Captain Shelby by Jesse Giles Christiansen

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Captain Shelby
by Jesse Giles Christiansen

This is a great historical novel filled with suspense and murder! You will want to keep reading through the night. Jesse has brought the characters to life and they are strong and vibrant. The Plot is intriguing and captivating.
~Shelley’s Book Case

Captain Shelby story draws you into the story very easily. It also weaves back and forth into history of one character than another as they merge together. It is dramatic, (has) action and romance as they seek to make a better future for themselves.

Captain Shelby has something for just about everyone. There is romance between people, as well as between people and the sea. There is adventure. There are thrills and chills. And there is the sea, vast and eternal, unable to be fully known or understood. But while reading may not be the most active of pursuits, our imaginations can stretch to fill the greatest voids. And we learn something new.
~Back Porchervations

Readers who enjoy history, rich description, and eloquent language will enjoy this story.
~Christa Reads and Writes

… it was a good, fun read that I couldn’t put down. The main characters are well written and enjoyable. I like the way the past and present are skillfully woven together. I would love to live in a little sea side town. All in all I would recommend this to anyone looking for an enjoyable read.
~Tea and a Book


Captain Shelby is a story full of adventure, mystery, intrigue and love. Christiansen states he was inspired by Hemingway. The inspiration has given birth because this narrative is masterful. Hemingway would be very pleased with this author’s work. This is an author to keep our eyes on.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

Captain Shelby by Jesse Giles Christiansen is the second book in a series that really just sucks you in! I wasn’t sure what to think when I read the first book (review here) but once I started it, I knew I couldn’t wait for more. The author does a great job building suspense and intrigue. The characters are really interesting and I love the settings.
~Brooke Blogs

captain  shelby new coverCaptain Shelby
(The Captain Shelby Trilogy Book 2)

Publisher: Imajin Books (September 6, 2014)
E-Book File Size: 4730 KB
Print Length: 211 pages

Trade Paperback (September 14, 2014)
ISBN: 978-1-77223-004-8

There are places even the sea cannot go…

In coastal Denmark, a young man named Nereus builds a longship and leaves at age eighteen to discover a new, enigmatic land. Faced with unimaginable obstacles, he crosses the North Atlantic, only to be captured by the Skraelings, the Inuit indigenous people who seek revenge on all settlers because of a “Great Red Man” who murdered many of their family members.

Many years later, Nereus is hired by a group of Irish settlers who are fleeing the tyranny of King Henry VIII, and he takes them across the North Atlantic to the Newfound Land. A fierce battle ensues against the sea, the Little Ice Age, and the vicious Skraelings.

When Nereus falls in love with Laura Hodges, fiancée to the group’s leader, William Brockelby, he becomes embroiled in a dangerous love triangle…until the formidable mystery surrounding Captain Nereus H. Shelby is finally revealed.


About This Author

Jesse Giles Christiansen is an American author who writes compelling literary fiction that weaves the real with the surreal. He attended Florida State University where he received his B.A. in English literature, and holds an M.A. in philosophy from Georgia State University. He is the author of Pelican Bay (book one in the Captain Shelby Series), an Amazon #1 list bestseller, outselling Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway. One of Christiansen’s literary goals is to write at least fifty novels, and he always reminds himself of something that Ray Bradbury once said: “You fail only if you stop writing.”

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Tour Participants

October 6 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book –  Introduction of Tour

October 7 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Giveaway

October 8 – Kelly P’s Blog – Guest Post

October 9 – readalot blog – Review

October 10 – Back Porchervations – Review, Interview

October 11 – A. Literary Mafia – Interview

October 12 – Christa Reads and Writes

October 13 – deal sharing aunt – Interview, Giveaway

October 14 –  Tea and A Book – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

October 15 – OMNIMYSTERY NEWS – Character Guest Post

October 16 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Review, Giveaway

October 17 – Michele Lynn Seigfried’s Blog – Guest Post, Giveaway

October 18 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – Interview

October 19 – Brooke Blogs  – Review, Giveaway

October 20 – Dalene’s Book Reviews – Review, Giveaway


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