Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Blog Tour: To The Wind by Ute Carbone

Synopsis –

To the Wind
The Journey Continues
In this sequel to Sweet Lenora, Anton and Lenora sail away from trouble in Rio de Janeiro only to encounter new problems. With only half a crew and a first mate that is hated and feared, they venture to San Francisco plagued by threats, mutiny,and illness. As they arrive at their destination, the ghosts of the past come back to haunt them and may prove to be the greatest menace of all. At each turn, the love they have forged is tested. Will it prevail?   

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Excerpt -

“Mr. Abercrombie still troubles me,” Lenora said one eve as we were off the coast of Peru. “The crew is rumbling. It is not pretty what they say.” She sat upon the berth and ran a brush through her hair.

I took the brush from her and attended to the task, happy to touch her silky waves. “The crew’s  rumblings are never pretty, mon  amie. You must away from them.”

“I don’t seek them out, Anton. But it is hard not to hear their complaints in a society small as the one aboard this ship. Maurice told me Abercrombie whipped Tageo.”

I did not hold with whipping, but it was common enough practice. I would be hard pressed to sanction Abercrombie for use of the lash as a means of discipline. “Tageo is a scoundrel. The men say he has been stealing water. You can understand how serious is such an offense.”

“Yes, but—”

I held my fingers to her lips. “I have heard the grumblings, Lenora. I will speak to Abercrombie.” I understood her distaste. I had seen the lash cut down too many good men, both aboard ship and in New Orleans, to embrace its use. And I feared Abercrombie had an appetite for whippings far beyond what might be considered common practice. It troubled me considerably more than I let on to Lenora. Abercrombie knew well I needed him. He gave me his respect only because I was his superior and he feared I might yet throw him into the sea.

Author Bio

Ute (who pronounces her name Oooh-tah) Carbone is a multipublished author of women’s fiction, comedy, and romance. She lives with her husband New Hampshire, where she spends her days walking, eating chocolate and dreaming up stories.

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GIVEAWAY INFO -  1 eBook copy of "Sweet Lenora" (Book One)


  1. Thanks for featuring To the Wind today, Rose. Happy Holidays!

  2. Sounds like a great sequel! Congratulations!