Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Less Stuff, More Books

YAY for more books!

What do you think?

Spotted the below book in the video which I plan on adding to my tbr pile.

Cinnamon and Gunpowder
by Eli Brown
just released: June 2013

A gripping adventure, a seaborne romance, and a twist on the tale of Scheherazade—with the best food ever served aboard a pirate’s ship

The year is 1819, and the renowned chef Owen Wedgwood has been kidnapped by the ruthless pirate Mad Hannah Mabbot. He will be spared, she tells him, as long as he puts exquisite food in front of her every Sunday without fail.

To appease the red-haired captain, Wedgwood gets cracking with the meager supplies on board. His first triumph at sea is actual bread, made from a sourdough starter that he leavens in a tin under his shirt throughout a roaring battle, as men are cutlassed all around him. Soon he’s making tea-smoked eel and brewing pineapple-banana cider.

But Mabbot—who exerts a curious draw on the chef—is under siege. Hunted by a deadly privateer and plagued by a saboteur hidden on her ship, she pushes her crew past exhaustion in her search for the notorious Brass Fox. As Wedgwood begins to sense a method to Mabbot’s madness, he must rely on the bizarre crewmembers he once feared: Mr. Apples, the fearsome giant who loves to knit; Feng and Bai, martial arts masters sworn to defend their captain; and Joshua, the deaf cabin boy who becomes the son Wedgwood never had.

Cinnamon and Gunpowder is a swashbuckling epicure’s adventure simmered over a surprisingly touching love story—with a dash of the strangest, most delightful cookbook never written. Eli Brown has crafted a uniquely entertaining novel full of adventure: the Scheherazade story turned on its head, at sea, with food.

It would be a good read for the upcoming Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19, which I will be participating in next month.

Talk Like a Pirate
September 15-21, 2013
sponsored by AimeeKay
Want to join in this event?
details here


  1. Loved the passing of a book over that plant!! Good video!

  2. CINNAMON AND GUNPOWDER looks like a fabulous read. I had to add it to my list. I should read more pirate books.

  3. I agree. Get rid of more stuff and make room for more books! I've read Cinnamon and Gunpowder and I really liked it. It was different, in a good way. Love it when that happens.

  4. This book looks good, definitely need to put it on my wish list!

    Thanks for the share!


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