“The Devil’s Tide” will arrive on Amazon Kindle no later than July 31st…

2_DEVILSTIDE_NEWThe final manuscript has been turned in and is currently being edited. “The Devil’s Tide: Devil’s Fire Book 2” will be available on Amazon Kindle by July 31st.

Official synopsis:

A young pirate narrowly avoids the gallows when the governor of the Bahamas enlists his aid in bringing hostage-turned-pirate Katherine Lindsay to justice. A pirate hunter returns to his old ways, with the demons of his past swiftly following his trail. A beautiful strumpet falls in league with Blackbeard, witnessing his despicable crimes firsthand, before she becomes a pawn in his schemes. As all sides spiral toward a fiery climax, the odds are in favor of death, and those few who survive will never be the same.



Big changes to the “Devil’s Fire” series

1_DEVILSFIRE_NEWThe “Pirate’s Bane” series title has been altered to simply, “Devil’s Fire”. The books are now titled “The Devil’s Fire (Devil’s Fire #1)” and “The Devil’s Tide (Devil’s Fire #2)”, to help folks easily find the second book. “The Devil’s Fire” cover has been updated with a pulpier look, to give readers a better grasp of what a bloody violent book this is!

“The Devil’s Fire” is currently available on Amazon and “The Devil’s Tide” will be available soon!

In the meantime, be sure to add the “Devil’s Fire” series on Goodreads!


Louise James and Matt Tomerlin discuss The Devil’s Fire and The Devil’s Tide!

“Arr Maties, welcome aboard the pirate ship of Captain Jonathon Griffith. Don’t touch anything and beware of the captain; he might make us walk the plank. Author Matt Tomerlin is our guide this weekend. We’ll stay close to him since he is in good ranks with the crew. Matt is going to tell us about his new release and how he weaved his tale.”

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Interview with “An Avid Reader’s Haven” blog:

Reader’s Haven:  Do your books have a common theme or are they all different?
Matt: They’re all different, but I do tend to focus on a hero/heroine who starts as a blank slate, not really knowing who they are, and discovers their place in the world when they are forced to survive. I love epic character arcs, such as Al Pacino in “The Godfather.” It isn’t until the very last scene of that film that you realize what Michael has become. 
Check out the rest of the interview here:

“A Moment With Matt Tomerlin” – Interview

Jennifer Barry was kind enough to interview me on her blog.

Have you ever based a character on someone you know? 

Not specifically, but I do incorporate personality traits from everyone I know into nearly every character. In “The Devil’s Fire,” Katherine Lindsay has elements of the strongest women I know, who have faced hardship and emerged stronger, chin held high. The main antagonist, Edward Livingston, contains the very worst traits of humanity; a personification of those dark thoughts we never entertain. Nathan Adams is very much the naïve youth I was and many other teenaged males were. Captain Jonathan Griffith represents blind ambition, and proves to be the most difficult obstacle in Katherine Lindsay’s path, because there’s an undeniable attraction between them, despite the horrible things he has done.

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The Devil’s Fire (Pirate’s Bane, #1): Available Now on Amazon Kindle


New Sample Chapter from “The Devil’s Tide”


“Get to safety, you fool!” Hornigold bellowed. “That man’s already dead!”

The surgeon either hadn’t heard Hornigold, or was deliberately ignoring him. The surgeon was scrambling through the wave as it cascaded over the deck, stubbornly trying to get to a deckhand that was pinned beneath a fallen yardarm. If the pool of blood that spread from the man’s compressed torso was any indication, he was well beyond saving.

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