Author Interview – P S Bartlett

Today I have an interview for you with fellow author P.S. Bartlett about her book Jaded Tides, from the Razor’s Adventures Pirate Tales.

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Short author bio: P.S. (Peggy) has always had a love of books and writing. She also paints and draws and although writing takes up the majority of her free time by choice, she loves spending time with her friends and family.

Her first novel “Fireflies” was published in March of 2013 with GMTA Publishing and her second, “Hope From the Ocean” was published in March of 2014, also with GMTA.

Peggy’s goal is to become a full time writer and spend the remainder of her days creating worlds, characters and stories that will carry on long after she’s written her last word.

PS Bartlett Jaded Tides



Book Synopsis: After finding love in the most unlikely of places, Ivory’s life appears to at last be falling into place. Having proven herself a force to be reckoned with, she has at last set sail for the first time as a pirate. The only problem is she’s a woman and must disguise herself in order to set foot on a ship. Being in love with her captain isn’t helping matters either and whole new set of obstacles are presenting themselves at every turn. Her brash style and tenacity, however, could prove to make her, her own worst enemy.
With a sword in her hand and her new found love at her side, Ivory Shepard is about to embark on a mission to rescue and return every young woman she can who has fallen prey to the jaded tides of the Caribbean sex trade. Armed with a secret log book she acquired from a pirate captain—who also happened to be an evil smuggler, she believes herself well prepared for the task. As she’s already learned the hard way, pirates always prove to be unpredictable and ruthless. Unfortunately for them, so is she.



Hi Peggy and welcome, can you tell us a little about your book.

Jaded Tides is the second book in the Razor’s Adventure Series. Although there is a prequel novella, as well as another full length novel; The Blue Diamond, The order of the books are:




AMBER WAKE – GABRIEL FALLING (Hoping for a December release)


There will most likely be other books between JADED TIDES and THE BLUE DIAMOND but for now, that is the correct order.

JADED TIDES chronicles the continuing journey of Ivory Shepard and her three cousins; Cassandra, Keara and Miranda, as they begin making a life for themselves in Port Royal Jamaica. This book primarily focuses on Ivory’s relationship with her friend, confidant, captain and love, Rasmus Bergman, as they set out after a ring of slave traders who are selling young women into the sex trade.

Ivory is growing up fast and life is coming at her at such a rate of speed, she’s spinning like a top. She’s passionate, dangerous and often hap hazard in her attempt to catch the bad guys and save the young women at the same time.

Her love for Rasmus is hot and fiery but she feels he’s holding something back from her. Her patience is running thin but with so many obstacles flying at them, they barely have time to breathe let alone spend time exploring their hidden demons. However, when passions collide, an inferno of lust, passion and deep love explodes, only pulling them closer together. The true challenge will be keeping that flame lit as together, they fight the bad guys and continue making enemies throughout the Caribbean.

How did you come up with the title?

All of the titles in the series have a precious stone or gem in them. In this book, Rasmus gives Ivory something made of Jade but the true meaning is that she believes she is indestructible because her cause is honorable. However, the obstacles that present themselves will leave her a bit disillusioned when she finds out it doesn’t matter how honorable and just the cause, you can’t save the world.

What inspired you to write this book?

The story must go on.

How are your story ideas born?

I honestly don’t know. The characters carry me on through the story with what they want and need and I try to give it to them but there’s a price; they have to be interesting and when I give them what they want, they have to accept the consequences.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Nope. I just want them to be swept away and get lost in the story. Whatever they take away is up to them but there are no hidden meanings or messages. Just let go and have fun.

How much of the book is realistic?

Everything is deeply researched and as true to historic fact as I can get it. The only fabricated parts of my stories are the characters and the story.

What is your writing process?

I just sit down and write. I do a soft outline of the story and the characters and then write. My life is crazy and full of obstacles. Sounds familiar lol Seriously though, I don’t sleep much. I work a full time job and take care of a husband and a home. I have my two adult children still living with me as well as three granddaughters; one five year old and two year old twins. Writing is my escape from the real world, although sometimes running away on a pirate ship sounds less dangerous and crazy sometimes.

What’s your favorite part of the writing process?

Editing. I LOVE to edit. If I ever stop writing, I will become an editor. There’s just something about making a sentence flow perfectly into the next and making the story so clean it shines. I have a great editor but I always strive to give her my best effort every time.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your book?

Maybe but it’s too late now. Maybe not.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Finding time to write it.





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