The Jason Watson Books .
A Jason Watson Book
Jason's love life is complicated. Two wives in two different cultures and countries, mistresses, children and various dalliances, which as long as they are not together he can manage. However as with all things in life fate decrees otherwise. Danger stalks his family in China he is needed there so begins another adventure. Will he and Claudia survive this turn of events? Read the book to find out. Another fast paced adult romantic adventure with all the action you have come to expect from Jason.
Tormented Loyalties is out on Kindle & Kindle Prime and in paperback from Createspace
Life in Prospective (Pro-spective)
The Jason Watson Books
Jason returns to England now a married man with investments and property to enjoy. A beautiful wife who has changed from a prude to a predator. Jason is tempted by government and the East India Company with an enhanced position in society - the aristocracy. But as always he has to put his life on the line to save everyone from bankruptcy for trading with China. As it was in those times all the bullion was travelling in one direction, China. What was needed was bullion from China, opium was the only thing they paid in silver for. But could he get the Chinese to purchase opium and make Britain the largest supplier of opium, it is here that he has to make a great commitment.
Meanwhile back in England, Claudia his wife is living a debauched existence in grand houses cuckolding him endlessly. Enjoying herself and others totally unaware of her husbands dangerous situation. Does Jason survive? if so how does he survive and to what cost? to find the answers read A Bengal Poppy.
A Bengal Poppy is out on Kindle, & Kindle Prime and in paperback from Createspace
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A Soldiers Wind
The Jason Watson Books
Jason Watson is an orphan, sent to sea by his Aunt and Uncle who are his guardians. The sea becomes his life, home, school and battle ground. Learning about life the hard way, he develops friendships earning the respect of men and officers alike.
Now older and battle scarred he returns to England to convaless, It is whilst here that his Uncle introduces Jason to the charms of 'ladies' and he has his first sexual encounters. When Jason is fully recoverd he is sent back to sea and the West Indies where his adventures really start. Read about his loves, friendships, the battles and his desires.
This is a fast paced adult book, which takes a look at the attitudes of the times. Things may not have been so 'modern' but believe me they had far more fun. But don't just take my word for it, read the book for yourself and follow Jason's adventures both at sea and in the bedroom,
A Soldiers Wind is out on Kindle, & Books2Read.com and in paperback from Createspace
It's strange but just when you think you are settled and know what you are going to do life comes up taps you on the shoulder and says "why don't you...." and as with life writing is the same. When I first started writing I was 'inspired' (if thats the word) by a remark in a sunday paper where a reviewer said "the novels I have read this week all have one annoying thing in common - crashing waves! There are no bodice ripping extracts that when it comes to it makes for exciting reading because thats when the waves come in." There was a lot more in her article but as I read this I thought I can do that so I did.
A Soldiers Wind was my first book, ok it may not have been perfect but over the years I have tweaked, checked and generally improved it. Writing in the historical genre and about my favourite subject Sailing Ships (Royal Navy) my research has been facinating. The more I dove into the social aspects of the times the more I added to my already large vat of information. Did you know for instance that women were allowed on board British War ships? one even gave birth during the battle of the Glorious 1st, the baby was put on the ships muster and awarded a medal. So as you see women on board ship in the navy was not strange or uncommon, the only difference between then and now is the women today are crew not wives. Commissions could be and were bought but many a captain came from the midshipmen having worked their way up learning as they went. On the social side having a wife and mistress was normal in these days, sex was seen as something normal, you only have to look at Queen Anne and Lady Caroline to see that. So in taking on board (excuse the pun) social acceptances and looking through the eyes of the times and NOT todays eyes, I wrote A Soldiers Wind.
Remember in those days a sailor would be away for months if not years, so he took his pleasures where he could. Homosexuality at sea was against the law on during the 1700/1800's, the close quarters of the lower decks made it so. However during the Victorians time........ But Jason Watson was enjoying himself immersed with his wife, her sister, mother and his mistress life was kind of good. So when peace came and he found himself ashore you would think he would be bored NO!!! In A Bengal Poppy he visits - on behalf of The East India Company - China to sell opium. More adventure in both family and trade, then comes torture, war and a wife??? The things a man will do to stay alive......
I think that one of the problems in writing about history whether fiction or fact is that unless you remember our acceptance of things is different from the days being written about, then you have a problem. Adhering to this makes writing easier for the author, it may not be to the liking of the reader but that, as they say, is life. The third book in the series Tormented Loyalties finds Jason having to deal with events in China and his actions. So all in all this adventure romp through history has been a pleasure to write - except when I have been woken up by Jason wanting to get something on paper and I have found myself at 2 or 3 in the morning sitting at the keyboard tapping away - so as I have said its all about being Prospective and not loosing sight of the time period your writing in.
(c) Michael Douglas Bosc
I have just had a thought. When writing about history why do we put our own slant on things? It seems that throughout the century's those who wrote did exactly that. However, there were some who told it as it was so to speak. The painting Gin Alley by Hogarth - although not a book - is a point in question, a look at life in a not very pleasant way. If you notice historical plays on tv they are all esthetic the only character near to life was Baldric in Black Adder.
Keeping clean and general hygiene was not as it is today, nor was there much freedom, there were still Surfs in the 16th century. However as time marched on people became more able and inventive so engineers, road builders, mechanics and all those who were inventive were able to push forward the industrial revolution. Then came the time when they looked towards the sea and ships. Iron steam/sail ships of which the Warrior also had cannon and rifled guns. If she had ever put to sea in anger it would have been like the atomic bomb of its day but she never fired her guns in anger.
The Jason Watson Books are about the life and times of Sir Jason Watson. A look at the social life in London, the West Indies, China and the far east. A time where social ideas and attitudes were slowly changing but under certain circumstances some things were acceptable.
Through these stories runs a love story be it not what you would accept today but this is the 1700/1800's not today. Morals were different then, men with money and a certain amount of power were expected to have a wife and mistress or two Jason is no different.
But he loves his Claudia even if she is not as faithful as she should be. He is often away at sea or on business and they both have a healthy sexual appetite so Claudia has 'friends' who keep her entertained. Jason takes his amours where he can but in their own way they are faithful to each other love each other and loyal to their friends.
These books are a look at their lives and times. Packed with adventure, both action and sexual but mostly about the love they have for one another no matter what.
A hero and heroine of their times, a great love story with a difference, if you like adventure and action mixed in with a little sex plus a love story then this is for you. Read and enjoy
(c) Michael Douglas Bosc