Pirate Linkgasm

Before I wrote The Duke and the Pirate Queen, I didn’t realize quite how many websites existed about pirates, especially pirates from the 1600s through around 1720, particularly in the Caribbean. That’s the most common idea most people have of pirates, based on movies and novels such as Treasure Island.

Because I was writing a fantasy, I was able to use a mixture of ideas about “classic” pirates mingled with elements from nineteenth-century naval adventure novels and books about the pirates of Japan. In the course of all that, I found some fun websites.

The Port Royal Archives, which includes research papers, maps, and other documents.

The Queen Anne’s Revenge Archaeological Project.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Nova Scotia.

No Quarter Given, the website of a pirate magazine.

The New St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum is set to open in November, 2010.

About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen’s first erotic novel, The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover (Harlequin Spice, December 2008), was translated into French and German. Her second Spice novel, The Moonlight Mistress (December 2009), was translated into Italian and nominated for a RT Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her third novel is The Duke & The Pirate Queen (December 2010). She has also published erotic short stories as Elspeth Potter. Her blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and occasional author interviews.
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