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message 1: by Yz the Whyz (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 1020 comments Mod
July’s challenge is called: The Challenge of a Name.

Duration: July 1 – July 31, 2011



1. Read 2 books where the heroine’s name (first or last) starts with either your first or last name initial.

2. Read 2 books where the hero’s name (first or last) starts with either your first or last name initial.

3. Read 2 books where the author’s name (first or last) starts with either your first or last name initial

4. Read 2 books where a character’s name is similar to yours or someone in your family. Be sure to let us know who.

5. Read 2 books where a character’s name is one you would use to name a child of yours. Extra points if it is already one of your kid/s’ name.


PS: I'm looking for someone who can help me monitor the monthly challenges. If interested, please drop me a pm.


message 2: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (michelle_mc) | 371 comments I'm in for this one, will post as I go!


message 3: by FlibBityFLooB (last edited Jul 01, 2011 06:56AM) (new)

FlibBityFLooB I'm in again :)

1. Heroine (Sorcha) - Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
2. Heroine (Zoë Smith) - Aphrodite's Kiss by Julie Kenner
3. Hero (Brendon Shaw) - The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston
4. Hero (Bobby Ray Smith) - The Beast in Him by Shelly Laurenston
5. Author - Shadowflame by Dianne Sylvan
6. Author - Secret Life of a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks
7. Character (Alexia - neice) - Heartless by Gail Carriger
8. Character (Michael - Uncle) Wages of Sin by Jenna Maclaine
9. Child Name (Ian) - All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks
10. Child Name (Quinn) - Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur

Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters, #1) by Juliet Marillier Aphrodite's Kiss (Superhero Central #1) by Julie Kenner The Mane Event (Pride, #1) by Shelly Laurenston The Beast in Him (Pride, #2) by Shelly Laurenston Shadowflame (Shadow World, #2) by Dianne Sylvan Secret Life of a Vampire (Love at Stake, #6) by Kerrelyn Sparks Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate, #4) by Gail Carriger Wages of Sin (Cin Craven, #1) by Jenna Maclaine All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire (Love At Stake, #5) by Kerrelyn Sparks Kissing Sin (Riley Jenson Guardian, #2) by Keri Arthur


message 4: by Shannon (last edited Jul 26, 2011 08:50PM) (new)

Shannon (Savhage Temptrest) (savhagetemptress) | 330 comments I'm totally in! Will post as I go!

Progress: 7/10

1. Last Name C = Heroine - Corrine Bishop - Deeper Than Midnight by Lara Adrian --Read 07/04
2. Last Name C = Heroine - Cheyenne Ross - Malcolm by Eliza Gayle --Read 07/04
3. S or C Hero
4. S or C Hero
5. Last Name C = Author Christine Feehan - Dark Prince --Read 06/02
6. S or C Author
7. Character - (Me) Shannon - His Purrfect Mate by Laurann Dohner --Read 07/08
8. Character - (Brother) Sam - Linger by Maggie Stiefvater --Read 07/12
9. Child Name - (Would Use) Charlotte - For Love's Sake Only by Lena Matthews --Read 07/10
10. Child Name - (Would Use) Isabel - Forever by Maggie Stiefvater --Read 07/17

Deeper Than Midnight A Midnight Breed Novel by Lara Adrian Malcolm (Black Cougar, #3) by Eliza Gayle Dark Prince (Carpathians, #1) by Christine Feehan His Purrfect Mate (Mating Heat, #2) by Laurann Dohner Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) by Maggie Stiefvater For Love's Sake Only  by Lena Matthews Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

Also Read This Month:

The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton --Read 07/18
Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton --Read 07/26

The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter, #2) by Laurell K. Hamilton Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #3) by Laurell K. Hamilton


message 5: by ~Megan~ (new)

~Megan~ (megadee) I'm in as always...will post as I go!


message 6: by Lauren (last edited Jul 10, 2011 01:33AM) (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Here are mine - there may be changes as I go.
My initials are LB.
4/10

Heroine #1: Brenna Flannigan in Night's Kiss by Amanda Ashley - Finished: July 7
Heroine #2: Brenna Nichols in Dark Defender by Alexis Morgan

Hero #1: Tucker Longstreet in Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts - Finished: July 10
Hero #2: Liam Morrissey in Pride Mates by Jennifer Ashley

Author #1: Lara Adrian - Midnight Rising - Finished: July 7
Author #2: Anya Bast - Dark Enchantment

Family #1: Jack Winter in Street Magic by Caitlin Kittredge (Grandfather's name)
Family #2: Amanda Marion in Soul Deep by Lora Leigh (Cousin's name) - Finished: July 9

Kid #1: Olivia Gray in Tempt Me with Darkness by Shayla Black
Kid #2: Zack Jones in Sizzle and Burn by Jayne Ann Krentz


message 7: by Susan (new)

Susan | 196 comments Count me in. I will post as I go.


message 8: by Dobarah (last edited Jul 07, 2011 10:07AM) (new)

Dobarah | 279 comments I'm playing! My initials are: D/W

July’s challenge is called: The Challenge of a Name.

Duration: July 1 – July 31, 2011


1. Heroine Delphine Dream Warrior (Dark-Hunter, #17)
2. Heroine D/W

3. Hero Wulf Kiss of the Night
4. Hero D/W

5. Author D Kiss of Fire we are both legally Deborah
6. Author W Mortal Danger Eileen Wilks

7. Character (family) similar to yours or someone in your family
8. Character (family) similar to yours or someone in your family

9. Name I'd give to a child Garrett Lee/Connor Davis
10. Name of my child: Delaney Winter Kiss character: Delaney


message 9: by Jessica (last edited Jul 01, 2011 07:59AM) (new)

Jessica Bair-Epps | 725 comments 0/10

Heroine (Josephine) #1: The Renegade Hunter (Rogue Hunter, #3)
Heroine (Eshe) #2: Born to Bite
Hero (Edward) #1: Hit List
Hero (Janco) #2: Sea Glass
Author (Jim Butcher) #1: Proven Guilty
Author (Jeaniene Frost) #2: Eternal Kiss of Darkness
Family #1:
Family #2:
Kid #1:
Kid #2:

The Renegade Hunter (Rogue Hunter, #3) (Argeneau, #12) by Lynsay Sands Born to Bite (Argeneau, #13) by Lynsay Sands Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, #8) by Jim Butcher Sea Glass (Glass, #2) by Maria V. Snyder Hit List (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #20) by Laurell K. Hamilton Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World, #2) by Jeaniene Frost


message 10: by Felicia (Ferishia) (last edited Jul 08, 2011 09:46PM) (new)

Felicia (Ferishia) (ferishia) | 539 comments 0/10


1. Heroine S - (Shay Angel):Red Fire (Gods of Midnight #1) by Deidre Knight
2.Heroine S - (Shay Pearson): Hunting the Demon (Demon Hunters, #2) by Jaci Burton
3. Hero S - (Harper Stoyan): The Reluctant Vampire (Argeneau, #15) by Lynsay Sands
4. Hero S - (Duncan of Skye): Mistress of the Storm by Teri Brisbin
5. Author F: This Side of the Grave by Jeanine Frost
6. Author F: Spencer's Secret by Joyee Flynn
7. Family - (Sarah - Grandmother) : Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians, #1) by Diane Duvall
8. Family - (Emma - Aunt): The Wallflower(Halle Pumas, #1) by Dana Marie Bell
9. Child Name (Alexandra):Kiss of Fury (Dragonfire #2) by Deborah Cooke
10. Child Name (Hunter):Deeper Than Midnight by Lara Adrian


Red Fire (Gods of Midnight, #1) by Deidre Knight Hunting the Demon (Demon Hunters, #2) by Jaci Burton The Reluctant Vampire (Argeneau, #15) by Lynsay Sands Mistress of the Storm by Terri Brisbin This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5) by Jeaniene Frost Spencer's Secret (Wolf Harem #2) by Joyee Flynn Darkness Dawns (Immortal Guardians, #1) by Dianne Duvall The Wallflower (Halle Pumas, #1) by Dana Marie Bell Kiss of Fury (Dragonfire, #2) by Deborah Cooke Deeper Than Midnight A Midnight Breed Novel by Lara Adrian


message 11: by Amy J. (last edited Jul 13, 2011 08:38PM) (new)

Amy J. | 41 comments I'll give it a try and I'll post as I go.

Heroine 1:
Heroine 2:
Hero 1:
Hero 2:
Author 1:
Author 2:
Family 1: Undead and Unemployed (Sister's name Tina)
Family 2: :In the Woods (Father's name Robert, which the character goes by)
Kid 1:
Kid 2:


message 12: by Drea (last edited Jul 10, 2011 02:12PM) (new)

Drea I'm in...this will be my first. My initials are D. M.
3/10 read

Heroine 1: (Meagan) I Witch: The Powers of the Blood and the Heart****7/9/11
Heroine 2: (Elizabeth Moon) Sojourner
Hero 1: (Roman Draganesti) How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire
Hero 2: (Maximillian) Chosen by Desire ****7/10/11
Author 1: (Kerry Davidson) Luna's Sokjan
Author 2: (Danielle Lee) Inhuman
Character 1: (Alexandrine-nephew) My Forbidden Desire
Character 2: (Nick- brother) 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover
Child 1: (Aidan) Dreams of a Dark Warrior****read 7/5/11
Child 2: (Cassie) Seduced by the Wolf

I Witch by Erin Munday Sojourner by Maria Rachel Hooley How To Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks Chosen by Desire (The Guardians of Destiny, #2) by Kate Perry Luna's Sokjan (Book one) by Kerry Davidson Inhuman by Danielle Q. Lee My Forbidden Desire (Witches, #2) by Carolyn Jewel 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover (Jazz Tremaine #1) by Linda Wisdom Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark, #11) by Kresley Cole Seduced by the Wolf (Heart of the Wolf, #5) by Terry Spear


message 13: by Jennifer (last edited Jul 10, 2011 07:15AM) (new)

Jennifer | 429 comments I'm in. Will post as I go!

1. Heroine J/C
2. Heroine J/C

3. Hero J/C Last Night at Chateau Marmont: A Novel Lauren Weisberger read 7-7-11 *Julian is the male lead (I refuse to call him a hero because he's a huge jerk and not the "tortured soul" variety, until the very end)
4. Hero J/C

5. Author J/C Dead Reckoning Charlaine Harris read 7-1-11
6. Author J/C Fast Women Jennifer Crusie re-read 7-9-11

7. Character (family)
8. Character (family)

9. Name I'd give to a child Maybe This Time Jennifer Crusie The 12 year old boy in this story is named Carter and while it's not one of my top 2 names for a boy, it's still in the top 10-20 depending on the day read 7-2-11
10. Name I'd give to a child


message 14: by Maria (last edited Jul 21, 2011 02:15PM) (new)

Maria (maria_nanci) I'm in! :) (My initials are M and D).

Read: 4/10

1. Heroine (Mercedes) - Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs - finished 7/21/11
2. Heroine (Maggie) - No Rest for the Wiccan by Madelyn Alt - finished 7/14/11
3. Hero (Mikhail Dubrinsky) - Dark Prince by Christine Feehan
4. Hero (Julian of Macedon) - Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon
5. Author (Deborah) - A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness - finished 7/8/11
6. Author (MaryJanice) - Undead and Undermined by MaryJanice Davidson - finished 7/10/11
7. Character (Anthony - grandfather) - The Passage by Justin Cronin
8. Character (Alexia - cousin) - Soulless by Gail Carriger
9. Child Name (Harper) - Greywalker by Kat Richardson
10. Child Name (Lucien) - Insatiable by Meg Cabot

Silver Borne (Mercedes Thompson, #5) by Patricia Briggs No Rest for the Wiccan (A Bewitching Mystery, #4) by Madelyn Alt Dark Prince Author's Cut Special Edition (Carpathians, #1) by Christine Feehan Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunter, #0.5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness Undead and Undermined (Undead #10) by MaryJanice Davidson The Passage (The Passage, #1) by Justin Cronin Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger Greywalker (Greywalker, #1) by Kat Richardson Insatiable (Insatiable, #1) by Meg Cabot


message 15: by Cindy (last edited Jul 17, 2011 08:09PM) (new)

Cindy | 111 comments Name Challenge

Completed 6/10


Initials C & H

1. Heroine
2. Heroine
3. Hero (Carter) - Rode Hard, Put up Wet - Lorelei James 7/10
4. Hero (Christian) - Nocked for a Loop - Sam Cheever 7/15
5. Author - Reunion - FE Heaton 7/8
6. Author
7. Family Character (Cousin, Luke) - Cop Appeal - Ava Meyers 7/11
8. Family Character (Cousin, Scott) - Tit for Tat - Delilah Fawkes 7/15
9. Child Name (Bella) - Lover Awakened - JR Ward 7/15
10. Child Name

Rode Hard, Put Up Wet (Rough Riders, #2) by Lorelei James Reunion by F. E. Heaton Cop Appeal by Ava Meyers Tit for Tat by Delilah Fawkes Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3) by J.R. Ward


message 16: by Arletta (new)

Arletta (coastalwaters) | 5 comments I'm in!


message 17: by Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe) (last edited Jul 01, 2011 09:22AM) (new)

Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe) (sparklyblueyes) | 1718 comments The Challenge of a Name: Challenge
Duration: July 1-31st
0/10

My Initials are S&M

Heroine

1.Sabine-Kiss of a Demon King
2.Syn-Born of Fire

Hero

3.Micah-Micah
4.Shane-Ghost Town

Author

5.Suzanne Collins-Mockingjay
6.Maria V. Snyder-Magic Study

Resemblence

7.Wisty"Mistty" (BF/sister)-Witch & Wizard
8.Claire Roth "mothers last name"- Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #6)

Kids Name

9.Shanna-How To Marry a Millionaire Vampire
10.Vaughn- Visions of Heat


TO READ

Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark, #7) by Kresley Cole Born of Fire League Series, Book 2 by Sherrilyn Kenyon Micah (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #13) by Laurell K. Hamilton Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires, Book 9) by Rachel Caine Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins Magic Study (Study #2) by Maria V. Snyder Witch & Wizard (Witch & Wizard, #1) by James Patterson Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #6)  by Lara Adrian How To Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, #1) by Kerrelyn Sparks Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling, #2) by Nalini Singh

READ


ALSO READ


message 18: by Zuany (last edited Jul 01, 2011 11:50AM) (new)

Zuany | 57 comments :s my initials are Z.V.

0/10

1. Heroine
2. Heroine
3. Hero (Zarek) Dance With The Devil
4. Hero
5. Author
6. Autho
7. Characther (Raphael, my brother) Archangel's Consort
8. Characther (Raphael) Archangel's Blade
9. Child's name
10. Child's name


message 19: by Steph Ann (last edited Jul 04, 2011 04:54AM) (new)

Steph Ann | 85 comments I'm in! This is my first challenge, so we'll see how this goes! My initials are SM

2/10

1. Heroine (Mercedes) Silver Borne
2. Heroine (Rhiannon Murphy) Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between

3. Hero (Michael) If Angels Burn
4. Hero (Drustan MacKelter) Kiss of the Highlander

5. Author (Mead) Storm Born
6. Author (Sands) A Quick Bite

7. Character (Anna- my middle name) The Watcher
8. Character (John- grandfather) Something from the Nightside

9. Child's Name (Elena) Broken
10. Child's Name (Ryan) Secrets of the Demon


Silver Borne (Mercedes Thompson, #5) by Patricia Briggs Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between (Rhiannon's Law, #1) by J.A. Saare If Angels Burn (Darkyn, #1) by Lynn Viehl Kiss of the Highlander (Highlander, #4) by Karen Marie Moning Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) by Richelle Mead A Quick Bite (Argeneau, #1) by Lynsay Sands The Watcher (Anna Strong Chronicles, #3) by Jeanne C. Stein Something from the Nightside (Nightside, #1) by Simon R. Green Broken (Women of the Otherworld, # 6) by Kelley Armstrong Secrets of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #3) by Diana Rowland


message 20: by RogueHireling (last edited Jul 01, 2011 12:30PM) (new)

RogueHireling (rogue_hireling) | 156 comments I'm in!! Kids names are going to be hard since I picked rather unusual names for my two. Will have to think on this one. =D

Oh, do middle names count?


message 21: by Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe) (last edited Jul 01, 2011 01:24PM) (new)

Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe) (sparklyblueyes) | 1718 comments Steph wrote: "I'm in! This is my first challenge, so we'll see how this goes! My initials are SM

1. Heroine (Mercedes) Silver Borne
2. Heroine (Rhiannon Murphy) [book:Dead, Undead, or Somewher..."


good luck fellow SM'er :)


message 22: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 85 comments Thanks, Sammie! Good luck to you too! :)


message 23: by Mrs.soule (new)

Mrs.soule (mrssoule) 0/10

My initials are R & S.

1. Heroine:
A. Jade Redfern – Beyond the Night by Joss Ware
B. Raine Tallentyre - Sizzle & Burn by Jayne Ann Krentz

2. Hero:
A. Skeeve – Another Fine Myth by Robert Lynn Asprin
B. Seth - Succubus on Top by Richelle Mead

3. Author:
A. Iron Crowned by Richelle Mead
B. Rough & Ready by Sandra Hill

4. Family:
A. Madison, Nika - Living Nightmare by Shannon K. Butcher
B. Luke – Feral Attraction by Paige McKellan & Marie Harte

5. Kids:
A. Daphne – Red Mortal by Deidre Knight
B. Hawke (not that my husband would let me) - Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh

Beyond the Shadows (Night Angel #3) by Brent Weeks Sizzle and Burn (Arcane Society, # 3) by Jayne Ann Krentz Another Fine Myth (Myth Adventures, #1) by Robert Lynn Asprin Succubus on Top (Georgina Kincaid, #2) by Richelle Mead Iron Crowned (Dark Swan, #3) by Richelle Mead Rough and Ready  by Sandra Hill Living Nightmare (Sentinel Wars, #4) by Shannon K. Butcher Feral Attraction by Paige McKellan Red Mortal (Gods of Midnight, #4) by Deidre Knight Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling, #10) by Nalini Singh


Lacy♪ ♫Movements of a Demigod ♪ ♫ (lb3553) | 238 comments 0/10 Complete

1. Heroine L/B- (Linder,Jody) Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard
2. Heroine L/B- (Lightwood,Isabelle) City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

3. Hero L/B-
4. Hero L/B-

5. Author L/B- Brooks,Cheryl- Outcast
6. Author L/B- Lauren Kate- Fallen

7. Character (family)-
8. Character (family)-

9. Name I'd give to a child- (Adriana)Awakening by E.D. Beale
10. Name I'd give to a child-


message 25: by Susinok (last edited Jul 07, 2011 03:18AM) (new)

Susinok Oh man this one will be hard for me! My initials are SF, so the s is easy but F? How many F female names are there? At least in PNR Or romance, anyway. Not many heroes named Fred either.

And what if we don't have/don't want kids? :) LOL I can still pretend I guess.

I'm off to make a list. Yikes.

Initials SKF

1. Read 2 books where the heroine’s name (first or last) starts with either your first or last name initial.

2. Read 2 books where the hero’s name (first or last) starts with either your first or last name initial.

1. Rachel and the Hired Gun by Elaine Levine - Sagar

3. Read 2 books where the author’s name (first or last) starts with either your first or last name initial

4. Read 2 books where a character’s name is similar to yours or someone in your family. Be sure to let us know who.

5. Read 2 books where a character’s name is one you would use to name a child of yours. Extra points if it is already one of your kid/s’ name.

Rachel And The Hired Gun by Elaine Levine


message 26: by *Ash* (last edited Jul 25, 2011 07:23PM) (new)

*Ash* (ashdex) | 73 comments Sweet... Time to come up with a list. Woo

√ 1. A/D: Alexandria: Dark Gold; by Christine Feehan √ *** 07.04.11
√ 2. A/D: Amber: Dead Girl In Love; by Linda Joy Singleton √ *** 07.06.11
√ 3. A/D: Darius: Heart of the Dragon; by Gena Showalter √ **** 07.13.11
√ 4. A/D: Dane: Ain't Myth Behaving; by Katie MacAlister √ ** 07.19.11
5. A/D: Blood Spells; by Jessica Andersen
√ 6. A/D: On the Edge; by Ilona Andrews √ *** 07.15.11
√ 7. Aisling (Me): Holy Smokes; by Katie MacAlister √ *** 07.07.11
8. Nick (Nephew): He Loves Me, He Loves Me Hot; by Stephanie Rowe
√ 9. Savannah: Dark Magic; by Christine Feehan √ *** 07.09.11
√ 10. Jack: An Irresistible Bachelor; by Jessica Bird √ **** 07.25.11


message 27: by Danielle (last edited Jul 05, 2011 09:03PM) (new)

Danielle (dwinje) | 277 comments I'm in too :) My initials are D.W.

As you can see...lot's of D. W was hard, plus I don't like to break up series :)

Heroine D-Daphne: Past Redemption by Savannah Russe
Heroine D-Daphne: In the Blood by Savannah Russe

Hero D-Declan: Shadow of the Vampire by Meagan Hatfield
Hero D-Dag: Dragonbound by Jade Lee

Author D: The Gift by Deb Stover
Author D: Siren's Surrender by Devyn Quinn

Character Shane/brother in law: Twist by Colby Hodge
Character Kenneth/husband: Siren's Call by Devyn Quinn

Name I'd give my child Darius: Beyond the Pale by Savannah Russe
Name I'd give my child Gage: Beneath the Skin by Savannah Russe

Past Redemption (Darkwing Chronicles, #2) by Savannah Russe In the Blood (Darkwing Chronicles, #4) by Savannah Russe Shadow of the Vampire by Meagan Hatfield Dragonbound (Love Spell Fantasy Romance) by Jade Lee The Gift by Deb Stover Siren's Surrender (Dark Tides, #2) by Devyn Quinn Twist by Colby Hodge Siren's Call (Dark Tides, #1) by Devyn Quinn Beyond the Pale (Darkwing Chronicles, #1) by Savannah Russe Beneath the Skin (Darkwing Chronicles, #3) by Savannah Russe


message 28: by ♥ Ashleigh ♥ (last edited Jul 02, 2011 01:47AM) (new)

♥ Ashleigh ♥  Contrary to popular belief I'm not actually mad! (cheshire_red) super excited to get started :D

will post when i have found my books.


also does the heroine or hero have to be the main character?? or can they be the second main character??


message 29: by ♥ Ashleigh ♥ (last edited Jul 02, 2011 03:20AM) (new)

♥ Ashleigh ♥  Contrary to popular belief I'm not actually mad! (cheshire_red) 00 of 10 Completed
My initials are A & W.

1. Heroine (A/W): Anita Blake - Obsidian Butterfly
2. Heroine (A/W): Alexia Tarabotti - Soulless

3. Hero (A/W): Wrath - Dark Lover
4. Hero (A/W): John Pritkin??

5. Author (A/W): Ally Condie - Matched
6. Author (A/W): Rachel Ward - Numbers

7. Character (Family): Asher (me)- Narcissus in Chains
8. Character (Family): Rose (sister) ??

9. Child's name: Cassiel/Castiel (if i had a boy or girl)- Unseen
10. Child's name: Gabriel ??

Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #9) by Laurell K. Hamilton Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward Matched (Matched, #1) by Ally Condie Numbers (Numbers, #1) by Rachel Ward Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #10) by Laurell K. Hamilton Unseen (Outcast Season, #3) by Rachel Caine


♥ Ashleigh ♥  Contrary to popular belief I'm not actually mad! (cheshire_red) this is much harder than i thought it would be!!

its hard trying to search for book's via there characters name, does any body know if there's a list or something i can look up??


message 31: by Yz the Whyz (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 1020 comments Mod
Token Female Gamer wrote: "I'm in!! Kids names are going to be hard since I picked rather unusual names for my two. Will have to think on this one. =D

Oh, do middle names count?"


Yes...I'll accept middle names.


message 32: by Christina (new)

Christina (kriska1976) | 99 comments I am totally in! I have some research to do! My initials are C & M. Very cool challenge!


message 33: by Christina (last edited Jul 02, 2011 04:45PM) (new)

Christina (kriska1976) | 99 comments This was so much more difficult than I thought it would be! My initials are C & M.

0/10

Heroine with C: Clary in City of Bones
Heroine with M: Mercy in Moon Called
Hero with M: Mikhail in Dark Prince
Hero with M: Maddox in The Darkest Night
Author with M: Richelle Mead's Storm Born
Author with C: Christine Feehan's Dark Desire
Similar name #1: John Matthew in Lover Mine (My Dad is John)
Similar name #2: Mary in Lover Eternal (My Grandmother is Mary)
Potential Childs name #1: Gideon in The Darkest Lie
Potential Childs name #2: Jane in Lover Unbound


City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs Dark Prince (Carpathians, #1) by Christine Feehan The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld, #1) by Gena Showalter Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) by Richelle Mead Dark Desire (Carpathians, #2) by Christine Feehan Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) by J.R. Ward Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward The Darkest Lie (Lords of the Underworld, #6) by Gena Showalter Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5) by J.R. Ward


message 34: by Jessica (BookRockGoddess) (last edited Jul 26, 2011 06:27AM) (new)

Jessica (BookRockGoddess) Bolton (bookrockgodess) | 40 comments I think this is a really cool challenge I am so giving it a try:

Name Challenge

Initials J & B

1. Heroine- The Adoration of Jenna Fox7/9/11
2. Heroine- Crusade(Jenn)7/19/11
3. Hero- Vanish(Jacinda)7/22/11
4. Hero
5. Author- Sizzling Sixteenby Janet Evanovich 7/12/11
6. Author- My Boyfriend Bitesby Dan Jolley 7/23/11
7. Family Character-Cinder and Ella(Aunt Cindy)7/11/11
8. Family Character
9. Child Name( My daughter middle name Skylar)Passing
10. Child Name(My sons middle name Daniel)
Passion7/26/11

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum, #16) by Janet Evanovich Cinder and Ella by Melissa Lemon Crusade (Crusade, #1) by Nancy Holder Vanish (Firelight, #2) by Sophie Jordan My Boyfriend Bites (My Boyfriend Is a Monster) by Dan Jolley Passion (Fallen, #3) by Lauren Kate


Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 280 comments i'm in and I will post as I go


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Michelle (michelle_mc) | 371 comments ♥ Ashleigh ♥ wrote: "this is much harder than i thought it would be!!

its hard trying to search for book's via there characters name, does any body know if there's a list or something i can look up??"


Try this link, I'm not sure how many names work but this was recommended to me when I needed a Michael (just change the name to suit).

http://www.shelfari.com/characters/mi...

or

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?k...

which is a database that SOS is working on to help with these challenges :)


message 37: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Bair-Epps | 725 comments 1/10

Heroine (Josephine) #1: The Renegade Hunter (Rogue Hunter, #3)
Heroine (Eshe) #2: Born to Bite
Hero (Edward) #1: Hit List 7/2 3 stars
Hero (Janco) #2: Sea Glass
Author (Jim Butcher) #1: Proven Guilty
Author (Jeaniene Frost) #2: Eternal Kiss of Darkness
Family #1:
Family #2:
Kid #1:
Kid #2:

The Renegade Hunter (Rogue Hunter, #3) (Argeneau, #12) by Lynsay Sands Born to Bite (Argeneau, #13) by Lynsay Sands Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, #8) by Jim Butcher Sea Glass (Glass, #2) by Maria V. Snyder Hit List (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #20) by Laurell K. Hamilton Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World, #2) by Jeaniene Frost


message 38: by Clare (last edited Jul 10, 2011 01:00AM) (new)

Clare (clarey) | 32 comments I'm in! Will post my list in awhile.

Read 2 books where the heroine’s name (first or last) starts with either your first or last name initial.
Heroine #1 (Cassandra) - The Pursuit of Marriage by Victoria Alexander
Heroine #2 -

Read 2 books where the hero’s name (first or last) starts with either your first or last name initial.
Hero #1 (Chaz) - Deceived By The Others

Read 2 books where the author’s name (first or last) starts with either your first or last name initial.
Author #1 (Carriger, Gail) - Soulless
Author #2 (Cooke, Deborah) - Flying Blind

Read 2 books where a character’s name is similar to yours or someone in your family. Be sure to let us know who.

Read 2 books where a character’s name is one you would use to name a child of yours. Extra points if it is already one of your kid/s’ name.
- Kid #1 (Matthew) - Her Highness, My Wife

The Pursuit of Marriage (Effingtons, #8) by Victoria Alexander Deceived By The Others (H&W Investigations #3) by Jess Haines Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger Flying Blind The Dragon Diaries by Deborah Cooke Her Highness, My Wife (Effingtons, #5) by Victoria Alexander


♥ Ashleigh ♥  Contrary to popular belief I'm not actually mad! (cheshire_red) Michelle wrote: "Try this link, I'm not sure how many names work but this was recommended to me when I needed a Michael (just change the name to suit).

http://www.shelfari.com/characters/micha...

or

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=...

which is a database that SOS is working on to help with these challenges :)
"



Thanks heaps, i'll check em out now :D


message 40: by Patty (last edited Jul 20, 2011 04:40AM) (new)

Patty (catnaping) I'm in My initials are P & A
0/10

Heroine
1 (Alexia) Heartless Gail Carriger
2 (Pia) Dragon Bound Thea Harrison

Hero
3 (Falin Andrews) Grave Dance Kalayna Price
4 (Nicholas Argeneau) The Renegade Hunter Lynsay Sands

Author
5 Lara Adrian Deeper Than Midnight
6 Sharon Ashwood FrostBound

Family
7 (Stephanie sister)Smokin' Seventeen Janet Evanovich
8 (Chaz Cousin) Decieved by the Others Jess Haines

Kids Couple of the Names I Like
9 (Mira) Burn the Night Jocelyn Drake
10 (Sienna)Kiss of Snow Nalini Singh

Heartless (The Parasol Protectorate, #4) by Gail Carriger Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1) by Thea Harrison Grave Dance (Alex Craft, #2) by Kalayna Price The Renegade Hunter (Rogue Hunter, #3) (Argeneau, #12) by Lynsay Sands Deeper Than Midnight (Midnight Breed, #9) by Lara Adrian Frostbound (The Dark Forgotten, #4) by Sharon Ashwood Smokin' Seventeen (Stephanie Plum, #17) by Janet Evanovich Deceived By The Others (H&W Investigations #3) by Jess Haines Burn the Night (Dark Days, #6) by Jocelynn Drake Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling, #10) by Nalini Singh


Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe) (sparklyblueyes) | 1718 comments The Challenge of a Name: Challenge
Duration: July 1-31st
1/10

My Initials are S&M

Heroine

1.Sabine-Kiss of a Demon King
2.Syn-Born of Fire

Hero

3.Micah-Micah
4.Shane-Ghost Town

Author

5.Suzanne Collins-Mockingjay **** 7/2
6.Maria V. Snyder-Magic Study

Resemblence

7.Wisty"Mistty" (BF/sister)-Witch & Wizard
8.Claire Roth "mothers last name"- Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #6)

Kids Name

9.Shanna-How To Marry a Millionaire Vampire
10.Vaughn- Visions of Heat


TO READ

Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark, #7) by Kresley Cole Born of Fire League Series, Book 2 by Sherrilyn Kenyon Micah (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #13) by Laurell K. Hamilton Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires, Book 9) by Rachel Caine Magic Study (Study #2) by Maria V. Snyder Witch & Wizard (Witch & Wizard, #1) by James Patterson Ashes of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #6)  by Lara Adrian How To Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, #1) by Kerrelyn Sparks Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling, #2) by Nalini Singh

READ
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins

ALSO READ


message 42: by Lora (last edited Jul 03, 2011 11:49AM) (new)

Lora Savchova (luxuria) | 313 comments My initials are LS. Will post as I go

2/10

Heroine () #1:
Heroine () #2:
Hero (Leo) #1: Dare to Believe 2/7 ****
Hero () #2:
Author (Lisa McMann)#1: Cryer's Cross 1/7 *****
Author ()#2:
Family ()#1:
Family ()#2:
Kid ()#1:
Kid ()#2:


Dare to Believe (Gray Court, #1) by Dana Marie Bell Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann


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Christina (kriska1976) | 99 comments This was so much more difficult than I thought it would be! My initials are C & M.

1/10

Done! Thank God too, this was terrible...Heroine with C: Clary in City of Bones
Heroine with M: Mercy in Moon Called
Hero with M: Mikhail in Dark Prince
Hero with M: Maddox in The Darkest Night
Author with M: Richelle Mead's Storm Born
Author with C: Christine Feehan's Dark Desire
Similar name #1: John Matthew in Lover Mine (My Dad is John)
Similar name #2: Mary in Lover Eternal (My Grandmother is Mary)
Potential Childs name #1: Gideon in The Darkest Lie
Potential Childs name #2: Jane in Lover Unbound


City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs Dark Prince (Carpathians, #1) by Christine Feehan The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld, #1) by Gena Showalter Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) by Richelle Mead Dark Desire (Carpathians, #2) by Christine Feehan Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) by J.R. Ward Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward The Darkest Lie (Lords of the Underworld, #6) by Gena Showalter Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5) by J.R. Ward


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Erin (erin-b) PRN July 2011: The Challenge of a Name

Read: 1/10

Heroine 1: Eve Dallas in Survivor In Death by J.D. Robb
Heroine 2: Parker Brown in Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts
Hero 1: Elijah from Elijah by Jacquelyn Frank
Hero 2: Baran Arvid in Jane's Warlord by Angela Knight
Author 1: Mortal Danger by Eileen Wilks
Author 2: Dragon Bones by Patricia Briggs
Character 1: Kate Daniels (sister) in Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews
Character 2: Clay Bennett in Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh
Child Name 1: (Alexandra) Hungry for You by Lynsay Sands 7/2/11
Child Name 2: (Lucas) Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

Survivor In Death (In Death, #20) by J.D. Robb Happy Ever After (Bride Quartet, #4) by Nora Roberts Elijah (Nightwalkers, #3) by Jacquelyn Frank Jane's Warlord by Angela Knight Mortal Danger (World of the Lupi, #2) by Eileen Wilks Dragon Bones (Hurog, #1) by Patricia Briggs Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews Mine to Possess (Psy-Changeling, #4) by Nalini Singh Hungry for You (Argeneau, #14) by Lynsay Sands Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1) by Nalini Singh


message 45: by ♥ Ashleigh ♥ (last edited Jul 06, 2011 03:09AM) (new)

♥ Ashleigh ♥  Contrary to popular belief I'm not actually mad! (cheshire_red) 01 of 10 Completed
My initials are A & W.

1. Heroine (A/W): Anita Blake - Obsidian Butterfly
2. Heroine (A/W): Alexia Tarabotti - Soulless - finish 4.7.2011 ***

3. Hero (A/W): Wrath - Dark Lover
4. Hero (A/W):

5. Author (A/W): Ally Condie - Matched
6. Author (A/W): Rachel Ward - Numbers

7. Character (Family): Asher (me)- Narcissus in Chains
8. Character (Family): Rose (sister) ??

9. Child's name: Cassiel/Castiel (if i had a boy or girl)- Unseen
10. Child's name: Gabriel ??

Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #9) by Laurell K. Hamilton Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward Matched (Matched, #1) by Ally Condie Numbers (Numbers, #1) by Rachel Ward Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #10) by Laurell K. Hamilton Unseen (Outcast Season, #3) by Rachel Caine


Martina the Book Fairy (book_fairy) | 442 comments I'm in and will likely fill in the blanks as I go.

Martina's July Challenge of a Name - 1/10 Complete!

1. HEROINE (M/B): Maggie - Where There's a Witch (Bewitching Mystery, #5) by Madelyn Alt - 7/3 - ★★★★
2. HEROINE (M/B):

3. HERO (M/B):
4. HERO (M/B):

5. AUTHOR (M/B): Bedeviled Angel (Works Like Magic, #2) by Annette Blair
6. AUTHOR (M/B):

7. CHARACTER (FAMILY):
8. CHARACTER (FAMILY):

9. CHILD NAME:
10. CHILD NAME:

Where There's a Witch (A Bewitching Mystery, #5) by Madelyn Alt Bedeviled Angel (Works Like Magick, #2) by Annette Blair


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Michelle (michelle_mc) | 371 comments UPDATE - 4TH JULY 2011

Please note: For ease of tracking, could you please RE-POST your list with your progress after every update adding the DATE YOU FINISHED. You may also strike out the book's title if you wish. Thanks!

There are 35 participants in this month's challenge so far:

Amy
Arletta
*Ash*
♥ Ashleigh ♥ - 1/10 Read
Christina - 1/10 Read
Cindy
Clare
Danielle
Dobarah
Drea
Erin - 1/10 Read
Evil Twin One (Ange)
Felicia (Ferishia)
FlibBityFLoob
Jennifer
Jessica - 1/10 Read
Jessica (BookRockGodess)
Lacy♪♫Movements of a Demigod ♪♫
Lauren
❥☪LIZZ NEILL☪❥
Lora - 2/10 Read
Maria
Martina the Book Fairy - 1/10 Read
~Megan~
Michelle (shelli_m)
Mrs.soule
Patty
Sammie =^.^= - 1/10 Read
Shannon (Savhage Temptress)
Shazzy
Steph
Susan
Susinok
Token Female Gamer
Zuany


You cansign-up for the challenge at any time throughout the month

0 Readers have completed all 10 categories so far.

Total number of books read for the challenge = 8

Happy Reading Everyone!



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Michelle (michelle_mc) | 371 comments As everyone knows Yz has rather limited internet time at the moment, so I am going to be helping out to track the challenges for her. There will be a couple of updates throughout the month, and we are hoping to get the group stats back up and running at some point!

Thanks for all your help in reposting your lists, it really helps!


message 49: by Susan (new)

Susan | 196 comments 1/10 Complete
1. Read 2 books where the heroine’s name (first or last) starts with either your first or last name initial.

2. Read 2 books where the hero’s name (first or last) starts with either your first or last name initial.

3. Read 2 books where the author’s name (first or last) starts with either your first or last name initial

4. Read 2 books where a character’s name is similar to yours or someone in your family. Be sure to let us know who.

Conner Bryson- Connor (cousin) Silent Thunder by Iris and Roy Johansen

5. Read 2 books where a character’s name is one you would use to name a child of yours. Extra points if it is already one of your kid/s’ name.

Silent Thunder by Iris Johansen


message 50: by Christina (last edited Jul 04, 2011 02:34PM) (new)

Christina (kriska1976) | 99 comments This was so much more difficult than I thought it would be! My initials are C & M.

2/10

6/3/11 Done! Heroine with C: Clary in City of Bones
6/4/11 Done! Heroine with M: Mercy in Moon Called
Hero with M: Mikhail in Dark Prince
Hero with M: Maddox in The Darkest Night
Author with M: Richelle Mead's Storm Born
Author with C: Christine Feehan's Dark Desire
Similar name #1: John Matthew in Lover Mine (My Dad is John)
Similar name #2: Mary in Lover Eternal (My Grandmother is Mary)
Potential Childs name #1: Gideon in The Darkest Lie
Potential Childs name #2: Jane in Lover Unbound


City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs Dark Prince (Carpathians, #1) by Christine Feehan The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld, #1) by Gena Showalter Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) by Richelle Mead Dark Desire (Carpathians, #2) by Christine Feehan Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) by J.R. Ward Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2) by J.R. Ward The Darkest Lie (Lords of the Underworld, #6) by Gena Showalter Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5) by J.R. Ward


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