My lovely and very talented writer friend, Karen Perkins, recently tagged me for a ‘chain’ blog entitled ‘The Next Big Thing'. The deal is: I answer a few questions about my current work-in-progress, and then I invite other authors to do the same. A bit like a chain letter, except it is only focused on an author’s work-in-progress.
Karen Perkins was tagged previously by Dakota Douglas
I've included details of their blogs so you can explore their answers to the questions. The authors I've chosen have been tagged below my answers.
So here goes:
What is the working title of your next book?
I have two which I am writing simultaneously right now called – Limerence II Mia and Odium.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
Long story, but the short version for Limerence is that I read an article a couple of years back about how everyone was ‘Limerent’ to an extent, with obsessive personalities, but most people managed to keep it under control. When you don’t keep it under control that’s when you can turn into a stalker or some such. I love all things paranormal and horror, and so decided to mix up the two concepts and take things back to their roots and make them scary again. But not in the traditional sense of blood and gore etc.
What genre does your book fall under?
It’s a mixed genre of paranormal, romance, thriller and psychological horror. Let’s just call it dark paranormal for ease though.
What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters?
I love this question ;0)
I did a blog post on this subject a while ago on who everyone else had in their mind as their characters. It was interesting to get everyone’s views, though some were wildly different from mine. Here’s mine.
Mia- Evangeline Lilly,
Oliver- Liam Hemsworth
Mr Breckt – Tom Hardy
Rachael – Emma Stone
Chris - Jonathan Rhys Meyers
A movie rendition?
Heck yeah. That would be totally ace. Honestly, I think that it would make a spectacular movie.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
One mans’ obsession could destroy them all.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Self-published. This was a personal choice for me, more out of impatience than anything else.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
Four months once I got going. Though I had been playing around with it for about two years, but never took it too seriously.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Honestly, it is such a mixed bag, I can’t compare it to anyone. It has elements of Bram Stokers Dracula- dark and sexy, but then it is quite 21st century too.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Life inspired me. Though I love my life, I wanted more for myself than just working in a job I didn’t really enjoy and being a mother and wife. I wanted to make my children proud and show them that it is never too late to reach for your dreams.
What else about the book might pique the reader's interest?
Probably the term definition of Limerence.
‘Limerence is an involuntary state of obsession is a cognitive and emotional state of being infatuated or obsessed with another person, typically experienced involuntarily and characterized by strong desire for reciprocation of one’s feelings but not primarily for a sexual relationship, although it can further intensify the situation. The term was coined by psychologist Dorothy Tennov to describe the ultimate near obsessive form of romantic love. Limerence is sometimes also referred to as infatuation or is colloquially known as a crush, but in reality it is something much more dangerous.’
Here are the blog links for Dakota Douglas so that you can go and check out their answers and maybe even buy a really good book from them! *hint hint*
The authors I've invited to join in the fun are:
Eli Constant who has written many brilliant novels, including Dead Trees and DRAG.N
Adam Oster and his hilarious and quirky The Legend of Buddy Hero.
Amy Queau and her wonderful book Progress.
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