Apologies for the uninspiring title to this post but I couldn’t think of any clever way of linking the two ebooks I just bought.
The first, Cat’s Cradle Time Yarns, is a new anthology featuring a short story by Candy Korman.
Candy is one of my favourite authors so I had to buy it. Besides, I’m a sucker for all things feline, and this anthology looks as if it’s going to be fun. Congratulations Candy! I honestly don’t know where she finds the time to sleep. 😉
The second ebook, Erinyes, is a science fiction novel by an author I’ve never heard of before. So why did I buy it? I’m damned if I know. It certainly wasn’t the blurb. I enjoy the concepts of worm-hole jumps and cryogenics, but on their own, neither would have been enough to make me click that Buy button.
The truth is, I think I was hooked by the name of the book. Erinyes is a good, strong name, and it’s unusual, however it could mean anything, and belong to anything. Is Erinyes a person? A place? Something else entirely?
I have no idea what this name means but it was enough to get me to buy the book. I’ll let you know whether it was worth the outrageous sum of $0.99 in a few days. Until then it might be fun to just ponder the power of names.
Are they as effective as a distinctive book cover? Or – rank heresy – is it possible a catchy title can do more for a book than its cover?
Okay, enough random musings, I have about 14 more chapters of proof reading to do if Vokhtah is to arrive on schedule so I’m off to the salt mines again.