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Subject: Terms of Endearment
Date Posted: 11/1/2007 4:30 PM ET
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What are your favorite terms of endearment in romances?  I just read one this past week and the hero was half Italian and called her his "cara mia" which I just thought was so sweet.  Another book I read recently the hero called her "angel", another favorite.  So what's your favorite(s)?

I'd have to say mine is probably Angel or Baby.

Sherri

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 10:32 PM ET
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Not sure why, but mine is definitely "baby"

Date Posted: 11/2/2007 3:48 PM ET
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I read an historical the other day where the hero called the heroine "sweetings". I kind liked that. 

Johanna Lindsay wrote a couple futuristic books (Heart of a Warrior etc..,) the hero used the endearment "karima". I listened to it on audio and it sounded so sexy done with an accent rolling the r. 

Date Posted: 11/2/2007 4:14 PM ET
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Mary that does sound sexy.  Wonder what it means?  Any idea?

Sherri

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 4:44 PM ET
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"Pet"---must be the Spike lover in me!  Also like "sweetings" and "baby".   I've never liked "darling"; too stuffy.  However,  "darlin'", said with a drawl (think Matthew McConaughy) makes me shiver!!!

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 4:49 PM ET
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I like 'babe' ..reminds me of ranger in the stephanie plum books! one i just read used 'little darlin' in a texas drawl..sigh...

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 6:39 PM ET
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Yeah Dawn "darlin'" is definitely a good one.   I read that and think of Lucy Monroe's "And Able" book and the hero in that was a Southern guy....sigh!

Sherri

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 11:32 PM ET
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Dawn I agree with you about darling vs. darlin'.

I usually love how authors have their "southern" men speak. For example Nick from Liz Carlyle's story in the Big Gun's Out Of Uniform anthology or there's the Cajun's like Lucky Doucet in Tami Hoag's Lucky's Lady. 



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Date Posted: 11/4/2007 12:25 AM ET
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