Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Guest Post: Author KT Grant & Her Love Of Everything Pirate

The Love of Everything Pirate!

Ahoy me mateys! KT Grant here taking over Not Another Romance to talk about pirates and why we love them. This is in honor of my pirate romance release this week (tentative release date is tomorrow if RR site is fixed) from Ravenous Romance called The Princess's Bride! The twist with this romance is that it's about two women in love. The main story is about a lady pirate captain who kidnaps the fiancée' of her enemy, and holds her for ransom. What our pirate captain doesn't realize at first that her hostage was once the woman she loved as a young girl, but had to leave behind.

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The Princess's Bride synopsis: 
"Daisy de Fleurre, an exiled princess from a far away land longs for true love. She almost experienced that at the tender age of seventeen, when she and her servant Chelsey, engaged in a smoldering love affair for one brief summer before they were both separated forever. Eight years later, Daisy is now engaged to a man who wants to offer her the world. But Daisy still longs for the woman she has never forgotten. 
The dastardly lady pirate C.W. Dread, lives for revenge against Lord Humphrey, the man who murdered her family. She will kidnap Humphrey's fiancée, hold her for ransom, and introduce her to the delights of the flesh. Then her revenge will be complete! But Dread is in for a shock when her prisoner is a blast from her past who she once adored deep down to her very core. 
Danger, adventure and passion are only a few things in store for this lady pirate and her princess as they both are overcome with lust for one another that can no longer be denied and contained."

KT Grant's Pirate Avi
Bio: KT Grant is a self-proclaimed eccentric redhead who not only loves to read a wide variety of romances, but also loves writing it. Under her alter-ego, she is a well known book reviewer and blogger who doesn't shy away from voicing her opinion. A proud native of New Jersey, KT is multi-published and known for writing "out of the box" romances. KT has been quoted in such publications as the Romance Writers Associations’ Romance Writers Report and Night Owl Reviews. She has also been mentioned in the Guardian.UK, Publisher's Weekly's Beyond the Book and at Bookseller.com. You can visit her at http://ktgrant.com/ and at her personal blog at http://kbgbabbles.blogspot.com/

Here are some of my favorite pirate stories that are yo ho ho so good!
One of my all time favorite pirate romances is The Gift (1991) by Julie Garwood. When Nathan, Marquess of St. James, known better as the notorious pirate, Pagan reclaims his child bride, Sara Winchester, some wackiness ensues. Nathan gets seasick and is so out of sorts with Sara, because she is not only beautiful and kind, but she almost burns down his ship and does her best to make him fall head over heels in love with her. This is one romance that is endearing and too adorable for words.

Jennifer Ashley wrote a series of pirate romances where the heroines are no wilting violets and stand right with the pirate hero to take on their enemies. The Pirate Next Door, The Pirate Hunter and The Care and Feeding of Pirates is chockfull of sexy high seas romance and passion that will have you craving for more.

The Windflower by Laura London (Husband and wife writing duo, Sharon and Tim Curtis) is one of the most beloved pirate romances of all time. This was published in 1984 and is still talked about and handed down to future generations of romance readers When infamous pirate Devon Crandall kidnaps American beauty Merry Wilding, he plans to coax vital information from her with a little seduction, but he does not count on his sudden, intense desire.

*And I cannot fail to mention Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie and that dastardly pirate, Captain Hook, who is the ultimate pirate villain of children's' literature. If I had been Wendy, I would have gladly become Hook's pirate queen and sailed around Never Never Land by his side.

These are only a few of the pirate stories that have brought me joy reading. Why not help me out and come up with a few more? In order for your chance to win a copy of The Princess's Bride, leave a comment here noting your favorite pirate book. -contest ends 8.17.10

You can read a "spicy" excerpt of The Princess's Bride here:

And you can purchase your own copy of The Princess's Bride here: http://www.ravenousromance.com/lesbian/the-princess-s-bride.php


  1. Thanks again for the guest post :) Loves me some hot pirates who go yo, ho, ho.

  2. Oh, I love a good pirate story and I have read alot of em. Two of my favs is Johanna Lindsey's a Gentle Rogue and Teresa Medeiros's Thief of Hearts. Your book sound interesting and definitley "out of the box" I'm always up for something different! Thanks for sharing with us today!


  3. Interesting because pirates have been one of the few tropes that didn't really ring my bell. That being said, I've always loved The Princess Bride, so I'd have to list it as my favorite pirate romance. Oh! And I quite enjoyed Tessa Dare's Surrender of a Siren but I'm not sure if it counts since Grayson was in the process of "going legit" when the reader meets him.

  4. I have to admit that I've never read a pirate story. I do love the Princess Bride, which is kind of a pirate story, but I was trying to think of one that takes place on boat. Movie wise - Pirates of the Carribean rocks. :)

  5. Like heatwave16, I love THE PRINCESS BRIDE. Regencies are my main thing, but I love swashbucklers and pirate stories make great swashbucklers, what with all those sword fights on the ship decks.

  6. I have read a couple of pirate stories before they are fun and nice inbetweens to reg historicals and paras.



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