And now for The Next Big Thing!
This blog hop includes ten questions to help you learn more about an author’s current work in progress, so here’s a little info about my current project:
1: What is the working title of your book?
This is Home (A Nixies in Dixie Novel)
2: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Freshwater mermaid on vacation in Nashville meets angsty rock star – can their love survive her Siren call, his heroin addiction, and a nasty Sylph with a grudge against both?
3: Where did the idea come from for the book?
Thanks to my seven year old, I’ve seen the movie Barbie and the Mermaid Tale 2 about 500 times – that’s probably what put the plot bunny in my head. Plus I’m a total mythology nerd, and I love research.
4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Liv Tyler would be perfect as sultry, seductive Nixie Lorelei. For Vance Idol, model David Gandy would be delish!
5: What genre does your book fall under?
6: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
About three or four months – now I’m expanding it to a more marketable word count. Almost there!
7: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Aside from the answers to question 3, I’m such a sucker for angsty alpha males. It explains my obsession with every member of J.R. Ward’s Blackdagger Brotherhood. Vance Idol fits the angsty hero archetype, and writing his story was equal parts heartache and joy. Lorelei is an absolutely fascinating heroine as well – mermaid lore paints water sprites as beautiful yet predatory and often deadly creatures. Yet, they are also natural healers according to myth, which is just what Vance needs in his life.
8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Mine has the same feel and flavor as Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris and Lexi George’s Demon Hunting in Dixie series.
9: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
A giant talking Catfish named Jack and a flamboyant Sylph named Bruce compete for page time. Jack will appear throughout the series. Bruce wants his own book, the bastard.
10. Where can we find you? How do we follow when your book is coming out?
There are a handful of authors I would love to introduce you to (or you may already know them!)
I was tagged by the lovely and talented Addie King – check out her blog for more information about her cool and clever modern day take on classic fairy tales.