Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Shiver me timbers mate

For those what aren't in the know - this here be "talk like a pirate day" . Suisan - it's your day!

And this here be my favourite pirate - Cap'n Jack Sparrow of The Black Pearl

And these here be some of my favourite pirate books

Til Dawn Tames the Night by Meagan McKinney, this is a worn, oft read book. Who can forget the banana scene - or the tatoo?

Once a Pirate by Susan Grant, this is the first book she wrote. Not only is it a thrilling pirate book, it's also a time travel.

The Pirate King by Gaelen Foley, this is also her first book. Took me a while to track it down, but I did and it was worth the effort!

The Prince by Elizabeth Minogue, this is one I don't remember any one else talking about. But it was a wonderful book!

The Pirate Lord by Sabrina Jeffries, this is another most excellent pirate book.

The Iron Rose by Marsha Canham, this is a switch. It's the heroine who is the cut throat pirate. Another fine entry into the pirate genre. Marsha, Marsha, Marsha - why don't you come back to writing and give us the brothers stories

Across a Moonlit Sea again by Marsha Canham, this one is about the parents of Juliet from The Iron Rose - both pirates they be.

Beyond Paradise by Elizabeth Doyle, this is my most recently read pirate book. And what a joyful discovery this one was!!! Thanks to Mailyn and Dance chica for reviewing it!

The Windflower by Laura London. What would a discussion about pirate books be without this one? Probably one of the finest ever written. Hands up - who among us who has read it isn't still hoping to get Cat's story one day? No hands not up? Didn't think so.

So - you pirate lovers - go forth and talk like a pirate today!!

'til later


For those who prefer their pirate books set a little more into the future - I was in "the library" and found this one :)

And here's an interesting site to get your pirate name

signing off again

Mad Ethel


Zeek said...

Arrrrgh, I know a pirate romance be one of de first romance books I ever read, if not the first ... I just can't be rememberin the title!


(yes, i suck at pirate speak. heee!)

(Makes me think of Depp in Finding Neverland! good movie!)

Kristie (J) said...

Zeek: Ahoy there matey. I be knowin' what's you mean. I had to talk to them damn bill collectors and talkin' like a pirate to those blokes just don't work. And there ain't nothin' like a pirate to start you offon your foin readin' adventures. Here's be hopin' you remember da book.

Tara Marie said...

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha - why don't you come back to writing and give us the brothers stories

Please, dear god, from your mouth, well fingers, to her ears.

My son does this thing he calls the stink eye (a half closed eye and an "aye matey")

Kristie (J) said...

Tara: I KNOW!!!! Don't you just feel cheated that we didn't get their stories??? Them and Cat - ahhh so sad!!

Rosie said...

Aargh!!! Uh...mateys? Does anyone know what happened to Megan McKinney? I loved her historicals...well, the early ones.

Did you know that Laura London was a husband and wife? I think they quit writing...I forget why.


Mailyn said...

Who can forget the banana scene - or the tatoo?

What?!?! Oh man, now I HAVE to read this! LOL.

Bev (BB) said...

You inspired me to search my book database for pirates, Kristie. What really surprised me was how all over the place the ones I have are, sub-genre-wise. Put it this way, I think my favorite on the list is a space pirate adventure.
So, I blogged about it today and I'll let you figure out which one I'm talking about. ;)

Jennie said...

I've been trying to find a copy of The Windflower, because I heard it was really good. But I hate paying $15+ for a used mm book.

My pirate name is Buccaneer Mary. I like it!

C2 said...

Avast ye there, Kris...uh..Mad Ethel! Glad is I to be in ta company of these foin pirates!

Aren't pirate books just the best evarrrrr?! LOL My faves be The Windflower (of course) and Across a Moonlit Sea (such a pretty cover, too), I'm thinkin'. I so agree that Marsha should give us more stories when she comes back from her break - her pirates are such fun! And puh-leeeeeease give us Cat's story someday, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis! If we all showed up at her bookstore and groveled, do you think she would take pity on us? (If we were dressed as pirates, maybe?)


Anonymous said...

Pirate romances. You don't see too many of these anymore.

*sigh* I love me some pirates!

Kristie (J) said...

Rosie: I kind of lost track of her when she started writing romantic suspence. I don't even know if she is still writing or not! Yea - I do know that Laura London is Tom and Sharon Curtis. There are rumbles that they might - just might be writing again, at least Sharon. I so hope that is true

Mailyn: Yea - the banana scene. Well - banana and scissors :) Hope you're even more curious now. It's a good book with a very dark hero! I know you like those kind.

Bev: You reminded me of other pirate books too. Made me realize I've read more than I thought. I'm going to have to change those in the category section of my spread sheet

Jennie: it took me years to try and find a copy of Windflower. Then I saw they reissued it in the Doubleday book club not that long ago. Who knows - maybe it will be reissued again or if not - maybe you can find a cheaper copy somewhere.

C2 - ah - yours was one of the hands I saw *g*. I'd read other people wanting Cat's story and before I read Windflower I didn't think he could be that compelling a character but once I read it - he is!!!

Rene: I think these things go in cycles and with the success of POTC movies, I can see Pirate books making a comeback in the not too distant future. And it can't happen too soon for me!! Now we also need to see an increase in Westerns & Colonial stories too!!

Suisan said...

::Ducking in quickly to say,;;

Ahoy! I spoke like a pirate all t'day long! Me son's librarian dressed herself in pirate black, 'n taught all the wee skippers to grumble, "Argh."

(I love international talk like a pirate day.)

ag said...

arrrgh, methinks ye got great taste, mad ethel.

(okay, coming off pirate speak coz I suck at it) am so glad at the mention of Marsha's books. And I've just gotten Sabrina Jeffries' The Pirate Lord too.