What’s in a Name?: Help Us Find a Title for Jennifer Honeybourn’s New Book!

As you know, we rely on you, our trusty Swoon Readers, to help us choose the cover direction for our titles. Now, for the first time ever, we’re coming to you for something different—helping us find the perfect title for Jennifer Honeybourn’s new book!

Here’s the lowdown on the plot:

Sixteen-year-old Shelby Black has spent the past year training to be an exorcist.  

High school is hard enough without having to explain that you fight demons for a living, so Shelby keeps her extracurricular activity to herself—and she especially doesn’t want her crush Spencer to find out. But when Shelby uncovers new information about her missing mom, she has to decide what she’s willing to risk to find her—including her soul AND a date with Spencer.

What are we looking for in a new title? We’d love something that is…

  • Funny: Jennifer’s books have a great sense of humor, and the perfect title for this book would have a sense of humor and hint of snark.

  • Lightly paranormal: There be demons in this book, and the perfect title would let readers know that paranormal elements await them in these pages!

  • Punny: We love titles like Lish McBride’s Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, and the perfect title for this book would have a nice play on words.

To get the juices flowing, here are some titles that have been rattling around in our brains:

  • Expelled – This is Jennifer’s original title, and we love that this title evokes the Catholic school that Shelby attends as well as the literal expulsion of demons

  • The Exorcist’s Apprentice – We love that this title perfectly sums up Shelby’s job, but it might be a shade too serious for this funny and snarky book.

  • Your Title Here – We want to hear what title you think would be great for Jennifer’s new book! Tell us your ideas in the comments below (and don’t forget that you can “like” other people’s comments with your fave titles). If you submit your title, you could see it on a PUBLISHED book! And if you love one of the titles above, tell us that, too!

Happy titling!

Please share your thoughts by noon EST on Thursday, May 11.

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40 comments on "What’s in a Name?: Help Us Find a Title for Jennifer Honeybourn’s New Book!"

S.C. McMurray on May 11, 2017, 8:26 p.m. said:

S.C. McMurray


I know I'm late but I just saw this! I'm just gonna spitball here:

The Power of Love compels you
The Rite Stuff
Is excorcism an excused absence?
Exp-hell-ed
D's, Dances and Demons
Welcome to Hell, a.k.a my high school
The Excorsists Club

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Tiana Smith on May 11, 2017, 3:25 p.m. said:

Tiana Smith


I know it's past the deadline, but you could also do something with "Knock 'em Dead" in it somewhere.

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mcruz on May 11, 2017, 11:24 a.m. said:

mcruz


Adventures of an ExorcisTeen; Diary of a Teenage Exorcist; 101 Ways to Kill a Demon ; The Newbie Exorcist

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Kate Evangelista on May 9, 2017, 9:33 p.m. said:

Kate Evangelista


Dating the Exorcist

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Shani Petroff on May 8, 2017, 2:40 a.m. said:

Shani Petroff


I'm a fan of using Expelled for the title (I think it's really cute)!
Here are a few other ideas:
Totally Possessed
Possibly Possessed
Possessed With You
So Not Possessed With You
Shelby Black is So Not Possessed By You
(or something along those lines - Possessed About You, Possessed For You, Possessed By You)
Controlling My Possession
Souled Out
The Demon Made Me Do It
All's Fair in Love and Possession
In The Spirit of Falling in Love
Enough With the Spirit
Spirited Out
Getting You Out of My Mind
Can't Get You Out of My Mind
Trying to Get You Out of My Mind

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cyborgcinderella on May 7, 2017, 7:09 p.m. said:

cyborgcinderella


Sympathy for the Exorcist

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cyborgcinderella on May 7, 2017, 7:13 p.m. said:

cyborgcinderella


Exorcised and Fell in Love

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cyborgcinderella on May 7, 2017, 11:40 p.m. said:

cyborgcinderella


Dating, Drama, and Demons
On Dating, Drama, and Demons
Dating, Drama, and Demons: The Shelby Black Story
Shelby the Teenage Exorcist

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Carianne on May 5, 2017, 9:56 a.m. said:

Carianne


My life as a Teenage Exorcist

Between High School and Hell

The Devil inside

But I love Expelled and An exorcists guide to high school

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Tori Oli on May 5, 2017, 2 a.m. said:

Tori Oli


Really love all the ideas so far! Here are a few of mine:
1. Love at First Exorcise
2. Algorithms and Exorcisms
3. Blushing, kissing, and other forms of exorcise
4. Sealed with a Kiss from an Exorcist
5. Hugs and Kisses from the Exorcist (like a letter with xoxo)

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