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Ever wondered who your Perfect Regency Hero might be? Carolyn Jewel is here to help.

My results? The Brooding Duke, which reads in part, ” chances are good he'll win you in a card game, take your virginity later that night then put you to work as his valet.”

AWESOME!

Graceful curtsey to Elizabeth for the link!

 


 

If you have a Sony Reader AND a Sony store near you, you can trade in your old unit for a $50 credit, PLUS the Sony WiFi PRS t1BC is on sale for $99.00 until December 24, 2011.

Graceful curtsey to Lisa for the link!


Samhain has launched Retro Romance, old out-of-print titles brought back digitally. There are five launch titles from authors Debra Mullins, Karen Kay, Kate Donovan, Sharon DaVita, and Patricia Hagan. Have you read these books or these authors? Any recommendations?


I'm running in circles trying to figure out my opinion on this one: Superheroines Urge You to Self Examine Your Breasts in some PSAs from Mozambique.

The comments are as divided as my opinion on this one. The campaign walks an interesting line. On one hand: attention getting for something that's important. On the other, very sexualized and comics are very male-oriented already.

Yet again, some breast lumps are found by men who are fondling their wives or girlfriends, so awareness of both genders is a good thing.

What do you think of the ads?

Graceful curtsey to James L for the link.


ETA: Last call! No, not for the bar. The bar around here is always open. Last call for proposals for the Romance Area for the Popular Culture Association's 2012 Annual Conference, which is being held in Boston from April 11 – 14, 2012. So if you've got a paper with feisty Lacanian analysis of the preponderance of raven tresses and violet eyes in romance, that would be a great opportunity. (Seriously, academics talking romance is brain-splodey awesome). 

 

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    Jenyfer says:

    My results also Brooding Duke:
    He’s probably a duke and he has a secret. A deep dark secret.{…}
    His tendency to moodiness can be cured … by love! And so can your amnesia!

    The questions were as much fun as the results -thanks for the giggle :)

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    For once I got a result I like!

    Your Results
    The Beast

    Everyone is afraid of The Beast. He has a scar on his cheek and he’s big and all muscle where it counts. You, fair maid, are too perfect for him but my God, he loves you from a far. And a near. And over there, too. He’s a beast in bed and a kitten in the afterglow, but you’ll need to work hard to tame him!

    Yehaw! A scarred beast! *happily swoons*

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    Amanda M Garlock says:

    I got “The Prideful Hunk.”  “When you meet him, he dismisses you as beneath him. Slowly, he’s won over by your intelligence and wit, but it’s all over for him when he sees your ankle.” 

    I do have a remarkably, finely-turned ankle.  But only the right one.  The left is nothing to speak of.

    Love it!  Sending it to everyone I know.

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    Yvonne D says:

    Another one for A Beast

    He has a scar on his cheek and he’s big and all muscle where it counts. You, fair maid, are too perfect for him but my God, he loves you from a far. And near. And over there, too. He’s a beast in bed and a kitten in the afterglow, but you’ll need to work hard to tame him!

    Yay!

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    Jillian Beazer says:

    Genius Gentleman for me.

    The Genius Gentleman spends a great deal of time inventing clever things in his private laboratory in the Cotswalds. He often forgets to eat. On the run from your murderous uncle, your perfect handwriting leads to employment as his amanuensis. You quickly make a friend of the book, straighten out the household accounts and bring him a cup of chocolate at midnight. This leads to stolen kisses and the discovery that his daily walks have resulted in a great many muscles. And, well, he’s a VERY clever inventor.

    I have him. Not to a T, but it’s disturbing in a way.

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    The Knight!
    His great, great, great, great (a few more) was a Knight, and this hero is chivalry personified. The truth is, you little strumpet, you’ll have to make the first, second and third move. He’ll make the fourth. He is very very talented in bed, as all Knights are.

    Fuck, I hate making the first move.

  7. 7
    Donna says:

    I got the beast, too. Well, I hope this means there’s more than one of them, cause if I have to fight you and Yvonne, it ain’t gonna be pretty. I have three brothers; I know how to fight dirty.

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    Hey, I have three older brothers too. And I bite.

  9. 9
    Taylor Reynolds says:

    A genius for me! As long as he’s not completely absent-minded, we should get on fabulously.

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    cleo says:

    I got the Prideful Hunk too. 

    “His wardrobe makes Beau Brummel look like last month’s Gentleman’s Journal. If he played cards, he’d win. But he doesn’t. He’s stinking rich and despite his high opinion of himself, his friends are unaccountably nice. “

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    Alina says:

    The Knight for me as well. I can live with being a strumpet.

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    DreadPirateRachel says:

    I also got the Beast.

    Everyone is afraid of The Beast. He has a scar on his cheek and he’s big and all muscle where it counts. You, fair maid, are too perfect for him but my God, he loves you from a far. And a near. And over there, too. He’s a beast in bed and a kitten in the afterglow, but you’ll need to work hard to tame him!

    This sucks. I don’t like taming things; I prefer to evaluate them as they are and accept or reject them accordingly. I’m not a huge fan of changing people.

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    Donna says:

    Challenge accepted! Or it will be if ever our beast raises his scarred head. Unless the beast turns out to be The Beast aka Dr. Henry McCoy. In which case all bets are off & I go Indiana Jones on you.

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    Becca says:

    I got the genius gentleman – and yeah, that’s pretty close to reality.

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    Amber Skye says:

    I got the “Genius Gentleman” – sweet!

    “The Genius Gentleman spends a great deal of time inventing clever things in his private laboratory in the Cotswalds. He often forgets to eat. On the run from your murderous uncle, your perfect handwriting leads to employment as his amanuensis. You quickly make a friend of the book, straighten out the household accounts and bring him a cup of chocolate at midnight. This leads to stolen kisses and the discovery that his daily walks have resulted in a great many muscles. And, well, he’s a VERY clever inventor. “

    Oh, and I highly recommend Three Nights… by Debra Mullins.

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    Susan W. says:

    I got the Brooding Duke.  Um, I guess I stay true to type.  LOL!

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    Katherine Withers says:

    I got the prideful hunk as well. “Once you accidentally see him in a wet shirt you understand you’re meant to be.”  Since I haven’t yet, I still think he sounds like a jerk.  I’ll trade you, dread pirate rachel. But only because I’m pretty sure these other ladies would take him off my hands.

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    quichepup says:

    Crap, I got the Prideful Hunk. I wanted the Genius Gentleman, anybody want to trade?

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    Nita says:

    Prideful hunk for me. I could deal with that, although he sounds perhaps a bit *too* perfect to be bearable.

    BTW, on the e-reader note: Barnes & Noble is running a promo where if you upgrade your Nook 1st edition for another model, you get a $50 gift card. Now through 12/31.

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    Karen H says:

    Another Knight.  I, too, can live with being a strumpet.  My partner is the protective type and he insists I chased him so I guess it’s okay.  But I would have thought I’d get the Genius or the Beast based on my own personality.

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    Flo_over says:

    Haha I got the Prideful Hunk… showed the husband.  He preened.  For an HOUR.  Then he threatened to beat me at cards.  What have I done?  Next he’ll try to read my collection of Loretta Chase!  I won’t be able to handle it.  I WILL SWOON!

    *fans forehead*

  22. 22
    JB Hunt says:

    Genius Gentleman. Clever at … many things!

  23. 23
    k reads says:

    Female superhero cancer PSAs?
    I predict a tingling Spidey sense and an increase in web slinging for fanboys everywhere.

  24. 24

    I’ve got the Beast too, and girls, it is on.  I don’t have 3 older brothers, but I do have some evil stepsister-like relatives, so i know how to fight really dirty.

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    Well, DPR, you don’t have to change EVERYTHING about a person, but my mom changed my dad a lot. When they first met he was your stereotypical skinflint New Englander. He owned 2 suits. He’d wear one one week and the other the next while the first was at the cleaners. His belt was held together by 200 staples. Mom changed all that about him. She also got him to shave off his 70s pornstache. She also got him bathing every single day. Most of his family bathed about every other day and some to this day only bathe once a week.

    In fact, mom tells this story about dad’s first business trip after they were married. He came home after and told her, “You dress me too nice.” He then proceeded to tell her about how some strange woman came up to him in an elevator at his hotel and asked him if he wanted any company.

    Dad didn’t know this woman was a prostitute. But when it comes to women he’s kind of dense. Never had a girlfriend before mom. He’s a PhD chemist and his proposal to her was “Scientifically speaking, I believe I’m in love with you.” Then proceeded to list his symptoms. Dad had to propose seven times before she said yes.

    Next year will be their 40th wedding anniversary.

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    I’ll fight even dirtier. I’ll hold my dog while fighting you gals. I don’t care how much you want him, none of you will want to hit me while holding Minnie.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/4…

    Even if you’re a cat person you can’t resist the cuteness of a dog that actually LIKES to wear clothing.

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    DreadPirateRachel says:

    That’s a lovely story. When I met my husband eight years ago, he wore all black, had tattoos and piercings, played in a band, and had a beard down to his chest. Today, he wears all black, has more tattoos and piercings, plays in a band, and has a beard down to his waist. He only had to propose once. :-)

  28. 28

    But does he bathe more than one a week and throws away belts when they need to be held together with staples? LOL Dad needed some changing, obviously. His basic personality is, as far as I know, still the same, though mom made him cut down on his cussing. After all, he married into an instant-family. Mom was married once before to a very abusive man and had three young sons already. So she didn’t want a potty mouth around them. They were married five weeks after they met, BTW. It would’ve been four but there were already two weddings that day.

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    I couldn’t trade in my Sony PRS 700—it was the only one with a backlight!

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    Taryn Elliott says:

    *snicker*
    The Knight:

    His great, great, great, great (a few more) was a Knight, and this hero is chivalry personified. The truth is, you little strumpet, you’ll have to make the first, second and third move. He’ll make the fourth. He is very very talented in bed, as all Knights are.

    Oh, a challenge. My fave. ;) As long as he’s only chivalrous with the armor on and not in the bedroom.

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