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Lynda X



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:25 am    Post subject: What Was the Author THINKING? Reply with quote

Reading today's review of SPELLFIRE, a series I've never read, I was scratching my head in wonder of the author's choice in characters' names. Whoever would name a hero--and a paranormal one, at that--RABBIT and the heroine MYRINNE (which sounds like an eye wash to me).

Can you think of other choices, that you thought, "Why, oh why?" of an author?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes character names put me off, too. I know they have a massive following, but I have to admit that I find the character names in Black Dagger Brotherhood very off-putting. I mean, Rhage? Vishous? Zsadist and Phury?

I also remember finding some of those Barbara Cartland heroine names hilarious, too. In her later books, I noticed that the heroine's name always had to end with the letter "a" and there were some crazy ones. Delisia, Ila and Zoleka are some of the stranger ones I recall. I always assumed that the author started running out of names after a while.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't Brockmann have a heroine named Dolphina? That to me was the worst. Just nonsensical.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phury will always be Furry to me. Can just NOT take him seriously.

The worst I ever encoutered was this: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/67511.Guilty_Pleasures . The hero is named (or nicknamed, presumably, at least one hopes!) Nasty. I couldn't get past the first page.
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Dreaming of You



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

willaful wrote:
Phury will always be Furry to me. Can just NOT take him seriously.

The worst I ever encoutered was this: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/67511.Guilty_Pleasures . The hero is named (or nicknamed, presumably, at least one hopes!) Nasty. I couldn't get past the first page.


Sadly I've actually met a Nasty in real life. And yes this was his real name given to him by his mother and on his birth certificate.
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