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Subject: Oh Those Titles!
Date Posted: 5/29/2010 4:39 PM ET
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I know there must be an older thread re titles but I don't know how far back to go - but I couldn't resist starting a new one. I'm cataloguing my books at LibraryThing, when I entered a Peggy Moreland title it came up as part of a series I didn't know existed - one of the titles in that series is:

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780373388301-Cowboy+CootchieCoo+Texas+Love+Stories

I mean - reallllly...................cootchie coo? (and I love Tina Leonard, too). I don't have this one, though.

Gail

Date Posted: 5/29/2010 5:01 PM ET
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OMG.  Lol, and of course I immediately thought they were using coochie as a euphemism for the vajayjay:P



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Date Posted: 5/29/2010 6:59 PM ET
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I look at the series romances at Kroger every week.  honestly, some of them sound like a joke.  "The sheik's secret baby millionaire" or something like that.  no, thanks, I'll pass.

Date Posted: 5/29/2010 7:08 PM ET
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"The Ruthless Magnate's Virgin Mistress" By Lynne Graham
 



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Date Posted: 5/29/2010 7:13 PM ET
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of course I immediately thought they were using coochie as a euphemism for the vajayjay:P

That's what I thought! So it doesn't mean that? After all, the story seem to be about a baby explotion! LOL!

Date Posted: 5/29/2010 7:16 PM ET
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The sad thing is that the titles turn people off & away when the stories can be SO good. And often enough they really don't reflect the story very much.  I just catalogued a book I read some years back - Raina Lynn's SIM A MARRIAGE TO FIGHT FOR. The title truly ties in with the plot and makes total sense.

The magnate's virgin mistress so doesn't. I feel bad for the authors - I can't believe they choose to title their stories that way.

Gail 

 

Date Posted: 5/29/2010 10:52 PM ET
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A few years back, I was at BORDERS and there were two 50-ish year old women loading up on romance books.  Seriously, they were buyng quite a few.  Lo and behold they came upon the category section and begin to hoot and holler about how awful the titles of the Harlequins were.  Needless to say they quickly moved away from those books and continued their shopping. 



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Date Posted: 5/30/2010 12:02 AM ET
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I look at the series romances at Kroger every week.  honestly, some of them sound like a joke.  "The sheik's secret baby millionaire" or something like that.  no, thanks, I'll pass.

I seriously can't stand the titles of some Harlequins.  These titles are in no way romantic and it's an insult to their readers (over and above the poor editing many of these books receive).   For the most part, this title idiocy takes place in the Harlequin Presents line.   When I buy Harlequins (and I do), I buy almost exclusively from the Blaze, Nocturne of Historical lines  - and the titles in those lines usually aren't that bad - usually.

Personally, I think that they fired the creative person who used to come up with the titles at Harlequin and hired someone who has nooooo imagination or idea of what romance is.



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