Thursday Thirteen: Names by Lillian Grant

Author Lillian Grant is here today with her Thursday Thirteen–and her new release, Speak to Me of Abduction.

Blurb: Stranded in Rio and desperate for cash, Australian backpacker Charlene Paige accepts a minor movie role. When her costar, Hollywood hunk and serial womanizer Jonathon Deveraux, is abducted from the set, she turns to his older brother for help.

Jacob Deveraux is an Oscar winner and Hollywood good guy, but his past has made him a recluse. However, when his brother goes missing, he agrees to help the hapless Aussie who was deceived into taking a movie role so Jonathon could woo her into his bed. Despite being determined to keep his distance, Jacob is increasingly drawn to her.

When it becomes obvious Jonathon’s kidnapping is designed to punish him, Jacob worries his feelings for Charlene make her a target. Despite his efforts to keep her safe, she is grabbed off the street. Can he rescue Jonathon and Charlene, or will he lose not only his brother but another woman he loves?

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What’s in a name?

Picking names for characters is hard work. Picking names for your kids is harder, but I guess they can change them once they’re all grown up.

Thirteen celebrities’ real names.

  1. Woody Allen – Allen Konigsberg
  2. Lauren Bacall – Betty Joan Perske
  3. Nicolas Cage – Nicolas Kim Coppola
  4. Doris Day – Doris von Kappelhoff
  5. Danny DeVito – Daniel Michaeli
  6. Jamie Foxx – Eric Marlon Bishop
  7. Whoopie Goldberg – Caryn Johnson
  8. Cary Grant – Archibald Leach
  9. Boris Karloff – William Henry Pratt
  10. Demi Moore – Demetria Gene Guynes
  11. Chuck Norris – Carlos Ray
  12. Natalie Portman – Natalie Hershlag
  13. Meg Ryan – Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra


About Lillian

Born and bred in the UK, Lillian Grant’s whole life was turned on its head when, at the tender age of eighteen, she met and fell instantly in love with her darling husband. She knew the minute she met him she was going to marry him and, fortunately, he came to the same conclusion less than six months later.
She has traveled the world with her husband and currently calls Australia home. It didn’t take her long to turn native. She became an Australian citizen and dropped the British accent. However, her wanderlust didn’t stop with moving to the other side of the world. With her husband and two sons she has moved from state to state, always ready for a new adventure. She has also visited many destinations around the world.
Her stories reflect her love for travel and exotic locations, along with a quirky British sense of humor. Well, you can’t give up all of your heritage now, can you?


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