Friday, January 25, 2013

The Next Big Thing

I’ve been tagged by Nobilis Reed to participate in The Next Big Thing, which is something like a blog post chain letter…

1) What is the working title of your book?

Which one? I have several glaring at me from my desk. I'm doing a fine job of ignoring them all.

2) Where did the idea for the book originate?

One (Snatch) originated with the Terry Schiavo debacle.  Another (Zane) originated with an intriguing gap in a genealogy database. Yet another (Succorae) as a twist on the legend of succubi.  Those are the novel-length works in progress. The short stories are legion. I'll spare you the details.

3) Under what genre does it fall?

Snatch is mainstream adult fiction. Zane is mainstream historical fiction. Succorae is paranormal erotic fiction.

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

The only character who is truly patterned after another fictional character is Gianna from Succorae. She looks much like Gigi Edgley's portrayal of Chiana from "Farscape." Naturally, I'd be thrilled with that casting.

Snatch would require casting of several characters in their youth and as mature adults, which would present a challenge. One character, however, I've always thought of as resembling model Melodie Monrose. The others are more fluid.

5) What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

Snatch: Epic life-and-death, mother-daughter angst, vicious rapist, soul-searing drama.

Zane: Revolutionary War frontier love triangle with taboo and interracial twists.

Succorae: Gianna wants love to live, but needs hate to survive.

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

Totally self-published. I'm far too independent to hitch my wagon to someone else's cart.

7) How long did it take you to write the first draft?

Well, Zane was started in November 2005. Snatch in 2006. Succorae in 2007. None have a completed first draft. I have creative ADD, and other shiny things have drawn my attention.

8) To what other books would you compare this story within your genre?

I really wouldn't compare. I don't think any of them would lend themselves to a "If you liked..." promo.

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

See #2.

10) What else about your book might pique the readers' interest?

No matter the genre, my work will always have strong erotic elements.

Here are the folks I’m tagging to be the next Next Big Thing authors:

I'd really rather not tag anyone else. That said, I invite any authors reading this post to take it and run with it if they are so inspired. :)

peace & passion,

~ Alessia

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