The Pirate’s Wish

The Assassin’s Curse and The Pirate’s Wish will be released as one volume by Saga Press under the name Magic of Blood and Sea on February 7, 2017. Preorder here!

“Thrilling action combines with surprising character revelations in this satisfying sequel.” – Kirkus Reviews

Published by Strange Chemistry
US/Canada Release: June 4, 2013 | UK Release: June 6, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-90884-428-6
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-90884-429-3

After setting out to break the curse that binds them together, the pirate Ananna and the assassin Naji find themselves stranded on an enchanted island in the north with nothing but a sword, their wits, and the secret to breaking the curse: complete three impossible tasks. With the help of their friend Marjani and a rather unusual ally, Ananna and Naji make their way south again, seeking what seems to be beyond their reach.

Unfortunately, Naji has enemies from the shadowy world known as the Mists, and Ananna must still face the repercussions of going up against the Pirate Confederation. Together, Naji and Ananna must break the curse, escape their enemies — and come to terms with their growing romantic attraction.

“Do you feel that?” Naji asked.

“I feel cold.” I rubbed my arms over the worn-down fabric of my coat sleeves. Me and Naji’d been stranded on the Isles of the Sky for longer than I could keep track, thanks to him throwing the Ayel’s Revenge off course while we were headed to Qilar, and the weather did a number on my clothes.” Read more.


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Praise for The Pirate’s Wish

“I couldn’t stop gushing and squealing and making happy giggles over the direction of the romance … it wasn’t overdone to make me gag and I don’t think it took away from who Naji and Ananna are as people.”Paranormal Indulgence

“Definitely one of my favorite YA high fantasy gay pirate books of this year, “The Pirate’s Wish” is definitely one sequel you can’t miss. “Birth of a New Witch

“I really enjoyed The Assassin’s Curse and I was eagerly awaiting this book… I liked Ananna’s friendship with one of the new characters that was introduced. It’s an unusual friendship, which is precisely why it works. You don’t see a lot of these kinds of friendships in YA books.”Second Bookshelf on the Right

“The Pirate’s Wish was beyond amazing. I cannot remember the last time a book had me so glued to its pages. I literally was up to about 4 a.m. reading this one.”The Book Monsters


The Pirate’s Wish Re-Read on Goodreads

World Map (Note: This is not the work of a professional artist, but rather something I drew myself on my iPad while watching TV.)

A bit of backstory for Naji and Ananna, free at Liyanaland

TAC-related novellas, both $0.99 / £0.59 at The Robot Trading Company: The Witch’s Betrayal | The Automaton’s Treasure