Sunday, April 14, 2013

On A Sea Voyage: schedule

On A Sea Voyage
a virtual book event
April 14-21, 2013


Come aboard The Rusty Dagger (first introduced here).

The pirate lass, Captain Vix, will be at the helm and taking you on this virtual voyage to parts unknown.

There are some new sailors who have joined the crew since the last adventure with Captain Vix.

Look alive and keep your purse close as they may not be what they seem or as gentlemanly as you may be more acquainted with.

So now...

Have a swig from the bottle o'rum being passed round.

And feel free to comment on any or all of the posts for this event.

The captain is more than willing to engage in parlez with you. And is known to be free with treasures from her private stash if you are willing to tell her a tale or two.

Schedule of events:
details and links will be filled in after posted
per usual links are also on the sidebar


April 14, Sunday
Schedule with list of books featured and giveaway offer.

April 15, Monday
Spyglass Sighting: mermaids
Mermaids Mermaids and More Mermaids
Guest post #1: Meet a Merman- Wynn by Ciye Cho

April 16, Tuesday
Guest post #2: The Mermaids of the Darian Coast by David Wesley Hill

April 17, Wednesday
Guest post #3: Mermaid from The Shifu Cloth by Prue Batten

April 18, Thursday
Ocean Views

April 19, Friday
Treasure Chest Giveaway HOP begins
fyi: participants will be eligible to win a book featured in this event

April 20, Saturday
Captain Vix's Treasure Chest

April 21, Sunday
Spyglass sighting: pirates

April 22, Monday
Last day to signup for Treasure Chest Giveaway HOP
End Credits

April 23, Tuesday
Announcement: giveaway winner for Treasure Chest Giveaway HOP

April 30, Tuesday
Giveaway offers end -first batch.

May 5, Sunday
Announcement: giveaway winners

May 6, Monday
Giveaway offers end -second batch.

May 8, Wednesday
Announcement: giveaway winners


Books featured:
there will be more... final list will be updated at the end of the event
giveaway links will light up when available

At Drake's Command
The adventures of Peregrine James
during the second circumnavigation of the world
(Volume 1)
by David Wesley Hill
signup for giveaway: here
my review

by Ciye Cho
signup for giveaway: here
my review

The Light Between Oceans
by M.L. Stedman
signup for giveaway: here
my review

The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman
signup for giveaway: here

Of Triton
by Anna Banks
signup for giveaway: here

Sea Change
by Aimee Friedman
signup for giveaway: below
my review

by China MiƩville
signup for giveaway: here

Seven Locks
by Christine Wade
signup for giveaway: here
my review

The Shifu Cloth
by Prue Batten
signup for giveaway: here
my review

by Brian Kimberling
signup for giveaway: here
my review


--~ Book Giveaway ~--

Sea Change
by Aimee Friedman

16-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science...and not so great with boys. After major drama with her boyfriend and (now ex) best friend, she's happy to spend the summer on small, mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother's estate.

There, Miranda finds new friends and an island with a mysterious, mystical history, presenting her with facts her logical, scientific mind can't make sense of. She also meets Leo, who challenges everything she thought she knew about boys, friendship...and reality.

WIN my copy of this book! (gently used)

Open to all.

Offer ends: April 30, 2013 --> extended to May 6

TO DO: (3-parts)

1. READ all of the special author guest posts (which I will link to below once they are up)

Guest post #1: Wynn by Ciye Cho

Guest post #2: The Mermaids of the Darian Coast by David Wesley Hill

Guest post #3: Mermaid from The Shifu Cloth by Prue Batten

2. LEAVE a comment or question for the author at the individual posts.

3. RETURN to this post, let me know in comments that you did the deed along with your email.


Contest has ended - winner is here



Give a listen to this sea tune, as our ship leaves port...

Pieces of 8ight
performed by Captain Bogg & Salty


* badge header image from cover of At Drake's Command by David Wesley Hill (cover artist: Simon Kozhin,

* song source: Pirates! Music Hop 2011


  1. I loved Florence, a great and adventurous read!
    Once you got to the song in the video, it was cute!

  2. Fantastic event! :D
    I'm not entering this giveaway since I already read this book. :)

  3. I commented on all the posts

  4. I did the deeds. You know I never leave my email since you have it haha. Oh yes this sounds lovely. Oh did I tell you I'm going to BEA this year? I put up a post about it!


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