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Saturday, September 15, 2007

ペーパーバック — My name in Japanese?

Terje Langeland, where the heck are you when I need you! In Japan, of course. If you see this, please email me so that we can catch up! And also, be aware that you can buy my books on Amazon.jp. No more excuses, Ter-hay!

著 — I belive this is is the Japanese character for "author." I'm not sure because my idiot friend Terje lives in Japan and isn't available at this moment to translate. He's Norwegian and 6-feet-7. Which means that everyone in Japan, from his wife to his boss to the toughest street thug, all look up to him. He's a true FOP, and I adore him, though I'm a bit pissed that he no longer works with me. He was a member of the Dream Team, the group of journalists I worked with that is the basis for the I-Team in my contemps. He was one of the amazing group that won the National Journalism Award with me.

Where is this leading? Well, I went hunting for foreign-language covers, and I found a few. Ben scanned in a few, as well.

So now we're going to play a game called "Guess that Novel." Anyone who gets them all right, gets an autographed cover flat (the English-language versions). Silly prize, I know, but, hey, this isn't freakin' Jeopardy. I hope those of you who lurk will join in, particularly those of you I know come to peek from Danmark, Deutschland and Sverige.


This one ought to be easy. Strange, though, because I don't remember writing a scene in which the heroine breastfeeds the hero...


This cover makes me laugh. I have a single copy of this translation. If you know German, it will be a cinch. If not, you might be guessing for a while. And, no, I never wrote a novel in which the heroine raids the closet of a Texas drag queen, either.



Here's a tough one. No art and a minimalist title. No clues from me.


Another tough one. How much of a cunning linguist are you? Hint: the cover art has nothing to do with the story. *EG*

And saving the, er, best for last...


Nice to see John DeSalvo's chest again, but that chick's hair scares me!

Good luck! And may my best fan win!

20 comments:

Libby Loo said...

I can't stop laughing at the breastfeeding and the Texas drag queen observations! It's always interesting to see foreign covers of our favorite books, sometimes they're absolutely gorgeous and other times they're just freaking hilarious. Which is, I suppose, pretty consistent with American covers, too.

XOXOXO

zinreads said...

I have my name in Japanese - of course, it's not on anything cool like a book cover. *g*

I will guess the titles tomorrow when my brain is not so tired.

I took Spanish for 7 years, latin for 4 and Portugese for 2 and my single claim to fame is not having to ask for translations in restuarants. *g* If push came to shove I could maybe eek out a sentence or two of spanish or portugese.

I have a friend who is fluent in 9 -- he says the first 4 are the hardest, after that they get much easier. *rolling my eyes*

Ann

Kristi said...

*snort* "i don't remember a scene where the heroine breastfeeds the hero".. OMFG.. LMFGBAO!!! Good Lord.. xoxox, K

Cheryle said...

Ok the covers are neat. I like seeing foreign interputations.


#2 is The pretty and the slave and your last one is For love or freedom, according to my wonderful German friend. So I am guessing they are surrender and Ride the Fire but that is just guessing.

Bo said...

1.Carnal Gift
2.Sweet Release

working on the rest *G*

Important hint: TWO of my books are represented TWICE by these covers. That means these five covers represent only THREE of my books.

Bo said...

3.Surrender?
4.Ride the Fire ( a total W.A.G.)
5.Also Sweet Release?

Aimee said...

Here is my go at them LOL
1. Carnal Gift
2. Sweet Release
3. Extreme Exposure
4. Extreme Exposure
5. Sweet Realease

Four was HARD and I'm still not positive LOL

Oooh! Aimee, you are SO close!!!! Only one wrong! Hint: No. 4 is Norwegian.

Bo said...

3.Extreme Exposure
4.Carnal Gift

And our winners are:

1. Bo — for getting them ALL right after three guesses and a phone call...

and

2. Aimee — for getting ALMOST all of them right in a single guess without consulting the author.

WOOHOO!!!!

So, the answers are:

1. Carnal Gift ("The Irish Offering," French)
2. Sweet Release ("The Beauty and the Slave," German)
3. Extreme Exposure ("To the Limit," Spanish)
4. Carnal Gift ("Dangerous Liaison" Norwegian)
5. Sweet Release ("For the Love, for the Freedom," German)

Thanks for playing, everyone!

Aimee said...

wOOt! I get to win?

4 was waaaay to hard, I just got the literal translation and I have to admit I would not have gotten Carnal Gift out of Dangerous Liasons LOL!

Aimee said...

BTW, that was a blast!

Bo said...

Neither would I,Aims,but I am a cheating FOP and was being snaeky! *G*

Aimee said...

I could have called her too, but I didn't think of it in time LMAO

Debbie H said...

Sorry I missed out on this one. The book covers looked...interesting! I was too enthralled with our favorite highlander, Duncan and the new Highlander: The Source movie on SciFi.

Sue Z said...

What a fun contest! I am sorry that I missed it, but I did not have a clue anyway!

BTW - Let me be the first to offer to breast feed one of your sexy heros. (drooling)

Sheila said...

Konichiwa PC! I love the japanese writing of your name. I can't remember mine. I have it somewhere. I love d the foriegn covers for the books! I would never have guessed any of them! Congrats Aimee and Bo! Lucky ducks! I hope Ben is feeling better and you are having a good Monday!

Ronlyn said...

LMAO that Carnal Gift "The Irish Offering" was the breastfeeding cover.
Ok, I've got mommy brain, but that's just too dang funny! LOL

JennJ said...

ROFLMBO! Oh man that was hilarious love the breastfeeding and Texas drag queen comments hahahahaha. I think it's interesting to see how the foreign book covers look compared to the ones here in the states. I have only ever seen a couple that I thought were better than the US versions. Thanks for sharing that was hilarious.

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