I've had the honor of being tagged in the Next Big Thing Blog Hop by fellow Author, Catherin Cavendish. The story I am to talk about is the second in my Awareness series.  It is what I am currently working on. 

I am also passing the tags along to these following Authors; Shiloh Darke (my own alter ego) which  is the part of my personality that is an Author of Paranormal Erotica. http://www.ShilohDarke.com

Denise Bartlett, who is an Author of Fantasy novels for teens, history, science fiction, non-fiction and even drama.  http://www.denibartlett.blogspot.com

And Finally, Charlotte Holley, who is an Author of several different genre's, including young adult, paranormal, fantasy, mystery, and romance.
http://chalaedra.livejournal.com

Now that I have tagged my willing Authors, I will get on with my Next Big Thing. . . Sensations

 
What is the working title of your book?


 


The name of this novel is Sensations. That is
actually a fitting
title since the last one was Awareness and both
books have to do with senses
that the NORMAL human doesn’t have or know how to
use.




Where did the idea come from for the book?



 Sensations is the second book in my Awakening of Awareness
series. The overall idea came from a personal experience, combined with my
crazy imagination.



What genre does your book fall
under?

It falls under several, actually. To name a few;
the genres of
Young Adult, paranormal, romance, and 
fantasy.


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



 Oh gosh…. Let me think about that… For the main character, 
Rebecca, I think I would want, Victoria Justice.
She has the exact kind of look
I envision for Becca and she is a good actress.


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For Rebecca's Mother, my heart is SET of Catherine Zeta-Jones. She's beautiful, elegant, and a fantastic actress who would be amazing for the part!



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For her best friend, Rachel, Tiffany Thorton would
be good. She's the perfect cheerleader, pretty girl with attitude type.



There are a few other important female characters,
but I’m not sure who should play them.

The guys in the book? Well they aren’t quite as
easy. . .




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The ghost boy, Marky, who is her guide/friend, I would want Max Charles. He was just so precious
in
the new Spiderman movie!
 



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The Angel, Trevahr, who spends a lot of time with her in this
book, would probably have to be Taylor Lautner, because he just fits. 

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The Elf prince, Darethmar? Well, Zak Efron MAYBE… But I’m not sure he isn’t just a little too
old already. 




There is also a new character as a potential love
interest. I’m
Thinking Ian Somerhalder would be good. I know, I know, He's already in his thirties, but, he has a young face, and just LOOK at those eyes!
Anyway,  As a detective, Guy,  is an OLDER man, but
still younger than twenty-five. We must all strive to remember, Rebecca is
seventeen
 Of course, none of this counts! If I was
lucky enough to have someone want to make my books into a movie, or even a
series, it won’t happen until all my underage choices are already adults. More’s
the pity because the cast in my mind is beautiful
!





 What is the one-sentence
synopsis of your book?



 How can Becca keep a talent like seeing Ghosts a secret when the living, as well as
the dead, need her help?




Will your book be self-published or represented by an
  agency?



I’m in a contract for the entire series through my
publishers, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, they are an Ebook/P.O.D.
company
http://gypsyshadow.com
They’ve done such a good job, I’m honestly not
sure I would be able to trust the series to anyone
  else.



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

Well, I am still writing this one. The first book,
Awareness,
took about six months. But that’s only if you
don’t count a week here and there 
dealing with writers block. We ALL get it. . .
Sometimes the stresses of life just get in the way. No harm, no
foul.




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

Well, I’m not sure there really are any COMPLETE
comparisons.
True Blood has faeries, but my series has no
vampires (at least none have

started talking to me yet!)

Also, this series has
no sex. There is some flirting
and kissing. But this is supposed to be
appropriate for anyone over the age of 
13? So, no, True Blood really isn’t that good of a 
comparison.

 Hush, Hush could be a good comparison,
because my books also
have Angels. The Torment series might be a good comparison. If you like the House of Night series, you might like 
mine.



 Who or What inspired you
to write this book?

This series was actually started from memories I have of a near 
death experience. When I was a teenager, I was in
a bad car accident and I died.
When I came back, I had memories of a bright light
at the end of a tunnel,
family I had lost, and Angels, as well as a small
child who held my hand and
walked me through all of it. I was also haunted by
voices no one else heard for
a good year. I don’t share that lightly, because
frankly, I don’t like the idea
of people thinking I’ve gone nutters. BUT, well, I
started the story based in a 
memory and then let my imagination take over. The
end result has turned into a
pretty good series I am proud of.


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

Oh Geez, take your pick! This book, as well as the first,
is
filled with drama, comedy, romance, action and more. It is a thriller, bursting
with Angels, Demons, Ghosts, Elves, and a whole lot of surprises
throughout. It
will keep you guessing and its ending is almost guaranteed to leave you
wanting
more! The first one had ME on the edge of my seat, and I was the one
writing
it!


 
 


12/19/2012 4:07pm

Excuse my oversight! I credited you for tagging me on my own blog, but neglected to comment on your blog. May, is life ever a whirlwind sometimes! I enjoyed doing the blog hop so much more than I would have ever believed! I also enjoyed your responses to the questions and I was inspired by the lovely actors and actresses you chose for your characters and the way you presented them that I had to do my best and let my imagination run wild with my own blog. Thanks for tagging me! I look forward to doing it again someday!

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