May Pirates! Ahoy!

Read a pirate book in May! You know you want to!

A few weeks ago someone brought up the idea on Twitter of reading a pirate book during the month of May. Then everyone in the discussion apparently forgot about it, except me.

That means I get to pick the rules, right? So, to play: read a pirate book you haven’t read before. Then talk/write about it. I was thinking romances, but classics that aren’t romances might be cool, too – for instance, I’ve never read Treasure Island.

If you read a pirate book this month and comment about it in your blog, comment on this post with the book’s title and a link, and I’ll compile a list for another post next month. Or you can just comment with “Arr!” or “Matey” or “Merchant and pirate were for a long period one and the same person. Even today mercantile morality is really nothing but a refinement of piratical morality” (Nietzsche) if you are so moved.

Me, I’m off to read The Sublime and Spirited Voyage of Original Sin by Colette Moody. I think Geena Davis would be great in that! If I finish that in time, I will also try out Laura London’s classic, The Windflower, and if I finish that, then I’ll go for a re-read of Rafael Sabatini’s Captain Blood.

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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