I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on THE LEGEND OF GASPARILLA by S.T. Fernandez Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my high seas of romance and betrayal post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
About The Book:
Title: THE LEGEND OF GASPARILLA
Author: S.T. Fernandez
Pub. Date: November 7, 2023
Publisher: Azalea Press
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Bridgerton meets Pirates of the Caribbean in a story many argue is not a myth but a legend. Admiral José Gaspar of the Spanish Royal Navy had it all: the love of his life, Joséfa de Mayorga; the confidence of the King; and a plan to become one of the most successful merchants in all of Spain. But when a jilted former lover accuses him of stealing the crown jewels, he escapes Sevilla only to realize he’s duped into piracy, further staining his legacy. Gaspar continues down an immoral path he works relentlessly to resist. The dream life he yearned for with Joséfa slowly slips away, his reputation far too ruined to be worthy of her honor. After having her beloved ripped from her life, Joséfa and Gaspar’s friends work tirelessly to clear his name to no avail. When fate finally hands her a chance, she sets sail to find José, but fate is both friend and foe. Joséfa discovers the man she lost is different from the viscous pirate she rescues from certain death. When infamous pirate hunter Lieutenant Kearny of the USS Enterprise sets his sights on the new pirate, Gaspar must decide between a dark and perilous addiction to piracy or living a subdued life in the shadows. His darker inhibitions may take his soul hostage, and Joséfa’s love may not be enough to save him.
In "The Legend of Gasparilla" by S.T. Fernandez, readers are treated to a swashbuckling tale that combines the charm of Bridgerton with the daring adventures of Pirates of the Caribbean. But make no mistake—this is no mere myth; it's a legend that will leave you spellbound.
Admiral José Gaspar, once living a life of opulence and love, finds himself thrust into the treacherous world of piracy after being falsely accused of stealing the crown jewels. His journey takes an unexpected turn as he grapples with the moral quandaries of his newfound life, and the dream of a future with his love, Joséfa de Mayorga, slips away like sand through his fingers.
The narrative unfolds into a riveting story of love, loss, and redemption as Joséfa, undeterred by the obstacles in her path, sets sail to find Gaspar and clear his tarnished name. The plot takes a dramatic twist when she discovers the man she once knew is now a different, more complex figure—a pirate with a troubled soul.
Lieutenant Kearny of the USS Enterprise, an infamous pirate hunter, enters the scene, adding an extra layer of suspense. Gaspar is faced with a choice between succumbing to the perilous allure of piracy or living a subdued life in obscurity. The internal struggle becomes palpable, and readers are left wondering if Joséfa's unwavering love can rescue Gaspar from the clutches of his darker instincts.
Fernandez masterfully weaves together romance, adventure, and betrayal, creating a narrative that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. The historical backdrop adds authenticity to the tale, immersing readers in a world where love and danger collide on the high seas.
"The Legend of Gasparilla" is a thrilling voyage into the heart of a legendary figure, filled with twists and turns that will leave readers eagerly turning the pages. Fernandez's storytelling prowess shines in this captivating tale of a man torn between love and the shadows of his own choices.
About S.T. Fernandez:
S.T. Fernandez, known as Stephanie, is originally from Orlando, Florida, and was born to two parents from La Isla del Encanto, Puerto Rico. She now resides in the beautiful small beach town of Ventura, California with her husband and their two wiener puppies.
Stephanie is an avid reader of all levels of spicy, steamy romance—mostly in fantasy, historical, or paranormal genres. Just as much as she enjoys disappearing into a good book, creating a story that readers can disappear into brings her immense joy.
She is currently working on her second book in the fantasy romance genre, full of wonderfully diverse characters and themes. S.T. Fernandez’s fantasy romance intertwines Puerto Rico’s Taino indigenous culture’s beautiful themes and language into a fantasy world. She is thrilled and excited to present it to readers when completed.
Twitter: @stfernandez | Facebook: Click Here to Join S.T. Fernandez’s Official Fan Group
1 winner will receive a finished copy of THE LEGEND OF GASPARILLA, US Only.
Ends December 5th, midnight EST.
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