Steven Becker

Monthly Archives: January 2016

Labadee Probably the most popular place to visit in Haiti, Labadee is a wonderful island area that features beaches with a large expanse of sand and surf. The palm trees that line the beach offer relief from the endless Haitian sun, and the beach is perfect for relaxation and sunbathing. Hammocks, beach chairs and beach huts are in abundance, and for those who like an active vacation destination, there are plenty of… Read More

Jacquotte Delahaye Jacquotte Delahaye is the subject of many legendary stories. Nicknamed ‘Back from the Dead Red’ after she faked her own death to escape government pursuit, Haitian Jacquotte was a red-headed beauty who operated in the 1600s. She led a gang of hundreds of pirates, and with their help took over a small Caribbean island in the year of 1656, which was called a “freebooter republic.” Jacquotte first took up piracy… Read More

Hi all, So far this month you’ve had the chance to download Relic (Mac Travis Series #1), Pirate (Tides of Fortune #1) and Bonefish Blues (Will Service #1), all for just $0.99. For the final week in the January sale I’m giving you the chance to download the second book in the Tides of Fortune series – The Wreck of the Ten Sail. This gives you the opportunity to catch up with the… Read More

In 1803, the first ruler of Haiti created a new flag. He ripped out the white stripe in the French red, white and blue flag and proclaimed to the world that he would rip white people from the nation. The remaining blue and red stripes would forever be known as the flag of Haiti. That man was Jean-Jacques Dessalines, the first ruler of Haiti. Born in 1758, in Africa, Jean-Jacques Dessalines was… Read More

Hi all, During my January sale you’ve had the chance to download Relic (Mac Travis Series #1) and Pirate (Tides of Fortune #1). This week it’s the time for a lesser known series that I’ve been writing featuring a character called Will Service. Bonefish Blues is available to download for just $0.99 until 17 January. One more discounted book will be available from next week. If you like Bonefish Blues, Will’s adventures… Read More

Key Largo Key Largo (which means Long Key, named by the Spaniards) is one of the closest of the islands to the Florida mainland. Drive south from Miami for about an hour or so, and you will come to the drawbridge at Jewfish Creek. When you cross this bridge, you will find yourself in Key Largo, the first island of the Florida Keys. Key Largo is the home to the world’s largest… Read More

Hi all, So, we’re now into 2016 and I’ve got lots of plans this year and several new books scheduled. Last week was the first week in my January sale. Relic was available to download for just $0.99, but as that one ends, another begins. This week it’s Pirate – Book 1 in the Tides of Fortune series. The promotion starts today (4 January) and ends on 11 January. Take advantage of this… Read More

Tortuga or Turtle Island (presently known as Ile de la Tortue and located off the northwest shore of present day Haiti on the Island of Hispaniola), Tortuga is approximately 20 miles long and no more than 4 miles wide, and at one time, held the reputation of the home of pirates. Tortuga was first discovered and named by the Spanish. The name Tortuga actually means Sea Turtle. It was named this way… Read More