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Book Tour: Catching an Evil Tail by: Mary Abshire + Giveaway

Apr 9, 2011

Hello Everyone! Thanks for stopping by and reading my post.

I'm on a blog/book tour promoting my second Soul Catcher novel, Catching an Evil Tail. Today, I'm blogging about titles for my books in this series.

With the first novel, Claiming the Evil Dead, I made a short list and narrowed the titles with help from my daughter. The time involved wasn't much. Coming up with the title for book 2 was easier. Since Jessie is after a werewolf, I simply used the word tail and I thought "catching" sounded good with "tail". But did you notice both the first and second Soul Catcher novel have "Evil" in the title?

Ok, so it's now a habit to use that word, which may prove to be difficult as the series continues. At least, I'm thinking that might be the case.

The next book, Fighting Evil, is a general reference. But in future novels, I'm starting to have difficulty in finding titles. Yes, she's always sending evil souls to hell. That's what the main character does. But now, I question if I should continue to use the word "evil."

For starters, I don't want you/the reader to think my books are horror novels. Anyone who has read one knows they are far from it, but the title could be deceiving. Secondly, now that I've used the word three times, can I really change it and keep readers interested in the series? Will it throw you/the reader off?

I like the idea of using a common word in titles. It is kind of fun, but it makes for coming up with titles trickier and trickier.

For now, I'll stick with using the word in titles. But I'm curious to hear some feedback on this. Care to leave me a comment answering my questions above?


Mary is stopping by today to say hi!

AND is giving away

~1 free pdf of Catching an Evil Tail


By: Mary Abshire

Half-demon Jessie Garrett wants to live a normal life among her friends and keep her soul catching ability a secret, but supernatural creatures keep popping up in her world. Adding to her struggles, her vampire lover remains out of the country, and when he offers no valuable explanation as to why he hasn't returned, she wonders if she should move on without him.

As if Jessie doesn't have enough worries on her mind, the demon yearning to seduce her shows up at her home. She longs to liberate herself from the debt she owes him, and when he asks for her help, she jumps at the chance to make a new deal with him—one that will guarantee her freedom. The only catch? She has to send the soul of a werewolf to hell.

Love, trust, and loyalty are on the line. Torn between her feelings for her vampire boyfriend, a hot Alpha wolf, and a demon vowing to protect her, Jessie must figure out her heart's true desires.

Read and Excerpt HERE

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About Mary:

Mary is a part-time Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy author living in Indianapolis with her loving husband, witty daughter, and ridiculous cat. The paranormal world has always been an interest of her's. She grew up watching Sci-Fi and Horror shows. As a teenager--many, many years ago--she read Anne Rice and wrote to pen-pals (stamps were cheap and computers weren't in every household). Though she dropped the pen for a while, her love for the paranormal continued. She started writing full length novels a few years ago and hasn't stopped. Not only does she love stories about vampires, she enjoys books with demons, werewolves, shapeshifters, dragons, and just about any supernatural creature.

Mary is a PRO member of the Romance Writers Association and Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Chapter.

Learn more about Mary at these sites:

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8 Hottie Follwers Thoughts:

Karla Vollkopf April 9, 2011 at 9:27 AM  

Hi, Thanks for the great interview and giveaway!
I don't think changing the title would be necessary... I understand that it might be difficult to come up with MORE titles with 'evil' in them, but I think that what really matters is the story, not the title. It would most certainly not throw me off. ;)

kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

cris_mv April 9, 2011 at 9:32 AM  

I also like the idea of using a common word in titles, and I don't think it affects the interest of readers much. I'm glad to hear you plan on still using the word in your titles, it does give a fun 'sound' to it. :-)

Thank you for the great interview!

Victoria April 9, 2011 at 10:04 AM  

I don't see a problem with change. If they like your work, your readers will stay with you no matter what. You may be able to tie the title of the next book into the end of the last book. Readers would be expecting it then.

Sharon April 9, 2011 at 3:58 PM  

I think keeping with a similar title links the books as a series but don't feel if you changed or missed a word it would necessarily matter to a reader. As the long as it is a great series to begin with a reader will continue to buy it no matter what it is called.


Danielle Gorman April 9, 2011 at 5:15 PM  

I think that it shouldn't matter if you change your title or not. I don't know about everyone else but I don't buy books based on titles. Yes, I do like it when an author keeps titles simular when writing a series but if they were to not do that I would still by the book.

Susan April 9, 2011 at 6:23 PM  

Thanks for the giveaway. I don't think it matters if you keep the one word in the title or not. If I like a series, I will pick up the next book regardless of the title. The story matters more than the title.

sab5723 AT

EdgesAngel23 April 9, 2011 at 8:27 PM  

Thanks for the great post and the giveaway. I think that if you decide to not have "Evil" in the titles anymore, it wouldn't throw the readers off. It wouldn't throw me off at all. I have seen lots of series books that dont have a common word in the title and it works out. If you want to continue using "Evil" in the titles that would be cool too :)
Ashley A
ash_app (at) (DOT) com

meggerfly April 10, 2011 at 9:58 PM  

I really liked your post. Thanks for this giveaway! I kinda like the recurrent them word in the tittle. Sorta like the Sookie Stackhouse books all having dead in the titles.


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