THE NEXT BIG THING - WORK IN PROGRESS
I was super excited to have been asked to participate in the Next Big Thing. I was tagged by my friend, the amazing Fantasy Author, Brian Rathbone, and you can check out his books at www.brianrathbone.com
1.What is the working title of your next book?
I actually have two! I'm working on reEmergent, Book 4 of the Guardians of Vesturon and also Tragically Flawed, which is another adult contemporary romance.
The idea for reEmergent came from my Guardians of Vesturon series and the idea for Tragically Flawed came from a couple of friends of mine who work for the local women's shelter. Tragically Flawed's main female character has been a victim of sexual abuse and domestic violence.
reEmergent is a YA/NA paranormal romance with some sci-fi futuristic elements to it and Tragically Flawed is purely an adult contemporary romance.
Xarrid, the lead male in reEmergent would have to be Henry Cavill with longer hair and some scruff on his face. Lily James would be my pick for Saylan, the lead female.
reEmergent is about the returning to life for Saylan, who was captured by the enemy and had a nanochip implanted into her brain, taking away her ability to act and think on her own.
Tragically Flawed centers around a young woman who was sexually and physically abused by her boyfriend. She escapes that life to become her own person and realize her dream of being an artist can become more than just that.
Self-pubbed all the way!
reEmergent has been a long time in the making because I've had several interruptions in the form of other novels *grins* (such as the Edge Series). Tragically Flawed will probably take about six weeks.
reEmergent is in a genre all of its own because the whole series is sort of different. I say that because there are elements of science fiction, paranormal, urban fantasy, and fantasy all rolled into one in this series. It's sort of hard to say--Oh that's like such and such.
I really can't say Tragically Flawed is like anything else either. I try not to read a ton of other contemporary romances for that very reason.
I can't say anyone really inspired me to write reEmergent. It's just the finale of the Guardians of Vesturon series. As for Tragically flawed, I have a couple of friends that work at the local women's shelter and for the Rape Crisis Coalition. I also recently volunteered for a fundraiser for the Rape Crisis Coalition and the fight against domestic violence. This is a real issue in our society today so this idea began to unfold in my mind. I talked with Lynn (my friend) about it and she gave me some information about the typical victim--sort of a profile if you will-- and my idea just blossomed. I'm really excited about this book because I think it will highlight some important points about what a victim often goes through in the aftermath.
Well, for Tragically Flawed, I'm hoping everything ;-)
But for the Guardians fans, this will bring closure to the series.