Sayyida ~ Audiobook

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Sayyida, variously known as a pirate queen, Queen of the Western Seas, or Queen of Tétouan was a REAL and HISTORICAL figure, but not much is known of her.

Sayyida married young, just sixteen, at the insistence of her father.  Her first husband was thirty years older and a friend of her father’s.  Al-Mandri sensed his bride’s intelligence and taught her about his business affairs and diplomacy.  Together, the couple rebuilt Tétouan, which had been destroyed by the Reconquista, and when her husband died in 1515, she became the Governor or Queen of Tétouan in her own right. 

Later, Sayyida was pursued by the King of Fes, Ahmed al-Wattsi, and accepted his marriage proposal, but on her terms: he had to travel to her kingdom to marry her, not the other way around.

Sayyida’s love of the high seas and her appetite for battle and conquest often clash with her duties as wife, mother, and queen.  As hardworking as she is, Sayyida feels an emptiness in her life.  Will Aya, her new slave, silence this longing?  Join us as this fictional version of a real woman takes you into her world and captures your heart….

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Plundered Chronicles ~ Sayyida

When you are asked to participate in a truly historical moment, you don’t hesitate.  A couple of months ago I was approached by Linda Kay Silva, aka Alex Westmore to participate in the FIRST LGBT Kindle World on Amazon.  I got the concept immediately and before she could fully explain said, “YES!  Where do I sign up?”   Linda Kay said, “I KNEW YOU would get IT!”

She lent me a copy of one of the books that she had written and I read it over the course of two days.  From her novel PLUNDERED I took a couple of her characters to create my OWN novella SAYYIDA.  Sayyida is a REAL historical figure but not much was known about this Pirate Queen.  She was also Queen of a Morroccan province called Tétouan.  It was a fascinating glimpse of history (which I enjoy) as well as weaving my own story which resulted in this awesome novella:

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We will be uploading ALL of the books in the first LGBT Kindleworlds, all related to Alex Westmore’s Plundered Chronicles in the next few days!  You should be able to buy your copies on December 1, 2016 from Kindle!  I’ll post the link(s) as soon as they are available!  Meanwhile, look at me and my new author-friend’s books coming to an e-reader near you!