UC generator update 
10th-Jul-2017 11:35 pm
john_amend_all: (gia)

I've done a minor update to the Unconventional Courtship generator, to allow you to select fandoms individually. There's now a tickbox beside each fandom — if you click on the fandom name it will select only that fandom, as before, but if you click on the tickboxes you can toggle which fandoms are included. So if (for example) you just want the characters from B5 and B7 with no intervention from Miss Austen, that should now be possible.

Let me know if you find any problems — it's quite possible I've introduced some heinous error. The encoding method I've used also means the generator will be limited to 31 fandoms maximum, though we're nowhere near that limit yet.

450) THE ULTIMATE RISK by Natalie Anderson
When PA Bill Potts sees tycoon Heather again after ten years, a chance to prove that she’s not the innocent she used to be makes her pulse race. But she doesn’t expect Heather to want her for the long term...
When everybody is watching…
An impromptu appearance on a morning talk show to promote her new book turned Dr Lucy Steele’s quiet life upside down. And now the brainy beauty had become a media-savvy serial killer’s next target. Even worse, the infuriatingly handsome – and very off limits – anchorman Silver was the only one she could turn to for protection. Though a string of suspicious accidents proved Lucy was in terrible danger, forging an intensely passionate relationships with Silver seemed more frightening than being found by the madman who wanted her dead. But would Lucy’s fleeting minutes of harrowing fame lead to a permanent future together with Silver… or lead her straight to the killer?
145) The Siren- Tiffany Reisz
It's a woman's world, but she’s the one on top. Notorious River Song 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. Sapphire holds River's fate in her well-manicured hands. The demanding British editor agrees to handle the book on one condition: she wants complete control. River must rewrite the entire novel to her exacting standards - in six weeks - or it's no deal.
River's grueling writing sessions with Sapphire 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? River thought she knew everything about being pushed to your limits. But in a world where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple.

I can just picture River writing a manuscript that risked causing temporal breaches, and Sapphire being sent to try and defuse it.

165) Where You Least Expect It by Tori Carrington
Whatever was going to happen, Romanadvoratrelundar had decided to stay and ride it out. The truth was, she was tired of running. Tired of packing up her suitcase and hitting the road to nowhere. Tired of being alone, keeping people at arm's length and waiting for the shadow following on her heels to catch up with her and destroy her. Maybe that was the reason she'd stayed in Old Orchard. Perhaps subconsciously she'd known that this was where her running would end.
So, she would stop running. And that included from the mysterious and unique Harry Sullivan… and whatever bonds were developing between them. But would their love be strong enough to survive the truth?
489) Under Her Clothes by Louisa Edwards
When Vislor Turlough dresses like a woman to prove he can succeed in the female-dominated world of professional cooking, he never expects to fall for the beautiful chef who will decide his fate. They agree that nothing that happens after hours will affect Turlough's chances in the competition and begin a secret affair.
It’s been years since Susan Ivanova felt a sexual attraction toward a woman. She thought she’d put that stage of her life behind her when she focused everything on her career.
But something about Vislor Turlough makes her want to break all her own rules…

11th-Jul-2017 11:49 pm (UTC)
romanajo123: (Default)
That generator is fun. I got this:

359) Special Ops Rendezvous - Karen Anders
As The Adair Legacy continues, a beautiful P.I. and a damaged warrior race to prevent an assassination
She can't remember what they did to her while she'd been held captive. But the blackouts and memory loss Leela suffers since returning home scare the decorated soldier more than combat. Most of all, she fears placing those she cares about in danger… especially Bill Potts.
Despite the risks, the gorgeous investigator is determined to help Leela remember the terrible secrets locked inside her head. Bill is convinced she's the key to a terrifying conspiracy. Working closely together, Bill hopes that Leela makes progress with uncovering the past, and that the walls around her long-guarded heart fall down….

12th-Jul-2017 09:43 pm (UTC)
john_amend_all: (crichtardis)
And now it only remains for you to write the fic...
13th-Jul-2017 12:53 pm (UTC)
romanajo123: (Default)
Hehe well I signed up for the unconventionalcourtship event (deadline is near the end of August) and still needed a bit of a scenario. :)
12th-Jul-2017 08:53 pm (UTC)
lost_spook: (blake's 7)
Oh, that's a useful option! As you say, sometimes Miss Austen does get in the way a bit. Being able to pick and choose the fandoms is v good.

And 31, eh? Are you planning to add any more?
12th-Jul-2017 09:58 pm (UTC)
john_amend_all: (shipping)
I have thoughts about Hitchhiker's — Marvin would be most amusingly unimpressed with being either romantic lead.

Incidentally, do you remember sending me the summary for 'The Husband Trap' by Tracy Anne Warren last August? I happened to discover today that:
i) It's the first book of a trilogy.
ii) The summary of the last book ('The Wedding Trap') had been added to the generator some time before then.
iii) But the middle one ('The Wife Trap') wasn't in there. So I looked it up, and to my amusement found that its male lead is called Darragh O'Brien. One can't help imagining him as the comedian with a very similar name...
13th-Jul-2017 09:20 am (UTC)
lost_spook: (Northanger reading)
Oh, Hitch-hiker's would be cool! (Think of all the RD/HH matches, too.) I was also wondering about Buffy/AtS, because my custom-made version seems to work well. Even if I'm not in the fandom, it's always a handy one for crossovers.

I was too tired yesterday to read the summaries, but I do like your River/Sapphire one; it is, as you say, entertainingly plausible.

Oh! That reminds me; I picked up a couple more Regencies and they include one by Tracy Anne Warren, which seems quite fun, if it's not already in there:


To escape an arranged marriage, spirited Lily Bainbridge has staged her own death and - disguised as a boy - fled to London and a life of freedom.

Yet her plans to masquerade as an independent widow are thwarted by an encounter with Ethan Andarton, the powerful and dangerously attractive Marquis of Vessey who wants to make her his mistress. But Lily is afraid that if she gives the Marquis her innocence, he'll also steal her heart.
13th-Jul-2017 09:47 pm (UTC)
john_amend_all: (shipping)
H2G2 is now in there, as is your new prompt.

562) The Accidental Mistress by Tracy Anne Warren
To escape an arranged marriage, spirited Marvin the Paranoid Android has staged his own death and — disguised as a girl — fled to London and a life of freedom.
Yet his plans to masquerade as an independent widower are thwarted by an encounter with Holly, the powerful and dangerously attractive Marquise of Vessey who wants to make him her lover. But Marvin is afraid that if he gives the Marquise his innocence, she'll also steal his heart.

I haven't done BtVS yet, though I think there's a list I can adapt in the cake!fic generator. That just leaves the minor issue that the fandoms list is in danger of getting longer than my screen :-)
14th-Jul-2017 09:26 am (UTC)
lost_spook: (Default)

And you're so right about Marvin:

Marvin the Paranoid Android, the first man elected president, knew his term wouldn’t be easy. Then, months into his office, his husband tragically died in a plane crash - and he began receiving bone-chilling phone calls... Now, suddenly, Zaphod Beeblebrox has returned. And when the threats on his life began, like an executive bodyguard, Zaphod performed feats of superhuman skill to protect him. And as the danger escalated around them, it seemed less daunting than facing the feelings provoked by the tender touch of the stranger with his husband's face...
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