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Subject: Best sold into slavery/harem/Indian capture romances
Date Posted: 1/20/2010 1:21 PM ET
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I just love the "sold into slavery" plot line and I also love the novels that take place in the harems or have something to do with harems.  Also in that same vein would be the captured by Indians plot line that I think I would also enjoy. 

So what books have you read that are like this - any favorites??  I'm trying to build up a good list of them so I will have plenty of kinky reading pleasure!  :P

Examples that I have read would be Unconquered by Bertrice Small and Silver Angel by Johanna Lindsey.....

Let the recommendations roll.....

Date Posted: 1/20/2010 2:15 PM ET
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I can only think of a few indian ones:

Comanche Moon by Catherine Anderson (historical)

Both Hawk O'Toole's Hostage and Honor Bound by Sandra Brown (contemporary)

 

I haven't read many harem ones besides Silver Angel (I think I was the one who gave you that rec in another thread). You might try A.N. Roquelaure's (Ann Rice's) Sleeping Beauty trilogy if strange BDSM doesn't put you off. Those books totally weirded me out, but they have abductions, harems, selling into slavery, and all kinds of oddness in them.

You might also like Lord of the Storm by Justine Davis - in this book it's the hero who's the slave. This one's a futuristic romance.



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Date Posted: 1/20/2010 4:46 PM ET
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You have got to read Broken Wing by Judith James.  I loved this book and although there is not a harem in it, the hero has lived as a prostitute in Paris and he is purchased by an unusual English couple and taken to England.  There is Desert Captive chapter in second half of book, but I am not going to give anymore away.   Great novel.

 

Check out this sold into harem book, 5 star hot:    The Savage Sands
                                                                                                             Author: Christina Nicholson



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Date Posted: 1/20/2010 7:03 PM ET
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Don't Tempt Me by Loretta Chase features a heroine who was kidnapped & sold into a harem at an early age, but she has escaped by the beginning of the story.  Very good book though.  There's that old Valerie Sherwood book This Loving Torment that's probably more along the lines of what you're looking for, and she wrote loads of that really kinky old skool stuff back in the day, so I'd just check out her books in general & see what appeals.  If you liked Small, Rosemary Rogers & Johanna Lindsey, Sherwood should be right up your alley:P

Date Posted: 1/20/2010 8:18 PM ET
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Try reading Adora, The Kadin and Sky O'Malley all by Bertrice Small. Sky O'Malley has about four books to it and I think it's the best series I've read. Many people don't like Bertrice Small but I do. I think Love Slave by Bertrice Small is up that alley of Harem too.

I just read Desert Hostage by Diane Dunway and it is an excellent book as well. This is one of my new favorites.

I also think Nan Ryan makes a couple of good one's too. Sun God and Savage Heat. Burning Love is also about Harem love.

I can't remember anymore off the top of my head but if you send me a PM I'll remember to reply with the rest. I know there's more I just can't think of anymore I usually am into those too.

Date Posted: 1/20/2010 8:23 PM ET
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Longshadow's WomanL by Bronwyn Williams        Man is the slave in this one and a half Indian.   No harem stuff tho.

Date Posted: 1/20/2010 8:41 PM ET
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I used to love Valerie Sherwood....I remember reading one of her books in a day, it was so good I couldn't put it down!

eta....maybe it was someone else. the book I am thinking of took place in England.



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Date Posted: 1/21/2010 12:03 AM ET
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Tell me the plot.  I might know it:P

Date Posted: 1/21/2010 6:03 AM ET
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Ok Kim, a young woman is in a fancy home. But something forces her to flee. So she runs out of the house with nothing but the clothes on her back. Next thing I remember she is in some Lord's house on the coast of England. She spends a lot of time in the sunny library. Naturally they fall in love and live HEA. 

Not much to go on.....the main thing I remember is she was in danger of being raped or something so had to flee.

Date Posted: 1/21/2010 7:52 AM ET
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Whoo Hooo - thanks for all the recommendations.  Adding many of those to my RL/WL.  I read Ann Rice's Beauty series many, many years ago (I was still in High School) and found those ones Horrid.  Rice just can't write Erotica.  The only books I have really liked by her were the early vampire novels and violin - not really romance novels but they have this great sexual tension all through the books. 

Okay - more books, more books, more books!  I figure there have to be quite a few out there that I can't find just by searching the titles. 

Date Posted: 1/21/2010 8:24 AM ET
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Not ringing any bells, Anne.  Do you remember what year you read it & if it was new?

Date Posted: 1/21/2010 9:36 AM ET
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Early to mid 80's and it was pretty new at the time. Laurie McBain was another favorite but I think hers were mostly colonial. Looks like Sherwood's mostly took place in the Caribbean. I don't think it was a Joanna Lindsey. I'll keep thinking.....

I read the first Beauty book a long time ago....shiver.

Date Posted: 1/21/2010 10:34 AM ET
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It has a familiar sound to it, but I think that's just the familiar theme and not anything specific I recall reading.  I thought of a couple more suggestions for Jeanine though...

Devil's Daughter by Catherine Coulter, and Wicked Loving Lies by Rosemary Rogers.  These are really old skool though.  Fair warning: the cheese factor is high:P

Date Posted: 1/21/2010 10:49 AM ET
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Cheese Factor.....LOL      I really liked Don't Tempt Me by Loretta Chase. 

Date Posted: 1/21/2010 11:34 AM ET
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Thanks Kim!  Both of those sound awesome!  Don't worry, I love me some old skool - cheese and all!

Date Posted: 1/21/2010 1:54 PM ET
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Hey, I've finished more cheesy old skool smut than I have put to the wall, so I can relate - lol.  I can't read it anymore, but that doesn't mean I wasn't fascinated with it when I did.  I don't know if anyone remembers Sergeanne Golon's Angelique series from the 70's, but I powered my way through quite a few of those in my day.  I read a few old gothic style bodice rippers back in the late 70's that some of you would probably love - 70's precursors to the modern paranormal romances - but I can't remember titles & authors anymore; not that they were all that memorable to begin with:P  Wicked Loving Lies is probably a classic bodice ripper, and less unbearable (IMO) than Rogers' Sweet Savage Love series that she dragged broken & bleeding into eternity.  Look up some Jennifer Wilde while you're at it too, and I bet you'll find some that will interest you.  Love's Tender Fury, Love Me, Marietta, and When Love Commands is a series - one of those endless same couple sagas like the Rogers books.  Fern Michaels has that ghastly Captives series as well.  Pirates, rape, mistresses & mayhem - woohoo!

Oh... and that reminds me...  Anne, look at Jennifer Wilde's book list & see if anything rings a bell.



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Date Posted: 1/21/2010 3:15 PM ET
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Kim - the Angelique books look great but also hard to come by.  None here and on ebay they range anywhere from $3 - $25+   Those will have to wait awhile.  I've added Fern to my list as well, those look interesting! 

Date Posted: 1/21/2010 4:43 PM ET
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Have you read A Rose In Winter by Kathleen Woodiwiss?  That's sort of her softened down version of the whole heroine sold on the auction block & blah-blah-blah plot.  Not as torrid as the other authors listed here, but that was basically her "brand".



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Sheiks and Sultans. This might help you.  It is this list from All About Romance.

Date Posted: 1/22/2010 8:07 AM ET
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No Kim haven't gotten into Woodiwiss yet - I have a stack of her books and just haven't made it through the TBR yet.  One of these days - if only I could stop getting new ones!  :) 


Thanks Jane for the list - I shall have to examine that further when I get home!

Date Posted: 2/5/2010 12:53 AM ET
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I agree that Desert Hostage was great. It has a lot of suspense because she first encounters the hero in Italy and he seems to be a wealthy Frenchman who is too forward. But why does he have Arab servants? And later she is terrified to realize that he isn't at all what he seemed when he kidnaps her in desert garb and whisks her off. It's well-written and the dialog is great.

How about a classic like The Sheik by Hull? It's not kinky, but is very suspenseful because she's terrified of him the whole time.

Savage Ecstasy by Janelle Taylor is good. The hero is pretty ruthless, and he kills most of her party.

How about Devil's Embrace by Catherine Coulter? Obsessed hero bides his time and kidnaps heroine on her wedding day and sails away with her. He does repeatedly rape her (as do all of the above heros, now that I think about it).

Date Posted: 2/5/2010 9:25 AM ET
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Ohhh thank you thank you thank you - more books to add to the RL!  :)

Date Posted: 2/10/2010 8:29 PM ET
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I found another on my bookshelf. Harem, kidnap, etc. Purity's Ecstasy by Janette Seymour

Date Posted: 2/11/2010 8:09 AM ET
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Ohh Thank you! I have added that one on there!


If anyone wants some recommendations on pervy books - just check out my reminder list! :P