Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop!

There are the books everyone has heard about: Twilight, Hunger Games, Fifty Shades of Gray. But what about all those books written by people you’ve never heard of? Some of them are treasures, just waiting to be found, and that’s what this blog hop is all about: the books you might not have heard about, but that you might end up loving.

This blog hop is like a game of tag. One author posts and tags five other authors who link back to their website the next week and tag five new authors. If you follow the blog hop long enough, you’re bound to find some books you’ll love! Maybe you’ll even discover a book that ends up being the next big thing.

I was tagged by Elizabeth Schechter. You can learn more about her books on her blog!

This blog hop includes ten questions to help you learn more about an author’s current work in progress, so here’s a little info about my current project:

1: What is the working title of your book?
My current work in progress is titled Killer Magic.

2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
This is book 2 in a three-book series. It centers on a woman accused of several arsons in a community of witches and psychics. I’ve been studying about witches and all things occult for several years now and since I enjoy series about friends, I decided to write mine about the witches in a particular coven.

3: What genre does your book fall under?
You mean I can only choose one? Sorry - can’t! Paranormal romance, erotic romance and romantic suspense.

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Hugh Jackman would play the sexy fireman and Haley Berry would play the witch.

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
One sentence? Yikes! A beautiful psychic is accused of setting fires in a village of witches, but when she goes after the real culprit, she must rely on the help of a sexy fireman to keep her from being the next victim.

6: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
The first book is currently being considered by a publisher and I am hoping they will contract the series.

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It’s still in the writing stage, but on average, I write a book every four months - three of those months are spent on the first draft.

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I’ve never read any books about real witches - those practicing the modern witchcraft so it’s hard to make any comparisons.

9: Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I went to a store in my hometown a couple years ago to buy incense. The place is an occult shop with all sorts of herbs and candles and books. In the back they do psychic readings and I decided to get one. When I checked out their website I found that they offered classes on introduction to Wicca. The teacher, a very young woman who knows a lot about all things occult, inspirited me to write this series.

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
I think the series will be fresh and original because I am basing it on modern day witches, a growing religion. Although I have ramped up the magic, the spells are real in their execution.

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