Authors (or publishers) chose a title with a different meaning in mind. There’s no right or wrong way. Sometimes the titles have a special meaning behind the meat of the story. Other times the title is a word(s) or phrase said in the book. Maybe it’s a series and each title is the name of a character. Or maybe the title just sounds cool, so hey, why not, right? To each their own.
But I’m going to tell you how I came up with the titles to the two series I’ve published so far. Starting with the Road Series.
Road to Recovery. It is all about Brooke’s road to recovery, both physically and emotionally.
Road to Redemption. Jack is trying to redeem himself after the death of his wife.
Road to Reality. Beth realizes that there is a reality out there that doesn’t focus on her hard life.
Road to Reason. Ryan has a reason for who he is and why he behaves the way he does.
Moving onto the All Series. With this series, the title focuses on words said by a main character.
All Or Nothing. Ben’s internal thoughts…Love was never enough on its own, it had to be all or nothing.
All Of Me. Sophia’s words. “I want someone who wants all of me, for me. Not just my name, or my job, my looks, my brains or my connections. Just me, all of me, for me and for no other reason.”
All The Way. Alec’s words. “I never thought I’d find the woman I would be willing to go all the way and back for. The one that would center me, or ground me like you do. I’m ready to plant my feet down in one spot now. I’m ready to do it here, on this land, in a house you and I design and build together. A strong foundation. We know each house needs one. We’ve got that together.”
All I Want. Carly’s words. “I’m simple at the heart of things. I want a simple life with a man and a family. All I want—no all I need—is someone to love me. I don’t need big houses, or grand parties and huge gifts, I just need you.”
All My Love. Drew’s words. “You have me. All my love is all you need.”
All About You. Olivia’s words. “It’s not all about you, or me or even Trey. It’s about all of us. I’ll do whatever it takes to keep it that way.”
So there you go. Stay tuned to see what I’m doing for my new Lake Placid Series…