I’m done, done, done! Well, not really, but I’m done getting the new romance into the computer and all that’s left is the tweaking, adding a bit here, deleting a bit there, edit, polish, beta readers, proofread, format, cover. Hmm. Looks like a long list, but I don’t care. The hard part is done and what’s left is the fun part. At least for me.
No one had much to say about the blurb I posted, but never say die. I’m hoping for some input on title. Since the group mesadallas put me onto over at the Amazon MOA forum is a rather chatty bunch, I may ask there too. So far I haven’t come up with a title for this new romance that just makes me happy the way I did for the other two. I’m not ready to give up and will hope inspiration hits during the tweaking phase. However, right now I have only two possibles. Here they are, and I’d be interested in any feedback you die hard romance readers have.
(1) Apache Hearts. The con problem with this one is that IMO it’s a pretty typical romance title and not very distinguished. Then again, there’s the famous Comanche Moon, again, not IMO very distinguished but certainly known, beloved, and oft-cited. The pro problem with this title is that it suits. The book has a lot of references to black hearts, white hearts, weak hearts, and Apache hearts. A search on Amazon shows this title isn’t being used for any other book right now.
(2) The Unbeliever. This also suits if not quite so much on a per reference basis as there are several times the heroine refers to the hero as an unbeliever. No, I’m not ready to say what he doesn’t believe. I think I like this but then again it almost smacks too much of The Outsider and Outlander and feels something like too heavy for a book of mine. An Amazon search on this one shows some ghoulish thing called The Unbelievers but not the singular title.
I’m not too sure how important it is not to have the same title as someone else. You can’t copyright titles, but I’d rather not have the same one, particularly in the same genre.
Tidbit: Sometime in the past few days Eyes passed 10,000 sales. Not too shabby for what may be the most maligned western historical romance in the universe, hmm?