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7th-Nov-2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
I'm very impressed with the snazzy, searchable fan fic list! :-)
3rd-Feb-2014 12:57 pm (UTC)
TRying to find where to put this, but you know the cakefic generator? Are you still willing to put new people in it? Because if so, I've just watched some Avengers episodes, and I think Emma Peel and John Steed would be excellent additions to the madness. Incidents with cake would be positively normal for them.
3rd-Feb-2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
I obey.
4th-Feb-2014 10:28 am (UTC)
Thanks!
17th-Jul-2016 12:25 pm (UTC)
Hey, have some more summaries! (Tell me if you don't want any more.)

A CONVENIENT GENTLEMAN
by Victoria Aldridge

Caroline Morgan is determined to make a success out of her aunt's New Zealand business. But the bank won't lend the money Caro so desperately needs until she has a husband.

Caro discovers Leander Gray, the younger son of an aristocrat and the only eligible man in torn, collapsed in a local bar. He grudgingly agrees to a paper marriage - if he's paid a hefty fee. They marry, and Caro is left wondering what she's got herself into. But when the gambler turns gentleman her feelings begin to change...


THE RUNAWAY HEIRESS
by Anne O'Brien

Miss Frances Hanwell effects a daring night-time escape - in the Earl of Aldeborough's carriage! With scandal imminent, marriage seems the only course of action. But reluctance turns to respect when Hugh uncovers the brutal marks of her unhappy life, and suddenly he will do all in his power to protect her...


THE WIDOW'S BARGAIN
by Juliet Landon

When her Scottish home is invaded by a dangerous band of reivers, Lady Ebony Moffat's first thought is to keep her young son safe. She is prepared to strike a bargain with the men's leader - her body for her child's life. Sir Alex Somers is intrigued. He means no harm to the boy, but he can't help but be drawn to her offer...


17th-Jul-2016 05:23 pm (UTC)
Done! ("Ebony"???)

507) A Convenient Gentleman by Victoria Aldridge
Tom Bertram is determined to make a success out of his uncle's New Zealand business. But the bank won't lend the money Tom so desperately needs until he has a wife.
Tom discovers Lydia Bennet, the younger daughter of an aristocrat and the only eligible woman in town, collapsed in a local bar. She grudgingly agrees to a paper marriage - if she's paid a hefty fee. They marry, and Tom is left wondering what he's got himself into. But when the gambler turns lady his feelings begin to change...

Yep, that's Lydia all right.
508) The Runaway Heiress by Anne O'Brien
Miss Donna Noble effects a daring night-time escape - in the Countess of Aldeborough's carriage! With scandal imminent, marriage seems the only course of action. But reluctance turns to respect when River Song uncovers the brutal marks of her unhappy life, and suddenly she will do all in her power to protect her...

So how will River react when she finds those brutal marks on Donna's brain were Ten's fault?
509) The Widow's Bargain by Juliet Landon
When her Scottish home is invaded by a dangerous band of reivers, Lady Charlotte Lucas's first thought is to keep her young son safe. She is prepared to strike a bargain with the men's leader - her body for her child's life. Sir the Master is intrigued. He means no harm to the boy, but he can't help but be drawn to her offer...

Yes, I'm sure it's the reasonable course of action, Charlotte, but you'll end up with a CGI snake down your throat.

Edited at 2016-07-17 05:23 pm (UTC)
17th-Jul-2016 07:34 pm (UTC)
Ebony was obviously a popular choice in 14th C Scotland. (I think I stopped worrying about Scottish names when someone called their heroine Gwyneth.)

And, lol, thanks! I thought they were quite a fun bunch summaries, but you can never quite tell until they've been fed into the randomiser.

And, oh dear, Blackadder/Anne Elliott. captain Wentworth needs to get back to shore right now... ;-)
17th-Jul-2016 07:49 pm (UTC)
I think you said you'd been reading the books. Do they live up to the summaries? :-)
17th-Jul-2016 07:55 pm (UTC)
Well, some of them are just snaffled from the back (although, meanly, the newer ones don't have extra summaries). I've just been reading some of the Regency ones, and the occasional odd one where they drew them in Regency costume, but in fact, it was set in New Zealand in the 1860s.

They mostly don't live up to the summaries. Some of them are decent, though and have even heard of historical accuracy and things. I am just reading them for the comedy of manners, when mostly they are being romantic fantasies and I just have to snatch at the bits where we meet. But I can read them without getting a headache in two pages, so what can I do? I'm hoping if I read enough and reading gets easier and less stressful I can move onto things I actually want to read, but anyway...
17th-Jul-2016 09:27 pm (UTC)
Hope the reading gets easier for you (and that next week's weather isn't too oppressive for you; it's very muggy here atm).

I'm wondering what it must be like to be a clergyman in the world where all these stories are set.

"Just so I'm prepared, Miss Yvonne, are you inclined to fainting fits? Are there any questions you would like me to answer about the duties of the wife in marriage? And are you, in fact, the young lady the groom is expecting to marry?"

19th-Jul-2016 08:05 am (UTC)
If the vicars did that, it would spoil all the plots! ;-)
17th-Jul-2016 08:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I realised, there was actually one more summary:

THE MAJOR'S WIFE
by Lauri Robinson

Major Seth Parker knows his wife, and the woman standing before him isn't her. The manipulative vixen who tricked his hand in marriage could never possess such innocence - nor get his heart racing like this!

Millie St Clair has travelled halfway across the country to pull off one of the greatest deceptions ever. But with everything at stake it soon becomes clear that the hardest part might be walking away from the Major when it's all over.
17th-Jul-2016 09:19 pm (UTC)
Done!
515) The Major's Wife by Lauri Robinson
Major Kathryn Janeway knows her husband, and the man standing before her isn't him. The manipulative fox who tricked her hand in marriage could never possess such innocence - nor get her heart racing like this!
the Twelfth Doctor has travelled halfway across the country to pull off one of the greatest deceptions ever. But with everything at stake it soon becomes clear that the hardest part might be walking away from the Major when it's all over.
17th-Jul-2016 12:32 pm (UTC)
BEGUILED BY HER BETRAYER
by Louise Allen

Falling unconscious in the Egyptian sand at Cleo Valsac's feet is not part of Lord Quintus Bredon Deverall's plan. He's supposed to be whisking this young widow away from her father's dusty camp and back to England - to her aristocratic grandfather and a respectable husband.

Despite Cleo's strong-willed nature, she can't help but feel comforted by Quin's protective presence. But she has no idea of this wounded stranger's true identity... or of the passion that will begin to burn between them under the heat of the desert sun!


IN DEBT TO THE EARL
by Elizabeth Rolls

In his quest for revenge against a disreputable card sharp James, Earl of Cambourne, discovers the man's innocent daughter. While her surroundings are improverished, her dignity and refinement are unmistakable, and James faces an unsettling question - what will be her fate if he brings her father to justice?

Although yearning for love and comfort, Lucy resists the Earl's surprising offer of protection. That is until a price is made on her virginity, and James is the only man who can save her!


CHRISTMAS EVER AFTER
by Sarah Morgan

Jewellery designer Skylar loves living in London, but when a surprise proposal goes wrong, she finds herself fleeing home to remote Puffin Island.

Burned by a terrible divorce, TV historian Alec is dazzled by Sky's beauty and so cynical that he assumes that's a bad thing! Luckily she's on the verge of getting engaged to someone else, so she won't be a constant source of temptation... but this Christmas, can Alec and Sky realise that they are what each other was looking for all along?
17th-Jul-2016 05:30 pm (UTC)
510) Beguiled By Her Betrayer by Louise Allen
Falling unconscious in the Egyptian sand at Rory Williams's feet is not part of Lady Nancy Steele's plan. She's supposed to be whisking this young widower away from his father's dusty camp and back to England - to his aristocratic grandmother and a respectable wife.
Despite Rory's strong-willed nature, he can't help but feel comforted by Nancy's protective presence. But he has no idea of this wounded stranger's true identity... or of the passion that will begin to burn between them under the heat of the desert sun!

Well, Nancy always did have a thing for doctors. But she'll blab her secret identity in the first five minutes.
511) In Debt To The Earl by Elizabeth Rolls
In her quest for revenge against a disreputable card sharp Amy Pond, Countess of Cambourne, discovers the man's innocent daughter. While her surroundings are improverished, her dignity and refinement are unmistakable, and Amy faces an unsettling question - what will be her fate if she brings her father to justice?
Although yearning for love and comfort, Fanny Price resists the Countess's surprising offer of protection. That is until a price is made on her virginity, and Amy is the only woman who can save her!

What has Fanny's father got her into this time?
512) Christmas Ever After by Sarah Morgan
Jewellery designer Dalek Sec loves living in London, but when a surprise proposal goes wrong, he finds himself fleeing home to remote Puffin Island.
Burned by a terrible divorce, TV historian Vila Restal is dazzled by Sec's beauty and so cynical that he assumes that's a bad thing! Luckily he's on the verge of getting engaged to someone else, so he won't be a constant source of temptation... but this Christmas, can Vila and Sec realise that they are what each other was looking for all along?

Wasn't Puffin Island in one of the Enid Blyton 'Adventure' books? Those kids are going to be rather discombobulated to find Vila and a Dalek in a passionate clinch.

Edited at 2016-07-17 05:33 pm (UTC)
17th-Jul-2016 01:01 pm (UTC)
SECRETS AT THE ALTAR
by Sarah Mallory

When Gideon Albury lifts his new bride's veil he can't believe his eyes - this dark-haired dab of a girl isn't the blonde beauty he's been courting! Stunned, Gideon resolves to seek an annulment at the earliest opportunity, but to do so he must first make sure Dominique Rainault's virtue stays intact...

Blackmailed into marrying Gideon by her despicable cousin, Dominique is just as keen to keep her distance from her unsettling husband. But despite their good intentions the marital bed beckons - and a stolen kiss could prove to be their undoing!


THE CAPTAIN AND HIS INNOCENT
by Lucy Ashford

The war is over, Napoleon is in exile and Ellie Duchamp's world is changed forever. Now, embroiled in a web of espionage on the Kentish coast, Ellie finds herself at the mercy of a dangerous but intriguing stranger - ex-army captain Luke Danbury.

In a world ruled by danger and deception, it's hard to know who to trust. But, try as she might to remind herself that Luke is her enemy, innocent Ellie cannot help but respond to the craving she senses in the Captain's kiss!
17th-Jul-2016 05:32 pm (UTC)
513) Secrets At The Altar by Sarah Mallory
When Leela lifts her new bride's veil she can't believe her eyes - this dark-haired dab of a girl isn't the blonde beauty she's been courting! Stunned, Leela resolves to seek an annulment at the earliest opportunity, but to do so she must first make sure Zoë Heriot's virtue stays intact...
Blackmailed into marrying Leela by her despicable cousin, Zoë is just as keen to keep her distance from her unsettling wife. But despite their good intentions the marital bed beckons - and a stolen kiss could prove to be their undoing!

Let's face it, Zoë could be a better bet than Andred.
514) The Captain And His Innocent by Lucy Ashford
The war is over, Napoleon is in exile and Anne Elliot's world is changed forever. Now, embroiled in a web of espionage on the Kentish coast, Anne finds herself at the mercy of a dangerous but intriguing stranger - ex-army captain Edmund Blackadder.
In a world ruled by danger and deception, it's hard to know whom to trust. But, try as she might to remind herself that Edmund is her enemy, innocent Anne cannot help but respond to the craving she senses in the Captain's kiss!

Blackadder, Blackadder, he's found that he's in luck;
Blackadder, Blackadder, Anne's ready for a (*£^$£(+++ NO CARRIER
12th-Aug-2016 04:50 pm (UTC)
Have some more summaries!

FROM RUIN TO RICHES
Louise Allen

Ruined and on the run, Julia Prior is in desperate straits when she meets a gentleman with a shocking proposal. Certain he is close to death, William Hadfield, Lord Dereham, believes Julia to be the perfect woman to care for his beloved estate when he is gone - if she will first become his wife...

Marriage is Julia's salvation - as Lady Dereham she can finally escape her sins. Until three years later, when the husband she believes is dead returns as handsome and strong as ever and intent on claiming the wedding night they never had!


A MARRIAGE OF NOTORIETY - Michelle Gaston

The mysterious pianiste is the Masquerade Club's newest attraction, captivating guests with her haunting music. What is the true identity of the lady concealed beneath the mask?

Only Xavier Campion, the club's new proprietor, recognises Phillipa Westleigh - the lady with whom he once shared a dance. Concerned for her safety, Xavier escorts her home each night. But when their moonlit strolls are uncovered, the only protection Xavier can offer is marriage!


ONE NIGHT WITH A RAKE - Louise Allen

Beautiful widow Amanda Clare woke up in a strange bed, lying next to a tall, dark, very handsome stranger.!

Knocked out in a stagecoach accident, they'd been rescued and it had been assumed that they were married - reason enough to put them to bed in the same room!

Amanda had no idea who the man was - but, intriguingly, neither did he! The obviously wealthy gentleman had lost his memory, and was without two guineas in his pocket. Now Amanda felt obliged to take the gorgeous stranger under her wing - and continue the pretence that they were man and wife...



Edited at 2016-08-12 04:51 pm (UTC)
12th-Aug-2016 08:57 pm (UTC)
Done!
517) From Ruin To Riches by Louise Allen
Ruined and on the run, Zoë Heriot is in desperate straits when she meets a lady with a shocking proposal. Certain she is close to death, River Song, Lady Dereham, believes Zoë to be the perfect woman to care for her beloved estate when she is gone - if she will first become her wife...
Marriage is Zoë's salvation - as Lady Dereham she can finally escape her sins. Until three years later, when the wife she believes is dead returns as beautiful and strong as ever and intent on claiming the wedding night they never had!
518) A Marriage of Notoriety by Michelle Gaston
The mysterious pianiste is the Masquerade Club's newest attraction, captivating guests with her haunting music. What is the true identity of the lady concealed beneath the mask?
Only Amy Hardwood, the club's new proprietress, recognises the Mistress - the lady with whom she once shared a dance. Concerned for her safety, Amy escorts her home each night. But when their moonlit strolls are uncovered, the only protection Amy can offer is marriage!
... and shooting squirrels, of course. Can't be too careful about those bushy-tailed little beggars.
519) One Night With A Rake by Louise Allen
[Ace McShane / Julia Bertram]
Beautiful widow Ace McShane woke up in a strange bed, lying next to a curvaceous, dark, very beautiful stranger!
Knocked out in a stagecoach accident, they'd been rescued and it had been assumed that they were married - reason enough to put them to bed in the same room!
Ace had no idea who the woman was - but, intriguingly, neither did she! The obviously wealthy lady had lost her memory, and was without two guineas in her pocket. Now Ace felt obliged to take the gorgeous stranger under her wing - and continue the pretence that they were wife and wife...
And since that last prompt is so obviously for Eight, I told the generator to put him in it, and in due course got:
519) One Night With A Rake by Louise Allen
[Servalan / the Eighth Doctor]
Beautiful widow Servalan woke up in a strange bed, lying next to a tall, dark, very handsome stranger!
Knocked out in a stagecoach accident, they'd been rescued and it had been assumed that they were married - reason enough to put them to bed in the same room!
Servalan had no idea who the man was - but, intriguingly, neither did he! The obviously wealthy gentleman had lost his memory, and was without two guineas in his pocket. Now Servalan felt obliged to take the gorgeous stranger under her wing - and continue the pretence that they were husband and wife...
I think the first thing Eight needs to do is determine just how Servalan became a widow...
12th-Aug-2016 05:00 pm (UTC)
THE PENNILESS BRIDE by Nicola Cornick

Lord Selborne has to marry or forfeit his inheritance. But the only woman who captivates his interest is a chimney sweep's daughter selling kisses for good luck! Jemima Jewell is sorely tempted by his proposal, knowing it is the only way to escape her brutal father. But what will happen if her past is revealed...?


PORTRAIT OF A SCANDAL
Annie Burrows

Her heart and hope long since shattered, Amethyst Dalby is content with her life as an independent woman. With wealth of her own, and no one to answer to, she is free to live as she pleases.

Until a trip to Paris throws her into contact with the one man who still has a hold over her - the bitter but still devastatingly sensual Nathan Harcourt! Living as an artist, this high-born gentleman has been brought low by scandal - and he is determined to show Amethyst that life is much more fun if you walk on the dark side...


BLOOD MAGIC by Jennifer Lyon

Darcy McAlister knows nothing of demons or magic. But this beautiful young woman is about discover that she is a witch and the key to breaking the curse that has plagued witches and the men who hunt them. For if a Wing Slayer kills an innocent witch by mistake, the price is no less than a piece of his soul.

Axel Locke, gorgeous leader of the Wing Slayers, has sworn never to shed the blood of the earth witches who have resisted the temptation of demonic power. But when his sister is cursed by a demon witch, he discovers that Darcy McAlister may hold the cure - if she can master her new-found powers in time.


CRASH INTO ME - Jill Sorenson

Though he's gone into virtual seclusion, Ben Fortune is still the world's most famous surfer, known as much for his good looks as for his skill. He's also a suspect in a series of brutal murders that may have begun with his late wife.

Now FBI Agent Sonora "Sonny" Vasquez has been sent undercover to the elite beach community of La Jolla to make friends with Fortune. With her fierce beauty and take-no-prisoners attitude, she's more than equipped for the job, and soon she and Ben have collided in an affair that is both intense and irresistable. But for the first time in Sonny's career, her emotions are threatening to get the better of her. Could this passionate, wounded man, who is genuinely anguished over his troubled daughter, really be a killer? And could falling in love blind Sonny to the greatest danger of all?
12th-Aug-2016 09:01 pm (UTC)
520) The Penniless Bride by Nicola Cornick
Lady Bobbie Parkhurst has to marry or forfeit her inheritance. But the only woman who captivates her interest is a chimney sweep's daughter selling kisses for good luck! Kathryn Janeway is sorely tempted by her proposal, knowing it is the only way to escape her brutal father. But what will happen if her past is revealed...?

521) Portrait of a Scandal by Annie Burrows
His heart and hope long since shattered, Steven Taylor is content with his life as an independent man. With wealth of his own, and no one to answer to, he is free to live as he pleases.
Until a trip to Paris throws him into contact with the one woman who still has a hold over him - the bitter but still devastatingly sensual Isabella Thorpe! Living as an artist, this high-born lady has been brought low by scandal - and she is determined to show Steven that life is much more fun if you walk on the dark side...

Isabella's part is disturbingly close to canon there.
522) Blood Magic by Jennifer Lyon
Edmund Bertram knows nothing of demons or magic. But this handsome young man is about discover that he is a warlock and the key to breaking the curse that has plagued warlocks and the women who hunt them. For if a Wing Slayer kills an innocent warlock by mistake, the price is no less than a piece of her soul.
Emma Woodhouse, gorgeous leader of the Wing Slayers, has sworn never to shed the blood of the earth warlocks who have resisted the temptation of demonic power. But when her sister is cursed by a demon warlock, she discovers that Edmund Bertram may hold the cure - if he can master his new-found powers in time.

Of course Emma's going to be the one in charge. And be utterly sure that they wouldn't know what to do without her.
523) Crash Into Me by Jill Sorenson

Though he's gone into virtual seclusion, the Master is still the world's most famous surfer, known as much for his good looks as for his skill. He's also a suspect in a series of brutal murders that may have begun with his late husband.

Now FBI Agent Geordi LaForge has been sent undercover to the elite beach community of La Jolla to make friends with the Master. With his fierce beauty and take-no-prisoners attitude, he's more than equipped for the job, and soon he and the Master have collided in an affair that is both intense and irresistable. But for the first time in Geordi's career, his emotions are threatening to get the better of him. Could this passionate, wounded man, who is genuinely anguished over his troubled daughter, really be a killer? And could falling in love blind Geordi to the greatest danger of all?

Um, yes, Geordi. He could really be a killer.
12th-Aug-2016 05:11 pm (UTC)
ONE DANCE WITH A DUKE - Tessa Dare

A handsome and reclusive horse breeder, Spencer Dumarque, the fourth Duke of Morland, has a reputation as the dashing "Duke of Midnight". Each evening he selects one lady for a breathtaking midnight waltz. But none of the ladies of the ton catch his interest for long, until Lady Amelia d'Orsay tries her luck.

In an effort to get the Duke to forgive her brother's debts, Amelia claims the duke's dance. But she is playing a dangerous game with a notorious rake...


THE HUSBAND TRAP - Tracy Anne Warren

Violet Brantford has always longed for the passionate embrace of Adrian Winter, the wealthy Duke of Raeburn. Problem is, he's set to marry Violet's vivacious, more socially polished twin sister, Jeannette. But when Jeannette refuses to go through with the ceremony mere minutes before it is to begin, soft-spoken Violet finds herself walking down the aisle and taking vows in her sister's place in order to avoid a scandal.

But keeping up the pretence with a man as divine as the Duke will take all of Violet's skill. As for Adrian, his marriage of convenience has just got very interesting indeed...

Edited at 2016-08-12 05:13 pm (UTC)
12th-Aug-2016 09:06 pm (UTC)
524) One Dance With A Duke by Tessa Dare
A beautiful and reclusive horse breeder, Amy Pond, the fourth Duchess of Morland, has a reputation as the dashing "Duchess of Midnight". Each evening she selects one lady for a breathtaking midnight waltz. But none of the ladies of the ton catch her interest for long, until Lady Martha Jones tries her luck.
In an effort to get the Duchess to forgive her brother's debts, Martha claims the Duchess's dance. But she is playing a dangerous game with a notorious coquette...

525) The Husband Trap by Tracy Anne Warren
Edward Ferrars has always longed for the passionate embrace of Worf son of Mogh, the wealthy Duke of Raeburn. Problem is, he's set to marry Edward's vivacious, more socially polished twin brother, Flashheart. But when Flashheart refuses to go through with the ceremony mere minutes before it is to begin, soft-spoken Edward finds himself walking down the aisle and taking vows in his brother's place in order to avoid a scandal.
But keeping up the pretence with a man as divine as the Duke will take all of Edward's skill. As for Worf, his marriage of convenience has just got very interesting indeed...

This one tends to come up with very non-identical identical twins:
525) The Husband Trap by Tracy Anne Warren
Rory Williams has always longed for the passionate embrace of Jamie McCrimmon, the wealthy Duke of Raeburn. Problem is, he's set to marry Rory's vivacious, more socially polished twin sister, Victoria Waterfield. But when Victoria refuses to go through with the ceremony mere minutes before it is to begin, soft-spoken Rory finds himself walking down the aisle and taking vows in his sister's place in order to avoid a scandal.
But keeping up the pretence with a man as divine as the Duke will take all of Rory's skill. As for Jamie, his marriage of convenience has just got very interesting indeed...
13th-Aug-2016 08:15 am (UTC)
Hurrah, thanks! I can see Amy thoroughly enjoying that one. :-) Eight should definitely watch out for Servalan, too.

The inevitable results:

(Hmm, 518 doesn't work as well, does it? Still, it's moment may come...)

519) One Night With A Rake by Louise Allen
[Lucie Miller / Edmund Blackadder]
Beautiful widow Lucie Miller woke up in a strange bed, lying next to a tall, dark, very handsome stranger!
Knocked out in a stagecoach accident, they'd been rescued and it had been assumed that they were married - reason enough to put them to bed in the same room!
Lucie had no idea who the man was - but, intriguingly, neither did he! The obviously wealthy gentleman had lost his memory, and was without two guineas in his pocket. Now Lucie felt obliged to take the gorgeous stranger under her wing - and continue the pretence that they were husband and wife...


(Also one note here - the original summary has 'handsome' which you've translated to 'curvacious' for female, which... maybe beautiful would be better? I mean, a M&B summary writer might, but let's not if they don't, I'd think?)


520) The Penniless Bride by Nicola Cornick
Lady Irene Adler has to marry or forfeit her inheritance. But the only man who captivates her interest is a chimney sweep's son selling kisses for good luck! Silver is sorely tempted by her proposal, knowing it is the only way to escape his brutal mother. But what will happen if his past is revealed...?

Also, ouch:

520) The Penniless Bride by Nicola Cornick
Lady Gwen Cooper has to marry or forfeit her inheritance. But the only woman who captivates her interest is a chimney sweep's daughter selling kisses for good luck! Peri Brown is sorely tempted by her proposal, knowing it is the only way to escape her brutal father. But what will happen if her past is revealed...?


521) Portrait of a Scandal by Annie Burrows
Her heart and hope long since shattered, Charlotte Pollard is content with her life as an independent woman. With wealth of her own, and no one to answer to, she is free to live as she pleases.
Until a trip to Paris throws her into contact with the one man who still has a hold over her - the bitter but still devastatingly sensual Londo Mollari! Living as an artist, this high-born gentleman has been brought low by scandal - and he is determined to show Charley that life is much more fun if you walk on the dark side...

:lol:

522) Blood Magic by Jennifer Lyon
Vislor Turlough knows nothing of demons or magic. But this handsome young man is about discover that he is a warlock and the key to breaking the curse that has plagued warlocks and the women who hunt them. For if a Wing Slayer kills an innocent warlock by mistake, the price is no less than a piece of her soul.
Gwen Cooper, gorgeous leader of the Wing Slayers, has sworn never to shed the blood of the earth warlocks who have resisted the temptation of demonic power. But when her sister is cursed by a demon warlock, she discovers that Vislor Turlough may hold the cure - if he can master his new-found powers in time.

AU Magic Torchwood? In which case, never mind what Gwen's sworn, Turlough's going to wind up dead as a dead thing.

Edited at 2016-08-13 08:29 am (UTC)
13th-Aug-2016 09:09 am (UTC)
the original summary has 'handsome' which you've translated to 'curvacious' for female,

Not quite; 'handsome' does indeed map to 'beautiful' and vice versa. The 'curvaceous' comes from 'tall'.
13th-Aug-2016 11:37 am (UTC)
Ah, it wouldn't have occurred to me to gender translate tall at all. It'd make for some people on stilts on occasion I suppose, but so does the description as applied to men and no more incorrect than some of the blond(e)/red/raven-haired souls about in the summaries.
13th-Aug-2016 11:51 am (UTC)
Looking through the list of prompts, I haven't always made the substitution; usually it's happened where the 'tall' came as part of a variant of the tall-dark-and-handsome combination.
5th-Sep-2016 08:36 am (UTC)
Have some more summaries:

DEVILISH LORD, MYSTERIOUS MISS
by Anne Burrows

The brooding Lord Matthison has still to recover from the death seven years ago of Cora Montague, whose body was never found...

So when he encounters a fragile-looking woman, the image of his betrothed, Matthison is convinced Cora is still alive. But what should he do to claim her...?

(I've read this one and I should say that 'brooding' is not an apt description of Lord M. 'Totally emo' would be more accurate.)


THE MISTLETOE WAGER - Christine Merrill

Harry Pennyngton, Earl of Anneslea, is surprised when his estranged wife, Helena, arrives home for Christmas, especially as she is still intent on divorce! The festive house party is in full swing when the guests are snowed in, and Harry and Helena find they are together under the mistletoe. Maybe the magic of Christmas is just what these two need to reignite their love...


SILENT IN THE SANCTUARY - Deanna Raybourn

Christmas festivities at Bellmont Abbey are brought to an abrupt halt by a murder in the chapel. Blood dripping from her hands, Lady Julia Grey's cousin claims the ancient right of sanctuary.

Forced to resume her deliciously intriguing partnership with the enigmatic detective Nicholas Brisbane, Lady Julia is intent on proving her cousin's innocence. Still, the truth is rarely pure and never simple.
5th-Sep-2016 06:23 pm (UTC)
The dying-and-mysteriously-reappearing love interest is called Cora Montague? Does she, perchance, have a soufflé obsession and resemble Jenna Coleman?

526:

526) Devilish Lord, Mysterious Miss by Anne Burrows
The brooding Lady Tegan Jovanka has still to recover from the death seven years ago of the Fourth Doctor, whose body was never found...
So when she encounters a fragile-looking man, the image of her betrothed, Tegan is convinced Four is still alive. But what should she do to claim him...?

(Or, what happened if Tegan didn't actually see Four regenerate).

527:
527) The Mistletoe Wager by Christine Merrill
Jenna Stannis, Countess of Anneslea, is surprised when her estranged husband, Edmund Blackadder, arrives home for Christmas, especially as he is still intent on divorce! The festive house party is in full swing when the guests are snowed in, and Edmund and Jenna find they are together under the mistletoe. Maybe the magic of Christmas is just what these two need to reignite their love...

Blackadder's never got on too well with the magic of Christmas, has he?

528:

528) Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn
Christmas festivities at Bellmont Abbey are brought to an abrupt halt by a murder in the chapel. Blood dripping from her hands, Lady Martha Jones's cousin claims the ancient right of sanctuary.
Forced to resume her deliciously intriguing partnership with the enigmatic detective Rumplestiltskin, Lady Martha is intent on proving her cousin's innocence. Still, the truth is rarely pure and never simple.

What has Adeola been doing now? Given the original title, I've got a nasty suspicion it's Vashta Nerada.

528) Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn
Christmas festivities at Bellmont Abbey are brought to an abrupt halt by a murder in the chapel. Blood dripping from her hands, Lady Lyta Alexander's cousin claims the ancient right of sanctuary.
Forced to resume her deliciously intriguing partnership with the enigmatic detective Silver, Lady Lyta is intent on proving her cousin's innocence. Still, the truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Silver and Lyta in an intriguing partnership? Yes, I could see that. Probably caused by those untidy Vorlons leaving artefacts of Doom lying around all over the place.
5th-Sep-2016 08:11 pm (UTC)
Ha, thanks! Some fun results. :-)

And Cora was a redhead, I think, but for Lord M picture Ten losing Rose and you about have it. Mind, The Mistletoe Wager was much more incorrect, since the husband actually engineered his wife's visit and she wasn't called Helena, she was called Elise. (There was nobody called Helena in the book at all.)

5th-Sep-2016 08:52 pm (UTC)
The Elise / Helena confusion suggests the worrying thought that we take more trouble over these summaries than the people who originally wrote them :-)
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