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The Next Big Thing

Okay, the idea of this blog hop/meme thing is that an author answers the questions below in a blog post, then tags some other authors. Those authors do the same thing, and the hop goes on. So basically, we’re dishing the dirt on our WIPs! Love it! ūüėÄ

So, here goes…

  • What is the working title of your book?

Ah, yes, titles. Well, no laughing, because I’m no good at titles, but it’s Stately Pleasures. It’s an erotic romance set in a stately home – and it’s the best I’ve come up with so far. Oh dear…

  • Where did the idea come from for the book?
I’m not too sure, to be honest. I absolutely love visiting stately homes and castles and things, so I suspect it came from that side of my brain, which then melded with the naughty side and came up with a¬†m√©nage¬†tale set in a Manor.
  • What genre does your book fall under?

Oops, think I’ve already answered this one. It’s a¬†m√©nage¬†erotic romance.

  • What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Two hot men, one Rubenesque woman = a¬†m√©nage¬†made in heaven. Wow, that’s pretty good considering I just came up with it on the spot!!

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

It won’t be represented by an agency, but I don’t know whether it will be self-published. I’ll be sending it around to various publishers when it’s complete, and hopefully one of them will take it. But if not, I definitely wouldn’t rule out self-publishing.

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

I can’t really answer that, as I’m not finished yet! All being well I should be finished my first draft in the next couple of weeks and I think I started in early September. So around three months, I think. That’s not including the planning that went in beforehand.

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

Well, that’s easy. Throughout, I’ve had Jeremy Renner and Jared Padalecki as my male muses. Jeremy Renner is Jeremy Davenport, the owner of Davenport Manor. Jared Padalecki plays his best friend and also Head of Security, Ethan Hayes. For the lead female, I haven’t really had anyone in mind, but Melissa McCarthy would be pretty good! ūüėÄ

Jeremy Renner 2012.07.15 NerdHQActresses Melissa McCarthy and Jane Lynch attend Audi and David Yurman Kick Off Emmy Week 2011 and Support Tuesday's Children at Cecconi's Restaurant on September 11, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

  • Who or What inspired you to write this story?

I’ve wanted to write a novel for a long time, and when this idea popped into my head and I realised there was enough mileage for it to be a novel, I went for it. And once I started, I knew I wouldn’t stop until it was finished.

  • What else about your book might pique the reader‚Äôs interest?

What, if they’re not already hooked by the country house, Jeremy Renner or Jared Padalecki? Perhaps the fact that Alice, the lead female, is put through a series of ¬†kinky tasks in her time at Davenport Manor – and enjoys being submissive.

I’ve tagged the following lovely ladies:

Savannah Chase¬†–¬†live now, check it out!

M. A. Stacie Рlive today, check it out!

Rachel Lyndhurst Рlive now, check it out!

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