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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Blood Sister(s) - a change of name

My publisher, Creativia, suggested we change the name of Red Herrings to something "more mysterious" and I came up with several suggestions. We finally decided on "Blood Sisters" but as my Facebook friends commented, there is only one female star in the book, and so it shouldn't be plural.



I've emailed my publisher and asked to change it to singular "Blood Sister".

What do you think? Any comments or suggestions for a better name? It was on Amazon for a few months as a self-published eBook under the name "Red Herrings" and some of my readers prefer that name.

Here's the brief synopsis to "Red Herrings" -- or what will be known as "Blood Sister"...

Annie Hansen, a young (twenty-four) female schizophrenic private eye, must solve a grisly murder in the small island town of Serendipity, Canada. She is a suspect herself, and her boyfriend Samir and his cousin Pepsi may have been on the scene. A not-so-popular doctor, Dr. William Hubert, and the mayor of Serendipity, Rick Spacey, were both murdered, presumably by the same person, and both in a macabre manner. Mark, a handsome detective, teams up with Annie to help solve the murders. Was it drugs or money that prompted the crimes? Who is MASER, a cryptic message left on the doctor's charts, and what message remains on Doc Hubert's laptop memory stick and hard drive that would help Annie and Mark to solve the crimes?
From the group home where Annie and Samir share a room, to the last romantic scene on her float house, when the mystery has been untangled, Red Herrings lives up to its name, replete with red herrings and information about Samir's medical condition,  mental illness as experienced by Annie and her method of coping with delusions and hallucinations, and the cleverness of a network of friends who help solve a nationally-exposed crime in a small island town.
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5 comments:

  1. This book about Annie and her sleuthing is one of my favorites, no matter what the title is. Good writing, good story, good mystery. I hope Blood Sisters does well!

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    1. It's "Blood Sister" singular. I hope my readers don't get confused with the new name. Thank you for your comments, Judi.

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  2. @Kenna, Since I have changed one of my book titles, I have investigated the topic. The best way to go is to write, "This book has previously been published under the title.." or "An earlier version of this book..."
    Ideally, you present this info on the first page of your book, below the title AND in the blurb of your book; but if it is too late to feature this info inside the book, at bare minimum please add to blurb.

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  3. This is valuable advice,Gisela, thanks. I forwarded your suggestion to my publisher. The note may not make its way into the second printing of Blood Sister but I think it's a good idea.

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