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Monday, September 12, 2011

Blog Hop Day 8: Titles

Coffee Beans & Love Scenes Ten Days of Giveaways
Titles. They're the life blood of a story. Do you click on the link if the title sounds ridiculous? Of course not (unless it's morbid curiosity). The title is the first thing to catch your eye (well I suppose the cover, too, but covers can be misleading!)

It should be evocative of the story and yet catchy enough to keep your interest to turn the book over (figuratively speaking) or scroll down to read the back-of-the-book blurb.

Imagine Gone With the Wind titled Scarlett...oh wait, bad example. As anyone who read Scarlett would know. Let's not go there. OK, how about Pride & Prejudice? Would it have lasted if it was titled Miss Elizabeth Bennett's Prejudice? Um, no.

I started my latest story knowing the plot but thinking it would go in a different direction. Risqué made a lot of sense when a Regency heroine puts her reputation on the line for sexual pleasure and that abiding romantic love.

However, that's not how the story went. My intentions were there, but the characters, Alexandria, Kane, and Brent, had other ideas and hijacked the story to their own ends. It's now titled Games of Pleasure, with rake verses rake in a game for the highest stakes-love.
You're part: follow my blog and comment on each post to enter the daily drawing for a free download of one of my stories. (You must do both to enter, but following once is perfectly acceptable.)
My part: Post short fun little blogs for you to comment on and give away one free download, winner's choice, of any of my stories.

Want to follow along during the 10 Days of Giveaways? Find each blog stop here.

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