Yesterday, I received a fun surprise in my inbox. The cover for A Tale of Two Demon Slayers is here. Now this is the book that's due out in Feb 2010. In it, Lizzie and the gang head to Greece where they discover all kinds of juicy secrets about Dimitri's past, as well as an enemy that is gunning for Lizzie and anyone she's ever met. At least that's how it's going so far. I'm still writing the last four chapters. Wish me luck!
And onto the somewhat unrelated question: how much do you judge a book by its title? I've always liked titles, I think, because I was an advertising writer for so long. To me, they're like mini-headlines. I've bought books based on the title alone: Undead and Unwed; Dead Girls Are Easy; Red-Headed Stepchild.
Still, I thought that was a unique quirk until yesterday when I posted on Facebook that I'd just sent Gentlemen Prefer Voodoo to my editor. (That's the novella for My Zombie Valentine). I thought I might get a few yay's for being done, and I did. (My friends are so cool.) But there were also a lot of people who talked about the title.
That surprised me because, well, is it possible others share my obsession? So what about you? Do you pick up books based on the titles? What are some of the favorites? Oh and to sweeten the pot, I'll throw in a $10 Borders gift certificate for one lucky commenter.