Monday, 2 March 2009
Her new book 'Accidental Human' is out this week! So what better way to celebrate than learning a little bit more about author Dakota Cassidy's accidents!

Enjoy her guest blog and don't forget to enter the contest!

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Heyyyyyyyy, everyone!

Okay, so I’m gonna keep this simple.

Accidents.

They happen, right?

And that’s what my “Accidental” series is based on—accidents.

Some big honkin’ “Oops, my bad” scenarios.

For instance, my next book (lookout—blatant promo ahead) The Accidental Human, on stands March 3, 2009 is about poor Wanda Schwartz, the third friend in a trio of women who’ve had some pretty crazy stuff go down. Like being bitten by a vampire and a werewolf. But Wanda’s different… she’s in some serious trouble, and it has nothing to do with a vampire or a werewolf. Well, it sorta does, and I know the title implies it’s not paranormal, but it is. Go on and figure that out. LOL

Obviously, the boo-boos in my series are pretty big—like life altering big. Accidentally being turned into a werewolf or a vampire is freaky-deaky. However, so far, at least for two of my heroines, it’s all turned out shiny. You’ll just have to wait and see if Wanda fares as well…

Anyway, then I began to think about titles and just how many accidents one can have i.e.; how many books can Dakota create with the theme “Sorry, it was an accident?”

Then I got some SPAM in my inbox (I promise I’m going somewhere with this)—and I’m totally serious about the subject header. It was “The Accidental Millionaire.” No lie. LOL. How bizarre is that, considering what the titles of my books are?

And here’s what I thought—I could write accidentals forevah. Really. Like, I dunno—The Accidental Mortician. How about, Accidentally Ogre? Or maybe The Accidental Breast Implant Salesman?

So, I thought— wouldn’t it be fun to see what you guys can come up with in the way of an accidental title? Whaddya say? Got some?

I’d love to hear your thoughts. And this is all ya gotta do to enter—leave a comment here in the comments section with your title, and maybe even a little bit about what your story would entail.

If you do, you’re entered to win a random drawing—and this is what you’ll get-- I’ll buy you TWO books (mass market or trade), as long as they’re already on the stands or available for pre-order. Yep on me, shipped directly to YOU. Plus, I’ll send you a signed copy of Accidentally Dead—or you can have any one of my e-books—your choice, as long as it’s still available. The drawing will end when Amber says it does (cause she’s da boss), and she’ll pick the winner.

So hit me with yer best shot, and most of all, thank you, thank you! Your support, your emails, your kind words always make me smile :)

Dakota :)

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Contest Rules -

Normal rules apply!

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is come up with a cool Accidental book title!

No Accident title = no entry!

Earn another entry for each place you link this contest on the net. Make sure you add links here for me to confirm your entries!

The contest will stay open until Sunday March 8th 2009 4pm CET and the winner will be picked by a randomizer. Entrants should check back to see if they have won. I do not hunt down winners and will pick new winners for any prizes not claimed within 7 days.

If you are claiming a prize, have emailed me and have not heard back before the 7 day limit is up then post a comment here on the blog. Your email may get sucked into my spam filter.

A huge thanks to Dakota for being a guest and giving away such a great prize!

Enjoy!

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posted by Amber Katze at Monday, March 02, 2009 |


102 Comments:


At 2 March 2009 at 13:03, Blogger Jasmine

Okay, how about:

The Accidental Husband
Accidental Babies
Accidentally Sexy (I'm thinking succubus for this one)
Accidental Survivor
Accidental Beauty
Accidental Voyeur

So how many entries does this get me?? LOL

B

 

At 2 March 2009 at 13:10, Blogger Marge

Ok, I've got one!! The Accidental Mommy! Storyline goes something like this....God decides he needs to have another Immaculate Conception to bring another savior into the world. Unfortunately, when he goes to zap the woman he has chosen, his aim goes awry, and he zaps the guy next door - the he-man of all he-men! (giggle)

I can think of all sorts of humorous problems that could entail. Hope you like the idea!

I just picked up your first book in the Accidental series, but haven't had the time to get to it yet. I look forward to reading it!

Best wishes,
Marge
MaplesFlowers
marge.tsc@comcast.net

 

At 2 March 2009 at 13:43, Blogger Qwill

Endless possibilities for this ...

Accidentally Subatomic (very very tiny characters)

Accidentally Cthonic (becomes an Old One from the HP Lovecraft stories)

Congratulations on the release of The Accidental Human. It is an awesome read!

 

At 2 March 2009 at 14:43, Blogger Dakota Cassidy

OMG--those ALL rock--I might have to steal a couple :)

Hugs,
DC :)

 

At 2 March 2009 at 15:09, Blogger Chris J.

Great interview and Love ya Dakota!

How about these:

(1)Accidental Fairy
(2)Accidental Succubus (she can't understnad why she's addicted to sex and only with the Gods!)
(3)Accidental Were Cat (she adopts a cute little kitty and it's a were cat. She changes for the first time when she starts her monthly!)
(4)Accidental Super Mom (lightening speed doing chores, as it goes along she gets more powers, wow and she thought she was a regular, mid size woman who becomes our dream!!)

I would love to win so here's what I did!
(1) Commented here and came up with kicking titles
(2) Posted on my myspace :
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll
(3) emailed friends on Yahoo and cc you

Thank you Amber and Dakota!!

 

At 2 March 2009 at 15:17, Blogger Carmen R

Accidentally Wed ----" after a drunken night you wake up to find out "oh no your married" lol

Accidentally Delicious ---: turns out your blood to vamps is like chocolate to a lady with pms

Accidentally Late ---: that's someone who has a uhoh prego moment lol

 

At 2 March 2009 at 15:44, Blogger Amanda

I've got one, how about The Accidental Slayer - it could be about a girl whose ancestors were dragon slayers and due to some event happening she has to discover that she's a born slayer.
The Accidental Demon could be fun to write too. =)

 

At 2 March 2009 at 16:00, Anonymous Denise-ScarltsMmy

The Accidental Witch
While trying to fix a kitchen appliance, she gets zapped (forgot to unplug the darn thing) which awakens the powers she had from a long line of witches, but didn't know it.

Denise

 

At 2 March 2009 at 16:50, Blogger macbeaner

Oh. this is easy. lol.

The Accidental Glamzombie.

A girl goes to a book show and runs into a group of zombies and of course, we all know accidents happen :)

 

At 2 March 2009 at 16:59, Blogger Daelith

The Accidental Angel

Accidentally Grim...as in Grim Reaper

 

At 2 March 2009 at 17:39, Blogger Pamk

what about the accidential fallen angel
Accidental Zombie
Accidental Ghoul
Accidental Pheonix
Love your books girl. Keep them coming.

 

At 2 March 2009 at 18:10, Blogger Jenny J.

How about the Accidental Android? Mix a bit of sci fi in with the paranormal :)

Or Accidentally on Porpoise? Bad puns and mer-people! **chuckle**

 

At 2 March 2009 at 18:15, Blogger Nancy

Accidental Mermaid - a reverse of the Little Mermaid story

Accidental Elf - don't have a how for that one

I'm admittedly WAY behind on my reading, but your books are on my list!

Thanks for the super fun post, Dakota! (And Amber!)

Light,
Nancy

 

At 2 March 2009 at 18:49, Blogger Brittany

The Accidental Cat (Bengal tiger in a cage at the zoo as a cover picture!)

 

At 2 March 2009 at 18:57, Blogger Marie

How about these:

Accidentally Vampire Bait
The Accidental Mate
Accidentally Cursed
or
The Accidental Phantom

 

At 2 March 2009 at 18:58, Anonymous Chris

How about Witch Way to the Accident for a witch story?
I like the angel of death thing, maybe A Grim Accident or A Deadly Accident or An (The) Accidental Death
Sidhe Had an Accident if you discover your faerie blood
An Accidental Kiss could be a succubus or vampire maybe or The Accidental Star could be the same using their charisma to become a star without really trying or wanting to be a star

 

At 2 March 2009 at 19:00, Anonymous Barb P

Hi Dakota! I really really stink at this, but I don't think I've seen this one. How about Accidentally Demonic. Great post, have a good one.

 

At 2 March 2009 at 19:00, Blogger annalisa

Accidentally Invisible - The heroine is visiting her geek buddy in his lab and he accidentally hands her the experiment he was working on to drink with their lunch. She starts turning invisible and the fun begins!

The Accidental Make-Up Girl - While wearing Bobbie-Sue make-up, woman is exposed to x-rays when she is at the dentist. Now the make-up won't come off, but keeps changing the woman's face so no one recognizes her. Every time she looks in the mirror, a different person looks back at her.

LOVE your books, Dakota!! :)

 

At 2 March 2009 at 19:11, Blogger Kimberly B.

The Accidental Time-traveler (though it seems many time travel novels have this theme)
The Accidental Yeti (not sure how that one works, either)
The Accidental Gorgon ('cause we all have those bad hair days)
The Accidental Muse

 

At 2 March 2009 at 19:16, Blogger ckbabyj

Hi, oh this is a fun one!

How about...

The Accidental Kiss!
The Accidental Lover!
(The heroine just keeps falling into a kiss with her, unbeknown to her, fated mate! She just keep landing in situations that have them down each others throat with her frustrated and him on a mission.)

or

My Accidental Life (Following someone who wasn't meant to be born)

Thanx for the great reads!

 

At 2 March 2009 at 19:18, Blogger the epic rat

The Accidental Goddess: Suicide is supposed to be a one-way ticket to hell, so why does she suddenly find herself in charge of the Underworld?

Accidentally Yours: She steals a "love trinket" from the weird gypsy lady in hopes of catching the eye of a certain blue-eyed boy, but instead it attracts the attention of everything with a Y chromosome and turns them into love zombies.

Fun titles! I'll have to keep an eye out for them :)

cecilia

 

At 2 March 2009 at 19:20, Blogger Amy S.

The Accidental Death
The Accidental Ghost
The Accidental Witch
The Accidental Gypsy

 

At 2 March 2009 at 20:06, Blogger PopinFresh

Accidentally Erased - This would be a cool title for a ghost story.

The Accidental Godmother

The Accidental Virgin - I don't know what would happen, but but it would be fun if it had a succubus in the story.

Accidentally There - A story about a Changeling.

 

At 2 March 2009 at 20:24, Blogger Dakota Cassidy

OMG, Barb P! Accidentally Demonic IS the next title in the series. LOL. I'm working on it right now for 2010.

And everyone else, ya'll are hardcore. You have some awesome imaginations!

Big hugs,
DC :)

 

At 2 March 2009 at 20:46, Blogger Carmen R

Accidentally Death -- just wake up one day and your a grim reaper

 

At 2 March 2009 at 20:46, Blogger donnas

The Accidental Dragon

The Accidental Pixie - How would you like to end up living your life only an inch tall.

I loved your first 2 and cant wait for the new one to come out soon. And to find out who Demonic will be about.

 

At 2 March 2009 at 21:17, Blogger Bunny B

The Accidental Genius. That would make a great book if anyone creative can come up with a good plot :P
bunnybx at gmail . com

 

At 2 March 2009 at 22:05, Anonymous Michelle

The Accidental Bunny. Just because. :)

Michelle,
wookieecookie7@sbcglobal.net

 

At 2 March 2009 at 22:17, Blogger Ladytink_534

I want to read this series SO badly!

Accidental Mermaid was the first thing that popped into my mind then Accidental Goddess (I've been on a mythology kick lately).

 

At 2 March 2009 at 23:37, Blogger James Rasmussen

The Accidental Lullaby.

 

At 3 March 2009 at 01:28, Blogger Pam P

Congrats on the new release, Dakota, you surely do entertain us.

So many good ones already, how about Accidentally Cursed

 

At 3 March 2009 at 02:19, OpenID olympianlady

The Accidental Dragon
The Accidental Fairy
The Accidental Goddess
The Accidental Mermaid
The Accidental Insurance Salesman
The Accidental Dentist
The Accidental Phlebotomist

All of these went flying through my head (in this order) as soon as I read the giveaway details. It's actually a bit disturbing. I hope you like one of them though.

 

At 3 March 2009 at 02:40, Blogger Wendy

The Accidental Squirrel.


What?! You KNOW people would buy a book with that title, based on that along! If it comes with a cool story, extra kudos!

 

At 3 March 2009 at 02:41, Blogger Wendy

Squirrels is the new black.

The Accidental Demon.

 

At 3 March 2009 at 04:05, OpenID Taylor Z

Accidentally Lost
Accidentally in love

 

At 3 March 2009 at 06:54, Blogger Marty Rayne

How about The Accidental Superhero?
Maybe an impatient scientist wanted to test the "genius" formula on an unsuspecting human at the local coffee shop. But the main character is the clumsy, new employee who mixes up the order and ends up drinking it herself. So while the scientist is watching the wrong person, the mc is having all sorts of side effects...including suddenly able to fly (oh, and she's still a clutz, so you can imagine the fun that would be for her)

I've also posted this information over on my blog - http://martyrayne.blogspot.com/2009/03/winners-and-chance-to-win-books-from.html

 

At 3 March 2009 at 06:58, Blogger Stacie

The Accidental Affair.

 

At 3 March 2009 at 09:45, Blogger Ruth Schaller

Dakota - because I know that this is your fave curse word -- the title I would choose would be:

The Accidental F*cktard!

Although I really have no idea how one would 'accidentally' become one - it's either you are or you aren't (LMAO) but I'd pick that one!

 

At 3 March 2009 at 09:49, Blogger deb

There are so many to choose but here goes:
Accidentally a Mermaid
Accidentally a Demon
Accidentally Satan's
Accidentally a woman
Accidentally the One
I could go on forever,and if Dakota writes then I know I will love them all.
Debby
cleo@hbeark.com

 

At 3 March 2009 at 10:34, Blogger bridget3420

Accidentally Yours.

bridget3420(at)yahoo(dot)com

 

At 3 March 2009 at 11:19, Blogger Dakota Cassidy

Wow--look at you guys! You all rock!

Big hugs,
DC :)

 

At 3 March 2009 at 11:33, Blogger reddon30

Accidental Decapitaion
Accidental Castration

 

At 3 March 2009 at 12:17, Blogger CrystalGB

The Accidental Genie
The Accidental Shapeshifter
Accidentally Bewitched
Lover By Accident

 

At 3 March 2009 at 12:59, Anonymous Anonymous

Accidentally Blonde
The Accidental Byte

JOYE
JWIsley AT aol.com

 

At 3 March 2009 at 13:00, Anonymous Anonymous

Accidentally Blonde
The Accidental Byte

JOYE
JWIsley AT aol.com

 

At 3 March 2009 at 13:03, Blogger deedleweedle

The Accidental Marriage
The Accidental Accident

 

At 3 March 2009 at 13:05, Blogger Amberkatze

All these suggestions are amazing! I hope Dakota will use some of them!

 

At 3 March 2009 at 14:03, Anonymous BooksnBeer

How about

Accidentally not all there.
Accidental Host
Accidentally undead

 

At 3 March 2009 at 15:01, Blogger demmi

accidentally had a accidental accident con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

 

At 3 March 2009 at 15:30, Blogger flip

Laughing at some of the titles.

my own humble suggestion is the

The Accidental Heroine

 

At 3 March 2009 at 16:32, Blogger chromiumman

the accidental witch

 

At 3 March 2009 at 17:31, Blogger mindy

accidentally missing
accidentally mesmerized

thanks for the giveaway

 

At 3 March 2009 at 17:57, Blogger Daun Ann

Accidental Genie
Accidental Grim
Accidentally Invisable
Accidental Witch
Accidentally Alien
Accidental Pixie
Accidentally Where? (time travel)

Dakota, I really like the idea of the conception gone wrong to the big - Manly - guy next door

 

At 3 March 2009 at 18:49, Blogger Gabriel J.

I would go with: The Accidental Ghost.

 

At 3 March 2009 at 19:26, Blogger Shannon

Accidental nanny.

 

At 3 March 2009 at 19:45, Blogger chey

Accidentally on another planet!
Accidentally on the wrong plane
Accidentally going west ie: one wrong turn and....

 

At 3 March 2009 at 21:08, Blogger Dakota Cassidy

Holy schmoley! you guys have some terrific ideas--especially The Accidental "F" word. LOL

Keep 'em comin' :)

DC :)

 

At 3 March 2009 at 22:15, Blogger Tinkerbellehell

The Accidental Time Traveler... Where in the protagonist wakes up wherever/whenever - all it take is a good solid night of dreaming/

The Accidental Dragon... Just a little nip is all it took -

The Accidental Hottie -- you know; where the heroine ends up in a really hot place where they all want snow?! It's not easy being the devils handmaiden.

This is FUN! I could sit here and think up these all night. I'm certain at least one of them would have the 'right stuff'...
LOL
Tinkerbelle

 

At 4 March 2009 at 03:30, Blogger Lori T

How about Accidently Angelic?

Congrats on the release of The Accident Human!

 

At 4 March 2009 at 06:19, Blogger Zoly

Accidental Woman

 

At 4 March 2009 at 07:31, Blogger vboackle

how about the accidental dye job.

 

At 4 March 2009 at 07:58, Blogger malleycc

The accidental trip.
The accidental month.
The accidental mind.
The accidental dog.

Boy I could go on and on.

 

At 4 March 2009 at 09:47, Blogger Juleemm

Accidental Overlap. Another dimension lies just a whisper away from ours. You hear the low unintelligible murmurs of conversation at night, but no one is there. Things mysteriously disappear and you catch glimpses of someone vaguely familiar. Things are slipping through the divide...

 

At 4 March 2009 at 10:31, Blogger Dakota Cassidy

You guys are a riot! Accidental Dye-job. LMAO

DC :)

 

At 4 March 2009 at 11:50, Blogger alanajoli

I don't think it would be a very good title, but I'd love to see an Accidental Slipstream...

Congrats on the new release, Dakota!

 

At 4 March 2009 at 13:10, Blogger sula_nsb

frankly, I didn't read all the previous comments . so, I'm not sure if one of my titles are said before
1)accidental marriage
2)accidental visitor
3)accidental luck
4)accidental run
5)accidental rich
sulansb(at)gmail(dot)com

 

At 4 March 2009 at 14:22, Blogger Lady Roxi

Love to have this.

Accidental Goddess/God
Accidental King/Queen
Accidental Princess/Prince

Thanks,

darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

 

At 4 March 2009 at 15:07, Blogger redron

accidentally a girl
accidentally rich

 

At 4 March 2009 at 15:30, Blogger rottawa

Although another book and Movie has this title, I can think of all kinds of scenerios for the Accidental Tourist.

Accidental Traveller
Accidental Mystery

rhondastruthers at yahoo dot ca

 

At 4 March 2009 at 20:41, Blogger Kytaira

Intentionally Accidental
The Intentional Accident
Accident on Purpose
Accidentally on Purpose
Infamously Accidental
Accidentally On the Prowl
Accidentally Awash
Accidental Anchors Away!
Accidentally an Alien

 

At 5 March 2009 at 01:19, Anonymous adelina

The Accidental Ghost -- What? It was super foggy and she so didn't see that cliff. lol.

The Accidental Ghoul -- She is so not happy about it.

The Accidental boogyman -- It's boogyWOMAN, damn it!

That was fun, but I'll stop myself now.

 

At 5 March 2009 at 03:00, Blogger Belinda

Accidental Royalty

1bmore @ gmail . com

 

At 5 March 2009 at 05:26, Blogger Sena

The Accidental Hero!!!
And I would be the Accident Winner ;)
sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

 

At 5 March 2009 at 05:49, Blogger Lorri

Hmm, how about Accidental Slayer.

 

At 5 March 2009 at 07:44, Blogger Dakota Cassidy

She didn't see that cliff... LOLLOL. Fantastic!

I'm off to Houston for a signing today, but I'll pop in again tomorrow--you guys are da best!

DC :)

 

At 5 March 2009 at 08:14, Blogger Karen

The Accidental Husband !!

ktgonyea at gmail.com

 

At 5 March 2009 at 10:09, Blogger tawnda

Accidental Old (never wanted to be here... ;-))

 

At 5 March 2009 at 10:27, Blogger Heather

Accidental Awakening

 

At 6 March 2009 at 07:20, Blogger Tanya

Accidentally Unseen (a person who somehow gets infected & is alive but can only be seen by the dead)

Accidentally Undead (a regular gal who somehow suffers an accident and now can see ghosts)

Accidental Lover (a cute, mousy girl who ends up attracting the attention of the wrong guy & she ends up having these fantastic erotic dreams..but is she really dreaming or are they real? )

damn I like that last one hmmmmmm

 

At 6 March 2009 at 11:53, Blogger Dakota Cassidy

OMG--you guys are off the charts! I was in Houston yesterday for a signing--so I'm sorry if I missed any of you.

Big hugs, guys--you're awesome!

DC :)

 

At 6 March 2009 at 19:21, Blogger MAW

how about accidentally drunk :-)

 

At 6 March 2009 at 19:48, Blogger Linda

ACCIDENTAL DOGS

(I have three!!!!)

 

At 7 March 2009 at 00:26, Blogger melsywsou

The Accidental Witness

 

At 7 March 2009 at 11:38, Blogger Dakota Cassidy

Accidental dogs. LOLLOL

I have SIX!

DC :)

 

At 7 March 2009 at 12:18, Blogger prplrush

The Accidental Firestarter

 

At 7 March 2009 at 12:25, Blogger lezanac

The accidental angel

 

At 7 March 2009 at 15:33, Blogger Janea

The accidental mistress
The accidental boss
The accidental wife

 

At 7 March 2009 at 17:08, Blogger Jean F

The Accidental Marmalade...it was supposed to be Jam, but it was just...TOO..LUMPY!

 

At 7 March 2009 at 17:56, Blogger Okibum

The Accidental Gargoyle.

 

At 7 March 2009 at 18:50, Blogger Auriette

The Accidental Cat Lady (you could write my true story...)

The Accidental Celebrity (I think that happens to a lot of people)

Accidentally Magic (I'll leave this one to you)

 

At 7 March 2009 at 19:04, Blogger Jamie

I have The Accidental Werewolf sitting on my to-read list!!!

The Accidental Psychic
The Accidental Beauty ... someone who was just your every day woman and next think you know she's a supermodel or something!

 

At 7 March 2009 at 21:28, Blogger Alicia

The Accidental Idol

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

 

At 7 March 2009 at 21:29, Blogger Angela

The Accidental Alien
Accidentally Brilliant

 

At 7 March 2009 at 21:57, OpenID okibi-insanity

Oh! Books about accidents. As a clumsy accident prone individual I am so excited to get started on these set of books.

Accidental titles:

Accidentally Inlove
Accidentally Wicked
The Accidental Revenge
The Accidental Apocalypse

Coming up with the titles was fun.

I blogged about this contest on my LJ:
http://okibi-insanity.livejournal.com/5816.html

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

 

At 7 March 2009 at 22:02, Blogger Jinxy and Me

The Accidental Veterinarian

 

At 7 March 2009 at 22:08, Blogger Helen

The Accidental Phlebotomist.

 

At 8 March 2009 at 08:56, Blogger NesieBird

Accidental Human

 

At 8 March 2009 at 11:07, Anonymous Anonymous

accidental lust bunny
accident: wanted for love



gypsywitch36@yahoo.com

 

At 8 March 2009 at 11:12, Anonymous Anonymous

accidental lust bunny



gypsywitch36@yahoo.com

 

At 9 March 2009 at 13:30, Blogger Dakota Cassidy

OMG--I'm the 100th comment. LOL

Just wanted to thank everyone for popping in! You guys are awesome :)

Dc :)

 

At 9 March 2009 at 23:03, Blogger Heather M

Accidental Love
Accidental Kiss
Accidental Arrest
Accidental Movie Star (Gets a phone call that they've beeen starred in a new BIG hit movie, but turns out the phone call was meant for another person)

just a few I came up with... Thanks for the opporutunity

hmahan_0529 @ yahoo dot com

 

At 10 March 2009 at 18:18, Blogger MonieG

So many of the good ones were taken already! I don't think I saw this one but how about The Accidental Widow? Something disasterous could happen to all her husbands.

 






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