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Double (or is it Triple?) Meaning

By On Aug 6 2014, 9:00 am

When it came time to name my current romance series, I got tricky.  I had a concept for a series that was so cool, with lots of twists and turns.  I could envision the books clearly in my head, and I wanted a name that tied them all together as well as the overarching plot did – but I didn’t want to spoil any of the surprises.  When the name came to me, though, I didn’t know if I dared.

Triple X.

It has a certain connotation.  I was well aware of that, but the title fit the series so perfectly, I couldn’t resist.  They say sex sells, so I decided to go for it, although I was very careful to always spell out the word “Triple.”  The books are steamy contemporary romances, so readers buying them for that reason would have something to appease them, but it was the secret meaning behind the name that got me more excited.  Why?  Because my story concept was about identical triplets reuniting and finding the men that they love.  If I just gave the sisters names that contained the letter “x”, everything fit perfectly.

Lexie, Maxie, and Roxie

For a split second, I nearly wimped out and went with Triplet X, but that would have given away the first major twist.  (It also sounds like a bad sci-fi television movie. ) So Triple X it was.  The fact that I loved the names was just the icing on the cake.  They matched the characters’ personalities so well.

So there you have it, the double meaning behind the name of my Triple X series.  Half the fun was waiting to see when readers would catch on.  The answer?  It took exactly one book.

Maxie’s book is now coming out in print, and I still have a few secrets left up my sleeve.  All the final twists and turns are being revealed.  I enjoy watching readers uncover those surprises as much as I did the first one.

So what about you?  Have you ever kept a secret you just couldn’t wait to tell?  Or am I the only one who gets a kick out of being sneaky?

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