21 October 2012

The Next Big Thing Blog Chain

I was tagged for this blog chain by Angie Lofthouse. I get to talk about my most recent WIP. Enjoy!

What is the working title of your book? Resurrection. It matches the major plot point in the book.

Where did the idea come from for the book? This is actually the fourth book in the Aston West series. For NaNo in 2008, I'd come up with an idea for a novel, which eventually ended up published as The Cure. A woman comes up with a plan to resurrect her dead family. I'd realized that a character everyone loved (to hate) really shouldn't have been killed off. I tied in the fact that Aston still hadn't gotten over the death of his friend at the end of Friends in Deed. So, I decided there was a way to tie in both books and wrap it together into this latest one. Once again, Aston is trapped into doing the bidding of the Cassus twins...but now the stakes are higher.

What genre does your book fall under? Science Fiction (space opera) adventure.

What actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? I've always thought Nathan Fillion would be a good choice for Aston, just because of his past life in Firefly. Other than that, I'm not all that sure. There are plenty of ladies who have what it takes for Rione. Lars and Elijah are beefy muscular types (and twins), so maybe a pro wrestler...

What is the one sentence synopsis for the book? I haven't come up with one since I haven't finished the first draft, but I think my earlier statement works: Once again, Aston is trapped into doing the bidding of the Cassus twins...but now the stakes are higher.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?  My guess is that I'll probably go the self-publishing route, unless an offer comes in I just can't refuse.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? I started and stopped this one, so it's hard to tell...though I haven't finished the first draft either.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Although I can't think of any books like this one in particular, I do enjoy books by JC Cassels and Cary Caffrey, which are in my genre.

What else about the book might pique the reader's interest? I'm pondering the idea of making this the last of the series. One won't know for sure until they get to the end of this one.

 Now to tag some others!

Joyce Scarbrough
Candice Gilmer
JC Cassels


And anyone else reading this who wants to participate.