Help Me Title My New Novel! (And win the book before it’s in stores!)

My goal as an author is to bring my readers along on my writing adventures. My current endeavor is titling my newest novel that’s scheduled for release in 2015. An online search of the working title found way too many hits – it’s been overused and I need something unique. I thought it would be fun to let my readers in on the action, so I’m running a contest.

Participants will suggest a title for the book based on the cover summary below. (If you’re on my mailing list, this is the sneak peek you got a couple weeks ago.) Keep in mind, a title should fit the story, but it also needs to stand out; to beg the potential reader to take a look. My publisher and I will pick our top four favorite titles – those four people will win a signed copy of the book hot off the presses and before it’s for sale in stores! Then we will post the top four titles so everyone can vote for their favorite. The person who suggested the winning title will get a mention in the book!

You can submit your suggestion in the comment section of this post or use this form at the Scribe Publishing website. I’ll be sure to add you to my email list so you’ll be updated on the progress of the contest and the book.

The contest will run through January 31st, 2015

Here’s the summary:

Sixteen-year-old Jack Ironwood knew exactly what he wanted. Until he got it.

Jack was content to stay unnoticed by pretty and popular track-star, Natalie Segetich, until her best friend Emma disappears. Natalie swears something took Emma, and though most people write Natalie off as traumatized and confused, Jack is a soulshifter and he knows the human-stealing Enuuki—hell’s messengers—are real.

As a soulshifter, Jack can cross into the underworld so he sees Emma’s rescue as an opportunity to prove himself a valuable member of his transcendental sect—and a way to secure a future otherwise out of his reach. Although he needs Natalie’s help to prepare for the mission, Jack intends to go to the underworld alone. But as a viable plan takes shape, it’s clear the best chance of success means Natalie must accompany him.

On the eve of the quest, when Jack is promised the hand of a respected elder’s daughter—a dream come true—he realizes he’s no longer sure what he wants. But it’s too late to back out, not with the sect and Natalie counting on him. Pursued by the dark lord’s henchmen and ghastly mutant creatures, Jack and Natalie struggle to come out ahead in a battle and barter for souls. In the end, Jack will have to decide his own fate, because nothing short of a deal with the devil will get all three of them out of hell alive.

Kick your imagination into gear! I know there are a lot of good ideas out there!

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12 thoughts on “Help Me Title My New Novel! (And win the book before it’s in stores!)

  1. Jim Rink

    Hell’s Messenger

  2. Rachel

    Death or Consequences

  3. Aiden

    How about Thief of Souls?

  4. Rebecca Robinson

    Soulshifter

  5. Bev F

    The Descent or The Messengers

  6. Katherine Hasted

    I have 3 choices.
    Too late to back out
    Deal with the Devil
    The Soulshifters Quest

  7. Elizabeth Hasted

    Here are a few:
    Iron Soul
    To the Ends of the Earth
    Unknown Territory
    The Crossing

  8. LoneElm

    Barter for Souls

  9. Kaitlin

    Come Hell or High School

  10. Carol Mitchell

    Hell’s Messenger

  11. Ironwood Desires
    Jack’s Dreams

  12. Sue Gerard

    The Descent has my vote!

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