Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter! (and help me name my next book!)

Happy Easter!
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Hello, MB4 book lovers!

Happy Easter and Happy Passover.

There are light flurries in the air today, but yesterday actually felt like spring at 53 degrees! Today it's back to 30s, but at least we had a taste of what's to come. I worked outside picking up branches, sticks, etc. around the yard and trimming some of last fall's perennials back down to the ground. There's so much work ahead - but it was amazing to hear the birds singing their little hearts out yesterday. And yes, my crocuses are actually blooming. 

I need your help today.

I'm writing a new romantic suspense novella to be included in a beautiful, new bookset called Love Under Fire next October. For now, I'm calling it Carmen's Story, just to have a placeholder name. The book's based on characters from Devil's Spring. Do you remember Rosita and Rocco? Well,  Carmen is Rosita's granddaughter, a spunky, sweet gal that I hope you'll love. I'm about halfway done, but for promotional purposes I need a cover, title, and synopsis by mid-May. 

Would you help me choose a title? (or suggest one of your own?) I've share the names I brainstormed below and also have shown you the rough draft synopsis so you'll know what it's about and can pick an appropriate title based on that. I have to say, many of the titles I "thought up" on my own are actually already used by tons of authors. It seems it's hard to find a unique title these days that hasn't been already thought of by others! However, there's no rule that says you can't use the same title that another writer has chosen, especially if you differentiate it with a subtitle. 

Thank you in advance for your help! You folks are awesome. ;o)

Aaron Paul Lazar
www.lazarbooks.com

PS I've also included a few giveaways that I'm hosting below for free books!

SYNOPSIS


Carmen has a secret, and his name is Dr. Micah Worthy. 
Affairs aren’t permitted between staff members at The Seabreeze Sanitarium, but Carmen and her handsome young psychiatrist find a way to sneak in a kiss or two in empty storerooms when no one’s looking. It doesn’t take long for her suspicions to rise, however, as she gets to know some of the patients in the sanitarium. Why are some kept locked in their rooms, doped to the gills? And where are the two dozen patients whose names appear on the med lists, but who she’s never met? Moreover, what’s so forbidden about the ancient tunnels that snake beneath the Victorian structure? 
Something’s off in this weirdo psychiatric facility, and when nothing seems to add up, Carmen and Micah unite to uncover the truth. 
When the authoritarian staff members learn that she’s on to them, the threats begin. Can Carmen and Micah report their findings before they end up in the icy Atlantic?
Set on the rugged Maine coast in the dead of winter, Carmen Under Fire is an intriguing story of romance and danger, filled with characters you’ll love and breathless action that’ll keep you up way past your bedtime. 
Possible Titles


  • Carmen’s Revenge
  • No Way Out: Carmen’s story
  • Don’t Tell (many uses)
  • Tell No One (Harlan Coben)
  • Going Underground
  • Going Under 
  • I’m Not Afraid of You 
  • I’m Not Afraid
  • Carmen’s Secret
  • Carmen Under Fire
  • The Fire in Her Eyes (many uses)
  • Run for Your Life (many)
  • Run (many uses)
  • Get Out
  • Trust No one (many)
  • No one to Trust
  • Saving Miss Stephanie 
Your suggestions are also welcome! If I use your title, I'll thank you in the credits. ;o)

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Win a print copy of Harlan Coben's SIX YEARS!

Prize:Six Years

Host name:Aaron Paul Lazar

  • Winner:Randomly selected after Giveaway has ended, up to 2 winners.
  • Requirements for participation:
    • Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
    • 18+ years of age (or legal age)
    • Follow Aaron Paul Lazar on Amazon


Start:Mar 30, 2018 10:10 AM PDT
End:Apr 6, 2018 11:59 PM PDT
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  • Winner:Randomly selected after Giveaway has ended, up to 2 winners.
  • Requirements for participation:
    • Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia
    • 18+ years of age (or legal age)
    • Follow Aaron Paul Lazar on Amazon

Start:Mar 30, 2018 3:34 AM PDT
End:Apr 13, 2018 11:59 PM PDT
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4 comments:

Aileen Aroma said...

The Fire within Carmen

Aaron Lazar said...

Good one, Aileen! Thank you! ;o)

Beth Jusino said...

Based on the synopsis, "Carmen's Secret."
Or "The Sanitarium"

Aaron Lazar said...

Thanks for voting, Beth!