There are books like Twilight and Hunger Games that everyone has heard about; but what about all those books written by people you’ve never heard of? Some of them are treasures, just waiting to be found, and that’s what this blog hop is all about–the books you might NOT have heard about, but that you might end up loving.
This blog hop is like a game of tag. One author posts and tags other authors who link back to their website the next week and tag new authors. If you follow the blog hop long enough, you’re bound to find some books you’ll love–maybe even one that ends up being the next big thing.
This blog hop includes some questions to help you learn more about an author’s current work in progress. Here’s mine:
1: Working title? Secret Keepers
2: What genre does this book fall under? Suspenseful romance
3: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Ha, ha! My weakness is remembering names of movie stars. Even if I could remember, I’ve never come across an actress that looks like Suvi to me in my mind. I purposely didn’t put a picture on Eyes of Light for that reason. There will be a faded picture on Secret Keepers, but that is Suvi with a wig and colored contacts (she’s in hiding). As for the guys in my book–Austan would be some handsome Hispanic hunk, and James has to have a cute dimple. If you’re good at Hollywood names, fill in this question for me, please.
4: What is a one-sentence synopsis of your book? Suvi, Austan and James must battle terrible secrets from the past in order to survive and find happiness in the future.
5: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? Self-published for now.
6: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? I wrote the whole trilogy (very rough, rough, rough draft) in about three months. That was years ago. I’ve been revising and editing Secret Keepers since May of this year.
7: Who or what inspired you to write this book? I’ve written about this HERE
8. Tell us more about your work in progress. This 2nd book is intense and darker than the first. I’d compare it to the 2nd Star Wars movie–Empire Strikes back–where Han is frozen at the end…except that I don’t freeze any of my characters. That made me cry in Star Wars, and I just refused to do it in Secret Keepers. Can you imagine if James or Austan was frozen! NOOOOO! There also is no giant sludge creature like Jaba the Hutt in Secret Keepers, but light sabers might be seen in a scene or two (just kidding).
Serious now…the same three characters (Suvi, Austan, and James) are followed in this book as in Eyes of Light, and tested to their limits and beyond at times. That sounded like Toy Story…but I assure you that there are no Barbies or talking pigs in Secret Keepers either…or space men. Now you know what it is NOT.
Here is a list of authors who will be joining the hop for week 22 on November 21st. I hope you’ll visit their blogs next week and learn more about their books. Maybe one of them will become your new favorite author!
1 Gina Barlean – has several books out, including: Casting Stones and Recipes for Revenge (which I loved!). All her links can be found here: http://about.me/GMBarlean
2 Rebecca Belliston – is the author of Sadie. I loved this book too, and can’t wait for the sequel, Augustina. You can find out more about her and her book at: http://www.rebeccabelliston.com
May the Force be with you now!