Friday, January 19, 2007

Contest -- I Need Your Help!

I have good news and bad news.

The good news? Now that Challenging Carter is done and ready for release (yay!), all three strip-themed novellas are eligible for print release as a single-author anthology.

The bad news? In order to get the anthology on the print schedule, I need a title.

So I've been trying to come up with a great, catchy title that encompasses all three stories. Have I had any luck? Um, no.

That's where you come in. Today through Sunday, January 21, I'll be holding a title contest here on my blog. And if your title suggestion is selected, you WIN!

What can you win? An advance copy of Challenging Carter, as well as an acknowledgement in the print anthology.

A few guidelines - post your title suggestions in the comments section. If you have more than one suggestion, include them all in the same comment (unless you have another brainstorm after your first post). And do try to keep it to no more than ten per entrant.

Here are the blurbs for all three novellas, to give you a feel for the themes:

A walk on the wild side with her favorite bad boy is just what this good girl needs!

Mollie Mason is sure her night can't get any worse. Stuck in an inflatable rubber cake, she overhears her fiancĂ© slamming her to the entire guest list of his bachelor party—and then she catches him cheating! But discovering her high school crush has witnessed her humiliation is the icing on the cake.

Cade Gallagher has wanted Mollie for years. And when she asks him to help her prove to the world—and herself—that she's not just a good girl, he knows he'd be a fool to say no. But she wants a temporary fling. Will two weeks be enough time to convince her to take a chance on him—forever?

He's vice. She's nice. This potent combination has to be handled with care...

It seemed easy enough. Hit the local all-male strip club, pick a likely target, and hire him for her best friend's bachelorette party. But the stripper who catches Caroline's eye has a different agenda. He's an undercover cop, and Caroline ends up under arrest – for solicitation!

Tony DiMarco realizes too late that he's made a mistake. Caroline's reputation and business are suffering, and he feels responsible. He feels something else, too – the pull of red-hot desire. He wants Caroline, but she's afraid that he's just trying to make up for his mistake. Can this determined vice cop teach her to trust again?

When the stakes are high, she's ready to shed more than her inhibitions—but will the man of her dreams rise to the challenge?

Dani's been in love with Carter forever. But she's nothing like the women he dates—glamorous, exciting, spotlight-ready. Instead, she's stuck in the 'best friend' role and can't seem to find a way out of it. Until a scheduling mix-up finds her enrolled in a strip aerobics class. Now this buttoned-down wallflower is finding her wicked side—and liking it!

What in the world happened to Carter's best bud? She's gone from sweet to sexy in ten seconds flat—and Carter's lucky enough to be around for the ride of a lifetime. But he knows from past experience that relationships don't last. He's got to get things back on track before the most important friendship in his life is damaged forever.

Problem is, Dani has no intention of going back to being "just friends". It's about time someone challenged Carter's assumptions about love and friendship—and Dani's just the woman to do it!

So there you have it. Three books, three blurbs, one all-encompassing, fun title needed! Thanks for your help, and good luck!


Sandra Skidmore said...

Shedding Your Inhibitions
Challenge, Tease and Take the Cake
Strip to the Music

Sandra Skidmore said...

Strip Search For Love

Anonymous said...

Stripped Bare

That's the first thing that popped into my head.

I will have to think on it some more.


escondita said...

Sweet Temptations

These all sound great. As my dh says, "something yummy, and it won't even rot your teeth!" (teehee)

Amy S. said...

Stripping for Pleasure

Joye said...

Despoiling a Damsel
Strip and Go

Anonymous said...

Triple Exposure

Amy S. said...

Dare to Strip

Anonymous said...

Laid Bare?

[ducking and running]

Maria said...

The Stripmeister(heehee)

Strip for Your Supper

Laurie Temple, Oly RWA said...

Skin Games (although this phrase can also be used as slang for con games)
Undressing for Success
Love Uncloaked

Hmmm. That's all I can come up with in the brainstorming department. Good luck!

aisling said...

Slave To The Tease,

Strip 'Til He Sings,

MD said...

Strip to Sex

Teresa said...

Stripped Again

Mary Judge said...

Out of Clothes, And Into Bed

Strip off the Clothes And Slip Into Bed.

Strip Shots.

The Series of Strip Teases

Caffey said...

Challenging Love

Stripping Love Bare

Baring Love

(I guess I love the word LOVE)

WindLegends said...

Take It All Off

Anonymous said...

Love's Challenges

Jennifer Y. said...

Revealing Love
Sweet N' Sexy
Love Cravings
Lover Exposed
Lover Revealed
Bare Love
Bare Necessities
Taking Chances

Kelly C said...

Hi Kate, I've thought of three.

1. Thin-Skinned and Thorny

2. I'll Show You Mine

3. Strip Loaded

jennybrat said...

Strip Games
Strip Seduction
Spice Up
Tease Me
Strip and Tease
Triple Tease
Triple Temptation
Triple Dare
High Strip Stakes

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate! I'm pretty good with titles, let's see if I can help you out.

Naked Hearts

Baring Hearts

Baring Souls

Tease Me

Please Tease Me

Tease Me, Please Me (I like this one)

Underneath it All (I like this one too)

Grin and Bare It (ooo, that could be fun)

Good luck!


readingissomuchfun said...

Hello Kate,

Great contest. Hmm let me think *G*

Seduce Me Three Times
Stripping For Sexual Needs
Taking The Clothes Off
Sexual Fantasies

That's all I can think of for now. Some good titles have been mention wow :-) GoodLuck everyone.


jennybrat said...

Playing the Stripper
Walk On the Wild Side
Naughty or Good
Not So Good Girls
A Little Naughtiness

Anonymous said...

How Fun is this <:D>

Stripped to Tease
Almost Naked
Strippers have Feelings Too
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You
Tease Me Please Me

Here are some thoughts...

jennybrat said...

Strip Fantasies

jennybrat said...

Under the Skin

jennybrat said...

Wilder Instincts

jennybrat said...

Wilder Urges
Wilder Fantasies

merry said...

Kate Davies- Stripped Down
(three times is twice as nice!)

shaila said...

challenge,tease, and take the cake