Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Next Best Thing Blog Hop

I just love the cover, don't you?

The Next Big Thing Week 10: Hearts in Exile (Book Three of the Tallenmere Series)

Thanks to Ruth J. Hartman of RJ Writes for tagging me in the Next Big Thing Blog Hop.

What is a blog hop? It's like a game of virtual tag. I get to answer ten questions about my Work In Progress and tag 5 other authors for next week.

Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing:

1.      What is the working title of your book?
       Hearts in Exile, Book Three of the Tallenmere fantasy romance series.

2.     Where did the idea come from for the book?
       The goal for this series is to incorporate one fairly major character from a previous book into the next book in the series. In this case, the honor fell to Sir Robert (Igrorio) Everlyn, a high-elf paladin who played a prominent role in Book Two, Serenya's Song.

3.     What genre does your book fall under?
       Romance, sub-genre fantasy

4.     Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
      Chris Hemsworth would make one fine Sir Robert, while Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica from 'True Blood') would make the perfect Loralee Munroviel, Sir Robert's love interest.

5.     What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
      After a fateful storm, two lovers reunite and discover the secrets that kept them, and their hearts, exiled for a decade.

6.     Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
       It'll be published with a small press, Melange Books.

7.     How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
       I'm still writing the first draft, so we'll see. I've averaged a year with the first two, so I anticipate at least that long.

8.     What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
       I hesitate to compare my books to any others, not because they're so unique or grand or anything delusional like that, but because I write what I write and try not to imitate other authors. If you had to make a comparison, think Mercedes Lackey meets J.R.R. Tolkien. What a match, huh?

9.     Who or What inspired you to write this book?
       The need to continue this series! Hee hee. Actually, I've had this story (in a shorter form) around for a long while and wanted to give these characters an adventure worthy of telling, and an unforgettable love story.

10.  What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
       One word: Dragons!

Now I get to tag 5 hapless victims participants. I've picked these lucky souls:

1. Olivia Ritch
2. Nell DuVall
3. Jody Vitek
4. Dan Spanton
5. Stan Hampton, Sr.


  1. Thanks a bunch Mysti, just what I need, lol :)

    1. That's what you get for talking about stealing my chocolate. Now, get to work :)

  2. Awesome! I was missing a subject for a new blog post :D

    1. Call me Mysti, bringer of blog ideas :)

  3. Great interview! Book sounds intriguing! :D

  4. Ooh, dragons! Mercedes Lackey meets J.R.R. Tolkien...very interesting :)

    A great interview :)


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