Contest!

June 18, 2009 at 8:38 am (General)

Ok, I’m a bit blogged out this month, so today’s post is all about you guys doing the work, and me sitting back and reaping the rewards.  ;-)  

I just got the edits back for HER VAMPIRE HUSBAND.  The first notation?  Change the hero’s name.  Now, this isn’t the first time his name has changed.  He started out as Henri in the proposal.  My editor nixed that because it wasn’t ‘alpha’ enough.  So we both decided Edward was manly enough.  But at the time neither of us were thinking Twilight and the hero of that story is also Edward.  So another name change is required.

Here’s some info on him: He’s a 1000 year old vampire who is leader of the Nava tribe. He’s fought for two French kings, used to be a bounty hunter (of werewolves), and has seen it all, done it all, and doesn’t regret a bit of it.   He’s French, aristocratic, and feels he’s getting a bit long in the tooth (sorry, couldn’t help it), and the heroine, a sassy werewolf princess, enters his life with a bang and really turns his world upsidedown.  And he loves it.

anglade copyHis last name is Saint-Pierre.  And I need an ALPHA name (preferably French, but if it sounds old world, that’ll work too.)  And here’s a picture of the guy who inspired my hero’s looks.  (Jean-Hugues Anglade, an amazing French actor.)

So here’s where you all come in.  Comment with a name idea, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of THE HIGHWAYMAN, my July Nocturne.  You can enter with as many names as you can think of, but I’ll only put your name in the hat once for drawing.

Go for it!

Michele

31 Comments

  1. Alissa said,

    Alexandre and since times have modernized, you could call him Alex or Alec or something like that…
    Alain or Aleric perhaps?
    Guillaume and maybe call him Will in modern times?
    Julian?
    Ok, that’s all I got!🙂

  2. bridget3420 said,

    Leven. I don’t know why. It just popped in my head.

  3. Pamk said,

    bastien
    Alexander
    Emmanual
    Gaston
    Giles
    Lance
    Leopold
    Lionel
    Marc
    Remy
    Raphael
    Sebastien
    Tristan
    Good luck picking a name and here is a few for you.

  4. Babette James said,

    Donatien Saint-Pierre
    Gaetan Saint-Pierre
    Geraud Saint-Pierre
    Hugues Saint-Pierre
    Leonide Saint-Pierre
    Luc Saint-Pierre
    Maximilien Saint-Pierre
    Tristan Saint-Pierre

  5. michelehauf said,

    Keep ’em comin’! I’ve seen a few already I like.

  6. Kara said,

    Geoffrey or Gregori comes to mind. Ohhh I like Luc too or Lucien.

  7. Brandy said,

    Arsène or Romain (french names)
    or Lucius (derived from the latin or etruscan)
    😛

  8. Keira said,

    If it wasn’t in Anita Blake I would so say Jean-Claude… let me think

    Christian… Saint-Pierre
    Damian… Saint-Pierre
    Elliot… Saint-Pierre
    Jacquot… Saint-Pierre
    Patrick… Saint-Pierre

  9. Willa said,

    Arnaud Saint-Pierre
    Christophe Saint-Pierre
    Etienne Saint-Pierre
    Gabriel Saint-Pierre
    Guillaume Saint-Pierre
    Isaac Saint-Pierre
    Xavier Saint-Pierre
    Zacharie Saint-Pierre
    Beaufort Saint-Pierre
    Dacian Saint-Pierre
    Devereaux Saint-Pierre
    Dillon Saint-Pierre
    Kalle Saint-Pierre

    That was fun 😀 Good luck with your hunt!

  10. Colleen said,

    Anton
    Gilles
    Leon
    Rene
    Adrien
    Audon
    Beltane
    Burke
    Chasen
    Gage
    Jemond
    Severin
    Travers😀

  11. Crystal B. said,

    Lucien
    Devereaux
    Jacques
    Rogan
    Gerard
    Jean Claude

  12. Kimberly B. said,

    Gaston
    Rogier
    Etienne
    Stefan
    Aubrey
    Thomas
    I can’t think of any more!
    —Kim

  13. Anne C said,

    I like the name ‘Emile-

  14. michelehauf said,

    Ladies, I’m loving the suggestions, and am making a list of my favs. Though some of them I can just hear my editor groaning and saying ‘not Alpha’! She’s very big on having the right name that sounds masterful and strong. 🙂

  15. Willa said,

    Abelard
    D’artagnan
    Raoul
    Romain

    And I love the name Aloysius! 😀

  16. Kellie H said,

    Armand Saint-Pierre
    Laurent Saint-Pierre
    Jaime Saint-Pierre

    To name a few that were missed……

  17. michelehauf said,

    Ok, I submitted these to my editor:

    Alexandre
    Gaston
    Raphael
    Christophe
    Xavier

    She nixed them all. 😦

    I’m sort of liking Creed. I know that’s not French, but I could make his mother anything, I guess, to make the name work. So go ahead, and suggest non-French names, too.

  18. michelehauf said,

    Update: My editor loves Creed.

    Now, how to make that work? His mother could be English. Maybe Creed is his middle name, but he uses it, because you know, as a vamp, you gotta change up your name every couple centuries or so, or people will get suspicious. Hmmm…

  19. Willa said,

    Nixed? We were nixed??! Lol! 😀

    Javier
    Byron
    Mason
    Gage
    Ethan
    Isaiah
    Sebastien
    Garrett
    Micah
    Dante
    Darius
    Nehemiah
    Caden

  20. Elaine G said,

    French Names:
    Dominique
    Thierry
    Zacharie

    English names:
    Adair
    Bishop
    Brick
    Forbes
    Forrester
    Graham
    Vaughn
    Sutton
    Noah
    Harper
    Holden
    Judson
    Knox
    Malcolm

  21. Teresa D'Amario said,

    wow! What awesome names! I know what to do when I get stuck the next time. LOL

  22. Suzette said,

    Tyson
    Thierry
    Luc
    Lucien
    Jermaine

  23. Pam P said,

    Wow, lots of names already.

    Vardon (Creed) Saint-Pierre (variations are Varden or Vardan)
    Quinton (Creed) Saint-Pierre
    Carden (Creed) Saint-Pierre
    Drury Saint-Pierre

  24. Caffey said,

    I love this title! So I’m glad you got to keep that!

    How about:
    Braeden
    Damalis
    Delano
    Lucine
    Dunkan
    Kern
    Jareth

  25. Donna S said,

    Victor
    Jean-Paul
    Jacques
    Asher
    Chesley
    Damien
    Anson
    Claude
    Gideon
    Dante
    Lucien
    Anton
    Sebastien
    Adrien
    Leon
    Gilles
    Henri
    Bertrand
    Gustave

  26. elove said,

    Ames
    Dionte
    Lisle
    Boyce
    Gaetan
    Saber
    Archer
    Trace
    Mercer
    Soren
    Theron
    Tyce
    Vidal
    Treves
    This has been fun!

  27. Anne C said,

    Griffin
    Mitchell
    Fletcher
    Giles
    These are all names ov boys in my family

  28. Colleen said,

    Wow what a list of names…😀
    Jasper
    Cale
    Micah
    Wes

  29. Keira said,

    No gaston – disney beauty and the beast
    no laurent – vampire from meyer’s series

  30. Ilona said,

    Names popular in the era he must have been born include one of my favourite french names Charlemange. But I also like Louis.

  31. gloria said,

    Here are a few more names Arnaud, alain, Auguste, andre, Benoit, Christophe, Didier, Gregoire, Dominic, Emile, Pascal, Etienne, Remy Gerard, Tristan, Gustave, Pierre, Jacques, Serge, Luc or Jean Luc, Hope this helps.

    Thanks for the contest.

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