I've never been great with titles--my one exception being TRULY, MADLY, DEADLY, which earned a tweet from R.L. Stein saying he wished he'd come up with it first. Other than that...
I finished my first book and turned it over to my agent without ever titling it. Then I got a frantic call saying, "I can't pitch this without a title!" I have no idea how I came up with UNDER WRAPS--I'm pretty sure it just tumbled out of my mouth and we ran with it, me, certain that my editor would come up with a snappier, catchier title. Turns out, he loved it, and the whole "UNDER" series (6 books), was born. UNDER ATTACK and UNDER SUSPICION were easy to come up with; UNDER THE GUN was a brainstorming session between me and my then-boyfriend who routinely suggested Under Where. I had the title of book five, UNDER A SPELL before I wrote a word of it and the title actually dictated the story (if you have "under a spell," you pretty much have to have witches, right?). Ending the series had to have some finality to it, so UNDER THE FINAL MOON was born. When I was asked to write the spin off novellas, the first question my editor asked is, "do you want to go with UNDER again?" And of course, left with Under Where, Under the Bed, Under A Rock or Under A Bridge, I answered with a firm no. Hence, STAKE OUT and HIGH STAKES (vampire narrator), were born.
Eighteen books later, you'd think I'd be a whiz at the whole titling thing. Not so much. While TRULY, MADLY, DEADLY and SEE JANE RUN were my titles, THE DARE, (me: RIPTIDE); THE ESCAPE (me: OUT OF THE WOODS), and TWISTED (me: THE BOOK WHERE THE GIRL'S DAD IS A SERIAL KILLER/DADDY'S HOME), my upcoming YA, were not.
As it turns out, I have a real talent for stringing 60-80,000 words together. One to three? Not so much. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to work on my latest book, THE ONE WHERE THE GIRL WAKES UP BLOODY AND BATTERED IN A HOTEL ROOM.