If you've read many of my blogs, you know that i love titles and i usually have my book title before i start writing the story. Sometimes my titles even suggest the story. Like my soon to be released novella, Hearts and Flour. I had wanted to write a story about a health food fanatic for awhile, but when i thought of that title, the whole book fell into place (except for the cross-dressing part. That was a surprise! LOL)
Recently, i had the unusual experience of having a book more than half written and not having a title yet. This is my werewolf book and i asked for help on Facebook and people gave me lots of great feedback. Then in the midst of describing the story to someone who commented on a blog post of mine, the title of the book leaped out at me! I can't share it until i know my publisher likes it. But i'm SO happy to be on track with my title love.
And that brings me to my dilemma. Unless you're brand new to the blog, you've probably heard about my Balls to the Wall Series. These very popular books are titled -- Volley Balls, Fire Balls, Beach Balls, and Snow Balls. I love these titles and people love to suggest the names of new Balls books. BUT, everyone including me wants my surfer turned firefighter, Jerry, from Fire Balls to have his own love story. And that is my plan. To write that book probably next after my WIP. But i don't have a title. We've done Fire Balls. Jerry is a firefighter and there will be another firefighter in the book. The word Balls must be in the title. Jerry is a laid back surfer dude but a good firefighter. Fire doesn't have to be in the title. I have considered:
- Fireman's Balls
- Balls of Fire
So tell me -- Do you like either of these titles? If yes, why? If no, why?
Do you have any other suggestions? If you read Fire Balls, you know Jerry!
If you suggest a title and i use it, i'll dedicate the book to you!
And remember, Hearts and Flour comes out two weeks from today. We'll have a blog tour if i can just think of a fun contest! Have any suggestions for that? LOL : )