Monday, November 19, 2012

The Next Big Thing

I was tagged in The Next Big Thing by the lovely Romy Sommer, aka historical writer Rae Summers. Rae has a new book out called An Innocent Abroad. It's available at The Wild Rose Press and Amazon.

Now, about The Next Big Thing. Basically we have to answer 10 questions about our work in progress (wip). Here are mine:

What is your working title of your book?

Where did the idea come from for the book?
It’s the third in a series I wrote called Wanton Witches.  The initial concept was sparked by the idea of having three witch-practicing rosy-cheeked aunts trying to set their niece up on a date, which instead leads her to the love of her life.

What genre does your book fall under?
Paranormal erotic romance

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Hmm…not sure actually. I did have a visual point of focus for writing my characters in Unraveled, but they were nameless models I luckily stumbled upon and whom I thought resembled my characters.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
 The only hero destined to free Princess Tahara from a wretched spell so she can save her kingdom from a ruthless warlock, is Nickolas Coutrane and he isn’t one bit happy about it at all. 

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I hope to sell this book to Ellora’s Cave where book 1 and book 2 are already available.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It’s a very dirty draft, but about two weeks. This was one-half of my Nano project for 2012.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Definitely Unbound (book 1) and Undone (book 2) since they feature the same three witch aunts bringing their own brand of love magic to my main characters.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Actually, I can’t remember specifically but I think it was my love for paranormal romances that had me trying my hand at it.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
I have a very sexy and stubborn hero, a klutzy witch heroine, a crazy bear, an unintended loss of sexual history, and three lovable aunts J

Now instead of tagging five other writers, I’m only tagging four, and they are:


  1. Well done for writing the story so quickly, April. It sounds very interesting. I'm sure your chosen publisher will snap it up as quickly as they did the others in the series :)

  2. Oh my gosh!! Love the series, love the title and that is pretty darn cool you can write a draft so quickly, April. Wonderful! Good luck, good luck and so thrilled that you're weaving your own special magic with your Wanton Witches series :)

    1. Ah, thanks, Lelani! It's a very, very dirty draft - I'm going to have to wade my way through the self-edit process :)

  3. I was going to tag you too, but someone beat me to it! :)


  4. If Ellora's Cave doesn't snatch this up they're crazy.
    I'll get my post up asap.

    Thanks, April


  5. Thank you, dear Casey!!
    Heart you :)