Next Book Author Meme

There’s a meme going around for authors, in which you discuss your newest novel. I’m going to write about the next novel up on the plate, now that Unrestrained is in first draft. Since I’m writing two novels at once, I’ll do another Q & A in another post for it.

1.What is the working title of your next book?

Brimstone.

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2.Where did the idea come from for the book?

Trying to fill in the non-existent backstory for a very badass character in a major film. He was a blank slate and I can’t stand blank slates. They must be filled. I changed pretty much everything about him except that he’s majorly badass. I had to find the human inside and the motivation for the baddassery.

3.What genre does your book fall under?

Romantic Suspense – the romance and the suspense plots are both important, although the romance is more important overall.

4.What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

Ian Somerhalder with slightly longer hair and scruff for the hero, because he’s gorgeous and can act mercurial, moving from don’t-give-a-shit to broken in an instant. Also, I’d love to hear him put on a Cajun accent, which is my hero’s background – half-Russian, half-Cajun.

For the heroine, Ellen Page because she’s younger, like my character, should look slightly geeky, innocent and yet feel like an old soul at the same time. In other words, not your typical romance heroine, drop dead model looks. Plus, she can act! 

5.What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

When her life is in danger, Public Enemy No. 1 may be her only hope, but will her heart survive?

6.Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Self-published.

7.How long did/will it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

Six weeks. I hope to have this one ready for release in April 2014.

8.What other books / films would you compare this story to?

My novel is a mashup between The Bourne Identity and Eastern Promises movies with a little Crossfire Series novels thrown in for heat. 

9.Who or what inspired you to write this book?

A major character in a movie that came out several years ago that had absolutely no backstory. He was just bad. I couldn’t stand that vacuum. I had to fill it. This character was the result. I gave him a backstory, made him an anti-hero instead of the antagonist, and of course, he’s gorgeous.

10.What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?

At first, there’s lots of UST and then lots of RST. Just the way I like my books!

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