I was tagged in The Next Big Thing blog tour by Roxanne Ravenel and Megan Paasch, and if you've been to Lady Scribes, you know how much I like a good interview. No matter what side of the table I'm on! I couldn't possibly say no. It would be rude.
Anyway, I'm going to answer a few questions about what I'm working on, have worked on, will work on, etc, etc, so on and so forth, cheese and sprinkles, Amen.
And away we go...
1. What is the working title of your book?
Bad Intentions. I love this title. It makes me want to read the book, so I figured it might draw a reader's attention too.
2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
I'm not sure anymore. It's been so long since I started the book. Most likely a song, though. I almost always get the kernel of my ideas from a song. Even the pop and rap songs. All I need is a good hook, or even just a phrase.
3. What genre does your book fall under?
Regency Romance, or possibly Historical Romance.
4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
The hero, Gray (The Earl of Belhaven), has always been Ian Somerhalder. Always. With a little less eye and nostril flaring, though. That smirk, that lazy, sarcastic, bitter facade, hellbent on revenge no matter who gets in the way? Gray, to a tee.
I have an image of Lady Charlotte on my Pinterest page, and I have no idea who she actually is! But she is perfect. Same coloring and everything. I was drawn to the picture immediately and knew exactly who she was- for me.
The only other character I have cast is Ryland Walsh, Belhaven's younger bastard half-brother. He's Irish, gorgeous, disillusioned and angry. That was an easy pick! Jonathon Rhys Meyers, of course.
5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
The duplicity of a friend and the woman he thought to marry has left Gray Brantford, the Earl of Belhaven, with only one option; the subversion and seduction of his enemy's sister, the intractable and delicious Lady Charlotte.
(Okay, that was incredibly hard. Two or three sentences would have been perfect. One? Gah!)
6. If you plan to publish, will your book be self-published or published traditionally?
I don't know yet. I'm planning to submit it to agents and publishers once I'm done with my revisions, but who knows what the future will hold?
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Ha! Yeah. Hmm. Eight months, maybe? A year? It was very stop and go. I had (have?) no idea what I was doing! It's the first full length novel I've ever written. Since I finished I have written two novellas and they are being sold on Amazon, etc. But that first draft was tough. And terrible. Ooo. It was BAD. And not in a good way, but bad bad. Yikes. It's still a bit messy and needs some cleaning up, but the first chapter won The Heart2Heart contest for Historical Romance this year, so I take that as a sign of encouragement!
8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Worst question ever. You're asking me to compare myself to authors I love. I can't do it. But... I've asked around and here is what people tell me.
(Eep! I should be so lucky!)
9. Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I ran out of books to read at the library? Haha! Hmm. Just the love of a good story, I suppose. I've always had little scenes floating around in my head, characters that come and go, act out their parts and dialogue, then drift away. One day I just figured I should try to get them to stay a while...
10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Let's think... Bad boys and good girls, fancy parties, fabulous fashion, art, gilded and frivolous Regency England, the dark and dangerous underbelly of London, seduction, retribution and redemption, and a whole lot fun in between. The road to revenge is paved with bad intentions...
To tag the next batch of writers for The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. Have fun, ladies!
Gina Miel Heron