Monday, March 7, 2011

Seeking Narwal: Second Sea

Seeking Narwal
a monthly saga
posted on the 7th of each month - until the narwal is found
details here


The search continues for the narwal and stolen treasure...

Fresh from their last adventure in the Mediterranean Sea with mermaids, Captain Vix and her crew are forced to go ashore.

The Rusty Dagger sails into the port of a small town on the coast of Italy. A mermaid had told Captain Vix that this particular town holds a secret to help with the search for the infamous narwal.


The Adriatic Sea is a body of water separating the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan peninsula, and the system of the Apennine Mountains from that of the Dinaric Alps and adjacent ranges. The Adriatic Sea is a northwest-to-southeast arm of the Mediterranean Sea. - per wikipedia

The Adriatic Sea is situated largely between the eastern coast of Italy and Croatia, which are both major tourist attractions. It was used by the ancient Romans to transport goods (including animals and slaves) to Ostia (the Roman port). - per wikipedia


When the captain and crew disembark, they go their separate ways.

The sights and sounds of the town create an interesting diversion for the crew.

A lady in jangling bangles and swirly skirt urges passerbys to visit...

The Oracle of Stamboul
by Michael David Lukas
win this at Unabridged Chick
win this at Kelly's Lucky You
-ends Mar 19

A barker on the street corner tells tales of...

Lady Doctor Wyre
A Jane Austen Space Opera
by Joely Sue Burkhart
win this at Ex Libris
-ends Mar 11

Freda finds this gem in the dressmaker's shop...

Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing
by Kathy Cano-Murillo
win this at Freda's Voice
-ends Mar 10

As we walk through the town center, this cloaked gal runs past...

Red Riding Hood
by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
win this at Sara's Urban Fantasy
-ends Mar 13

And, this wench sits nearby...

The Iron Thorn
by Caitlin Kittredge
win this at Tynga's reviews
-ends Apr 6

A billboard in the town's square sports a poster advertising and inviting one and all to a spectacular event...

by Melissa De La Cruz
win this at Fire and Ice
-ends Apr 1


Captain Vix makes her way to a nearby tavern to quench her thirst with a wee drink of mead.

She seats herself in front of a window and stares out to sea...

The Winter Sea
by Susanna Kearsley
want my gently read copy?
comment below with your email and
if you were part of the crew at this italian coastal town,
what would you do or see while on shore leave?
-offer ends Apr 3 -->extended to May 1, 2011


Contest has ended - winner is here



C R E W:
Freda of Freda's Voice
Giada of Dr. Stravagante’s Traveling Book Circus
Jo of Fluidity of Time
Kulsuma of sunshine and stardust
Sullivan McPig of Pearls Cast Before a McPig

Crew duties:
Report in for duty: comment below with a link to a picture of something you see or do while on shore leave

Join the crew and earn points towards the Seeking Narwal prize during the tour of the seven seas.

Shore leave doings...

Freda is visiting visiting hubby's family in Bari.

Sullivan McPig tracked down some pizza after all that fish.

Vivien is scuba diving.

Giada is visiting friends in Portonovo

and tasting delicious dishes.

Kulsuma is sightseeing and may visit this island.

Llehn is visiting all the quaint little cafes to try their pastries.

AimeeKay, new crew member, is having a dress made up at the dressmakers shop for the masquerade.

Audra, new crew member, is visiting the fortune teller to see what lies ahead!

Christie is going where her sweet tooth takes her!

JessS delights in the fine cuisine of the area.

Stacy heads straight for the pizza.

Darlyn catches hermit crabs.


* a mini-challenge for the Iron Seas Challenge

* if you've read Iron Duke by Meljean Brook post your link here to enter to win the next book in the series - Heart of Steel

~~~ seeking narwal schedule ~~~


  1. Freda reporting for duty.

    While stopping in the Adriatric Sea region, I was able to go HERE: (
    to Bari, Italy and visit my hubby's family, who are now my family too. Great food and family fun is always a treat!

  2. McPig reporting for duty
    While on shore I tracked down some pizza after all that fish:


  3. I would love to be able to go scuba diving.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  4. Giada reporting for duty.

    I visited my friends in Portonovo

    and had the chance to taste delicious dishes.

  5. Some great giveaways here. I've never heard of some of these and have now added them to my ever-increasing book pile. Thanks!

  6. I would visit all the quaint little cafes and try their pastries :D


  7. I would go sightseeing along the coast and if time permits, visit this island:

  8. I would want to have a dress made up at the dress makers shop just to wear to the masquerade.

  9. I would definitely be in the dressmaker's shop. I've always loved the idea of a masquerade...(:

  10. how did I miss this? one, thank you for featuring my giveaway! and two, I would desperately want to be a part of this crew -- and once on shore, I'd visit the fortune teller to see what was ahead!

  11. "Llehn is visiting all the quaint little cafes to try their pastries"

    It was either this or the pizza... mmmm! My sweet tooth always wins though!

    swaggirl01 at gmail dot com

  12. Try as much food as I can and probably end up spending all my money.

  13. Definitely find some pizza! Yummy.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

  14. Emm. I guess find hermit crabs? LOL

    darlyn225 at gmail dot com


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