And the winner is…

Posted Jun 16 2014, 12:01 am

Holy naming game, Batman! I got sooooo many great suggestions for Liam’s last name, it was tough, tough, TOUGH to pick just one. (On the bright side, I have oodles of awesome surnames for future characters…)

Some folks emailed me privately with their ideas while I got a few others via Facebook. I managed to whittle the list down to ten finalists:

Kristoff which was suggested by Jacci; Michaels which came from D’Ann (simple, I know, but geez Liam Michaels has a nice ring, don’tcha think?); O’Reilly from Melissa Keir; Boden-Clay from Mary Preston; Cavanaugh from Brandi; St. James from Mariposa Cruz (Brandi also suggested James, but I liked having the St. in front to make it two syllables); Blackwood (again simple, but goes well with Liam) from Kathy Wheeler; Cleary from Meggan; Devlin from Jannine and finally Savage (via FB) from Heather.

See what I mean? TOUGH! But after writing the names out, saying them out loud and asking my hubby his opinion, here are the top five:

#5= O’Reilly from Melissa

#4= Devlin from Jannine

#3= Savage from Heather

Which leaves Cavanaugh from Brandi and St. James from Mariposa as the top two choices for Liam’s new last name.

Big breath and drumroll please…. Liam ST. JAMES!

Congratulations to Mariposa! You beat Brandi out by a hair! I’ll be sending your $50 GC (Amazon or Barnes and Noble – whichever you prefer) out later today. And for coming in such a close second, Brandi, you also will receive a $10 GC.

Thanks to everyone who participated! Please look for SHATTERED TRUST, featuring Liam St. James and Kate Landry, later this summer.



Learning to love is the easy part…

As a young woman, Kate Landry trusted the wrong man, and she paid dearly for her naiveté. Alone, pregnant and destitute, she survived by the sheer force of her will. Now forty-two, Kate has made a good living for herself and her daughter as the owner of the Bluebird Saloon. But she’s forgotten how to live. That is until he comes into her bar…

Liam St. James loved a girl once. And only once. After an accident paralyzed her, she didn’t trust he would continue to love her. Brokenhearted, Liam left and soon discovered a world where women did trust him—to be their sexual Dominant. He plays out the scenes masterfully, but the unexpected request from the stoic bar owner will pose his greatest challenge yet…

Kate and Liam embark on a journey to uncover repressed urges and, in the process, they discover new desires. They also fall in love with one another. But when you’ve been shattered as badly as they have by mistrust, deceit and abuse, loving is easy. Trusting is harder, if not impossible, especially when the heart is involved…

Shattered Trust is a BDSM romance. It contains explicit language and graphic love scenes, including bondage, domination, spanking, whipping and multiple partners. It is intended for mature readers only.




3 responses to “And the winner is…”

  1. Sandy says:

    Great choice, Linda. Congrats to Mariposa. An interesting excerpt. Piqued my interest.

  2. Melissa Keir says:

    Congrats! The name sounds wonderful! I wish you all the best!

  3. Brandi says:

    You know how much i’m kicking myself right now? I had put St James but then I was like “Nah, James sounds better” lol,.. that’s just my luck lol. One day I will get my name picked for someones story. =) I had alot of fun trying to come up with names though. <3 Congrats Mariposa! =)

    Thank you for even choosing one of my names to even be in the running,… i'm very honored by that. <3

    I hope you have a great week!

    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

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