Chasing Inspiration

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Romance Novel Quiz Part 2

*edited to add my answers. What kind of blog would this be if I didn't answer my own quizzes? *

I got to thinking that there are many other questions we can ask about our favorite novels, so I'm expanding my original quiz to add more questions. You can post this on your own blog or repond in the comments. Either way, I would love to know your answers! And remember, it's not just limited to romance novels. Honestly. Any type of fiction will do. *grin*

1. Favorite heroine in a romance novel
I have to go with Eve Dallas from JD Robb's In Death series. She's tough, she's capable, she doesn't need someone else to fix life for her. And while she doesn't love easily, once she does, she's loyal as hell. She will go to the mat for you in a nanosecond. And while she is this tough-as-nails cop, she's also human and vulnerable, but not in a crybaby kinda way. :)

2. Favorite hero in a romance novel
It's a toss up between Ian Thornton from Judith McNaught's Almost Heaven and Harry Braxton from Connie Brockway's As You Desire. Both men have over come great odds to be the self-made heroes they are. And both love to distraction. Both have flaws, but that's okay. Flaws make people a little more human. And we all need heroes who are in touch with humanity.

3. Favorite romance series (a series being more than 2 books that are related)
Chesapeake Bay series by Nora Roberts. There is something about family brought together by love rather than by birth that makes me all warm and gushy inside. - Sea Swept, Rising Tides, Inner Harbor and Chesapeake Blue.

4. Best location in a romance novel
As You Desire by Connie Brockway. I love Victorian Egypt and during a time in my life when all historicals were taking place in predictable locations, this brilliant novel was a breath of fresh air!

5. Favorite secondary hero
Ted Mathison from Judith McNaught's Perfect or McNabb from JD Robb's In Death series. Both make me smile and make my heart go pitter-patter. *g*

6. Favorite secondary heroine
Why did I ask this question? I can never remember. I know there are some great secondary characters, but for the life of me...wait! Pilar from Nora Robert's Villa. She's a middle aged woman who comes into her own and I love her chutzpa and growth and caring. Phew!

7. Favorite secondary storyline - or book you loved because of the secondary storyline
One of my favorte books is Sentimental Journey by Jill Barnett and the story is full of secondary storylines. Which is why I love it so much. So many points of view and so many people to care about.

8. Favorite romance sub genre
I read a little of everything, but when I'm looking for a comfort read I usually turn to a contemporary romance or something with a little fantasy mixed in.

9. Favorite paranormal/fantasy romance
Lover Awakened by JR Ward or If Angels Burn by Lynn Viehl.

10. Favorite historical romance
Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught or Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer are sentimental favorites.

11. Favorite contemporary romance
Um, well, let's see. There are sooooo many. I'm going to go with The Paper Marriage by Susan Kay Law. That's my final answer. For now!

12. Favorite romantic suspense/mystery
I'm going with the In Death series by JD Robb. I do read a lot of romantic suspense, suspense and thrillers, but there is this wonderful balance of high body count, character development, secondary characters, mystery and this great couple who keep growing toward each other as the series progresses.


  1. I am a life coach and writer, I too have a blog, and offer you to join, if you like it.

    I find your pages interests, and esp. the fictional quiz, it is good for profiling personalities and someone's mind set... smartly done.

    I like the pages,


  2. I enjoy your blog as well.

  3. Ah, thanks to both of you. I enjoy writing my blog, though I must say, getting back into the groove of work and keeping up with blogging and writing is more difficult than originally anticipated.

    I wish you both a great weekend!

  4. I like your new layout. We are reading twins! :) I can't believe I forgot about Shebody and McNab!

  5. April, I can't believe you forgot about Shebody and McNab! I think you need to turn in your official McNab groupie badge in now. hee!