Today I am taking part of a blog chain titled The Next Big Thing. How it works is I answer a series of questions about the next thing that’s happening in my writing life. Then I tag five other authors who will talk about their next big thing next Tuesday.
Last week author Clair de Lune tagged me, and now it’s my turn to tell you all about My Next Big Thing.
What is the title of your book?
How did you come by the idea?
It’s book 2 in my Finding Home Series, so it’s just stemming off of that.
Aside from that, I’ve always had thing for vampires. I started out writing regular contemporary romance, but I felt like I was being slowed down by having to do so much research to get my facts straight. So, I figured it’d be easier to write a book that didn’t take place on Earth, that way I could make everything up and I could incorporate my love for vampires in with it. Boy was I wrong about the ‘making it easier’ part. I couldn’t believe how hard it was to make up names of characters (Keddrick, Gravaick, Flagos, Aliam, etc.), territory/town names, and things like that. I mean the titles of my books are Pavarus and Morvea, for crying out loud. I felt like I was a brain aneurysm in the end—and I’ve still got three titles to go.
But overall it’s worth it. 🙂
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters if it were a movie?
This is a question I’ve never been good at answering, because Eli and Keddrick—and all of my other characters—are their own unique self (if that makes any sense) and I can’t see any actor being able to portray them to the fullest.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Keddrick has denied claiming his mate for four years, separating them by worlds just to keep the man he loves safe…from him.
Will your book be self-published or traditional?
Traditional—it is being published by Total-E-Bound and will be up for pre-order January 28th, 2013.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I don’t know about the first draft, but it took me about four months to write the whole thing.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I can’t really think of any. I want to say any other book about vampires, but mine doesn’t take place on Earth and I can’t think of any vampire books similar to that.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
Most likely a song. My brain works in the strangest ways when it comes to thinking up my stories. One simple, ordinary thing can spark an entire novel for me, and a lot of the times it’s a song that does it. Take Carrie Underwood’s newest one, Blown Away (if you haven’t heard it yet, then you need to). Anyway, when I heard her song an image popped into my head of a woman singing it on a stage at a bar – and bam – the next thing I know I’ve got a whole story of her working at that bar, bad ex’s, sexy looking fellow bartender, and so on.
This happens so much that I couldn’t tell you what song inspired Morvea.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Morvea holds quite a journey for Eli and Keddrick—from crazy council members trying to kill them, to Eli discovering something unique about himself that he’d never known, to a vampire that would do anything to keep the man he loved safe. Through blood and tears, years of love and moments of betrayal, these two men are challenged every step of the way—the question is whether or not they can make it through together.
And there it is, folks, My Next Big Thing!
The following wonderful authors will be continuing the chain next week Tuesday, so be sure to stop on by and check out their Next Big Thing.