The Next Best Thing Blog Hop

I’ve been tagged by my writer friend, Georgia Lyn Hunter, to answer some questions about my current work-in-progress as part of the The Next Best Thing Blog Hop.

So, here we go…

But wait. Want some music to it?

All right, ready, set, go!

1. What is your working title of your book?

GABRIEL

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

I was taking a hot shower and thought about the book of a friend I recently read. She had a very sexy hero in it. A fallen guardian. It made me think of the one angel I always wanted to write about. Gabriel. So yeah, I had a hero, but no story to it yet. Some more thinking that day, and I came up with an entire trilogy. The Archangel Novels.

3. What genre does your book fall under?

Paranromal Romance. A little darker than what I wrote before, and very seductive.

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Oh my God, I can’t say that. But I can do something else. How about a visual to my hero and heroine?

GABRIEL
JENNA

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

She disappeared on Gabriel and chose to forget, all for his own sake–but she didn’t know she destroyed his life with it.

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

I’d like to see this book published by AVON or SIMON & SCHUSTER.

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

I started in January 2012 and am still writing on it. But when it’s done, it’ll be the final version. I don’t do drafts then flash out. I write perfection.

8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Seriously? I don’t know. I haven’t read anything like it yet. But there’s some humor which I happen to like in Kerry Sparks Love At Stake series, and a good deal of stubbornness, which was inspired by Georgia Lyn Hunter’s Fallen Guardian novels.

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

See answer to question 2.

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

I’m skating on thin ice with this book. It’s a love story, but there’s another layer of seduction in it this time. A rival for Gabriel. And the worst thing…the rival comes from within the own lines.

Want a teaser? With the hero or the rival? Yeah, I know what you think now… Go daring.

It was only a couple of blocks to walk. The happy shouting of the kids already drifted from the playground around the corner. Jenna stopped in front of the gate and watched her baby climb into the cement pipe at the other side. She hated dragging him out of his super-hero game with Paul Peterson and this new girl she didn’t yet know the name of. Granting him a few more minutes in their proclaimed bat-cave wouldn’t hurt.

The warmth of a body enveloped her as it stepped closer behind her. His breath ruffled the hair on her crown.

“He’s so lovely when he tries to fly from the top of that pipe,” she said softly, leaning against the strong, protective chest.

Michael chuckled and gently massaged her shoulders. “He’s been trying to make Samantha Sullivan his bat-girl all afternoon.”

“Any luck with that?”

“She’s off with James Dean over there.”

Jenna’s gaze followed his pointing hand to a taller boy with leather jacket and gel in his hair posing in front of Samantha who sat on the swing.

“You might have to tend to his broken heart tonight.”

“Yeah, right.” She laughed. “I’ll get some ice cream on the way home.” Then she turned around and leaned against the chain-link fence. As always, the sight of Michael’s stunning face, his tourmaline eyes and the windblown, shoulder long hair, rendered her speechless for a couple of seconds. Then she smiled. “Hi.”

                                                             

Rules for The Next Best Thing Blog Hop

***Answer the ten questions about your current WIP (work in progress)
***Tag other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them.

Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing:

  1. What is your working title of your book?
  2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
  3. What genre does your book fall under?
  4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
  5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
  6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
  7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
  8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
  9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
  10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

Include the link of who tagged you and this explanation for the people you have tagged.

And here’s who I tag:

Liv Rancourt

Ella Quinn

Anna L. Walls

Tami Brothers

Eric Henson

Cora Blu

Karen Docter

Lynda Kaye Frazier

7 thoughts on “The Next Best Thing Blog Hop

    1. I’m doing, I’m doing…! 🙂 So hurry up with your edits of AS and I’ll have a few more chapters ready for you.

  1. Wow! That picture you have of Gabriel? That guy could read me the alphabet, and I’d be his.
    Great post, and thanks for the tag!

    1. Ha ha, Liv, you rip me. But you’re soo right about him. The only little “amend” you would have to make in your mind is his hair. Gabriel has short dreadlocks and braids. 😉

    1. Me too, Anna! But this time I have a different WIP, so I thought I could do it again. I like these things, really…

  2. Love this, I also did it a few weeks ago, but I love your answers. Can’t wait to read the final version of this book. I just love Gabriel, and still loathe Michael. : )
    Lynda

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