Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Next Big Thing

"The Next Big Thing"

The super cool Jill Robi tagged me in this "freeze-tag style blog hop that’s going around Authorville."

Basically, if you get tagged, fill out the questions on your own blog about your upcoming writing project, then tag five additional authors, linking to their blogs or websites. Don't forget to let them know they were tagged. :D

I have several WIPs, but I decided to focus on my NaNoWriMo project to answer the questions. So here goes:


1. What is the working title of your book? 
Company for the Holidays

2. Where did the idea come from for the book? 
I knew I wanted to write a holiday story and I was tossing around ideas and this one just clicked. I think it will be funny and sweet and hopefully pretty unique.

3. What genre does your book fall under? 
Paranormal Romance

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? 
I haven’t really picked actors yet, but I have found a couple of pictures of models that look about right.
This guy definitely has the right feel for Heliodoro (Leo), the half human son of Apollo.

And this could easily be him and Claire.

5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? 
Sometimes being naughty is the Christmas present.

6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Hopefully, I will find a publisher for it. I like having a team support me.

7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? 
The plan-one month. The reality-we’ll see.
J  Go NaNoWriMo!

8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? 
There’s a cute book by Katie MacAlister call Ain’t Mythbehaving that features romances between modern girls and ancient gods. My story is still quite different from hers, but I think they might attract the same readers.

9. Who or What inspired you to write this book? 
Wow. That’s a wild question. I don’t know about this book specifically, but my husband’s love and support inspires me to write period.

10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? 
Claire is disappointed when her parents decide to take a cruise over Christmas but eventually decides to join them as a surprise. When they decide that they’d prefer a traditional holiday after all and cancel their tickets, Claire ends up alone on a ten day Christmas cruise. All she really wants is to go home for the holidays.

Leo has a solid plan to avoid his home until the last of the tinsel and lights of the season have been taken down. After all, the gods of Mt. Olympus are hardly fans of a holiday that celebrates a different god. All the whining and posturing is enough to give even an immortal a headache. He’s looking forward to a nice quiet vacation. But a couple minutes chatting with Claire has him thinking that maybe, just maybe, he’d like a little Company for the Holidays.


I’m tagging the following five authors to be the Next Big Thing:

1. Sotia Lazu


  1. Whata hot picture! I love the idea of a God and human love story! :) What fun!

    1. Thanks. :) I'm looking forward to seeing your post.

  2. Heliodoro is a great name and I love your one sentence synopsis. Sounds like a good one!

  3. I've read most of Katie McAllister's stuff. She always has humor in the bedroom scenes which I like. Sex can be fun as well as passionate. I can't wait to buy your book :)

  4. I just now saw this! Your new project sounds intriguing, and I love the name Heliodoro (though, as a Greek, I have to say it should be Heliodoros, if it's a guy's name).

    Jill emailed me about tagging me too, but I had the inlaws here and I haven't been online much. I'll try to do it ASAP, but it'll probably be some time next month. Thank you very much of thinking of me! (Oh, and we can't re-tag someone, can we?)


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