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This will be my last post until myself and TTG get back from our hols.

A while ago, Alison Kent asked her blog readers to post in the comments section where they were from. I thought this was an excellent idea, and as I’m not gonna be around until early October, I thought I’d do the same thing here too.

So, if you’re a lurker, please take the time to delurk, and tell me where you’re from. I’d love to know who my Italian, Polish, German, and Austrian lurkers are. *g*

Incidentally, it doesn’t matter if multiple people live in the same area. It would also be interesting to note how many people visit me, who are from the same place.

I’ll see you guys in three weeks, so be good!

It Sure Was Big… And Long…

Tuesday, September 12, 2006
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Our host for the evening

I went to Newcastle on a hen do (bachelorette party) with twelve of my friends this weekend.
We had lunch at the Pitcher and Piano bar by the Quayside.
We were taught how to pole dance and lapdance by some professionals.
We each went out dressed as a Miss World contestant.
I was Miss Australia.
We went to a strip club, and got drunk as skunks.
One of the strippers made me touch his skanky cock.
Some of my friends made out with said skanky stripper.
Some random guy told me I was hot and by the way did I want to sleep with him.
We went back to our apartment hotel and had doner kebab and chips.
We had MacDonald’s for breakfast the next morning.
A good time was had by all.

Going to California on Thursday.

How are you all doing?

God, Don’t You Hate Bowing To Pressure?

Friday, September 8, 2006
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OK, so I gave in, and finally purchased J.R. Ward’s Lover Awakened from Amazon. It was on my wishlist anyway, but reading both Rosie, and Jane’s review, convinced me that it was worth a shot. Besides, I like the premise of this one. If I feel strongly enough about it, I’ll find time to review it, if not, then I wont.

Dawn, if I like this, I’ll post it to ya, as a treat, waddaya think?

7.The Kyrgyzstani Billionaire’s Dyslexic Bride – Bettie

Bettie! you poor thing If you e-mail me your address, I’ll post off Thea Devine’s Sensation to you only if you really want it, once I get to the States (erm, that’s where you live isn’t it?)

My e-mail address is hairylemony @ gmail . com (without the spaces).

Congrats once again!

Yeah, we decided not to stay in Los Angeles after all. Our base will now be Newport Beach, but we will be driving to LA, San Francisco, and San Diego.

Thanks to everyone who made suggestions for potential Harlequin Presents titles. It was too hard to choose, so I’ve shortlisted a few, and it’s gonna be up to you guys to choose which title is the best!

Anyway, here are my chosen finalists:

Just write the name of the one you liked best, and I’ll count the votes up on Wednesday evening.

Remember now, Thea Devine’s tragedy of a book magnificent book, Sensation, is up for grabs, so select wisely!

An Interesting At The Back Fence Column…

Monday, September 4, 2006
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Anne Marble, the All About Romance list moderator has a really good At The Back Fence Column up this week.

She’s talking about the history of online flame wars, in the early days of AAR, when LLB’s name used to be worse than mud.

It seems that authors and readers have been arguing about the same things for umpteen years now, and authors behaving badly is not a new phenomenon.

Go read, it’s all very interesting.

By the way, the AAR After Hours Blog is now up and running, so go check it out!

R.I.P Steve Irwin…

Monday, September 4, 2006
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You know what, I found out that Steve Irwin had died first thing this morning, and by 11am, I had the first ‘joke’ e-mail. Needless to say, it was in very poor taste, and I deleted it straight away.

A lot of people will be secretly thinking that it was bound to happen sooner or later, but it was still a great shock to me.

Personally, I thought he was mad as ten badgers, but I totally loved his fearlessness. I for one am sorry that he’s dead, because he was a good man, and the world doesn’t have many of those.

Erm…. So Is John Travolta Gay Now?

Monday, September 4, 2006
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I wonder if they did it for a joke?

I was channel flicking earlier, when I came across an episode of The Wonder Years, with Fred Savage. I recall watching the first ever episode in the late eighties, and thinking it was the funniest show ever. Plus of course there was the on again-off again romance between little Kevin Arnold and Winnie Cooper.

The first episode I watched today, was the one where Kevin’s Dad refused to get rid of the aging family car, and the second eppie that I watched was when Kevin got a big zit, just before a date with a cute girl who used to have the hots for him. I might be thirty-one years old, but I’m not ashamed to say, I still laughed at loud at Kevin’s antics. Mr Cantwell, the monotone, dull-as-dishwater teacher was also hilarious. Does anybody else remember this programme, or was it only popular in England?

I also watched a programme featuring Elvis Presley tonight, and as I watched it, I suddenly remembered that I used to really love him, as a singer, and an actor (who says he couldn’t act for toffee?). I went through a stage in my teens when I used to watch all his films. My fave was Love Me Tender. He looked hot in that film. It seems incredible to me that I was only two years old when he died. I also learned tonight that he’d sold over a billion records. Amazing. What an utter waste of a life.

I love shows and programmes that take me back in time, because there are usually good memories attached to them. For about two hours tonight, I forgot that I was a reproductively challenged thirty-one year old woman, and went back to a time, when my biggest worry was how soon I could finish my homework so that I could get back to reading Mrs Pepperpot’s adventures. Ahhh those were the days.

Hmmm, I wonder whatever happened to Blossom…?

I surfed over to the Mills and Boon website earlier, (must have been all this talk about series romances) to have a look at some of the offerings.

Well, fuck-all has changed since the last time I was there. The titles are still ridiculous. This must be like a cult thing. Is it part of the contract that authors have to think up these rubbish titles? Anyway, check some of ’em out, and for those who don’t read Harlequin Presents, I think you guys will still catch on pretty quickly.

The Sultan’s Virgin Bride

The Spaniard’s Pregnancy Proposal

The Rich Man’s Royal Mistress

Purchased By The Billionaire

At The Sheikh’s Command

The Sultan’s Virgin Bride? The Sultan’s fucking Virgin Bride? Who the */£$%^&&*””! ever thought that was a good title? Who? Effing Nora. (Erm…that’s a Brit saying, I’m not really cussing out the Nora or anything.)

Anyway, just for shits and giggles, can anybody come up with potential future Harlequin Presents book titles? The person who comes up with the best title, wins my beloved copy of Thea Devine’s, Sensation.

I know, I know, it’s the worst fucking book evah my generosity knows no bounds. It truly pains me to have to part with this utter drivel literary masterpiece.

Anyway, go have at it, and I’ll be back on Monday to announce the winners, have a good weekend y’all!

Effing Ridiculous…

Friday, September 1, 2006
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You know, I’m not a George Dubya lover, but I simply can’t condone a drama based on his (fictional) assassination. You know there are gonna be some crazy fuckers out there who watch this, and decide that they might try it, right?

This is totally out of line, and irresponsible beyond belief.