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Trouble with Tempests

I’m thrilled beyond belief that Orbit has asked me to finish Jane True’s story with books four, five, and six. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what I call my next three books: four, five, and six. For, while using the word “tempest” seemed like a GREAT idea at the time, I have run out of “tempest” titles. I know something will occur to me or to one of the dozens of people I have working on this problem, but in the meantime I’m having fun playing with the most inappropriate titles possible. Here’s a short list of the top five worst titles I’ve come up with (so far):

5) Tempest Somethingorother

4) The (Significantly Less Shakespearean) Tempest

3) The Urban Fantasy Series Formerly Known As Tempest

2) Tempestuous Liaisons

1) Tempest Bledsoe

Can y’all do even worse?

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Nicole Peeler

  1. Jesslyn

    May 18, 2010
    at 11:26 am

    How about Tempest in a Teapot?

  2. Mark

    May 18, 2010
    at 12:16 pm

    Tempest Fugit

  3. Margaret

    May 18, 2010
    at 12:21 pm

    I’m having the same trouble with my WIPs (a trilogy of paranormal romance – haven’t named the trilogy or each individual novel yet). Someone should come up with a novel name generator. As for your facetious titles? I like #3 best. My contribution? “Tempest in a Teapot.” See? I can name your novel but not mine. Hmmmph.

  4. Kniffler

    May 18, 2010
    at 1:03 pm

    Tempest Midnight.

  5. Skitty

    May 18, 2010
    at 1:15 pm

    No Tempests for Old Men
    Fried Green Tempests
    A Tempest in the Sun
    Quantum of Tempest
    Tempest Trek
    Lord of the Tempests
    The Tempest Chronicles
    Edward Tempesthands
    Prince of Tempest
    The Tempest Bride
    Tempest the Duck
    Dark Tempest
    Under the Tempest
    Over the Tempest
    Inside the Tempest
    A Hundred Thousand Tempests
    Forever Tempest

    I could, perhaps, go on forever.

  6. Gail Carriger

    Gail Carriger

    May 18, 2010
    at 2:21 pm

    You know which one I want! Tempest in a Teacup!

  7. writtenwyrdd

    May 18, 2010
    at 2:58 pm

    If you use a bit about the adversary or conflict or significant location it might hook up with Tempest. If you want to email me, I don’t mind helping you brainstorm. :)

  8. Kat

    May 18, 2010
    at 3:18 pm

    How about:

    Tempest Schempest
    Tickling the Tempest
    To Tempest is Unhuman…
    Tempest-ed by the fruit of another (Squeeze song paraphrase)
    On Tempest-orary Assignment

  9. Lauren Panepinto

    Lauren Panepinto

    May 19, 2010
    at 11:35 am

    im sorry, i can only think of really dirty ones…HAH

  10. Nicole Peeler

    Nicole Peeler

    May 19, 2010
    at 4:46 pm

    Y’all are truly inspired. Or batshit! Let me know which before we go out for drinks. ;-)

    Seriously, I love all of these. I actually think my favorite is Skitty’s Quantum of Tempest, because the original movie title, itself, was so mind-boggling to me.

    Although Tickling the Tempest is also a contender.

    And I want to hear the dirty ones, Lauren!

  11. Hey, sounds like lots of great ideas here for you. ;D They have really come out for you.

    I’ll give it a shot too…

    Sleeping with the Tempest
    Tempest in the Dark
    Powerless Tempest
    Tempest, Who?
    Waterless Tempest
    Tempest on the Run
    Tempest’s Eye

  12. Rachel Aaron

    Rachel Aaron

    May 20, 2010
    at 9:28 am

    Tempestual Healing!

  13. Elie N

    May 20, 2010
    at 2:18 pm

    Tempest Tempest Bo Bempest

    Feeling The Tempest

    Tempest Rules

    Training The Tempest

    Facing The Tempest

    Trifulling Tempest (not sure if trifulling is even a webster word)

  14. Bregtje

    May 23, 2010
    at 1:39 pm

    Tempting the Tempest

    Taming the Tempest

    Tales of the Tempest

    The Tempest Pest

    Team Tempest (Strikes Again)

    man I love alliterations!

  15. Ashleigh Clarke

    May 23, 2010
    at 4:57 pm

    Here’s my thoughts:

    Tempest Trouble or Trouble with Tempests
    Tempest Triumphant
    True Tempest
    Tempest’s Test

  16. Nicole Peeler

    Nicole Peeler

    May 27, 2010
    at 12:24 pm

    I snorted milk at Tempestual Healing. HILARIOUS.

    And Ashleigh, those are quite good! Well done! :-) I really like True Tempest and Tempest Triumphant!

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