"Pookie’s Adventure" Nixed by Management

 As you all probably know from an earlier post, I recently sold my demon hunter story to Ellora’s Cave.  Unfortunately,the manuscript’s title, To Dance With a Demon, resembled their ongoing themed series Dance of Desire, so I was asked to come up with a different name. 


J. Hali Steele's Rhythm of Love

To tell you the truth, I was so tired of this story having rewritten the whole thing over, management could’ve named it Pookie’s Adventures and I would have been fine with it.  But since the burden was left on my doorstep to submit three possible alternate titles, I decided to shift that burden to my Yahoo Group/Facebook friends. Hey, isn’t that what friends are for, to help you in a crisis?

So over the course of a couple of days, I sent out an APB for title suggestions and received about three dozen.  Some of the titles suggested? Dance with the Devil, Hot as Hell, and Dirty Two Step.  After careful consideration, I took my three favorites and submitted them to Briana St. James, my editor at Ellora’s Cave, and in quick order management, came back with an approved title.  Drumroll, please

Carnal Moves

Personally, I don’t think the title is that bad since carnal moves pretty much sums up how the hero and heroine fall in lus…I mean love on the dance floor.   So, thanks to everyone for your suggestions.  A really big THANK YOU since I don’t remember who suggested it and it wasn’t on my personal list. 

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