Pirates of Blood Bay Island - The Quintspinner and the Devil's Deal (The Legend of the Quintspinner Book One)

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18th Century

Dianne Greenlay

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West Indies 1717. To save her own life and what’s left of her privileged family after a savage pirate attack, a headstrong young woman must survive by her wits and make a devil’s deal to keep an ancient ring with supposed powers of prophesy out of the hands of a psychotic pirate before he can use it to alter mankind’s future.


Historical Fiction, Romance, Suspense / Thriller, Young Adult, Family, Drama, Epic, Fantasy, Adventure,

Short Summary

Tess’s privileged life is shattered when she witnesses a murder and is forced to accept a mysterious Spinner ring from a dying stranger. Worse yet, she finds herself forced onto a merchant ship along with the killer who has already struck once in an attempt to claim the ring for himself.

Tess and William, a sailor with whom she has fallen in love, escape the pirates and are shipwrecked along with Tess's grandmother and 3 others. Tess now has 3 rings, each with a paranormal power, and pirates are still hunting her. She and her grandmother marry the men each has fallen in love with.


1717. London, England; West Indies

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Happy Ending, Coming of Age, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Tess Willoughby

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Skillful, Perseverance, Secretive, Blunt, Educated, Outspoken, Unapologetic, Adventurous, Aggressive, Uneducated

Additional Character Details

Name: William Taylor

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Insecure, Perseverance, Underdog, Uneducated, Charming, Adventurous, Engaging, Romantic, Skillful, Unapologetic, Confident, Desperate, Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Emma Hanley

Age: 48

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Funny, Outspoken, Badass, Blunt, Confident, Skillful, Unapologetic, Uneducated, Charming, Decisive, Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Edward Graham

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Educated, Masculine, Power-hungry, Aggressive, Secretive, Badass, Criminal, Desperate, Greedy, Manipulative, Outspoken, Charming, Complex, Narcissistic, Seductive, Sophisticated, Unapologetic, Villainous, Aspiring

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2011

Hard Copy Available



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