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by Brenda Joyce

  • ISBN: 0380781484
  • Category: Erotica
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Brenda Joyce
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Avon; 1st Printing edition (January 1, 2001)
  • ePub book: 1401 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1136 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 258

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Brenda Joyce is the bestselling, award-winning author of Promise of the Rose . Anything Brenda Joyce is going to address in upcoming books could have been written about on any of the 400+ pages that were in Captive. One person found this helpful.

Brenda Joyce is the bestselling, award-winning author of Promise of the Rose,Scandalous Love and The Fires of Paradise. All nine of her historical romances have been highly acclaimed, and four of them, including the first three novels in the "Bragg" saga Innpocent Fire, Firestorm, and Violet Fire have won six awards from Romantic Times and Affaire de Coeur. She has also won three industry awards for her trendsetting promotional bookmarks from Affaire de Coeur.

What I enjoyed the most is how much suspense Brenda Joyce manages to TL;DR: Transcends romance to become an actual book. First time-travel plot I've read in a long time that I could accept.

Imperiled captives of fate, they are united by a power far greater than time-and by a passion that could destroy them both. or forever change the course of history.

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Imperiled captives of fate, they are united by a power far greater than time-and by a passion that could destroy them bot. r forever change the course of history. Brenda Joyce delivers a unique romance destined to captivate readers. Holds you enthralled with it’s magnificence.

The haunting song of a distant era calls the beautiful graduate student to her subject, the enigmatic Captain Blackwell

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Praise for Brenda Joyce’s Deadly series Joyce’s latest ‘deadly’ romance is truly a pleasure to read, given its involving plot, intriguing characters and the magic that occurs as the reader.

Brenda Joyce (born c. 1963, New York State) is an American author of romance novels as Brenda Joyce. She also signed a novel as . Brenda Joyce, a native of New York, wrote her first novella when she was sixteen, and finished her first novel at twenty-five. She sold her novel quickly, and since that first publication in 1988 she has published thirty-four novels.

"The haunting song of a distant era calls the beautiful graduate student to her subject, the enigmatic Captain Blackwell.

Across the centuries, she is drawn by an inexplicable passion into a realm of mystery and danger--to be imprisioned in an opulent world of harem intrigue and sensuous slavery.

And now Blackwell is with her--patriot, privateer, heroic commander of the U.S. merchantman the Pearl--the dream, the desire made achingly real. Imperiled captives of fate, they are united by a power far greater than time--and by a passion that could destroy them both . . . or forever change the course of history.

Comments

Lianeni Lianeni
I even like my time travel fantasy novels to be correct historically.This book is set around the time the American navy stopped the Barbary coast corsairs. Comes across as quite well researched - at least the American part - and it is a very good story.

Sometimes you are in a museum and you look at a painting thinking "What a very handsome man that guys was. Too bad he is dead for centuries". I did last week. In this novel that is exactly what Alexandra, a student in naval history does. Somehow however she has the feeling the ghost of the man talks to her. (I just looked the guy up on Wikipedia. If he had talked to me I had committed myself to an asylum. But hey this is a fantasy novel. A timetravel fantasy novel).

Alexandra travels all the way to Ghadaffi ruled Libya to find our what happened to Xavier the man in the painting. When she is in Tripoli she faints and waked up in the early years of the 19th century.

The story is enthralling but there were four elements that annoyed me:

--- minor spoiler alert ---

1) The book is written during the Ghadaffi-era and it is obvious that the American writer had not that much sympathy for Arabs. There are only two people in the whole story that are mentioned in a positive light: a eunuch in the harem and the first wife of the ruler. For the rest people are depicted as being very cruel. And what is wrong with 'Being almost too handsome for a man?'

The cities on the coast of North Africa would attack Western ships for the cargo and the sailors would be held for ransom. As an alternative a country could pay a kind of protection money. When you read the accounts written by some of those sailors it is obvious that even while the crew was enslaved an educated man and one with a will to make something of his life could rise to quite a good job and even some personal wealth. Some became the secretaries of the barshaw or the bey. The common sailor would be put to work on manual labour and that could indeed mean an early death but having been pressganged in the navy you were also lucky if you survived. Life was a lot harder and more cruel than it is now. The slaves who had to build Meknes died very fast. The writer described the situation of the slaves like a kind of concentration camp or POW camp during the civil war. I think that was not always the case although slavery for years on end - when no-one paid your ransom - is terrible. But I think the writer shows prejudice against the Arabs in the book. The guy who marries her seems quite nice and if driven over the edge by how Alexandra behaves.

2) Alexandra knows Xavier will be executed because he had dealings with the wife of the ruler so what does Alexandra do when the son of the barshaw marries here? Exactly: try to contact Xavier all the time in person while a message could be send via her slave. Why put someone deliberately in danger? Someone you do not know personally.

3) Oh and the plot that her husband allows her a year to mourn is quite silly. One in those countries mourning was three months and two why would a guy in that position allow such a long period.

4) The sexscenes are quite explicit when they are in bed together but during one bad occasion we have to guess what happened.

Now it looks like I did not like the book: I do. It has you reading it for hours. And when you look things up the whole naval part is nicely done. It is just that the leading lady is stupid :)
Honeirsil Honeirsil
I was surprised how good this book was. The reviews were mixed and I only bought it because I needed another book to complete my four books for three sale.

I really enjoyed this. Their is history that is interesting and the time travel was handled very well. The characters were terrific and if you can get past the OHmygod-you can really love Alexandra.

This was great escape reading and fans of time travel should really love the book.
Irostamore Irostamore
This is one of the best books I have ever read! I read it several years ago and then let a friend borrow it and never got it back. I couldn't quite remember the name and it took me forever to find it again, but I was thrilled when I did!
Cobandis Cobandis
This book is fast paced and exciting.
I love that Alex is strong and goes after the man she wants, putting herself in danger to get him.
All time travel fans will enjoy this one.
Shaktiktilar Shaktiktilar
Couldn't put it down. Fantastic time travel romance novel. Where is the sequel? I want to know what happened to her 'slave'.
Monin Monin
I read this book when it was first published, and reordered it as my original copy has disappeared. Reader's reviews on this book were mixed: the most obvious flaws in the book are that the heroine is a scholar on naval warfare, but seems to be incapable of putting this knowledge to use when she finds herself transported back in time to her favorite period in history, and her overuse of the expression "ohmygod!" But, remember, when you read a time travel you are suspending your disbelief anyway, so I wouldn't let that keep me from reading this fine swashbuckler! The book is fast paced, has a fine secondary cast of characters, provides interesting historical details and exploration of a time and place (the Barbary Coast in the era of the famous pirates -- early 1800s) that is generally ignored by romance writers. To paraphrase what another reviewer wrote, the fact that the heroine is very human and and doesn't always know what to do in a given situation, and frequently makes incorrect decisions just makes her more endearing to me. If you like your heroines and heroes to be perfect, this is not the book for you -- but if you don't mind some rough edges on both, and want to try a different time period, I think you will enjoy "Captive."
Frosha Frosha
I thought this book could have been awesome, except for Alexandra, the main character. She is supposedly an expert on the time period she's been transported to, but if she is, this leaves me wondering what people call 'expert'. All Alexandra is good for is saying OHMYGOD and panting. Seriously, any crisis comes along, and it's PANT PANT OHMYGOD PANT.
She has this attitude of waiting around for things to happen for her, and when she finally does take action, she does something so completely stupid and hare-brained it would have gotten anyone else killed at least fifteen times before the end of the book.
Furthermore, Xavier, the hero, doesn't even think she's trustworthy. He'll certainly hop in the sack with her though. If there was a sequal, I'd guess he'd jump off a bridge because he couldn't stand her anymore. I certainly couldn't.
Overall, I think the concept had potential, but Alexandra just ruined it.