I just started a new book last week. I get to go back to Mirabelle Island for three more stories (5, 6,and 7 in the series) coming out in 2011 and I’m excited. They’re coming out back to back, like a lot of books that are a part of a series are doing these days, so I’d like titles that tie together. Needless to say, it’s driving me crazy.
The first four Mirabelle’s work well, I hope. First Come Twins, Next Come Love, Then Comes Baby and Along Came a Husband, coming in June 2010. (I just got the new cover a few weeks ago in case you hadn’t noticed it along the side bar.)
My editor and I have already agreed that to try and add onto those first four titles would be insane. Of course, if you’ve got any totally insane ideas, I’d love to hear them.
I need the titles so that I can start doing promotion. Yeah, I know. Already? For 2011? I’d like to be able to include the titles at the end of my November book. Readers will, hopefully, want to know what’s coming up. And include the upcoming titles on promotion that I’m doing for the my upcoming June and November books.
The first consideration is whether or not to include Mirabelle in the title. Since it’ll be a while between the 5th and 6th book, I’d kind of like to remind readers that we’re going back to Mirabelle. But I have a feeling my editor will nix these ideas out of hand. Not sure why, though. In any case, a few ideas –
Moon Over Mirabelle
A Mirabelle Winter
Home Sweet Mirabelle
A Mirabelle Wedding
Once Upon a Time on Mirabelle
Once Upon a Mirabelle Winter
Can you guess that one of the stories takes place during a nice, frigid Midwestern Winter? The best part is that I get to write it this spring! Having fun with it, too.
Then I have a couple non-Mirabelle ideas that tie together.
Her Favorite Mistake (I know it’s a song, but it works so well for this book)
His One and Only
Her Life, Her Love
One Heart, One Love (or One and Only)
Third Times a Charm
What do you think? How important is the title to you when considering buying a book? I just got word that the title for my November book will be The Moon That Night. Like it?
And, most importantly, got any great ideas?