A Storm Hits Valparaíso
Catalina Flores de la Peña’s tongue got her in more trouble than any other part of her body, even though there were far more likely candidates. But when a storm rolls into her sleepy port town, she finds herself embroiled with a gang of adventurers, mercenaries, and prostitutes on a journey to free South America from the Spanish Empire. A Storm Hits Valparaíso is an epic historical adventure starring two brothers torn apart by love; a slave running for his life; a disgraced British sailor seeking redemption; and José de San Martín, an Argentine general who deserts the Spanish Army to lead a bloody revolt against his former masters.
(100,000 words; e-book $4.95 USD, paperback $13.45)
Reviews of A Storm Hits Valparaíso
“A really good read, loaded with drama, characters who develop throughout the book and a strong foundation in fact. I’d happily recommend it to fans of the genre.” —Booked Up Reviews (read the full review here)
“An ambitious story of love and betrayal, sea and land battles, victory and defeat in a war for independence that sometimes pitted brother against brother. In two characters drawn from real historical figures, Cochrane– a rebellious sea captain– and San Martin– a brilliant, but troubled general– the author delves into the politics of war and how many battles turn on the smallest of details or the whims of a single man.” —Reader review on amazon.com