Welcome to Week 18 of The Next Best Thing!
In this blog hop, authors answer ten pre-determined questions, which will reveal bits and pieces about their current release or upcoming book. In my case, I've selected Aradia Awakens which releases November 6, 2012.
But first, I'd like to thank the awesome Melissa Andrea for inviting me to participate in this great hop! *Mmuuaahh*
And now down to the nitty gritty!
Q: What is the working title of your book?
A: Aradia Awakens.
Q: Where did the idea come from for the book?
A: I've always had a special connection with the Goddess Aradia, and during a series of meditations, she inspired me to write a fantasy book about her return.
Q: What genre does your book fall under?
A: Adult Paranormal Romance.
Q: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
A: For the main character, Aryiah, I would choose Erica Durance. And for her mate, Damarius, Eduardo Verastegui.
Q: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A: To claim her destiny, Aryiah must die...but dying's just the beginning!
Q: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
A: My book will be published by Amber Leaf Publishing, a small press publishing company.
Q:How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
A: Well, since this is the first book that I ever wrote, initially I wrote half of it in about four months, then it sat unfinished for about a year and a half, and the rest was written in about two months. So...six months total.
Q: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
A: Oh my...I have no idea. I try not to compare my books to others, as I always hope my books are unique and have a voice of their own.
Q: Who or What inspired you to write this book?
A: I use to work as the Assistant Manager at a Metaphysical Bookstore, and constantly being surrounded by such spiritual things really lent itself to me wanting to create a story that included the all the research I'd done and the experiences I had.
Q: What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
A: Hot sex! Hot men! Hot women! Aradia Awakens is a paranormal romance with Goddesses, witches, werewolves, vampires, and even more sexy supernaturals. LOL ;)
Below you'll find a list of the awesome authors I've tagged for next week, and since I couldn't just pick five, you get a couple extras! Please stop by their blogs next Wednesday, October 24 to read about their new releases or upcoming books.