Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Blacksouls (Blackhearts #2) by Nicole Castroman

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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Blacksouls (Blackhearts #2) by Nicole Castroman

Thrilled to be a part of the Blacksouls blog tour by Nicole Castroman! If you haven’t read book 1, Blackhearts you are missing out, check out my 5-star review! Please enjoy my review & favorite quotes from the Blacksouls and be sure to enter the tour-wide giveaway below!


Blacksouls (Blackhearts #2) by Nicole Castroman

Category: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Romance
Publicaiton: April 11th, 2017; Simon Pulse
Purchase: Amazon, B&N, iBooks

Nicole Castroman brings the dangerous pirate ports of the Caribbean to life in this vibrant sequel to Blackhearts—the reimagined origin story of history’s most infamous pirate, Blackbeard.

Edward “Teach” Drummond is setting sail to the Caribbean as first mate on the most celebrated merchant ship in the British fleet—until he rebels against his captain. Mutiny is a capital offense and Teach knows it could cost him his life, but he believes it worth the risk in order to save his crew from the attacking Spanish ships.

Sailing on the same blue waters, Anne barely avoids the Spanish attack, making it safely to Nassau. But lawless criminals, corrupt politics, and dangerous intentions fill the crowded streets of this Caribbean port. Soon, Anne discovers that the man entrusted to keep the peace is quite possibly the most treacherous of them all—and he just happens to hold Teach’s fate in his terrifying hands.

Life and death hang in the balance when Teach and Anne are given a dangerous mission. It’s a mission that will test their love, loyalty and devotion, forcing them down a path neither one could have ever imagined.



[book rating=5/5]

Y’all know by now that I love Blackhearts, right? Right. Then you won’t be surprised to know that I loved the sequel, Blacksouls too. And I love Nicole Castroman so much. The West-Indies and all of the pirates is one of my favorite historical eras and I am thankful that we are getting books about it.

Blacksouls picks up where we left off after Anne and Teach, unfortunately, get separated. They continue their journeys to Nassau on separate ships, but trouble never leaves them, no matter where they go.

While I didn’t miss the true pirate-y stuff from the first book, I loved seeing more sailing and overall awesomeness in this one. I loved that this setting is different from the previous one, but you still feel that this isn’t anything different at all. I really loved all the fight scenes and the bada** pirates and the whole setting on the sea.

Just like I was satisfied with the ending of Blackhearts, but wasn’t gonna oppose to a sequel, I feel the same with Blacksouls. I loved everything in it, and I loved the ending; but I’ll be over the moon if we happened to get a third book. So dear S&S, maybe let’s make this a thing? The third could be called Blackbeard. 😉


Favorite Quotes:


“A brave man dies only once. A coward dies a hundred times.”


“Sometimes you have to lose everything you have to get everything you want.”


“What Teach wanted most in life was to find Anne and build a quiet life together somewhere, away from the rest of the world. Only then would he truly be happy. Only then wold he truly be free.”


“Once we get to port, you’ll be charged with mutiny.”

Teach brought his face close, his jaw clenched. “A dead man tells no tales.”



Author Bio: Nicole Castroman

Nicole was lucky enough to come with her very own best friend…she has a twin sister who can read her mind and finish her sentences for her.

At the age of 13, she went to Europe for the first time and it changed her life. Nicole loves learning about different people, languages and cultures and speaks fluent German. She knows enough Spanish to get herself into trouble and can still read the Cyrillic alphabet from when she studied Russian.

She received her B.A. from Brigham Young University and has lived in Germany, Austria and two different places called Georgia. One is located on the Black Sea. The other is the state of Georgia where she now lives with her handsome husband and two beautiful children who continue to amaze her.


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