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john_amend_all: (zoebel)
... if you gave them half a chance.
146) Deeper - Megan Hart
Twenty years ago she had her whole life spread out before her.She was Isobel Watkins, a fresh-scrubbed, middle-class student ready to conquer the design world. And she was taken. Absolutely and completely. But not by Elizabeth, her well-groomed, intellectual girlfriend who had hinted more than once about a ring. No. During that summer she met Zoë Heriot, the moody, dark-haired, local bad girl. She was, to put it mildly, not someone she could take home to Daddy. Instead, Zoë became her dirty little secret — a fervent sexual accomplice who knew how to ignite an all-consuming obsession she had no idea she carried deep within her. Isobel had always wondered what happened to Zoë after that summer. And now, back at the beach house and taking a break from responsibility, from marriage, from life, she discovers her heartbreaking fate — and why she never came back for her. Suddenly Zoë's name is on her lips... her hands on her thighs... dark hair and eyes called back from the swirling gray of purgatory's depths.
(I also wonder if the generator's pick for romantic false lead was Liz Shaw or Elizabeth Bennet).
13th-Nov-2016 11:06 pm - OK, just one more.
john_amend_all: (shipping)
383) Hot on Her Tail - Saskia Walker
It wasn’t the knee-high black leather boots or the skintight leather hotpants that grabbed her attention, but the padlocked slave collar she was wearing around her neck.
As she stepped out of the stolen vehicle she’d been chasing, Officer Nyssa of Traken was thunderstruck by the alluring redhead in the provocative attire. Upon further investigation, it soon became clear that despite appearances, Tegan Jovanka was not some crazy car thief dressed like a bondage slave from a porn movie. She was, in fact, the victim in some underhanded maneuvering by her vindictive ex.
Now it was up to Nyssa to help her out of this mess. But the electric attraction that blazed between them soon culminated in a night of explosive passion that would change Nyssa’s life forever.

Right, who's been showing the generator this picture?

12th-Nov-2016 12:19 am
john_amend_all: (wiztardis)
I don't seem to be able to write anything of use at the moment. Which is a pity, because
466) THE QUEEN'S LADY by Shannon Drake
By trying to help the reckless, defiant Mary Queen of Scots take her rightful place on the throne, Lady Victoria Waterfield is at perilous odds with Jamie McCrimmon, a laird accomplished in both passion and affairs of state.
The more Victoria challenges his intentions, the less he can resist the desire igniting between them. But will Victoria's last daring gamble lead her to the ultimate betrayal - or a destiny greater than she could ever imagine?

sounds like it could have legs as a genuine Two-era historical.
Sarah and Harry seem to suit the generator quite well )

27th-Mar-2016 11:21 pm - It's back!
john_amend_all: (samnjamie)

Unconventional Courtship is back!

So I hope everyone who's able is going to sign up and compose some suitably cracky fic. Or pimp it on tumblr. Or make some suitable / unsuitable banners. Or just generate some amusing prompts...

31st-Jul-2015 06:49 pm - 15-word fic meme: The fic
john_amend_all: (shipping)

I did force myself to stay within the 15-word limit — which is tough, and sadly means those prompts demanding a deeper exploration will have to remain unexplored.

The fic )

While I'm here, I'll share a couple of Unconventional Courtship generator prompts that amused me:

Randomly generated nonsense )

18th-Feb-2015 11:39 pm - Curious
john_amend_all: (shipping)
This is a summary that isn't (yet) in the generator:
SOLDIER'S SECRET CHILD by Caridad Piñeiro
At eighteen, Macy Ward had turned to Fisher Yates for a night of comfort before he left for the military. Now he’s back in town and unaware that Macy’s troubled son is the result of that unforgettable night – until the boy mysteriously disappears…

What caught my eye about it? Well, Fisher-Yates is a well-known algorithm to shuffle a list. I use it in a lot of my random generators (though, as it happens, not the Unconventional Courtship generator). I wonder if it's a deliberate reference to the algorithm?

Oh, and while I'm here... Get your brain bleach ready )

john_amend_all: (shipping)

Since I know some of my flist enjoy zombie apocalypses, I was amused to see that there is such a thing as a Mills and Boon zombie apocalypse.

You can even read it online. Though given the only review ("this was a cheesy story.... can't she do better") you might decide your time was better spent elsewhere.

By now it's in the generator, of course.

I'll also share some of the prompts I got while testing. Romance! Drama! Dashing heroes! )

john_amend_all: (portal)

I was rather busy at the weekend and missed [community profile] snowflake_challenge days 10 and 11. I'll have to come back to them at some point. For now, though, number 12 is delightfully apposite.

Day 12

In your own space, talk about what you bring to fandom. It can be something tangible, or not. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

I think that my contributions can be mainly summed up in two links: fanfic and random prompt generators. OK, there's a bit more than that; I sometimes annoy people with nitpicky forum posts, or muck about with doll generators or image macros, but they're very much a minor element.

What makes this question so appropriate for today is that I've just uploaded quite a significant update to the Unconventional Courtship Random Generator. New features include:

From time to time, as I've transcribed romance novel summaries into the generator, I've come across ones which merited a brief comment. For example, there's Wedding Cake Wishes by Dana Corbit: Under the cut )


This entry was originally posted at http://john-amend-all.dreamwidth.org/96748.html. Feel free to comment there or here.

john_amend_all: (shipping)

From time to time, as I've transcribed romance novel summaries into the generator, I've come across ones which merited a brief comment. For example, there's Wedding Cake Wishes by Dana Corbit: Under the cut )

john_amend_all: (wiztardis)

Starting in a position of comparative sanity, number 89 is an excellent fit for Amy and Rory:

Guilty Secrets by Virginia Kantra )

And now I can divulge the reason I've been rereading the prompts list. It's because I've been experimenting with JavaScript again, and now it's time to strap the electrodes on, wait for a thunderstorm and watch the monster shamble down to the village.

{ Behold. }

Let me know if you've got suggestions for improvements (more fandoms, more prompts) or bugfixes (characters with the wrong gender, 'husband' where you'd expect 'wife', etc.)

Some sample output can be seen under the cut.

Here goes )
This entry was originally posted at http://john-amend-all.dreamwidth.org/88310.html. Feel free to comment there or here.
john_amend_all: (wiztardis)

Starting in a position of comparative sanity, number 89 is an excellent fit for Amy and Rory:

Guilty Secrets by Virginia Kantra )

And now I can divulge the reason I've been rereading the prompts list. It's because I've been experimenting with JavaScript again, and now it's time to strap the electrodes on, wait for a thunderstorm and watch the monster shamble down to the village.

{ Behold. }

Let me know if you've got suggestions for improvements (more fandoms, more prompts) or bugfixes (characters with the wrong gender, 'husband' where you'd expect 'wife', etc.)

Some sample output can be seen under the cut.

Here goes )

(One of the [community profile] unconventionalcourtship prompts, of course).

21)STORM OF SEDUCTION by Cindy Gerard

Tonya Griffin had been a lovestruck assistant when she had thrown herself at her boss. Twelve years later, Web Tyler was making the now-famous photographer a lucrative offer. Tonya had dreamed of this moment for years, but her revenge had soured: Web Tyler had forgotten their night together!

So... one's a photographer, one's an amnesiac, and I didn't spot such an obvious Zoë/Isobel prompt until now? Shocking.


This entry was originally posted at http://john-amend-all.dreamwidth.org/87822.html. Feel free to comment there or here.
john_amend_all: (zoebel)

(One of the [community profile] unconventionalcourtship prompts, of course).

21)STORM OF SEDUCTION by Cindy Gerard

Tonya Griffin had been a lovestruck assistant when she had thrown herself at her boss. Twelve years later, Web Tyler was making the now-famous photographer a lucrative offer. Tonya had dreamed of this moment for years, but her revenge had soured: Web Tyler had forgotten their night together!

So... one's a photographer, one's an amnesiac, and I didn't spot such an obvious Zoë/Isobel prompt until now? Shocking.

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