I bet you thought I was done with talking about The Windflower by Laura London. But how could I be done when I have not yet talked about Rand Morgan, Pirate Extraordinaire? I loved the sheer over-the-top pirateness of Rand’s characterization. Rand Morgan. They say he wore an emerald slit from the belly of a […]
Last month, I read The Sublime and Spirited Voyage of Original Sin by Colette Moody, mostly because it was a lesbian pirate novel, and I’d never read one before. Plot summary: “The Gulf of Mexico, 1702: When pirates of the square-rigger Original Sin steal ashore to abduct a doctor to tend to their wounded, they […]
My post on Unusual Pirate Romances is online at Heroes and Heartbreakers.
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: […]
I’m on the road again today, coming back from Boston, so I thought I would share with you the fruits of recent internet searches for Pirate Booty. (You may take that as you will.) Black patent pirate dress flats. “Walk the plank with style in these mighty fine flats that be includin’ a spider-web stlye […]
Saloon girl! A pirate float! You can’t have a parade without a Stormtrooper. My favorite float had a circus theme. And finally, I leaned over the police barrier for this view up Broad Street towards City Hall.
As promised, more pictures from the Mummers’ Parade on New Year’s Day. That is one sexy French maid. Grandma Gaga is doing her best to compete, though. And then–ELVIS!!! The Buccaneer Bakers! Pirates and baking, my kind of group. Their pirate flag. I’ll post a few more pictures tomorrow.
This post was originally written for The Smutketeers; I’ve expanded it here. Why did I want to write about pirates? Well, because they’re sexy. It’s the outfits, you know. All that silk and tattered finery! The amazing tattoos. The cutlasses. The way they grab hostages and lock them in cabins for their own pleasure. And […]
This post was originally written for Inez Kelley’s blog. I have never been a particular fan of pirates. They’re really just thieves on boats, right? (*ducks missiles*) Perhaps that’s why the heroine of The Duke and the Pirate Queen was actually a privateer, sanctioned by her government to hunt pirates. She’s on the side of […]
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the appeal of pirates, particularly in romance novels. Pirates seem to hold a special place in the genre, at least among heroes, along with The Rake or The Highlander. My theory (I always have a theory!) is that for pirates, their transgression is what appeals. Transgression is important, […]