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Subject: Romance on the High Seas
Date Posted: 3/16/2008 12:02 PM ET
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I'm looking for a good, steamy pirate adventure/romance. Any suggestions?

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 12:03 PM ET
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Jennifer Ashley writes some good Pirate books, The Pirate Next door, and Perils of the Heart are two off the top of my head.  Also The Wildest Shore by Lisa Cach was pretty steamy!

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 12:30 PM ET
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Well, you just gotta get the mother of all pirate romances then: Across a Moonlit Sea, and the sequel: The Iron Rose

Then I totally agree with Ashley, Perils of the Heart by Jennifer Ashley is great.  It's one of my keepers.  And I think of her Pirates series (there are 3), The Pirate Next Door is the best.

This isn't a "pirate book", but it's a high seas adventure/romance  - and an excellent book: Charm School (Calhoun Chronicles, #1) by Susan Wiggs.

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 2:14 PM ET
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Date Posted: 3/16/2008 2:55 PM ET
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My favorite The Windflower by Sharon and Tom Curtis (Laura London)

I also loved Marsha Canhams books.  Just finished The School of Charm by Susan Wiggs and really liked it.



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Date Posted: 3/16/2008 6:59 PM ET
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I second the Marsha Canham one's-across a moonlight sea and iron rose.  She's great.

Sara

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 7:02 PM ET
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I third Marsha Canham's The Iron Rose.  Haven't read the other yet.



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Date Posted: 3/16/2008 7:04 PM ET
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Kinley MacGregor has a couple good ones.

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 9:01 AM ET
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Yes Kinley MaGregor has two good ones. Master of Seduction and A Pirate of her own.

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 10:57 AM ET
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I'm sure I'll be pelted with rotten tomatoes or something for saying this, but I tried Kinley MacGregor with The Brotherhood of the Sword series, and it about bored me to tears.  I think the last thing of hers I read was Taming the Scotsman and haven't tried anything else since.  Her writing seems almost childishly simplistic to me.  Like some of the medieval or fantasy stuff I read when I was a kid - only with sex...  But what do I know?  Julie Garwood strikes me the same way most of the time, and lots of people love her.

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 2:05 PM ET
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Where are my tomatoes??  :-P

Date Posted: 3/18/2008 9:07 AM ET
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I loved Johanna Lindsey's Gentle Rogue. It is part of the Mallory family books which I loved so much. I can't remember much about A Pirate's Love though. I know I read it, however. It is by her too.

Date Posted: 3/18/2008 9:17 AM ET
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Has anyone read Captive Passions by Fern Michaels?  It's been about a hundred years since I read it, but I seem to recall thinking it was a little on the horrid side at the time.  Of course, this was so long ago, rape, adultery, and female degradation were all the rage in romance novels..:P  If I were to pick it up now, I'd likely barf.