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message 1: by Lisarenee (new)

Lisarenee | 7661 comments Untitled Photobucket
                                              JD Robb & Nora Roberts

Every now and then an author will write under a pseudonym. Sometimes they don't start out using their true name, but later do. Sometimes they do it because they switch to a new genre. Sometimes we may never know the real reason behind it. For this challenge you'll need to read books by authors who write books under at least 2 different names. You need to read at least 2 books, one written under each of the author's assumed writing names.

Rules of Play
To complete this challenge you need to do the following:
1) Set a date by which you intend to complete the challenge.
2) Set the amount of books you intend to read.
3) Select which author(s) and books you'll read.
4) Read the books.

Levels of Play
Novice - Read 2 - 5 books
Amateur - Read 6 - 9 books
Junior - Read 10 - 13 Books
Detective - Read 14+ Books

How many will you find and read? Have fun!


message 2: by Lisarenee (last edited Nov 21, 2013 06:18PM) (new)

Lisarenee | 7661 comments List of some secret identities:

Stephen King = Richard Bachman

William Kennedy = Diana Diamond

Bernard Taylor = Jess Foley

Donald E. Westlake = Richard Stark = Tucker Coe = Allan Marshall = Samuel Holt = Timothy Clover = Curt Clark = Morgan J Cunningham

Christopher Nicole = Alan Savage = Robin Cade = Nicholas Grant = Caroline Gray = Max Marlow = C R Nicholson = Robin Nicholson = Andrew York

Gerald Hammond = Arthur Douglas = Dalby Holden

Hilary Norman = Alexandra Henry

Logan Swanson = Richard Matheson

Tyler Knox = William Lashner

Evan Hunter = Ed McBain = Curt Cannon = Hunt Collins = Ezra Hannon = Richard Marsten

Lawrence Block = Jill Emerson = Chip Harrison = Paul Kavanagh = Sheldon Lord

J.A. Konrath = Jack Kilborn

Tim Cockey = Richard Hawke

Spencer Quinn = Peter Abrahams

Dean Koontz = W H Allan = David Axton = Brian Coffey = Deanne Dwyer = K R Dwyer = John Hill = Leigh Nichols = Anthony North = Richard Paige = Owen West = Aaron Wolfe

Jeffrey Deaver = William Jeffries

Stephen Gallagher = Stephen Couper = John Lydecker

Anne Rice = A N Roquelaure = Anne Rampling

Peter Chambers = Simon Challis = Peter Chester = Philip Daniels = Dennis Phillips

Jayne Ann Krentz = Amanda Quick = Jayne Bentley = Jayne Castle = Jayne Taylor = Amanda Glass = Stephanie James

JR Ward = Jessica Bird

Elizabeth Hoyt = Julia Harper

Julie Garwood = Emily Chase

Amelia Grey = Gloria Dale Skinner.

Sandra Brown = Laura Jordan = Rachel Ryan = Erin St. Claire

Emily Bryan = Diana Groe

Sabrina Jeffries = Deborah Martin = Deborah Nicholas

Hannah Howell = Sandra Dustin = Sarah Dustin = Anna Jennett

Suzanne Brockmann = Anne Brock.

W.E.B. Griffin =Alex Baldwin = Webb Beech = Walter Blake = Jack McM. Douglas = John Kevin Dugan = Eden Hughes = Edmund O. Scholefield

Michael Crichton = John Lange

Isaac Asimov = Paul French

A. A. Fair = Earl Stanley Gardner.

Barry Malzberg = K.M. O'Donnell

Meghan Lindholm = Robin Hobb

Dawn Cook = Kim Harrison

Seanan McGuire = Mira Grant

M.L.N. Hanover = Daniel Abraham

Sophie Kinsella = Madeleine Wickham

Alisa Craig = Charlotte MacLeod

J.K. Rowling = Robert Galbraith

Kathryn Smith = Kady Cross = Kate Locke

Philippa Carr/Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy

Daniel Handler/Lemony Snickett


message 3: by The UHQ Nasanta (last edited Dec 20, 2013 06:44PM) (new)

The UHQ Nasanta (uhqs) | 829 comments Will join Novice level. Thanks, Lisarenee!

Edit: I'm starting over next year.
January 1, 2014 - January 1, 2015

1. Nora Roberts
2. J.D. Robb
3.
4.


message 4: by Kirsten (last edited Jan 29, 2013 09:04PM) (new)

Kirsten (KieliAnne) | 939 comments Sounds neat, off the top of my head I can only think of the JD Robb/Nora Roberts "duo" but will have to look into it. Will also join at the Novice level.

EDIT:
Novice: (0/4) to be completed by June 1, 2013
1. Creation in Death by J.D. Robb
2. The Search by Nora Roberts
3. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
4. (may change)40 Love: A Novel by Madeleine Wickham


message 5: by Jex (last edited Jan 29, 2013 10:21PM) (new)

Jex (Jexball) | 2228 comments I'll try to think of more but here's this one:

Kathryn Smith is Kady Cross

I also found this on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Favourite-Autho...


message 6: by Catherine (last edited Oct 01, 2013 04:47PM) (new)

Catherine | 5032 comments I'm in will post this weekend...if I can :)

I will start at Amateur for now

Nora Roberts/ J.D. Robb
Philippa Carr/Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy
Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham
J.K. Rowling/Robert Galbraith


1. Nora Roberts..Chasing Fire
2. J.D. Robb..Naked in Death(book 1)
3. Nora Roberts..The Next Always(book 1)(9 Apr)
4. Nora Roberts..The Last Boyfriend(book 2)(read)
5. Nora Roberts..The Perfect Hope(book 3)(30 Apr)
6. 40, Love..Madeleine Wickham
7. Remember Me..Sophie Kinsella
8. A Causal Vacancy..J.K.Rowling(21 Jun)
9. The Cuckoo's Calling..Robert Galbraith


message 7: by ~Melissa~ (last edited Feb 08, 2013 03:22PM) (new)


message 8: by Barb (last edited Feb 01, 2013 05:41PM) (new)

Barb I can't commit to this one right now, but I found these on amazon and a few other sites that might be useful:


Stephen King = Richard Bachman

William Kennedy = Diana Diamond

Bernard Taylor = Jess Foley

Donald E. Westlake = Richard Stark = Tucker Coe = Allan Marshall = Samuel Holt = Timothy Clover = Curt Clark = Morgan J Cunningham

Christopher Nicole = Alan Savage = Robin Cade = Nicholas Grant = Caroline Gray = Max Marlow = C R Nicholson = Robin Nicholson = Andrew York

Gerald Hammond = Arthur Douglas = Dalby Holden

Hilary Norman = Alexandra Henry

Logan Swanson = Richard Matheson

Tyler Knox = William Lashner

Evan Hunter = Ed McBain = Curt Cannon = Hunt Collins = Ezra Hannon = Richard Marsten

Lawrence Block = Jill Emerson = Chip Harrison = Paul Kavanagh = Sheldon Lord

J.A. Konrath = Jack Kilborn

Tim Cockey = Richard Hawke

Spencer Quinn = Peter Abrahams

Dean Koontz = W H Allan = David Axton = Brian Coffey = Deanne Dwyer = K R Dwyer = John Hill = Leigh Nichols = Anthony North = Richard Paige = Owen West = Aaron Wolfe

Jeffrey Deaver = William Jeffries

Stephen Gallagher = Stephen Couper = John Lydecker

Anne Rice = A N Roquelaure = Anne Rampling

Peter Chambers = Simon Challis = Peter Chester = Philip Daniels = Dennis Phillips

Jayne Ann Krentz = Amanda Quick = Jayne Bentley = Jayne Castle = Jayne Taylor = Amanda Glass = Stephanie James

JR Ward = Jessica Bird

Elizabeth Hoyt = Julia Harper

Julie Garwood = Emily Chase

Amelia Grey = Gloria Dale Skinner.

Sandra Brown = Laura Jordan = Rachel Ryan = Erin St. Claire

Emily Bryan = Diana Groe

Sabrina Jeffries = Deborah Martin = Deborah Nicholas

Hannah Howell = Sandra Dustin = Sarah Dustin = Anna Jennett

Suzanne Brockmann = Anne Brock.

W.E.B. Griffin =Alex Baldwin = Webb Beech = Walter Blake = Jack McM. Douglas = John Kevin Dugan = Eden Hughes = Edmund O. Scholefield

Michael Crichton = John Lange

Isaac Asimov = Paul French

A. A. Fair = Earl Stanley Gardner.

Barry Malzberg = K.M. O'Donnell

Meghan Lindholm = Robin Hobb


message 9: by Lisarenee (new)

Lisarenee | 7661 comments Barb wrote: "I can't commit to this one right now, but I found these on amazon and a few other sites that might be useful:


Stephen King = Richard Bachman

William Kennedy = Diana Diamond

Bernard Taylor = Jes..."



Thanks Barb. I posted them at the top. Wasn't sure a listopia would work for this one.


message 10: by Barb (new)

Barb Yeah, that would be hard to set up LOL


message 11: by Irene (new)

Irene Oh thanks! You would start this right AFTER I finish a Nora Roberts book. I'm going to do it but I have to plan some authors before I know what I want to commit to. Although, since I already have 6 other challenges going, maybe I should just be committed :-)


message 12: by Irene (new)

Irene Apparently Nora Roberts also wrote under Sarah Hardesty and Jill March


message 13: by Irene (last edited Jun 03, 2013 04:48PM) (new)

Irene Not sure how many I'm going to read. I'll start with Novice and see how it goes. Since my other challenges are throughout 2013, I'll have this one end Dec 31, 2013.

1.Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb 2/23/13
2.Time Was by Nora Roberts 3/3/13

3.Times Change by Nora Roberts 3/4/13
4.Time of Death by J.D. Robb 3/10/13

5.The Colorado Kid by Stephen King 3/7/13
6. The Running Man by Richard Bachman 4/20/13

7. The Witness by Nora Roberts 4/1/13
8. Calculated in Death by J.D. Robb 5/1/13

9. Ever After By Kim Harrison 4/1/13
10.First Truth by Dawn Cook 4/28/13

11. The India Fan by Victoria Holt 4/26/13
12. Mary, Queen of France by Jean Plaidy 5/13/13

13. Holidays Are Hell by Kim Harrison 5/15/13
14. Hidden Truth by Dawn Cook 6/3/13


message 14: by Suzanne (last edited Apr 01, 2014 09:35AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 901 comments Nothing but Reading Challenges
Double Identity (Author) Reading Challenge
Duration:
4/1/2013 - 3/31/2014

Progress: 14 out of 14 (Detective)

Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb
1. Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts - ***** - 4/8/2013
2. Loyalty in Death by J.D. Robb - ***** - 4/12/2013

Blue Dahlia (In The Garden, #1) by Nora Roberts Loyalty in Death (In Death, #9) by J.D. Robb

Kim Harrison/Dawn Cook
3. A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison - ***** - 5/1/2013
4. First Truth by Dawn Cook - ***** - 3/31/2014

A Perfect Blood (The Hollows, #10) by Kim Harrison First Truth (Truth, #1) by Dawn Cook

JR Ward = Jessica Bird
5. Covet by J.R. Ward - **** - 5/17/2013
6. Beauty and the Black Sheep by Jessica Bird - ***** - 3/30/2014

Covet (Fallen Angels, #1) by J.R. Ward Beauty and the Black Sheep (The Moorehouse Legacy, #1) by Jessica Bird

Sophie Kinsella = Madeleine Wickham
7. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella - ***** - 5/21/2013
8. The Gatecrasher by Madeleine Wickham - ***** - 3/29/2014

Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella The Gatecrasher by Madeleine Wickham

Barabara O'Neal/Barbara Samuel
9. How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara O'Neal - ***** - 8/22/2013
10. Madame Mirabou's School of Love: A Novel by Barbara Samuel - ***** - 3/28/2014

How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara O'Neal Madame Mirabou's School of Love A Novel by Barbara Samuel

Lili St. Crow/Lilith Saintcrow
11. Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow - **** - 10/21/2013
12. Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow - ***** - 3/27/2014

Strange Angels (Strange Angels, #1) by Lili St. Crow Working for the Devil (Dante Valentine, #1) by Lilith Saintcrow

Jayne Ann Krentz = Amanda Quick = Jayne Bentley = Jayne Castle = Jayne Taylor = Amanda Glass = Stephanie James
13. Second Sight by Amanda Quick - *** - 5/13/2013
14. White Lies by Jayne Ann Krentz - ***** - 3/26/2014

Second Sight (Arcane Society, #1) by Amanda Quick White Lies (Arcane Society, #2) by Jayne Ann Krentz


message 15: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15159 comments Irene wrote: "Apparently Nora Roberts also wrote under Sarah Hardesty and Jill March"

I didn't know this. Thanks, Irene!


message 16: by Janet (new)

Janet | 43 comments 2 more I haven't seen mentioned yet, for urban fantasy fans:
Dawn Cook = Kim Harrison
Seanan McGuire = Mira Grant


message 17: by Lisarenee (new)

Lisarenee | 7661 comments Janet wrote: "2 more I haven't seen mentioned yet, for urban fantasy fans:
Dawn Cook = Kim Harrison
Seanan McGuire = Mira Grant"


Thanks Janet


message 18: by Irene (new)

Irene Janet wrote: "2 more I haven't seen mentioned yet, for urban fantasy fans:
Dawn Cook = Kim Harrison
Seanan McGuire = Mira Grant"


Thank you! I went and found some stuff on Amazon by Dawn Cook so that gives me another pairing.


message 19: by Irene (new)

Irene updated post 13. I have 5 completed pairs so I'm officially at Junior level!


message 20: by Jex (new)

Jex (Jexball) | 2228 comments Grats Irene! Keep it up!


message 21: by Irene (new)

Irene Updated post 13 with #13 so only 1 more to go for Detective!


message 22: by Irene (new)

Irene Updated post 13. That's 14/14 and I'm declaring myself done! Detective Irene is retiring from this challenge :-)


message 23: by Lisarenee (new)

Lisarenee | 7661 comments Congrats Irene.


message 24: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15159 comments Congrats, Irene!


message 25: by Gabby (new)

Gabby | 21 comments For mystery/cozy lovers:

Alisa Craig = Charlotte MacLeod


message 26: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15159 comments Thanks, Gabby.


message 27: by Renee (last edited Dec 17, 2014 03:07PM) (new)

Renee (pontiacgal501) | 101 comments I'm going to join in on this challenge but I'm not going to start until January 1. I'll be doing Junior level.

Jan. 1, 2014- Dec. 31, 2014

Stephen King Lisey's Story 01-24-14
Richard Bachman Blaze 05-01-14

JD Robb Glory In Death 11/19/14
Nora Roberts Blue Dahlia 11/10/14

Jayne Ann Krentz Eye of The Beholder 12/13/14
Amanda Quick Wicked Widow 11/15/14

J.K. Rowling The Casual Vacancy 12/09/14
Robert Galbraith The Silkworm 11/30/14

Dean Koontz Odd Apocalypse 6/13/14
Leigh Nichols Twilight Eyes 9/25/14


message 28: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 15159 comments Welcome to the challenge, Renee!


message 29: by Shan ~ A ~ (last edited Jun 08, 2014 08:30PM) (new)

Shan ~ A ~ (TheBookGlutton) | 606 comments Double Identity (Author) Reading Challenge
Duration: 12/20/13 -12/19/14
Levels of Play
Novice - Read 2 - 5 books (starting here)4/5
Amateur - Read 6 - 9 books
Junior - Read 10 - 13 Books
Detective - Read 14+ Books

Options:
Nora Roberts/JD Robb
1.Glory in Death ~ JD Robb 01/13/14
2.Sea Swept ~ Nora Roberts 06/07/14

J.R. Ward/Jessica Bird
Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle

Kathryn Smith/Kady Cross/Kate Locke
1.When Seducing a Duke ~ Kathryn Smith 02/10/14

Philippa Carr/Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy
Elizabeth Hoyt/Julia Harper
Julie Garwood/Emily Chase
Amelia Grey/Gloria Dale Skinner.
Sandra Brown/Laura Jordan/Rachel Ryan/Erin St. Claire
Sabrina Jeffries/Deborah Martin/Deborah Nicholas
Dawn Cook/Kim Harrison

Heather Graham/Shannon Drake
1.Ghost Shadow ~ Heather Graham 01/21/14
2.


message 30: by Moderators of NBRC, Madam Hooch (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 25867 comments Welcome to the challenge, Shan!


message 31: by Renee (new)

Renee (pontiacgal501) | 101 comments I actually finished on time!!!

Jan. 1, 2014- Dec. 31, 2014

Stephen King Lisey's Story 01-24-14
Richard Bachman Blaze 05-01-14

JD Robb Glory In Death 11/19/14
Nora Roberts Blue Dahlia 11/10/14

Jayne Ann Krentz Eye of The Beholder 12/13/14
Amanda Quick Wicked Widow 11/15/14

J.K. Rowling The Casual Vacancy 12/09/14
Robert Galbraith The Silkworm 11/30/14

Dean Koontz Odd Apocalypse 6/13/14
Leigh Nichols Twilight Eyes 9/25/14


message 32: by ❀Tea❀, sssssnake.... I'm a snake... (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 8920 comments Well done Renee ☺


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