Thursday, January 31, 2013

Next Big Thing Blog Tour Part 2

The multi-talented Mikey Brooks tagged me to do the Next Big Thing Blog Hop. You might remember he guest blogged here a few weeks ago, talking about storyboarding and introducing us to his fantastic new picture books.
Since I've done it once for Feudlings (wanna see? Do you? check it out here) this time I'm doing it for my editing-in-progress work, Shattered Assassin. So here we go!

What is the working title of your next book?
Shattered Assassins. 

Where did the idea come from for the book?
It was a nightmare I had. A very vivid one, actually. *shakes in terror*

What genre does your book fall under?
Umm, I'm still figuring that out. My MC is sixteen, so maybe YA, but also romantic suspense. Is there even a YA romantic suspense genre?

What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
I actually have most of the characters pinned on Pinterest. You should check it out because they aren't actually actors, but Luke is HOT.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
A princess finds herself being stalked by the assassin that killed her entire family, and the only one she can trust is the childhood friend her spurned her, but not everyone is who they seem.
Or ya know, something like that. It needs some work.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Hopefully represented by an agency. We shall see!

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
Two weeks. I did it for NaNoWriMo. My brain doesnt' work like that though, and the first draft SUCKS. A ton. It needs a lot of work. 

What other books would you compare this to within your genre?
Well, since, as far as I know, I made this genre up, I'm not sure. Graceling, maybe? Yes, Graceling, because I love that book. And because they seem similar. Of course. 

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
The wolf in the story - Nakomi. She was in my head and wouldn't go away. Stubborn thing, she is :)

What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?
Nakomi is a giant, horse-size wolf. The princess has lupus and is a tiny little thing but she kicks some tail, and the sparks between she and Luke are pretty dang hot, if I do say so myself.

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