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Post by Miss Moppet » Fri September 25th, 2009, 2:13 pm

[quote=""Carla""]
Miss Moppet;40885 wrote: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.
Interesting! I would suggest this was one of Juliette Benzoni's as her heroine Catherine ends up in a harem - but - she was golden-haired (and violet-eyed) not flame-haired, and I think she infiltrated the harem rather than getting sold into it. But if it was a Benzoni then I think it would be Catherine and a Time to Love.

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Post by Carla » Fri September 25th, 2009, 3:15 pm

[quote=""Miss Moppet""]
Carla;40918 wrote:
Interesting! I would suggest this was one of Juliette Benzoni's as her heroine Catherine ends up in a harem - but - she was golden-haired (and violet-eyed) not flame-haired, and I think she infiltrated the harem rather than getting sold into it. But if it was a Benzoni then I think it would be Catherine and a Time to Love.
Thanks for the suggestion! I went and looked it up (that long-ago novel has been bugging me, trying to remember what it was called!), but it wasn't that. The one I am thinking of was set some time around the nineteenth century, I think, and it was a one-off, not a series.
Edit: this isn't it, but it had this sort of cover: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/m/con ... cstasy.htm
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Post by annis » Fri September 25th, 2009, 6:36 pm

Your harem story sounds rather like Julia Fitzgerald's "Royal Slave" - it has a red-haired heroine called Cassia, and was published in the 1970s
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"Royal Slave is the story of Cassia O'claire a red headed Penthouse Pet of the 18th century who is the object of lust for several men...as is usual in novels of this type, she only has love for one, vincent Sauvage, the very man to sell her into sexual slavery in the far east...the book is well researched and poor Cassia is never spared from the lust of the older men who want her. The Grand turk of Algiers, Hamid is old enough to be her grandfather, yet he beds her and tries in vain to impregnate her. She is then rescued by the very man who sold her and rejoins him in the end...the writing is not as sexually explicit as "Savage Sands" which ironically was published the same year, 1978, and the artwork on the cover is not as well drawn, but...the 2 novels are very similar in nature down to the artwork on the paperback which shows Cassia with Vincent and then the back shows the old Hamid, exactly like "Savage Sands." Still, love novels of the Harem genre are few and far between, and this is a good read...recommended."

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Post by Carla » Fri September 25th, 2009, 7:09 pm

It might well have been Royal Slave - thanks, Annis! The other title mentioned in the review, Savage Sands, also sounds familiar. Maybe it was that one, or maybe I've mixed up several books.
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Post by annis » Fri September 25th, 2009, 7:32 pm

I went through a lurid historical romance phase at one stage :)

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Post by Carla » Fri September 25th, 2009, 10:12 pm

So did I, courtesy of said relative :-) All that soft porn exerts a strange sort of fascination at age 11.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue September 29th, 2009, 12:06 am

This showed up for my site yesterday:
Lady with no legs has baby ripleys

Ooookkkkaaaayyyy!

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Post by michellemoran » Tue September 29th, 2009, 4:09 pm

What the heck?! Search phrases really make me wonder...

I got "lying bastard archaeologists" yesterday. Someone has a grudge!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue September 29th, 2009, 6:24 pm

Woah! Yikes Michelle, that's wow!

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Post by Leo62 » Tue September 29th, 2009, 6:25 pm

LOL these are a hoot! I wonder who the lying bastard archaologists are...we need to know :D

On the subject of red hair, being a possessor of the auburn pigment myself, I once naively did a google search for something like "women with red hair" (I was looking for a site that had makeup and stuff for redheads). Needless to say, the result was about a gazillion pages of, er, specialised porn sites. :eek:
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