Whether male or
female, pirates make a living looting from others. Despite their
seemingly black-hearted natures, these scoundrels, crooks and liars
live by their own rules, and are controlled by their greatest
desirefreedom! They lust for life and are willing to do
whatever it takes to become rich in wealth and love. The pirate's
code of ethics (kidnapping, ravishing and pillaging are acceptable)
certainly makes it easy to capture an unlikely heroine. But the
question posed in successful romances is whether the pirate is able
to steal a few hearts.
What's The Appeal?
When the skull and crossbones flag
suddenly appears on the horizon of their favorite book, readers can
anticipate what's to come
pirates and privateers, one-eyed
adventurers and their dangerous mates with plans to conquer any
wench they can lay their hands on and each willing to steal hearts
(and much more!).
Romance readers know these lawless men, who
live by their own rules, as the "bad boys" of the seas. True
entrepreneurs, pirates are out to make a buck even if it means that
they must buck society to do so. They set sail, on their own ships
or stolen vessels, creating their own microcosm of society.
and adventurous, pirates face starvation and abysmal, filthy living
conditions. And, of course, they must live with the sea's treachery
and deceit, a force not even a pirate can control!
scarred, the pirate is unpredictable, fiery and treacherous. And,
like all thieves, they are scoundrels and liars at heart!
what of those damsels they capture and distress? Danger is an
aphrodisiac and like all captives, they are forced to succumb. But,
these damsels also have a chance to live another kind of life
Pirates dominate all for the sake of wealth and
freedomfor the pirate is a man who can never be tamed.
a challenge to romance readers! Oh, to tame the ultimate dangerous
And yet why are there so many women pirates? The life offers
a chance to have a man's strength and freedom of choice without
having to disguise oneself as a male.
Do you remember the
advertisement for the Hathaway man? A handsome, white-shirted
businessman wearing an eye-patchhe was mysterious, alluring
yet sexy. He was a renegade businessman with a
heart of gold and drawer full of dubloonswho could want more?