Romance Writer Rock-Star Karen Erickson tagged me to join in on The Next Big Thing fun! As part of the process, romance authors tag other romance authors to answer 10 questions, and post their responses on their respective blogs. Confusing? Not really. Read along.
What is your working title of your book?
The Midnight Kiss…I think, lol. It’s the first in a three-book series I’m writing.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
That’s a hard question to answer. I can never really explain where the ideas come from, they just do. I guess I wanted to write a story about two tight-knit siblings and place them in a town where they only really have each other to relate to. Plus, the series has a ‘kiss’ theme.
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I love this question! This is a game I play when reading other books. I’d love to get into ALL my casting decisions (picture me in a director’s chair with a plethora of 8×10’s in my hand) for the series, especially since I picture the hero in the last book of the series as a H-U-N-K of the First Order, but I’ll contain myself.
Sebastian and Adriana are the protagonists in the first book, and hmm, I guess I’d go with someone like Garrett Hedlund for him and Camilla Belle for her. A little different on both counts, but close. This question is so hard!
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
After learning distressing news, a man with a sensitive soul embraces his rogue streak on New Year’s Eve with a mystery woman, resulting in a kiss that will change his world and hers.
Will your book be self-published or published by an agency?
We’ll see. I’m hoping to have it picked up, but if not I’ll self-publish.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It’s still a work in progress. However, it’s going quickly.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Not really sure. I’m sure there’s something like it, though.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Really a lot of things – especially with Sebastian. I love reading stories about the strong, masculine type. But I thought, where’s the story about the nice guy, the guy who’ll be sensitive to a girl’s needs? So that was my main inspiration. Plus! Friday Night Lights, the tv series. I want my town to be like the one in FNL…well, minus all the insane football mentality.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
– It’s set in Texas, so you KNOW there are going to be some big personalities on hand!
– It’s set up in a way that focuses on the entire series’ story, not just the two lovebirds. But don’t worry, they’re front and center.
– It’s a story with a lot of heart.
This is where I would tag five other authors to participate, but since the holidays are around the corner, I’m going to wind it down here. I’d like to thank Karen Erickson for inviting me, along with Sandra Jones and Viv Lorret from the Five Golden Rings anthologies.