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Lay Pipe, Boink, Sexercize: Sex Euphemisms That Make Us Cringe

BY Shawna Rice, OCTOBER 09, 2012 | PERMALINK

“Yo, Pep, I don't think they're gonna play this on the radio
And why not? Everybody has sex
I mean, everybody should be makin' love
Come on, how many guys you know make love?”
-“Let’s Talk About Sex,” Salt ‘N Pepa

Back in 1991, hip-hop trio Salt ‘N Pepa topped the charts with their ode to talking about doing the deed. Whether you call it having sex or making love, as they discussed in their song, there are many other euphemisms that can be used. And, let’s be honest, most of them are not sexy. Luckily most authors stick to the tried ‘n true and reference the act as straight-up sex, making love or the infamous four-letter-word used as a verb. We’ve compiled a list of euphemisms that are more likely to earn a side eye than a roll in the hay when whispered in the heat of the moment, and we’ve swapped them into passages just to highlight their ridiculousness. Follow along as we get busy, and let’s hope to never read these words coming out of anyone’s lips:


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On The Shelves Tuesday 10/9/2012

BY , OCTOBER 09, 2012 | PERMALINK

Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.

Historical Romance

THE BIRTHDAY SCANDAL

"Readers will enjoy every minute of the shenanigans at the duke’s estate, and the three ensuing love stories, in this enchanting Regency."


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Paranormal Playground: Werewolf in Denver

BY Shawna Rice, OCTOBER 08, 2012 | PERMALINK
All the world’s a playground for paranormals, and we’re shedding some light on the settings that the otherworldly call home. At first glance, Denver seems like your normal, everyday American city. But there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes in Denver. In fact, this month this city will be hosting WERECON2012.  

With us today is blogger/werewolf/activist and Colorado native Kate Stillman from Vicki Lewis Thompson’s Werewolf in Denver. She’s designed a pre-conference event that attendees of WERECON2012 are sure to enjoy — or if you’re just visiting Denver on your own, she’s highlighted some landmarks that will scare up some hauntingly good times. Care to find out where the werewolves get their howl on in the Mile-High City? Read on as we turn this blog post over to Kate and she reveals all the jumping paranormal hotspots:

THE RIGHT TO HOWL: The Official Blog of H.O.W.L.* founder Kate Stillman


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Forewords: The Books Before The Buzz

BY , OCTOBER 08, 2012 | PERMALINK

With our column, Forewords, we let readers know the latest book news about some of the web team's most-anticipated upcoming releases across the genres — just as the projects are announced!

NEW SERIES ALERT

Contemporary Romance - If you want to get Hot in the Kitchen then you should definitely be on the lookout for Kate Meader's upcoming title. The first book in the author’s Chefs of Chicago series will introduce a cynical celebrity chef as he embarks on an unexpected, and quite public, relationship with the daughter of his cooking show competition. Hot in the Kitchen is set to be released Spring 2013.


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Caught On The Cover: October 2012

BY , OCTOBER 08, 2012 | PERMALINK

This month several of our favorite celebrities were "caught on cover", their likenesses spotted on some October new releases. Check out who we found:

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Pop a pink ladies jacket on the female cover model of Karen Whiddon’s The Wolf Princess, and she could actually be Stockard Channing. And is it possible that the scene is being lit by Grease lightning? We’d like to think so!

     

 


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Weekly Web Wrap Up 10/5/2012

BY , OCTOBER 05, 2012 | PERMALINK

Did you spend your whole week Falling for the Cowboy?

Here's what you missed on the RT site:

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE: Wendy the Super Librarian shares her favorite trope. Marriages of Convenience >>

SERIES ROMANCE: These three authors don't just write for Harlequin. They're Also Good Friends >>

YOUNG ADULT: YA reads that deliver compelling tales of mystery! Young Sleuths You'll Love >>


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Cover Chat: One Sweet Ride By Jaci Burton

BY Dawn Crowne, OCTOBER 05, 2012 | PERMALINK

Take one sports star, one independent heroine, add a whole lot of passion and stir. This seems to be the winning recipe for Jaci Burton’s Play-by-Play series. So far the author has shown readers the inside of football locker rooms, hockey penalty boxes and across baseball fields. But for her next outing, One Sweet Ride, she is gearing up and putting us in the fast lane!

The upcoming release will feature mogul Gray Preston and his car racing empire. Gray is handsome, wealthy, talented and has just about everything a man can wish for — except for a good relationship with his dad. Wanting nothing to do with his senator father’s national campaign, Gray generally steers clear of politics. But when Evelyn Hill, one of the senator’s aides, shows up at his racetrack in order to get Gray’s cooperation, the hero just might be willing to play politics if it means getting to spend more time with Evelyn.

For Evelyn’s part she knows — absolutely beyond a shadow of a doubt — that a relationship with her boss’s son is not a good idea. But one look at Gray has her best intentions flying out the window along with her common sense.


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Tweethearts: Tweets We Loved This Week

BY , OCTOBER 05, 2012 | PERMALINK

The Internet is full of hilarious gems and memorable words of wisdom from the masses. Authors, readers and publishers on Twitter are no exception and continuously put smiles on the faces of Twitter users daily in 140 characters or less. We've started compiling out favorite Tweets. Here are some of the standouts of the week:


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Young Adult Mystery Must Reads

BY , OCTOBER 04, 2012 | PERMALINK

Earlier we posted some of our favorite recently released Young Adult tales that deal with compelling modern day issues. But, this fall readers will also find some great YA reads that deliver compelling, and sometimes creepy, tales of mystery. Today we round out five new must-reads and RT’s editors’ suggestions for YA favorites to fill-out your TBR pile.

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MODERN MYSTERY READS

 

The story: Based on the riveting Amanda Knox case, Betrayal by Gregg Olsen presents the tragic murder of a British student studying in the small town of Port Gamble. Twins Hayley and Taylor Ryan tackle the mystery and attempt to flush out the killer from all the many suspects. But the deeper they dig, the more secrets they uncover — secrets that involve not only the murder, but their town and even their own family.


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Spoiled: Leanna Renee Hieber On Her Upcoming Fantasy Series

BY , OCTOBER 04, 2012 | PERMALINK

Spoiled shares a look at the books you can't wait to read, long before they hit stores. Today author Leanna Renee Hieber gives RT readers a peek inside her just-announced series from Tor. Discover what inspired this historically set "Gaslamp Fantasy" series and when readers can expect to get their hands on the first Eterna Files story!

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You have just signed a 3 book deal for a new series with the working title the Eterna Files. These new books are being called "Gaslamp Fantasy." For those unfamiliar with the term, what exactly is this subgenre all about?


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