Capitaine Jean-Paul la Roche. I go by many names: Gator Gar, the Capitaine, le Sage, La Salle, El Capitaine.
What is your hair color? Eye color?
Dark brown hair with premature silver streaks and bluish gray eyes.
What is your most distinguishing facial feature?
Look at this beak of mine, I could catch bugs!
What is one strong memory that has stuck with you from childhood? Why is it so powerful and lasting?
The strongest memory since I was a child, isn’t really a memory, but an instinct to survive. I didn’t know my parents, I was raised in a workhouse and learned fast to do as I was told to not be beaten at the end of the day. The instinct for self-preservation drove me to escape at the age of ten and head out to sea. That’s where I learned all I could and it set myself up for a future of privateering, and eventually pirating. I now rely on being a sugar merchant for my survival, but old habits are difficult to shed.
What is your greatest regret?
Not settling down to raise a family. Also, not asking Atia to my wife, which I will remedy as soon as I see her again.
What is your least favorite season?
In the Caribbean all seasons are the same.
What do you consider the most important event of your life so far?
The moment I was freed from being a slave. When the pirate François l’Olonnais became my new employer, he killed the man I was indentured to.
Who has had the most influence on you?
The pirate l’Olonnais until he went mad started eating the hearts of Spaniards.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Acquiring my ship, La Lune. She was awarded to me by pirate Henry Morgan as I served as one his captains and was his most successful strategists when it came to raids.
What is the evilest thing you have ever done?
Back in the summer of 1667, I served the pirate l’Olonnais. We were at war with the Spanish in Maracaibo and Gibraltar. I beheaded men, women and children – I did this quickly for I had no stomach for torture, unlike l’Olonnais. In an evil time, it was the only mercy I could offer.
If you died or went missing, who would miss you?
My parrot, Minuit, ha ha. I believe Atia would miss me the most. We’ve endured many difficult situations and have come to rely on each other’s strength. She is the love of my life. I would miss her, so I believe the feeling would be mutual.
Who is the person you despise the most, and why?
I have a list of ten, maybe twenty people. If I had to rate the top one, I would say Captain Alfonse Slazerelli aka pirate Slasher Al. He’s a sadistic prick who enjoys hurting women, that is not my style.
Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations?
I am a leader or else I wouldn’t be the Capitaine, the crew would have mutinied by now!
Do you care what others think of you?
If I did, I wouldn’t be a pirate.
If you could change one thing, what would it be, and why?
I would change the world back to how it was back in 1678, it was a brief golden age for privateering. I was considered Port Royal royalty, protecting the city from the Spanish. Every tavern would give me free drinks and food, and I went to all the best celebrations and brothels. I have not seen such times again.
Title: No Quarter: Wenches – Volume 1
Author: MJL Evans
Genre: Historical Romance
Volume 1 of 6 begins in 1689 Port Royal, Jamaica, where Atia Crisp is imprisoned, awaiting trial, while refugees from Strangewayes’s plantation seek their new home. Guided by Capitaine la Roche, they face pursuit by the pirate hunter Big Dick and the perilous terrain of Bocas del Toro. Their future home of Sérénité hangs in the balance, complicated by the outbreak of war with France.
The adventures from No Quarter: Dominium continue with wenches! In 1689, Atia Crisp finds herself imprisoned in the wickedest city on earth, Port Royal, Jamaica, while the refugees from Strangewayes’s plantation in the Blue Mountains are on the run and seeking a new home, deep in the Caribbean. Captain Jean-Paul la Roche must get them to safety and find a way to liberate the woman he loves while waging a war against the English with the pirate Laurens de Graaf.
While besieged people suffer and starve, a group of women form a secret and illegal society deep from within the bowels of the city called: WENCH. A network that deals with smugglers, merchants, cutthroats and thieves. Dragged into the struggle for supremacy of the Caribbean, the women are divided and find themselves engulfed in bloodshed. The pirates of Port Royal and former enemies may be their only hope of escape.
Hell hath no fury like a cross wench!
MJL EVANS wanted to be a writer since she was ten years old and in 2014 she finally got her act together and pursued her dream. No Quarter: Dominium (Volumes 1-6) is her first book series. She is currently writing the No Quarter: Wenches book series, which is a continuation of the adventures in 17th century Port Royal, Jamaica. A huge fan of Monty Python, Red Dwarf, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. Her time is devoted to acrylic, oil and watercolor painting, catering to her two senior cats and of course, writing.
You can connect with MJL Evans on Twitter at @artistmjlevans or firstname.lastname@example.org
GM O’CONNOR is a huge movie fan, writer and visual artist. No Quarter: Dominium (Volumes 1-6) is his first book series and he’s currently writing No Quarter: Wenches. A lover of sci-fi and history, half his brain lives in the 17th century while the other half sails perpetually through space. He hopes to one day bring the No Quarter Series to film and/or graphic novel format.
You can connect with GM O’Connor on Twitter at @gm_oconnor or email@example.com
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