Putting aside from all the Fifty Shades variations and parodies, we haven't really discussed the possibilities of changes in book titles brought about by the 50 craze.
Really, there are SO many better character names than grey, and so many more evocative color names as well. I have kids, and my kids have crayons, and, well, have you LOOKED at the names of some crayons? The wtfery is limitless, and after a marathon coloring session recently, I started THINKING.
Behold! A Derivative Book Title Generator using all the possible crayon color names I could find, plus a few extra colors I love, and a very few things that should be color names if they aren't already. The color names in the generator are actual color names appearing on crayons (where there reside folks who burn a lot of umber, apparently. And I have no idea what Razzmatazz should look like. Perhaps unnaturally red sorbet)?
Anyway, let's color!
Hit the button until you get a derivative book title you like.
Then, write a blurb for it! Describe the fine, fine crazysauce (or totally seriousfacesauce) that will flood your book, and tell us about it. The color can be a character name, but it doesn't have to be – get crazy with the Cheez Whiz, if you like. I mean, it's all derivative at this point right? And nothing is sacred – not even crayon color names!
You guys shall pick the winner: the entry with the most number of 'likes' by 3pm ET Friday 14 September will win a $25 gift card to the bookstore of the winner's choosing and winner's choice of a Kindle Paperwhite WiFi with Special Offers OR a Nook Glow OR a Kobo Touch. (I hope those special offers come in Razzmatazz, but no guarantees or that or Burnt Umber.)
Standard disclaimers apply: must be over 18 and know the difference between blue violet and violet blue to win. Void where prohibited. Open to international residents. Return your seatback and tray table to their normal upright position. Your seat cushion can be used as a very yellow flotation device. Objects in mirror are larger than they appear (that's what he said).
Get ready: here's your generator! Prepare ye to create silliness! (And thank you to BigStock for the image!)
Your next bestseller should be titled: