If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you may have seen me dropping hints about a “secret project” over the last few weeks. I hadn’t intended to come clean quite so soon, but I’m really, really bad at keeping secrets — and I also need your help.
I’ve decided to dip my toes into the self-publishing waters with the re-release of A Fairy Tale for Gwyn, a contemporary romance I wrote back in 2010. Woot!
Despite what you might think after reading the Grigori Legacy series, my mind doesn’t always operate in dark, gritty mode. Some of you may already know that I have prior roots in the romance genre (or you may have guessed from those rather intense moments between Alex and Aramael!). To this day, I love the story of Gwyn and Gareth, and I think it deserves to be dusted off and sent out into the world again. So right now I’m working on a fresh edit (because wow, have I learned a lot over the last couple of years!), a new cover by Kanaxa, and — pay attention, because this is where all of you come in! — a new title.
The title A Fairy Tale for Gwyn was only ever intended as a working title but ended up being the final when my then-editor thought it fine and I couldn’t for the life of me come up with an alternate. Sadly, I’m still stuck and I still don’t like it.
So here’s the deal: Pitch me your best title suggestions based on the book blurb below. If I use your idea, I’ll change the name of one of the characters in the book to yours…and I’ll send you a finished digital copy. Sound like fun? Here’s the blurb:
Gwyn Jacobs doesn’t believe in fairy tales. Ever since her ex-husband walked out four years before, leaving her with three small children, Gwyn has been mother, father, and bread-winner all rolled into one. Her own scarred heart aside, she refuses to open up her children’s lives to the possibility of another heartbreak — so she has an unbending policy of no dating and no unattached men in their lives. Until her very own fairy tale falls into her lap…and the hero won’t take no for an answer.
Just to give you a little more background, the hero in question is a Hollywood film star — you could think of the book as Notting Hill with a role reversal and kids thrown in. 😉
Because I’m aiming for a June release, I need to come up with something fairly soon. So…you have until May 1st to submit your title ideas in a comment below. You can submit more than one idea…if two or more people submit the same title (and I choose to use it), the earliest date stamp wins.
Let me know if you have any questions, otherwise let’s get those thinking caps on, because I can’t wait to see what you come up with! 🙂