Today, I am super excited to be hosting a stop on the official blog tour for Seafire by Natalie C. Parker, the first in an exciting new fantasy series featuring a crew of smart and fierce girls with cool steampunk/pirate-y vibes.
For my blog tour stop, I had to do a Styled by Books post — and while this one did go a little more costume-y than usual, I just couldn’t resist incorporating some of the fun pieces I already owned. (Look, hubs & I love to dress up — and we especially love to dress up as pirates, which we do at a pirate-themed ball every year.)
For my outfit, I started with a pretty simple knit dress that’s one of my wardrobe staples — it’s from eShakti, and it has pockets, so it’s perfect. I chose the navy blue, since it echoes the background colors of the book’s cover.
Then, of course, I layered on the costume-y accessories. I started with this steampunk-inspired bodice that my mom & I made several years ago, along with a steampunk necklace I also made myself. And since the book has pirate-y vibes, I added my pirate hat (which I found two years ago at our local Ren Faire) and grabbed my husband’s pirate sword. (I told you — we do pirate dress-up A LOT.)
If you look closely, you can see I also wore an octopus tentacle ring on my right hand — another pirate-y nod. I got mine at our local Ren Faire a few years ago, but you can find similar ones on Amazon.
The first in a heart-stopping trilogy that recalls the undeniable feminine power of Wonder Woman and the powder-keg action of Mad Max: Fury Road, Seafire follows the captain of an all-female ship intent on taking down a vicious warlord’s powerful fleet.
After her family is killed by corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets, Caledonia Styx is left to chart her own course on the dangerous and deadly seas. She captains her ship, the Mors Navis, with a crew of girls and women just like her, who have lost their families and homes because of Aric and his men. The crew has one mission: stay alive, and take down Aric’s armed and armored fleet.
But when Caledonia’s best friend and second-in-command barely survives an attack thanks to help from a Bullet looking to defect, Caledonia finds herself questioning whether to let him join their crew. Is this boy the key to taking down Aric Athair once and for all…or will he threaten everything the women of the Mors Navis have worked for?
Check out my review HERE.
Natalie C. Parker is the author of the Beware the Wild duology, the Seafire trilogy, and the editor of Three Sides of a Heart. She earned her BA in English literature from the University of Southern Mississippi and her MA in gender studies from the University of Cincinnati. She grew up in a Navy family finding home in coastal cities from Virginia to Japan. Now, she lives surprisingly far from any ocean on the Kansas prairie where she runs Madcap Retreats with her wife. She tweets @nataliecparker.
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This is so fun! You could totally pass as a pirate 😉