Saturday, April 28, 2012

Giveaway and Name that Detective Chance with Regan Black

Good Morning CEWTNK!!  Today I have the lovely Regan Black on to tempt you with many goodies and a chance to name the Detective in her next book The Matchmakers Curse!!!  Isn't that exciting?  Sadly, I cannot participate and in fact have allowed Regan to take over the post so she can explain the details.  Take it away Regan!!!

Name That Detective by Regan Black

Hi everyone! It’s paranormal romance author Regan Black again! Thanks so much to Nikki for having me back here today. I need a favor!

In the Matchmaker’s Mark, we meet Maeve King, best friend of the new matchmaker.

In book 2, The Matchmaker’s Curse, Maeve has to call the police because an intruder vandalized her bed. Yikes! Naturally, that means a supporting character in the way of a detective – but he needs a NAME! Can anyone help me, please?

Her bed was shredded. There was no other word for it. The absolute chaos had her gut churning. Not with fear, but with something less familiar; something murky she couldn’t identify beyond instinct that warned of unwelcome risk.

The detective looked at her with a bit too much sympathy. “It might be best if you stayed with a friend or found a hotel for a few nights.”

“That can’t be necessary, Detective [last name].”

“Call me [first name].”

She smiled through the stress. “If I agree to leave the room alone?”

His knowing expression was softened by pity. “Afraid not. They’ll clear the scene in a few days.

“Ms. King, can you think of anyone holding a grudge against you? An ex-boyfriend, maybe a disgruntled student?”

“No on all counts. I’m not dating anyone seriously.” An image of Grant’s face flashed inexplicably into her head. “Haven’t for some time.”

“That mess in there looks like someone has had plenty of time to build up some anger.”

“My last steady boyfriend died just before our college graduation.”

“Oh.” The detective cleared his throat. “I’m sorry. And the roses are from?”

“Last night was Valentine’s Day. I had a date.”

“That bouquet looks like he shelled out some pretty serious cash.”

“He did. The evening didn’t end well, but I’m certain he isn’t responsible for that.”


“Because he’s a well-mannered colleague of mine at the college. Dr. Benjamin Wright.” Her gaze drifted back to the bedroom while [name] wrote that down. “That sort of tantrum is beneath him. I was just an infatuation. He doesn’t really care about me enough to destroy my bed.”


“Detective, tossing around money is easy when you have plenty of it. Destructive behavior like this requires passion and intensity. It’s messy.”

“I thought you taught English.”

“That’s right.” She smiled. “You’d be surprised what literature can teach you about the human condition. Besides, Ben would never crawl through a window.”

So can you help me name the detective for my next lighthearted paranormal romance, The Matchmaker’s Curse? Leave your suggestions as a comment below and the winner will get a copy of the new ebook when it’s released (in May) plus a bonus swag package!

 Good Luck everyone!!!  The prizes look awesome!!  I can't wait to hear your suggestions as well!!!


SiNn said...

I like the name Tristan Alexander so dective Alexander and first name Tristan

Or Xavier Sky

Arianne said...

Detective Chester Wesley

Email: cruz042 at

I'm curious about the books now!

sienny said...

Benjamin Watson, with Ben as nickname

wyndwhisper said...

Hi Regan,
thank you for the chance at such a great contest.

i think you should name him John Byron Savage. John Byron was my little brother that passed when he was a baby and i've always thought there just weren't enough heros with the name Savage. :D

you could even do a variation J.B. Savage,J.S.Byron etc.etc.etc.

tammy ramey

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Jace Ashton. I kind-of like the sound of that :) Sounds Sexy!

Savannah said...

This is fun,
I like Alexius Saint.....

The name Alexius means "defender" so it would fit with him being a detective.

I hope you like it!

Regan Black said...

Good morning everyone! Thanks so much for the great suggestions already. You guys are rocking this name thing.

Unknown said...

I love coming up with names! Tammy's suggestion of John Byron Savage is awesome. I can see a detective named J.B. Savage. I like that one.
How about...I have always liked the name Casey. Casey Elliott.

bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Sandy said...

Wow! There are some great suggestions here. You're going to have a tough decision to make.

I like the name Clayton Holt, with the nickname of Clay.


Lisa Cox said...

I'm loving the suggestions so far. I guess I'll add mine to the mix.
How about Jonathon (Jon) Brown.
It's a little plain and unassuming, so then the character can wow us with his personality and actions.


MaDonna Lemmen said...

Darius Allen
I like that one :)


Yvette said...

Xavier Kresley...

mcv said...

When I think of a police detective I think of a tough, no nonsense, world weary cynic who has seen it all. I also think his name should be simple and strong, not a name one would find in a historical romance novel. Maybe an ethnic name would be best. A sexy Irish detective could be Jack Boyle. A handsome Italian detective could be Tony Parisi. A hot Latino detective could be Ramon Vega.
If you want a generic name for a tough,sexy cop, what about Marc Allan?

mcv said...

Forgot to leave my email. Would love to win!
mcv111 at hotmail dot com

Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

Detective Dominick Curran

velvethubler at yahoo dot com

Joanne said...

How about Jaxon Murphy or Bryin Dunn.
This book sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it.


felinewyvern said...

I like the suggestion of J B Savage fora detective :D

My own suggestion would be C D Hunter (then later he could admit to having a really weird name like Ceasar Damian hence the need for initials only :D).

Di said...

I suggest Andrew Gilchrist (aka Drew).

sallans d at yahoo dot com

Rhonda D said...

I like Jude Williams or Royce Billings. What an awesome contest! I can't wait to see who wins.

Regan Black said...

Everyone is on a roll! These are fabulous. I love the idea of initials because the name is so "awful".

Unknown said...

How about
Connor Malone?
Just thought I'd throw my two cents the name Connor...LOL
Or Logan...LOL

beejee77 at gmail dot com

Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes said...
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Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes said...

Hope I get my email right this time...*S*

As my own name is Gaelic, I love Irish, Celt and Gaelic male names. It wasn't until I was an adult that my sweet Mom discovered that she gave me the male spelling of the name.
My favorite male name is "Brayden McCann".
I can't wait to read your next release! Thank you for the contest, and wishing you the best...*S*



Unknown said...

First Name BRYANT: Irish baby boy name that means Strong, Honorable
Last Name WINSLOW means hill of victory

Bryant Winslow - strong honorable and a victor

Lots of great names to choose from best of luck with finding the name that just right :)

Blessed Be
Leigh Savage

wanda f said...

Detective Drake Michaels

thedragonchild said...

Redden Gray. I think Redden Gray suits him.

“That can’t be necessary, Detective Gray.”

“Call me Redden.”

searching4princecharming said...

Benjamin Gray! The nickname Ben just does something for me and the last name Gray just sounds mysterious!

You have some tough choices!


Regan Black said...

I will definitely have a tough decision to make, Kari!

Thanks for the good wishes, Darcy! I always get nervous about a new release, but this is sure a fun way to deal with it!

Leigh, great job with the research!

April Alvey said...

Xavier Nickleson Sounds like Nicholson but spelled diffrent.

msmjb65 said...

How about Aiden McPherson and maybe his friends call him Mick?
Good luck all!
msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

Pam said...

The name that popped into my head is Mason Hardwicke.


Nora Weston said...

Hi! Loved the excerpt. :) This is a really fun contest.

Detective Gabriel Knight at your service!

With this name, Gabriel hints at the goodness in him, and Knight shows he also has a dark side...

Regan Black said...

Glad you liked the excerpt and contest, Nora. This is some of the best fun I've had naming characters.

Regan Black said...

So, I finally decided! Thank you ALL so very much for the fantastic suggestions.

Tammy's suggestion of J B Savage is the winner!!! I also liked Bryant for his middle name and so Leigh has also won an ebook edition of this book when it's released!

Thanks again to all of you, and to Nikki for always being such an amazing host!

Happy reading everyone!

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