Guest Post by the Author
How did you come up with the name of this book?
A PRIDE OF BROTHERS: RICK
Book titles, like synopses, are the bane of my existence.
I would rather write an entire 100,000 word book in a week than come up with a title for it.
Naming the new one wasn’t as hard as some of the others had been, though. I knew my new series was going to be about a Private Investigations and Security firm run by a family of brothers, and that there were going to be 3 books to start with, each devoted to one of the brothers. Naming the books with just the hero’s name seemed a little minimalistic, so I had to come up with some way to tie them all together and yet give them each their own individuality. I’m always thinking of covers when I write new books and I wanted the visuals on this series to be cohesive for branding and recognition purposes.
Now, one evening I was scrolling through Facebook and – I’ll admit this freely – wasting time, when I spotted an ad for the upcoming live action Lion King movie. I was a huge fan of the cartoon version and sat there and watched the entire trailer four times on my laptop.
The next evening my husband and I were watching the BBC channel on TV and came up a documentary about lions in the Serengeti.
Two nights in a row I’d spent my time viewing stories about lion prides.
And, like the proverbial dawn breaking through the dead of night, the title for the series jumped, leaped, exploded into my head.
A PRIDE OF BROTHERS is the perfect – perfect– name for this series because the brothers are like a pride. They support one another, have each other’s back, love and honor one another and will fight to the death for each other. Each book is about a different brother, so each book has the series title as a main component and then the brother’s name following it.
The three book series will be:
A PRIDE OF BROTHERS: RICK ( book 1) out now.
A PRIDE OF BROTHERS: DYLAN ( book 2) future release
A PRIDE OF BROTHERS: AIDEN (Book 3) future release
Sometimes, we really do have to listen to the universe when it’s talking to us.