The Next Big Thing Blog Hop…Again! :-D (Blog Post Revisited)

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The wonderful Maria Godley (this is her blog  http://marie-mariegodleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/words-we-want-to-hear.html?spref=fb ) tagged me in ‘The next big thing’ blog hop. It’s always so lovely when someone thinks of you and I was well happy when Maria asked me to take part. I know I’ve just taken part in this particular hop but that’s because I’m a donkey and I said yes to three different and quite lovely people and then realised that they were all inviting me to do the same thing. Rather than not accept the fabarooney invitations, I decided I would do them on three different works in progress. Not sure if I’m breaking the rules but…you know…I’m a rule breaker! Get me! Anyways, a massive thank you to Maria and please visit her wonderful blog, you won’t be disappointed.

 

Okay so now I’m going to attempt to answer the following questions:-

 

1.  What is the working title of your current/next book?

Poker Face III…I haven’t thought of a proper title yet! Sorry!

 

2.  Where did the idea come from?

Well basically finishing book two pretty much gave me the idea for writing a book three, it kind of seemed like the next logical step ha ha! No, in all seriousness, the plot developed because there were just so many things that I wanted the characters to do and experience.

 

3.  What genre does your book fall under?

The Poker Face series is a young adult/crossover series that seems to appeal to lots of different people both male and female, young and…a little bit older.

 

4 .  What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

I’m rubbish at this question and I just don’t know. I will go check google images now and do a ‘young fit actor/actress’ search and then come back…wait…I’m just checking…computer is slow…nope, sorry, I am officially rubbish at casting actors!

 

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

Ruby Palmer is forced to grow up pretty quick and, though she’s not a stranger to loss, nothing she’s experienced so far in her turbulent and dangerous life has prepared her for what’s to come.

 

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

Self published, let’s call it a career thing 🙂

 

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

I wrote books one, two and three at the same time (so not very long) but I’m sure the edit will take an eternity!

 

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

Erm…Poker Face and The Puppet Master??? He he ha ha ho ho  ho I’m being clever and annoying, I know this 😀

 

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

The characters, Ruby, Danny and Alessi mostly. The more I write about them the more opportunities they create for me to write about. They are like model characters and they make it all so easy.

 

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

This book brings in a couple of new characters, some stay, some go and some will break your heart. It has been read by just a couple of people so far and they laughed, cried and once again rooted all the way for Ruby. This book takes the characters on an emotional journey and Ruby continues to show that when it comes to getting even, she’s the best!

 

Right, I’m done and would like to name Justine Manzano (@justine_manzanohttp://justinemanzano.wordpress.com/ as ‘The Next Big Thing’. Right, your turn, Justine! 😀

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The Next Big Thing – Blog Hop – Blog Post Revisited! :-)

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Dear all,

My wonderful friend, Kizzy, (this is her blog http://kizzylee.wordpress.comhas tagged me in ‘The next big thing’ blog hop and I am very touched that she would think of me. So, firstly, I would like to say a very big thank you…THANK YOU! There you go, Kizzy 😀 Above is a link to her fabarooney blog where you can find all sorts of eerie and mysterious goings on. You should go check it out now…but come back because I’m about to tackle the following:-

 

1.  What is the working title of your current/next book?

The book I am working on right now is called Unconventional, I think!

 

2.  Where did the idea come from?

Basically my good friend, Heather Smith, (@heather5mith) loves attending film conventions and collecting autographs of her favourite actors. Once upon a time she attended a Harry Potter convention (in Milton Keynes I think it was) and she was queuing to see Robert Pattinson who played (who did he play???)  Now, she was expecting to see the young lad who played the part of a teen boy, but when she got to the front of the queue she looked up to see that this particular teen boy had grown up…in the best possible way! Ha ha! She lost control of her brain and mouth and didn’t quite know what to say or do. The really funny bit (well I thought it was anyway) was that he seemed totally thrown by it all too. They both desperately tried to think of things to say (probably ended up talking about the weather) and then she got a gorge picture as proof that he was indeed VERY BLINKING HANDSOME! After seeing said Exhibit ‘A’ (snap with autograph on it) I can see why she had some trouble in the speaking department! Anyway, it gave me the idea for a romance novel.

 

3.  What genre does your book fall under?

This was going to be a young adult book originally but then I decided I wanted to explore some important issues…and perhaps throw in a very grown up sex scene too (actually all sex scenes are grown up, surely…whatever). As a consequence I had to up the book to an adult romance.

 

4 .  What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

It would be nice to see Robert Pattinson play the part of my actor, Jasper Farrell, considering it was loosely based on him in the first place! As for the female character, who knows! Someone young, fit and gorgeous probably! Applications on a postcard please 🙂

 

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

After a massive and painful fall out of love Summer has vowed never to go there again but, unfortunately for her, she’s caught the eye of young actor and international heartthrob, Jasper Farrell, and he has other plans.

 

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

Self published, probably always will be 🙂

 

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

Not long. I can’t remember to be honest because I wrote this book before the Poker Face series. It’s had to wait patiently until I could find the time to give it some much needed attention.

 

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

Oh my word I honestly don’t know. It deals with manipulation, fame, media and the rehabilitation of love. It’s probably a mish mash of any book that deal with those topics.

 

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

Basically the picture that Heather showed me. Rob was looking all hot and tall with his hair ruffled, shirt open and sleeves rolled up. He looked and sounded like the perfect gentleman and it’s a lovely picture of him and my friend. All of that, as well as some of life’s rich and not so rich experiences, inspired me to get writing this story.

 

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

It is soon to be published and I am currently trying to pluck up the courage to just go with my very first sex scene. It doesn’t actually have any sex in it but it is all about the build up and I’m not sure I can go there quite so openly and honestly. If readers are into exploring their emotions and feelings then this is definitely the book for them. It deals with death, love, hate, obsession, sex and teenage relationship abuse with characters that are cute, funny and vibrant. What more could you want? Don’t answer that please!

 

Okay I am officially done and would now like to name Heather Smith as ‘The Next Big Thing’. Heather has recently finished her debut novel but she doesn’t have a blog so she may well post it here. Keep a look out for her, the book is very exciting…I know coz I’ve already read it! Go me! Right, your turn, H! 😀