Henderson, NV, May 22, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Western Tales Publishing, Inc. has published The Merry Queen -1838-1839 by Frank W. Lewis. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the historical fiction category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/themerryqueen was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.
The New Republic of Texas was a growing enterprise during the late 1830s. Boats carried freight upstream from the Gulf of Mexico to farms and plantations, then returned with goods to be loaded onto larger ships in Galveston Bay. And where there was commence happening on the river, there were always pirates. Despite problems related to the Depression of 1837 there were also continuing conflicts between Mexico and the citizens of the new Texas republic.
Megan, the teenage daughter of an affluent planter, was captured and taken aboard the Mexican Navy ship Santa Anna. Her father and brother, also prisoners, were shot and killed, then dumped overboard, and Megan was given to the ship’s officers for their amusement. By a fluke, Caleb Landers and his crew of The Merry Queen rescue her and she is brought aboard ship and placed alongside Caleb who was wounded during the rescue.
During Caleb’s recuperation from gunshot wounds, a relationship develops between the two and turns into a love affair. By loving Caleb, Megan is able to redeem her sexuality. She soon learns how to take care of herself and how to love a man -- one worthy of her.
A different kind of sea battle is also part of the adventure.
553 pages in length, The Merry Queen -1838-1839 is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the historical fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Merry Queen -1838-1839 meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $22.95.
Additionally, The Merry Queen -1838-1839 can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore.
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/themerryqueen.
About the author:
Frank W. Lewis single-handedly built an empire out of little more than hard work, good timing and a few neglected mining deeds. His company, F. W. Lewis Inc., was perhaps the largest patented deeded mine holding company in Nevada. Today, on the grounds of the state capitol in Carson City, Lewis’ name is engraved as one of the state’s most prominent prospectors.
"As I think back on my life, it was great fun spending over 50 years searching for treasure -- gold and silver mines, along with other minerals. I found enough bounty to live comfortably, raise four kids and help them develop into educated and useful citizens. Since retiring, I've published six novels and several more are 'works in progress.' Most are (history-based) westerns and one's a mining story where the corrupt lawyer gets his just desserts."
Visit the author at www.rumpah.com and join his fans on Facebook.
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