Need your help…

Titles stump me. Even more than writing back cover blurbs. So, I need your help!

I’ve got a new project (not contracted or anything, just a work in progress) and I need a title! Now, if this is just a working title. If it ever got published, more than likely the publisher would change the title or tweak it, but still. It’s nice to have a working title instead of “Theo and Sadie” which I’ve had for about five months now. LOL!!

Okay, ready? Here’s the “blurb” (it’s a work in progress as well)

More Than Ready

Theo Bradford is a Gatekeeper to Hades tasked with retrieving the evil that seeps out. He’s waited over nine hundred years for his mark to surface on his mate’s body, calling him to her. When it finally happens, a vicious demon he sent to Hades months ago somehow defies the binding vanquish and returns, setting his targets on the female. If Theo can’t connect with his mate, he’ll never gain the strength needed to protect his fated love from the demon’s wrath or defend the Gates of Hades.

Can’t Fight Fate

Graduating college in two years was easy for eighteen-year-old genius Sadie Nowland. But explaining the mark that appeared on her shoulder four days ago has her stumped. Then, a mystery man shows up and claims the mark identifies her as his mate, catapulting her neatly laid out life into chaos. The more time she spends with him, the harder it is to deny their connection – a connection her brain can’t comprehend and her body can’t deny. And that primal bond proves more imperative to their survival than either could ever imagine.


I know the blurb isn’t much to go on when it comes to figuring out a title, but give it a shot. I came up with a few during a little brainstorm: The Veil, Bound by Fate, Veiled, Keeper of Hades, Gatekeeper, Devoted, The Keepers, Marked, Valor, Fortitude, Fury, Brewing, Out of Time…

See, I told you titles weren’t my strong point. . . Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

**Sorry, but I have to put this here: This post is geared toward entertainment. Chatting up titles. Talking writing. If we happen to use a title, or a variation of a title, offered in the comments of this post, (including suggestions given via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and all other social media outlets) said person surrenders all claims to the title. It does not entitle the person to any claim of royalties in any shape or form, now or in the future, should the book ever be published.**

30 thoughts on “Need your help…

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      • You are very welcome Lynn! I do have just a couple more for you:
        Mark of His Mate
        Marked to be his Mate ( I think I like this one the best)
        Thank you for asking for our opinion! This was fun. But know that anything you pick for the books title I feel will be a winner. I am looking forward to this series!

  3. Hades Mate
    The Mark of Hades
    Guardian of The Gate
    Mark of the Guardian
    Marked by the Guardian
    Hunter of Hades
    Keeper of the Gate
    Sentinel’s Mark
    Mark of the Watcher
    Watcher’s Mark
    The Gateway’s Match
    Hade’s Witness

    These are the best I could come up with, hope this helps.

  4. “The Awakening” is the first thing that comes to my mind, but that’s probably because I’m just now waking up for the day and I’m still a bit sleepy. I often think of titles first and then come up with a story. It’s something that I have to feel inside.

    Good luck with yours.

    • Ohhhh, Awakening…..NICE! So, you think of titles first sometimes? I’m always scrambling for a title after I’ve written a book. I’m horrible at them. 🙁

  5. How about Fated, The Calling, The Mark, Gates of Hades, Destined, The Protector, Connected? I like the names you came up with there good.

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