Blog Hop: The Next Big Thing

blog-hop The Next Big Thing

Recently author Kevin Swarbrick asked if I’d participate in my very first Blog Hop! After he explained how it worked, I said sure, it sounded like fun to me. I was asked to answer ten questions about my work in progress then tag other authors to do the same. Not only did it give me the opportunity to promote other authors, I’d get to share their links with you. So let’s get started.

What is the working title of your next book?

    The new release, which comes out in two weeks on January 31st, at one time was titled Fear The Prey. But as often happens during the writing process, beyond the outline for me, the characters begin to take on their own personas. For that reason, they do and say things that are all their own. The Bones of Others came directly out of the mouth of one of the very bad guys. As a result, Fear the Prey morphed into The Bones of Others.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

    Initially I knew I wanted a strong female character with a past. So that was the major focus in the outline phase. In that regard I don’t believe Skye Cree will disappoint the readers. While she’s definitely tough, as the story develops, we see another side to her take shape entirely. As she and Josh become more deeply involved, Skye evolves as well. She moves past her inability to form an emotional bond through intimacy to the person she is at the end of the book.

What genre does your book fall under?

    Romantic suspense or romantic thriller

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

    Angelina Jolie, or perhaps Kate Beckinsale would make an excellent Skye Cree. For Josh, I see Scott Speedman or Chris Hemsworth in the role. SIGH. Either man would get the job done. 🙂

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

    Even though Skye Cree was kidnapped by a pedophile at the age of twelve, Skye manages to get away, but now as an adult, a survivor, she’s on the prowl for monsters like the one who took her that day from the park, putting an end to her childhood.

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

    Like my other books, The Bones of Others will be self-published

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

    The first draft took thirty days but it took almost three months to put it all together because at some point I needed more research and time to dig deeper into the psyche of the characters.

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

    I’m not sure there is one. Whatever book deals with the tragedy of human sex-trafficking in a fictional format is the answer to that. If there’s one out there, I’d like to read it. Readers?

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

    I watched a documentary about human trafficking and cried at the suffering of the victims. For months the subject grabbed me and refused to let go. Then I started concentrating on coming up with a strong survivor and came up with Skye Cree.

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

    It has a paranormal bent to it that I don’t think the reader will see coming.

Now that the questions are done, below are the authors I’m tagging so the blog hop continues. Make sure you stop by their blogs and get to know these talented individuals.

Roe Cohen Pope Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12675648-puppies-for-sale Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/puppies4sale25 Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/xenapw Roe’s website: http://www.rosalieapope.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/xenapw Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rosalie-A.-Pope/e/B0072HYCDK/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
Roe’s Blog: http://www.puppiesforsalerosaliepope.wordpress.com

Toye Lawson Brown Toye’s blog: http://www.booksbytoye.com
Toye’s website: http://www.toyebrown.com Toye on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/quietbreezes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/toyebrown?ref=ts&fref=ts

John Darling John’s blog: http://detanderson.tumblr.com/
The Detective Anderson website: http://www.detectiveanderson.com/

Rob McKay Rob’s website: http://unbound.org/ Rob’s blog: http://unbound.org/wordpress/ Rob’s Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rob.mckay.7 Rob’s Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/UnboundAngel
Rob’s Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Robert-McKay/e/B00AT5BU00/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Lynn Thompson Lynn’s website: http://www.lynnthompsonbooks.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/lynnthompsonbooks Lynn’s blog: http://lynnthompsonbooks.blogspot.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/lynnthompson8,
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5625793.Lynn_Thompson

This has been so much fun for me I’d like to thank my friend, Kevin Swarbrick, for tagging me and asking me to participate. Please take a moment to stop by and say “hello” to Kevin!!!

Kevin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kevin-Mark-Swarbrick/348518145172178?fref=ts Kevin’s Blog: http://kevinswarbrickauthor.weebly.com/
Kevin’s Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/KevinSwarbrick    http://www.twitter.com/kmswarbrick
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/9424344-kevin-swarbrick
Kevin’s LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/edit?trk=hb_tab_pro_top

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17 responses to “Blog Hop: The Next Big Thing

  1. wonderful blog, best wishes to all!

  2. Thank you for visiting my blog, Vicki. I am now following yours and I’ve also added your book Promise Cove (sounds so romantic) to my “Discovering New Books” list.

  3. robmacaoidh

    Thanks for including me in this Blog Hop, Vickie 🙂
    Still trying to garner more promote-ready writers to tag, so if you know any who’d like to play, please let me know xD (I’ve only recently begun to expand my “writers circle” and don’t know many whom I can ask!)
    Baby steps 😉

  4. I’ll see what I can do. 🙂

    • robmacaoidh

      Aw, thanks 🙂
      If I’d felt more sociable the past year I’d have half a dozen I’m sure, but my enthusiasm didn’t pick up until I decided to publish. Then all heck broke loose (in a good way)!
      Thanks for dragging me out of my comfy (but uneventful) cave xD
      Still waiting on/searching for more players; post is about ready, the Q’s are A’d, will post late late Wednesday.
      Did you know asking writers to Blog Hop via Twitter is damn near impossible unless making like four messages??? o.O That eliminated a lot of possibilities LOL
      Thanks again 🙂

  5. Terrific ferrisrobinson! We want to see the blog hop continue. Someone will be in touch soon to tag you for the continuing saga. 🙂

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  7. Wonderful idea! Your book sounds intriguing. Best of luck!

    • Thanks 2sheepinthecity, I hope that it’ll prove intriguing enough for Vickie’s Readers to investigate 😉
      As an aside, UNBOUND Book Three: Water has been delayed a bit due to back problems, but hopefully just a short bit. Thanks again to Vickie for including me in her Blog-Hopping 😀

      • (Oops, I just realized that 2sheepinthecity was replying to *Vickie’s* Blog-Hop post and not mine *embarrassed*! Couldn’t delete or edit it, so this mea culpa.)

  8. Great post Vickie ❤ It was a pleasure tagging you, I knew you would do an awesome job and I was right 🙂 ‘Love it’ thank you for including me too 😀 ❤❤

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