Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Week 13, The Next Big Thing Blog Hop =)

Many thanks to J Lenni Dorner for tagging me in this blog hop.

The rules are simple:
  • Link back to whomever tagged you.
  • Answer ten question about one's current Work In Progress
  • Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their links
Okay, here goes. :-)

What is the working title of your book?

Operation Earth.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

We had just moved to a little rental house conveniently located under the in-flight zone to Sarasota airport. I love planes and love watching them. The way my mind works, plane-spotting quickly turned into, "What if one of those planes would just... fall down... What could make it do that? EMP, maybe. Where would the EMP come from? Aliens. Clearly aliens. That would make everything else stop working too. No cars, no communications, no power... Power... What would happen to the power plants?" And so on.

What genre does your book fall under?

It is a science fiction romance.

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

Hmmm... I usually answer Steve Bacic because I have a soft spot for him, hahaha, but in my head this guy looks more like what's-his-name from Supernatural... Jensen Ackles. But taller, so maybe back to Steve Bacic. Gosh, I don't know! :-)

Lyndsy Fonseca (Alex from Nikita) could be a good heroine. Or Mila Kunis, she's so awesome.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Distant ancestors are working on an intergalactic time-table for reassimilation, and Earth is next.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

It's scheduled for release by Desert Breeze Publishing about a year from now.

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

The first draft was really short, so that was a matter of weeks. The re-writes take time, though, and it grows every time I go through it.

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

Right now, I don't know. I'll come back to this when something pops into my head. =)

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

I'll go with the beautiful Florida environment.

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

There is an evident conflict between humans on Earth and the newcomers, of course. Some people will take an active stance against the aliens, others flee, or don't really care. There will be adventures and a love story.

The blurb will be along the lines of:

No one is prepared when a global EMP pulse takes out every electronic device on the planet. Machines all over the Earth cease their operations, and planes fall out of the sky. Moments later, a voice announces happy tidings; the time has come to reunite, but no one knows what it means. Within days, everything unhealthy is purged from stores, the planet has excellent healthcare, and alien soldiers line the streets.

Hounded by her neighbors to join the resistance movement and make a stand, Rachael still befriends one of the invaders. As the conflict escalates, the destruction of life as she knows it seems inevitable. Can she save the planet?

Five victims for next week, mwuahahaha:
(If I understood the rules right, their blog posts should be Sept 19, and the ones they tag, Sept 26, and so on, so keep following the blog hop!)

To learn more about J Lenni Dorner who tagged me, check out these links:


  1. That sounds very interesting indeed!

  2. This book sounds so exciting! I can't wait for it to come out so I can buy a copy. Love your books!


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