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Blackhearts/Blacksouls Giveaway!

April 8, 2017
The Riveted Team
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We are very excited to team up with Storygram Tours for an Instagram tour featuring Blackhearts and the new follow-up, Blacksouls by Nicole Castroman!

Follow along with the tour from 4/8-4/17 and enter here for a chance to win a signed copy of each book plus some cool swag from the author!

Loved Blackhearts? Excited for Blacksouls?Just a big fan of pirate lore? Leave a comment below for a chance to win!

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER/WIN. Sweepstakes begins 4/8/17 12AM EST and ends 4/18/17 11:59 PM EST. Open to legal residents of any 1 of the 50 US or DC who are at least 13 years old. Void where prohibited by law. Subject to full Official Rules in Terms and Conditions above. Total ARV of all prizes: $40.00. Odds of winning depends on the # of eligible entries received. Sponsor: Simon & Schuster, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10020

Blackheartsby Nicole Castroman

In this stunningly creative debut “filled with well-drawn characters…and smoldering passion,” (Booklist) Nicole Castroman reimagines the origins of history’s most infamous pirate—Blackbeard.

Featured Full Read! (April 10 – April 24)

Blacksoulsby Nicole Castroman

Nicole Castroman brings the dangerous pirate ports of the Caribbean to life in this vibrant sequel to Blackhearts—the reimagined origin story of history’s most infamous pirate, Blackbeard.

Featured Extended Excerpt! (April 10 – April 24)

178 Responses to Blackhearts/Blacksouls Giveaway!


  1. bethmiller81 says:

    I haven’t had a chance to read the books yet but it is one of my most anticipated books on my tbr list. I love the concept of the books and would love to read it. I’ve heard many great things and would love to read it myself. I love fantasy and pirates and this new world seems to be very fascinating.

  2. pagebobi says:

    I haven’t gotten to read these yet but I SO desperately want to! As a school teacher, my book budget isn’t huge. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE pirates and I’m so badly hoping to LOVE LOVE LOVE this series as well!

  3. Rylie says:

    I haven’t had a chance to check the series out yet because my library doesn’t carry it but I’m always looking for something new to read and the story seems really interesting.

  4. tacos_tais says:

    I would love to read this series… it sounds really interesting.

  5. Stephanie Morales says:

    I haven’t read this series yet but what an interesting pirate adventure it has we readers would love to dive into. The concept,the cover, everything about this book seems so interesting and magical!I know this is one series I can’t wait to get ‘hooked’ on🤗

  6. deertales says:

    i have read some non fiction about pirates which had made me super anxious for more pirate awesomeness! definitely hoping to get to these ASAP!

  7. Allyvt says:

    I really want to read this! As a huge PotC fan I just love pirates ❤

  8. June says:

    I’ve recently been getting into pirates and would totally love to read these! 😍

  9. RaniFay says:

    I haven’t read this series yet, but it sounds very interesting. Since I don’t read much about pirates, I’m sure this would be an unpredictable read!

  10. I haven’t had a chance to read the first in the series yet, but pirate lore is my all time favorite! I can not wait to delve into them and loose myself in the story!

  11. Nicolle says:

    I haven’t really heard of these books before but they sound truly interesting. Pirates always make storylines quite adventurous.

  12. smlashley876 says:

    HUGE fan of pirates and I haven’t gotten to read these yet!

  13. 24hr.YABookBlog says:

    It’d be awesome to win this b/c I read/loved Blackhearts! + cannot wait for Blacksouls! :)

  14. terra says:

    Usually, I read odd and addictive dystopian books or cool supernatural romances. It’s crazy but awesome to think there’s books for flipping pirates! I have a feeling this will be one of those adventures you finish in less than a week because you can’t put it down for long. I can’t wait to read it!

  15. Vic says:

    I can’t wait to read the sequel to Blackhearts! It seems really amazing!

  16. Vg says:

    Seems like a great premise for a novel! Love to read this!

  17. gelm says:

    Sounds interesting.

  18. DomIsReading says:

    I am so excited for the second book! I tore through the first book in a day and sang it’s praises for a week while unable to think or read anything else!

  19. beckmank says:

    Ooo! I haven’t heard of this series, but it sounds fantastic! Adding to my TBR list!

  20. Marie_Reads says:

    I haven’t had a chance to read this book but it is on my TBR list!

  21. jburros says:

    I have been eyeing this book for so long! Pirate lore is one of my favorite topics for a book. I love to see the creative route the authors take with it. I am very excited about these books!

  22. cyborgcinderella says:

    I’ve heard this series is really good and I’m excited for more YA pirates!

  23. Weeziel40er says:

    Love pirate stories and there needs to be more! Wayfarer duet was a good one but this one is better!

  24. Rejuvenate says:

    These books sound so good!!!!

  25. Deeds101 says:

    These books look like they will be great reads. Have to add them to my TBR pile.

  26. KristyPetree says:

    Haven’t read the first book but I love pirates! Thanks for the chance.

  27. scassidy says:

    I love origin stories and the origin story of Edward Teach just sounds super interesting. The take that the author took on this story looks so cool and pirates stories are always some of my favorites.

  28. jessibookss says:

    I LITERALLY finished Blackhearts yesterday after having it sit on my shelves for way too many months but I am happy I picked it up because it was amazing! I’m also currently watching Poldark and they are giving me such similar vibes. Cannot wait for Blacksouls!

  29. gtlovell6 says:

    These books are on my TBR list!!! I can’t wait to read them!

  30. theresajs says:

    Bring on the pirate stories!!!! I want more!
    LOVED Blackhearts! I’m really looking forward to Blacksouls!
    Thank you for the chance!!

  31. Sam says:

    I would love this because I love pirate stories! I’m always looking for more of them, and I haven’t yet read these!

  32. Trisa says:

    Not only do I crave pirate lore and historical fiction, I’ve read and LOVED Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman. Such beautiful writing. Such a dramatic, devastating story. I’m dying to read Blacksouls, so this prize pack would be perfect for me. I NEED to know what happens next! (o_0)

  33. Meigan says:

    I just started Blackhearts last night and even at just 50 pages in, I’m in love with it! I’m certainly going to be eagerly awaiting the sequel once I finish, and it’s a good thing release day is soon :-)

    Thanks so much for the chance!

  34. kcmmp13 says:

    I’m a big fan of all things pirates! I’ve also heard nothing but amazing things about this series. :)

  35. fluffycat says:

    I love this prize because I have been wanting to read it for so long. And it has pirates.

  36. OdalysC15 says:

    Really want to read this !!! Love books and I heard so much good comment over this!!😍💖✨

  37. Read2mebeeyotch says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun!

  38. allshesays says:

    I have heard nothing but good things about this book on Goodreads! Definitely interested, and I love the idea of a retelling of Blackbeard!

  39. tannl says:

    I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about Blackhearts and have been dying to read it!

  40. I’ve actually never read anything with pirates. But this book sounds so exciting. It’s about Blackbeard and I think that’s so amazing. I love when authors take an interesting approach to a retelling especially in a fantasy setting.

    Plus, look at those covers! if it’s not the synopsis that gets you and draws you in, then it certainly is the cover art !(:

  41. Deedeejosmith says:

    I haven’t read any of these books before, but it sounds like an awesome read. I’m going to add these to my TBR list!

  42. Kitty says:

    I have been hearing great things about Blackhearts and I really want to read it. I didn’t even know there was a second one out already. I’m so far behind!

  43. Dariselle Abreu says:

    I love these books

  44. rhireading says:

    Love pirate stories but I haven’t had a chance to pick up Blackhearts yet so I’d love to snag them and read them back to back.

  45. kelseakreuch says:

    Pirate stories are so much fun!

  46. yellowdaze says:

    I’ve got a thing for pirates and so it’s always nice to find books about them. These are in my tbr list, I love the titles!

  47. daniamaya926 says:

    This seems cool

  48. UnchainedReads says:

    Been wanting to get my hands on it for long, it seems really good and interesting !!

  49. These are two novels I had recently heard of and they sound like great reads. Would be an awesome set to have as they sound very interesting. Especially when it involves pirates and the sea.

  50. Alexa says:

    I love stories, involving pirates ^-^

  51. bookish_kat says:

    I haven’t read this series! But I would love to check it out!

  52. chenderson says:

    Being from North Carolina and just hours away from Blackbeard Territory, I can’t wait to read both of these books. And share them with library patrons after!

  53. mirandasummerset says:

    never read anything like this before and would be super entranced to enter this world! looks so cool!

  54. Athlen says:

    Big pirate fan, and I have hear so much about this series, so I wanted to try it!

  55. A Broken Zebra says:

    A pirate’s life for me, arg!

  56. Tas says:

    This giveaway seems cool and the books sound interesting. Thanks.

  57. booksbabe says:

    I love pirate books! I just read Blue Tide by Jenna Lynne Duncan and really enjoyed it! It was a great pirate read! I’d love to dive into these pirate reads!

  58. Cherylsbook says:

    These books sound really good. Plus, I enjoy a good pirate story

  59. booknerdlove says:

    I really want to expand my genre choices, and since I have only ever read one book about pirate, I wanted to read more stories about pirates. Not to mention I love pirate stories

  60. PaperbackPropensity says:

    I love pirate stories! I would love to own these instead of having to borrow from the library

  61. DesiLestari says:

    I haven’t had a chance to read the books yet, but I love to check it out 😘 I love to expand my genre of reading

  62. Krisnicoleb says:

    I haven’t read these yet, but I want to. They sound so good#

  63. catodragon says:

    I love pirates! And YA def needs more books about them! Just finished Daughter of the Pirate King and now that I’ve heard about these I want to jump right in!

  64. Would love a chance to win this series. It’s been on my list! Thank for the chance and congrats on the release!

  65. badwolfinthetardis says:

    I love pirates and I heard that they books are amazing! I am so excited to read them! Thanks, Riveted!

  66. Meredith says:

    Big pirate fan here! I can’t wait to read them.

  67. MayFlie says:

    I have read the first book and to be quite honest I was bit skeptical. But as I continued reading I discovered that it is funny, suspenseful and sad. The beginning made me laugh and the ending made scream. I threw it but I quickly picked it back up, felling awful for throwing such a beautiful book. I have no doubts that Blacksoul will be just as an emotional roller coaster as the first. Can’t wait for it to be properly placed in my personal library. :)

  68. katsandcheese says:

    I am one of the biggest fans when it comes to anything pirates!! I absolutely love anything pirate themed and I cannot wait to get my hands on these books!

  69. windycindy says:

    Hi, This author and the books sound very captivating to me!
    Many thanks for such a fabulous giveaway…
    Cindi

  70. Abandonedxxangel says:

    Haven’t had a chance to read these. But i would love to!!

  71. Lauraj123 says:

    I am soooo so so excited to read this. FINGERS CROSSED BIG TIME!

  72. Caprice17 says:

    Really excited to read this!!!

  73. Allyvt says:

    I love pirates! Can’t wait to read these

  74. ccoronado215 says:

    I am dying to read these books, thanks for the chance! 🤗

  75. TravelingBooks says:

    I loved the first book BlackHearts! I originally picked up this book because of the the theme “Pirate” and what caused him to become the roughest, toughest and meanest pirate basically ever and it makes my heart happy and upset that in this version that it was love. The entire book is an awesome read but when I read it I was so upset with the ending ,because I thought it was going to be a stand alone, I went over to my best friends house , who is also an avid reader, and I pretty much just lied down and whined. So when I figured out that there was going to be another installment I flipped everything. Needless to say, I think everyone should read these book. They are phenomenal. 😉

  76. strigoivii says:

    Pirate stories? YES PLEASE!
    I would LOVE to read this series!!!

  77. I love Pirates! And I loved both Blackhearts & Blacksouls! There better be a third book!

  78. undyingfangirl says:

    These books look so good. I haven’t gotten to read them but the look and sound very interesting!

  79. keelz23 says:

    Love pirates and have been wanting to read more historical fiction!

  80. sugars324 says:

    I love pirates! These books sounds fantastic!

  81. cbsmaby says:

    I LOVE PIRATES! I’d love to win this prize because I’m yet to break my buying ban and purchase Blackhearts. but dear heavens above this book sounds AMAZING!

  82. Lo says:

    Another pirate book for the tbr pile!

  83. 811brynncess says:

    Pirates, pirates, pirates, PIRATES!!!!!! <3

  84. rainbowtime says:

    I want to read these!

  85. dawn2016 says:

    Awesome giveaway and a new to me author to enjoy!

  86. bookgoil says:

    Love pirate books so I’d love to win these!

  87. taylorreadsbooks says:

    I love pirate books! It would be amazing to win these! and just in time for the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie! 😀

  88. dhammelef says:

    I love Pirates stories and movies! I finished the Daughter of a Pirate King recently and loved it.

  89. bookbunny68 says:

    Ever since watching Hook on Once Upon A Time I’ve wanted to read more pirate stories.

  90. TamGeo says:

    I own the first book on my kindle and haven’t read it so winning the two would be a great binge-read weekend.

  91. Who doesn’t love a grand pirate adventure. This sounds like a great read!

  92. Bunnita says:

    I have never read a novel that revolves around pirates. I have of course heard of Blackbeard. May be a goid book to start with.

  93. Zenas3 says:

    I want to win these for my niece, she is a fan of the genre.

  94. notsoteenreads says:

    I LOVED Blackhearts and I’m so excited to check out Blacksouls!

  95. Yaaaassss I’ve been waiting so long for this sequel! I loved Blackhearts so much <3 <3 <3

  96. I preordered Blackhearts last year but I’ve been trying to wait closer to second books being released to avoid having to reread first books. I can’t wait to read both books though! My husband even plans to read Blackhearts as he’s obsessed all things pirate! Maybe if I won- we could buddy read! Thanks so much for the chance! Either way I’m excited to read this series!

  97. Jadeen says:

    A PIRATE storyline sounds very exciting and I look forward to reading the books

  98. I haven’t read either of these books, but I love a good YA pirate novel. My favourite so far has to be A.S. King’s ‘The Dust of 100 Dogs’.

  99. lkayme says:

    Arrr, I need a book to read on the high seas, me hearties!

  100. melylee says:

    I adored Blackhearts and I need to read the sequel ASAP! I love a good pirate book.

  101. bookbutterfly9 says:

    I haven’t gotten to read Blackhearts yet but love the premise so much. I’d be thrilled to take to the seas! :)

  102. safyao says:

    Can’t wait to read this series!! Love pirates!

  103. I love pirates! I’ve always loved the lore of Blackbeard, so I’m eager to read these.

  104. I haven’t gotten a chance to read Black Hearts but it’s definitely on my TBR! I’m falling behind!

  105. alyssayuri says:

    I haven’t read Blackhearts before so I’m totally excited to read it here in Riveted! The only book that talks about pirate was the Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine. And that wasn’t even about pirates! I heard many good things about this series so I’m reading this!!!! Thanks for the free read!

  106. Joannaorr101 says:

    I haven’t heard much of this book, but i’m really interested in reading it!

  107. saffrondawn says:

    I haven’t gotten to this series yet, but PIRATES! Been planning to for ages.

  108. sticks says:

    just started “Blackhearts” -would love to read the sequel

  109. Izabelle says:

    I haven’t read blackhearts yet but I’m really intrigued by the plot of it, and have had it on my tbr list since before it was published. Pirates is something that has always fascinated me and I would love to read the series.

  110. mindjacked says:

    Sounds awesome would love to review on blog.

  111. Mel says:

    The covers are absolutely amazing, wow, and of course I would love to read this series (:

  112. I haven’t read either of these books, so I would love to! I’ve heard awesome things about Blackhearts and can’t wait to read it.

  113. frabjous says:

    I have been wanting to read these books, and haven’t had time yet, I would love to win so much!

  114. rivsocsmith says:

    Yes, I have a giant anchor tattooed on my chest. It’s like you already know me!

  115. susanbeamon says:

    At one point in my childhood, I wanted to be a pirate. Then I wanted to be a space pirate. Now I am content to read about pirates.

  116. I live in an area that celebrates pirates with different events like parades called Gasparilla. It celebrates the pirate Jose Gaspar. I loved pirates before I moved to the area, but there are so many pirate themed celebrations it is hard not to love the pirate life.

  117. Archmagereba says:

    I haven’t ready any books involving pirates, but I think this series would be an interesting start!

  118. I’m really eager to see how someone could turn Blackbeard into a love story…I’m dying to read this series!

  119. Hope E says:

    I really want to read these books!

  120. abc1111 says:

    I have not read books about pirates and I would love too! Story sounds interesting and I love the covers!

  121. Ysolde says:

    This is a new genre for me, so I’m excited to try it out!!

  122. AldenRed says:

    So excited to read these! Pirates are a new breed of bad boys not yet discovered by me! Fingers crossed! 😊

  123. everlyn says:

    Pirate books are way underrated, and I would love to write one myself one day, but for now, I’m happy with reading as many of them as I can! These ones look fantastic, and I’m honestly surprised that I haven’t read them yet, but I can’t wait to give them a go!

  124. Inu206 says:

    Have not read the series but I do love a pirate story and I do like adventure. Love the covers by the way.

  125. jessirose says:

    I love books and tv shows about pirates and I need something with pirates to make up for Black Sails ending.

  126. Msmalligan says:

    Pirates are my new vampires!!! Can’t wait to read!

  127. Daphodillie says:

    Yay! Excited :)

  128. kuroneico says:

    The premise sounds really cool. I love pirates. I’d love to read Blackhearts & Blacksouls.

  129. I have not had a chance to read the first book yet but absolutely love anything to do with pirates! I’m captivated by them and obsessed with them!

  130. deb89 says:

    I’ve been wanting to read a book about pirates! This would be great.

  131. sapphyrebookharlot says:

    Of course I love pirates, who doesn’t! Both of these books are gorgeous and look so interesting.

  132. 2many2read says:

    I’ve heard so much about these books and who doesn’t love pirates?!?!

  133. RoRo says:

    Thanks for the chance

  134. Lex says:

    These books sound amazing!

  135. deeex16 says:

    This series sounds so good!!!

  136. Sandy S says:

    You got me at PIRATES!!

  137. bison61 says:

    the books sound great-I am very interested in reading about pirates-their lives and adventures

  138. Tusora says:

    I havent read Blackhearts but I do like pirates! I have enjoyed Pirates! and the Jack series!

  139. mbk says:

    Oh wow Pirate stories are fantastic and whose story is better to tell than Blackbeard’s? Can’t wait to read these.

  140. nschumacher85 says:

    I love swoony pirates!!!

  141. stealthwoman says:

    Pirates and YA, yes please! I’d be so excited to read this and share it with the teens at my Library.

  142. gtlovell6 says:

    I’ve been loving the pirate books!! Like Daughter of a Pirate King!

  143. cmruff says:

    Okay, I can already tell that I am going to love these books!

  144. rodeohair says:

    So excited to read this series! Thanks for the chance!

  145. Tracinator says:

    I’ve been interested in this series for awhile, would love to read them both!

  146. Hamburgerearmuffs says:

    Love pirates! Both these books look good.

  147. ShyGirl6663 says:

    my twin sister loves pirate books. i’m entering to give the books to her if I win – although I will probably read them too after she’s done with them.

  148. SarahLamary says:

    I actually just heard about these books right now, but pirates are awesome, so I’m in.

  149. Debbie says:

    Not entering, but wanted to say that pirate books are under rated! I love that Riveted is featuring this series! Yo ho! :)

  150. Blackhearts has been on my TBR practically since it came out (pirates are cool, tbh), it’s so exciting to learn it’s got a sequel!

  151. books4susie says:

    Love pirate books and cannot wait to get started on this series.

  152. bookishme says:

    I love retellings and a pirate story retelling sounds intriguing.

  153. Amy Dorman says:

    So excited to read this series! I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews.

  154. Luce says:

    I need these please! I can’t wait to see Blackbeard reimagined!

  155. booksatrillion says:

    I can’t wait to read this series! It’s already been moved up in my tbr twice!

  156. smbirds says:

    Please let me read these. I love pirates!

  157. Jennifer says:

    I would love to read these because I haven’t had enough pirates in life!

  158. mermaidmarissa says:

    I have always loved pirates. I even had a pirate themed bedroom. I had books about pirates including Blackbeard.

  159. 3wonders says:

    Haven’t read pirates yet sounds interesting.

  160. dreamingintherain says:

    I haven’t read this series yet, but I’ve heard so many great things about it from friends, I can’t wait to start it.

  161. 714dave says:

    I really want to read this series, as a huge PotC fan I just love pirates.

  162. victoriat992 says:

    pirates?! yarrrr! why the heck not. i’m always up for a good swashbuckling adventure tale.

  163. katiee says:

    This series comes highly recommend by all of my friends. I’ve been terrible and haven’t read it yet. But I’m a fan of pirates and I think I’ll love this series, like my friends! Thank you for giving me a chance to win these books!

  164. Ms_Juanita1311 says:

    I’m a big fan of all things pirates! I’ve also heard nothing but amazing things about this series.

  165. Palmkd says:

    Pirates are awesome! Looking forward to reading these books.

  166. BookBriefs says:

    I have been obsessed with pirates lately! I would love to grab some rum and an eye patch and sit down and enjoy these books!

  167. Eviken says:

    I really love pirate books. I started writing one a few weeks ago, so I’m currently living in a world full of piracy, seas, adventure and handsome captains.

    I would love to read these books, to learn even more about this wonderful world of pirates.

  168. Tash says:

    I haven’t read the series but I’ve heard much about it and my little sister is obsessed with pirates so I think it would be an awesome gift to win, not just for myself but also my sister who originally got me obsessed with reading years ago!

  169. Siobhan says:

    Pirate books are some of the best kind of books! Really looking forward to reading these books!

  170. Danielle says:

    Always here for pirate stories!!!

  171. alig1020 says:

    I can’t remember is I’ve ever read a book about pirates… So I’m excited to try one. Thanks for the chance.

  172. __karthika__ says:

    I haven’t read this book yet, but it sounds really good! I’m really looking forward to reading it!

  173. Sab20 says:

    I love pirates and origin stories, so I can’t wait to read these!! 😍

  174. Farasha says:

    I really loved Blackhearts and Blacksouls is one of my most anticipated books of the year!! I have loved all things pirate-related since I was a child, and I’m quite fond of origin stories so I desperately need this!

  175. tdellinger93 says:

    I read Daughter of the Pirate King in March and instantly
    I was hooked on Pirate books. I’ve been researching to see what other Pirate YA books there are and everything I find reccomends this series. I can’t wait to get my hands on this series, go on wild and swashbuckling adventures and satisfy my Pirate book craving! ☠️

  176. versatileer says:

    I love those pirates. The ship in a bottle is a lot to be desired. I cannot wait to read this!

  177. mickeyewok says:

    Can’t wait to read these books. I love pirates. In fact my middle daughter wanted to be a pirate when she grew up. Now it is Indiana Jones.

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