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Subject: Best Pirate Romance Novel - Arrgghhh?
Date Posted: 11/5/2009 4:13 PM ET
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Okay ladies - here is another one, what is your favorite pirate themed romance novel?  Why you liked it and a little bit about it would be great also - I'm loving the book suggestions I got from the other threads and would like to add some pirate flare to my WL and RL.

Date Posted: 11/5/2009 5:05 PM ET
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~~~LISTENING~~~

Date Posted: 11/5/2009 5:05 PM ET
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if you want some pirate rape try johanna lindsey..think that's how she spells her name..think it's called 'the pirate' or 'pirate's love'..boy I loved this book back in the day but tried reading it a few  years ago and thought 'rape rape rape'!

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780380400485-A+Pirates+Love

Marsha Canham has some too that have had rave reviews by several here(haven't gotten to them myself) but she writes like you're in the action.



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Date Posted: 11/5/2009 5:07 PM ET
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oh man, maybe not listening then...

Date Posted: 11/5/2009 7:19 PM ET
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Not neccessary rape pirate books!    Just any good pirate romance novels.  I know I just picked up one where the pirate is the heroine (haven't read it yet though).  I'm sure there has to be some good historicals, time-travels, fantasy even - maybe even a more contemporary pirate novel?

Date Posted: 11/5/2009 7:21 PM ET
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Look up marsha Canham..I haven't read her pirate ones but those who have said it's like being in on the swashbuckling adventures! here's the one I think they were talking about   http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780440217855-Across+a+Moonlit+Sea+Dante+Pirates+Bk+1  and there's another lemme see if I can find it! ok here it is  http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780451208156-The+Iron+Rose+Dante+Pirates+Bk+2

you have another thread about rapey bodice rippers right?! that's what made me think of that other book..plus I just saw it on the shelf the ot her day LOL! (I have to admit she's a guilty pleasure for me as non-pc as she is..sigh...)

I don't read a lot of historical but I got one on my shelf that some recommended 'my timeswept heart' I think it's called..it's time travel.  http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780821743409-My+Timeswept+Heart+Heartfire+Romance  looks like it's wishlisted now though :(

On an amazon discussion some are reading a christian pirate series by I think Mary Lu Tyndall..might be MaryLu as one word..they've had mixed revies as far as believablity and seems like at least one has a female pirate. I can look it up if you're interested..seemslike The Red Siren was one title and that one was eithe rlove or hate and some said they wouldnt read that one first to make a decision bout the author...



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Date Posted: 11/5/2009 7:42 PM ET
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Wind and The Sea -- Canham.  Just loved it.  It's out of print and about 20 bucks used.....but worth it.  I'm so close on my wishlist but am fighting the urge to give in and buy it!

Date Posted: 11/5/2009 8:08 PM ET
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Monica - ahhh not another one that is going for at least $20 bucks.  I am finding myself in the "have to have it" mode for about 5 or 6 of those hard to find older books!  Oh well adding it to the list.  I'm not good at waiting though - I will most likely break down and buy it.  And it has a solid five star rating - okay have to buy it now!

Date Posted: 11/5/2009 9:24 PM ET
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The Jennifer Ashley pirate books are okay... I liked the second one (The Pirate Hunter) better than the first (The Pirate Next Door) I think, but didn't like either of them enough to get the third (The Care and Feeding of Pirates).

Marsha Canham's Swept Away is pirate-ish and was a good read.

Do a search on this forum and the HF forum for Pirates...I asked this same question a few months ago and got a lot of good recommendations.  I also read The Wild Irish by Robin Maxwell, which was supposed to be the story of Grace O'Malley, the female Irish pirate, but it was really more about Robert Devereaux, son(?) of Queen Elizabeth's lover Dudley.  It was good, but not what I expected.

Date Posted: 11/5/2009 9:36 PM ET
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Marsha Canham's Moonlit Sea Dante Pirates 1and The Iron Rose Dante Pirates 2 are FANTASTIC novels!!!   They are interesting and sexy and great characters and I was so pissed that she only wrote 2 of them.     The main couple had two sons that she could have written two more books about, but alas........(back of hand to forehead....)    

And I avoided any books about pirates after reading the first one I swapped for, which was Captain of all Pleasures by Kresley Cole.  I hated that one.  

I am going to end up buying the other ones by Marsha Canham.

Date Posted: 11/6/2009 8:31 AM ET
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Jeanine -- if you're in the buying mood--------------------do it!!!  It's worth every penny :)

Date Posted: 11/6/2009 9:31 AM ET
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On my keeper shelf is Marlene Suson's DESIRE'S COMMAND. While not fully a pirate story, it has a secondary character (pirate)  who really, really needed his own story and I don't think she ever wrote it, at least not that I've ever been able to discover. I've read a lot of seafaring books through the years but it's been sooo long that I can't remember them that well.

Date Posted: 11/6/2009 11:44 AM ET
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My favorite pirate book is The Windflower by Laura London, however it too is out of print.
Here are a few more I have liked:  Master of Seduction and A Pirate of her Own Kinley MacGregor.  The Pirate Lord Sabrina Jeffries.

Date Posted: 11/6/2009 1:34 PM ET
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And.....I will jump on the Marsha Canham bandwagon.  I just don't think anyone can beat the titles mentioned when it comes to pirate romances.  Great writing.  Of course her other stuff is great too so if you've never read any of hers you'll likely become a fan.  Folks here on the forum pointed me in her direction when I first joined and I wasn't disappointed.  Still haven't goten Wind and the Sea....sigh. 

Date Posted: 11/8/2009 11:37 AM ET
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While not exactly about pirates, Kresley Cole has a couple of good sea themed novels:

 The Price of Pleasure (Sutherland Brothers, Bk 2)  and

 The Captain of All Pleasures (Sutherland Brothers, Bk 1)



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Date Posted: 11/8/2009 12:50 PM ET
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My favorite isn't really an adventure on the high seas thing, but there are pirates.  A True Lady by Edith Layton.  She's the daughter of a pirate and her father captures a nobleman and is willing to let him go back to England if he marries his daughter and makes her a true lady.  He does, but once they get back to London a problem becomes clear. He was already married.  That's fine with her because she has chests full of treasure and a chance to be independent.  But he has a brother who is actually the viscount and who is actually single.  You can see where this is going, but there were some twists and turns and I enjoyed it.  The whole course of events is watched over by some of the father's pirate friends. They were fun.  And sexy.  And one needed his own book, but I don't think that ever happened.

Date Posted: 11/8/2009 1:14 PM ET
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Across a Moonlit Sea by Marsha Canham is my personal favorite, but The Iron Rose and Wind and the Sea (also by MC) are great as well.  My only quibbles with Wind & the Sea being that it ends rather abruptly & I wish she'd done an epliogue.  Otherwise it's fantastic.  She hasn't updated her blog in a while, but she was supposed to be writing a third book in the Dante family series.  Life happens though, so I just try to be patient, hope for the best, & not think about it:P  The Windflower was great too, but a tad too long for my taste.  It's another one of those htf, $20 minimum books - although I found my copy at a thrift store for 20 cents, if you can believe the luck.

Date Posted: 11/8/2009 4:55 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/8/2009 9:04 PM ET
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Althought Pirates aren't a fave of mine, I have to second Kim's recommendations on Marsha Canham -- The Iron Rose & Across a Moonlit Sea.  You can't go wrong with Marsha Canham.  Although Kim will disagree with me on Kinley MacGregor, I also enjoyed Master of Seduction.