Good girl Sadie McKay is bored with her monotonous life. One night, she and her best friend set out to find some excitement, and it only takes a taste of the forbidden speakeasy for Sadie to fall head over heels. Of course, spotting the mystery man with his haunting good looks, all decked out in his three-piece suit and fedora, doesn’t hurt either. After a little of the joint’s famous liquid courage, she works up the nerve to approach him, or, you know, run smack dab into him due to a little self-inflicted clumsiness.
What Sadie doesn’t know is that the infamous gangsters of Chicago have moved in to her sleepy town, and she finds out too late, after she’s already smitten (not to mention trapped in a hidden underground tunnel), that her perfect Frankie is one of the wise guys. She soon finds herself immersed in the secrets and betrayal of organized crime, and when the bullets start flying, the excitement she was hoping to find, suddenly becomes more dangerous than she could have imagined.
Welcome to the world of the Bootlegacy, where innocence meets the danger, intrigue and excess of 1920s organized crime.
Look out boys, it’s time for the ladies to hit the high seas!
Louisa has happy life. She never resented having to care for her younger siblings after her mother’s death. Until, that is, her father tells her it’s time to strike out on her own. Unfortunately, that can mean only one thing… find a husband. But that’s not quite Louisa’s style. She knows she doesn’t need a man for survival any more than she needs one to tell her what to do. So with the help a few girlfriends—who are just as fed up with their place in society—and a head full of adventure tales, Louisa concocts a new life for herself. Who says the men get to have all the fun? Surely the girls can pillage and plunder with the best of them.
They’ll soon realize it might be a little harder than they imagined. Especially once they discover they’re not alone. No, they’ve chosen the one ship that has a stowaway, and not just any stowaway either. Genevieve is the daughter of the wealthy ship owner, who is hiding her own dark secrets. But there might be some worth in the spoiled rich girl after all. As it turns out, Genevieve is a genius inventor and master of weapons. Very handy skills indeed, for a crew that might soon be under attack.