Guess His Pants: A Superquick ARC Giveaway of London’s Last True Scoundrel

Ah, scoundrels with color changing pants! They are so marvelous. You may recall London's Last True Scoundrel and his wardrobe challenge: he (or his publisher) can't decide what color pants to wear. 

There's Buff:

 London's Last True Scoundrel - a man standing with his back turned and his shirt mostly off wearing very beige breeches that at first glance make him look like he's got no pants and no asscrack either


Then there's Brown and Furry-looking: 

 Book Dude with his shirt half off, this time with dark brown pants that look furry


But imagine my surprise when I received an email from author Christina Brooke, who wrote,

“I'm laughing at your blog post on cover double takes–I've had that comment a lot about my hero's pants on LONDON'S LAST TRUE SCOUNDREL. In between the buff pants and the dark brown there was a delightful shade of…. Which is now immortalized in ARC form.”

Your challenge to win this rare and immortalized wardrobe selection in ARC format: GUESS THE COLOR

What color were his pants on the ARC? Leave your answer in the comments, and you're entered to win. You don't have to get it right. You just have to guess.

I'll select the winner at random on Friday 24 May at 12:00pm ET. Christina Brooke is providing the prize: a copy of the ARC of London's Last True Scoundrel, with the magical pants – and she will ship anywhere in the world (Thank you ma'am!).

Standard disclaimers apply: I am not being compensated for this giveaway. I am, however, wearing pants. Void where prohibited. Open to international residents were permissible by applicable law. Must be over 18 and wearing pants to enter. Your mileage may very. Close cover before striking. Objects in mirror may be closer to pants than they appear. Tumble dry low.

So… what color were his pants?

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  1. 1
    Liz says:

    maroon. it is supposed to be somewhere in between and since the dark brown pants seem to have a reddish hue, i’ll go with maroon.

    Captcha: Student89—I was not a student in 1989; i didn’t start school until 1991.

  2. 2
    Jessica says:

    I’m going to guess puce, because what could be worse than puce colored pants?

  3. 3
    MissB2U says:

    I’m guessing Rose.  And do the magikal drapes change color on the third book cover like they do on the first two? What other tomfoolery could he have up his, um, sleeve?!

  4. 4
    MissB2U says:

    Ok, now I’m thinking that he changed his pants to try to match the drapes but OH NO the magikal drapes changed to match the carpet so maybe the next pants color is blue.  Also, isn’t it considered bad taste when the carpet doesn’t match the drapes?  (Snort).

  5. 5
    Tess S. says:

    My guess is teal. Perhaps he was having daydreams of being a peacock?

  6. 6
    Elaine says:

    Gray? I would say blue, but with the blue background it would look like he was a floating torso. Which is worse than looking like a naked man with no butt crack, I guess.

  7. 7
    GenghisMom says:

    I’m going with green.

  8. 8
    Nancy says:

    Fuchsia! Please tell me they were fuchsia!

  9. 9
    Rebecca says:

    I’m going with burgundy, with the green curtains in the background. Sort of christmas-y, if you will.

  10. 10
    Sel says:

    Is it wrong that I kind of want them to be hot pink with sequins?

    “London’s Last Scoundrel” screwing anything in petticoats, and buggering anything not!

  11. 11
    Vicki says:

    Let’s go with peach and imagine they shopped in a little more “definition” – yep, nekkid hero.

  12. 12
    azteclady says:

    I’m guessing green—but not just any, nice, dark and rich green, nope, no siree. Puke green, that pallid, insipid green so in vogue at some point in the 70s that every other house had carpeting in that color.

    captcha: looking 19—oh, if only!

  13. 13

    Oh, I’m deeply saddened that somebody beat me to puce. My second choice would have to be lavender.

  14. 14
    Gry says:

    My guess is wine red!

  15. 15
    Faellie says:

    Puce is a colour only ever worn by villains (according to the originator of all Regency rules, Georgette Heyer) so it can’t have been that.

    Pink would stand out nicely against the blue.

    And while on the subject of the background, I’m not convinced that crimson velvet curtains were a good choice for hanging immediately above the indoor swimming pool.

    Captcha is husband12 – thank dog, no.

  16. 16
    Anony Miss says:

    Lavender. Definitely lavender.

  17. 17
    Virginia E says:

    I’m voting for a dirty yellow color because it would make entirely too much sense for someone trying to create the color of buckskin.

  18. 18
    Mary Preston says:

    Too funny!!!

    I’m guessing a hideous shade of yellow.

  19. 19
    Sharon says:

    I am thinking yellow :) What a cool author to respond to your teasing :)

  20. 20
    Tam B. says:

    I realise it is totally not in taste with the Regency period but … Gold Lame .

    Surely the Village People secretly wanted a Regency Scoundrel in their ranks.

  21. 21
    Kim says:

    I’m gonna go with a lovely shade of deep purple.

  22. 22
    Lostshadows says:

    Plaid :)

    If I was trying to guess what color they actually are, I’d have gone with pink.

  23. 23
    Jennifer says:

    My guess is avocado green like in shag carpeting. I mean seriously if you’re going to look like you have no pants in one cover and furry pants in another, you should have “shag” pants at some point!

  24. 24
    RJ says:


  25. 25
    CateS says:

    My guess would be boring black…  and I have my pants on!

  26. 26
    erin f says:

    I’m gonna guess… red :)

  27. 27
    HeatherS says:

    I’m thinking something along the lines of a beet-colored shade.

  28. 28
    Suz Glo says:

    I cannot decide between green and yellow so I will say they were a delightful shade of mucus.

  29. 29

    Lilac would be lovely.

  30. 30
    Gail says:

    Blue, the same blue as the floor that his torso just floats ominously…

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