The Beta Readers are sending their zingers back to be mulled over, before the line-reading edit by a pro.
The current session is to ensure the cast of characters (you don't want to know) doesn't have a eye-color shift, a hair-change and new name somewhere with the 2-300 page saga.
For those who have not been paying attention, this is book Two of a planned Seven based on the epic nautical struggles of David Porter from Midshipman in America's War of Revolution against George III's henchmen, to the cusp of the break-up of the Ottoman Empire and his role as Ambassador in Constantinople.
Porter, along with 305 other American sailors, were captured, held hostage and enslaved at Tripoli in1803. Sound's familiar, eh?. All will be revealed in 'David Porter, Philadelphia & the Barbary Pirates'. If you'ver ever wondered where that line "...to the shores of Tripoli" came from, in the USMC Hymn...read the book. Out soon in Kindle and paperback.
Here's a preview of the unadorned cover as a copy of the 1803 etching - and one I goosed with with some color tinting.
Guess which one I'm going with ...
Pssst...the next book is based on events surrounding the involvement of the yacht America in the Civil War. Hope to launch her in time for the America's Cup Race in Bermuda, 2017.