On A Blood Stained Sea (Susan Maxwell Lost at Sea) (Volume 1)

 
9781517280321: On A Blood Stained Sea (Susan Maxwell Lost at Sea) (Volume 1)

Susan is carried off into WWII, surprised then compromised, blackmailed, can she get her reputation back without anyone finding out what she’d done?

  A US battleship escapes the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in the opening days of World War II. A vacationing, movie-star hunting, raven haired vixen, Susan Maxwell, is determined to meet movie stars at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, an exotic movie star haunt, but she is out of luck. Instead she meets Naval Officers and she, along with her three girlfriends, move the late night party to the Battleship. The next morning, Sunday, December 7th Susan and her three friends find themselves trapped on that Battleship as it goes to war. A Negro Steward, Julius, raised in brothels, is determined to be a pimp and he sees his chance and sets his sights on Susan. While Susan struggles to outwit him, she finds herself romantically involved with the ship’s Captain. Setback after setback frays and tatters Susan’s reputation driving her deeper and deeper to the sordid side of life as she seeks an escape. Yet, the battleship’s Captain is determined to chase, catch and bring to battle the Japanese fleet that attacked Pearl Harbor. 

Warning:

Adult Sexual Novel, which contains depictions of Interracial Sex, Prostitution or White Slavery. BDSMerotica: Sexual Domination and Submission, Bondage and Discipline. 

Warning:

This Novel is Historical Adventure Fiction intended as entertainment, set at the outbreak of World War II, in a time where Racial Discrimination was rife as was Racial Segregation. African-Americans were referred to as Negros and in the pre-war US Navy, which was heavily segregated and they were only allowed to serve as messmen, commonly known as stewards. As an aside, Pearl Harbor provided the impetus to open the US Navy for African-American naval service beyond messmen. The intention of this book is to highlight the Racism of that era and become sensitive to it, while exposing the adverse effects of slavery.   No United States Battleships escaped during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but what if one did? Then what could that Battleship do? Could it catch the Japanese carrier fleet? Could that have really happened, is it plausible?

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From the Publisher:

The field of historical naval fiction has been a little barren, lately. Patrick O'Brian has kept the age of sail alive, but WW II sea adventures by authors like Douglas Reeman have faded away. "On A Blood Stained Sea," fills that niche of fast paced high seas adventure.

From the Author:

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor signaled the end of an era that stretched well back into the age of sail where great ships, or should I say great gun platforms, formed line of battle and pounded each other into splintered hulks. That naval tradition was carried forward into WW II with the heavily armored heavy gun battleship.

When the skies cleared over Oahu the United States main battle fleet had suffered a near disastrous blow, but had it? Not a single US carrier had suffered damage. They were at sea. The Japanese had struck at what they perceived to be the heart of the US fleet-her battleships. However, those dreadnoughts were already obsolete and unfit to run with the fast boys-the carriers. Aircraft had made them so once they had achieved the range and power to deliver a punch equal to that of any heavy-gun ship. That punch was made doubly effective with plunging bombs that easily pierced thinly armored decks and torpedoes that struck at exposed underbellies. After that the best a battleship could offer the main battle fleet (now composed of carriers) was the protection of her guns and more often than not those were her anti-aircraft guns. That's if she could keep up. The battleships at Pearl Harbor couldn't. They were the old boys, long in the tooth and slow, a twenty-knot fleet whereas the young fast boys ran at thirty-knots.

Such historical transitions interest me. After reading "At Dawn We Slept," by Gordon W. Prange, I was struck by the number of disregarded warnings that the US Pacific Fleet had received. What if they had been ready? Or better yet what if one battleship had been ready? But what could they have done, except fight their way out of port? Then I came across the Japanese line of withdrawal in "The Pearl Harbor Papers, Inside the Japanese Plans," by Donald M. Goldstein & Katherine V. Dillon and found that the Japanese did a high speed run up to about 40 degrees north turned west and slowed down to conserve fuel. I did the math. The Japanese could have been caught had the US done everything right. Those two suppositions formed the basis of this novel - the possibility of what could have happened had a US battleship fought her way out of Pearl into blue water and given chase. Then to make it even more interesting I threw in a head strong Lieutenant Commander who had the foresight to do his duty along with four beautiful young women trapped onboard during the attack and accused of being Hotel Street hookers. The result is an explosive, exciting fast paced novel that I hope you enjoy. One final factual note, USS West Virginia, BB48, was at Pearl Harbor where she was sunk outboard of USS Tennessee in berth F6. Please keep in mind that while we can look back with 20/20 hindsight neither side, in the opening days of the war, fully realized that the demise of the battleship was at hand until the carrier action at Midway. This novel is set in the days of transition when the war looked beak and the Allies saw no limit to Japanese power.

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