The Duke & the Pirate Queen
By Victoria Janssen
(Spice, Paperback, 9780373605507, 368pp.)
Publication Date: November 23, 2010
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Aboard her privateering ship, The Seaflower, Captain Imena Leung is the law. Ashore she answers only to her liege, Duke Maxime. They are a powerful couple, with an intense attraction neither can disguise nor deny. As a nobleman, Maxime is destined to wed strategically, so his seductive advances must be purely for pleasure. And what self-respecting pirate denies herself any pleasure?
Their delicious dalliance is prolonged when Imena is forced to abduct Maxime to thwart a political plot against him. At sea, with a stunningly virile man bound and held in her private quarters, Imena can imagineand enactany number of intoxicating scenarios.
The heat between captain and captive is matched only by the perils that beset The Seaflower and her crew. Violent storms, marauding corsairs and life-or-death sex games on a desert islandhow fortunate for the seemingly insatiable lovers that danger and desire go hand-in-hand.
Victoria Janssen is a voracious reader, especially of historical romance and space opera, but has never once defeated the to-be-read pile at the foot of her bed. When she's not writing or reading, she attends science fiction conventions to conduct panel discussions and give workshops on writing and selling erotica. Frequent themes in her stories include role reversal, creating families and empowering women, usually through unconventional means.