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message 1: by Harlequin Books (last edited Jan 13, 2018 02:32PM) (new)

Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
This is a year long challenge for 2018. You can use either the male lead character's first or last name for each letter of the alphabet. For letters X and Z, as long as the letter is in the character's name somewhere, it can be used. We discovered U is very difficult last 2 years so if you haven't found your U male character by November, you can * the letter and use any male name with the letter U in the last name only. At least 50% of your male characters should come from a Harlequin book.

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message 2: by Gege86 (last edited Sep 02, 2018 04:06AM) (new)

Gege86 | 16 comments Looking forward to this year challenges.

17/26

A... Antonio (Di Marcello's Secret Son - Rachael Thomas) Date Read: Sep 1st
B... Bruno (Body and Soul - Charlotte Lamb) Date Read: Mar 9th
C... Carlos (Kat and the Dare-Devil Spaniard - Sharon Kendrick) Date Read: July 30th
D... Diego (Master of Her Innocence - Chantelle Shaw) Date Read: Jan 9th
E... Emiliano (The Boss's Nine-Month Negotiation - Maya Blake) Date Read: Jan 16th
F... Falcon (The Sicilian's Baby Bargain - Penny Jordan) Date Read: Feb 4th
G... Giulio (Ultimate Temptation - Sara Craven) Date Read: Feb 22nd
H... Hugo (Undone by the Billionaire Duke - Caitlin Crews) Date Read: Feb 21st
I... Date Read:
J... Jafar (Hired to Wear the Sheikh's Ring - Rachael Thomas) Date Read: May 6th
K... Kahlil (The Sheikh's Captive Bride - Susan Stephens) Date Read: Jan 12th
L... Luis (Emily and the Notorious Prince - India Grey) Date Read: July 31st
M... Matteo (The Italian's Christmas Secret - Sharon Kendrick) Date Read: Feb 15th
N... Nikos (Mia and the Powerful Greek - Michelle Reid) Date Read: July 28th
O... Odir (Conquering His Virgin Queen - Pippa Roscoe) Date Read: Mar 11th
P... Date Read:
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U... Date Read:
V... Vitali (Engaged for Her Enemy's Heir - Kate Hewitt) Date Read: Feb 10th
W... Date Read:
X... Xavier (Back in Her Husband's Bed - Melanie Milburne) Date Read: Mar 1st
Y... Date Read:
Z... Zayed (Desert Prince's Stolen Bride - Kate Hewitt) Date Read: May 3rd


message 3: by Annie (new)

Annie Burrows | 221 comments Harlequin Books wrote: "This is a year long challenge for 2018. You can use either the male lead character's first or last name for each letter of the alphabet. For letters X and Z, as long as the letter is in the charact..."
Hurrah! I'm so glad you are setting this challenge again this year - I missed doing it last year and have been looking forward to joining up again


message 4: by Annie (new)

Annie Burrows | 221 comments this is as far as I've got with this challenge for January...
6 of 26 completed

A- Aedan mac Connal, The Warrior’s Viking Bride, JAN
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C- JC Calhoun, Wyoming Winter, JAN
D- Alexei Delandros, Alexei’s Passionate Revenge JAN
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H- Simon Hart, The season of love, JAN
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N- Nico di Fiore, Christmas at the Tycoon’s Command, JAN
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R- Matia Rivero – Legacy of His revenge, JAN
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Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
Great start Annie!


Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
4 of 26 completed

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D- Dash Williams, novella His Holiday Gift in Never Christmas Without You: Just for the Holidays/His Holiday Gift by Reese Ryan Read in Jan
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J- Jager McNeill, Little Secrets: His Pregnant Secretary by Joanne Rock Read in Jan
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L- Levi Wallen, His Frontier Christmas Family by Regina Scott Read in Jan
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V- Vale Penrith, novella Dancing with the Duke's Heir in Scandal at the Christmas Ball: A Governess for Christmas\Dancing with the Duke's Heir by Bronwyn Scott Read in Jan
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Never Christmas Without You Just for the Holidays/His Holiday Gift (Pleasure Cove, #2.5) by Nana Malone Little Secrets His Pregnant Secretary by Joanne Rock His Frontier Christmas Family (Frontier Bachelors #7) by Regina Scott Scandal at the Christmas Ball A Governess for Christmas\Dancing with the Duke's Heir by Marguerite Kaye


message 7: by Annie (new)

Annie Burrows | 221 comments Have found a hero with a Z name! As the author was also called Xio Axelrod, that was two tricky letters sorted for this month.

17 of 26 completed

A- Aedan mac Connal, The Warrior’s Viking Bride, JAN
B- Leonidas Betancur, A baby to bind his bride, FEB
C- JC Calhoun, Wyoming Winter, JAN
D- Alexei Delandros, Alexei’s Passionate Revenge JAN
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F- Frederick Challenger, A Convenient Bride for the Soldier, FEB
G- Giovanni Marcello, His Merciless Marriage Bargain FEB
H- Simon Hart, The season of love, JAN
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J- Joseph Hollister, The Arizona Lawman, FEB
K- Ares Kourakis, Claiming his nine month consequence, FEB
L- Luke Shelverton, A Virgin for a Vow, FEB
M- Prince Marko Pavlovic, The Prince’s Fake fiancee, FEB
N- Nico di Fiore, Christmas at the Tycoon’s Command, JAN
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P-
Q-
R- Matia Rivero – Legacy of His revenge, JAN
S- Andreas Samaris, A Bride at his Bidding, FEB
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V- Angel Valtino, The Secret Valtinos baby, FEB
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X- Xavier of Eleazar – Prince’s son of Scandal, FEB
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Z- Constantine Zimin, The Warmup, FEB


Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
Wow Annie, you are doing great and you have some of the hardest letters already!

Gege, nice job. Are you trying to work on them in order? That puts a whole new level of difficulty to the challenge.


message 9: by Harlequin Books (last edited Apr 07, 2018 07:51AM) (new)

Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
I am behind!

7 of 26 completed

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D- Dash Williams, novella His Holiday Gift in Never Christmas Without You: Just for the Holidays/His Holiday Gift by Reese Ryan Read in Jan
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F-
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H- Hunter, Lord Hunter's Cinderella Heiress by Lara Temple Read in Feb
I-
J- Jager McNeill, Little Secrets: His Pregnant Secretary by Joanne Rock Read in Jan
K- Kaleb Chatterson, A Proposal for the Officer by Christy Jeffries Read in Mar
L- Levi Wallen, His Frontier Christmas Family by Regina Scott Read in Jan
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R- Russ (Beau Russington), The Ton's Most Notorious Rake by Sarah Mallory Read in Mar
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V- Vale Penrith, novella Dancing with the Duke's Heir in Scandal at the Christmas Ball: A Governess for Christmas\Dancing with the Duke's Heir by Bronwyn Scott Read in Jan
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Lord Hunter's Cinderella Heiress by Lara Temple A Proposal for the Officer by Christy Jeffries The Ton's Most Notorious Rake by Sarah Mallory


message 10: by Gege86 (new)

Gege86 | 16 comments Harlequin Books wrote: "Wow Annie, you are doing great and you have some of the hardest letters already!

Gege, nice job. Are you trying to work on them in order? That puts a whole new level of difficulty to the challenge."


Thank you, you're doing great job also.
I'm not trying to do them in order, but I have set myself a personal challenge, and that is to never double use any of the books read in more than one challenge and also all the books that I read have to be from the Present line.


message 11: by Annie (new)

Annie Burrows | 221 comments Gege86 wrote: "Harlequin Books wrote: "Wow Annie, you are doing great and you have some of the hardest letters already!

Gege, nice job. Are you trying to work on them in order? That puts a whole new level of dif..."


WOW! That is going to be really hard Gege - I have tried to make things easier for myself by looking for the awkward letters deliberately, early in the year because I found last time how hard it was to track them down later on.


message 12: by Annie (new)

Annie Burrows | 221 comments I've managed to add 4 books to this challenge in April...
Hero a – z
21 of 26 completed

A- Aedan mac Connal, The Warrior’s Viking Bride, JAN
B- Leonidas Betancur, A baby to bind his bride, FEB
C- JC Calhoun, Wyoming Winter, JAN
D- Alexei Delandros, Alexei’s Passionate Revenge JAN
E- Joel Earnshaw, Hubble Bubble, APRIL
F- Frederick Challenger, A Convenient Bride for the Soldier, FEB
G- Giovanni Marcello, His Merciless Marriage Bargain FEB
H- Simon Hart, The season of love, JAN
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J- Joseph Hollister, The Arizona Lawman, FEB
K- Ares Kourakis, Claiming his nine month consequence, FEB
L- Luke Shelverton, A Virgin for a Vow, FEB
M- Prince Marko Pavlovic, The Prince’s Fake fiancee, FEB
N- Nico di Fiore, Christmas at the Tycoon’s Command, JAN
O-
P- Adoni Petrakis, Contracted for the Petrakis heir, APRIL
Q-
R- Matia Rivero – Legacy of His revenge, JAN
S- Andreas Samaris, A Bride at his Bidding, FEB
T- Torre Romano, Hired for Romano’s Pleasure, APRIL
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V- Angel Valtino, The Secret Valtinos baby, FEB
W – Duke of Wyndham, (known as Wyndham) Mr Cavendish I Presume, APRIL
X- Xavier of Eleazar – Prince’s son of Scandal, FEB
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Z- Constantine Zimin, The Warmup, FEB


message 13: by Harlequin Books (new)

Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
16 of 26 completed

A- Andreas Kostas, Kostas's Convenient Bride: A Greek Billionaire Marriage of Convenience by Lucy Monroe Read in April
B- Brand Berry, Fast Burn by Lori Foster Read in April
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D- Dash Williams, novella His Holiday Gift in Never Christmas Without You: Just for the Holidays/His Holiday Gift by Reese Ryan Read in Jan
E- Ewan Burke, Last Chance Wife by Janette Foreman, Read in May
F- Finn, Reunited by Their Secret Son by Louisa George Read in May
G- Gavin Savitt, Navy SEAL's Match by Amber Leigh Williams Read in May
H- Hunter, Lord Hunter's Cinderella Heiress by Lara Temple Read in Feb
I-
J- Jager McNeill, Little Secrets: His Pregnant Secretary by Joanne Rock Read in Jan
K- Kaleb Chatterson, A Proposal for the Officer by Christy Jeffries Read in Mar
L- Levi Wallen, His Frontier Christmas Family by Regina Scott Read in Jan
M-
N- Nolan Madaris, Best Laid Plans by Brenda Jackson Read in April
O-
P-
Q-
R- Russ (Beau Russington), The Ton's Most Notorious Rake by Sarah Mallory Read in Mar
S- Sterling Bishop, It Must Be Love by Nicki Night Read in May
T- Thane Carter, The Lieutenants' Online Love by Caro Carson Read in May
U-
V- Vale Penrith, novella Dancing with the Duke's Heir in Scandal at the Christmas Ball: A Governess for Christmas\Dancing with the Duke's Heir by Bronwyn Scott Read in Jan
W-
X-
Y-
Z- Zach McCarter, Maddie Fortune's Perfect Man by Nancy Robards Thompson Read in May
Kostas's Convenient Bride A Greek Billionaire Marriage of Convenience by Lucy Monroe Fast Burn (Body Armor, #4) by Lori Foster Best Laid Plans by Brenda Jackson Reunited by Their Secret Son by Louisa George Navy SEAL's Match (Fairhope, Alabama #6) by Amber Leigh Williams Last Chance Wife by Janette Foreman The Lieutenants' Online Love by Caro Carson Maddie Fortune's Perfect Man by Nancy Robards Thompson It Must Be Love by Nicki Night


message 14: by Annie (new)

Annie Burrows | 221 comments Only one alphabetical hero found for May...
22 of 26 completed

A- Aedan mac Connal, The Warrior’s Viking Bride, JAN
B- Leonidas Betancur, A baby to bind his bride, FEB
C- JC Calhoun, Wyoming Winter, JAN
D- Alexei Delandros, Alexei’s Passionate Revenge JAN
E- Joel Earnshaw, Hubble Bubble, APRIL
F- Frederick Challenger, A Convenient Bride for the Soldier, FEB
G- Giovanni Marcello, His Merciless Marriage Bargain FEB
H- Simon Hart, The season of love, JAN
I-
J- Joseph Hollister, The Arizona Lawman, FEB
K- Ares Kourakis, Claiming his nine month consequence, FEB
L- Luke Shelverton, A Virgin for a Vow, FEB
M- Prince Marko Pavlovic, The Prince’s Fake fiancee, FEB
N- Nico di Fiore, Christmas at the Tycoon’s Command, JAN
O- Odir Farouk, Conquering his Virgin Queen, MAY
P- Adoni Petrakis, Contracted for the Petrakis heir, APRIL
Q-
R- Matia Rivero – Legacy of His revenge, JAN
S- Andreas Samaris, A Bride at his Bidding, FEB
T- Torre Romano, Hired for Romano’s Pleasure, APRIL
U-
V- Angel Valtino, The Secret Valtinos baby, FEB
W – Duke of Wyndham, (known as Wyndham) Mr Cavendish I Presume, APRIL
X- Xavier of Eleazar – Prince’s son of Scandal, FEB
Y-
Z- Constantine Zimin, The Warmup, FEB


message 15: by Harlequin Books (new)

Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
One is better than none! At least you have some of the trickier letters completed. ~ Kim


message 16: by Annie (new)

Annie Burrows | 221 comments Harlequin Books wrote: "One is better than none! At least you have some of the trickier letters completed. ~ Kim"
thanks Kim! x


message 17: by Gege86 (new)

Gege86 | 16 comments Well, the past year was really a bad reading year for me, so I didn't finish as I hoped to do, but I'm okay with the amount of reading I did.
Hope this year going to be better.


23/26

A... Antonio (Di Marcello's Secret Son - Rachael Thomas) Date Read: Sep 1st
B... Bruno (Body and Soul - Charlotte Lamb) Date Read: Mar 9th
C... Carlos (Kat and the Dare-Devil Spaniard - Sharon Kendrick) Date Read: July 30th
D... Diego (Master of Her Innocence - Chantelle Shaw) Date Read: Jan 9th
E... Emiliano (The Boss's Nine-Month Negotiation - Maya Blake) Date Read: Jan 16th
F... Falcon (The Sicilian's Baby Bargain - Penny Jordan) Date Read: Feb 4th
G... Giulio (Ultimate Temptation - Sara Craven) Date Read: Feb 22nd
H... Hugo (Undone by the Billionaire Duke - Caitlin Crews) Date Read: Feb 21st
I... Date Read:
J... Jafar (Hired to Wear the Sheikh's Ring - Rachael Thomas) Date Read: May 6th
K... Kahlil (The Sheikh's Captive Bride - Susan Stephens) Date Read: Jan 12th
L... Luis (Emily and the Notorious Prince - India Grey) Date Read: July 31st
M... Matteo (The Italian's Christmas Secret - Sharon Kendrick) Date Read: Feb 15th
N... Nikos (Mia and the Powerful Greek - Michelle Reid) Date Read: July 28th
O... Odir (Conquering His Virgin Queen - Pippa Roscoe) Date Read: Mar 11th
P... Pascha (The Russian's Ultimatum - Michelle Smart) Date Read: Dec 20th
Q... Al-Qadim (The Arabian Love-Child - Michelle Reid) Date Read: Dec 6th
R... Renzo (The Bride's Baby of Shame - Caitlin Crews) Date Read: Dec 7th
S... Salvio (The Italian's Christmas Housekeeper - Sharon Kendrick) Date Read: Oct 30th
T... Thanos (Proud Greek, Ruthless Revenge - Chantelle Shaw) Date Read: Dec 11th
U... Date Read:
V... Vitali (Engaged for Her Enemy's Heir - Kate Hewitt) Date Read: Feb 10th
W... Wade (Time of the Temptress - Violet Winspear) Date Read: Dec 10th
X... Xavier (Back in Her Husband's Bed - Melanie Milburne) Date Read: Mar 1st
Y... Date Read:
Z... Zayed (Desert Prince's Stolen Bride - Kate Hewitt) Date Read: May 3rd


message 18: by Harlequin Books (new)

Harlequin Books (HarlequinBooks) | 1791 comments Mod
You almost made it and I hope 2019 is better too!


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