I’ve said it before and some day I’ll say it again. But I’m not a big fan of contests. So I neither enter them typically, nor have them. But the time has finally come in to break in this bad boy and have a contest up in here, yo. (I know that you envy my urban edge. But some people have it and some people don’t.)
So here’s the deal. I have this book. It’s a young adult urban fantasy and it needs a name. I am like abysmally bad at titles. Bad. Bad. Bad. And not like the Michael Jackson song. Just terrible. Currently the book is titled, “Some Strange Magic.”
However, I’ve been told explicitly that the title pretty much sucks. And that it doesn’t fit the story at all. So it’s back to the drawing board for this lady. But the drawing board is filled with titles that aren’t any better than this one. So it’s time to make a plea for assistance.
I am looking for something that fits the tone of the story which is dark and mysterious. This isn’t a cheerful story boys and girls. And, actually, it’s the lightest book of all five. Good times are ahead! At any rate I’d like a title that addresses one or more of the themes in the book. Becoming or transforming. Not as a shifter or anything like that. But going through a process of change. Other themes are the death of a parent, magic, the duality of things that are both good and evil at the same time, forbidden romance, and demons.
Here’s the current description.
What if everything you knew about the world barely scratched the surface of reality? What if there were thousands of people living, and dying, to protect the truth? What if you were destined to be one of them?
When her father died, leaving behind nothing but chaos and a secluded Gothic inn, seventeen-year-old Voirey Cruz lost control of her life and her faith in anything. Her search for answers about her father’s mysterious behavior and sudden death thrusts her into a world of evil doppelgangers intent on destroying everything she has left.
If she believed in magic, she’d bring her father back from the dead. If she believed in heroes, they wouldn’t be punk boys with guyliner, tattoos, and a lip piercing. But if she doesn’t start believing in demons, she might not make it to eighteen.
So I’m looking for multiple ideas. The more the better. And I’d love something with texture and a kind of a poetry. The inventor of the title I chose will get a twenty dollar Amazon gift card. Because I love you like that. Feel free to offer as many suggestions as you like. Because frankly, I need help. And on Friday the 29th I’ll close the contest and pick a title. If all y’all’s titles are no better than mine I’ll just pick one at random and send a card your way. Spread the word peeps. Let’s name this baby.