I was approached by an awesome writer friend about participating in the Blog Hop. I'm excited. I'm thrilled. I'm... wondering what is a blog hop? Sounds fun. I mean, back in the day we used to have sock hops. Yeeeah. I am really showing my age. Sock hops were fun. Maybe a blog hop is blogging in your socks. No? Oh, well in that case it must be one author blogging answers to cool questions then passing it along to the next five authors they invite until... the whole world is buzzing!!!!! Are you ready? Here we go.
Welcome to the NEXT BIG THING Blog Hop.
A blog hop is a way for readers to discover authors new to them. I hope you'll find new-to-you authors whose works you enjoy. On this stop on the blog hop, you'll find a bit of information on me and one of my books and links to five other authors you can explore!
Sometimes the Truth Comes with a Price.
Nikki knew Damon Vessler would not let his prized creation go easily---she simply never imagined the lengths he'd go to get her back into his clutches, and turn Nikki's heart toward darkness. A Seeker at her heels, trained on her blood, Nikki flees with Raven alongside her for protection, while Mace and the other Halflings fight the battle that has erupted on earth. But even as the two boys she loves fight for her, she knows the battle will be hers to win. Determined to uncover the secrets of her past, Nikki sets off on her own, and soon discovers facing hellacious beasts is nothing compared to the ultimate sacrifice she will need to make. One that could change not only the war, and her relationship with Mace and Raven, but her future with the Throne.
My gratitude to fellow author Kathy Carmichael for inviting me to participate in this event. You can click the following links to learn more about Kathy and her books.
Buy her books: http://www.amazon.com/Kathy-Carmichael/e/B000APQN56/ref=ntt_athr_dp...
In this blog hop, my fellow authors, in their respective blogs, and I have answered ten questions about our book or work-in-progress (giving you a sneak peek). We've also included some behind-the-scenes information about how and why we write what we write--the characters, inspirations, plotting and other choices we make. I hope you enjoy it!
Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts and questions. Here is my Next Big Thing!
1: What is the working title of your book? AVENGER
2: Where did the idea come from for the book? It is book three in the Halfling Series, so the idea began quite a while back when I started wondering how a group of half angel teenagers would fit in today’s society. They are misfits. They don’t belong anywhere, yet they have amazing powers and are sent to help people. I love a good misfit story.
3: What genre does your book come under? I would call it paranormal YA. It has a lot of suspense (yes, even more than the first two books in the series) and of course, there is a romance.
4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Wow, I have no idea. Seriously. I’ve tried and tried to put these characters in someone else’s skin and I have yet to be able to do it. A lot of fanlings have made suggestions. (You can find some of those here on the Halflings Network.)
5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Captured by the evil Damon Vessler, Nikki must choose to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the half-angel beings she’s come to love.
6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency? The Halfling Series is published by Zondervan which is part of Harper Collins Publishing. I have an amazing team at my publishing house. I absolutely adore them!
7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? AVENGER took me quite a while because I was on book tour while working on it. I suppose the first draft took around three months to get it on paper. Then, the real work began. J
8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Some people have compared it to Hush, Hush and other stories with teen angels. It was also compared to James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series which was REALLY cool for me because I’m a huge fan of Max. It has also been compared to Twilight.
9: Who or what inspired you to write this book? I’ve always been intrigued by a verse in the Bible that talks about the “sons of God” taking the “daughters of men” as wives. For a fiction writer, that’s just too juicy to pass up!
10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Halflings is being considered for a movie and the screenplay is being written now by a screenwriter in Hollywood. That’s pretty cool.
Below you will find authors who have or will be posting on the Blog Hop. Do be sure to bookmark and add them to your calendars for updates on WIPs and New Releases! Happy Writing and Reading!
1. Melanie Dickerson http://melaniewrites.blogspot.com
2. Maggie Shayne http://maggieshayne.com/blogs
3. Jill Williamson http://jillwilliamson.com
4. Jaime Rush http://jaimerush.com/index.php?id=30
5. Kathy Carmichael http://kathycarmichael.com/category/blog
I think this was a super cool way to introduce readers to new authors! What do you think of the Blog Hop?
Hehe haha! My mom has been on a few blog hops. They seem like blogging in your socks! :) Friend, I CANNOT wait for avenger... it makes me cringe when I know that I have to wait until March 27th...
Wait wait wait! NEED FOR CLARIFICATION!
Vast Entertainment! Oh, they even put it on their site! This is exciting! :) *Does a little dance*