character names

Regal Annelise or Down-Home Annie — Does a Name Really Matter?

Regal Annelise or Down-Home Annie -- Does a Name Really Matter?by Guest Blogger

Guest blog by Lynnette Austin, author of Can’t Stop Lovin’ You Think of some of the great characters in your favorite books. Would Darcy have been Darcy if he’d been given the name Maynard or Jethro? Would Agent 007 appear as debonair if Ian Fleming had called him Egbert Humphrey instead of Bond, James Bond? […]

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What’s In A Name? Funny Character Names in Romance Novels

What’s In A Name? Funny Character Names in Romance Novelsby Sandra Scholes

Guest blog by Sandra Scholes A male friend of mine once met me at a discreet corner of Waterstones book store. While I browsed the romance section, watching me reading the blurb on the back cover – he snatched it from me, read it and started to laugh while people passed us by, probably thinking […]

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Fantasy in Real Terms

Fantasy in Real Termsby Guest Blogger

by Teal Ceagh, guest blogger and author of Destiny’s Trinities trilogy. Today, you might be curious to know, is Miranda Otto’s birthday. She’s the Australian actor who played Éowyn in The Lord of the Rings. I’m a huge The Lord of the Rings fan – I’m one of those strange people who reads the book […]

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10 Reasons to Love Georgette Heyer

10 Reasons to Love Georgette Heyerby Keira

This post is a counter post to 10 Reasons Why I Can’t Read Georgette Heyer by Zarabeth. I was surprised but not upset with Zarabeth’s reaction to Georgette Heyer’s writing style. It does take a little getting used to and in my opinion the hardest Heyer to read is your first. This will probably not […]

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Get Into Bed With Sabrina Jeffries (Author Interview)

Get Into Bed With Sabrina Jeffries (Author Interview)by Keira

Boy, do I have a treat for LRP readers! I recently was able to interview Sabrina Jeffries after the RWA Conference. Amidst her busy schedule she was more than kind enough to sit down and respond in depth on the topics broached. Get a cup of tea or coffee sit back and kick up your […]

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Get into Bed with Jill Mansell (Author Interview)

Get into Bed with Jill Mansell (Author Interview)by Keira

Keira: How did the ideas for An Offer You Can’t Refuse and Miranda’s Big Mistake come to you? Jill: With Offer, I was very keen to write about a sparky bookshop manageress who loves books, and my readers seem to have appreciated this – mainly because they’re readers too! With Miranda, I wanted to set […]

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Get Into Bed With Lynsay Sands (Author Interview)

Get Into Bed With Lynsay Sands (Author Interview)by Keira

I can’t think of a better way to start the weekend off than with an author interview with romance writer Lynsay Sands. I got the opportunity to pose a series of questions about her writing and tips and advice for new writers. Her responses are a joy to read! Thank you again, Lynsay for interviewing […]

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Get Into Bed With Jamaica Layne (Author Interview)

Get Into Bed With Jamaica Layne (Author Interview)by Keira

LRP: I just read Market For Love and I was impressed by your details of the work atmosphere. Granted I have no background in finance America, you could have said anything and I would probably buy it, but that’s not the point. What you did write was entirely believable for me as a reader. So […]

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