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.
Now that I have tagged my willing Authors, I will get on with my Next Big Thing. . . Sensations
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
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
What genre does your book fall
It falls under several, actually. To name a few;
the genres of Young Adult, paranormal, romance, and
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.
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!
For her best friend, Rachel, Tiffany Thorton would
be good. She's the perfect cheerleader, pretty girl with attitude type.
but I’m not sure who should play them.
The guys in the book? Well they aren’t quite as
easy. . .
The ghost boy, Marky, who is her guide/friend, I would want Max Charles. He was just so precious in
the new Spiderman movie!
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.
The Elf prince, Darethmar? Well, Zak Efron MAYBE… But I’m not sure he isn’t just a little too old already.
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
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
I’m in a contract for the entire series through my
publishers, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, they are an Ebook/P.O.D.
They’ve done such a good job, I’m honestly not
sure I would be able to trust the series to anyone
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
What other books would you compare this story to within your
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
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
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
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