The Next Big Thing Part III

The reigning queen of Trauma Llama Bronwyn Green asked me to do “The Next Big Thing”. Now I know I’ve done this a few times recently…but it’s Bronwyn. Did I mention she’s the QUEEN of Trauma Llama? I couldn’t say no. Though I did pull my usual *whine* I-don’t-like-to-tag-people thing. She wasn’t sure the rules on it. So I’m being my usual roguish self and doing it without tagging anyone anyway. Feel free to jump in if you wanna and I’ll tag you retroactively.

Check out HER Next Big Thing Here.

And here’s mine:

What is the working title of your next book?

The Only Sorceress

Where did the idea come from for the book?

Prepare for a long-ass answer.

You were warned, seriously.

I built an urban fantasy universe in my Lore series. But despite have several different “factions”, the Lore series dealt mostly with the Undead Community. That main character was pretty bad ass. Laura wasn’t afraid to kill bad guys (with guns and magic). She was a little too aggressive at times.

At some point I started a second series that dealt with the Were Community. That character was not bad ass. She had no offensive powers and could barely defend herself. She was a glorified human.

This left me with one group untouched–the Magical Community. I initially came up with the idea to develop a triad of women responsible for a different portion of my “Underground”. (Incidentally this has since fell apart).

So my third series had to address the Magical denizens of my universe. And I wanted it to feature a character somewhere in between aggressive and pathetic. This character had to be powerful but not into killing people. That’s where The Only Sorceress came in.

What genre does your book fall under?

Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Fantasy

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

My inspiration came from photographs of models. But um…*ponders* Maybe Vanessa Hudgens or Camilla Belle as Kora. Justin Theroux or Gilles Marini as Maximo (the vampire). Possibly Alex Pettyfer as Trip (the nemesis)? I wouldn’t want to ruin Desmond Marino (the bigoted antagonist…or is he?) by putting a random face on him. Sorry 😉

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your books?

I suck at these, but here goes: A sorceress must infiltrate the magical community’s leadership despite their suspicion of her or she risks forfeiting her soul to her lifelong nemesis.

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

I’d like to get it published with a small publishing house so it gets a good edit and a nice cover. It’s been rejected from one e-book only publisher so far (*sniffle*) but I’ve recently submitted it to some place else. *crosses her fingers*

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

Not long. A month or so. When I’m passionate about a story, it goes very quickly. However I’ve done 6 major edits on it since then. That’s unheard of for me.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Uh…if I answer this, you’ll draw serious comparisons. I’d rather be mysterious.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

I thought I explained that in #2? Clearly I don’t understand one of these questions.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

This is the first book in an eight book series. The first draft is finished for all eight. That’s right…already done! You don’t have to worry about my leaving you hanging for a decade. And each book is sexier than the last.

Here’s the blurb to whet your appetite:

Self-proclaimed sorceress Kora Walsh knows exactly how to use her shiny new MBA. She’ll open a new age shop in a colony of the country’s most powerful witches. But the town rife with bigots doesn’t want her or her sleek shop tainting their perfect community.

Kora would leave if she had any choice in the matter. She’s trained from childhood for her true task—infiltrating coven leadership as her mother’s mole. Failure to do her familial duty is not an option, not when her childhood nemesis is assured her failed soul for an eternity of torture.

And thanks to the colony’s loudest supporter, the beautiful Desmond Marino, failure is a very real danger.

Thanks for reading!

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