I have been struggling with the decision to change the title of my first two books in the Chausiku series for quite some time. When I wrote my first book, I had a rough draft of the next books in the series but nothing solid so I really had no idea of what the title should be. I don't even know how I came up with The Gathering Storm but hey...it sounded good at the time. Then I wrote book two...The Secret Gambit. People told me they really liked the book and were hooked on the series from the cliff hanger at the end but they scratched their heads and looked at me with creases between their eyes when I mentioned the title. I had to admit that the title had nothing to do with my science fiction books...in fact; I realized that I lost some science fiction fans with it. The old cover didn't help with science fiction readers either. My boyfriend said it reminded him of the United Colors of Benetton ads...not what I was going for at all.
Next up...book three. Personally, I love the cover (by Christina Cartwright-Digitell Design) and the title. I felt that I had finally captured the science fiction going on in my series! After Blood of the Clans, I knew I had to change the titles of my other books (and the cover of book two!).
So, let me know what you think.
Chausiku: Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Chausiku: Dark Soul of the Clans Book Two
Chausiku: The Blood of the Clans Book Three
Book Four will be released soon!