How do you convey to readers that a series is bigger than the universe and is still packed with action and hot sex?
How do you entice readers to buy?
Titling a book is one of the hardest things an author can do. A title should be appealing, entertaining, a teaser, something to draw the readers’ interest. Sometimes I think I get a little carried away with my titles so I thought I’d tell you all how I named the Galaxy series and the books.
My heroes are lifelong friends who are all former SEALs, although on different teams. They knew what they wanted after their military service but how did they get there? “The sky’s the limit,” I thought, and I was so right. These four guys won the mega millions jackpot and set themselves up in business. First item: buy a plane (a Gulfstream 550) to fly across the galaxy where clients could meet without fear of being overheard. What happens on the plane, stays on the plane.
I wanted something different. Somethin g that encompassed the world so the heroes would not be limited to one area. Kind of like I did with The Phoenix Agency. So what, I asked myself, was bigger than life. Bigger than the world. I happened on an article explaining what a Galaxy was: A galaxy is a huge collection of gas, dust, and billions of stars and their solar systems, all held together by gravity. The sky is definitely the limit, and so my stories would be. Nothing was off the table.
As I developed the stories, i chose to carry out the theme with astronomy terms for each book. Little did I realize that the meanings were all in my head and readers might miss the definitions at the beginning of every story.
Book #1: Retrograde. Directed or moving backward.
Peyton West definitely felt that way. Her brother-in-law is dead, her sister in a comma, and there is NO progress meant on finding the driver who ran them down. Everywhere she turned doors closed in her face. It’s worse than treading water. It isn’t until she connects with Scott “Blaze” Hamilton that she feels the backward motion reverse. Then it’s an explosive cocktail of fast-paced action and off-the-charts sex.
Book #2: Critical Density. The average density of matter required for the Universe to just halt its expansion, but only after an infinite time.
If the expansion of your life has suddenly contracted and movement has halted or turned, you have reached your critical density. Hannah Modell, drone engineer extraordinaire, wished to hell her universe would halt its expansion. Frame for a disaster not of her making, she wanted it all to just stop. And then it did. When she meets Matt “Viper” Roman, a partner in Galaxy, who not only brings everything to a crashing halt and steers it in a new direction. And the sex between them is so incendiary He also sets every one of her hormones racing, crying for more, more, more.
Book #3: Supernova. A star that suddenly increases greatly in brightness because of a catastrophic explosion
Mallory Kane’s desperate situation in Santa Clarita is certainly an explosion that can’t be put out. All she wants is to bring down the head of the Santa Maita cartel except he wants to kill her first. Enter John “Rocket” Hardin, the only one who can contain that explosion and prevent another.
Book #4. Title coming soon.
So there you have it. if you like fast paced action and hot, hot,. hot sex, wrap yourself in the books of Galaxy.