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2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Sink or Swim: The Search for Aveline


1) A fun mix of LGBTQ characters and quasi-historical paranormal pirate adventure, with a few more serious themes given attention, but not angst.
2) Well crafted descriptions. Witty, snappy dialogue. Perfectly timed jokes and double entendres. Evocative and engaging writing style. Swift pace with tight scenes. An intriguing ensemble cast of characters. Was this the best pirate adventure with romance elements I've read? No. But it's pretty damn good. Like I mentioned, there is no one particular main couple, but several pairings form along the way. Lesbian, gay, straight, so be forewarned. Backstories are given, and we learn enough about everyone. Had some trouble keeping up with who was who, and the plot was a tad convoluted at times, but I take all the blame for that. Sometimes the language and people's level of knowledge also seem a bit too modern. But overall, not bad at all.

Sink or Swim: The Search for Aveline Angie Bee & Stephanie Rabig
Asexual - Historical Romance
Series: Sink or Swim
Paperback: 376 pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (January 31, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162004921X
ISBN-13: 978-1620049211
Amazon: Sink or Swim: The Search for Aveline Angie Bee & Stephanie Rabig

Captain Harriet "Harry" Roberts and the daring crew of The Sappho are not for the faint of heart. A ship of strays unlike any other, they're not afraid to face whatever the world throws at them—be it mermaids, kidnappings, sirens, plague, clashes with their mortal enemy Captain Wrath Drew of The Charon, a handsome merman, or good old-fashioned love.

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