Monsters. Murder. Librarians: TAGLINES THAT HOOK + PLAYLIST

Book taglines might not be as widely featured as the content but they could be just as wittily or as beautifully written as the book’s best quotes. It’s about time we highlight some of the pithy, compelling, funny, intriguing and attention-grabbing taglines out there!

This post was inspired by KristinKravesBooks.com. I love that she came up with this idea. Check it out here. Also, I got a Spotify playlist at the end of this post. Enjoy!

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All Souls Near & Nigh by Hailey Turner

You can’t bargain with death if you’ve already sold your soul.

SOUNDTRACK: Santa Muerte by Monika Brodka

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Down Low by Parker St. John

His broken bones could finally mend their broken bond…

SOUNDTRACK: Son Of A Preacher Man by The John Does

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The Assassin by M.D. Gregory

Gabriel Mancini represents everything Ardan Murphy hates.
He’s disloyal.
Money hungry.
‘Honor’ isn’t a word he knows.
He is also too damn handsome for his own good.

SOUNDTRACK: Let Me Live/ Let Me Die by Des Rocs

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Black Moon by Elle Keaton

One corpse, two corpse, old corpse, new corpse.

SOUNDTRACK: Black Moon by Heathers

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Winter Waites – Lucy Lennox

Gentry Kane is a rockstar I’ve been half in love with my whole life. And now he’s my patient.

SOUNDTRACK: I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons

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Unhallowed by Jordan L. Hawk

Monsters. Murder. Librarians.

SOUNDTRACK: Unhallowed by Sunstained

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Acsquidentally In Love by K.L. Hiers

Nothing brings two men—or one man and an ancient god—together like revenge.

SOUNDTRACK: Starlight by Jai Wolf feat. Mr. Gabriel

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Hardwood by K.M. Neuhold

I’ve spent forty-four years of my life telling the world I’m a carpet man. Is it too late to admit to myself and everyone else that deep down I’m really all about the Hardwood?

SOUNDTRACK: Truth by Bloc Party

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Better Than People by Roan Parrish

It’s not long before their pet-centric arrangement sparks a person-centric desire…

SOUNDTRACK: Impossible by Nothing But Thieves

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Shatter by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott

Fight to keep him whole. Fight to keep him safe. Fight to simply keep him.

SOUNDTRACK: Shatter by Feeder

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Gideon by Lily Morton

Gideon Ramsay is so far in the closet he should be a talking faun.

SOUNDTRACK: Babe, You Turn Me On by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

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Hot As Heller by Lucy Lennox

The man asked me to valet his damn car.

SOUNDTRACK: Starstruck by Years & Years

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Murder Aforethought by Parker St. John

A ticking clock. A deadly enemy. Can they keep their heads in the game when their hearts are already on the line?

SOUNDTRACK: Darkness Has A Voice by Amber Run

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Match Grade by G.B. Gordon


SOUNDTRACK: Beautiful Crime by Tamer

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The Murder Between Us by Tal Bauer

It was just one night.
It was just one mistake

SOUNDTRACK: The Space Between by Dave Matthews Band

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Wrong Way Home by K.A. Merikan

One wrong turn. One right man.

SOUNDTRACK: The Woods by Hollow Coves

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A New Empire by Layla Reyne

Legacies were made to be rewritten.

SOUNDTRACK: The Perfect Symmetry by Demians

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Broken by Colette Davison

Rule #1: Keep running.

SOUNDTRACK: Broken Songs For Broken People by Human Drama

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Tallowwood by N.R. Walker

Cold cases, murder, lies, and an unimaginable truth.

SOUNDTRACK: Dead Hearts by Stars

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Final Lover by Jocelynn Drake

Two assassins meet, don’t kill each other, and fall in love. It’s happily ever after, right?
Not so fast.

SOUNDTRACK: I Love You by G. Love & Special Sauce


Not Dead Yet by Jenn Burke

Dying isn’t what it used to be.

SOUNDTRACK: Ghost by Parachute

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Song Of The Navigator by Astrid Amara

Worst Possible Birthday: Being sold into slavery by none other than your lover.

SOUNDTRACK: The Sparrow Looks Up At The Machine by The Flaming Lips

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Mainly By Moonlight by Josh Lanyon

A gay high-society wedding. A stolen book of spells. A love-threatening lie.
Can a witch avoid a murder rap without revealing the supernatural truth?

SOUNDTRACK: I Put A Spell On You by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

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Pros & Cons Of Vengeance by A.E. Wasp

One thing’s for sure: these men are no angels.

SOUNDTRACK: Vengeance by The Nipple Erectors

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Noble Hops by Layla Reyne

Everything Dominic Price has worked hard to uphold is about to come crashing down on everything he holds dear.

SOUNDTRACK: Falling In Love Is A Suicide Mission by Our Krypton Son

Which tagline made you want to check out a book?
Does your current book have a compelling tagline too? Share it below.

not available on Spotify:
Santa Muerte by Monika Broda and Vengeance by The Nipple Erectors


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