things that make you go O.o

If you’ve been lurking around the place the past month, you’d probably be aware there’s been a lot of bitching about the crap flooding the shelves at ARe.

I only caught the tail end of the ranting due to my version of the megrims. 

Which was a bit of a bummer cos I we could’ve had some serious fun with it.

It seems, though, during a hunt for treasure within the deep dark cavities of PWP, I was aware enough to have taken these:

*snerk* Maybe we can have fun after all.  

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21 Responses to things that make you go O.o

  1. Tam says:

    Even I thought PWP had more creative titles than that. It's like you're too lazy to think up something cute and innuendo laden? Lazy arses.

  2. Kris says:

    Tam: There's a whole series of the 'Blow me…' stories. Makes you wonder what the plot's all about.

  3. Chris says:

    Yeah, from that whole mess I have a ton of potential Misadventures covers that I'll probably never bring myself to use…

  4. Kris says:

    Chris: Maybe you should start a Misadventures in titles series.

  5. nic b says:

    I think I saw one that was, “blow me father, for I have sinned”

  6. Kris says:

    Nic: Har. Har. So punny.

  7. Eyre says:

    For some reason, I did not feel any desire to purchase Erotic Lactation Stories.

    Nor did Hot Froth: Adventures of a Buttrista call to me. Of course, that second one sounds like a biography of Rick Santorum.

    It does look like some of the worst titles have been moved to the Erotica category instead of being listed under Gay. Maybe the folks at ARe have listened to complaints.

  8. Eyre says:

    I have to add that I also don't want to read the Fuckwulf books. Really.

  9. Tam says:

    They did listen Eyre. They divided them up by content and unless you as a publisher said which category your books should be in, they were simply removed from the shelves. You could go back in and categorize them but they had to be selected and they didn't give publishers much time to do so. I know TQ put all their books in Erotic Romance and then were going to go back and recategorize those that aren't erotic or are YA. To be honest I haven't gone back there shopping but I'm hoping that if I go to my usual section I won't get all the crud, amusing though it may be.

  10. orannia says:

    *covers eyes*

    Chris: Maybe you should start a Misadventures in titles series.

    I second that πŸ™‚

  11. Kris says:

    Eyre: You can be so conservative sometimes. πŸ˜›

    Good for ARe for at least attempting to do something. At least, readers will have better luck searching for decent stuff.


    Tam: “They divided them up by content and unless you as a publisher said which category your books should be in, they were simply removed from the shelves.”

    Wow. That is definitely listening to the complaints and taking a more-than-token approach to dealing with the issue. Good for them.

    BTW, how did you find out about all this?? Do you have an 'in' which you've been holding back on?

    Orannia: She's pretty stubborn so we may need more than just the two of us. ;P

  12. I want a dirty Misadventure!!!!!

  13. Kris says:

    Don't we all, Stephani, but most of us don't go around yelling about it. Show some dignity, ffs.

  14. angel flower says:

    At least they have done something about it now.

    Dirty Misadventures could be fun….oops, did I say that out loud?

  15. Kris says:

    *sigh* You're all such a bunch of perves.

  16. Janna says:

    I'm speechless!

  17. Kris says:

    Janna: Yup. They leave little to the imagination, don't they.

  18. K. Z. Snow says:

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  19. K. Z. Snow says:

    I love those titles. Srsly. I could make up even better ones, all day long, except . . . most publishers don't appreciate them — freakin' philistines.

  20. K. Z. Snow says:

    Damn. Sorry. Castanet got to the keyboard again. I think it's time to trim her fingernails while she's asleep under the desk.

  21. Kris says:

    Well, KZ, far be it for me to agree with Ms Castanet, but I'm with her on publisher's not seeing the benefit of describing the entire story in the title. Just think of the marketing potential!

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