Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Blog Features, Historical, Pirate Romance, Swashbuckling Reads

SWASHBUCKLING READS: The Pirate Prince by Gaelen Foley

SWASHBUCKLING READS: The Pirate Prince by Gaelen FoleyThe Pirate Prince (Ascension Trilogy #1) by Gaelen Foley
Published by Ivy Books on July 29th 1998
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 407
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When Allegra Monteverdi, the daughter of Lazar's sworn enemy, throws herself on his mercy, the pirate prince Lazar di Fiori agrees to spare the lives of her family but only if she sails away with him.

Alone at sea with this dark, intriguing man, moving between seduction and fear, Allegra realizes it will take more than her growing love for this pirate prince to bring peace to her beloved home. For Lazar must face the demons of his shattered past - if he is to forge the destiny that is theirs to claim...


Oooh this book created a lot of hype when it was released! It is also Gaelen Foley’s debut novel (what an awesome way to debut! A pirate romance!) and was very well received by romance readers. The rest of the books in the trilogy are also meant to be really good. I have all three of these lovelies lying around, so looks like I’ll have to dig it out from the bookshelves!

About Gaelen Foley

​Noted for her “complex, subtly shaded characters, richly sensual love scenes, and elegantly fluid prose” (Booklist), New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling author Gaelen Foley has written over twenty (and counting!) rich, bold historical romances set in Regency England and Napoleonic Europe. Since her debut in 1998, her books have been published in seventeen languages worldwide and have won numerous awards, including the National Readers’ Choice Award, the Booksellers’ Best, the Golden Leaf, the Award of Excellence, and the HOLT Medallion.

A versatile and hardworking writer, Gaelen’s passion for the craft of fiction keeps her exploring new creative ground. While continuing to entertain her Regency fans, she has branched out into contemporary small-town romance as well as fantasy romance. Since 2012, Gaelen has also been co-writing fantasy middle grade/children’s novels with her husband, a former teacher, under the penname E.G. Foley. The Lost Heir, Book 1 in their Gryphon Chronicles series, was a #1 Amazon Children’s Bestseller (and was optioned for a movie!).

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