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The Next Big Thing Blog Hop- Week 15
Greeting everyone. Today I am listing my contribution to the Next Big Thing
Blog Hop. It’s like a chain letter that’s not creepy, annoying, and is actually
fun. It’s a great way for writers to promote themselves and inform people about their works. Each writer answers ten questions about one of their current, upcoming, or works in progress, and them tags a few other writers to keep the ball rolling the next week. I will be answering questions about my current release.
Before I get started with my answers, I would like to send a huge shout out to Quanie Mitchell over at Quanie Talks Writing for tagging
me last week. Quanie’s w.i.p. The New Mrs. Collins is in its final editing
phases. Be sure to stop by her blog and take a look around…And now
for my 10 answers.
What is the working title of your book?The title of my
published book is Eternal Curse: Giovanni’s Angel.
Where did the idea come from for the book?The idea for this book came from areoccurring dream about a gray man who turns into an angel, but that’s not thestory I wrote.
What genre does your book fall under?It is considered to be
fantasy, spiritual fiction, and to some speculative fiction.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?That’s a tough question because my main character is so odd. I think I’d have to choose an unknown for the role of Giovanni (the hero). I think I’d pick Naomie Harris to play Mira (love interest) and as for Abraham (the father figure), I might need two actors if I’m going to show him as young and old, but I have no suggestions at the moment. IMDB->
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?A gray man meets a woman online who helps him discover his true purpose in the world, only to find out that he is not of this world.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?It took me
about a year to write the first draft of my manuscript and another year to work
out all the kinks.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?Many people have compared the story to an unusual take on the classic Beauty and Beast tale. I agree with that assessment, but also consider my story to a bit prophetic in the sense that it has a character being singled-out as “the one.” Such is the case with stories like the Matrix (the movie) or The Wizard of Oz. In these stories, on character becomes “the one” that will solve all the problems. IMDB->
Who or What inspired you to write this book?I was inspired to write the book because my mind wouldn’t stop thinking about it until I did.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?This book is part of a 3-4 part series. The second draft of the sequel is complete and an outline with three chapters of the third book is complete. The Eternal Curse Series will
travel back and forth through time following the life of Giovanni and will open
up a world of angels, demons, and half-breeds. Even the fate of the world may be involved at some point.
These images are just place holders for the future book covers and not meant to be cover drafts, though the symbols were created and do belong to Toi Thomas, with the exception of the 3rd image.
I like reading, writing, cooking, dancing, movies, and music. I'm a big kid and choose to see the world in my own special way. Yes, I'm educated, but I haven't let that stop me from being who I want to be. I'm a wife, teacher, author, blogger, and more.
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