Thank you so much to Natalie Owens for tagging me in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop! Here are my questions, and my tags for the next group on the hop! Here are the rules:
1. What is the title of your book/WIP?
Storm on the Horizon
2. Where did the idea for the book come from?
It’s the prequel to Magic In The Storm. I wanted to show how my villain got to be the way she is – and why she hates the hero so much – her own son!
3. What genre would your book fall under?
Same as Magic In The Storm – historical fantasy.
4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Megan Fox would definitely plat Tatiana, and, I think Tom Welling would do well as Vallentyn. I need a good-looking, sweet face to play him.
5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Tatiana can’t marry just anyone, Christopher Vallentyn will try convince her otherwise, but can he modernize this woman bound by tradition?
6. Is your book published or represented?
It will be self-published very soon (as soon as it’s done!!)
7. How long did it take you to write?
It’s taken way longer than I thought it would. I’ve been working on it all summer, but other things keep forcing me to put it aside.
8. What other books within your genre would you compare it to?
Colleen Gleason’s Regency vampire books would come pretty close, as would Mary Jo Putney’s Regency paranormals. Someone else likened my book to Marissa Doyle’s YA paranormal regencies. There aren’t too many writers writing in this niche.
9. Which authors inspired you to write this book?
I love reading fantasy (Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kerrilyn Sparks, Katie MacAlister), but none of them write Regency or even historical. I also love reading Regencies – Cathy Maxwell, Julia Quinn, Mary Jo Putney.) Magic In The Storm, kind of popped out of my own head (long before I had heard of or read any other historical fantasy novels) and Storm on the Horizon seemed to be a necessary prequel. I’ll also write a sequel – Kat has to have her own book too! But hers will be a full-length novel, promise!
10. Tell us anything else that might pique our interest in your book.
Ever wonder what makes a villain as nasty as they are? How did they get that way? If you’ve read Magic In The Storm, you know that Morgan’s mother is a real bitch. She hates Morgan on sight, from the moment he was born, and has made his life unpleasant ever since. Only her promise to his father has kept her from killing him. But what made her this way? Why does she hate him so? Find out in this short story prequel to Magic In The Storm, Storm on the Horizon.