Thanks to Kristal Hollis for picking me for the Next Big Thing Blog Hop. Check her out HERE and learn more about the awesome series she’s working on:
The Wahyas of Walker’s Run
Book 1: Howlin Hearts
Book 2: Howlin Grace Current work in progress
It is my understanding The Next Big Thing originated on the She Writes site and is designed to raise awareness of our work, or work in progress. We do that by answering ten questions about it. We graciously thank the person who nominated us, and tag five other authors whose work could well be that NEXT BIG THING.
My note: Unfortunately, with the holiday craziness, my fellow bloggers are currently inundated and not available to participate. So pop over to Kristal’s blog and check out her works in progress, as well as her host, Lori Sjoberg.
Now on to answering the ten questions about my current WIP.
1- What is the working title of your book? The Warrior – Book 2 in the Clans of Tagus series
2- Where did the idea come from for the book? It’s the ongoing saga of a young woman who discovers she is the Gatekeeper, guardian to a portal that opens to another world, Tagus. The vicious Tagusian Warlords are plotting a war to take over Earth. In the second book, the Warrior, Artimon, pairs with a feisty Fae to save her sister who has been captured and imprisoned on Tagus.
3- What genre does your book fall under? Urban Fantasy Suspense . . . that sizzles!
4- Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? No brainer. Artimon is definitely Chris Hemsworth. Zara, the Fae, is Kate Beckinsale.
5- What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Caught between two worlds, a Warrior risks forbidden love with a Dark Fae as he fights to overcome a vicious warlord intending to annihilate Earth.
6- Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? I’m a self published author on Amazon, B&N, Smashwords
7- How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? The draft was not the issue. A few months. Unfortunately, my life took a hard curve when my new grandson was born with a genetic disorder. Just as I was getting my life back in order, I hurt my shoulder and could only type with one finger for a long time. I can still only type small amounts each day because of tendinitis and nerve damage. It’s made for slow edits and a great deal of discouragement. But I’m getting back on track. Hopefully, it won’t be much longer
8- What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? I think it would compare with Hunger Games to some extent.
9- Who or What inspired you to write this book? The book was originally planned as an Erotica series. I tend to add too much suspense for pure Erotica,though so it morphed into a hot, sexy fantasy series – which I like better. Book 1 – The Gatekeeper is rated 4 stars by Romantic Times.
10- What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? The characters are fun, saucy and full of contrast. The story is unfolding nicely. I definitely see a Book 3. Possibly a Book 4.