Thursday, October 05, 2006

Do You Want Your Name in My Next Book?

Okay, here’s the challenge of the day. We need a series title for my Goblet of Eternal Youth books. And we need it this week. Whoever submits the winning title will get a nice, big mention in the front of my November 07 book and will get an autographed copy of the ARC for my November book, MUST LOVE DRAGONS. The series title needs to be SHORT and PUNCHY. The books are supposed to be funny, fast-paced, a little outrageous, and full of irreverent leaders of hell, bad ass women, hot guys and plenty of good sex.

Some key aspects that could be included in the series title: The Goblet of Eternal Youth, hell, Satan, fire, bad boys, women with attitude, danger, adventure, humor, death, Underworld, Otherworld, immortality… um… anyone who has read them, feel free to jump in here…

I will post below the titles and cover blurbs for the first three books in the series to see if they inspire. I am desperate for help, so don’t hold back! Brainstorm away!!!

DATE ME, BABY, ONE MORE TIME read an excerpt

IF YOU THINK LIFE IS COMPLICATED, TRY IMMORTALITY. Justine Bennett is cursing her life. She’s the Guardian of the Goblet of Eternal Youth, she hasn’t left the house in ages, and it’s been over 200 years since she’s had sex. Oh, and the Goblet has shape shifted into an espresso machine. Not exactly the stuff grand destiny is made of…

Derek LaValle is worried. Due to a family curse, he’ll be dead in the space of a week unless he finds the Guardian of the Goblet of Eternal Youth and beheads her. Which wouldn’t be a problem if she wasn’t so sexy, smart… and ready to behead him right back.

MUST LOVE DRAGONS, read an excerpt

Single Female Dragon seeks love and good times in the big city.
Theresa Nichols is a red-blooded young woman—trapped in a red-hot dragon’s body. Then the chance for a real-live date with her cyber boy toy Zeke sends her running to Satan to strike a deal. After all, when you’ve gone without sex for over two hundred years, a night of good lovin’ is worth your eternal soul, right?

Single Male, ex-Dragon Slayer, seeks fiery sex goddess.
Zeke Siccardi is a private detective trying to live a normal life—and outrun his dragon-slaying past. Not easy to do when his sexy online paramour turns out to be a dragon with a contract out on her life. Now Zeke has to protect a woman he was born to kill. But with the love of a fire-breathing sexpot, how hard could it be?


Her heart may be in the right place…but her soul belongs to Satan.

Being Satan’s most infamous minion is the only life Becca Gibbs has ever known. But now she’s restless, sick and tired of stealing souls, and ready to break free on her own. Unfortunately, this gig isn’t like any other job. Its first rule is: Walk out on the Devil—and kiss your life good-bye.
He’s a man with a mission. Too bad it’s impossible.

Nick Rawlings is the last of the Markku, a race of fighters that broke from Hell to pull for the good. When his sister goes missing, and her ransom is the death of Satan, Nick’s more than willing to take on the fight. The first step? Getting the devil’s sexy right-hand helper on his side. The second? Well, if he can take his eyes—and hands—off of her, he’s sure he’ll think of it…

Thanks again!

Stephanie Rowe


Sonja said...

You've got a firey theme going on... What about:

Hell, Fire, and Damnation

Lisa Pulliam said...

Ooh, this is hard.

the Eternal Youth series
Eternity is Forever
Eternal Attitude

I'll go think on this some more...It seems like "eternal" and "eternal youth" is the theme with the books, as you mentioned. The big hook that makes them different. My mind kept going to darker title, but your books have a lighter tone (which I was I love them!)

Diana Holquist said...

I like what you already wrote: "hell, bad ass women, hot guys and plenty of good sex."

I'd read it!

(fun contest, btw!)


Stephanie Rowe said...

Okay, I just talked to my editor, and she's looking for something with "Hot" or "Heat" in the title. Or Immortal/Immortality...

Jennifer Y. said...

Hmm...I stink at this, but will try:

Immortal Youth
Hot Nights
Immortal Love
Eternal Love
The Heat is On
In the Heat of the Night or Heat of the Night
Turn Up the Heat
Body Heat
Dead Heat

Karen W. said...

Immortal Heat
Hot Immortality

(I like Immortal Heat better)

Maureen said...

My suggestions are:

Forever Young
From Death to Eternity

Lisa Pulliam said...

Eternal Heat
Heat of Immortality

ellie said...

Immortal flame

Elizabeth Hoyt said...

Ooo! Ooo! I want an arc! How 'bout Hell on Earth? Eternal Lovation? Satan and Sex? Dying for Luuuurve? Umm . . . okay, I'm not very good at this.

alissa said...

heat of passion

pearl said...

immortal heart

joelle said...

Crimson Heat

sharon said...

immortal heart

Nicole said...

Adventures in Immortality
Hell Just Got a Bit Hotter
Immortality...the Next Big Thing
Go For the Goblet
Immortal Hilarity
Love, Sex and Immortal Hijinks
Adventures in Immortal Hijinks

Stephanie Rowe said...

These are fantastic! I'm so impressed. You guys are way more creative than I am! I sent these on to my editor, so I will report back as soon as we have an answer!

Jessica V. said...

Taking a page from KISS's book: *Hotter than Hell

*Hot Times in Hell
*Hell Just Got Hotter
*Hell of a Good Time
*Hell in the City
*Eternal Youth + Hot Sex = A Hell of a Good Time
*Eternal Youth, Hot Sex, and a Hell of a Good Time

Ooooh! Fun!

Rikz said...

1. The Immortal Goddess Series
2. Dealing With The Devil Series
3. Hot Damned Trilogy
4. Take My Fiery Soul Trilogy
5. Red-Hot Immortality Series

This is harder than one would think it should be! LOL... ;-) I had fun though!

Anonymous said...

Liaison's with Bad Boy's..
Fire and Lust..
Satan's Follies..
Demons of Lust....
Lucifers Sex Angels..

Stephanie Rowe said...

These are fantastic! The final decision-making is occuring as we speak, and I'll post as soon as I know the results!!