I need titles!
A title for my suspense Christmas story, and my historical.
For the Christmas book I want something sexy but holidayish. I have no idea what the story is about at this point (except it will feature one of my ‘hot cops’), but I think I just may do something like the Grinch with a twist or perhaps something along the lines of The Ref. Did anyone see that? With Dennis Leary? OMG, what a fab movie. I could do an undercover Santa story, and it run loosely along the Miracle on 34th Street theme, or maybe the old Bing Crosby classic White Christmas. How about It’s a Wonderful Life gone wrong? Or A Christmas Carol? I could make my cop a hard bitter man with no compunction for compassion? As I’m sitting here typing the ideas are beginning to form but no titles. My fave is BAD SANTA, but I can’t use that. It’s been done, too many times.
My second more urgent quandary is a title for my first historical to be released in July next year. My working title has been ONE WICKED KNIGHT. And while my knight, Regan, is naughty, he is also a driven mercenary hell bent on claiming lands of his own. His female counterpart is as determined to keep him off her estate but out of her bed as well. The story is about passionate love for one’s country, one’s honor and one’s true love. There is blood, lust, love and revenge. So, when my editor told me in New York a month or so ago that WICKED was not a worthy title for the story, I had to agree. I want something passionately edgy. Something that brings all of the blood, passion and pageantry of the era (1066 England) together.
So, any takers out there today?
For the person who comes up with a title I’ll give you a $20 gift certificate to BN.com and my undying gratitude!