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The Glorious First of June: Fleet Battle in the Reign of Terror (Hearts of Oak Trilogy)

by Sam Willis Quercus (December 09, 2014)

France, early summer 1794. The French Revolution has been hijacked by the extreme Jacobins and is in the grip of The Terror. While the guillotine relentlessly takes the heads of innocents, two vast French and...

The Admiral Benbow: The Life and Times of a Naval Legend (Hearts of Oak Trilogy)

by Sam Willis Quercus (December 09, 2014)

Admiral John Benbow was an English naval hero, a fighting sailor of ruthless methods but indomitable courage. Benbow was a man to be reckoned with.

In 1702, however, when Benbow engaged a French squadron off...

God Carlos

by Anthony C. Winkler Akashic Books (September 04, 2012)

A provocative and persuasive historical novel exploring the Spanish brutality against native Indians in early-16th-century Jamaica.

A Brig of War: #3 A Nathaniel Drinkwater Novel

by Richard Woodman Sheridan House (May 25, 2001)

Drinkwater, in his fight to bring a half-armed ship safely to the Cape of Good Hope, is beset with personal enmity, the activity of the French and the violence of the sea.

Loot of the Shanung

by L. Ron Hubbard Galaxy Press (March 22, 2014)

A one hundred grand reward for the return of billionaire George Rockham is more than enough to turn Shanghai newspaperman Jimmy Vance’s head. Throw in the gorgeous dame who’s offering the reward—Rockham’s...

Mr. Midshipman Easy

by Frederick Marryat & John Harland Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

This 1836 novel combines adventure and humor in recounting a philosophical lad's initiation into the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. A stirring tale, based on the author's firsthand experiences. 37 illustrations....

The Girl Who Came Home

by Hazel Gaynor William Morrow Paperbacks (April 01, 2014)

Inspired by true events, the New York Times bestselling novel The Girl Who Came Home is the poignant story of a group of Irish emigrants aboard RMS Titanic—a seamless blend of fact and fiction that explores...

Fair Seafarer: A Honeymoon Adventure with the Merchant Marine

by Nancy Allen Bridgeworks (September 26, 2001)

A gutsy woman's tale of marrying the Chief Mate of a mammoth containership and sailing the seas with today's modern mariners.

Lord Jim (Mermaids Classics)

by Joseph Conrad (May 18, 2013)

Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad (1857-1924): "....a young British seaman, becomes first mate on the Patna, a ship full of pilgrims travelling to Mecca for the hajj. When the ship starts rapidly taking on water and...

The Blackbirder

by James L. Nelson HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

In a blind rage, King James, ex-slave and now Marlowe's comrade in arms, slaughters the crew of a slave ship and makes himself the most wanted man in Virginia. The governor gives Marlowe a choice: Hunt James...

The Guardship

by James L. Nelson HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Shortly after Thomas Marlowe's arrival in Williamsburg, Virginia, all in that newfound capital city are speaking his name. With the bounty from his years as a pirate--a life he intends to renounce and keep forever...

Thieves of Mercy

by James L. Nelson HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Having survived the bloody Battle of New Orleans and the loss of their ironclad Yazoo River, captain Samuel Bowater, engineer Hieronymus Taylor, and the survivors of their crew are given new orders -- take command...

Three Men In a Boat - (To Say Nothing of the Dog)

by Jerome K. Jerome (March 25, 2013)

Three invalids.—Sufferings of George and Harris.—A victim to one hundred and seven fatal maladies.—Useful prescriptions.—Cure for liver complaint in children.—We agree that we are overworked, and need...

Twenty Fathoms Down

by L. Ron Hubbard Galaxy Press (May 17, 2013)

As daring and defiant as Kirk Douglas journeying 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, there’s no stopping diver Hawk Ridley as he takes the plunge into an ocean of untold riches and danger.  Fighting off ruthless...

Island Wars

by Michael Evans Down East Books (December 07, 2012)

Island Wars originally appeared on and ran for roughly three months, emulating in the real time the passage of time in the book. It chronicles the daily exploits of Donovan Graham, a recent college...


by Julian Stockwin McBooks Press (October 01, 2010)

In the 11th book of this popular series, Napoleon Bonaparte continues planning for the invasion of England as Admiral Horatio Nelson and the Royal Navy patrol the seas, seeking out their elusive enemy. When...


by Julian Stockwin McBooks Press (October 01, 2009)

In the 10th book of the popular series, rumors fly of Napoleon's planned invasion of England, and British naval commander Thomas Kydd is sent to liaise with American inventor Robert Fulton, who has created "infernal...

Time of Terror

by Seth Hunter McBooks Press (April 01, 2010)

In the Time of Terror, friends turn against friends, patriots are betrayed, and lovers must pay the ultimate price.1793: British navy commander Nathan Peake patrols the English coast, looking for smugglers....

In the King's Name

by Alexander Kent McBooks Press (February 01, 2011)

Filled with high-seas intrigue and sharp tensions, this nautical novel takes an intense voyage into the heart of Napoleonic-era Africa. The year is 1819 and Captain Adam Bolitho has been sent on an urgent but...

H.M.S. Cockerel

by Dewey Lambdin McBooks Press (April 01, 2009)

Yearning for the high seas, Alan Lewrie plods through his oppressive life as a gentleman farmer and family man. The year is 1793 and after four years spent ashore, Lewrie is gratified when revolutionary France...

Heart of Oak

by Alexander Kent McBooks Press (April 01, 2008)

After the war with France has ended in 1818, Captain Adam Bolitho is given command of the newly commissioned frigate Onward and sent to North Africa on a diplomatic mission to accompany the French frigate Nautilus...

War of Knives

by Broos Campbell McBooks Press (April 01, 2007)

When Matty Graves, acting lieutenant in the newly formed U.S. Navy, agrees to become a spy in the French colony of Saint-Dómingue, he plunges headlong into a brutal world of betrayal and double-cross beyond...

Privateer's Revenge

by Julian Stockwin McBooks Press (October 01, 2008)

Following the loss of his fiancée, Lieutenant Thomas Kydd descends into depression in this installment of the riveting nautical-adventure series. Rescued from despair by his close friend Renzi, Kydd finds life...

Peter Wicked

by Broos Campbell McBooks Press (September 01, 2008)

Set in the early 19th century amid the ships and seamen of a nascent United States Navy, Lieutenant Matty Graves is recovering from his ordeal during the slave rebellion in the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Dómingue...


by Julian Stockwin McBooks Press (March 01, 2008)

In this seventh book of the series, Thomas Kydd is master of his own brig-sloop Teazer and he must race the clock to make her battle-ready to defend Malta against Barbary pirates and the French, who are frantically...

King's Commander

by Dewey Lambdin McBooks Press (January 01, 2008)

Alan Lewrie is now commander of HMS Jester, an 18-gun sloop. Lewrie sails into Corsica only to receive astonishing orders: he must lure his archenemy, French commander Guillaume Choundas, into battle and personally...

The Best Pirate Stories Ever Told

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (May 01, 2011)

Over the years, thousands of tales both true and fantastic have been told about the dastardly thievery of pirates, and their rum-drunk exploits and high-seas violence never fail to delight. Now in a brand-new...

The Best Sailing Stories Ever Told

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (June 01, 2011)

For thousands of years, we have set out sailing for all kinds of reasons—for battle, for infinite wealth, for the excitement of exploring the unknown, and for escape from the mundane. We have always had a primal...

The Outpost of the Lost

by David L. Brainard & Geoffrey E. Clark Skyhorse (July 31, 2018)

In the summer of 1881, Lt. Adolphus Greely of the Fifth United States Cavalry and a crew of twenty-one men set out on the Proteus to explore the then relatively-unknown Arctic Circle. During their three-year...

False Cargo

by L. Ron Hubbard Galaxy Press (June 21, 2012)

Daredevil photojournalist Johnny Brice is always looking for trouble . . . and finding it. But he doesn’t know what real trouble is until he rescues the beautiful woman he calls Jinx. Like Bogie and Bacall,...

At the Waterline

by Brian K. Friesen Ooligan Press (May 01, 2017)

One windy night on the Willamette River, a young man with romantic notions of a sailing life crashes his boat into a railroad bridge, nearly killing his wife. Divorced, ashamed, and haunted by the tragedy, Chad...

A Close Run Thing

by David Donachie Allison & Busby (August 23, 2018)

John Pearce is hiding in Gravelines with his mysterious companion, known to him as Oliphant. Although they find a crew willing to take them back to England, they learn on the journey that Pearce’s old enemies,...

Great American Short Stories

by Various Authors Samaira Book Publishers (November 20, 2017)

Featuring 19 of the finest works from the most distinguished writers in the American short-story tradition, this new compilation begins with Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1835 tale 'Young Goodman Brown' and ranges across...


by Rob Avery Jack Tar Publishing LLC (December 15, 2016)

The sea has inspired exceptional art, marvelous music, and the finest of literature. It is a thing of great beauty. It is also powerful and unforgiving. And it hides the darkest of secrets. Sometimes the water...

Brewer's Revenge

by James Keffer Penmore Press LLC (October 18, 2017)

Admiral Horatio Hornblower has given Commander William Brewer captaincy of the captured pirate sloop El Dorado. Now under sail as the HMS Revenge, its new name suits Brewer’s frame of mind perfectly. He lost...

Selected Stories of Rabindranath Tagore

by Rabindranath Tagore Samaira Book Publishers (October 14, 2017)

Tagore's treatment of caste culture, bureaucracy and poverty paint a vivid portrait of nineteenth century India and all are interwoven with Tagore's perceptive eye for detail, strong sense of humanity and deep...

No Safe Anchorage

by Liz Macrae Shaw Top Hat Books (October 27, 2017)

Tom Masters, a nineteenth century naval officer, is a round peg in a square hole. A tantalising glimpse of a stranger leads him to jump ship on a quest to find her. His adventures, interwoven with the life of...

When Otters Play

by Mara Purl Bellekeep Books, LLC (October 14, 2017)

Are sea otters as cute and clever as they seem? Miranda Jones is as captivated by their sweet faces as she is spellbound by their antics. She can hardly wait to interact with them on her kayaking expedition...

Lusitania Lost

by Leonard Carpenter Mango (September 26, 2017)

Lusitania spy thriller Lusitania Lost: The author of the Conan the Barbarian series turns his novelistic eye to real-life history of World War 1 in a “Titanic meets the Guns of August” spy thriller. A Lusitania...

I Know My Name

by C. J. Cooke Grand Central Publishing (January 16, 2018)

A woman with no name. A wild, abandoned island. A family desperate for answers. A debut thriller like no other.


On a small Greek island, a woman comes ashore with no memory of who she is, where...

A Game of Bones

by David Donachie Allison & Busby (December 17, 2015)

1796. The long-awaited return of the Bucephalas to the safety of the Cinque Ports is interrupted by a disastrous engagement in the Channel. The looming shape of a merchantman becalmed in fog presents an almost...

On a Particular Service

by David Donachie Allison & Busby (July 20, 2017)

John Pearce is going home. But he has to avoid capture by an Algerine warship, having his Pelicans pressed into a British frigate and that's before they are at risk of being hanged for desertion once home. Then...

Treasure Island and Kidnapped

by Robert Louis Stevenson Dancing Unicorn Books (May 28, 2017)

Before Captain Jack Sparrow and The Pirates of the Caribbean, there were Treasure Island and Kidnapped. Two novels of derring-do and adventure among pirates on the high seas. Thrill with our young heroes as...

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson Dancing Unicorn Books (May 28, 2017)

Come along on a grand adventure with young Jim Hawkings as he sets sail for Treasure Island. Easily the most beloved pirate book of all times, 'Treasure Island' is full of colorful characters, including the...

Tides and Tails

by Crimson Cloak Publishing Crimson Cloak Publishing (August 01, 2017)

TIDES AND TAILS is a collection of donated mixed-genre short pieces having something to do with the sea/beach, comprising stories, poetry and pictures. The book is published in aid of a charity which will benefit...


by Adam Seaborn SC Active Business Development SRL (April 30, 2017)

Symzonia: Voyage of Discovery is a breath taking adventure story that follows Captain Seaborn's expedition to the North Pole and his discovery of the entrance to the hollow earth. But first Seaborn must survive...

Life #6

by Diana Wagman Ig Publishing (April 20, 2015)

Critically acclaimed author Diana Wagman brings us the suspenseful and emotionally exhilarating story of a woman facing death today, as well as thirty years ago. Fiona's marriage is crumbling, and she has recently...

Cruising with Death

by Katy O'Connor Editions Ex Aequo (April 06, 2017)

A vibrant vignette of the modern cruise as a symbol of globalization with its inevitable conflicts, surprising encounters and unexpected love.

If the Sultan invites you on board, you need to accept. She is a...


by Merle Kröger The Unnamed Press (November 21, 2017)

A raft with eleven Algerian refugees, running low on fuel. A cruise ship with a small town’s worth of international passengers and crew members. An Irish freighter. A Spanish rescue vessel. One single point...

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

by Jules Verne Dancing Unicorn Books (March 18, 2017)

The story begins when a mysterious sea monster, theorized by some to be a giant narwhal, is sighted by ships of several nations; an ocean liner is also damaged by the creature. The United States government assembles...