Sunday, September 09, 2007
Only Billionaires and Millionaires Need Apply…
Silhouette Desire -- Always Powerful, Passionate and Provocative...
The other night in a chat room, we started talking about the Silhouette Desire series books. I read and review a lot of them, so feel fairly knowledgeable what the line is about. Of course, the discussion turned to the titles. Right off, someone mentioned all the Billionaires and Millionaires in the titles. They sound an awful much like the Harlequin Presents line, and Silhouette Desire even uses “Mistress” or “Prince” in the titles a lot.
Here are some of the examples of recent Silhouette Desire titles:
The Millionaire’s Indecent Proposal by Emilie Rose
The Millionaire’s Seductive Revenge by Maxine Sullivan
The Billionaire’s Bidding by Barbara Dunlop
The Prince’s Mistress by Emilie Rose
The Ultimate Millionaire by Susan Mallery
Under the Millionaire’s Influence by Catherine Mann
I think you get the idea…
I wonder who thinks up these titles?
In most of these stories, the hero is a very rich man. Oh, he can still be a cowboy, but he is also a CEO of a multimillion dollar company. A man who is worth under a million dollars need not apply.
Here is something to ponder:
Is there now a blurry line between Harlequin Presents and Silhouette Desire? The only difference being that most of the settings and characters are American in a Silhouette Desire book, but change a few character traits and the location, and are you then reading similar stories?
Readers, how do you feel about the shift that Silhouette Desire has taken?
If there are any Silhouette Desire authors out there, how do feel about it?
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