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Subject: Fast pace swashbuckling adventure romance book??
Date Posted: 11/9/2008 9:07 PM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2007
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Any ideas??   I started Your Scandalous Ways by Chase and just couldn't get into it.  Looking for something that is an adventure and fast paced. 

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Date Posted: 11/10/2008 7:44 AM ET
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There is an old  "Captive" series by Fern Michaels that I enjoyed that started with CAPTIVE PASSIONS. followed with CAPTIVE EMBRACES and so on. You may want to check that one out. There are copies in the system. (The  heroine is a revenge seeking pirate.)

Date Posted: 11/10/2008 8:06 AM ET
Member Since: 8/31/2005
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2 of my favs are A Pirate of Her Own by Kinley MacGregor and Master of Seduction by Kinley MacGregor

and while this is not your traditional pirate novel, I loved this one as well. Blow Me Down by Katie MacAlister (they get stuck inside a virtual pirate game, as pirates so it mostly takes place in pirate times lol its just not real)

Date Posted: 11/10/2008 8:21 AM ET
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Diane - thanks for bringing back some good memories!  I used to love Fern Michaels!  I just went and ordered that book - fyi it's a 2 for 1 book both Captive Passions and Captive Embrace together!

Date Posted: 11/10/2008 9:01 AM ET
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Ack!  Not the Fern Michaels infamous Captive series!  Nooooooo.....  Warning, they are very old skool.  Lots of adultery with a capital A, rape and other assorted brutalities, Captive Passions especially, offends me on practically every level:P

Date Posted: 11/10/2008 9:13 AM ET
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Yea, what Kim said...  :X

Date Posted: 11/10/2008 9:57 AM ET
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Kim - I can't believe you aren't in here listing the Marsha Canham books!! Her Robin Hood series is about as fast paced and swashbuckling as they get - Through A Dark Mist, In The Shadow Of Midnight and The Last Arrow. My favorite Canham is Swept Away - the adventure scenes practically had me on the edge of my seat!

Date Posted: 11/10/2008 11:26 AM ET
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I would have, but Sherron has already read all of them - and loves them as much as I do at that:P  But for anyone else, yeah, Across a Moonlit Sea and The Iron Rose are as good as it gets in swashbuckling Pirate romances.  The Wind and the Sea - if you can actually manage to get a copy - is awesome as well.  It's funny, because when I reviewed Across a Moonlit Sea here, I mentioned in that review that I really didn't care too much for pirate romances up to that point, and that Marsha Canham had changed my mind.  The books that I was actually thinking of when I said that was the Fern Michaels Captive series:P  The term "Bodice Rippers" actually came into being because of books like those, so maybe we should all read them for the educational value:P  And for the Fern Michaels fans, I'm sorry to make them the brunt of my jokes, btw.  I realize a lot of people still love them, and it says nothing to me about their taste in books.  I have sentimental favorites still that I wouldn't currently touch with a 10ft cattle prod:P  My tastes have changed just that much in the last few years.