The Next Big Thing!

11/30/2012

 
Yikes! I'm a day late. Anyway, this post is about the next big thing--your next book! And who doesn't like talking about what you're working on? So here's the Q&A I'm supposed to answer. At the end of the blog I'll post my 5 nominees who get to talk about their 'Next Big Thing.'

Here are the questions:

What is the working title of your next book?
Healing of a Heart. This is Brenna and Nicolai's story. Book 2 of the Heirs of Aeden>

Where did the idea come from for the book?
They are the next couple in this series of my novels.

What genre does your book fall under?
Paranormal romance! Gotta love magick.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie
rendition?
Hmmm... For Nicolai I'd have to say Oded Fahr--the way he looked in The Mummy. (Rowr) And Brenna... maybe they'd let me play that part. Kinda patterned her after myself. 

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Is Brenna’s diluted Angel magick stronger than her Great-Grandmother’s pure-blood
magick?

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I'm definitely hoping Soul Mate Publishing will pick up the follow up novel to Broken Prophecy.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Still not done, but workinghard to finish it by the new year.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Can’t think of any particular books, but they kind of fall between a Butcher/Feehan combination. Lots of magick like the Harry Dresden series, but a whirlwind romance like the Dark Carpathian series.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
This was actually supposed to be the first but it wasn’t coming together very well so I trashed it
and worked on 2 of my supporting characters first. Apparently, that worked a lot better.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Lots of magick and we get to meet the nymph and dragon species.

For their Next Big Thing, you should follow these ladies! They're awesome authors. I know because I've read their books.

Janna Shay
Sarah Hoss
Ann Montclair
Jamie Brazil
Cheryl Yeko

 
Been in my new apartment for 2 months now. You'd think I would have half the boxes unpacked. But Noooo. I've unpacked a total of 6 boxes--with the help of my daughter. And only because she made me while I pouted like a kid. All right, yes, I'm wallowing. But I think I'm entitled. After all, I'm getting a divorce. But then this guy I know said some beautiful words, sent me a dozen white roses, and was going to sweep me away for a lovely weekend--yeah, that's not happening because he's been dating someone else! <sigh> But I knew that. Lovely how cell phones display where they're posting from when it's 250 miles from where you were told. Divorced and dumped in the same week. I'm thinking of starting my next romance novel like this. No where to go but up.

What I'm trying to say is I have baggage, too. And not just my junk in the trunk so can the comments. And I'm working on that--right after I wallow in the large bowl of Cookies and Cream. So, how long does it take to unpack? Not only the boxes in my beautiful new apartment, but the emotional bags that weigh down my heart? It's like a bad romance. OMG, my life is a Lady Gaga song!

So--no where to go but up. I LOVE my new life. I LOVE the new me. I feel alive.

Ramblings of a Raven