Sunday, March 7, 2010

TDD2 Title Revealed & Contest Winners!!

Wow, so picking winners for this contest turned out to be harder than I thought it would be. You guys can be pretty funny! Also, hubby said that I made the clues too easy for guessing the real title, but I didn't want it to be too hard. But kudos to everyone who guessed right!

Okay, the funny winner first...

There were many runners-up for the funny titles like:

The Lustful Smoochie
Tender Lice Sandwiches
Twilight Literally Sucks (not my words, so don't get mad at me)
The Laxative Strategy (which would be a pretty funny title for a chick-lit novel)
True Love Sucks (Also a great chick-lit/vampire novel title)
Try Lactating Simultaneously
Totally Lusty Sexpot (which would be a good title for a book I'd be embarrassed to read in public)
The Lingering Smell: Removable with Little Stinker Baby Butt Spay!
(And SO many more!)

But ultimately the winner of the funny title contest goes to: Alysa (from Everead) because she had two titles that made me laugh pretty hard.

The first: Tasing Lippy Schoolchildren, which she also provided a visual aide for that made me laugh harder than the title itself. (Love the taser behind the teacher's back!)

The Second: Trogdor Levels Scranton. Which made me laugh because of the Trogdor The Burninator reference.


Now on to the correct title winner . . . and the unveiling of the real title for TDD2!

There were surprisingly a lot of people who guessed the right title (and also there were a lot of other great title suggestions) so I ended up using Random.org to pick the winner--and the random winner just happened to be the first person who guessed it right!

So the correct title winner is: Elie (from Ellz Readz)

And her winning guess, and the real title for TDD2 is:

*drum roll...*

*drum roll...*

*drum roll...*


THE LOST SAINT

Okay, I really hope y'all love it as much as I do. (And hopefully didn't get too attached to any of your great guesses.)

We tossed around several titles for TDD2, but this is the one that kept popping into my mind. For some reason I put off suggesting it, but finally pitched it to Editor Greg (aka Jimmy Olsen) and he came back and said that he and the rest of the Egmont crew are all "enamored" with it. Which makes me so happy because I think it's the perfect title.

The coolest part is that THE LOST SAINT actually has (at least) three different meanings in the book. So if you think you've got the sequel figured out already . . . think again!

Also, the title for the entire series will be: THE DARK DIVINE
(As for how many books will be in the series, I can't tell you that.)

Winners, please email me at readbree(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize!

P.S. As part of the Mundie Mom's b-day bash, I will be posting a never-before-read-by-the-public deleted scene from TDD on their blog tomorrow (March 8th) so be sure to stop over there and check it out.

21 comments:

Erica said...

I cannot wait for The Lost Saint! :)

BookMac said...

Sounds awesome! Can't wait to see the cover! eek!

Jami said...

Aaaah! Can't wait for The Lost Saint! I am dying to see the cover. Love the title Bree!

Speed Reader said...

What a minute ... you can't tell us how many books will be in the series? I thought there were just going to be 2?!! Arrggh! :)

LOVE the title of TDD2 and how many different ways it applies to the story. I absolutely loved how TDD had many different meanings to the story as well so I'm excited that you found a second title that does the same thing.

Scott & Carly Thueson said...

Just finished TDD. It was great! I will be telling all my bookworm friends (and non-bookworm friends) to read it. I'm excited to read the next one! Thanks! Carly Thueson from Idaho Falls

Mundie Moms said...

I LOVE the title and we can't wait for tomorrow!

Congratulations to the winners!!!!

L.T. Elliot said...

Congrats to the winners! Great title, Bree!

p.s. Doesn't Strong Bad rock? And that Taser title deserved to win!

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Awesome title! Cant wait to read it!!!

Jackson Porter said...

Amazing title. I never could have guessed. But tell your buddy Dashner to hurry up and announce the winner of the signed copy of The Dark Divine. Because I really want to read it and also tell him his buddy Jackson really wants to win.

Not to sound to demanding. Hehe.

Love the title and can't wait to read the first book.

-Jackson

Kaylie said...

Great title. I definitely approve.

Heather Zundel said...

So many possibilities with that name. It's a good choice. Although I'm hoping you'll announce how many books there will be soon. I can't stand not knowing how long a series will go on for. Congrats on the title.

Dwayne said...

Aww. The Lost Saint it is!
We're all excited - I know I am!Awaiting the deleted scene :)

Lynsey Newton said...

Great title, looking forward to reading it! Congratulations to the winners!

The Graef Family! said...

Congratulations to the winners!!! Mostly to the funniest one because she sent you a clip of Strong Bad who is the best charter in the Homestar Runner site!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new title!! I cant wait for its release!!!!!!!!! AAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!

Jenni Elyse said...

I love the title! It's awesome! :) And, I think you picked the right funniest winner! Alysa, you're my hero for thinking of Trogdor. I'm so mad at myself for not. :)

Book Addict Girl said...

YAY for The Lost Saint! Wow, didn't a lot of people guess that? We're such TDD addicts! :D

D said...

Yay! A whole series! :)

I'm excited I made it into the runner's up too. :)

Bree Biesinger Despain said...

Haha, well I mostly can't tell you how many books will be in the TDD series because *I* don't even know the answer for that at the moment.

Love Trogdor! Reminded me that I haven't been over to the Homestar Runner site in a long time. Hubby and I ended up watching Strongbad Email videos for WAY too long yesterday.

Thanks for the love on THE LOST SAINT. Now I can't wait for a cover . . . and, you know, to be done writing it.

Angela said...

Congrats to you and the winners!

Elie said...

I am so excited! I can't wait to read this. I wonder what will happen. HMMM.

Rae Levine said...

YAY!!! I'm DYING WITHOUT THIS BOOK!!! I loved the Dark Divine!!