Series Titling Help & Other Junk

You’re probably sick of hearing me mention Preying On Time and Breaking Cadence, but I need your help.

Both are books in a series; however, as yet, I haven’t decided on a title for either series. I have two ideas for Preying On Time, though.

Those two ideas are Violet Skies and Indigo Skies. Unfortunately, I have my qualms about the first name, even though I prefer it, so your help would be greatly appreciated in the decision.

Why do I want to call it one of those two?

Well, Preying On Time is set in the future where we have two moons. The second moon causes the sky to tinge purple at night. One of the main characters in the first book is Violet Eonsen, which is why I’m not certain what I want to call the series as I’m not sure that all of the books in it will be following her specifically. In fact, I know that the second book will be following another character more instead.

This means that Violet Skies might seem like misinformation to my readers (and I don’t want to cause that). Of course, in my opinion Violet Skies sounds better, but Indigo Skies is less indicative of one particular character.

So which do you guys think would be best (or can you come up with any alternatives that might help)?

This is the working blurb, in case that helps:

The second wolf dove straight into the free platter. Fibres of flesh ripped apart with the same terrible tearing sound of sacking stretched and broken. Red sprayed. Limbs flailed. The bloody gurgle of a scream tore from Logan’s throat as he struggled against gnashing teeth.

The same slow motion bubble slotted over Violet’s head, vacuuming the sound.

Time seemed to ripple around her. Her extra senses reached out, screaming as they felt Logan’s existence fray. She moved without consideration, Simon close on her heels, his noises numb to her brain.

Two moons, dirty cops, energy black outs, and a bloodied body torn apart by werewolves.

All normal except for one small detail…

According to DNA, this lifeless mute disappeared a century ago without a trace. Now he’s turned up in PI Violet Eonsen’s town, freshly eaten.

With werewolf rights’ marches already pushing tensions high, she doesn’t want to get involved but a phone call leads her to Simon – yet another 21st century mute who has appeared from nowhere.

Unfortunately, Violet isn’t the only one waiting to greet him.

Dogged by werewolves with a taste for flesh and allies she can’t trust, Violet’s only hope is enlisting Simon and her friends in a puzzle that could fracture time, change the past and erase their existence forever.

Then there’s Breaking Cadence.

That will be following Cadence, but I’m not sure about titling the series in regards to her name. I have ideas for the titles of the next two books. However, nothing is concrete. Some of those possible book titles are Finding Zander, Saving Alex & Delivering Hope.

I bet you can see the pattern emerging here.

And this is a quick peek at the working blurb for Breaking Cadence, too:

I snorted softly. “You expect me to believe that you came to town looking for a cure? I’m not stupid, Zander. There is no cure. There never will be.”

“Oh there is,” he assured, staring right at me. “There has been for years.”

Decontaminated. Deflowered. Defunct.

Cadence Laurence has suffered pain and humiliation at the hands of the town committee, but the saving grace of her torture means nothing when her brother, Alex, and his girlfriend, Kitty break the rules for the last time.

Now the only place they have left to go is on the run in the unforgiving Wastelands, a place where sand spiders and the Infected become the least of their problems when Cady’s ex-lover escapes her darkened past and deepens their plight with an agenda of his own.

Dodging Wastelanders out for blood and Kitty’s father determined for revenge, can Cadence avoid a bite from the Infected long enough to save her two wards and escape or will her ex-lover’s plans destroy them all?

Maybe the series should be called something like Running, but I don’t know…

Like I say, your help would be much appreciated. Smile

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