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Choosing a book title

As I start my first urban fantasy novel, I am struggling with finding the perfect title.  So many books have been written on werewolves that a) not only do I have to find a unique angle but b) every title I think of has a similar – or exact – one out there!

And that got me thinking about what makes a great book title.  Here are my thoughts:

1.  It needs to encapsulate the book’s concept so that readers know exactly what they are in for.  If my book had been a romance, for example, naming it ‘Dead Tropics’ would not have been a good idea.  For a zombie book, however, its pretty cool!

2.  Check the internet to make sure it is a unique title.  You don’t want to confuse readers by lumping your book in with several other books that have the same or very similar titles.

3.  Brainstorm possible titles.  Let your creative juices flow.  Put it all down on paper and then look at them individually.  Are they unique?  Do they do your book justice?

3.  And lastly, choose a title that thrills you, as the author.  You know your book best and if you love it, really really love it, then go with it.

As for my precious book…hmm, I’m tentatively leaning towards The Moon Unbound.  A young heroine struggling with her new life as a werewolf and mother, werewolf clan wars, rough-hewn hero …its working for me right now.


New review

I thought this was a fast paced on the edge of your seat zombie book. The author did a credible job of keeping the story moving. I thought some of the things the main character were just a tad bit hard to believe, but then again it’s a book about zombies. :> Overall, I would definitly read another one of her books.

– Amazon reader, niteowl1

New review for Dead Tropics

Could not put this one Down!! Well written,easy Read! Loved It!! A must read for thriller lovers..had my heart pounding the entire Time!

– Melissa Barnett

Sales ranking on the rise!

My ebook has been on Amazon for one day and has risen from 101,000th sales position to 26,000th. Very encouraging!

Free zombie novel download

For the next two weeks, in the lead up to the release of the paperback,  I am offering free downloads of ‘Dead Tropics’!

I only ask that, if you enjoy it, you post a review of it online – Amazon, here, zombie forums, booksites, etc.  Reviews make all the difference to new authors like me.

You can download the story here or at smashwords. Enjoy! (sorry the free download period has expired)

Hello world!


My zombie novel is scheduled for release at the end of the month.  It is a very exciting time!  I have always wanted to write a zombie tale with a more feminine perspective and Dead Tropics is the result.  It is scheduled for release on the 25th March.  Woohoo!

Here is the blurb:

In the midst of a catastrophe the world has never seen before, one woman will stop at nothing to protect her family…. When miners release an ancient and deadly virus, Lori, a nurse, finds herself at ground zero of a deadly battle for survival. With time running out, can she find the strength to fight an ever-increasing enemy and save her family?