The Next Big Thing . . . we all like to think we will be. I suppose there can only be so many Twilight’s in a lifetime, but you never know . . . right?
We are blog hopping our way through some new reads. For those who aren’t familiar with a blog hop . . . to me it’s kind of like a treasure hunt – once you find something on one blog you hop on over to the next blog link for more treasure. In this case, the treasure is a wealth of new and exciting books. Some are still being written, some are just being released. Either way, for fiction lovers . . . it’s a treasure and I’d like to thank Lindsey J. Parsons for tagging me to participate. Please visit her on her blog at http://lindseyjparsons.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/the-next-big-thing/ In this particular hop I answer 10 questions . . . you get to learn about my current WIP (work in progress), some of the characters I’ve come to think of as real, and how I got to the point of being nuts enough to write down over 70 thousand words worth of what the voices in my head have been whispering to me. When it’s all said & done . . . comments and questions are always welcome.
Here are the 10 questions:
What is the working title of your book? My new book is the final installment of my Vampire Queen series. It is titled “Demise of the Vampire Queen” and will be available on November 1st.
Where did the idea come from for the book? My very first book was the “Vampire Queen”. I really liked my character so I wrote a second one, “The Vampire Chronicles”. I then decided I wanted to say I had a trilogy so I created the third book which also ties up the first two books.
What genre does your book fall under? My book is a paranormal, vampire romance.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? I would like Charlize Theron to play my vampire queen. She has the great range of acting skills to portray all the actions and emotions my character possesses. My husband thinks Amanda Righetti would be perfect with her hair, facial structure and previous horror movie experience. She plays on The Mentalist so she’s only vaguely known. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Will a secret pact cause the fall of the Vampire Queen from her throne?
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? My book is going to be published by the same publisher as the first three books, Eternal Press/Damnation Books LLC which will be available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle. I also have two books that were self-published from Createspace.com and are also on Amazon.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? I worked on the manuscript for about a year as I kept writing and rewriting sections but then I edited it over and over for about six months. I tried for almost three years to get it published.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? I would hate to compare my book to other wonderfully popular authors. However, if I had to pick, the structure and initial premise is similar to P.C. Cast though I already had that done before I read her wonderful books.
Who or What inspired you to write this book? I have been writing for over 10 years but struggled in the beginning with romance stories. It wasn’t until I read Anne Rices’ Vampire books that I was inspired to write about the vampires that I had always had a fascination with since I was a child.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? There is some female/female situations but not erotic scenes. It could still be read from older young adults to elderly adults.
I just wanted you to meet my newest and awesome fellow author Deborah Palumbo. She's a great person, an excellent and addictive writer and an all around wonderful person! I took a sample of her book, The Undeparted from Amazon.com and was so addicted that I went and bought the full copy that same night. I didn't want the story to end so I have to keep reading to find out more about what's going to happen to her main character Cassandra and the vampires. She's got a sequel, The Ascent of the Undeparted and her newest book, which she's still working on. I'm sure when I'm dong with Ascent I'll be craving her other book. She's brilliant and I just can't say enough great things about her. Please check her out at: www.deborahpalumbo.com and buy her books at:
Also, don't forget she's got a third one in her series coming out soon! Please, please please check her out and let her know what you think. I'm sure you won't be able to put the books down and will be the best thing you've read in the past year.
The pre-finalized copy of the cover for the last book in my trilogy: Demise of the Vampire Queen is on my blog. For some reason weebly won't let me add pics now. Go to: www.thevampirequeen. Let me know what you think!
I just wanted to give you an update about my new book, The Demise of the Vampire Queen. It is the final installment of my trilogy, "The Vampire Queen". It is going to be coming out either October or the beginning of November. I'm currently doing edits and working with the cover artist so it's getting close. And now for the:
I'm currently working on two novellas (or novel :) ) and they are coming along nicely. I am looking for a different publisher and have a few leads. I just need one that will help me more with my marketing as I have no clue what I'm doing (but I've learned a lot). So, if anyone has some leads and are willing to share, please let me know.
Some time in the next month, I should be doing author interviews like the one I did for Manic Readers. I may also be posting some interviews from other authors on my blogspot (www.thevampirequeen1.blogspot.com) so keep your eyes peeled and your heart racing with anticipation (I know, that may be too much, right?!)...lol.
That's all for now.
As of today, I have a new book available at:
both available in paperback and kindle editions. It is entitled:
Tales of the Vampire: From A-Z
Check it out and let me know what you think!
I have recently been introduced to a cool website named "Book Blogs". There are many groups there like Fang Freaks, Network you blog, Promo Books, World Wide Readers and Paranormal and Fantasy. I have been reading and posting my books. I have been joining others blogs so hopefully this will send more people to purchase my book, read it, review it and pass it along to others. My blogspot website has many followers now so that's cool too. The more the maryier. Hope you readers out there check them out! They can be found at:
Keep Reading and that's all for now!
As you can tell, my website is different. I started looking through themes and lost all the work I had previously done. So, I'm stuck with this crap. Sorry guys. If you want pics, go to my photo page and all the same pics are there. They have also been giving me a problem adding photos. I'm ready to change my website completely! GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, since I didn't get many replies about my covers, I just picked the one I liked and used it. The book should be available on Amazon.com by the end of the month, maybe sooner. Don't forget, my final installment of the Vampire Queen series, The Demise of the Vampire Queen will be available in November, just in time for Christmas!
I'm working on a book and thinking about epublishing it so I need to find my own cover. I've picked out 3 and placed them on my website and would like your opinion on the best one. Go to:
www.thevampirequeen1.webs.com and look in the vampire album. There should only 3 or 4 pics in there of vampire sexy couples. Pick your favorite and post a reply. Thanks!
Here guys is my newest youtube video for all my books that are out. Take a look and let me know wh
I've met the 2 goals I've set in my life. Marry the man of my dreams and publish my writing. Both have come true within a year of each other! Life is like a dream!