She suggested an altered version of the title:
In the Shadow of Blackbirds
The new name certainly adds to the dark tone of the book, plus it's more original than the single-word title (there are a few books already called Blackbird). I switched the name in the "Books" section of this site, and I like how it looks sitting there in big, bold print.
While the novel embarks upon its journey into the world, I'll be keeping busy with a month of guests and giveaways at Suburban Vampire in February. We'll be celebrating vampire love over there. Come over for a visit.