Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Best Pirate and Privateer and High Seas Romances!


Who doesn’t love a good pirate or privateer story? All that capturing, swashbuckling and romancing on the high seas—oh yes! Gets my blood boiling just thinking about it. Some of these do not have pirates as such, but may have a swashbuckling sea captain or a privateer. In almost every case, part of the story takes place on the high seas. Here’s my list of those rated 4 or 5 stars.


·      A Kiss in the Wind by Jennifer Bray-Weber

·      A Pirate’s Love by Johanna Lindsey

·      A Pirate’s Pleasure from the North American Women trilogy by Heather Graham

·       A Wild Hope by Celeste De Blasis

·      Across a Moonlit Sea, The Iron Rose and Following Sea, Pirate Wolf trilogy by Marsha Canham

·      Beauvallet by Georgette Heyer

·      Bound by the Heart by Marsha Canham

·      Bride of the Baja by Jane Toombs (original author Jocelyn Wilde)

·      Broken Wing by Judith James

·      Call of the Sea by Rebecca Hart

·      Captain of My Heart by Danelle Harmon

·      Chance the Winds of Fortune by Laurie McBain

·      Crimson Rapture by Jennifer Horsman

·      Dead Man’s Kiss by Jennifer Bray-Weber

·      Desire in Disguise by Rebecca Brandewyne

·      Desire in the Sun by Karen Robards

·      Devil's Embrace and Devil's Daughter by Catherine Coulter

·      Embrace and Conquer by Jennifer Blake

·      Fields of the Sun by Nadine Crenshaw

·      Fortune’s Flames by Janelle Taylor

·      Fortune’s Mistress and Fortune’s Bride by Judith E. French

·      Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey

·      Her Pirate to Love by Michelle Beattie

·      Island Flame and the sequel Sea Fire by Karen Robards

·      Lady of Fire by Valerie Vayle

·      Lady Vixen by Shirlee Busbee

·      Lord of the Sea by Danelle Harmon

·      Love of a Lioness by Sawyer Belle

·      Magic Embrace by Jennifer Horsman

·      Master of My Dreams by Danelle Harmon

·      Master of Seduction by Kinley MacGregor

·      My Wicked Pirate by Rona Sharon

·      Passion’s Joy and the sequel, Virgin Star by Jennifer Horsman

·      Passion’s Ransom by Betina Krahn

·      Perfume of Paradise by Jennifer Blake

·      Pirate in my Arms by Danelle Harmon

·      Pirate’s Angel by Marsha Bauer

·      Pirate Royale by Cordia Byers

·      Sea Raven by Patricia McAllister

·      Sea Mistress by Candace McCarthy

·      Sea Mistress by Nancy Morse

·      Shadowheart by Laura Kinsale

·      Silver Storm by Cynthia Wright

·      Sweet Piracy by Jennifer Blake

·      Tainted Lilies by Becky Lee Weyrich

·      The Black Angel by Cordia Byers

·      The Black Rose by Christina Skye

·      The Captain of All Pleasures by Kresley Cole

·      The Duke’s Lady by Brenda Jernigan

·      The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss

·      The Game by Brenda Joyce

·      The Hawk and the Dove by Virginia Henley

·      The Hidden Heart by Laura Kinsale

·      The Legend of the Gypsy Hawk by Sally Malcolm

·      The Pirate and the Pagan by Virginia Henley

·      The Pirate Lord by Sabrina Jeffries

·      The Pirate’s Captive by Dana Ransom

·      The Pirate’s Widow by Sandra Du Bay

·      The Pride of the King by Amanda Hughes

·      The Prize by Brenda Joyce

·      The Rogue Pirate’s Bride by Shana Galen

·      The Storm and the Splendor by Jennifer Blake

·      The Redemption by Marylu Tyndall

·      The Wind and the Sea by Marsha Canham

·      The Windflower by Laura London (aka Sharon and Tom Curtis)

·      Till Dawn Tames the Night by Megan McKinney

·      Treasured Embrace by Marsha Bauer

·      Under Crimson Sails by Lynna Lawton

·      Velvet Chains by Constance O’Banyan

·      Wild Bells to the Wild Sky by Laurie McBain

·      With One Look by Jennifer Horsman


And, if you want to read a seafaring adventure with a British privateer hero, you might enjoy my novels, To Tame the Wind and Wind Raven. Both feature a pirate and a lusty sea captain. And for a pirate’s second chance at love, try Echo in the Wind with the dashing Jean Donet, comte de Saintonge.


For Norse pirates and a hero who became the first Lord of the Isles, you’ll want to read Summer Warrior.


And my short list of recommended pirate sea stories.



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