I’ve been invited to participate in an ongoing Blog Chain called, The Next Big Thing. Here’s how it works: I post on my blog the answers to the questions (below), along with links to 5 other writers. This is a great way for you to meet a few of my writer friends!
The interview questions:
What is the title of your next book? My next book to be released December 31st, 2012 is entitled, The Nymph’s Labyrinth.
Where did the idea come from for this book? I am a trained archeologist and I have a love for learning about cultures and history. I think one of the most interesting legends is about Ariadne, the Minotaur and the Labyrinth. I used the legend as the basis for the book. I also added some real historical events to the story line (as in the eruption of the volcano in Thera).
What genre does your book fall under? This is a paranormal romance novel.
How long did it take to write the first draft? This book took less time than any other full length novel I’ve written to date. I think I was done with this book in a little under three months. I think my background in archeology made it easy to write as this book didn’t take as much research as most of my other books.
What actors would you use for a movie rendition of your book? When I wrote the book I used story boards. For the hero, Beau Morris, I used Bear Grylls as my character model.
I would also love to share the pics I used for Ariadne and Kaden (unfortunately I do not know these people’s names).
What is a one sentence synopsis of your book? The Nymph’s Labyrinth is about a nymph (Ariadne) who is tasked with keeping the secrets of her sisterhood out of the hands of an American archeologist (Beau) and his delinquent son (Kaden) while also protecting them from the curse of her kind that forbids her to love–Can she keep them safe without falling in love?
Will it be self published or represented by an agency? This book (and the next two in the series) will be published by Crimson Romance, a division of Adams Media.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? There are a few archeology based books out there (think Chris Karlsen) and there are a few that are centered around the minotaur (Stephanie Drey); however I think I bring to the table some amazing characters, a well-written story, and an unforgettable plotline that makes this book truly unique.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? This book was initially intended to be the second book in my Veela Curse series (to take place after Curse of the Wolf). However, Ariadne (the main character of The Nymph’s Labyrinth) simply did not want to be a Veela (Those darn characters certainly have a mind of their own!). Thus, the Nymph books were born. I’m currently well on my way to finishing the next nymph book which is tentatively entitled, Montana Mustangs. If you love The Nymph’s Labyrinth, you will love Montana Mustangs. I also have the next book after Montana Mustangs under construction.
Thanks to: The readers who have taken time to learn more about my next project! I also want to thank one of my dearest friends, Author Casey Dawes, for including me in this blog chain! Check her blog Stories About Love out by clicking here!
My Chain of Author Friends:
Chris Karlsen: Check out her website Here!
Serena Zane: Check out her website Here!
Rosanna Leo: Check out her blog Here!
Sharon Kleve: Check out her blog Here!
Elle Rush: Check out her website Here!
Thank you for being part of my ‘Chain Gang!’