he's come back to the woman whose memory kept him alive those long months in prison. Arianne had been his grand passion, but he failed to see how much she meant to him until it was too late. Can he recapture her heart? Or has he lost her forever? Arianne never imagined she’d see her notorious pirate lover again. Though her heart sings with joy at his return, she knows he hasn't come back for her but for the treasure he left behind. She agrees to help him find it, but can her heart withstand one more adventure with him?
Nov 11, 2016

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The Pirate's Lady - Tricia Schneider


"I no longer travel your path. You sail without me, my friend."

She pushed her bare toes into the grainy sand and stood, brushing the remaining sand that clung to her petticoats. In the silence of the crashing waves, she turned and walked away.

Inside, her heart bled. Yet, she deserved no better. Her life led to this heartache. That she walked away from this man now, after all this time only confirmed it.

Arianne, you’re coming with me.

His serious tone warned her of his intentions. She spun to face him, unsheathing her sword in time to block his attack. The sound of metal striking metal pierced the moonlit darkness. Her ears rang with the sound.

They stood, neither moving. She stared into his eyes. You would take me by force?

Never by force, his voice lowered to a growl. You will come willingly. And he smiled, that knowing one she hated.

She let out a howl of outrage and swung her sword. He easily blocked. They stepped a deadly dance of striking blades, until again they were trapped by heated gazes.

Her breathing was heavy, labored, filled with excitement. She looked at his lips, wanting to taste them but knowing she dared not. Her will was never strong around him. With one touch she might lose herself and want him again for forever. But that dream would never be achievable with Marco.

With him, she’d always be alone.

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"Tricia Schneider has earned a new fan in this reviewer! Her writing [in THE WITCH AND THE WOLF] flowed with poetic mastery, keeping me glued to the pages from the beginning until ‘the end.’"

~LynnMarie, Happily Ever After Reviews


"With its well-written storyline, and delightfully gothic mood throughout, [THE WITCH AND THE VAMPIRE] is an absolutely pleasurable reading experience."

~Laurie, Coffee Time Romance & More


Tricia Schneider’s writing makes you feel like you are right there living the story.

~Stacey Krug, Siren Book Reviews


"A true storyteller, Tricia Schneider kept me tied to my seat in anticipation of what’s to happen next [in THE WITCH’S KISS]."

~Kay Quintin, Fresh Fiction

The Pirate’s Lady


Tricia Schneider

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales, is entirely coincidental.

The Pirate’s Lady

COPYRIGHT © 2016 by Tricia Schneider

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission of the author or The Wild Rose Press, Inc. except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews.

Contact Information: info@thewildrosepress.com

Cover Art by RJ Morris

The Wild Rose Press, Inc.

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Adams Basin, NY 14410-0708

Visit us at www.thewildrosepress.com

Publishing History

First Tea Rose Edition, 2016

Digital ISBN 978-1-5092-1065-7

Published in the United States of America


To my best friends, Jamie and Larissa…


Jamie, no matter how much distance is between us,

our friendship always keeps us together.

Thank you for dragging me out of the house when we were kids and giving me memories we can always share.

I admire your bravery, strength,

and laughter in the face of adversity.

You smile to hide your pain,

making you the bravest woman I know.

I’m honored that you call me friend.


Larissa, thank you for listening to me rant about

my woes and encouraging me to pursue my dreams.

Our talks are therapeutic and necessary for my sanity.

I admire your determination and tenacity

for making your dreams a reality.

I’m very grateful that you chose this place

(of all places in the world!) to move to

so that we could meet and become such good friends.


Also, a special thank you to Ash Krafton, for her friendship, wisdom and advice. I enjoy our writerly discussions and our shared book signings.

May there be many more in our future!

Chapter One

Barbados 1720

I’ve come for what’s mine.

The voice came from behind. She hadn’t heard footsteps approach. The rolling waves crashing on the shore and the stars twinkling in a black velvet sky had lulled Arianne into a dreamy trance.

Her back stiffened at the sound of the voice. She tried to estimate how far away he stood from her position kneeling in the sand without turning to see. Only a few steps she reckoned. Her hand crept to the sword on her belt. She gripped the handle, comforted by the leather covering the sturdy carved wood. The blade was sharp and deadly.

What makes you think to find it here?

Now she heard it, what she should have been on guard for earlier; the crunch of sand under boot. He walked with slow, measured steps. She refused to leap

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