The Next Big Thing!

Attachment-1My fabulous fellow author, Berk Washburn asked if I’d like to take part in this fun blog chain called ‘THE NEXT BIG THING’. Thanks, Berk – I’m very flattered that you thought of me! It is designed to raise awareness of our work, or work in progress. We do that by answering ten questions about it. We then graciously thank the person who nominated us, and tag other authors whose work could well be that NEXT BIG THING.

Enjoy the answers that are particular to my novel, Dissension. It will be released on February 23. (Only another month! Yay!!!)

What is the working title of your next book?

Dissension, book 1 of the Blood Inheritance Trilogy
Where did the idea come from for the book?

Just my brain. I tend to wander off in my head and think of different scenarios. In this case, I thought of a vampire drinking blood while looking into the eyes of the man she loved, knowing he was repulsed by it. From there, it turned into a book that I had to turn into a trilogy, because my imagination just doesn’t know when to stop. 🙂
What genre does your book fall under?

It straddles over both paranormal romance and urban fantasy.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Michael Ealy would be awesome for Tafari’s character, though Tafari’s skin is several shades darker. I can’t think of who to play Leisha yet, but I can see Hayden Panettiere playing Rinwa. And Bryce Dallas Howard would make a very intimidating Annette.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Vampires and Immortals battle against each other to be the first to find the prophecy child.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

An agency: Jolly Fish Press (love working with these guys!)
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

Two years, but I only dabbled with it at that point.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Anita Blake series meets The Bourne Identity meets The Dark Hunter series meets Ghost Walkers series.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?

I’ve always loved reading about vampires. I guess I live in my head so much that it was inevitable for me to make up my own myth of how vampires were created in the first place.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

Leisha’s estranged husband is also her mortal enemy. As a vampire, will she be able to kill her immortal husband if they end up battling over the prophecy child?

I’d like to pass the torch to a deserving author, and let her tell you all about her work. I read her book and enjoyed it fully! It’s a different genre than mine, but it’s an easy read and very much worth picking up. 🙂 Her post will bear the same title and will be live shortly. Here she is: Rebecca Rode.