Historical and Contemporary Romance Author

And the Winner Is…

The randomly drawn winner of the titling game sweepstakes is Dawne’. Dawne’, please email me at jackie@jackiebarbosa.com to claim your prize.

So, several of you really liked the idea of An Officer and a Jezebel. I have to say, it’s a great play on an existing title, but I’m not sure I’m comfortable with referring to the heroine in the title as a Jezebel. The word just has an awful lot of Biblical baggage I’m not sure I want to saddle Callie with.

What do you think? Is Jezebel too negative a word? Please share your thoughts.


  • India Carolina November 13, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    I think the play on an existing title has a draw that outweighs the negative. And although Jezebel does have biblical conotations, I think those will not be foremost in the reader’s mind.

  • Ericka Scott November 14, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    How about An Officer and A Courtesan (a really popular word for titles these days…) Although the Jezebel has just a spectacular ring to it…


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