Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I want to thank Deanie from Thoughts and Ideas of Deanie Humphrys-Dunne for tagging me. She is super nice and if you have the time, please pay her a visit. She can really do with a few more followers and blogging friends.

The rules
Answer the 10 questions and then tag 4 other people

The 10 Questions

1-What is the working title of your book?
The Amaranthine

2-Where did the idea come from for the book?
I was just in a really bad place in my life and I needed some cheering up, so one day I woke up with the idea in my head about Immortals and how I had a story that needed to be written. I liked the idea of living in a different world.

3-What genre does your book fall under?
Romance, but more specifically, paranormal romance. 

4-Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
For my main character, Claire, I would say a 23 year old Salma Hayak. As for her soul mate and love interest...I have not yet seen an actor that has Alex's dark and handsome features.

5-What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Claire soon finds herself drawn to the immortal world after meeting the handsome Amaranthine warrior, Alex. 

6-Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Hopefully it will be represented by an agency. I am in the process of looking for someone to buy or represent this book. 

7- How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It took between two to three months. 

8-What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I would say The Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter and Jacob by Jacqueline Franks. I read both these books afterwards and loved them. 

9-Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I deep need to create or temporary live in a world that I wished I could belong to myself. The real one was not working out so well for me at the time. It still isn't, which is why I still end up running off to my imaginary worlds whenever I can. 

10-What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
My main character, Claire, is easy to relate to and the themes about the underdog saving the day and good triumphing over evil really comes through. That is if you like that sort of thing. And then there is the other theme about a soul mate being out there for every one, no matter how messed up you are. 

I am tagging
Katie KCross Writing
Crystal Crystal Collier: Young Adult Author

If you don't have a project at the moment, you can talk about a past project or any other project you like. Enjoy!


  1. So, all this time I've tracked your book and what's going on with your agent, and I've never actually asked what it's about :/ Lame on my part! I'm so happy to have read this and learn, and also to be tagged back. Thanks Murees for thinking of me!

  2. You will succeed in your quest with your book, Murees! Remember, anything can happen if you persevere. In fact, amazing things can happen and in fact, they do.

  3. Katie - You are welcome. It is okay, I never spoke in detail what my book was about, so that is totally my fault.

    Deanie - Thank you! Your words are really kind.

  4. Your book sounds interesting. Good luck with it!

  5. I'm so looking forward to read Amaranthine..

    All the best of luck Murees !!

  6. Tonja - Thank you.

    Jyoti - Thank you! I would love to be able to share it with the world one day.

  7. Your book sounds very interesting. I'm looking forward to reading it one day.

  8. Lovely to read about your work, good look with the publishing, and thank you so much for tagging me, Murees. I'm linked back to your page. With love, Carole.

  9. I love the concept. Very cool. I could spend a good several hours wrapped up in the world of immortals. =)

    Thanks for the tag! My blogging schedule is rather crazy at the moment, around the book release, but I will eventually post and tag on. Stay awesome!

  10. Jai - Thank you. I hope to one day have it published for you.

    Carole - Thank you and you are so welcome.

    Crystal - You are welcome. I completely understand that you are busy. You can take your time. I love immortals too. All kinds, I am not picky.

  11. It's good to finally here something about your book. Like Katie at the top of the comments, I can't believe I never asked. Good luck with it!

  12. Annalisa - Thank you. It is my own fault that so many of you don't know much about my project. I was never sure how to share it.

  13. Your book sounds interesting! Good luck.



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