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message 1: by Jennefer (last edited Mar 12, 2010 10:35AM) (new)

Jennefer (jenneferpracticex3) | 444 comments Mod
Introduce yourself. Feel free to skip the questions below if you prefer :)

Birthday:
What did you have for dinner last night?:
What CD/radio station(type of music) is in your car right now?:
Favorite childhood memory (briefly):
When/where do you most like to read?:
First romance novel read (that you can remember):
Favorite romance couple:
Why did you decide to join this group?:


message 2: by Jennefer (new)

Jennefer (jenneferpracticex3) | 444 comments Mod
Hello! My name is Jennefer and I am a bodice ripper addict! LOL As much as I try to read more modern and more "trendy" (paranormal) romance novels I find myself drawn again and again to the old 70's and 80's epic romance novels! I can't get enough of them! I am married with no kids and thankfully I have a fair amount of time to dedicate to reading!

Birthday: 01/25/83 (I missed the bodice rippers in their heyday and am just now starting to discover them!)
What did you have for dinner last night?: Lasagna
What CD/radio station(type of music) is in your car right now?: I am listening to Immortal in Death on audio book in my car right now but the last music CD I listened to in my car was probably Nora Jones.
Favorite childhood memory (briefly): 6 flags!
When/where do you most like to read?: Anytime and everywhere! Most of my reading time is spent curled up on the couch in the living room with my hubby watching TV in the background.
First romance novel read (that you can remember):The Stranger I Married by Silvia Day
Favorite romance couple: At this point I think I am going to go with Eve and Roarke from the In Death series.
Why did you decide to join this group?: Because I am an addict! Help! :)


message 3: by Danielle The Book Huntress (last edited Mar 13, 2010 11:06PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) Hi, I'm Danielle. I just got invited by a member. I love bodice rippers (except Steve and Ginny, sorry to any fans). The first romance novel I read was Fires of Winter by Johanna Lindsey. It was most certainly a bodice ripper. Probably explains my addiction.
Favorite CD/Radio station: Mix cd with various/Alt nation or First Wave on Sirius/XM
What did I have for dinner last night: Tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, flaming hot Lays, applesauce.
Favorite childhood memory: any involving a good book.
Birthday: March, two weeks ago, I'm 37.
Favorite romance novel couple: Dain and Jessica from Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase.
Where do I like to read: My bed, when--whenever I can!
I joined because it's nice to be around other romance novel fans and people who don't look down on bodice rippers, or those of us who enjoy them.


message 4: by Taisa (new)

Taisa M (tyssaxx) Hello, Im Tyssa.
Birthday: 26/09/1992(I know, some of you will be like.."isnt she a bit too young ?" but hey, i read variety of books and this is the kind i enjoyed the most LOL..
What did you have for dinner last night?: Fish(ugh..)
What CD/radio station(type of music) is in your car right now?: slow love songs and some RnB
Favorite childhood memory (briefly): When i bloodied my older brothers nose..
When/where do you most like to read?: I read all the time anywhere everywhere
First romance novel read (that you can remember): I read too much to even think of one memorable one.
Why did you decide to join this group?: Simply because i L O V E it.


message 5: by Gigi (new)

Gigi | 31 comments Birthday: 9/30
What did you have for dinner last night?: Thai fried rice
What CD/radio station(type of music) is in your car right now?: Alternative Rock, Classic Rock and R&B. CD's: Phoenix and Franz Ferdinand
Favorite childhood memory (briefly): Watching my uncle play trumpet at a jazz fest
When/where do you most like to read?: Late at night before bed or during my commute to work
First romance novel read (that you can remember): One of those teen silhouette novels.
Favorite romance couple: Dash and Elizabeth (Elizabeth's wolf)
Why did you decide to join this group?: It sounds like fun besides, isn't the best part of a romance book when the bodice gets ripped off....well, for me it is...hee hee.


message 6: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 12, 2010 10:15PM) (new)

Hello, I'm Sharon.
I was born August 1989, so I'm relatively young.

What did you have for dinner last night?: Last night I had some Huddle House food. I think it was the two eggs breakfast.
I do not have a car so nothing, but I just bought A Fine Frenzy CD, love the calm music.
My favourite time to read is on Sunday afternoons on the couch. Nothing like a good lazy Sunday for reading
Darcy and Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice. I know that it is clique but I just love how they get together. You know that they will have some steamy arguments that will led to some making up time. lol!
I mostly joined this group to find some good romance novels. Lately, I feel like I can't seem to find ones with the right amount of sexual tension.Very sad, but one can never go wrong with bodice rippers. ^_^


message 7: by KimKirt (new)

KimKirt | 20 comments Hello! I'm Kim, and thanks for the invite Jennefer! Here is my confession, I became a romance novel addict by swiping my mom's books when I was a young teenager living at home and hiding them under my mattress. I had about 10 books under there when my mom eventually found out (she sat on my bed and felt lumps). Ha ha! I was hooked ever since. However, I did take a hiatus for a while after I got married and had a kid. I practically grew up on all Kathleen Woodiwiss' novels.

Birthday: Dec. 29th

What did you have for dinner last night?: A Tuna Melt

What CD/radio station(type of music) is in your car right now?: I listen to Country because that's the only station we get here, but I have Kid Rock, Van Halen and other classic rockers in my car (well, on CD).

Favorite childhood memory (briefly): Getting my first cat when I was 6 years old.

When/where do you most like to read?: At night after the guys are in bed and I have the house to myself. Snuggled on the couch in the living room.

First romance novel read (that you can remember): I think it was "The Flame and the Flower" by Kathleen Woodiwiss, for the longest time I wanted to name my kids "Heather" and "Brandon".

Favorite romance couple: See above.

Why did you decide to join this group?: Because Jennefer invited me and I like her!! ;-)


message 8: by Jennefer (new)

Jennefer (jenneferpracticex3) | 444 comments Mod
Welcome Danielle, Tyssa, Gigi, Sharon and Kim!!! I am so glad you are all here!!!!!


Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) I'm Pamela And I've been a fan of Bodice Rippers for close to 40 years. I am a young 48 yrs old, married for 23 years and one beautiful 9 yr old daughter
Birthday: tax day 4/15/61
What did you have for dinner last night?: went to chinese restaurant with buffet
What CD/radio station(type of music) is in your car right now?: usually oldies/classic rock
Favorite childhood memory (briefly): going to my grandma house :)
When/where do you most like to read?: all day at computer or my chair
First romance novel read (that you can remember): The Flame and The Flower was my first full length romance novel I read. Before that I'd read harlequins.
Favorite romance couple: would be easier to ask who I don't like :)
Why did you decide to join this group?: I love bodice rippers


message 10: by Marti (new)

Marti (marjay) WOW - WOW - Happy to be here!!

Birthday:10/7/58

What did you have for dinner last night?:I don't remember - maybe a turkey sandwich

What CD/radio station(type of music) is in your car right now?: Mozart's piano concerto. I listen to pop, rock, classic rock, country, classical and soundtracks. My iPod is my favorite toy except for the Keurig.

Favorite childhood memory (briefly): Reading in the big green ugly - but way comfortable chair next to the wood stove!

When/where do you most like to read?: Any where and any time

First romance novel read (that you can remember): Pamela and KimKurt - soul sisters - my first romances were The Flame and the Flower and then The Wolf and the Dove

Favorite romance couple: LOVE Eve and Roark! Same as you Jennefer

Why did you decide to join this group? Why not - Life is short!!!


message 11: by Terri (new)

Terri (brookfield) | 29 comments Hi I'm Terri love romance
Bday 8/14/60
like to read in bed, beach, pool
first romance the wildest heart, sweet savage love
fav couple, alaina, cole. ashes in the wind
joined the group I love any romance novels and not offended by anything sex included.
Radio station pop


message 12: by LibraryLass (new)

LibraryLass | 6 comments Hey gals, I'm Wendy and I love romance, but have fallen by the wayside of bodice rippers, so thought I would join the fun to get myself back in the genre.

Birthday: Valentine's day, 1965

What did you have for dinner last night?: Lovely fresh snapper fillet (yum!)

What CD/radio station(type of music) is in your car right now?: I have my MP3 player on mix playing thru my car stereo, but currently its Sugarland

Favorite childhood memory (briefly): Getting breakfast in bed while reading at my grandparents house

When/where do you most like to read?: Anywhere, but mostly in bed

First romance novel read (that you can remember): Can't remember exact title but it was something by Patricia Hagan

Favorite romance couple: Eve & Rourke with Cat & Bones coming in second

Why did you decide to join this group?: Thought it would make me read at least one bodice ripper a month. Thanks for the invite


message 13: by Nona (new)

Nona (goodreadscomnona) | 61 comments Hello all, I'm nona, mother of two girls and married to a wonderful husband who supports my reading addiction with good humor (it could be worse right?).

Birthday: 05/06/1984

What did you have for dinner last night?: Lemon Pepper Chicken breasts, yellow rice, steamed veggies.

What CD/radio station(type of music) is in your car right now?:right now? Kings of Leon cd or maybe the Funhouse by Pink. I like alternative, Rock, Folk, Country really anything.

Favorite childhood memory (briefly): riding my horse bareback through the countryside with no worries and no need to be home til dinner!

When/where do you most like to read?: every chance I get, at home, in the car, waiting at a Dr appt, I always have a good book with me it's why I carry a good size purse :)

First romance novel read (that you can remember): I was 13 and bought Devils Desire by Laurie McBain for a nickle at a flea Market after that I was hooked on romance. I stayed up all night and was late to school because I just had to finish it...mom never knew.

Favorite romance couple: Alex Trevenge and Alysia from Devils Desire, Alex by far is my favorite hero, truely flawed in all the right ways to make it look good! Also Erienne and Lord Christopher Saxtron from A Rose in Winter by K. Woodiwiss

Why did you decide to join this group?: I joined because what would life be without a good bodice ripping story every once in awhile...I got to have my monthly dose.


Thank you for the invite I look forward to many discussions on some great books.


message 14: by Karla (new)

Karla | 1668 comments Mod
Birthday: 6/13/1975
What did you have for dinner last night?: Chicken pot pie
What CD/radio station(type of music) is in your car right now?: Queen & Gary Puckett (did I just admit that?)
Favorite childhood memory (briefly): eating mud pies and Kool-Aid
When/where do you most like to read?: At home in the Lazy-Boy
First romance novel read (that you can remember): Skye O'Malley
Favorite romance couple: currently it's Alex Sinclair and Cameron from The Taming
Why did you decide to join this group?: Because I'm tired of being treated like a leper on other romance boards because I love the old bodice rippers.


message 15: by Jennefer (new)

Jennefer (jenneferpracticex3) | 444 comments Mod
Welcome Pamela, Marti, Terri, Wendy, Jeanine, Nona and Karla!!! Glad to have you here! Feel free to participate in any of the discussions here or start your own!


UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish Holy Moly, How did I miss this group!!!!!!!!


message 17: by Jennefer (new)

Jennefer (jenneferpracticex3) | 444 comments Mod
Good to see you Dhestiny! :) This is a brand new group so that is how you missed it! LOL Just got up and running on Friday! Take a look around and let me know what you think!


UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish Thanks, Jennefer! I guess I should have introduced myself.

Hello, My name is Dhestiny and I love Historical Romance novels. I hope to learn more about and become addicted to, bodice rippers, which sounds like it should be a genre all to itself. :)


message 19: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. | 54 comments I'm Carolyn, and. . .

Birthday: 10/13/1961 UGH!!!

What did you have for dinner last night?: Kentucky Fried Chicken (because it's not only good but good for you)

What CD/radio station(type of music) is in your car right now?: Usually the new stuff because I have a 12 year old daughter who has control over the radio. So, yes, I do know the words to Lady Gaga's and Black Eyed Peas songs.

Favorite childhood memory (briefly): Hanging out with the family.

When/where do you most like to read?: I read in my bed and I read when I get home from work and during my lunch.

First romance novel read (that you can remember): I think it was a Jude Devareux in the 1980s.

Favorite romance couple: Any in Julie Garwood's early novels.

Why did you decide to join this group?: Saw an invitation on another group.


message 20: by Maddie (new)

Maddie | 7 comments Hi! My name is Maddie birthday August 30. Last nite we had corn beef. I have Chris Isaak in my Disk Drive. My favorite genre is Historical Romance and the books of that category from the 70s, 80s and 90s are my favorites. I think my first was the the Wolf and the Dove by Woodiwiss. I much prefer the older books over the newer Historical Romance since I love Un-PC and get irritated when characters exhibit 21st Century behavior. I joined because I love Bodice Rippers and will not hide or apologize. My favorite couple is Lucy and Johnny from Cheyenne Caress by Georgina Gentry.


message 21: by Nona (new)

Nona (goodreadscomnona) | 61 comments sorry but this might be a stupid question....what does Un-PC mean?


message 22: by Pamela(AllHoney) (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) Nona wrote: "sorry but this might be a stupid question....what does Un-PC mean?"

Not politically correct :)


message 23: by Nona (new)

Nona (goodreadscomnona) | 61 comments ahhh, makes sense now, thank you very much.


message 24: by Terri (new)

Terri (brookfield) | 29 comments Has anyone in this group read so worthy my love by woodiwiss I was thinking of reading it again


message 25: by Karla (last edited Mar 16, 2010 03:40AM) (new)

Karla | 1668 comments Mod
Maddie wrote: "I much prefer the older books over the newer Historical Romance since I love Un-PC and get irritated when characters exhibit 21st Century behavior."

That's exactly why I like them better, too. Can be ugly and uncomfortable, but it's more historically accurate. The 19th c. newspapers I've read through doing various research has so much casual sexism/racism that you can only wonder what was expressed in private.


message 26: by KimKirt (new)

KimKirt | 20 comments Karla wrote: "Maddie wrote: "I much prefer the older books over the newer Historical Romance since I love Un-PC and get irritated when characters exhibit 21st Century behavior."

That's exactly why I like them b..."


I know, I read a review on this site (not this group) on Kathleen Woodiwiss' The Flame and the Flower and the reviewer gave it one star going on and on about how he 'raped' her and I kept thinking to myself that the reviewer lost the whole point of the storyline there and all. Sigh! I LOVE that book and the way it was written.


message 27: by Jennefer (new)

Jennefer (jenneferpracticex3) | 444 comments Mod
Welcome Carolyn and Maddie! Welcome to the fun!


message 28: by Julia (new)

Julia | 6 comments Hi I'm Julia.

Birthday: April 22, 1985
What did you have for dinner last night?: Cinnamon Raisin Toast
What CD/radio station(type of music) is in your car right now?: Pink Floyd
Favorite childhood memory (briefly): Going to the pizza place on half-days.
When/where do you most like to read?: Curled up in my chair
First romance novel read (that you can remember): His Bonnie Bride, possibly the worst romance ever! First one I liked was something by Candance Camp
Favorite romance couple: Isobel and Stephen from Knight of Pleasure (usually my favorite couple is from the latest book I've read).
Why did you decide to join this group?: I love to read romances but I need help picking ones to read.


message 29: by Angelique (new)

Angelique Anderson | 3 comments Hey guys, I'm new here obviously!

Birthday: March 12, 1989
What did you have for dinner last night?: taters and onions
What CD/radio station(type of music) is in your car right now?: eric church's cd Carolina
Favorite childhood memory (briefly): playing in the rain
When/where do you most like to read?: at night
First romance novel read (that you can remember): scribbler of dreams
Favorite romance couple: TOUGH ONE!!!! It's always changes, but right now it'd have to be Luke and Roxanne from Honest Illusions
Why did you decide to join this group?: To be with others who have the same interest!


message 30: by Karla (new)

Karla | 1668 comments Mod
KimKirt wrote: "I LOVE that book and the way it was written. "

I'll admit that when I read The Flame and the Flower, I was a bit "overwhelmed" by the hardcoreness of it and didn't much like it. However, since I've read other bodice rippers and have gotten into the mood of them, so to speak, I'm going to give F&tF a re-read. It was all a matter of mood, I think.


message 31: by Jennefer (new)

Jennefer (jenneferpracticex3) | 444 comments Mod
Hi Julia, glad to have you here! Hopefully you find some great rec's!

Hi Angelique! *Waves* Thanks for joining us! :)


 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) Okay, I don't get why it's cool for a hero to use and discard numerous women like toilet paper, but it's so much worse for him to forcefully seduce the heroine. A lot of the new heroes are complete manho Dukes of Sluts, even though they may not be 'rapists.' If the issue is misogyny, then they are both bad, right? I hope I don't get slammed for posting this.


 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) I hate that double standard. I'm not a fan of promiscuous heroines, but I don't like promiscuous heroes, either. So I'm equal opportunity.


message 34: by Noelle (new)

Noelle | 120 comments Hi I'm Noelle. I love a good bodice ripper! I only just discovered them a few months ago and I can't seem to get enough lol.
Birthday:9/20/68
For diner last night we had bbq steak,red potatos& asparagus. yum
The cd in my car is A Fine Frenzy(kinda folksie i guess?) But I love Metallica and Seether(Rock)
Best childhood memory:vacations with the family
Were do I like to read best:I will read anywere but I love to read outside while we are camping at the lake
First romance that I read: Linda Howard's Mr.Perfect
I joined this site because I love the old bodice rippers and I hope that I will find more titles here to read. :)


 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) I've never read Bertrice Small (well the naughty parts, yes). I tend to avoid the saga books. I like the books that start and end with one book when it comes to romance.

Noelle, I've been craving asparagus lately.


message 36: by Karla (new)

Karla | 1668 comments Mod
Danielle "The Book Huntress" wrote: "I like the books that start and end with one book when it comes to romance."

Considering my recent bad luck in accidentally getting "2nd book and later" of series, I'm fast coming to the same conclusion. :P


message 37: by Noelle (new)

Noelle | 120 comments Danielle, so was I and it was very good.lol
As far as Bertrice Small, I have only read her books "The Love Slave" and "The Border Lord's Bride". Both were stand alone books(someone let me know if I'm wrong)so you might want to try those. And yes she is very good with the naughty parts :)


message 38: by Karla (new)

Karla | 1668 comments Mod
Noelle wrote: "Danielle, so was I and it was very good.lol
As far as Bertrice Small, I have only read her books "The Love Slave" and "The Border Lord's Bride". Both were stand alone books(someone let me know if..."


I think Border Lord's Bride is part of a series.

Most of her early stuff is standalone, bar the Skye O'Malley stuff. Enchantress Mine, Beloved, Adora, Unconquered, A Moment in Time, The Spitfire... Blaze Wyndham has a "sequel" of sorts, but it'd be fine to just stick with the first one.


message 39: by Noelle (new)

Noelle | 120 comments Thanks Karla. I had to go and find "The Border Lord's Bride" just to see, and of course your right. lol Just opening the cover, it was listed there as #2 out of 3. So I guess I just made Danielle's point about getting a book and finding out it's a second out of a series. :)


 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) I hate when I get the second or later book in a series!


message 41: by Noelle (new)

Noelle | 120 comments I know. I just did that with Catherine Coulters "Devil's Embrace" and "Devil's Daughter". I read the second one first,and what's worse is that I had the first one in my TBR pile and didn't even know it. Both are really good BR by the way.


message 42: by Karla (new)

Karla | 1668 comments Mod
Noelle wrote: "I know. I just did that with Catherine Coulters "Devil's Embrace" and "Devil's Daughter". I read the second one first,and what's worse is that I had the first one in my TBR pile and didn't even kno..."

I did that with Marsha Canham's 3rd Robin Hood book. Didn't think it was a series because there was NOTHING on the book to indicate it was. I still enjoyed it, though, and didn't think there was something "missing." I'll catch up on the earlier ones sometime.


Wendy,  Lady Evelyn Quince (ladyevelynquince) | 240 comments Hello. What a great group!
My name is Wendy, I'm a Libra, born on 10-08-1977.
I actually made turkey, gravy, potatoes and stuffing last night! The huge nor'easter that hit a few days ago took out power and I had to cook the meat that defrosted in the freezer.
I have no CDS in my car, as I no longer have a car. It was smashed by a fallen transformer in the storm! If there were any CD's, it might be Depeche Mode or some romantic Latin American crooner (Marc Anthony, Ricardo Montaner).
Favorite childhood memory (briefly): When I was 16 I went to see The Lion King with my 4 younger siblings. We were poor and going to the movies was a huge luxury. I spent all that week's earnings from a summer job. We had to walk in the humid heat for three miles back and forth to the movie theater.
When/where do you most like to read?:On the bed or the couch when everybody else is asleep!
First Romance: Spell of the Mountains, Rosalie Henaghan;
First Historical Romance:Escape Not, My Love by Elaine Coffman
Favorite romance couple: Norah & Rory from Dana Ransom's Dakota Promises & Dakota Destiny.
Why did you decide to join this group?: I love old-school romance novels.


Wendy,  Lady Evelyn Quince (ladyevelynquince) | 240 comments Jeanine wrote: "I love Bodice Rippers and find that all these newer PC romance books just fall short and I also hate that when I say I love one of them I get attacked by other ladies who say they are trash. Finally a place where we can share the best!"


Jeanine, Hello! I agree. It's so sad some people so meanly deride the "oldies". To me, the older romances had more actual romance. Purple prose aside, I find them better written as well. I don't like the paranormal/vampire/menage/etc. books that abound today, but I don't knock people for liking them.


 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) People can be pretty judgmental about other's tastes.


message 46: by Jennefer (new)

Jennefer (jenneferpracticex3) | 444 comments Mod
Welcome Noelle and Wendy!!! :)

Wendy, Hopefully this group will help you take your mind off your troubles! What a mess these storms have caused!!! I am lucky enough to be in sunny Arizona and the most we have been getting is a bit of rain!


message 47: by Yz the Whyz (last edited Mar 18, 2010 09:03AM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 6 comments Birthday: 08/12/1970
What did you have for dinner last night?: vegetarian pizza
What CD/radio station(type of music) is in your car right now?: I'm musically illiterate, so I rarely listened to music. Currently listening to Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife for my daily commute.
Favorite childhood memory (briefly): hmm...nothing comes to mind at the moment
When/where do you most like to read?: in bed before sleeping for the night
First romance novel read (that you can remember): hmm..not exactly sure, I think it was a Mills&Boon, Janet Dailey's That Boston Man
Favorite romance couple: Changes all the time. At the moment, Eve and Roarke from JD Robb's In Death series
Why did you decide to join this group?: Well, Jennefer pm'd me, asking if she can announce her new group in the RRRC group, and of course, I have to check out another romance group. : )


message 48: by Jennefer (new)

Jennefer (jenneferpracticex3) | 444 comments Mod
Yay! Glad to have you here Yz!!! :)


message 49: by Tara (new)

Tara | 21 comments Hey all...I'm Tara

What did you have for dinner last night?: chicken raviloli
What CD/radio station(type of music) is in your car right now?: alternative or hits
Favorite childhood memory (briefly): summertime with my family at the cottage
When/where do you most like to read?: anywhere but mostly in bed
First romance novel read (that you can remember): The Bride by Julie Garwood
Favorite romance couple: hmmm...I like many, maybe Anthony and Roslyn from Tender Rebel
Why did you decide to join this group?: Love love love bodice-rippers!


message 50: by Wendy, Lady Evelyn Quince (last edited Mar 18, 2010 10:09AM) (new)

Wendy,  Lady Evelyn Quince (ladyevelynquince) | 240 comments Jennefer wrote: "Welcome Noelle and Wendy!!! :)

Thanks for the welcome Jennefer! Actually, the weather is very nice now, so there's a lot of yard work and gardening to get started. But there will always be time for a good book!


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