Help me pick a book title!

A previously released book is getting a makeover. It’s getting a new ending, a new cover, new blurb, and new title. I’m having trouble deciding on a title.

The book is a paranormal science fiction fantasy romance. Just knowing that, and nothing else, would you please tell me which one of these titles catches your interest the most?

A. Warrior’s Curse
B. Heartmates
C. His Captive, His Mate
D. Mating Fever
E. None of the Above

Now here’s the blurb…

Inspired by the Greek myth of the Amazon women warriors….

A powerful tribe of women warriors live in service to the Goddess, separate from men, their sworn enemies, until mating fever strikes and they must venture into the wilderness to seek mates.

Sheltered and protected behind palace walls, Princess Reena has never even seen a man. When the mating curse compels her older, wiser cousin to seek a mate, Reena accompanies her, eager for the chance to see a man in the flesh.

Reena learns how dangerous men can be…

Embittered by a terrible wrong a woman committed against him. Garat leaves his encampment to secure the water his people need to survive. When he encounters the queen’s daughter in the wilderness, his need for vengeance consumes him, and he takes Reena hostage. But as her sweetness melts his hatred, Garat begins to suspect there is an evil behind the palace walls that wants Reena dead…

After kidnapping her, can he get his heartmate to believe the people she trusts the most want to kill her? Can he open her eyes to the evil force that threatens their love and her life?

Any other comments or title suggestions? Thank you so much for your vote!

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152 Responses to Help me pick a book title!

  1. Chrissy says:

    Warrior’s Curse is my fave.

    Also, “Heartmate” is the title of a book by Robin D. Owens, so I would personally avoid that one, since it’s only different in singular vs. plural.

  2. Susana says:

    His Captive, his mate.
    Sounds pretty cool. Can’t wait to read it

  3. Debbie says:

    His Captive, His Mate

  4. Delores says:

    Mating fever is my choice. It’s what the book is about! Also it gives the reader an idea of what the book is all about! What s great concept.

  5. Mary Gross says:

    Warriors Curse

  6. Sue weber says:

    Mating fever is my choice. Your books are wonderful. Can’t wait to read it

  7. JP says:

    Heartmates is my choice
    All the titles are good but sound too familiar but my choice seemed to define true love

  8. Cherry Ganzer says:

    Unfortunately, I find all the titles to cliched, I feel as if in my memory I’ve read them before.

  9. safia says:

    His Captive, His Mate.
    I think it’s the title that reflects more the storie Line.

  10. Katie says:

    My favorite is His Captive, His Mate

  11. Karen says:

    His Captive, His Mate.
    This title seems to follow the sample of the story….looking forward to its release.

  12. jennifer thornton says:

    Heartmate I think

  13. Maria Howard says:

    His Captive his Mate and if not then Mating frenzy

  14. sharon hills says:

    His Captive, His Mate is my choice it just sings to me love it
    cant wait to read it

  15. Anna Low says:

    Mating Fever is my favourite because that’s what it is

  16. Thea Craucamp says:

    His Captive, his mate hits the spot! Can’t wait!

  17. Linda Tenda says:

    His Captive, His Mate

  18. Mary Helene says:

    Love His Captive, His Mate.

  19. Patricia says:

    Judging from the blurb I think “His Captive, His Mate” is the best title.

  20. Fredra says:

    Warrior’s Curse really grabbed my attention as a great title for your next book, I love it!

  21. Jenn says:

    Mating Fever

  22. grace says:

    a warrior`s curse

  23. Marianne says:

    I like His captive, his mate.

  24. melody rainbow says:

    His captive, his mate

  25. Tara Heilman says:

    Heartmates caught my attention right away. It screams romance and a HEA

  26. Kerry Jenke says:

    Mating Fever says it for me.

  27. Donna says:

    Warriors curse , His captive, his mate is similar to a book just released by Kallista dane and matting fever is by grace Goodwin looking forward to reading it

  28. Kelly Victorine says:

    Warriors Curse

  29. Eldridge Davis says:

    His Captive, his mate

  30. Katrina says:

    His captive, his mate

  31. Jill Smith says:

    His Captive, His Mate. I think it fits best. I can’t wait to read it!

  32. Trixie says:

    I prefer His Captive, His Mate too.

  33. Martha Davidson says:

    Mating Fever would be my choice.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Warriors curse

  35. Twilla Love says:

    There are already several books called Warriors Curse. Why don’t you let your ARC Team help you come up with a name. Other authors do this.

    • Cara Bristol says:

      Actually, that’s what this process is about! My ARC team subscribes to my newsletter. They have a chance to vote and to suggest names. BTW, although warrior is used in a lot of titles, there is only one other Warrior’s Curse book (that I could find by searching on Amazon). It’s really, really hard to come up with a unique title anymore–and if you do–someone else may use it after the fact, so then it’s not unique anymore.

      I need a title that grabs people’s attention and describes the book. I don’t want a title that 20 other authors are using, but if only one or two are, I can live with that.

  36. Debra Schlesener says:

    His Captive, His Mate

  37. Merry says:

    I like Heartmates anyway. 🙂

  38. Maria Pereira says:

    His captive, his mate.
    that sounds the best to me

  39. Tricia says:

    His Captive, His Mate

  40. Lisa Medley says:

    I vote for WARRIOR’S CURSE!

  41. Elize van der Merwe says:

    I chose Heartmates, but after reading the blurp I would rather suggest Mating Fever, or His Captive, His Mate.

  42. Siobhan Muir says:

    After reading the blurb, I like Mating Fever. It really encompasses what the characters have to face.

    Good luck, Cara.

  43. karen slaughter says:

    mating fever

  44. Amanda says:

    Heartmates is my favourite

  45. Norma Gurss says:

    Title: His Captive His Mate

  46. Carla Castelli says:

    Mating Fever sounds perfect as a title for this book

  47. Terrie Swavely says:

    Warrior’s Curse is the one I like.

  48. sarah says:

    Heartmate is my choice the others sound like many others.

  49. Janet Seavey says:

    Warrior’s Curse

  50. Tiffany says:

    Mating fever Definitely my choice catchy and give you an idea about the story

  51. Kim says:

    His Captive His Mate sums up the story from both Reena and Garat’s perspective so I’d go with that title.

  52. Sophia Rose says:

    I am really stuck between His Captive, His Mate which seems to fit the story the most (t0 me) and Warrior’s Mate which strikes a different chord and the one I gravitated to before I saw the blurb.

  53. Patsy says:

    Warrior’s Curse! Catching!

  54. Fran says:

    His Captive, His Mate. Just sorta summarizes the plot for me.

  55. Pam says:

    His Captive, His Mate
    I would order that title before even reading the blurb!

  56. Vicki TUCKSEN says:

    C please

  57. Gwen says:

    His Captive, His Mate, seemed to be an appropriate title. I am awaiting the release.

  58. Anonymous says:

    His Captive, His M

  59. Suzanne Jane says:

    His Captive, His Mate

    Captures your attention

  60. Kay says:

    Warriors Curse… But which one will it be a a “curse” for?

  61. Lori High says:

    His Captive his Mate…. out all the choices that one just leaps out at you… and after reading a couple of lines about the story…that is the one that best suits your story…that would get me to buy it…love your stories…let us know when this comes out..I want to read it!

  62. Sharon Sommer says:

    Warriors Curse

  63. Susan Grant says:

    Love the concept! I like His captive, his mate. Or just his mate. Heartmate is still really associated with Robin Owens series.

    • Cara Bristol says:

      I had never heard Robin Owens, until I suggested this title. When I wrote the original, I’d intended to write a two-book series, and Heartmates was the series title.

  64. Sue Mayes says:

    I did like Heartmates but voted instead for His Captive, His Mate, this type of title always attracts me. I m looking forward to reading the book, whatever the title.

  65. Anonymous says:

    His captive, his mate sounds good!

  66. Helen Agapie says:

    His Captive, His Mate captures my interest!

  67. Tina K Riehn says:

    His Captive, His Mate – I believe that hits the mark and I can hardly Wait to read it!

  68. Deanna says:

    His Captive, His Mate

  69. Chris says:

    His captive, his mate, is my favorite as well. Makes me curious.

  70. Kristen says:

    Warrior’s Curse

  71. Nathalie says:

    His Captive, his mate

    Sound perfect

  72. Diana says:

    I like Warriors Curse. Makes me want to know what the curse is and how it will be broken. Looking forward to the release. The blurb definitely would catch my attention. I would, however, avoid Heartmates as Robin D. Owens has a book series that starts with the book Heartmate.

  73. Out of the titles that were suggested ‘Warrior’s Curse’ sounded the most intriguing to me. Good luck with whatever title is chosen and I look forward to reading this new updated version.

  74. Lela says:

    His Captive, His Mate.

  75. June Wood (Bookworm Betty) says:

    I would choose Warrior’s Curse as being the most appropriate and it fits in with the blurb.

  76. Kirsten says:

    I like Mating Fever.

  77. Tracey says:

    Warriors Curse sounds totally right according to the blurb which focuses on Warriors.

  78. M says:

    His Captive. His Mate.
    It was the most captivating

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