A huge ‘thank you’ to Amy Metz (http://abluemillionbooks.blogspot.com.au/) for tagging me in ‘The Next Big Thing’ blog hop. The way this blog hop works is for each tagged author to answer the questions about their most current book. It is my turn now to answer a set of ten questions and to tag three authors, whose blog pages are listed further below. I warmly encourage you to visit their pages next Wednesday the 17th October to find out a little more about their novels.
Here comes my own interview:
1. What is the title of your book?
The novel, initially titled ‘Love at first bite’, is now called ‘Listen to the heartbeat’. I tossed and tossed, and eventually decided to change it, since nobody is biting my beautiful heroine, and the former title somehow suggested that the book was about vampires. It is not.
2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
Some authors claim they dream about their book at night, and there they are, jumping out of bed the next morning, leaping to their writing desk to scribble the main points before the inspiration ebbs away. I’m not one of them. My ideas just pop in my head out of the blue, and within ten minutes the whole novel sits nicely at the back of my mind, although a contorted version invariably ends up on paper.
3. What genre does your book fall under?
The novel falls under the romance genre, women’s commercial fiction.
4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
For my two heroes, I would love to find these days a gorgeous Mel Gibson as he featured in Mad Max I in 1979 (God! He’s so old now!) and a 30 yo Robert Redford. I am yet to think about a beautiful heroine. But as much as my idea sounds awfully retro, I can reassure my readers that the novel is every bit a contemporary romance.
5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
When two powerful business tycoons clash over an orphan’s love, one’s interests will endanger her life while the other’s will keep her alive. Which one will achieve what he wants?
6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
My novel has been contracted by Musa Publishing and is due for release on December 28th 2012.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
This particular novel was my absolute record. 16 days.
8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
As much as I have an entire library in my head, I couldn’t find any comparative novel, I’m afraid. It is not only about the writing style, but also about the setting in the ‘ultra-rich’ world, the plot, and many other factors that seem to make the story quite unique. Now I’m boasting J
9. Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I suppose it was just the drive to keep going after I wrote a few novels, one of which is due for release, again by Musa Publishing, in March 2013. Writing is an essential part of my life. It keeps me afloat when I’m sad, it gives me wings when I dive.
10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
I would like to believe that my novel has a fresh, unique style, and will take the readers through its intriguing storylines, allowing them to follow the characters throughout the trials in their relationships in a mix of romance, sensual tension and emotional edge. The novel is a story of love and betrayal that brims with warmth, heartache and tender moments, at times sprinkled with humor that will bring a smile to the readers’ lips.
Please do not forget to visit next Wednesday October 17th2012 the following blogs for news on my friends’ novels. I can tell you that they wrote wonderful books you will all want to read, so pick up your pen and write this event down in your agenda. Here we are:
Monica Euen at http://www.monicaeuen.blogspot.com.au/
Suzy Henderson at http://www.lowfellwritersplace.blogspot.co.uk/
Rick Osborn at http://rickosborn.blogspot.com.au/
Until my next post, my warmest regards to everyone!