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Subject: Harlequin's crazy random title generator in today's economy
Date Posted: 9/3/2009 10:29 AM ET
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My husband and I are at home today and I was reading him some of today's current titles and he didn't believe me at first. So after I read a few and he realized these were some real titles. He said they needed to be tweeked for today's economy. So here is his random title generator:

The Security Guard's Secret Asian Honey

or The Trash Collectors Blow-up Lover...lmao. He says his first line would read, Quick does someone have a patch!! He says it would a medical drama. He is too funny.

What is yours?

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 10:48 AM ET
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The Produce Man's Prudish Playmate

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 11:18 AM ET
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A Home for Gordon Gekko - The story of a homeless man who used to work on Wall Street. (You gotta be old like me to remember the movie.)

Daddy and the Food Bank Worker - His wife left him with 8 children (reality TV rears its ugly head). He was laid off from his job at the auto plant. And then he sees her... stuffing boxes of mac 'n' cheese into reusable cloth shopping bags. Suddenly, nothing is wrong in his world.

Hey, the storyline has to be as timely as the title, right?

Colleen

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 11:40 AM ET
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Absolutely Colleen. :-)

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 12:49 PM ET
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The Trash Collector's Incredibly Reluctant Mistress

Bought by the Bank Teller

The High School Janitor's Inexperienced Love-Slave (ewwww! I grossed myself out!)

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 12:59 PM ET
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lol @ Willa yes I have to agree that last one was shall we say Beyond The Pale in my most proper really bad english lord accent. ;-)

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 2:25 PM ET
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POSSESSED BY THE REPOSSESSOR ( He took her car and her heart.)

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 2:30 PM ET
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LOL, Diane! That's perfect! Makes me think of The Damsel and the Debt Collector



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Date Posted: 9/3/2009 2:50 PM ET
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Awesome!

My husband contributes, The Night-Shift Security Guard's Blackmail Bargain.

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 3:25 PM ET
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Ok, ok.....now I can't stop..... how about these?

The Sheikh's Recycled Bride

Ruthlessly Bedded by the Discount Grocer

Captive in His Clunker

The Waiter's Blackmailed Bargain

At the Coupon King's Bidding

One Night with the Bailed Out Banker

The Mechanic's Thrift Store Love Child

The Plumber's Secret Love Child

The Convenience Store Cashier's Captive Wife

Bedded for Carfare

In Bed with Her Credit Counselor

The Pizza Delivery Man's Runaway Bride

Claimed by the Rogue House Painter



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Date Posted: 9/3/2009 3:53 PM ET
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"One Night with the Bailed Out Banker"  LMAO! This one is my favorite, Diane.

The Fuel-Efficient Lover

Hannah and the Handiest Man

Ursula and the Unemployed Upholsterer

Camping with Cameron

Recycled Romance for Rita (BTW, got a UBS near me called "Recycled Romance." Guess what they sell???)

Famished for the Fieldworker

Tempted at the Tea Party

In Love with a Layabout

Too Much Time on Her Hands

The Indispensible Secretary

The 99-cent Seduction

Enchanted by the Economist (is this even possible?)

Holding Hands over Hamburger Helper

 

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 5:44 PM ET
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I think it's so cool that you can tell which lines are read by which person. ;-) 

I can't decide which I love more, Captive in His Clunker or At the Coupon King's Bidding.

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 5:50 PM ET
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"I think it's so cool that you can tell which lines are read by which person." Willa, what are you talking about?

Colleen



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Date Posted: 9/3/2009 6:02 PM ET
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Oh my gosh! lol, those are too funny!  I have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard.

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 6:42 PM ET
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Are  you sure it's possible (even in jest) to have a Harlequin title without the word "Virgin" in it? And don't forget "Billionaire". I"m not sure that one is required. Maybe only strongly recommend.  ; > )

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 6:46 PM ET
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Jo, you forgot amnesia. And when times are tough, don't we all wish for a little of that?

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 7:09 PM ET
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The Naughty Nightschool Nymphette-newly single mother goes back to school to finish her education and has to "earn" her grade. 

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 7:39 PM ET
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ROFLMAO!!!  Please my side hurts!

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 8:04 PM ET
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Colleen, you can tell by the style of title people are writing which category lines are their favorites. Mine are obviously based on Harlequin Presents, for example.

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 8:46 PM ET
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LOL, Willa... By lines you mean the publisher's product lines. Of course! Me, forever overengineering the project, thought there might be some browser feature hidden to me since I'm still using IE6. I'm thinking lines of text.... duh.

Sign me,

The resident geek

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 10:16 PM ET
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The Mailman's Reluctant Virgin

The Mechanic's Mistress

Bought by the Bounty Hunter

 

Date Posted: 9/4/2009 7:58 AM ET
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The Daycare Providers Daily Delivery

Date Posted: 9/4/2009 9:26 AM ET
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Lol!  Thanks for the laughs, guys.  I don't read Presents, so I draw a blank on coming up with any of my own, but these were hilarious:P

Date Posted: 9/4/2009 1:59 PM ET
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Seduction at the All-Nite Laundramat

The Dollar Store Diva's Reluctant Masquerade

My Loan Officer, My Love

Tent City Romeo

Date Posted: 9/4/2009 2:04 PM ET
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LOL, Diane. "Tent City Romeo" That conjures up the worst scenarios in my mind. Eeewwww!

Colleen

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