Kasia James, one of my favorite writers and bloggers, tagged me for the next big thing, a tag-you’re-it game among writers on the web. I’d love to retag Kasia, whose lovely book, The Artemis Effect, offers a hopeful post apocalyptic quest for survival following a natural disaster. As an optimist by nature, I appreciate a book that reinforces my long term hopes for humanity. That also explains my love of Star Trek but that’s for another blog.
In addition to Kasia’s wonderful book, I’ve got a host of crit partners whose works I have no doubts what so ever you will all enjoy. Here goes in alphabetical order:
- Sarah Cass, Masked Hearts. I was lucky enough to critique this poignant, deep and wonderful book. Historical romance fans, this one’s for you.
- Tonya Cannariato, Dust to Blood. Smart, fun, and thought provoking book mixes history, mythology and fantasy. Unique mixing of genres and very, very cool.
- Fiona Druce, Ace’s Wild. Want to fall off the couch laughing, get sassed by the heroine and get your happy ending. Go no further.
- Jennifer James, Hunger Embraced. Hold onto your hat for this fast paced, funny, and very smexy paranormal romance. The heroine is a succubus, the hero a vampire, need I say more.
- Ellie Heller, A Matter of Fate. Enter a creative, new paranormal world, full of imagination, romance and one sexy hero. ~sigh~
- Milly Taiden, Wolf Protector. This sexy paranormal suspense is just the thing to spice up your night or your day, or whenever you need it.
Now, I get to answer several questions about my current book.
What is the title of your book? Fires of Justice
Where did the idea for the book come from? A curiosity to merge western myth of witches and shifters with eastern philosophy centered on the elements and energy.
What genre does your book fall under? Paranormal romance
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Scarlett Johannsen and Jeremy Renner because I loved their chemistry in The Avengers.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Forced to mate to undertake a task required by the guardians, a witch and shifter must overcome their past to cleanse the magic in the world and learn to love again.
Who published your book? Ellora’s Cave.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? Its a novella, but I write in bits, so probably five months.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? It’s part of a series by Ellora’s Cave called Hex Appeal. Most of the books in that series have similar elements.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? My favorite character is the guardian, Argenta, who forces our couple to work together. When she pops in, she steals the scene. Below is her description.
The unsmoked cheroot always dangling from her mouth, the white flannel nightgown that hovered midcalf to make sure everyone got a good look at those muddied combat boots, laces untied. Disheveled silver hair stuck out in odd clumps around her head, creating a wild halo effect around the unending wrinkles that crisscrossed her face. She could choose any avatar in the universe and she opted for defiant old prune.