by Amy Wilkins, Assistant Manager of Digital Content & Social Media
If you follow me on Twitter (and if you don’t, I’m @amywilkins — at least until my wedding in 3 months) you will have seen my somewhat sneaky habit of tweeting “Overheard at @HarlequinBooks”. Like several others who work here (like Patty!), I love to share some of the funny and strange things we say around Romance HQ — anonymously, of course. There’s probably not that many offices that have such fun and bizarre conversations — all business-related — or hilarious out-of-context snippets of dialogue.
One of the most common sources of my Overheard at @HarlequinBooks tweets are Carina Press meetings. Talking about things like BDSM, menages, rejected bits of cover copy, etc. that may be NSFW (Not Safe for Work) at most places provides lots of good fodder. Plus I just happen to work with incredibly witty people.
So for fun today, I’ve gathered some of my Overheard tweets. Can you guess which ones came from a Carina meeting? (Hint: 4 were said by members of the Carina team, who will remain anonymous!)
“I’m actually reading a hard copy and it’s really annoying.”
“Oregon has a coast?”
“It was the lesser of two penises.”
“Yes, ‘huntsman’ sounds male because ‘man’ is in it. I’m on fire today.”
“It’s very accessible BDSM — I never thought I’d say that.”
“She’s lying in a pool of goat’s blood.”
“I know this will sound like an ‘Overheard at Harlequin’, but are we still doing that menage thing?”
“Haven’t you ever heard of the magic peen?”
And my most retweeted Overheard tweet: “This is a picture of my underpants.”