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18th-Dec-2016 08:51 pm
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At least, at the time of writing this.

- I have a fandom stocking: Here it is. Now I just have to hope I'll be able to write something for others' stockings; my muse seems to have been on strike since August.

- Checked the Battlefield novelisation the other day, to see if it gives Shou Yuing a family name (it does: Li). Seems that hadn't made it into any of the usual wikis before now, so I updated Tardis.wikia and TV Tropes. Perhaps I ought to retag all my Shou Yuing fics on AO3, since Ace's canonical tag contains her equally non-canonical surname.

Since the Doctor also translates her name as 'Little Cloud' (小雲, Xiǎo yún) I think that means shortening her name to 'Shou' is basically calling her 'Little'. Good thing she's not the one who reacts to that with a baseball bat.

Knowing her full name does make it easier to set her up in the UC generator.

285) Snowbound with the Notorious Rake by Sarah Mallory
One wicked Christmas night…
Trapped by a blizzard, the sight of notorious rogue Dame Ace McShane almost makes schoolteacher Li Shou Yuing turn back into the snow! When it becomes apparent she has nowhere else to go Shou Yuing accepts her offer of shelter, vowing to remain indifferent to her practised charm.
But as the temperature outside drops, she finds the wicked coquette's sizzling seduction impossible to resist. For one stolen night Shou Yuing abandons her principles — and her body! — to her expert ministrations. Christmas with the coquettish Ace promises to be a thoroughly improper yuletide celebration….
392) The Virgin's Proposal - Shirley Jump
How Could She Turn Down A Banana In Distress?
Successful rebel Ace McShane came to make peace with her past and her family. But she'd never thought that to appear 'respectable,' she'd become the pretend fiancée of a banana-wearing storeowner! Yet how could she refuse spunky Li Shou Yuing, the woman under the costume, when she kissed her so sweetly— and so thoroughly—in the spaghetti aisle of the supermarket?
Her blue-green gaze implored her to play the role of lover to show up her ex-fiancée. But remembering the kisses they shared were supposed to be pretend became more difficult, when all Ace wanted to do was to make love to the appealing Shou Yuing! Was the virgin's proposal turning into something…real?
538) Cider Brook by Carla Neggers
Unlikely partners bound by circumstance…or by fate?
Being rescued by a good-looking bad-girl firefighter isn't how Li Shou Yuing expected to start her stay in Knights Bridge, Massachusetts. Now she has everyone's attention — especially that of Ace McShane, her rescuer, who wants to know why she was camped out in an abandoned old New England cider mill.
Shou Yuing is a treasure hunter who has returned to Knights Bridge to solve a three-hundred-year-old mystery and salvage her good name. Ace remembers her well. She's the one who alerted her late mentor to her iffy past and got her fired. But just because she doesn't trust her doesn't mean she can resist her. Shou Yuing is daring, determined, seized by wanderlust — everything that strong, stoic Ace never knew she wanted. Until now…

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19th-Dec-2016 04:19 pm (UTC)
One can never be too careful in 2016...

I'm surprised DW fans hadn't already searched out Shou Yuing's surname.

Doesn't sound good for the Doctor in the last uc summary!
19th-Dec-2016 05:11 pm (UTC)
Target novelisations seem to have dropped off modern fandom's radar somewhat.

The wonders of pronoun substitution. In the original prompt, it was the 'Shou Yuing' character who got discredited and whose mentor died, but with both characters using the same pronouns it can work either way.
19th-Dec-2016 05:09 pm (UTC)
Haha, they are rather great, especially the last one, I think. And, hey, somebody needed to add those details to the TARDIS wiki! Wranglers will thank you. Or curse you if they need to change canonicals...
19th-Dec-2016 05:54 pm (UTC)
It feels rather like I'm pushing an agenda, but... retagged!

And yes, I've had a few notions about that third prompt. (Also, rechecking just now, realised I'd mucked up the prompt numbers by missing out no. 533; should be fixed now).

541) Her Client from Hell by Louisa George
His customer satisfaction guarantee…!
Adam Adamant has a new mantra in his life — failure is not an option! His good-for-nothing ex might have run off with all his money, but he’s determined to make his new catering business a success. So no distractions. Nothing. Nada. Zero. Which means his infuriatingly rude — and exasperatingly beautiful! — new client, filmmaker Georgina Jones, is definitely off the menu…
After all, while the customer might always be right, Georgie’s clearly every shade of wrong! So when her clothes end up on his bedroom floor why do they look so right? And the biggest question of all: is this a recipe for disaster — or the best mistake of his life…?
19th-Dec-2016 09:04 pm (UTC)
LOL, if the DW wranglers ask me about this, I'll claim I don't know you *stashes the hundred or so fics you've written for me away somewhere secret* ;-)

And, hey, why not? They'll either just syn it for simplicity's sake or change it, but it'll be 'right' on your fics.

Ha, that prompt is perfect! Would you like some more? I'm finding that the Regencies have lost their charms already, such as they were, but I picked up a couple more recently:

THE MARQUIS'S AWAKENING - Elizabeth Beacon

Tom Banburgh, Marquis of Montaigne, has sworn never to return to Dayspring Castle. But his beloved godmother has other ideas. She sends him back to his unhappy childhood home, only for Tom to find Polly Trethayne camped out under his roof!

From the first Polly unsettles Tom. A goddess in breeches, she awakens feelings he thought he'd locked deep inside. Can Polly storm the barricades Tom has erected and bring fresh vitality to his lonely world?



(It occurs to me as I type, that this one would also fit Adam/Georgie.)


HER CINDERELLA SEASON - Deb Marlowe

She's been taught that pleasure is sinful... Now Miss Lily Beecham is determined to find out for herself!

A chance meeting with a viscountess, and Lily is invited to the ball. Freed from dowdy gowns and worthy reading, Lily charms Society. Except for the cold, aloof - and wildly handsome - Mr Jack Alden.

Lily soon learns that Jack's cool demeanour is belied by the warmth of his kiss. But at the end of the Season she must return to bleak normality. Unless wicked Mr Alden can save her from a future of good behaviour.



AN UNEXPECTED PLEASURE - Candace Camp

London, 1879

Had Theo Moreland, the Marquess of Raine, killed her brother? American journalist Megan Mulcahey had to know. But to find out, she needed to infiltrate the marquess's household.

The new American governess intrigued Theo. Miss Mulcahey had come to Broughton House to teach his young siblings. Now the strangne pull of their immediate desire both troubled and excited him. But why was this delicious vision snooping around his mansion like a common thief?




Edited at 2016-12-19 09:05 pm (UTC)
19th-Dec-2016 10:28 pm (UTC)
Done!

543) The Marquis's Awakening by Elizabeth Beacon
Jenna Stannis, Marquise of Montaigne, has sworn never to return to Dayspring Castle. But her beloved godfather has other ideas. He sends her back to her unhappy childhood home, only for Jenna to find Tuvok camped out under her roof!
From the first Tuvok unsettles Jenna. A god in breeches, he awakens feelings she thought she'd locked deep inside. Can Tuvok storm the barricades Jenna has erected and bring fresh vitality to her lonely world?



544) Her Cinderella Season by Deb Marlowe
He's been taught that pleasure is sinful... Now Mr Zen is determined to find out for himself!
A chance meeting with a viscountess, and Zen is invited to the ball. Freed from dowdy gowns and worthy reading, Zen charms Society. Except for the cold, aloof - and wildly handsome - Mr Data.
Zen soon learns that Data's cool demeanour is belied by the warmth of his kiss. But at the end of the Season he must return to bleak normality. Unless wicked Mr Android can save him from a future of good behaviour.

(This one also works quite well for Five/Tegan:

544) Her Cinderella Season by Deb Marlowe
He's been taught that pleasure is sinful... Now Mr the Fifth Doctor is determined to find out for himself!
A chance meeting with a viscount, and Five is invited to the ball. Freed from dowdy gowns and worthy reading, Five charms Society. Except for the cold, aloof - and wildly beautiful - Miss Tegan Jovanka.
Five soon learns that Tegan's cool demeanour is belied by the warmth of her kiss. But at the end of the Season he must return to bleak normality. Unless wicked Miss Jovanka can save him from a future of good behaviour.
)


An Unexpected Pleasure by Candace Camp
London, 1879
Had Servalan, the Marchioness of Raine, killed his sister? American journalist Sherlock Holmes had to know. But to find out, he needed to infiltrate the marchioness's household.
The new American tutor intrigued Servalan. Mr Holmes had come to Broughton House to teach her young siblings. Now the strange pull of their immediate desire both troubled and excited her. But why was this delicious vision snooping around her mansion like a common thief?



Edited at 2016-12-19 10:29 pm (UTC)
20th-Dec-2016 09:16 am (UTC)
Ha, the Servalan/Sherlock one is priceless. As is probably Sherlock's dodgy accent. :-D
20th-Dec-2016 12:12 pm (UTC)
Canonically he's gone undercover as an Irish-American (in His Last Bow) so he'd probably get away with it.
20th-Dec-2016 11:29 am (UTC)
Louisa ... George?

Really?
20th-Dec-2016 12:07 pm (UTC)
Yes, really. Though I do like the idea of the two women in Adam's life collaborating on a romance novel and publishing it under a pseudonym.


145) The Siren- Tiffany Reisz
It's a woman's world, but she’s the one on top. Notorious Georgina Jones is famous for her delicious works of erotica, each one more popular with readers than the last. But her latest manuscript is different - more serious, more personal-and she’s sure it'll be her breakout book...if it ever sees the light of day. Louise holds Georgie's fate in her well-manicured hands. The demanding British editor agrees to handle the book on one condition: she wants complete control. Georgie must rewrite the entire novel to her exacting standards - in six weeks - or it's no deal.
Georgie's grueling writing sessions with Louise are draining...and shockingly arousing. And a dangerous former lover has her wondering which is more torturous-staying away from her...or returning to her bed? Georgie thought she knew everything about being pushed to your limits. But in a world where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple.
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