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Need help finding a historical romance(warning: bodice ripper & graphic).

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Initial post: Nov 17, 2012 8:59:35 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 18, 2012 1:31:45 PM PST
Mermarie says:
Title: Unknown
Author: Unknown
Time Period: 1700 - 1800s
Type: Definitely a bodice ripper.
Written: 1970s-1980s. It's an older book, I remember the font and the cover being rather bodice-rippery.

Heroine name: Unknown
Hero name: Unknown

Setting: Either U.S. or England

Heroine is either accosted by hero via a pirate attack, or sleeps with him on her own. I think he returns her back to her home, but she's ruined. She runs away/thrown on a ship and I believe the captain(Or possibly the hero's shipmate) keeps her and another girl as trained sex-slaves. Later on, she's discarded, given to another pirate who is impotent, and instead of having sex --he flogs her religiously. -.-

She's pregnant at the end of the book, by(who knows)? But meets up with the hero, and he questions who it belongs to, etc. She laments that the impotent pirate couldn't very well preform, and all that. The heroine and hero spend long gaps of time apart.

I hope someone can help me with this. Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2012 5:53:54 AM PST
HJ Leonard says:
No idea what it is, but this type of theme sounds a bit like the Beatrice Small/Skye O'Malley type of nooks.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2012 10:43:23 AM PST
Mermarie says:
Unfortunately, I've never read any of Bertrice Small's novels, although they are on my TBR list. Thank you for the suggestion.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2012 11:09:49 AM PST
HJ Leonard says:
Oh, that's right. Bertrice, not Beatrice. It's been awhile. ;)

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 11:22:35 AM PST
Mermarie - are you on goodreads? I ask because there is a group there dedicated to helping ppl find those books that they remember, but don't remember - i can cross-post this if you would like, or if you would like to join - I can post the link

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2012 11:46:34 AM PST
Mermarie says:
Deanna - Yes, I am. I posted that book inquiry quite some time ago, and just recently updated. I decided to post here as well, hoping to stir up some old memories. :D

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2012 12:06:21 PM PST
cool - its niggling a memory somewhere

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 12:13:15 PM PST
maybe Susan Johnson - she seemed to have some old skool bodice rippery kind of stuff

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 12:18:01 PM PST
ambrosia says:
Or Rosemary Rodgers. Her bodice rippers were intense.

Posted on Nov 18, 2012 12:19:18 PM PST
Mermarie says:
Susan Johnson has some beautiful covers, but no, sadly none of them are the one I seek. I wish! And thank you for your suggestions. They're most helpful.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2012 12:20:40 PM PST
Mermarie says:
I have Rosemary Roger's entire set of books, and none of them are the book in question. I think it's perpetually lost. lol

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 2:53:29 PM PST
neon moon says:
maybe one of fern michaels pirate books?Captive Secrets or one of the other ones?

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 3:35:21 PM PST
Mermarie says:
bep - those were amazing suggestions. Thank you so much for bringing it to my attention. In fact, some of them sounded so similiar, but the overall story didn't quite fit. The majority of those pirate books will likely be moved to my TBR list, too! A couple sounded so promising, but the pirate women/heroines were far too bold and sassy; the heroine in the book in question was victimized the entire time. >.O

Captive Embraces - No.
Captive Innocence - No.
Captive Passions - No.
Captive Secrets - No.
Captive Splendors - No.

I had high hopes, and saddened that it weren't Fern Michaels!

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 4:05:40 PM PST
It seems like someone earlier in the year was asking about a bodice ripper where the h is flogged on deck. I'm not sure that one was ever found.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 4:10:41 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 19, 2012 4:10:57 PM PST
Mermarie says:
Seems like I remember one like that too, once upon a time, but this one was below deck. I remember it particularly, because she was on a bed and the old pirate was flogging her in hopes of encouraging his sexors, because he wasn't capable of preforming, etc. XD And the heroine, was ultra accommodating. I don't think she struggled once, throughout the entire book, for any atrocity acted against her person. XD

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 5:03:32 PM PST
It almost sounds like something in the erotica genre. Except for a few writers like Bertrice Small, not many pushed the label that far back in the 70s/80s.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 5:44:36 PM PST
Amber says:
Here's a list of pirate books.

Midnight Rogue by Elaine Barbieri 8/95
An Elusive Guardian by Sara Blayne 10/94
Night Storm by Catherine Coulter 2/90
Abigail by Joan Druett 9/88
Emerald Sea by Tonya Gabriel 11/88
The Gift by Julie Garwood 1/91
Guardian Angel by Julie Garwood 5/90
My Lady Pirate by Danelle Harmon 8/9
Fire and Ice by Catherine Hart 1984
The Pirate Lord by Sabrina Jeffries 4/98
Wicked by Susan Johnson 1/97
Miss Whittier Makes a List by Carla Kelly 7/94
Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey 12/90
The Devil's Necklace by Kat Martin 2005
Pirate by Connie Mason 12/98
Till Dawn Tames the Night by Meagan McKinney 5/91
Thief of Hearts by Teresa Medeiros 10/94
My Runaway Heart by Miriam Minger 11/95
Once a Mistress by Debra Mullins 1/99
Siren's Song by Constance O'Banyon 12/96
Master of Paradise by Katherine O'Neal 12/95
Savage Surrender by Natasha Peters 9/77
Always and Forever by Gina Robins 10/92
Heart's Masquerade by Deborah Simmons 10/89
Purity's Ecstasy by Janette Seymour 2/78
Capture My Heart by Bobbi Smith 8/92
Stolen Dreams by Libby Sydes 5/95
Paradise Promised by Terri Valentine 10/96
McKenna's Fortune by Lauren Wilde 2/96
The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss 4/72


Sea Siren by Veronica Ashley 12/91
Tender Pirate by Linda Lang Bartell 1/92
The Spanish Rose by Shirlee Busbee 5/86
Across a Moonlit Sea by Marsha Canham 2/96
The Wind and the Sea by Marsha Canham 1986
Crimson Glory by Theresa Conway 2/79
Love's Pirate by Mary Daheim 7/83
Thorn of the Rose by Sandra Davidson 5/94
Fair Wind, Fiery Star by Carole Nelson Douglas 1981
Angelique in Love by Sergeanne Golon 1961
The Magic by Robin Lee Hatcher 4/93
Pirate's Kiss by Diana Haviland 6/92
Paradise and More by Shirl Henke 10/91
The Pirate and the Pagan by Virginia Henley 12/90
King of the Pirates by Stef Ann Holm 1/94
Delight by Jillian Hunter 1/99
The Game by Brenda Joyce 3/95
Highland Bride by Kathryn Kramer 2/91
Fireglow by Linda Ladd 10/86
A Pirate's Love by Johanna Lindsey 10/78
Pirate's Rose by Janet Lynnford 6/95
Taken By You by Connie Mason 2/96
Tempt the Devil by Connie Mason 6/90
Sea Raven by Patricia McAllister 2/96
Captive Embraces by Fern Michaels 1979
Captive Passions by Fern Michaels 1977
Captive Secrets by Fern Michaels 6/91
Lovesong by Valerie Sherwood 9/85
Nightsong by Valerie Sherwood 9/86
Wild Willful Love by Valerie Sherwood 10/82
Skye O'Malley by Bertrice Small 10/80
The Scarlet Cloak by Ellalice Tate 1957
Seaflame by Valerie Vayle 10/80
Love's Golden Promise by Lynette Vinet 10/87


Some Enchanted Evening by Alice Alfonsi 10/98 (Time Travel)
Amber Passion by Elaine Barbieri 1/85
Amber Treasure by Elaine Barbieri 6/83
Pirate's Angel by Marsha Bauer 4/91
Sweeter Than Dreams by Olga Bicos 6/95
Tradewinds by Annee Cartier 2/95
My Seaswept Heart by Christine Dorsey 11/94
Pirate by Fabio 11/93
Lion Heart by Amy J. Fetzer 3/95
Royal Slave by Julia Fitzgerald 12/78
The Pirate Prince by Gaelen Foley 9/98
The Captain's Caress by Leigh Greenwood 3/88
Buccaneer's Bride by Jean Innes 8/89
The Captain's Bride by Miranda Jarrett 8/97
A Pirate of Her Own by Kinley MacGregor 4/99
The Pirate's Lady by Kay McMahon 1987
Master of Moonlight by Joyce Myrus 5/95
Lady Reluctant by Maggie Osborne 12/90
Pirate's Captive by Dana Ransom 8/87
Wayward Angel by Sue Rich 8/95
Elusive Swan by Sylvie F. Sommerfield 1987
Beloved Pirate by Casey Stuart 5/88
Heart's Run Wild by Shelley Thacker 4/96
Silver and Sapphires by Shelley Thacker 2/93
Pirate's Bride by Lynette Vinet 6/89
Timbers and Gold Lace by Patricia Werner 7/87


Heart of the Storm by Rexanne Becnel 11/95
Bride of the Wind by Shannon Drake 9/92
Promise of Gold by Joan Druett 11/90
Tender Passions by Kathleen Drymon 1982
Capture the Wind by Kit Garland 7/97
Pirate's Lady by Robin Lee Hatcher 8/87
The Hidden Heart by Laura Kinsale 4/86
Seize the Fire by Laura Kinsale 10/89
Moonwind by Susannah Leigh 5/86
Sable by Ellen Tanner Marsh 10/84
Wrap Me In Splendor by Ellen Tanner Marsh 9/83
Captain's Bride by Kat Martin 1990
To Tempt a Man by Joanna McGauran 7/95
In From the Storm by Ashland Price 11/95
Amanda Rose by Karen Robards 2/84
Memory and Desire by Carla Simpson 9/88
Inside Paradise by Elizabeth Turner 4/96
The Charm School by Susan Wiggs 5/99

WAR OF 1812

Storm of Passion by Virginia Brown 9/86
Lady Vixen by Shirlee Busbee 3/80
Bound By the Heart by Marsha Canham 10/84
The Captain's Captive by Christine Dorsey 9/91
Reckless Seduction by Jane Feather 9/87
Embrace the Night by Kit Garland 10/96
The Captain's Lady by Jo Goodman 8/98
Passion's Pride by Jo Goodman 8/84
Ashes and Ecstasy by Catherine Hart 8/88
Pirate's Prize by Venita Helton 8/94
Fever Moon by Susannah Howe 1978
Masque of Sapphire by Deana James 2/90
My Heart's Desire by Andrea Kane 10/91
In a Pirate's Arms by Mary Kingsley 3/96
Texas Wild Flower by Tammie Lee 4/83
Tender Fury by Connie Mason 1984
Promise Me Forever by Cara Miles 3/92
Rapture's Bounty by Wanda Owen 1982
Fortune's Flames by Janelle Taylor 2/88
Love Me With Fury by Janelle Taylor 9/83
Creole Betrayal by Jane Toombs 9/88
Border Rose by Linda Windsor 7/98


Rebel's Captive by Amy Christopher 4/91
Blazing Passion by Barbara Cummings 12/91
Sea of Desire by Christine Dorsey 4/93
Castaway Angel by Kathleen Drymon 11/91
Rebel Heart by Amy J. Fetzer 11/98
Seaswept Abandon by Jo Goodman 1986
Seaswept by Laura Halford 10/90
Master of My Dreams by Danelle Harmon 9/93
Passion's Ransom by Betina M. Krahn 1989
A Kindled Flame by Ana Leigh 1987
This Tender Prize by Nancy Morse 5/80
Defiant Destiny by Nancy Moulton 11/82
Velvet Chains by Constance O'Banyon 8/85
Nighhawk's Embrace by Gloria Pedersen 10/87
Hearts of Fire by Christina Savage 11/84
Captive Pride by Bobbi Smith 1987
Tamara's Ecstasy by Sylvie F. Sommerfield 1982


Stormswept by Katharine Kincaid 4/91
Lightning by Patricia Potter 5/92
The Black Swan by Day Taylor 7/78
In Enemy Hands by Linda Winstead 5/96


Deception's Bride by Jane Anderson 5/98
Only for Love by Elaine Barbieri 8/94
Lovestorm by Barbara Benedict 1/84
Capture the Wind by Virginia Brown 12/94
Desire on the Dunes by Nancy Bruff 1984
Pirates and Promises by Anne Caldwell 3/94
Mistress of Her Heart by Helen Carras 2/97
Raven by Shana Carrol 1978
Devil's Deception by Suzannah Davis 1/90
Sea Fires by Christine Dorsey 9/92
Burn On, Sweet Fire by Sandra DuBay 1987
Quicksilver by Sandra DuBay 8/90
The Captain's Conquest by Christine Elliott 4/89
Once Upon a Midnight Moon by Carol Finch 9/97
Captain of My Heart by Danelle Harmon 10/92
Pirate in My Arms by Danelle Harmon 1/92
Sea Star: The Private Life of Anne Bonny, Pirate Queen by Pamela Jekel 1983
Captive Splendors by Fern Michaels 1980
Bahama Rapture by Jolene Prewit-Parker 1982
Liar's Promise by Dana Ransom 1/90
The Eagle and The Rose by Diane Gates Robinson 3/93
Bold Breathless Love by Valerie Sherwood 8/81
Rash Reckless Love by Valerie Sherwood 1982
This Loving Torment by Valerie Sherwood 8/77
To Love a Rogue by Valerie Sherwood 10/87
Windsong by Valerie Sherwood 3/86
Pirate's Passion by Molly Arost Staub 7/90
Beloved Avenger by Joan Van Nuys 12/89
The Heart's Disguise by Lisa Ann Verge 2/90
Treasured by Patricia Werner 9/95
Caress and Conquer by Donna Comeaux Zide 1979


My Dearest Love by Diana Haviland 9/96
Taming Charlotte by Linda Lael Miller 11/93


Embrace and Conquer by Jennifer Blake 1981
Sweet Southern Caress by Wendy Garrett 3/91
Pirate's Passionate Slave by Robin Gideon 7/91
Lovefire by Julia Grice 10/77
Only With Your Love by Lisa Kleypas 10/92
Sweet Seduction by Patricia Pellicane 5/92
Desire in the Sun by Karen Robards 11/88
Pirate's Promise by Bobbi Smith 9/88
A Woman's Heart by Rosalyn West 4/97
Love Me, Marietta by Jennifer Wilde 1981

1800's to 1810's

Sea of Dreams by Elizabeth DeLancey 4/92
The Emerald Embrace by Diane Du Pont 2/80
Barbados by Cynthia Wright 8/9


Orchid Moon by Camille Crawford 11/93
Beloved Embrace by Cassie Edwards 1986
Eden's Promise by Cassie Edwards 4/89
Passion's Web by Cassie Edwards 1983
Virgin Star by Jennifer Horsman 7/93
The Wild Winds by Catherine Palmer 12/90
So Wicked the Heart by Barbara Riefe 1980

1840's to 1850's

Jade Dawn by Susannah Leigh 11/93
Island Flame by Karen Robards 1981
Sea Fire by Karen Robards 1982 1

1880's to 1890's

Forever, For Love by Becky Lee Weyrich 9/89


Looking for a Hero by Patti Berg 12/98 Georgian
Once Upon a Pirate by Nancy Block 4/95 War of 1812
When Midnight Comes by Robin Burcell 12/95 Regency
Lady Rogue by Cinnamon Burke 1/94
A Timeless Treasure by Joyce Carlow 9/95 Colonial North America
Mermaid's Dream by Alane Faye 6/95 European Renaissance
My Timeswept Heart by Amy J. Fetzer 9/93 Georgian
Timeswept Rogue by Amy J. Fetzer 11/96 Georgian
Sea Treasure by Johanna Hailey 2/94
On a Wicked Wind by Linda Jones 3/98 European Renaissance
Captive by Brenda Joyce 5/96 Regency
It Happened One Night by Leslie LaFoy 11/97 Regency
Mystic Memories by Susan Leslie Liepitz 4/98 Regency
Pirates by Linda Lael Miller 7/95 American Revolution
Always Paradise (short story) by Evelyn Rogers 7/94


Daughter of Desire by Angelica Aimes 11/79
The Lady and the Pirate by Paula Allardyce 1957
Freedom Fire by Elizabeth Evelyn Allen 1986
Bright Glows the Dawn by Santana Arroyo 1981
Treasured Embrace by Marsha Bauer 7/88
Renegade Lady by Sonya Birmingham 7/92
Stormswept Caress by Pamela Caldwell 1/92
Master of Moonspell by Deborah Camp 8/93
The Devil's Darling by Emily Carmichael 1/87
Pirate's Mistress by Kathryn Davenport 1989
The Master's Bride by Suzannah Davis 1/93
Moontide by Dianna Devlin 9/92
Janine by Michele De Winter 1979
Restless Passion by Sandra Donovan 10/92
Seafaring Woman by Dorothy Dowdell 6/88
Pirate Moon by Kathleen Drymon 8/93
The Jewelled Serpent by Julia Fitzgerald 1984
The Buccaneer by Donna Fletcher 7/95
Fortune's Mistress by Judith E. French 3/93
A Pirate's Pleasure by Heather Graham 7/89
The Captain's Doxy by Lafayette Hammett 1980
Crimson Rapture by Jennifer Horsman 4/86
Magic Embrace by Jennifer Horsman 7/89
Beloved by Jean Innes 8/97
Captain by Vicki Joehna 1/96
Defiant Captive by Kathy Jones 11/87
Sea Flame by Katharine Kincaid 1988
Passion's Golden Bounty by Rainy Kirkland 6/90
Sea-Spun Ecstasy by Allison Knight 6/90
Captive Bride by Kathryn Kramer 11/94
Pirate Bride by Kathryn Kramer 11/94
Kate by Kathleen Magill 6/99
Mistress of the Eagles by Elona Malterre 1990
My Lady Vixen by Connie Mason 1987
Barbary Bounty by Melissa Masters 5/80
Sweet Piracy by Patricia Maxwell 1978
Sea Mistress by Candace McCarthy 9/93
Defiant Spitfire by Kay McMahon 1988
Sea Princess by Wanda Owen 8/95
Passion's Paradise by Sonya T. Pelton 1981
Windswept Passion by Sonya T. Pelton 1984
The Captain's Ladies by Sandra Riley 1980
Seaswept by Susan Sackett 1/92
Winds of Betrayal by June Lund Shiplett 10/87
Fortune's Mistress by Michele Stegman 3/92
Waves of Passion by Casey Stuart 1984
Sunrise Surrender by Vivian Vaughan 9/93
Passion's Deep Spell by Lynette Vinet 11/91
The Privateer's Woman by June Wetherell
Pirate's Wild Embrace by Linda Windsor 2/90

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 9:39:10 PM PST
Mermarie says:
Whew, after weeding through that entire list, unfortunately none of them are the missing book. I'm jus' so sad to respond that, and wished it had been good news. I even searched some of the more unknown author's book lists, in case it just wasn't as popular as those. I did find a couple I couldn't remember, from that list, though. :)

Thank you for all your trouble and for listing those! We'll find it eventually... I hope!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 10:25:03 AM PST
JennyG. says:
Can you describe the cover?

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 11:01:17 AM PST
JennyG. says:
A suggestion... Tempt Not This Flesh by Barbara Riefe - 1979

Tempt Not This Flesh is a story of abduction and sexual enslavement, a story of passion unleashed and unbounded. And above all it is the story of a woman's love, shattered like glass, then resurrected, rekindled by a dashing captain of dragoons. A love so powerful it is forged into a weapon that topples a dynasty.

Check out the cover on goodreads:

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 12:59:37 PM PST
Mermarie says:
JennyG - I actually added that to my TBR list a week ago, having discovered it myself. XD I wish this was it.

I cannot recall the cover...but it's one of those where I'll know when I see it. I want to give guesses, but none of them feel right at all. I'm afraid to mislead myself, and rule out possible others..etc.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 2:08:35 PM PST
Mermarie says:
I've actually started going through, and went through over 30,000 books in pursuit of it. It wasn't even on the 'queen of bodice ripper' shelf on -- which is shocking. Maybe written by one of those authors, just not as well known or read.

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