The Golden Hook The Green Sky Series Book Two by Jennae Vale - Time Travel Romance - Swashbuckling pirates plus time travel equals adventure and romance on the high seas.

The Golden Hook  
The Green Sky Series
Book Two 
by Jennae Vale

Genre: Time Travel Romance
Date of Publication: October 12, 2021
Number of pages:190
Word Count: 57,000
Cover Artist: Sheri McGathy

Swashbuckling pirates plus time travel equals adventure and romance on the high seas.

What happens when a swashbuckling pirate meets a time traveling twenty-first century woman?
Edward Sutherland has always been a self-assured and confident man of the sea. He’s spent years alongside his friend and captain Jameson Mackall and until now has only ever wanted to find treasure and retire a wealthy man. He wasn’t expecting to travel through time and he certainly wasn’t expecting to meet a woman who would challenge and impress him at every turn.
Susanna Cole has lost her best friend in a boating accident. In a deep state of grief she is about to close her once thriving business when a stranger walks through her door with a letter from her friend. A letter dated 1724. Can she believe this man? Or is he playing some cruel joke?
Two strangers with one goal, to get back to the year 1724. There are plans to be made, treasure to be found and most importantly they must locate the one woman who can possibly help them in their quest. The feelings they are developing for one another will be put to the test when history, as it is written, comes into play and the life of Edward Sutherland is on the line.

Interview with Jennae Vale

Welcome to JB’s Bookworms with Brandy Mulder. Tell us about your newest book.

The Golden Hook is the second book in The Green Sky Series. In this time travel story, two people from different worlds meet. Edward Sutherland is a pirate from the 18th century and Susanna York is a 21st century woman who is mourning the recent death of her best friend, or so she thinks. An incredible adventure awaits them both as they search for treasure and find romance on the high seas.

Writing isn’t easy. What was the most difficult thing you dealt with when writing The Golden Hook?

Writing is a solitary endeavor, but I’m pretty good at ignoring dogs, cats and family members most of the time. However, this past year my son moved back home with his girlfriend and in order to make room for them in our house we transformed my office into a studio apartment for them. I was relegated to a much smaller room filled with exercise equipment, fabric and a sewing machine. It’s pretty cramped in there, but somehow I managed to get this book written even without the extra elbow room.

Tell us a little bit about your writing career.

I have always loved expressing myself through writing. Whether it was creative writing classes in high school or business letters written for my job as a secretary, it’s always been something I felt I had a talent for. I started and stopped more than one novel when my children were little and it wasn’t until they were out of the house and I needed a career change that I started writing again. I wrote my first full length novel in 2014 and haven’t looked back since. I am indie published because I’m also a bit of a control freak, which I didn’t really know about myself until I published my first book.  

They say Hind-sight is 20/20. If you could give advice to the writer you were the first time you sat down to write, what would it be?

Don’t stop now! No matter what gets in the way, keep going.

What was your most difficult scene to write?

I have a difficult time with sex scenes. I sometimes leave those until the rest of the book is finished. My main goal with them is that they not be boring and the same in every book.

Are themes a big part of your stories, or not so much?

I guess you could say that the theme of my books revolves around time travel and the fish-out-of-water element of it.

What are you working on now?

I am currently researching my next book which will be historical fiction set in Victorian Chicago.

Is there a release date planned?

I don’t have a date set yet.

Who is your favorite character from your own stories, and why?

That’s a tough one. It usually is the main character in whatever book I’m writing at the moment.

Most writers were readers as children. What was your favorite book in grade school?

My absolute favorite book as a child was A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. It was a gift from my older brother.

What are your plans for future projects?

I’m planning a spinoff of The Thistle & Hive Series and I’ve got more books to add to The Green Sky Series and The Delight Series, as well as the historical fiction I’m currently researching.

Is there anything you would like to add before we finish?

I’ve really enjoyed visiting with you all today. It was fun answering all of your questions.

Good luck with The Golden Hook, and thank you for being with us today. 


Boxes were piled high around the offices of NYC Party Planning, crowding in on the desk where Susanna Cole sat going through emails and messages from friends and business acquaintances.

This had been one of the hardest times of her life.

Life wasn’t the same without Danielle. She’d lost her best friend and business partner. They worked together and lived together. She was completely alone now and more depressed than she’d ever been in her life.

Her head popped up as there was a knock at the door. “Come in.”

The door opened and the sight in front of her was like a slap in the face. Some idiot had decided it would be a good idea to remind her of her loss by showing up in pirate costume. “Was there a costume party someone forgot to tell me about?” she snapped.

“I’m sorry. Costume party?” the man asked.

“I’m not in the mood right now. What can I do for you?” Maybe if she sounded cranky enough he’d just turn around and leave.

“I need your help,” he said, stepping closer.

“You’ve come to the wrong place. I’m no longer accepting new clients. The business is closing for the foreseeable future.” That should do it. There was nothing more to be said. If he was looking for a party planner he was going to have to go elsewhere.

“But this is the right address. You’re Susanna Cole, am I correct?” He raised his eyebrows and offered a questioning gaze.

His surly English accent was not charming her. The more she looked at him the more irritated she became. Seeing him was like rubbing salt into her wound. “Seriously, what’s with the outfit?” Whoever this guy was, he was definitely in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Reaching into his jacket pocket, the man pulled out an envelope and looked at it. “I was directed here by the people on board the ship. This is NYC Party Planning, Brooklyn, New York, isn’t it?” He straightened his coat and stood at attention.

Susanna noted his height. Easily over six feet tall, very handsome and from the way he stood it seemed he might be in the military. No matter. She’d had enough of being toyed with. “I don’t know what cruel joke you’re playing, but it is not appreciated. My friend recently drowned on a pirate cruise to Bermuda and I’m, I’m…” She wasn’t going to cry. Not in front of this stranger. She took in a deep breath, held her head high and stood up.

“I know the whole of it. Your friend Danielle fell overboard.” His voice was soft and low, filled with understanding.

Was he purposely trying to upset her? How did he know who Danielle was? “I’m going to have to ask you to leave.”

He threw his head back in apparent exasperation before inhaling deeply and looking at her.

“Please don’t. I’m sorry. I understand you’re upset, but do let me finish what I have to say.” He paused, gazing at her with what seemed an impatient glare.

She kept silent.

“Thank you. I’ve a letter here for you from Danielle. It will explain everything.” He held the letter out for her to take.

Susanna’s hands shook as she took it from him. She couldn’t help but feel skeptical. She’d seen Danielle go overboard and disappear beneath the waves. They’d searched for her for days, as had the Coast Guard and they found nothing.

“Did she give this to you before we went on the cruise?” She glanced down at the letter. It was Danielle’s handwriting. There was no mistaking it. Everything down to the little heart she used to dot the letter I.

“No. She gave it to me yesterday morning.” He seemed to be watching and waiting for her reaction.

“This better be good,” she said. At this point, she was ready to throw him out the door and lock it behind him. If that didn’t work, she’d call the police, but her curiosity was piqued. She opened the letter and read.

About the Author:

Jennae Vale is a best selling author of romance with a touch of magic.  As a history buff from an early age, Jennae often found herself day-dreaming in history class and wondering what it would be like to live in the places and time periods she was learning about.  Writing time travel romance has given her an opportunity to take those daydreams and turn them into stories to share with readers everywhere.

Originally from the Boston area, Jennae now lives in the San Francisco Bay area, where some of her characters also reside.  When Jennae isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and her pets, and daydreaming, of course.

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