Author: Does Your Book Title Sing?

Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, short piece or novel, the title is one of the elements that first captures or loses a prospective reader's attention. So it better be great.

The job of a title is simply to grab your busy possible reader's attention and make her want to know, "What's that?"

A Tasty Morsel Book Tease: Bloodlust awakens, secreted deep in a cave. Humans are tasty. A Tasty Morsel by Ronda Del Boccio, available on Amazon Kindle

I had been trying to find the perfect title for my fantasy suspense novel for weeks. I played with various ones, and finally got it. Yay! Below, I'll share techniques I use to get a title that sings.

When a title "sings," you FEEL it in your body. Sure, it touches the ear just right too, but once you've found the right one, it feels right.

Here are some of my titles.

  • A Tasty Morsel
  • "Into the Bubble" (spiritual fantasy short story"
  • Deadly Mist: Mirrored Worlds, Book 1 (fantasy-suspense novel, available to publish)
  • Real Dogs Don't Eat Kibble by Sandra Bailey
  • "She Had a Curfew...I Had a Van" (award-winning short story.
  • "Hillbilly Heaven" (award-winning short story)

Crafting Titles That Sing

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Smashwords News: Subscribe to Smashwords Alerts for New Release Updates

I got an exciting email from Smashwords today! I'm excited because now YOU can easily know when I put out a new story or book as soon as it happens.

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Smashwords is a great place to get books, short stories, and more in ANY digital format you prefer, whether that's for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Apple, or others.

Here's the email from Smashwords If you have books/stories on Smashwords, you got an email like this personalized for you.

Hello Ronda Del Boccio,

We are excited to announce Smashwords Alerts, a new feature that notifies Smashwords customers of new releases from their favorite authors. The new feature kicks off today.

You can track your number of subscribers and "favorites" in real time from your Smashwords Dashboard under "Marketing and Distribution Tools".

To get the most out of this new capability, please encourage your readers to subscribe to your alerts so they never miss another new release from you.

To subscribe, readers simply visit your profile page at Smashwords (, and click the button labeled "Subscribe to Author Alerts."

Readers are always in full control of their subscriptions. These are "blind" subscriptions, in that the reader's email address is never shared with anyone. Readers only receive an email if there's a new alert from an author they're following, and readers can cancel notifications at any time from their Smashwords Alerts subscriptions page.

Why don't you give it a try by subscribing to your own alert, as well as those from your own favorite authors!

We hope you enjoy this new feature.

We welcome your suggestions for additional enhancements to this feature as we work to make it easier for you to reach the million+ customers of the Smashwords Store. Please contact us here to reach our support team and tell us what you think!



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You'll get a notice each time I put out a new story.

My current stories, which you can read on whatever reading app you like, are:

  • "Trouble's Turn": An adolescent Ally Wolf wants to take on her role of guiding her special human, but her pack thinks she's too young. FREE short story on Smashwords!
  • The Assassin and the Prince:  Feline assassin Aree is taking a break from killing to play bodyguard for a pampered prince on vacation. She comes to regret her choice when he makes her tail twitch once too often.
  • A Tasty Morsel: Sometimes young Ellie pokes her nose in where she shouldn't. Reality takes a major turn when she explores a secret door in a cave she just discovered.
  • ...and whatever I share can know right away!

I hope you enjoy the stories! Thanks for reading.

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Book Excerpt Paranormal Humor Novella A Tasty Morsel by Ronda Del Boccio

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Writing a story is fun - and it's a craft that takes practice, like any other. I also love reading 5-star reiews from readers who took the time and trouble to write a review.

This humorous paranormal tale includes a vampires, ghouls, and even a ban-shee with a personality disorder.

What People are Saying about A Tasty Morsel

I am so excited about my latest review of A Tasty Morsel!

A Tasty Morsel paranormal fantasy novella cover"More than everything, it's a memorable piece that stands out in a sea of common, overused themes."

from a review by Tom Jones

"I loved the book because it took me on a journey from unexpected to almost-expected. Then again to unexpected. "

from a review by Michael Craig

What Inspired the Story?

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Looking for a fast funny read? A Tasty Morsel is a vampire story, but with a humorous twist. Sparks will fly. Innuendos swill tantalize. Laughter will bubble forth - all for free as a Halloween treat for you.

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 humorous supernatural romance full of "mythical creatures" and humor

A Tasty Morsel takes you into a newly discovered cave with a secret panel.

Scientist Ellie cannot resist the urge to see what’s behind that secret stone door that rolls open at her touch. What she encounters introduces her to a ghoul, a vampire, and a hospital for the undead, among other things.

Full of humor, innuendo and quirky characters, this book will transport you to realms you did not even know existed. Hopefully, you won't take a ride in the ambulance for the undead, as Ellie ended up doing!

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Sometimes, Love BITES! FREE Kindle Book: Paranormal Fantasy Novella A Tasty Morsel

Sometimes, Love BITES, doesn't it?

Maybe it's his bad boy charm. Maybe it's his old world manners. Or maybe it's the fangs. Whatever attracts Ellie to the strange man she finds languishing in that cave, he's about to turn her world upside down.

A Tasty Morsel paranormal fantasy novella coverA Tasty Morsel takes you into a newly discovered cave with a secret panel.

Scientist Ellie cannot resist the urge to see what's behind that secret stone door that rolls open at her touch. What she encounters introduces her to a ghoul, a vampire, and a hospital for the unded, among other things.

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