Thursday, May 21, 2015

Spot Check

After a long, lonley winter at sea, any woman would look good, but those who greeted Captian Cook's crew in New Zealand in 1796 left a really long lasting impression -- their faces were swathed in red ocher and olive oil that stained the sailors' faces when they embraced.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

After they returned to the ship, the sailors' faces weren't the only things that were "spotted". Outraged by his men's amorous cheekiness, Cook put each and every one of the sailors on report -- the first time in naval history that a blemished complexion led to a blemished record.

Courtesy of Let There Be Clothes by Lynn Schnurnberger
Friday, May 1, 2015

May Releases


The Tang Dynasty, Book Five
By Jeannie Lin
May 1, 2015

After a failed assassination attempt on a corrupt general, Bao Yang is a wanted man. Taking refuge with an ally, Yang accidentally compromises the man's daughter when they're discovered alone. To save her honor, he must marry the beautiful Jin-mei immediately!

In Yang's arms, Jin-mei feels alive for the first time. She's determined not to lose him, even if it means joining his perilous mission... But when she realizes just how destructive Yang's path could be, can she convince him that their life together could be so much sweeter than revenge?

I can't wait to read this sequel to The Sword Dancer. I love Jeannie Lin historicals!