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Rock Star, Barman, Millionaire or Bodyguard? Take the A Girl Walks Into a Bar Quiz

With the release of the A Girl Walks Into a Bar eBook just around the corner (15 July) the Little, Brown Book Group, whose imprint, Sphere, is publishing the book in the UK, have shared a taste of what to expect with a quiz.

The erotica series is written by Paige Nick, Sarah Lotz and Helen Moffett, under the name Helena S Paige and will be out in hard copy on 15 November.

Start off by deciding whether or not adventure is your middle name and let the quiz lead you to one of four men: a rock star, barman, millionaire or bodyguard. Click on your choice to read a steamy excerpt from the book:

You’ve chosen the Rockstar
‘The rules to doing a body shot are simple,’ he says, leaning towards you, and there’s that knowing grin again. You’re so close you could almost kiss him. ‘I hold the orange in my mouth and you can put the salt wherever you want on my body, right? Then you lick the salt off me, down the shot and bite the orange out of my mouth. Wanna do one?’

You’ve chosen the Barman
You decide to take the plunge: ‘Xavier, would you like me to change all of that?’

Your words hang in the air between you, and you add, ‘If you’ve never had sex before, at least I could show you where to start.’

You’ve chosen the Businessman
Wow. You stand in the double-volume entrance hall, attempting to take in what you’re seeing. Miles’s house is a masterpiece of understated luxury – it looks like it’s about to be photographed for Minimalist Design Weekly. The white walls showcase an eclectic mix of art. There are beautiful classic pieces, mixed in with the kind of modern art you’ve always suspected a two-year-old could do, even though you’re sure each one of these is worth the GDP of a small country.

You’ve chosen the Bodyguard
‘Okay if I have my car back now?’ he rumbles with a grin.

You make a show of being deeply reluctant, but the truth is, as much as you loved handling the beast, you’re looking forward to sitting back and watching those muscles work their magic through the gears again.

 

Recent comments:

  • <a href="http://mayafowler.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Maya</a>
    Maya
    July 2nd, 2013 @16:07 #
     
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    Look, when the marketing is a riot, then you know you're onto a good thing! I had to do the quiz three times, by the way, to not end up with the barman.

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    July 2nd, 2013 @17:26 #
     
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    You know you're a Luddite when you can't even manage a quiz like this, so thanks for the links, Jonathan Ball! But Maya -- what's wrong with our barman? He really is cute.

    (True confessions: I blushed reading these extracts.)

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  • <a href="http://richarddenooy.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Richard de Nooy</a>
    Richard de Nooy
    July 2nd, 2013 @17:51 #
     
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    I got the barman, too. But perhaps that means I am the barman...

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  • <a href="http://www.moxyland.com" rel="nofollow">Lauren Beukes</a>
    Lauren Beukes
    July 2nd, 2013 @21:39 #
     
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    I obviously have a thing for bartenders too...

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  • <a href="http://imago.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sophy</a>
    Sophy
    July 3rd, 2013 @09:34 #
     
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    As do I. Maybe that's why we all find ourselves here, reading instead.

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  • <a href="http://louisgreenberg.com" rel="nofollow">Louis Greenberg</a>
    Louis Greenberg
    July 3rd, 2013 @10:59 #
     
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    I can't believe I'm the only one who needs a millionaire. I thought that was an essential accessory for a word-person.

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  • <a href="http://richarddenooy.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Richard de Nooy</a>
    Richard de Nooy
    July 3rd, 2013 @11:08 #
     
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    Well, we only need one friend who's shacked up with a boring millionaire, to buy us drinks while we're having our fling with the barman.

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    July 3rd, 2013 @12:57 #
     
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    I dunno how much I'm allowed to give away in terms of spoilers, but the book allows quite a few more choices (and they're not all blokes, either). And there's even a writer, folks. Who is definitely not the millionaire.

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  • <a href="http://kathrynwhite.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Kathryn</a>
    Kathryn
    July 3rd, 2013 @13:27 #
     
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    Make that two. I got the millionaire as well. Hopefully, he'll bankroll my next literary fiction masterpiece. Now that's what I call a turn on.

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  • <a href="http://kathrynwhite.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Kathryn</a>
    Kathryn
    July 3rd, 2013 @13:29 #
     
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    Louis, millionaires can also buy writing retreat houses. With a chef. And, a hall pass for the chef. (For the writer, not the chef).

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  • <a href="http://book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Ben - Editor</a>
    Ben - Editor
    July 3rd, 2013 @17:16 #
     
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    "Hall pass" :D. Helen, any hall passes in AGWIAB?

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    July 3rd, 2013 @17:51 #
     
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    *googles "hall pass", is relieved to find is not a sexual euphemism*

    Ooh, Kitty, how did you know that there's also a chef in AGWIAB?

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  • <a href="http://kathrynwhite.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Kathryn</a>
    Kathryn
    July 4th, 2013 @09:30 #
     
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    Of course there is :)

    Now, the question is - do you have a sculptor?

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    July 4th, 2013 @11:38 #
     
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    Alas no (although maybe in Book 3?), but we do have a photographer. And a flamenco dancer. Ole.

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  • <a href="http://www.annetownsend.co.za" rel="nofollow">Anne-Elizabeth Townsend</a>
    Anne-Elizabeth Townsend
    July 4th, 2013 @21:32 #
     
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    Every time I click 'Click to take the quiz' my computer has a spasm and everything freezes. Not a good start! Loved the extracts especially the businessman's interior! Do I have to buy this online or how do all the choices work? I'm not good with decisions....

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    July 5th, 2013 @12:01 #
     
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    Anne, being a techno-klutz of note, I just followed the lines the old-fashioned way when quizzing. Here are your options: for SA readers, buy an e-book (you can do that right away, it will get delivered to yr reader on 15 July --http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Walks-into-bar-ebook/dp/B00DM848DM/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1372245292&sr=1-2&keywords=a+girl+walks+into+a+bar). Or wait until November, when the SA paperback gets released. If you're in the UK, or would like to read it in French or Italian, let us know!

    Glad you liked the extracts, as they've been cut (bowdlerised for public consumption, I imagine), and they're a bit jumpy as a result...

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  • <a href="http://www.annetownsend.co.za" rel="nofollow">Anne-Elizabeth Townsend</a>
    Anne-Elizabeth Townsend
    July 5th, 2013 @12:31 #
     
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    I don't have a 'reader'. Have never heard of one. (I assume it's a Kindle?) I'm just wondering how it all works in paperback - the choice thing - still not sure how it works in terms of me the reader choosing which story I want, but I'll wait until Nov and then check it out!

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