The next big thing blog hop

Welcome to the NEXT BIG THING Blog Hop.

I intended to have this post up this morning, but I'm an itsy-bitsy-tiny bit behind with everything. Big surprise, right? :o)

Anyway, Dawn Napier invited me to the blog hop. I love these things, so a big warm Thank You to Dawn! On my stop you'll find some information on me and one of my books, and links to five other authors you can explore. :-)

Blurb for Flashback:

Steve Petersen is a Very Troubled Man. Sole survivor of a Taliban POW camp he often thinks only parts of him returned; his sanity appears to have been left behind. He seeks solace in alcohol and drugs, but nothing helps block the images from his mind for more than minutes at a time, and he is trapped in horrifying flashbacks.

He is more than surprised when he wakes up in a bright and merry bedroom that turns out to belong to the widow Anna, a woman he has rudimentary memories of meeting. Knowing he should leave isn’t the same as doing it, and before he knows what’s happening, he finds himself pulled into a world with real life problems, such as folding laundry, and what’s for dinner.

Whiskey is no longer his first priority, and not being alone in his waking nightmare is a relief. That is, until Anna disappears. Steve finds himself forced to return to Afghanistan, a place where he’ll have to face both external enemies and himself.

My questions from Dawn:


1: What is the working title of your book?

The working title, will probably be the real title, is Flashback, and it's scheduled for release in June this year.


2: Where did the idea come from for the book?

I'm not sure anymore... I started writing it years ago, and to and from it has spent long amounts of time slumbering in my computer.

3: What genre does your book come under?

It is contemporary romance with a dab of suspense.

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I don't know... I just googled actresses for about an hour and couldn't decide who looks most like the heroine does in my head, LOL. I need to think about this, get back to it in a future blog, maybe... 

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

One sentence? Let's see... Wounded war hero is brought back to life by strong-willed girl, will he be able to return the favour? A little lame, could be snappier, but something along those lines.

6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?

It will be published by Desert Breeze Publishing. I'm excited; they have fantastic editors and cover artists!

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

About... three years... I wrote little bits and pieces each time, pottering about with it between other projects. Concentrated writing time wouldn't be that much.

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I have no idea, so I'll go with Dark Days of Promise by Shaunna Gonzales. The books aren't alike at all, but it's the only one I know dealing with PTSD. :-) Dark Days of Promise is, by the way, a fantastic book that I warmly recommend.

9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Hmm, I should have talked about another book, lol, I got nothing. In my defense, my brain is shut down today. I've been marathon-writing for the past couple of days to meet an unexpected deadline: 63000 words in 48 hours. ;-)

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

It has international settings, deals with real life problems and conflict, has a love story, and a little bit of adventure.

The next big thing blog hop has been going around for a while - this is my third time - and it's getting a bit hard to get new participants. Even if these guys don't play, they're well worth a visit!

Christy Elkins
Chris J. Randolph
Robert Landry
Linda Ann Rentschler
Stephen Ormsby

Comments

  1. Oh goody! I'm anxious to read this one! I've been waiting for it! Thanks for the invite. :D

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  2. Yay! I'm excited about it, can't wait to see what the cover-people come up with. I feel sorry for the hero when I work on that book. I'm so mean to him, LOL!

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