Jane Porter

I’m hoping Jane Porter‘s sense of humor is iron clad and in top shape.. Not only did the trolling asscheeses of hell unleash themselves in the comments to a Seattle PI article about Porter’s book-to-movie on Lifetime this month, but it seems the poor woman is also being seduced in fiction. With bondage!

Is “not Googling the name of one’s heroine” the new black? Because dude. Ouch.

[Thanks to Serena Robar for the link.]

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  1. 1
    rebyj says:

    I’ve noticed the movie advertisements. I’ll probably watch it although Heather Lockyear is flirting with 50 not 40.. she was born in 1961.  Feels good to bash the age of hot blondes now doesn’t it? LOL

    The harsh comments about Jane Porter are sad and obviously made by idiots but hey she’s getting talked about and the movie is getting attention so there is a positive side to it, also she was pretty well defended by her fans in the comments so kudo’s again to the romantic fiction community! Good luck to her!

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    Suze says:

    40 and I did our flirtation, and I dumped that bastard and moved on to 41.  And Heather Locklear looks WAY better than I do.  (Oh, if only I could hire a personal trainer and chef and then write them off as business expenses.)

    And, may I say, good for Jane Porter, tearing herself away from her busy life with Tarzan to get all seduced and then, on top of all that, write a swack of very nicely-written romance novels.  And boff a hot surfer.

    She’s my new hero.

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    Victoria Dahl says:

    Ha! I’ve never (just in case) Googled the name of my characters. But then I didn’t Google my kids’ names when I picked them, so they could both be named after serial killers. *shrug* Would never have occurred to me in either case.

    I accidently named my police chief hero after a boy in my son’s first grade class. Now that’s cringe-worthy. Youch.

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    Elizabeth Wadsworth says:

    Hah—I just Googled my protagonists’ names from my WIP and came up with a female soccer player and a professor of applied physics, among others.  Does this mean I have to change their names now?

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    Silver James says:

    Yay. A new meme. The MC in my first sale tags to a writer/director and a TV meteorologist of some infamy. My hero? There’s an Irish soccer player that’s close but not the exact spelling. I’ll have to remember to do this for fun with each new H/H.

    I do feel for Jane. Personally, more power to her! And I love how the snarky asshats got blasted! It’s not nice to fool with Mother Romance Reader! (shamelessly stolen from the Chiffon margarine commercials! ) And *HEH*, the ebook porn is on sale!

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    Julie Leto says:

    First, I’m very excited for Jane and her movie.  I think she’s one of the coolest people and I’m thrilled for her success, both in her professional life and her private life.  I will definitely be watching.

    Second, I usually Google my character names.  If it’s somebody famous, I change the name.  I can’t say I always do it, but I definitely have done it before.  No name is exclusive, but if the person is something like an actor or author or other “public domain” person…there’s no way I’d use the name.

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    Joanne says:

    Elizabeth Wadsworth said on…
    12.02.08 at 01:20 PM |
    Hah—I just Googled my protagonists’ names from my WIP and came up with a female soccer player and a professor of applied physics, among others.  Does this mean I have to change their names now?

    hmmm, probably not unless you have plans for a surf-board in your future?

    My reaction to the whole thing is: why did I always picture Jane Porter as an older woman? I’m talking OLDER older woman? Somewhere I must have seen a pic of the ‘other’ Jane Porter who wrote the history book? Romancelandia is one big flippin’ question after the other.

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    Strategerie says:

    I just love people that pitch on romance as a genre. One of those asshats had the gall to call Jane a “dizzy dame”. The last time I checked, it was impossible to get UCLA to give you a Master’s degree unless you actually did the coursework.

    I’d also like to mention to the above asshat that Jane probably makes more in a month than he’s seen all year. Ooops, did I say that? My bad.

    -S

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    JaneyD says:

    Ugh—the condescending comments with the older woman, younger man theme annoy me. Eight years difference is nothing.

    After my post-40 divorce I got my mind blown by a darling sweet, smoakin hawt dude 15 years my junior. He thankfully had the energy to keep up with me! It didn’t last, but what a magnificent—er—uh—“learning experience!”

    I still like ‘em young. The guys who are my age are all old farts.

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    Silver James says:

    My DH is six years younger and we celebrated our silver anniversary last summer. (That’s 25 years to you non-traditionalists out there. ;-P) “I obviously don’t see the problem with older woman/younger man.” she replies archly.

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    Victoria Dahl says:

    Yeah, some people are asshats.

    JaneyD, on the other hand… Rock on!

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    EJ McKenna says:

    PS, in the book Seducing Jane Porter, there’s this rip-snorter

    Product Warnings
    Graphic sex, bondage scenes and the use of masks.

    Masks? Jumping Jehosephats, they’ll stop at nothing!
    :-D

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    M E 2 says:

    PS, in the book Seducing Jane Porter, there’s this rip-snorter

    Product Warnings
    Graphic sex, bondage scenes and the use of masks.

    Masks? Jumping Jehosephats, they’ll stop at nothing!
    :-D

    I am guessing that if they feel the need to warn *you* about the use of masks in a BDSM novel . . . . . the masks might not be used in the way one would normally expect them to be used.  :-D

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