Thursday, February 2, 2012

Looking For Title Help! (You Could Win a Bucket of Brownies)

I like starting off a new book with a title in mind. Sometimes the title is completely changed by the time the powers-that-be get ahold of the manuscript, but I still like to write with a working title.

Here's the problem. I've started the next Supper Club book and this time, there won't be any powers-that-be because this installment is going straight to the market as an ebook. That's good news for fans of the Flab Five because you don't have to wait 9 months after the book is done to read it.

But the title! I saved the first chapter using the title Weapons and Weigh Ins, but I'm not in love with that title. As many of you know, the Supper Club books are about food and murder, so I try to combine food items with a synonym for corpse, but I think I've used all of them.

So I need help! James and the Flab Five are going to spend 12 weeks on a Biggest Loser-type show. This one's called Big, Fat Lies and of course, a few of the contestants will be bumped off. The gang will be doing lots of calorie counting and I'd love to use calories, but Killer Calories has been used by multiple mystery authors.

Friends, I've seen you come up with some killer titles before and I hope you can help me. And the person who comes up with the best title will win a bucket of brownies (see pic) and my gratitude!


The Cozy Mystery Journal said...

Calories Can Be Murder?

Heather Blake Webber said...

Blood, Sweat, and Poached Pears
Blood, Sweat, and Pig's Ears

LOL. Having fun with this.

Aimee said...

Dropped Weight Dead/Dead Weight Dropped

Fatal Fat Loss

Body Mass Murders

Yeah, they suck but you might get a spark of inspiration from something. :)

Brittney said...

Fatal Food Fight
A Diet to Die For
Salads, Sweat, and Skeletons

Hope you find a great title!!

Heather Blake Webber said...

Carved in Scones
Carved in Bone

Lying in Weight

No pain, no grains.

Do or Diet

Feeding Frenzy
Kneading Frenzy

Sweating Bullets

Snack and Ruin

Guns and Thighs

Yeah, I'm having too much fun with this.

Aurian said...

I like A diet to die for, as Britney posted. Something like that. Dieting is murder.

Lizzie said...

I like Do or Diet by "Books by Heather"!

Lizzie said...

A Body to Die For

Shirley E. Watson said...

Garrotes and Carrots
Murder and Milkshakes
Fat Fatale
Weighing Out
Muscles and Mayhem
Fat, Fit, Finished
Who Put the Die in Diet?

AJ Blythe said...

Dead loss
Weighting to die

The Literary Fairy said...

How about something like Fit to Die? Or Fatally Fit? Weigh to Die? Any other the other suggestions would be great though. Such creative minds here! I hope you find the title you're looking for!

Debora said...

Pounded to Death
Die Weighing
Killed by the Calories
Lettuce Prey
Too Many Calories
Lettuce and Lies
Death by Scales
Blueberries and Body Fat

So much fun! Love your books, btw!

Debora said...

I forgot one:

The Body Fat Bump Off

Erin said...

Treadmills and Terror

A Pounding Punishment

Brittney said...

Just a few more :)
Dead Weight
Dying for Donuts (Doughnuts)
Dying & Donuts

Everyone is so creative!!

Anonymous said...

Deadest Loser

Ellery Adams said...

Wow, there are some great ones on here! I'll have to put this to a vote on FB later in the month. Thanks everyone!

Lizz said...

The Gristle Remains

Maureen Hayes said...

Careless Calories
Dieted to Death
Deadly Calories
The Weight Loss Murders
Calorie Counting Can Be Deadly
Murder Most Caloric
Calories, Carbs and Murder

Don't know if you like any of these, but it was fun trying. Enjoyed seeing ow creative everyone else is. Good luck choosing!

Aurian said...

Another term for being dead, is being checked out. How about Checked out Diet?

Fred said...

Calories to Kill By.

MCF said...

Weight No More
Sweating Buckets
Calorie Counter Caper

Vicki M said...

Ok, how about:
"Reality Show Remains" or "Counting Calories and Cadavers"

Susan L said...

Win, Lose, Eat...or Die!

Missy said...

"Cut-throat Calories"

Nancy said...

The Dirt Nap Diet

Diet & Dirt Nap

Corpus Calories

I'll be so happy to read the new book! I'm a huge fan of the Dinner Club series.

Book Dragon said...

it was fun reading these, although A Diet to Die For has been taken. Looking forward to seeing what you decide.

I like Salads and Skeletons

Elizabeth D said...

Lie and Die

Tanya A. said...

I'm glad to hear there will be a new Flab Five book.

My suggestion is Weighs and Means. Another suggestion is Weigh Off.