COMING SOON: ‘A Pirate’s Honor’, plus full cover reveal

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Earlier in the week I gave you all a small taste of the cover for the first Jake Hawking adventure story-story and promised to do the full reveal sometime later this week.

Well, that time has come!

A Pirates Honor Jake Hawking Cover

Coming July 2013

The cover was designed by good buddy Pete Simeti. He’s a comic artist and publisher/founder of Alterna Comics.

Here’s a quick teaser of what the story’s about:

Jake Hawking, pirate and rogue, recently got word that the governor of Havana has hired three bounty hunters to track and capture him and his crew. It’s not an unusual predicament for any pirate to find himself — a hunted man to the end of his days — but Hawking needs to get a grasp of the situation. These three bounty hunters are formidable on their own — their military feats as wide as the sea itself — but if the Spanish governor manages to persuade the lot to fly under a single banner it could make life a little more interesting than Hawking wishes.

He and his crew dock at the port-town of Kingston, Jamaica. Hawking has an informant there and if anyone knows where these three privateers are or might be heading it’s his old flame, Eve. But when they step on dry land Hawking notices the locals are less friendly than he remembers and two shadowy figures start following him through town. Have the bounty hunters cornered him already or is something more sinister at work? He finds out soon enough and he’ll need to act fast if he doesn’t want to find himself learning the steps to the gallows jig.

A Pirate’s Honor is a short-story sitting at approximately 5,600 words and will be available July 16th via Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing for $0.99.

This is the first of three freshly written Jake Hawking adventures that will be published this summer. At the end of the summer they’ll be compiled together with a few bonus stories for a mini collection that will be available as a PDF download and possibly as a paperback, too.

Like I said… lots of exciting things happening this summer. Hope you all enjoy a good swashbuckler or two. 🙂

Let me know what you think of the cover and to see more of Pete’s artwork, check out his DeviantArt page.

J.M. Aucoin

Author. Fencer. Sometimes actor. Full-time nerd. I write swashbucklers & historical adventure novels.
  • ronsonbeck

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    Cover looks good, dude. Definitely doesn’t look like a cheesy pre-fab deal.

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    • Justin

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      Thanks, Mike. Yea, having a good cover — even for short-stories — is important to me. Plus I have so many talented artist friends I’d be silly not to throw some business their way. I’m really pleased with how this first one came out. Second one is in early design phase now.

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  • Tom Johnson

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    Glad to see more swashbuckling adventures coming from you Justin. The cover looks nice. Keep up the good work.

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    • Justin

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      Thanks, Tom . I hope people enjoy it.

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  • Rob

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    Congrats, man! Can’t wait to look it up on the Kindle!

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