Many thanks to my friend, Christina Delay , for asking me to join this hop. In Christine's bio, it says: Christina Delay is an obscure mythology enthusiast, Siren advocator, YA Contemporary Fantasy author and Taco Bell addict.
I met Christina while attending a four day writer's retreat with instructor Margie Lawson. I was lucky that I got to read some of Christina's work titled Nocturne. Christina is certainly the right author to call "The Next Big Thing." If you'd like read about her upcoming novel, Nocturne, visit this page on her website: http://www.christinadelay.com/the-next-big-thing-blog-hop/
My May giveaway to one lucky commenter is a $10 Amazon or B & N gift card. I'll draw at the end of the month from all commenters on posts during May.
BONUS entry: If you visit Christina's blog on this hop at the link above, leave her a comment. I'll check her post at the end of May and you'll get another entry from commenting there.
Q & A about my "Next Big Thing"
What is the working title of your book? Lucky (working title)
Where did the idea come from for the book? A book on codes, the nightly news, and Russian nesting dolls. But seriously, I like thinking that people can overcome their fears to help others. My hero and heroine both have issues to face before they can be free from their inner demons. There's also the fun stuff: code breaking, a ticking clock, and adrenaline-addled attraction.
What genre does your book fall under? New Adult Speculative Fiction
What actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? I'm rather fond of Zac Efron. Can he still play 23? Sure, he can. As for the heroine, maybe Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries) would be a good choice.
What’s a one-sentence synopsis of your book? When Malerie steps in front of a bullet on her eighteenth birthday, she ends the rampage of a madman and discovers a gift--her destiny to save others from tragedy.
How long did it take to write the first draft of the manuscript? I guess forever is not a good answer here. lol This manuscript has been hanging around for years. It refuses to die. I wrote the first draft during a NaNoWriMo. I've lost count of the number of drafts since then.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? I'm querying agents and publishers.
What other books would you compare this story to in your genre? A editor who looked at my synopsis several months ago said I should be labeling this "soft horror" which I'd never heard of before. I have romance and suspense in my story.
If you'd like to join this blog hop, let me know when you plan to post and I'll send people your way!