The Next Big Thing — More Chronicles!

I’ve been tagged by Kastil Eavenshade to play the meme of “The Next Big Thing”. First off, the graphic is of my own making and is not by any stretch the “official” badge.

1. What is the working title of your book?

Wild West Succubus

2. Where did the idea come from for the book? 

Just one of my many succubus chronicles that were originally an A to Z group of stories sampling all different genres and worlds whose heroine’s names followed the letters of the alphabet. Wild West Succubus is Priscilla’s story.

3. What is the genre of the book?

Paranormal western historical. ha! I made up my own genre.

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

Ooh, toughie. I hadn’t thought about it until this question. Priscilla makes herself look forty but if she goes natural she looks closer to twenty. Never mind that she’s pushing one hundred. Off the top of my head, I’d tap Rachel Weisz for Priscilla Goodnight.

For her nemesis / love interest, let’s keep it in the family and tap her real life husband, Daniel Craig, for Hugo Desmond. He was in Cowboys and Aliens after all.

Daniel Craig in Casino Royale

Daniel Craig in Casino Royale (Photo credit: suanie)

English: The British actress Rachel Weisz.

English: The British actress Rachel Weisz. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

A succubus demon consumed and embittered by guilt for her past actions, meets her match and her redemption in the gargoyle, one of an order of demon-killers, sent to deal with her.

6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency/publisher?

I’ll probably pitch it to my current Succubus Chronicles publisher, Evernight.

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

It’s still in process but nearing the end. I wrote a short story called Priscilla during 2011 NaNoWriMo, one of about ten short stories that I wrote during NaNo for the Chronicles. That short was in the 4000 words range. I’ve been expanding it for a few weeks now to its current 15k. It’ll probably be about 20k when I finish it. This one is too long to be a Romance on the Go so it will most likely be a novella and the longest to date of all the chronicles.

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

Probably Richelle Mead’s Georgia Kinkaid succubus stories, though hers are mainstream romance vs. erotic romance.

9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?

I love writing about succubi anyway and wanted an excuse to dabble in multiple genres. Priscilla is my first attempt at a western.

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

The heroine is not very nice…not at first…but the hero sees something worth salvaging in her. With time and love, she begins to see it, too.

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Ok, so I’m supposed to tag a few more authors to do this. I’ll tag ’em but many may have already done this meme so no guarantees:

  • Sandra Bunino
  • Regan Summers
  • Doris O’Connor
  • Ella Grey
  • Siobhan Muir
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