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Captive

By: Zoe Blake
Published By: Blushing Press
Copyright: ©2015 by Blushing Books® and Zoe Blake
12 Chapters / 34,200 Words
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Captain Jacques “Le Chanceux” (The Lucky) Tavernier is a pirate. He is not the bastard son of a wealthy duke, or some tortured hero in disguise on a noble quest. He is a pirate. He does and takes what he wants... and he wants Isabelle.

Isabelle is getting very tired of not controlling her own fate. First, her father ships her off to England to marry some decrepit lord, and now pirates have attacked the ship and taken her captive. No longer willing to be biddable and obedient, Isabelle decides to fight the pirate captain at every turn, even when his forceful seduction and creative punishments give as much pleasure as pain.

The fate of Isabelle’s companion, Marina, is no better. Claimed by not one but two pirates to be used for their own dark pleasure.

Isabelle is playing a dangerous game. Denying a pirate something he wants is never a good idea, especially when that pirate is powerful, handsome and determined to bend you to his will. Will Isabelle’s pirate captor become her master, or will she capture his heart?

Publisher's Note: This is a re-release of the previously titled "Captive of Chance".

CLANG! CLANG! CLANG! 

The alarm bell startled the two women out of a deep, if not restful, sleep. Sitting up in their cots, they looked about the small cramped cabin in confusion.

“What could it be, miss?”

“I haven’t the faintest idea, but there is only one way to find out.”

Isabelle grabbed her dressing gown from the end of the cot and swung it over her shoulders as she approached the cabin door. She felt a tug on her nightgown and looked to see her companion, Marina, holding tight.

“Don’t do it, miss. Let’s just stay here till the captain comes.”

Pulling the fabric free, Isabelle continued to the door. “Posh! If there is something truly going on, we cannot wait for that old blowhard to come and let us know!”

Isabelle, well to be correct, Esmerelda Leonor Isabelle Catalina de Recalde el Rojo, did not cower easily. Perhaps it was her father’s Spanish blood or even her mother’s English courage. One thing was certain, she did not possess the gentile temperament of the typical female or the patience, for that matter.

Releasing the latch, she threw open the door to a chaotic scene.

CLANG! CLANG! CLANG!

Seamen were scrambling about in various states of undress while the cabin boy, who had been bringing them their meals during the long voyage, vigorously rang the sleep depriving bell.

“All hands! All hands on deck! Captain’s orders!” he shouted over and over again.

“You there. Boy! Boy!” shouted Isabelle. “Yes, you!” she clarified when he gave her a confused look as if surprised to see a partially dressed woman addressing him. “What is going on?”

“Pirates! There are pirates! We’re about to be attacked! Best get back inside and bar the door,” said the boy impatiently as he went back to his duty.

CLANG! CLANG! CLANG!

Isabelle quickly shut the door, threw the latch and turned and braced her back against it for good measure.

“Oh lord! Oh lord! Oh lord!” wailed Marina. She had signed on as companion to the fancy lady for a bit of adventure and fun. True she was hoping to catch the eye of some strapping young seaman because what was adventure without a lusty man by your side, but she did not sign up for pirates!

“Stop that nonsense, Marina! I need to think,” groused Isabelle. Then feeling poorly for shouting at her frightened companion, she crossed the cabin and gave her a quick hug.

“We cannot panic. The captain may be a slovenly man, but he runs a good merchant ship. I’m sure they are prepared and have fought off, well, hundreds of pirate attacks with great success.” Isabelle said with a false sense of confidence.

“Do you really think so, miss?” asked Marina, her eyes filled with hope and fear.

No. “Why of course, I think so!” she said with authority. “Now help me out of my nightgown and into my corset and dress. If we are to be attacked, I don’t want them finding me in my skivy!”

Marina went to do as she was bid while Isabelle was left to ponder for a moment the real possibility of being taken captive by pirates. Her father was a wealthy Spanish noble. Ransom would not be an issue. She could provide the pirates with plenty of gold and jewels, but was that all they would ask of her? She shuddered at the thought.

How bitterly ironic, Isabelle thought. When she set out on this journey, her every thought was how very much she did not want to reach her destination. Fate was cruel. Isabelle had been forced by her parents to leave her beloved warm and sunny Azores islands to travel to cold and dank England to become the betrothed of some stodgy, old English lord. Even the painted miniature he had sent with his marriage proposal showed a thin hairline and at least two chins. One had to assume the painter was being judiciously kind, and in actuality her betrothed had even lesshair and probably one or two additional chins!

She had begged, pleaded, stormed and stomped but to no avail. Her parents were stalwart. She would marry the English lord and secure an English title for the family. Her parents also felt Isabelle’s upbringing on the somewhat remote colony island was leading to “unladylike” behavior as her mother put it. They were sending her back to the continent not a moment too soon in their minds.

So it was Isabelle, who found herself alone with only a hired companion for company on a merchant vessel bound for England. In the hold were trunks of silks, jewels and gold. Her dowry. Her father had chosen the well-armed vessel to carry his precious cargo. The galleon had at least fifteen guns. But would it be a match for a pirate ship?

“Not that one, Marina,” said Isabelle when a satin walking dress was pulled out of their trunks. “The heavy worsted wool one.”

“What, miss?”

“The worsted wool one!” shouted Isabelle.

The noise and clamor all around them was getting louder. Above their heads they could hear the pounding of boots and the screeching scrape of wood on metal as the thirty-six pound long guns were rolled towards the gun ports. Indistinct shouts and curses filtered through the wooden beamed ceiling of their cabin. Even without hearing the words, both women could tell from the excited tenor of the shouts, the seamen were scared.

“Hurry, Marina! Hurry!” urged Isabelle.

When both women were dressed in their warmest gowns, they sat on the cot and waited and listened. All the harried activity had suddenly stopped. There was a strange, tense calm.

BOOM! Silence. BOOM!

The women screamed and held their hands over their ears as the whole ship shook and rattled as each long gun was fired. Dust and debris were shaken loose from the ceiling and fell down on them like rain. Marina clutched desperately at the lapels of Isabelle’s dress. Isabelle held the frightened woman tightly to her side. Rubbing a soothing hand down her back, she said, “The sound of the guns is a good thing. I’ll bet they are sending those nasty pirates scattering away.”

Marina raised her head off Isabelle’s shoulder and gave her a look filled with doubt. Isabelle’s attempt to soothe and calm had fallen short. Unfortunately, even she didn’t believe her words anymore.

Her inherent lack of patience came to the fore. Isabelle jumped up and grabbed Marina’s hand. “Come. We cannot stay here like two geese for the slaughter!”

“But where are we to go? It must be safer in the cabin!” complained Marina.

“If they take the ship, they will search the cabins and the hold for treasure. We must find a place to hide where they will not think to look. Hopefully, none of the seamen will betray there are women on board. Now come on!” shouted Isabelle as she forcibly dragged a trembling Marina out the cabin door.

The passageway was strangely quiet compared to the chaos moments before. All the men were above deck fighting off the attack. Isabelle continued to drag Marina down the passageway where they came to a steep wooden ladder leading down to the hold. “This way. Mind your skirts,” ordered Isabelle as she awkwardly descended the ladder. Reaching the wooden floor beneath, she helped Marina on the last few rungs. Taking a look around the dimly lit interior, Isabelle saw the entire space stacked with crates, provisions for the voyage, and trunks. Somewhere in this mess was her dowry trunk, she thought queerly.

“This should be a good hiding place,” offered Marina as she took in all the dark nooks and crannies.

“Usually I would agree, but they will probably come straight to the hold to see what cargo the vessel is carrying. We would be found out. No,” said Isabelle, “we have to go further. Somewhere they won’t think to look.”

Isabelle tried to calm herself and think back to all those boring dinners in the officer’s quarters she had suffered through the past few weeks. They often talked about the ship.

“The bilge!” said Isabelle. “We need to head to the bilge.”

“The bilge? That sounds awful!” whined Marina.

“If what I remember from the officer’s comments, I’m afraid it is going to smell even worse.” groaned Isabelle.

They stumbled and groped their way through the hold, making their way to the back and the side of the ship.

“The bilge is the lowest part of the ship and quite nasty with water and such. There will be no reason for the pirates to go there,” explained Isabelle as she tried not to breathe through her nose the closer they got.

Leaning against the side of the ship, she gingerly stepped into the cold, foul smelling water and lowered herself into a crouch. Pulling Marina down by her side, once again they waited and listened. The sounds of battle were muffled from their low perch. They could better hear the lapping of the waves against the side of the ship. After what seemed liked hours, even the faint sounds of gunfire died out. As much as they were praying for the roaring sounds to cease, the silence was worse. Much worse.

The women were left to wonder what was happening far above them. Had they won? Isabelle cursed her current fate under her breath.

* * *

“You have lost, Captain, but have good cheer. By surrendering, you have saved the lives of, well, what’s left of your valiant crew,” said the pirate captain sardonically as he stood over the prostrate merchant ship’s captain.

“I’ll see you hanged for this!” ground out the man.

The pirate captain sighed. Turning to his first mate, he said, “Why do they always say that? After I was being so pleasant.”

“They don’t always say it. The last bloke said he would see you drawn and quartered,” answered the first mate helpfully.

“That is true. And that puff piece of a captain before that did say he wanted my head on a pike,” offered the pirate captain with amusement. “But on the whole, I’d say I get threatened with ol’ Jack Ketch the most.”

“Fairly put,” said the first mate.

The two men made a striking pair.

The pirate captain stood well over six feet with broad shoulders emphasized all the more by his narrow hips and wide-legged stance. His swarthy complexion from years spent at sea and shoulder-length jet-black hair gave him a sinister air. The malevolent appearance was helped by the leather brace that held no fewer than five loaded pistols. Attired in unrelenting black, with shiny black knee high boots and a long, black oilskin coat, it was no wonder hardy seamen trembled at his approach.

He was Captain Jacques Tavernier “Le Chanceux”, The Lucky. Named so for the countless attacks he had survived without so much as a scratch. He was legendary among his men and beyond. Called Captain by his men and Chance by his friends, of which there was only one, his first mate Drake.

Drake stood only an inch shorter than his captain. His almost white blond hair a stark contrast. Although it would be a deadly mistake to assume Drake was any less formidable. Standing by his captain’s side since they were two young bilge rats swabbing the deck of an English navy ship, he was fiercely loyal and just as fierce in battle.

Chance placed his cutlass under the chin of the merchant vessel’s captain, forcing him to meet his gaze. “Now, good sir, why don’t you tell me about the cargo you are about to gift to me for sparing your life.”

“Go to the devil,” spat out the merchant captain.

“Tsk, tsk. Such manners,” admonished Chance before leaning down on his haunches and whispering in a low and threatening voice, “Bravado such as that gets a man killed. So unless you want me to slit your ungrateful throat from ear to ear and add your blood to this deck, I suggest you speak with more respect, vous comprenez?”

The merchant captain nodded his head slightly, not wishing to cut himself on the razor sharp cutlass that was still wedged against his throat.

Bien! So let’s try this again. What nice trinkets can we expect from your hold?” asked Chance.

“We stopped in the Americas before the islands. I carry tobacco, sugar and cotton. There is also a dowry chest full of gold and silks. It is yours if you leave my ship and crew unharmed,” stammered out the merchant captain.

“It already is mine,” laughed Chance before turning to his first mate. “Drake, be so good as to direct the crew to empty the hold of our bounty. Leave enough food provisions to get the merchant crew to the nearest port,” ordered Chance. While having a bloodthirsty reputation during an attack, Chance was known for his benevolence once a ship surrendered… as long as they cooperated.

“Yes, Captain,” responded Drake sharply before ordering some deck hands to help him below in the hold.

Turning back to the anxious merchant captain, Chance asked in a calm tone that belied the question, “Now, Captain, shall we discuss the woman you have hidden on board? The one who belongs to the dowry chest?” he helpfully provided when it looked like the merchant captain was about to deny it.

It was too late. The merchant captain realized his terrible error. Not being one to protect a woman over his own hide, he willingly told the pirate captain all he wanted to know about his beautiful passenger.

Tina on 09/14/2017 04:33pm
This story is about Belle and her companion Marina who gets captured by pirates. The main characters are Belle and the Captain Chance, but Marina, Drake & Gregor (fMM) also have a large story arc throughout.

I personally would give the book 3.5 stars, the writing was good but there were a number of reasons that I couldn't give it more stars. The main reason was that there was not enough of an actual story for me, it was a short snap shot of time, with some characters that just seemed to unrealistic in their actions. I wasn%u2019t fully captured by the story, although it was a good read.

The book has it's HEA with no cliffhanger.

I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
rjr on 09/05/2017 11:22pm
Sailing on her way to an arranged marriage our heroine and her maid servant are captured by pirates. From that point on is where this book veers off from all the others you have read with a similar beginning. For our heroine does not find herself with a gentleman pirate, rather she finds herself imprisoned by an actual pirate. To say this book is much more realistic than others you've read on this topic would be an understatement. It's very well written and you actually worry for the safety of the two women captives. That being said, there is romance to be found. There are also lots of spankings and punishments, some of which are quite harsh. Very explicit sex scenes are detailed regarding both women. In all, I feel this book gives you a much more realistic feeling of life aboard a pirate ship. While we do get an HEA, even that is not perfectly tied up with a bow. I found this book hard to put down and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Pettigg on 09/02/2017 12:50pm
The stereotypical swashbuckling pirate meets up with a very untypical damsel. Isabelle is tired of everyone else having control of her life and decides to take a chance. Some very risqu fun for her and her maid. Great story!
lani on 08/21/2017 05:52am
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for an honest review. What a lovely, engaging tale of pirates and love! I thoroughly enjoyed this story! It is well written, with wonderfully interesting and well developed characters and plot. I highly recommend it!
Margaret Corcoran on 08/18/2017 01:19pm
I enjoyed this book. I love this author. But this book is not really for the feint hearted. It is very hot. It has a lot of different sexual elements that some might find as abuse but isn't for the participants. All the characters are very human and well developed. There is some harsh discipline but eventually love and understanding. A very interesting and enjoyable story. A very easy read. I received an ARC copy of this book and I highly recommend it.
Dyane on 08/17/2017 01:27pm
I came away from this book smiling and feeling lighthearted. The heroine Belle is spirited and sassy, even in the face of a dangerous pirate. Chance is unapologetic regarding his chosen career as a pirate, but immediately taken by her beauty and spirit. But he is not so taken with her that he ignores her temper or dangerous escapades. With two love stories, sizzling sex scenes, witty dialogue and lots of stern discipline, this book delivers premium entertainment. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Nancy Hughes on 08/17/2017 11:58am
I like to read pirate stories about a handsome, strong Captain, who is able to control a woman, who is a spitfire. Chance, the pirate kidnaps Belle, and she's a lot of work, but he knows what he's doing. A lot of sex described explicitly and spankings. This is a fast read, I enjoyed it. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Becca on 08/16/2017 12:53pm
This erotic pirate fantasy is pretty much straight up fantasy, complete with the handsome swashbuckling pirate and beautiful, innocent maiden. I wouldn't quite call it darkly erotic, but it was certainly not light either. Ms. Blake has solid writing skills and quite the talent for punishments that make you wince. She also doesn't allow her story to take itself too seriously, which really works for me.

The way Chance treated Belle was pretty rough, but the author managed to sprinkle in a bit of humor which kept it from getting too dark. Then again, I think it's just easier for me to buy into this behavior with pirate 'heroes' rather than contemporary bad boy leads like mafia hit men. So with a good dose of belief suspension, this story is fun fantasy fodder.

I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Nicolete on 08/16/2017 12:22am
Captive is a good old fashioned pirate story. Raiding ships to find their bounty. When they attack a ship Captain Jacques %u201CLe Chanceux%u201D not only finds a good bounty but also the beautiful Isabelle. Isabelle has had enough of controlling men and not happy when taken captive by the pirate. The captain soon shows Isabelle how he handles his captives if they don%u2019t co-operate. A hot read
Stats23 on 08/15/2017 12:05pm
I had forgotten how entertaining a well written swashbuckling pirate story could be. It took a well-respected spanking romance author like Zoe Blake to get me back into the genre, and I%u2019m sure glad I did. This story is fast, full of fun and adventure, with great spankings and sensuous sex. I really loved Isabelle and Chance%u2019s chess game with a show and tell (she showed and he told) game-within-the-game. If you like interesting pirate and delicate damsel stories (think Pirates of the Caribbean), with stimulating and erotic undertones, don%u2019t hesitate to order this 5 star adventure.
I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
anon on 01/29/2016 07:44pm
I was surprised by this story as I have all Blake’s Little stories and this is quite a nice change. Belle and her maid, Marina, couldn’t be more different as the story begins, but they both find they love their captors with all their hearts. This story is intense, as Blake’s stories usually are, but well written and emotional. Chance’s tough love does things for Belle that let her blossom. Marina, on the other hand, controls her men with her sexy antics. Fun read.
anon on 01/29/2016 07:44pm
I was surprised by this story as I have all Blake۪s Little stories and this is quite a nice change. Belle and her maid, Marina, couldn۪t be more different as the story begins, but they both find they love their captors with all their hearts. This story is intense, as Blake۪s stories usually are, but well written and emotional. Chance۪s tough love does things for Belle that let her blossom. Marina, on the other hand, controls her men with her sexy antics. Fun read.
sam on 01/17/2016 09:33pm
Sex on nearly every page, hot spankings and other kinky stuff and impossibly handsome and polite pirates. What more can a reader want? Not very much in my opinion. There is even a decent storyline and well developed characters. I am looking forward to reading more from this author.
sam on 01/17/2016 09:33pm
Sex on nearly every page, hot spankings and other kinky stuff and impossibly handsome and polite pirates. What more can a reader want? Not very much in my opinion. There is even a decent storyline and well developed characters. I am looking forward to reading more from this author.
MOON QUARTZ on 01/13/2016 08:01pm
My first time with this author & she has easily become my fav & will be on my wish list. I'm definitely gonna read the rest of her books. This is a titillating tale told in ZB's inimitable style making it a scintillating and exciting read. Once I started I could not put it down until I finished. There are two stories unfolding here & both are seamlessly woven into each other so that they meld beautifully into the narrative. The storyline was not repetitive & had quite a few surprises. Despite the intense BDSM content the author has managed to endear the rogue gentlemen to my heart & I'm sure will endear themselves to any readers heart. Robin Hood of the high seas - oh yeah & what a hood he is indeed. Humorous, intelligent & full of va va voom.
MOON QUARTZ on 01/13/2016 08:01pm
My first time with this author & she has easily become my fav & will be on my wish list. I'm definitely gonna read the rest of her books. This is a titillating tale told in ZB's inimitable style making it a scintillating and exciting read. Once I started I could not put it down until I finished. There are two stories unfolding here & both are seamlessly woven into each other so that they meld beautifully into the narrative. The storyline was not repetitive & had quite a few surprises. Despite the intense BDSM content the author has managed to endear the rogue gentlemen to my heart & I'm sure will endear themselves to any readers heart. Robin Hood of the high seas - oh yeah & what a hood he is indeed. Humorous, intelligent & full of va va voom.
SL on 01/01/2016 04:02pm
4 1/2 stars ARGH what’s not to like? Being held captive by a civil, handsome, caring pirate? Belle is to be married to some stuffy Lord in England. She is kidnapped by a pirate named Chance. Her maidhood is taken, but in the interim she falls in love with her pirate. Chance and his first mates know how to love and discipline their women. It is a nice naughty romp. It has a happy ending.
SL on 01/01/2016 04:02pm
4 1/2 stars ARGH what۪s not to like? Being held captive by a civil, handsome, caring pirate? Belle is to be married to some stuffy Lord in England. She is kidnapped by a pirate named Chance. Her maidhood is taken, but in the interim she falls in love with her pirate. Chance and his first mates know how to love and discipline their women. It is a nice naughty romp. It has a happy ending.
JK on 12/28/2015 08:25pm
A high seas adventure and then some!! Wow! This one is not for the faint of heart, but I really enjoyed it! We have a Lady and her maid captured by pirates and then the debauchery begins!! It is quite a kinky and erotic tale, with some twists and turns you might not expect! Read this and have yourself an adventure!!
JK on 12/28/2015 08:25pm
A high seas adventure and then some!! Wow! This one is not for the faint of heart, but I really enjoyed it! We have a Lady and her maid captured by pirates and then the debauchery begins!! It is quite a kinky and erotic tale, with some twists and turns you might not expect! Read this and have yourself an adventure!!
Pico1 on 12/27/2015 07:51pm
I enjoyed A Captive by Chance. It was well written and fast paced, with a good story and HEA. It featured two women, Belle and her servant Marina, captured by pirates and their adventures as they find themselves the objects of the pirate’s desires. Belle, the heroine of the story, gets herself in a lot of trouble, constantly, and the captain of the ship, Chance, is constantly having to get her out of trouble and punish her misbehavior. The book has a lot of sex, spanking and adventures, and was fun to read.
Pico1 on 12/27/2015 07:51pm
I enjoyed A Captive by Chance. It was well written and fast paced, with a good story and HEA. It featured two women, Belle and her servant Marina, captured by pirates and their adventures as they find themselves the objects of the pirate۪s desires. Belle, the heroine of the story, gets herself in a lot of trouble, constantly, and the captain of the ship, Chance, is constantly having to get her out of trouble and punish her misbehavior. The book has a lot of sex, spanking and adventures, and was fun to read.
SH on 12/27/2015 05:06pm
What a great book! I was hooked from page one and read it straight through! Pirates, adventure, suspense, danger, romance and a whole lotta steam, whew!! Loved it!
SH on 12/27/2015 05:06pm
What a great book! I was hooked from page one and read it straight through! Pirates, adventure, suspense, danger, romance and a whole lotta steam, whew!! Loved it!
Redrabbitt on 12/27/2015 02:03pm
Once again, Zoe Blake has spun a tale, this time with lusty pirates seizing a British vessel and capturing two women, maiden Isabelle and her companion, Marina. Captain Jacques “Le Chanceux” (The Lucky) Tavernier claims Isabelle and twin brothers, Drake and Gregor lay claim to Marina. The plot kept me captivated and the pages turning in this sizzling tales on the high seas with multiple spankings, implements, explicit sex, anal play, ménages à trios, kidnap and capture, and even an HEA ending.
Redrabbitt on 12/27/2015 02:03pm
Once again, Zoe Blake has spun a tale, this time with lusty pirates seizing a British vessel and capturing two women, maiden Isabelle and her companion, Marina. Captain Jacques Le Chanceux۝ (The Lucky) Tavernier claims Isabelle and twin brothers, Drake and Gregor lay claim to Marina. The plot kept me captivated and the pages turning in this sizzling tales on the high seas with multiple spankings, implements, explicit sex, anal play, m̩nages trios, kidnap and capture, and even an HEA ending.
Ed Dalton on 12/27/2015 10:45am
Excellent book...gentleman pirates...hot, lust ladies and wenches...all mixed together with spankings and punishments and REALLY hot sex. It is now a personal favorite. Highly recommend it
Ed Dalton on 12/27/2015 10:45am
Excellent book...gentleman pirates...hot, lust ladies and wenches...all mixed together with spankings and punishments and REALLY hot sex. It is now a personal favorite. Highly recommend it
Laurel Lasky on 12/26/2015 12:43pm
This was a delightful and Well written book. Sexy pirates who are not quite what you see, a feisty sassy young lady with a frightened young maid. Will she fight him or give in. Will they fall in love? Spanking, hot sex and romance.
Laurel Lasky on 12/26/2015 12:43pm
This was a delightful and Well written book. Sexy pirates who are not quite what you see, a feisty sassy young lady with a frightened young maid. Will she fight him or give in. Will they fall in love? Spanking, hot sex and romance.

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