Hey everyone

Hey there everybody, I know I have not been around a lot lately but I have been hard at word writing some books so here is an excerpt from My newest work in Progress the fifth book in the Stealing a Pirate’s Heart ( The Fire In a Gypsies Heart)


As soon as they got on deck Mark was pointing his finger at Nadya.  “I caught that woman stealing from me last night, I want her thrown in jail as soon as we hit land.”

“She was with me all night, there is no way she took anything from you.”  Ronny returned, repulsed by the accusation.

“Are you calling me a liar?”  Mark returned.

“That’s exactly what I am doing.  She was with me all night.” Ronny returned.

“And what were you two doing all night while you were supposed to be watching for other ships?”

“We were watching for other ships and she was keeping me company.”

“You have no proof.”

“Neither do you.”

“Yes but I am the captain the crew has to listen to me, whether or not I have proof.”  Mark said with a menacing smile.  “Take her to the brig until we reach land, I want her in a cell, not the shackles.”

“You’ll have to put me in the cell with her.”  Ronny returned stepping in front of Nadya and grasping her hand tightly.

“Ronny don’t.”  James requested.

“I’m not backing down from this.”  Ronny said through clenched teeth.

“Then you’ll go to jail with her.”  Mark returned.

“Captain you can’t do that.”  James returned.

“I am captain I can do whatever I want.”  He answered.

Before anyone else could say anything Ronny and Nadya were being drug off.  “Oh and make sure they go in the same cell, I am well aware of Ronny’s claustrophobia.” Mark added just before they drug the two of them down the stairs.

It didn’t even take a minute of them being in the cell before Ronny started shaking, breathing heavily.  He kicked at the door a few times then slammed his body into it trying to break out, he retreated to the corner, sitting down, after a half hour or more of his frenzy.  His body was still shaking.  Nadya walked over to him and sat down next to him taking his hand.

“Why would you do this for me if you are claustrophobic?”  She asked.

“Because, you’re worth it.”  He answered as he looked up at her.  “We should only be in here for an hour or so before they hit land and they will move us to the jail.”  He added.

“Will you be alright for that hour?”  She asked.

“I don’t know, usually I just get put in the shackles.”  He answered.

“Think about something else.”  She answered.

“Like what?”  He asked.  “I’m stuck with bars surrounding me in a tiny space.”

“Me.”  She answered bluntly.  “Think about me, and last night.”

“Then we would have a whole other problem.”  He stated.

“Yeah but it’s something we could solve in here.”  She returned.

 He smiled.  “Are you trying to seduce me Nadya?”

 “If it will help.”  She answered squeezing his hand.

Ronny leant in and kissed her quickly, before he could get any other motion in there was a clanging on the cell.  “Get up lover boy it’s time to go.”  One of the other privateers said.  Ronny never bothered to remember many of their names, most of them just looked down on him because he was so young.

He stood up and helped Nadya to her feet, he could see the fear in her eyes as the man grabbed them both by their arms.  Ronny was already concocting a plan in his head as the guy threw them both in a row boat.  Only two others climbed in with them.  He knew he could at least get Nadya free.  The rest of the gypsies were in the rowboat after them, with only two privateers in it.

As soon as one of them went to grab Nadya Ronny kicked him back and he fell into the shallow water.  “Run Nadya!”  Ronny yelled as he pulled his fist back and slammed it into the other guy’s face.  The last one ran up to him and Ronny grabbed him and slammed his head into his.

Ronny tried to run after Nadya but the one he knocked into the water grabbed his foot and he fell face first into the dirt.  He got up to see the other rowboat coming up to the sand.  He looked at Noel.  “Take care of Nadya for me.”  He yelled as the other crew members surrounded him.  Ronny fought for a good twenty minutes trying to get free, but once they had him contained they tied him up and tossed him back in the rowboat.  A couple of the others tried to go after Nadya but Ronny kept tripping them, until they got out of his reach.

They all came back to the rowboat about ten minutes later when they realized that all of the gypsies were out of sight.  They rowed him back to the ship, one of them kicked him in his chest, pretty much stomping on him.  He coughed up some of the blood that was in his mouth from the struggle, making sure to spit it on the guy that stomped on him.  The guy went to go hit Ronny again but then one of the others stopped him.