The Contemporary Series Name Generator!

It’s hard (heh) when you come up with a fantastic contemporary romance idea, one that could easily turn into a series, but you can’t figure out what to call the series. Every series needs a name – but what to choose? How do you pick? Maybe all the good ones are taken. Jill Shalvis has “Lucky Harbor.” Toni Blake has the “Destiny” series. Lisa Kleypas has “Friday Harbor” coming this winter. And that pesky, troublesome Debbie Macomber took, like, ALL the good words for every one of her titles, dang it.

Behold! Smarty Bitchypants Bitchenatin’® Technology to the rescue! We have come up with an invaluable tool for all romance novel authors, everywhere: A Contemporary Romance Novel Series Name Generator!

Go ahead, give it a whirl! Push the button. DO IT. If you don’t like the title you first come up with, click on the button again and again and again. Some are silly, and some are totally possible – and maybe already in production. And after you generate that perfect series name, you can enter in another Smart Bitch contest–this one requiring more than your page-refreshing skillz.


Your next contemporary series should be called:

The Series

Contest Details

  1. First, keep clickin’ that button until you get a title you really, really like.
  2. Write a 20-words-or-less pitch for your contemporary series. All submissions must be headed by the randomly-generated title; those without will be disqualified.
  3. Post the title and the paragraph in the Comments, or e-mail the entry to Sarah. Entries must be received before 11:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 22 September 2010.
  4. On Thursday, 23 September, an entry containing ALL valid contest submissions will be posted (Jesus what was I smoking?) the finalists as chosen by me will be posted (there’s nearly 175 entries and you’re all too creative. Note to self: NEVER give Bitchery inspirational bacon). Read through those entries, and then There Will Be Voting. Yes, the winner of this contest will be democratically-chosen. One vote per person.
  5. You have 24 hours (or so) to vote.
  6. The winner will be announced on Friday morning, 24 September 2010.
  7. Prize will be a $25 gift certificate to the bookstore of the winner’s choosing!

So what are you waiting for? Generate that title and submit your entries, bitches!

Comments are Closed

  1. 1

    Cricket Harbor

    Sexy entomologists team up with Baywatch Babes and the Hoffmeister when dead, insect-ridden bodies keep washing up on shore.

  2. 2
    Carrie Lofty says:

    For discriminating readers who love football and despise no-talent starlets, see Heidi Montag repeatedly demolished by bloodthirsty offensive linesmen in…

    The Football Hills

  3. 3
    Peggy says:

    Blacksmith Lagoon where a team of archeologists compete with a reality TV show to find pirate treasure.

  4. 4
    Jes1 says:

    Bacon Bay
    Smoking hot series about a butcher/archeologist/spy and the chef that keeps pulling his fat out of the fire.

  5. 5
    Castiron says:

    Jingle Reservoir

    Santa’s helpers at Christmas, water conservationists the rest of the year: from sleighbells and diving bells to wedding bells!

    written35—apparently I’ve written 35 books in this series.

  6. 6
    Em says:

    Sarah Reynolds left Blossom Brook behind her in a trail of dust (and, well blossoms) seven years ago after tragedy struck her young life.  Now, a mystery brings her back to her hometown and unearths painful memories and—just maybe—a second chance at love with a high school sweetheart….

  7. 7
    Karin says:

    The Sugar Cove Series. A sleepy seaside town is forever changed when the three sizzlin’ Sugar brothers arrive.

  8. 8
    Margaret says:

    The Napalm River Series

    In picturesque Mustard, Massachusetts, Agent Max Orange unravels domestic terrorism plots with the help of the town’s dermatologist, Macy Pepper.

  9. 9
    nlowery says:

    Join Demeter Overeasy, local owner of the B&B Blueberry Dreams, while she navigates her way through the trials, tribulations and improbable romances of the quirky residents and 37 breakfast bars of…

    Bacon Beach

    Buy the first book, Sausage and Bran Muffin; available in fine bookstores everywhere.

  10. 10
    jayhjay says:

    Pregnesia Beach

    It looks like a normal seaside town, but something in the water makes things a little different at… Pregnesia Beach!

  11. 11
    Sarah says:

    Destiny Dinghy (Book 1 of the Dinghy Series)

      A fluke hurricane leaves hunky boat captain and shy bookworm afloat at sea. Will they be saved? What will they eat? Did she bring her HEA Pills??

  12. 12
    ocelott says:

    Happiness Lake

    Remember the Muppets’ craptastic Happiness Hotel?  It’s like that, but a cabin at a lake. Couples meet there, hilarity ensues, they bond in a dilapidated vacation spot.  Muppet cameos optional.

  13. 13
    Lyssa says:

    The Teacup Lake series:

    Tempest, Stormy, and China once talked about falling in love. Now they have come home, and somethings never change.

    First three books :
    Tempest in a Teapot,
    Storm in a Teacup.
    All the Tea in China

  14. 14
    brit says:

    Montana Moonshine Reservoir

    The younger generation of the Kenyon family returns to their moonshine-running roots. Can love (and good bathtub gin) be brewing?

  15. 15
    Joy says:

    The Kindle Nook Series – three friends take the world of e-publishing by storm, releasing shocking yet incredibly successful (at 99 cents a pop) self-published erotica exclusively on the Barnes and Noble proprietary e-book platform.  This brings them into conflict with a group of sexy men who write exclusively for the Kindle, as well as villainous anti-porn crusaders who provide comic relief performing scientific research to figure out how to burn e-books.

    Nobody will read this series but due to its being released free on both Kindle and Nook, its sales figures are awesome!

  16. 16
    Joy says:

    Obviously I missed the 20 words or less limit. 

    captcha: other75 but did you like the other 75 words I wrote?

  17. 17
    Lara Amber says:

    Sheikh Lagoon

    If you’re a unrepentant gold-digger head to Sheikh Lagoon the fishing is good and you can work on your tan.

  18. 18
    SG says:

    The Cricket Canal  Rods and reels hook up with live bait in the heady world of sport fishing.

  19. 19
    Joy says:

    The Kindle Nook Series –
    E-book erotica writers heat up the pages—and the sheets—as incompetent anti-porn crusaders attempt, but fail, to burn e-books.

  20. 20

    The Kindle Channel:

    When three friends develop overly close relationships with their electronic readers – if yanno what I mean *wink wink, nudge nude* – who better to break them of their addictions than three, hot DRM developers? Or will the women help the developers break the chains of locked technology to indulge in sweet, sweet devise hopping?

  21. 21

    *device. Device hopping, dammit.

  22. 22
    teshara says:

    The Bacon Marsh Series

    Kathy and her handsome guide,Lance, join the quest for the elusive Bacon Beast of the Bayou, discovering love instead.

  23. 23
    Kimbert says:

    The Comfort Inlet Series

    Imagine! Alpha Males traumatized by urinal “peekers”!
    Wonder! Women with Barcalounger-like vaginas!
    Comfort has never been this sexy!

  24. 24
    tea says:

    The Destiny Channel – The way to unwind at the end of a hard week—a little Tivo time with the girlfriends. Except – why are they onscreen? And who are those hot men?

  25. 25
    Liz says:

    The Friday Marsh Series

    Teenager Friday Marsh’s parent’s disappeared.  Sent to a foster home, she seeks out the truth with the help of friends.

  26. 26
    Lady T says:

    The Blacksmith Brook series

      Douglas Blacksmith & Samantha Brook-a dental service spokesman and a frequent elevator rider with bad teeth. Heartache or Toothache?

  27. 27
    JamiSings says:

    The Hope Sea Series
    In a tiny B&B called The Hope Sea, people expectantly find the love they thought they’d never know.

  28. 28
    Amy says:

    The Sugar Stream Series

    “Ladies, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better. Stronger. Faster. And you won’t have to pretend you’d love to swallow.”

  29. 29
    Sharon S. says:

    The Quilt Island Series:

    Even seamstresses need love, giving “sweat shop” a whole new meaning….

  30. 30
    megalith says:

    The Kumquat Canal series:

    Kumquat Canal
    Ex-SEAL Mai-ti Wang uses his childhood ninja training to track the stunningly attractive, intriguingly elusive spy known as Majik Hu-ha.

    Be sure to catch the sequel, Channel of Love, coming soon to stores!

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