"Wonderfully realistic time travel!"
Michaela Martin has never felt as if she fit in anywhere.
Her best, and only, friend is Brady Sheppard, who just
happens to be gay. Adopted very early, Michaela was an only
child and is in college on a fencing scholarship. So during
Pledge Week for the sororities on campus, Michaela decides
to go for the most popular one. Naturally, Michaela gets
picked for the challenge. Michaela's challenge ends up
being spending the night alone on Mystic Cove on the
anniversary of Tristan Hamilton's death. Always fascinated
by pirates, Michaela has done a lot of research. It turns
out the citizens of Mystic Cove caused the death of the
infamous pirate and as a result, Tristan cursed them with
his dying breath. The curse is anyone out there alone on
that date would never be seen again. Which is exactly how
Michaela ended up where she was now, on the beach. She's
doing fine until she sees a fog rolling in, and not a
normal fog. She begins to try and outrun the fog and ends
up tripping when her world goes black.
When Michaela comes to, she's on board a ship. And not a
modern-day ship either. Michaela finds herself on none
other than Tristan Hamilton's pirate ship. Eventually,
Michaela figures out the fog must have taken her back in
The captain is not exactly pleased to find a woman on his
ship. And this particular woman not only talks funny, she's
dressed in the strangest way Tristan has ever seen. Not
surprisingly, Tristan has Michaela moved to his cabin. When
he questions her as to how she got on his ship, she tells
him a tale of coming from the future. Of course, he doesn't
believe her story and decides to avail himself of her
charms. He's not about to look a gift horse in the mouth.
When they find themselves under attack, Michaela surprises
them all by showing up on deck, sword in hand, and has an
amazing skill. Tristan finds himself becoming more and more
intrigued by this beautiful woman with the sharp tongue and
fighting abilities. Meanwhile, Michaela is living a dream
come true by being on an honest-to-goodness pirate ship.
For some odd reason, she finally feels as if she belongs
Is there any chance of a relationship between these two?
Will Michaela go back to her own time? Will she be able to
change the past and avert Tristan's death in Mystic Cove?
Will they live long enough to have the chance of a future?
After all, a pirate's life was not easy.
PIRATES OF THE MIST is a thrilling time travel romance.
Tracy L. Ranson has done a wonderful job of bringing this
hazardous time to life, right down to the lack of dental
hygiene. We see the conflict between Michaela and Tristan
as Michaela fights to maintain her independence and not
cause problems between Tristan and his crew. Michaela must
also do what she can to save Tristan's life, even though he
doesn't believe she came from the future. If you have any
interest in the life of a pirate, this is one story you
don't want to miss.
Note: Review refers to 2006 Triskelion edition
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted November 7, 2006