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Subject: "But mommy all your books have shirtless guys on them"
Date Posted: 12/13/2008 8:09 PM ET
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So I temporarily misplaced Show No Mercy by Cindy Gerard.  I asked DD is she had seen a red book with a shirtless guy on the cover. She goes "but all your books have shirtless guys on the cover. How am I supposed to know which one you want".  The she goes "I want to see if he's hot".  Sigh she's only 11.  Maybe I ought to start using book covers.

Date Posted: 12/13/2008 8:33 PM ET
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That is funny.  My 2 year old recently told me that the man and woman on the cover were mamma and dadda.  It was a pretty racy cover from what I can remember. 

All I can say is...Dad wishes :-)

Date Posted: 12/13/2008 8:54 PM ET
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After getting all my books from Ellora's Cave - oh, yeah, I borrowed a book sock from my son telling him I'm going to sell the books after I read them and don't want them to get messed up. 

Date Posted: 12/13/2008 9:07 PM ET
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Yep.....know how that goes....my kids are 9,7, and 5. All of my "HOT" books get put in my room or on the upper part of my bookshelf. And if I happen to leave the room for a minute I always flip it cover side down.  At least when they get older....they'll be so embarressed by me reading it.....they won't touch them.....maybe...  :P

Date Posted: 12/13/2008 9:16 PM ET
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what's really bad i sthat sometime sthe book is nowhere near as hot as the cover suggests! also good it's not the 80's and all the bodice ripper..she's want to know why you were reading about big boobed naked women!

wish I had an 11 year old...that's a fun age I'd think.

Date Posted: 12/13/2008 9:31 PM ET
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My 15 year old son was at the computer waiting and waiting for something to download and picked up one of my Blazes and flipped through it because next thing I know he's upstairs asking me what I'm reading.  I asked why and he said "I looked at one of your books and it said something about  He thrust upward and she yelled Josh!"  LOL   I told him he should read a few so he wouldn't become a slouch when the time came.

Date Posted: 12/13/2008 9:51 PM ET
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Marcia that's hilarious. 

I was in Walmart with the 2 little girls I used to babysit. One was 5 at the time.  We took a quick perusal down the book aisle.  She shouts really loudly "eww theyr'e naked on the cover of that book".  I forget was book it was. Some historical. They weren't naked, all the important parts were covered by a sheet.  I wasn't even looking at that book.  It was just on the shelf. 

Date Posted: 12/13/2008 10:08 PM ET
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My son can't believe we have all the hot guys in the siggy lines.  He says "that's just wrong".  Of course when he sees the women that's okay.  He says I'm married and shouldn't be looking at that stuff!   I told him married not dead and that it's okay to look at the menu as long as I don't order anything.  LOL   He just shakes his head.

Date Posted: 12/13/2008 10:24 PM ET
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If any of you women are married and your husbands even knew about the pictures on your PM's............oolala mama!!!!

Date Posted: 12/13/2008 10:58 PM ET
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My husband calls my books "porn for chicks".  So he said if he looks at naked chicks on line I shouldn't complain. I guess I'm ok with it since he doesn't do it very often and he does't pay for anything. I told him he probably gets more action because those "porno" books.

 

Date Posted: 12/13/2008 11:42 PM ET
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Hmmm...I guess you could cut out a t-shirt from a post-it note, and "dress" the guys on your covers...

Of course, I've seen some covers you'd need an entire yellow post-it biohazard suit to cover up all the stuff that's showing!

Date Posted: 12/14/2008 12:39 AM ET
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Marcia...."I told him he should read a few so he wouldn't become a slouch when the time came.".....that just killed me. LMAO  Maybe my boys won't be embarressed when they get older and I'm reading how to books.  Next thing I'll know is my book will prolly be missing....LOL.

Dressing the men.....cut out little pasties maybe for the women...lol.

Okay...its time for bed now..........I love this site and this forum. FUN

Date Posted: 12/14/2008 9:22 AM ET
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My DH calls my books hysterical romance and my brother calls my SIL's books vampire porn. LOL

Date Posted: 12/14/2008 10:26 AM ET
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Oh, Ladies, you have given me a chuckle this morning. I don't think our men have ANY idea of the kinds of stuff we read---and that's okay. I swear by book covers. I have a seller on eBay that makes beautiful ones and I have bought several. I think the book cover thing is a hold over from Catholic school where ALL books had to be covered, or the wrath of the nuns would be upon you. LOL Now those great covers are covering a multitude of sins as it were, and I can read in peace and privacy wherever I am. ETA: Mary, those Cindy Gerard books are REALLY good. The third one is coming out at the end of this month. I'll be in line at Wally World (I hate shopping there, but they have good book prices) the day it comes out.

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Date Posted: 12/14/2008 11:14 AM ET
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I told him he probably gets more action because those "porno" books.

Exactly!  DH rolls his eyes at some of my "girly porn" books, but he certainly doesn't complain when he gets to reap the benefits.  ;-)

Date Posted: 12/14/2008 10:50 PM ET
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LOL!  This is too funny! :)  I read the historical romance and modern romance as well and my sister calls them "soft porn"!  LOL!  I like them just fine! :)



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Date Posted: 12/15/2008 12:37 PM ET
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Speaking of bookcovers - I just designed some new ones that I make out of vinyl wallpaper I get at the peddler's mall for $6 a roll.  I put posterboard between two layers of the vinyl, and then trim the outer edge with ribbons and some beadwork.  They involve some sewing, which I'm always a little bleh about, but they're so cute and they'll last a lot longer than the ones I made from cardstock.  I just hate the fabric ones, which is why I started experimenting with different types of paper & vinyl.  I can sew ribbon bookmarks into them too and decorate the ends with beads - which saves me tons on printer ink:P  I'll send some out with book orders after the 1st of the year.  Too busy right now to make a lot of them.  As far as the covers of my books are concerned, DH & sons think they're a hoot, and the boys think I'm some sort of debauched perv.  Of course they see the beefcake bookmarks, the ten tons of beefcake pics I store on my computer to use on the bookmarks & in my siggy too.  I'm sure I'm damaging them pschologically, but oh well:P

Date Posted: 12/15/2008 12:52 PM ET
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Wow, I'm curious to see one of these covers.  That seems like a lot of work, but I guess you enjoy making them.  Very creative.

I recently bought a candle at Yankee Candle that smells like man (Midsummer's Night).  I told my husband I wanted it for when I'm relaxing and reading one of my romance novels. 

Date Posted: 12/16/2008 8:41 PM ET
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My husband definatly gets more action because of the books that I read. I can tell the jump in my libido is directly related to what kind of book I read.