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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing, or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Favorite Friday: Sharing a favorite bodice ripper and silliest vintage romance

Bold Blades Flashing by Lorinda Hagen

Book description:
Garnet Shaw was only sixteen, but she was a diminutive spitfire, as Happy Jack Muldoon, captain of the pirate ship Dancing Lady, quickly learned when he claimed her as his prize on a sea-going raid.

Garnet found that a life of piracy appealed to her, as did dashing Captain Jack, whose mistress she became.

But then the Dancing Lady was boarded by the beautiful and arrogant Dell Fields. Her mysterious relationship with the pirate captain soon bound all three in a strange alliance whose links were forged in passion and in blood!

This romance was published back in 1979 when purple prose reined and so did TSTL heroines. LOL I loved this book when I read it all those years ago. Wow, how times (and me) have changed. I would most likely throw this book against the wall if I read it today, but for some reason I’ve held on to it. Perhaps Captain Jack (yes, not kidding, that’s his name) made an impression of my young inexperienced mind. If you want to travel back in time to when silly romances were popular and probably get a good laugh out of it, then check this book out.

Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author

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