Friday, June 11, 2010

The Next Top Title Blogfest

The Next Top Title Blogfest is sponsered by Slushpile Slut.
The rules are simple:
Post 3- 5 possible titles of your WIP
Do not give any background or loglines, this will allow the commenters to form a quick impression as to what that title evokes to them and choose a title they like best!

So here goes....
My entries for my current WIP are as follows:

1. Bitter Sweet
2. Furious
3. Shattered Destiny
4. Radiant Fury

Can't wait to hear what you think! I also can't wait to read the other entries!
Have a great weekend and be sure to visit Monday when I announce a couple of fantastic contests you won't want to miss!

Here are the other participants...join in on the fun by visiting Slushpile Slut here. Other wise have fun reading the other entries!

1. The Alliterative Allomorph

2. Tessas Blurb

3. Slushpile Slut

4. Justified Lunacy

5. Lilah Pierce

6. The Labotomy Of A Writer

7. Miss V Speaks

8. Its In The Book

9. Pinches Of Madness

10. Sangu Mandanna

11. Bridge Tonet

12. Susan Fields Writer

13. Jaded Love Junkie

14. Mary Mcdonald

15. Musings Of A Would-Be Writer

16. Drea Moore

17. Katie M. Stout

18. Elizabeth Mueller

19. SK Mayhew

20. Ashelynn Sanford

21. The Write Junkie

22. That Rebel With a Blog

23. Magic Nutshell

24. Dawns Rise

25. Melanie Sherman

26. Rashelle Workman

27. Kelsey Leigh


Caitlin said...

Radiant Fury, FTW. Very original :D

Kris & Kels said...

My favorite is Radiant Fury. They are all good titles, but I would worry about having heard them before.
But they do all make me wonder, which is what a good title does. Right?

<3 Kelsey Leigh

Iapetus999 said...

I would just choose one of those 7 words.
or recombine
Bitter Fury
Furious Fury
Radiant Destiny
Sweet Fury

elizabeth mueller said...

Aww, Renae, I really appreciate you putting our names and links there! That must've taken a lot of time!

((Hugs)) to you for your caring friendship! :D

Okay, *Clearing throat and cracking knuckles*

I believe your story is romance. I can see rolling, green Scottish hills, kilts, handsome warriors and maybe a beautiful woman betrayed and alone.

It's a tossup between Shattered Destiny and Radiant Fury. Hmmm, I think Shattered Destiny gives it a tragic feel to a true romance. Radiant Fury sounds like a woman scorned kinda romance.


I'd LOVE to hear what it is!

Melanie Sherman said...

This has been very hard for me with my own WIP. I've taken to looking up my titles on Amazon to see if they've been done. Bittersweet has been done--Lavyrle Spencer, Danielle Steel and many others. Of the four you suggested, I like Radiant Fury.

I like lapetus999's suggestion of combining other words in your list: Shattered Fury

Shattered being vulnerable and Fury being strong. Opposites attract, right?

And no other books with that title or Radiant Fury on Amazon. (I'm thinking that is good, but maybe not. :)

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

1. Bitter Sweet = cliche to me.

2. Furious = I like this. Simple to the point. Makes me curious.

3. Shattered Destiny = Can I be blunt? LOL. YUK. Cheesy.

4. Radiant Fury = This is pretty good too. MAkes me wonder seeing as the words separately have opposite connotations. I like this.

So number two is my first choice and fou my second. I think they evoke the most interest from me :o)

Melissa said...

I have to say it, Radiant Fury. When I read it, it was instant. Though I have no idea what your story is about. I just think Radiant Fury is catchy and awesome and evokes so many contradictory images in my head.

Vicki Rocho said...

I like lapetus999's suggestion of taking it down to one word. Then, I like Shattered, I think. And I KNOW we're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but so much depends on the cover art (or at least the COLORS) to see whether I'll reach out to pick this up.

By the way, I'm jealous that your links work! Epic Fail for mine.

Susan Fields said...

I'm torn between Bitter Sweet and Furious. I like the catchy one-word title, but Bitter Sweet is like one word, so that catches my eye, too.

Amparo Ortiz said...

Total sucker for Radiant Fury, but I have a soft spot for Bitter Sweet. But guess what? No matter which one you choose, I'm STILL gonna read your book!

Happy writing!

Sangu said...

Hmm, I quite like Bitter Sweet and the fact that it's two words intrigues me. The others don't really catch my attention.

Clara said...

Definetly Radiant Fury =)

Bryan Sabol said...

"Furious" I think works best for me. "Bitter Sweet" -- especially as two words -- might work too, but it's close to cliche.

The other ones definitely didn't work for me.

RaShelle said...

Radiant Fury rocks as does your blog backround!
ps: Thanks for adding everyone's names. Very sweet.

Dawn Embers said...

Well done. And you get a double kudos for putting the links of all everyone signed up for the blogfest in your entry.

Bitter Sweet is one I could like but it would really hinge upon the cover. The cover could make or break the title overall.

Furious is a bit short for me. It's a strong emotion but I'm not feeling it as a title.

I like Radiant Fury. It's different and has the strength that was went for with Furious but has a bit more intrigue to it.

Janet Johnson said...

Hmmm . . . maybe I shouldn't have read what everyone else wrote before answering. :)

Furious is too short for me. It doesn't tell me much about the book.

Bitter Sweet I like, but alas, it is cliche

Shattered Destiny intrigued me.

Radiant Fury I had to think twice about, but it does evoke an interesting image that leaves me curious. I'd probably go with one of the last 2.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

RADIANT FURY is my favorite because it implies a proactive Main Character not one is acted upon. Agents and editors like that, Roland

Suzie said...

Actually, I kinda dig them all except Furious. It seems kind of generic and doesn't really grab my attention.

Though if I had to chose a favorite (that's why were here, right! lol) I'd go with Radiant Fury.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I really like Shattered Destiny! It sounds like something I would pick up and read. :)

Renae said...

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! This blogfest has been so much fun. I wish I had all this help with my first novel! I went back and forth on titles forever. You guys are great! So much help!

Olivia Herrell said...

On my first run through I liked all of your titles. I think my first pick, though, would be Radiant Fury. I also like one that Roland suggested, Shattered.

Congratulations on Fatal Beauties! Is it out, yet? I read the synopsis, what a great premise! It sounds like something I would enjoy, even though I don't usually do paranormal. Sirens. Reapers. Hmm...those I could get in to!!

~That Rebel, Olivia

Bridge Marie said...

Wow, first, I am SO impressed you linked to everyone.

My vote's for Furious (straight forward!) and Radiant Fury (yay, opposites!).

Theresa Milstein said...

Bitter Sweet could have an interesting premise.

Tessa Conte said...

I like Radiant Fury, too. Although Iapetus999's Shattered Fury suggestion works, too. Bitter Sweet and Shattered Destiny just don't really call out to me...

ps thanks for putting up the button o'death ; P

Renae said...

Olivia- thanks! Fatal Beauties is not out yet. It's on submission so I'm going a little crazy.

Bridge and Marie-Thanks for your votes. This has been so helpful!

Tessa-No problem! I can't wait for your blogfest!

Slushpile Slut said...

Hey Renae!! Thanks so much for posting all the participants and for taking part!

I love, love Bitter Sweet....has so many possibilities!!

Ju Dimello said...

I love Radiant Fury :)

Cant wait to know more about the book itself..but well, I guess I have to wait in the queue :)

Love your blog color, btw !