Brianna James was fired from her job, and cheated on by her deadbeat boyfriend while on her former employer's severance cruise. Waking up one morning, Brianna realized her vacation had taken her back into time-by nearly three centuries to 1717. Out of place and ill-equipped, Brianna's presence startles a handsome young captain named Daniel Storme because of her wardrobe and strange twenty-first century ways. The two fall in love, but pesky pirating and plundering, paired with the villaius pirate, Cap'n Lefty Shakes' deep desire for revenge against Storme results in Caribbean peril. Katherine Bower weaves romance, adventure, and comedy into her vel, Cruising Backwards. Katherine Bower was born and raised in North Georgia. Always having written poems and short stories, Katherine decided to try her hand at vels. Living in the small mountain town of Hiawassee, Georgia, its quiet and peaceful setting allows her plenty of time for reflection. She often travels the globe with her husband watching the people and sights and taking tes on the various peculiarities of this world and its history.