(Title is inspired by Alice’s mad tea party in Wonderland)

I had a blast guest-blogging at the pirate ship Revengeyesterday, and I’ll be guest blogging at Risky Regencies tomorrow, so my Tuesday post is going to be brief. Do be sure to come back next Tuesday, May 26th when debut author and FanLit alum Jackie Barbosa drops by to celebrate the release of BEHIND THE RED DOOR! We’ll be chatting about the art of the novella. I think. ๐Ÿ™‚

Yesterday I got fabulous news in the form of a letter from my Ballantine editor. She loves the manuscript I turned in for Stud Club book one, and thinks it’s good to go with just a few minor revisions. That’s always a great feeling!

However, the second part of her message was that the title The Desire of a Duke will probably need to change–it’s too similar to some other Ballantine releases coming out next year. Several of you have already been helping me brainstorm alternatives on email, but feel free to sing out here if you’ve got more ideas! (Or simply want to repost some of the late-night gems we were throwing around for laughs.)

Oh, here, let me:
The Disastrously Draining Decadence of a Duke’s Dependents
The Thoroughbred Duke’s Unbridled Passions
The Duke Doubles Down (it’s a gambling reference!)


4 comments to “Jam Yesterday, Jam Tomorrow”

  1. Louisa Edwards
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    · May 19th, 2009 at 12:27 pm · Link

    Oh, Duke titles! The bane of any editor’s existence. Good luck with that! ๐Ÿ˜›



  2. Evangeline
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    · May 20th, 2009 at 1:02 am · Link

    How about Riders? ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†



  3. Tessa
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    · May 20th, 2009 at 4:25 pm · Link

    @Louisa Edwards: What? Do editors not like Duke titles? I thought the CW was that Duke titles sell? But I guess that’s why there’s so many of them…impossible to come up with something that sounds new.

    @Evangeline: LOL, but seriously … that might work. The word “Rider” might actually work in there. Except to me, it sounds more paranormal or western than Regency. Hm..



  4. Jackie Barbosa
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    · May 20th, 2009 at 5:52 pm · Link

    I think _The Duke Doubles Down_ is a great title, but I’m afraid it’s more suited to an erotic romance. (Um, can I have it? LOL.)

    And glad to hear your editor loved it with few changes. That’s fabulous news.

    And yes, we’re talking about the art of the novella on Tuesday. Let’s give everyone a glimpse of how our strange, writerly brains work :).