Paris: I was wondering if you could recommend any modern day pirate books? I’ve read Criminals of the Ocean and I haven’t been able to find anything else’s like it!
Let’s get this list going shall we? Bad boy criminals of a different genre (’cause pirates aren’t only in historical romance… right?) 😀
Ann: …who wants real life when you can sail the high seas with a rugged pirate or be swept off your feet by a hot alpha hero, sigh, a girl can dream, can’t she?
- Enslaved by the Ocean (Criminals of the Ocean Book 1) by Bella Jewel <— The one that started Paris’s quest for more. 🙂
- Where Darkness Lies (Criminals of the Ocean Book 2) by Bella Jewel <— and here’s #2.
Lauren: The Bella Jewel pirate book is incredible…. I just loved Hendrix from book 1.
Teresa: I don’t usually like pirate books, but I loved this one. Her books are definitely worth buying.Jean: I read Enslaved by the Ocean a while ago and loved it…… so different… hot pirate…
- Elusive (Shipwreck Book 1) by L.A. Fiore <— Jessica recommends this one:
Jessica: Elusive by LA Fiore! Sorry! …I love all her books
- The Mermaid’s Pearl (Tears of the Deep Book 1) by Brooke Kennedy <— Briana suggests this one!
Briana: The mermaids pearl by Brooke Kennedy. It’s like hook and the little mermaid smashed together! Love it
And while we’re here… We may as well tack on our favorite, Historical Romance Pirate books
- The Wicked Ways of Alexander Kidd (The MacGregors: Highland Heirs Book 2) by Paula Quinn <— MichelleS FELL IN LOVE with this pirate!
MichelleS: I started Paula Quinn’s “The Wicked Ways of Alexander Kidd”. OMG. So in love already just on chapter 4. This is exactly what I needed.
Adventure. A wicked wicked hot pirate, the Highland lassie who is s tow-away on his ship – with a “saucy mouth” and a virgin…. YES… don’t laugh people. I used to devour this stuff. And you know what? When done right, it is so freaking awesome. And I love love love Paula Quinn, so this is fabulous. And did I mention the heat? I was having an hour long message this morning and kept thinking, when can I get back to my book? So you know I’ve got THAt feeling. And I needed that. A total escape.
MichelleS: yipee…. I am loving this swashbuckling pirate. He’s so bad! And she is so feisty. This is just fun. And sometimes I need fun. (kind of reminds me of Kresley Cole’s Captain of all Pleasures, remember that one? adventure from page one? – that feel). Anyway – didn’t want you to miss out on the sexy pirate, …If you’re in a mood for that 1800′s adventure romance. …I have to get back to the story. Her daddy and uncle (the Chieftain of the clan) are not happy about her “abduction” (they don’t know she stowed away) and they are coming after him! GASP! And, of course, they just landed in Portugal and the local ladies are all over him like bees on honey and she is not happy! SNORT. Remember loving this stuff?
MichelleS: BTW, finished The Wicked ways of Alexander Kidd. Loved it. Exactly what I needed to clean my palate. this heroine is not a wishy-washy girl – the total opposite. Maybe that’s why I loved it …I needed a stubborn wench who slaps pirates when they get too handsy!! HA!
- Tempted by Virginia Henley <— Joy P recommends this one!
I hadn’t thought about reading a pirate romance until I read this post. Since I really, really, really like Historical, Regency, British, Viking, Irish/Scottish Highlander stuff; adding some pirates in the mix sounds like a good idea.
I’m a big fan of Virginia Henley!!! Check her out, her books are so, so good. The first book of hers that I read is Tempted. It has a bit of the pirate theme in it.
Virginia puts a great deal of research and thought into her books. I love going online and researching the clans and their history, while I’m reading her books. Tempted is a romance about a marriage between “Flaming” Tina Kennedy (well known for her beauty and flaming red hair) and Lord Ramsay “Hotspur” Douglas (well known for his sexual prowess, leadership skills and his attractiveness).
Neither one wants to be tied down in marriage to the other but there is desire and intense sexual attraction between the two that is undeniable. This story has it all! Intrigue, romance, hot sex, history, betrayal, spies, snarky banter and love. I’ve read it multiple times because its such a great love story.
At one point in the story, the coast of Scotland is being raided and villages burned by English pirates. An unknown Scottish pirate began raiding the English coast and England’s king places a huge bounty on his head and offers money for any information that leads to the identity of the pirate.
The twists and turns that this story has in it, had me unable to put it down. Its long, but it’s a must read. Tempted is one of a trilogy. Virginia Henley’s books are amazing.
- Riding the Tempest by Catherine Johnson <— Joanne recommends this one!
“Catherine Johnson has just released a great pirate romance..Riding The Tempest”