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Post by Julianne Douglas » Fri July 24th, 2009, 2:33 am

So someone got to my blog today by searching "julianne douglas playboy." Bet he was disappointed! And no, that's not me, if there is such a person in such a magazine. :)
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Post by zsigandr » Fri July 24th, 2009, 4:32 pm

OMG! These are hilarious. I can only imagine how disappointed people are when they don't get to the correct site. Julianne, I am sure that you have disappointed the gentleman looking for the playboy pics! ;)

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Post by Julianne Douglas » Fri July 24th, 2009, 9:44 pm

When I picked my pen name, I googled and only found a real estate agent in MN or somewhere who shared it. Looks like I might have missed someone...
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Post by Ariadne » Tue September 22nd, 2009, 5:49 pm

Someone found my blog today by googling "sarah johnson blog unitards." I don't think they found what they were looking for.

Then there was another one today, "novel red-haired english woman becomes concubine." What novel could that be?

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Post by Miss Moppet » Tue September 22nd, 2009, 11:46 pm

[quote=""Ariadne""]

Then there was another one today, "novel red-haired english woman becomes concubine." What novel could that be?[/quote]

Sounds like one of those harem novels. Do any of those have a red-haired heroine?

The Edward one is priceless.

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Post by Margaret » Wed September 23rd, 2009, 12:40 am

I'm going to be so careful going forward with my search phrases because now I know somewhere, someone is laughing at me! And maybe even posting my phrase on a talkboard somewhere. By the way - none of these phrases on this thread are mine!
If the hit comes from Google search, it shows what the search phrase was. It never tells who the actual visitor was, only the location and part of the ISP. So make all the silly queries you want--your identity is safe!
But we'll always wonder now ... mwah ha ha! :D
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Post by Carla » Wed September 23rd, 2009, 11:44 am

[QUOTE=Miss Moppet;40885]Sounds like one of those harem novels. Do any of those have a red-haired heroine?
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I remember at least one in a relative's collection in the 70s. It had the usual sort of cover with gold swirly writing, a sheikh (possibly with a camel?) in the background, and an improbably curvaceous heroine with red (sorry: flame-coloured) hair flying in all directions and scanty drapery falling off. I read it, and as I remember the cover gave a pretty accurate idea of the content. The flame-haired heroine was called Catherine and she was kidnapped by an evil French baron who sold her to a harem. Cannot remember any other details.
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Post by EC2 » Wed September 23rd, 2009, 1:57 pm

I would hazard a guess that the 'red-haired' English woman might be the heroine of the novel Crossed Bones by Jane Johnson. In the USA it's called The Tenth Gift I think.
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed September 23rd, 2009, 2:02 pm

[quote=""Ariadne""]Someone found my blog today by googling "sarah johnson blog unitards." I don't think they found what they were looking for.

Then there was another one today, "novel red-haired english woman becomes concubine." What novel could that be?[/quote]

The Red-Haired English Concubine?

The Red-Haired English Concubine in Unitards?
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Post by Ariadne » Wed September 23rd, 2009, 5:00 pm

Now I'm wondering if I ever mentioned unitards on my blog. I really don't think so.

EC2, you're probably right about Crossed Bones. I haven't read it, but I remember the heroine on the cover (in both UK and US editions I believe) had red hair. Too bad there's no way to get in touch with random google searchers and suggest book titles!

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