"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Adult Read Blogfest

July 24/25 is the "1st Adult Book Read" blogfest hosted by the Heroines with Hearts. All you have to do for this blogfest is fess up on the first adult book you picked up and read: whether a classic, a racy novel or that of unusual content. Then post your entry to your blog July 24th/25th.
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The earliest “adult” book I can remember reading is Connie Mason’s Tempt the Devil. I was about 12 years old and the book was given to me by a cousin. By then, I had already developed a love for TCM and the old pirate movies they often played. This book is reminiscent of many of the Maureen O’Hara pirate movies and I fell in love with the book, reading it many times.
"Ye cannot kill the devil," whispered the awestruck throng at the hanging of the notorious Diablo. And, indeed, moments later the pirate had not only escaped the noose, but also abducted the beautiful Lady Devon, whisking her aboard his ship, the Devil Dancer. Infuriated, Devon swore she would have nothing to do with her rakishly handsome captor. But long days at sea, and even longer nights beneath the tropical stars, brought Devon ever closer to surrender. Diablo was a master of seduction, an experienced lover who knew every imaginable way to please a woman -- and some that she had never imagined. Devon knew she would find ecstasy in his arms, but did she dare ... TEMPT THE DEVIL.

I still own a copy today, though it is no longer one of my favorites. I have discovered so many other wonderful stories over the years. This one will probably always have a place on my shelf for the sake of nostalgia.
Do you remember your first?


shelly said...

That is the one thing in life I don't remember. Must've been boring.


I've never read this one, but it sounds good. I'll bet it was a lot of fun to read at 12! ;)

Sarah Allan said...

After reading the blurb, it certainly sounds like a great read! Just stopping by to say hello from the blogfest!

Debra St. John said...

Hi Sylvia,

I love pirate romances. I have a whole shelf dedictated to them in my personal library. When I started reading historicals, it was those and Civil War ones that really caught my interest.

Francine Howarth said...


Ha ha, pirates! Oh yeah, been there read e'm all except this one. Damn. I'll see if I can track a copy through Ebay.

Maureen O'Hara: now there was a red-headed lass with a fiery look in her eye! ;)


scribbleandedit.blogspot.co.uk said...

Oh wow yet another novel I've never heard of. I love that you still own the copy. I do with mine too. :O)

Christine Rains said...

I've never heard of that one. I tried reading one of my mom's romance books when I was a twelve or thirteen, but I didn't like it. I was obsessed with horror stories back then. Nowadays, I read from all genres and romances are my guilty pleasure.