Since the theme of this Hump Day Hook was ‘scary’ for Halloween, this hook comes from Treasure Hunt. After all what is Halloween without pirates???
DeLaney Black Heart is the captain of The Gypsy Princess, the most feared pirate ship on the Cannequ seas, until recently. Her long standing enemy, Falken Sands, is making good on his threat to ruin her. She is in desperate need of a large bounty to soothe her crew and reclaim her title.
Raven Kinsley is a treasure hunter. He offers DeLaney the chance to redeem herself. Only their history is stopping DeLaney from jumping on the offer. Raven abandoned her a year earlier and disappeared.
Left with no other choice, DeLaney agrees to Raven’s commission. They begin their journey to claim the lost treasure of Midas, but soon trouble surrounds them. Raven and DeLaney combine forces to battle gryphons, the possessed Falken Sands, and other creatures.
DeLaney tries to convince herself what she feels for Raven is born out of battle, not love. Raven knows he loves DeLaney, but until an old enemy is beaten, he can’t make his claim on her heart.
As secrets are revealed, they realize this is more than a mere treasure hunt. It’s a battle for their lives.
DeLaney Black Heart walked down the uneven wooden sidewalk, her blood boiling. She couldn’t believe her body was betraying her like this. The moment she had looked into the swirling brown pools of his eyes, DeLaney’s insides had turned to burning lava.
A thick bank of fog had rolled in from Ghost Whisper harbor. The dense gray mass carried the moans and wails of the lost souls of dead fishermen, sailors, and pirates that gave the cove its name. On nights such as these, only shadows walked the streets of Twist of Fate.
Thin, wispy fingers reached out for DeLaney, but she ignored them.
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