Monday, November 5, 2012

The Next Big Thing


Thanks so much to Stormie Kent for tagging me in this game, The Next Big Thing. Writing can be a solitary business, and I’ve found this game useful because I can follow each author’s tags, and trace the authors who have tagged them. It also gave me an opportunity to extend the opportunity to other authors.

The Next Big Thing is a game where authors spend a bit talking about their books, works-in progress, likes and dislikes.

Here is the link for Stormie Kent. Don’t forget to check it out. She’s an awesome writer and great talent.


So, let’s get to it!

The Next Big Thing


 

What is the working title of your book?
Dangerously Mine.

Where did the idea come from for the book?
I had this idea of an alien invasion kicking around in my head for about a year. Instead of going away it kept getting stronger and stronger. So much so, that I had begun to envision my heroin and hero and started seeing them in scenarios.
Since neither seemed like they were going away anytime soon (and to calm the voices in my head) I began to put my thoughts down on paper. It didn’t take long for me to have a folder full of scenes. They hardest part was putting the scenes together to make it a readable book.

What genre does your book fall under?
Science-fiction romance erotica. I’m not sure if that’s a true category but that’s the one I like for this book.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I would actually be open to having a fresh face play my hero and heroin. But if I had to have one known actor, I would have to steal Jason Momoa away from Stormie to play Taio.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
I suck at writing these. But here I go…

After a hostile alien invasion Eva is taken along with billions of other humans and sold into slavery.

See it literally can't be done. If I’m only allowed 1 sentence, then I wouldn’t be able to tell you how Taio Xochis happens upon her fighting in a slave market and thinks he’s saving a child. I also couldn’t tell you that Eva kicks major butt in this book. And I also wouldn’t be able tell you that they fall in love. But I think you would’ve guessed the last part since all of EC’s books have happily ever after endings.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
This book is contracted with Ellora’s Cave.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
The first draft didn’t take that long at all. I think it was done in about 1 to 1 ½ months. Editing took a lot longer.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I’m not sure.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I would have to say my mother. She has hundreds of books and poetry stashed away in folders on her computer. From a very young age I remember her sitting at her desk on her typewriter. I think writing is just engrained in me.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
There’s sex in this book. Enough said. Just kidding. Along with the sex there’s a love story, as well as a story of survival and being strong.

Now for those I tagged. Be sure to check out their The Next Big Thing Blog the week of November 12, 2012.


Amy Ruttan

Message for the tagged authors and interested others:

Rules of the Next Big Thing
***Use this format for your post
***Answer the ten questions about your current WIP (work in progress)
***Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them.

Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing:
What is your working title of your book?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

Include the link of who tagged you and this explanation for the people you have tagged.

Be sure to line up your five people in advance.
 

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for tagging me, Grif!

    Lea

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  2. Your story sounds like it is right up my alley. I'll be sure to add it to my TBR!

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