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Subject: Guess The Book - the funny side
Date Posted: 2/26/2008 3:03 PM ET
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I always love doing funny quotes, so I'm starting a new game.

Note: Kim is not allowed to play, because she sent me the book!

 

He returned to the bed, holding something in his hand. Instead of showing it to her, he slid it beneath the pillow.

"They're les redingotes angises."

"English riding coats?"

"Precisely. They're to prevent you from becoming with child."

"I've chosen well," she said. "If I had to be deflowered by anyone, it was wise to choose a rake, someone versed in the skill. Do you make a point of keeping them next to your candles and your pistols?"

"You sound annoyed."

"I am not. Truly, I'm not. Very well, I am. I want both to be protected and to be protected from the knowledge of being protected."

"You want to be loved by a rake who's a virgin."

Date Posted: 2/26/2008 3:34 PM ET
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Cute, but I haven't a clue.

Date Posted: 2/26/2008 4:12 PM ET
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Some clues:

It's a historical, as you might have guessed.

It's not set in England, as you might know from the name of the condoms. ;-) (In England, of course, they'd be French Letters.)

It's by an author on Claudia's recently read list. ;-)

A child is involved, though fortunately not in this scene!

Date Posted: 2/26/2008 4:17 PM ET
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Huh - I've never read a historical where condoms where used.  I'm interested to find out what this is.

Date Posted: 2/26/2008 7:40 PM ET
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The only historicals I recall using condoms were the Lover and Beyond Seduction and I don't think it's either of those.  BTW I hid my recently read list because I didn't want to give away my book in the historical guess the book thread.  Hmmm that means I should know it, yet I can't recall.  Need a tip please.



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Date Posted: 2/26/2008 7:44 PM ET
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Could it be Galen Foley's One Night of Sin?

Date Posted: 2/26/2008 7:58 PM ET
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I am going to LOVE this thread ---- I was hooting so loud my dogs came over to see what the hell is going on!

Date Posted: 2/26/2008 8:32 PM ET
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I've run into condoms a number of times, by various peculiar names. No, it's not Foley.

Here's another fun quote:

"My, " she said, and then fell into a long silence, interrupted only by the wind pushing against the windowpane.  "Have you always been so large?"

A bark of laughter had her lifting her gaze to his face.

"Not a question I've ever been asked before," he admitted. "I don't think I was this large as a boy, no."

"Is it practice that makes it large? Does it get larger the more you use it?"

 

More clues: set in Scotland, which is usual for this author.

Someone's life is in danger.

Date Posted: 2/26/2008 8:43 PM ET
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I'm going to pass out from laughing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date Posted: 2/26/2008 10:43 PM ET
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Well, nyah-nyah...  I know what it is.  But Willa won't let me play, so I'm just gonna sit on the sideline here and gloat:P  That is a funny sex scene - which there aren't enough of, IMO.  And it is a good book.  I have a keeper copy of it.

Date Posted: 2/26/2008 11:23 PM ET
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Kim, you wanna contribute another quote to the thread? I was trying to find one that would convey more information, but I'm really tired tonight.

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 12:49 AM ET
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wild guess here

Beyond Seduction by Emma Holly

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 1:15 AM ET
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Sorry, nope. Someone has to do that book, it seems like it gets guessed every time! :-)

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 6:27 AM ET
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I did it in my last one on the historicals thread.  I can do another quote, but I have a meeting this morning at my son's school, it'll have to wait until I get back from that - unless somebody guesses it first.



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Date Posted: 2/27/2008 7:19 AM ET
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I'm stumped.  Need more meaningful clues.  If I've read it, it escapes me. 

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 10:15 AM ET
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"Does it get larger the more you use it?"

They wish (or maybe we wish?)

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 10:27 AM ET
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hee hee..I 'm not into historicals but I love funny sex scenes! Guess that's why i like vicki Lewis Thompson so much!

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 10:44 AM ET
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I don't  know but it is funny.  I've read a number of historicals where condoms have been mentioned, as well as the a sponge and vinegar, which just sounds painful not to mention smelly (obviously, I'm not like Elaine on Seinfeld).

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 3:34 PM ET
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"not to mention smelly"

On another message board they were discussing the body odor problems in historicals, given that people did not bathe as often as we tend to today, so maybe the smell of vinegar wasn't consider bad by comaprison. 

 

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 3:37 PM ET
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Why do I feel the sudden need to go wash myself over and over again after reading that? 

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 3:43 PM ET
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One last try for a guess:

 

"But what's all these questions about friends?"

"I haven't any. I'm the Duke of Bechin. Shouldn't I have friends?"

She bent and before he could draw away, kissed him on the forehead. "Indeed you will. When you go away to school, perhaps."

"Why not here in Edinburgh?"

"I shall have to send out notices to all my business acquaintances, I see. Announce to all of them that the Duke of Brechin is accepting visitors, but only those around the age of seven." Y strode into the room.

Robert grinned. "Could you do that?"

X turned and smiled at Y.  He was so utterly handsome, her heart stilled at the sight of him.

"How have you been?"

"In the four hours since you've been gone? Fine."

He bent his head, but just before his lips met hers, he glanced to the side.

"Turn your head, Robert. I'm about to kiss your governess senseless."

"I'm a duke," Robert said. "I should learn about such things."

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 7:41 AM ET
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How about An Unlikely Governess by Karen Ranney?   Don't know any funny excerpts so you'll have to post again if I'm right.

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 8:23 AM ET
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I don't know that one, but it sounds good... definitely want to know what it is!

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 1:21 PM ET
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Claudia, you are right!

I've done too many lately - does someone else have a funny one in mind?

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 4:33 PM ET
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Oh what the hell, I found one:

 

"I'm not leaving you to face this alone," she told him. "You may be a real turd--but it's not like I agreed to work for you in the first place because I thought you'd suddenly turned into Gandhi. You've always been a man-ho--"

"I'm not a man-ho," he protested. "And I'm not alone. I've got Martell and--"

"Lillian?" she finished for him. "You guys make a real aesome Mod Squad. I mean, assuming Julie wore crotchless panties and carried a .44--with which she accidentally shot Pete."

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