Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The #NextBigThing Blog Hop

Thanks to Brigit Aine for inviting me to be a part of the Next Big Thing Blog Hop!
Here's a bit about my latest WIP:

What is the working title of your book?
Sanctuary. It is book one in the Silk and Steel series. Though it's set in a fictional world, it has a very medieval feel to it, replete with knights and lady and court intrigue.

Where did the idea come from for the book?
I was watching the Showtime series Camelot (really wish they hadn't cancelled the show!) and I thought it would a lot of fun to come up with my own medieval romance...with an erotic twist of course.

What genre does your book fall under? 
I would consider it fantasy because I chose to create a fictional know, rather than do all that historical research, lol.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Duke Ahron - Chris Hemsworth
Lady Merewyn - Olivia Wilde
Lord Magus Leontes - Matthew Gray Grubler 
Queen Cillan - Charlize Theron
King Owain - Taylor Lautner

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
To save her son, one woman seduces a powerful magician though she's in love with the most noble of knights.

Where do you plan to submit your book, or will you self published it? Will you be submitting it to agents and NYC publishers first.
I will be submitting this book though not to agents or NYC publishers. I have my sites set on a major e-publisher for this one.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
About six months, but that was working off and on, not straight through.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
He Calls Her Jasmine by Ann Jacobs or Bound by Honor - An Erotic Novel of Maid Marian by Colette Gale. 

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I've always loved the Arthurian legend and Robin Hood. Having created a few roguish heroes in past works, I know I love writing about them and the women strong enough to tame them.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
More than a love triangle, there are all sorts of entanglements between the four main characters--Ahron, Merewyn, Leontes and Cillan. So,'s complicated *grin*

Thanks again to Brigit for tagging me as one of her chosen authors. Please visit the wonderful authors I've tagged. Not only are they beloved colleagues and friends, but they are also goddesses of the written word!

Denise Bridger
Regina Carlysle
Desiree Holt
Karen Stivali


fiona maclean said...

good luck to you and all the other goddesses! AND, have a great new year!

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Rebecca Junck said...

Good luck to you on your new book - sounds very intriguing.

Cari Lorine said...

It sounds great, Cindy! I'm thinking about submitting my NaNo novel to a large e-publisher, too. I think that's the way to go now. Good luck! You're awesome!