Crowdsourcing my book title

I’m kind of stuck and could use some creative help.

Like every other blogger in the entire world who fancies themselves a writerly type (i.e. all of us!), I’m putting together a book.

It’s an erotica anthology comprised of true-life vignettes about female dominant/male submissive play: passion, violence, sweetness, affection, love.

If you’re familiar with the way I write, you will know exactly the sort of thing I mean (if not, here’s an example: Good morning).

I’m after ideas for a book title and subtitle that sound sexy-hot (it’s erotica after all!), that give an indication of the content, and that will encourage non-BDSMers to take a look. The last is important because I want to appeal to a wider audience than those already on board with BDSM and F/m dynamics. Let’s recruit some folks!

I’d love to hear from you if you have some creative ideas. If you are too shy to put it in the comments, please feel free to pop it into my Ask Me page all anonymous like.

If I actually use your title, I will happily give you credit if you would like (well, unless you are anonymous, that gets a little tricky)!

Edited to add incoming ideas here (I strongly suspect some of these suggestions are not wholly serious… *suspicious squint*):

  • him and Her: True-life vignettes about passion, violence, sweetness, affection, and love
  • On your knees, now: tales of female dominance
  • Surrender to me: Why strong successful men beg to surrender to me
  • Sweet surrender
  • Domme Chronicles
  • You want to put that where?! A sub’s-eye view of Dommes
  • MOO, motherfucker!
  • Cattle prods: MOO, motherfucker! (silly me… correction: Cattle Prods… you know it makes sense!: MOO, motherfucker!)
  • Seeing me as I am
  • Stripped bare
  • Domme Luck
  • Eye of the beholder
  • How To Put Men On Their Knees, Literally
  • The Penis Chronicles
  • Passionate Violence
  • Erotic Aggression: Female Dominance
  • The Edge of Passion
  • Surrender Shamelessly
  • A Dominant’s Desire
  • Silent Surrender
  • Kiss of Dominance
  • LOWER – examples in male submission
  • The Sensual Violence of “She’s in Charge”
  • The Sensual Violence of Following Her Lead
  • The Decadent Passions at Her Feet
  • Cheetos
  • Fierce Grace
  • Passion and Play
  • I Don’t Bite – Hard
  • Romancing the Domme
  • Tales of Edgy Sex
  • Hot Domination
  • Stories of Love…With an Edge
  • Intense Desires
  • Stories of Men Submitting to Swoon Over
  • Surrender to Me: Real-life vignettes on passion, violence, and love
  • Her and Him: something something about women on top here
  • (insert title here) and other vignettes on female dominance
  • The Indomitable Domme
  • Surrender to Me: True tales of female dominance
  • On your knees, now: True tales of love, passion and dominance
  • Stunningly beautiful women with captivating mind writes delicious erotica that grabs you between the lobes and the legs simultaneously ( SBWWCMWDETGYBTLATLS for short…)
  • Tales of vulnerability

 

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20 Comments

  1. What about something simple, like “him and Her: True-life vignettes about passion, violence, sweetness, affection, and love.

    I dunno, I’m terrible at shit like this! Good luck on the book, though!

  2. Morning Ferns!

    Seems to me your title is already in your blog entry (Good Morning)… “Surrender to me”…. at least part of a title anyway.

    You might add, “Why strong successful men beg to surrender to me”… or something like that.

    But you will find your titles and subtitles within your blog posts – each has its own vibe and thus will give up a title or two (smiles) with little effort.

    Good luck with the book.

    Don

    1. Not to copy Don (Dans and Dons need to work together) but perhaps to add to what he said, how about the title Sweet Surrender? It’s the kind of title that won’t scare off someone vanilla but also get across something playful, imaginative, sensual, etc. Yes it’s a Sarah McLaughlin song but if it worked for her then it definitely must have some legs.

      I should say that I personally rather dislike subtitles on a book. Though I know that publishers can be pushy for them depending on the genre and the marketplace.

      Best of luck with the book – I’m excited to read it one day.

  3. The Penis Chronicles *chuckles*

    Passionate Violence
    Erotic Aggression: Female Dominance
    The Edge of Passion
    Surrender Shamelessly
    A Dominant’s Desire
    Silent Surrender
    Kiss of Dominance

    I reserve the right to come back to this when I am not getting ready for a job test.

    Respectfully,
    mysticlez

  4. Seriously just use your blog tag line Ferns it’s wonderful. You did muck mine up though should read
    “Cattle Prods… you know it makes sense!
    MOO, Motherfucker!”

    Coug

  5. Mmmmm… admittedly, my favorite parts of the blog

    I do think if you want to appeal to a wider audience, I would refrain from putting dominance in the title. Maybe something along the lines of

    The Sensual Violence of “She’s in Charge”

    Or

    The Sensual Violence of Following Her Lead

    Or

    The Decadent Passions at Her Feet.

  6. I have no clue about the book title, but I want to say I’m so excited that you’re doing this! I love your blog and can’t wait to see the book!

  7. Hmmmm, how about:

    Romancing the Domme

    Tales of Edgy Sex

    Hot Domination

    Stories of Love…With an Edge

    Intense Desires

    Stories of Men Submitting to Swoon Over

  8. I like the above suggested “Surrender to Me” but with a subtitle… “Surrender to Me: Real-life vignettes on passion, violence, and love”

    Also “Him and Her”…sort of like it, but HER needs to come first obviously ;) So “Her and Him: something something about women on top here”

    You could also choose the title of one of the stories and then call it “(insert title here) and other vignettes on female dominance” — or “and other ____ (whatever you’d like to call them”.

    I’ll keep pondering. But needless to say I WANNA READ IT!

  9. I ‘moo motherfuckered’ because I had nothing serious to offer… BUT…

    In looking over the list, I have no idea why it didn’t occur to me before. The title *should* be Domme Chronicles.

    (Also, I’m a fan of subtitles, so Domme Chronicles: [insert something here])

    No wait… that isn’t what I meant. Don’t insert anything into Ferns (at least not without her permission).

    Anyway, Domme Chronicles. Yes, yes yes.

  10. I really like some of those, but how about mixing them up a little:

    – Surrender to Me: True tales of female dominance.

    – On your knees, now: True tales of love, passion and dominance.

  11. Thank you all so much for your ideas (and to those who contacted me privately)! It has really been helpful to see some fabulous creative ideas floating around.

    I might crowdsource some other things too as the process goes on. Maybe a poll for preferred cover design and such. Fun!!

    Ferns

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