So we need titles for the Rocky Start books. Bob and I kicked some ideas around–“kicked” being the operative word here, some of the right out of the conversation–and we came up with some, but . . . eh, we’re not there yet.
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The books are set in a town that’s about 1/3 retired agents. The heroine, Rose, had been hiding out there for nineteen years from the cops on an arrest her ex-lover framed her for. The hero, Max, is just passing through to pick up the boots his ex-boss sent there for him. So we were thinking some play on undercover work, romance, but quirky, off the wall. Because it’s us.
The Spy Who Liked Me is what I’m looking at for the first title, because the book only covers a week, so no time to fall in commitment love. But Bob says they’re not exactly spies.
Then there’s a treasure hunt for gold in the second one, so I suggested The Spy Who Came In With the Gold, but Bob said no.
He does like Dead Drop Gorgeous (thank you, Office Wench Cherry) for the one about three retired female assassins who are out to get each other.
NONE of these are set in stone. So what we need is
that are quirky, offbeat
and relate to each other
and imply light hearted romance and some violence
while possibly riffing on the idea of retired or otherwise undercover agents and assassins.
We’re not going to use colors again, but some similarity in the titles is important.
And if there’s something visual there that the cover artist can start with, that would be great.
It’s that charming mixture of romance and violence, aka Crusie and Mayer, that we’re going for.
Have at it. I’m going to go move.