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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Pulp Fiction Frodo: Too Hot to Sleep

Posted on 2006.03.13 at 12:23
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Inspired by the wonderfully trashy book cover aussiepeach made for mariole ("the Ripper")'s birthday (visit her LJ to check it out - bwahahaha!), I decided to make the "Pulp Fiction Frodo" manip I'd been planning to do for weeks. I'd been saving it for a rainy day. (O.K. so it's not raining, it's snowing.)

I work at a library, right here in "Minnesota-nice" Duluth. Imagine my surprise when, unloading a bin of returned items, I saw this book. Enchanted by the cover art, I checked it out and asked my husband to scan it at work. What a treasure! (I just love campy book jackets.)

Actually, I had had no idea our library stocked this sort of thing, or that Harelquin published anything higher-rated than PG. Am I behind the times! Flipping [unerringly] to the sex scene, I would call Too Hot to Handle solidly "R." That it was should have come as no surprise, considering the naughtiness of the cover (just love the way his hand is situated).

If you are wondering, the blurb on the back says the story relates the late-night visits to the heroine's home by the handsome local police officer. Apparently, in this woman's town the police are not terribly busy.

ETA: Links to the cover of the original:

Front cover

Back cover


Happy Birthday, Mariole:
Ripper Extraordinaire!

You made me do it....

~ Frodo Baggins feels the mercury (or something) rising in the Ripper's steamy new best-seller, Too Hot to Sleep....

ETA #2: I decided to add this manip to the Frodo Art Travesties album, even though the book cover from which this was made does not rank as Art.

~ Mechtild


mariole at 2006-03-13 19:23 (UTC) (Link)

I love it! Nipples! Draperies! BLAZING HOT ACTION!!!

Ah, Mechtild. I swoon over this. Thank you, thank you so very much!
mechtild at 2006-03-13 19:39 (UTC) (Link)
Aw, Mariole. *smooch*

Yeah, the action does look rather blazing hot. I still can't believe it's on our library's "Romance novel" spinner. Here's a link to the real book, if you are interested.

Front: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/mechtild/pics%20for%20posts/Harlequin1.jpg

Back: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/mechtild/pics%20for%20posts/Harlequin2.jpg

Cheers, birthday woman!
taerie at 2006-03-13 19:35 (UTC) (Link)
Well THIS brought me over here in a hot second to see the rest!
I LOVE romance novel covers. I have been known to buy them just for the covers and never read them. This is extremely entertaining Mechtild. It's mariole's birthday and we ALL get a prezzie. How hobbitish!
mechtild at 2006-03-13 19:41 (UTC) (Link)
Check out the real front and back covers if you like, Taerie. I put links in the comment to Mariole, just above. The back tells the synopsis. Sounds like a real gem. When I was a kid, there was nothing racy on TV, at the movies or in regular literature. I had to make do sneaking through the "True Romance" magazines that belonged to my friend's mother. "TRASH!" my own mother would say. I loved reading it, as you might guess.
golden_berry at 2006-03-13 19:59 (UTC) (Link)
ROTFLMAO! Oh Mechtild, that is WONDERFUL. Absofreakinlutely wonderful.
mechtild at 2006-03-13 23:04 (UTC) (Link)
Goldenberry, your "OMG" icon is a SCREAM. Thanks for stopping in to comment.
shirebound at 2006-03-13 20:33 (UTC) (Link)
That's what I call a birthday greeting!

mechtild at 2006-03-13 23:07 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. I want a greeting like that. *grin*

Officer Baggins can drop by and interrogate me any time.
bagendbabe at 2006-03-13 20:38 (UTC) (Link)
Oh yeah! MMMmmmmm Fro looks delicious, and I LOVE where his hand is resting, and its position!

And to be that woman, with him resting between my legs ....

Drooling and sighing .................
mechtild at 2006-03-13 23:09 (UTC) (Link)
Bagendbabe! Really, you shock me. Smack your little bottie!

(I love the hand, too. *smirk* Looking at it, even with the average looking man's head on it in the original, quite unnerved when checking it in at the library.)
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mechtild at 2006-03-13 23:10 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, Mews. I thought it came out rippingly. I actually cruised the "Romance" spinner rack at the library to see if there were any more with covers that salacious and funny but, alas, there were not. Boo hoo! A series might have been a lot of fun.
pearlette at 2006-03-13 21:04 (UTC) (Link)
That's ... just ...


Too much.

mechtild at 2006-03-13 23:17 (UTC) (Link)
Ha! It came out well, I agree, Pearl. *snortle*
ellinestel at 2006-03-13 21:16 (UTC) (Link)

:D :D :D
mechtild at 2006-03-13 23:18 (UTC) (Link)
Ellin, I have to tell you for the zillionth time how much I love that photo in your icon. Thanks for stopping by, too.
aussiepeach at 2006-03-14 11:52 (UTC) (Link)
Lawsey!! *kicks blonde bint out of the way*
mechtild at 2006-03-14 13:28 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, who is she, anyway, to have her hands on him, cosying her Intimate Parts up to his comely rear-end?

Actually, I think this cover is a stand-out (ha! - "stand-up, should I say?), even for its genre, in so strongly featuring the man. The woman's body is practically covered up by his. And his body is not even in profile, but facing the viewer, plainly revealing not only his physical contours (which is usual even in the profiles), but his response to being with her (the attitude of the hand). His face is by far the more prominent, too. Her face is nearly in complete shadow. It is the man's face, even in the original, that is being featured for the cover art's "reaction shot."

Although hot covers usually show the man's chest and arms, to show off his musculature,it's her face that is shown responding, usually looking rapturous. (Or they show them in profile, equally rapturous.)

Anyway, I am really pleased with the way this turned out. Again, thanks so much, Peachy, for posting your "Strumpette" cover (*choke*) for Mariole. If you hadn't I would not have been moved to open the necessary programs and go ahead and make this.
Estë   (or ST for short)
este_tangletoes at 2006-03-14 14:23 (UTC) (Link)
Drop dead gorgeous! and sexy too

*drops dead*

Thank you for killing me twice in one day :D

mechtild at 2006-03-14 14:54 (UTC) (Link)
My pleasure, Este. It did come out rather hot. Although I agree with Pearl (above):

You know what it is about Fro? Even when he's scorchingly, sizzlingly hot, he STILL has this air of unsullied innocence.

I just love it.

*cherishes hot and sweet Frodo*
maewyn_2 at 2006-03-14 15:16 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, well...!

Imagine if it was the woman's hand in that position!

As I said - yes, well...! I think I'll go now!
mechtild at 2006-03-14 15:37 (UTC) (Link)
Imagine if it was the woman's hand in that position!

Hmmmm. That is a pleasant thing to imagine. But not her hand, mine. *guffaw*

Actually, in terms of hotness, I think it's more inspiring to see his own hand there. He's not quite fondling himself, since his fingers are not actually formed around his Person (no doubt, even for the Blaze series, that would be *too* much for a Harlequin cover). The sense I also get from the hand position - combined with his squinch-eyebrowed I'm-definitely-feeling-something look - is that Pulp Fiction Frodo actually is trying to subdue his response, as if he were is acknowledging his rising excitement. The hand placement seems to hint at pressing it, as if trying to keep it contained. That secondary implication adds to the overall effect for me quite a lot. Frodo excited is always thrilling, but Frodo excited while trying to resist it is even more thrilling. (In my opinion.)
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