Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Next Big Thing

A few weeks ago a wonderful writer friend asked if I'd like to share a bit about my latest work. I, of course, said, "sure." Thank you to Linda Joyce,  for inviting me to this fun chain blog event. After visiting my blog, stop by the blogs at the end of this post next Wednesday to add another link in the chain.

1: What is the working title of your book?

I have three books in the works right now. 2 completed (one novel and one novella) and 1 in progress (a short novel). Just Kiss Me will be ready for release before the other two. It’s a 20k novella.

2: Where did the idea come from for the book?

I wanted to write a short story, under 10K. But after the opening pages, the characters took on more baggage. Both heroes (it’s a m/m novella) have serious relationship issues. I knew I wouldn’t be able to resolve their issues in less than 10K.

3. What genre does your book come under?

m/m contemporary romance. The situations are serious, dealing with sexual abuse, being raised in a cult, and promiscuity.

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

This is such a hard question for me to answer. My characters tend to become real in my head. I think about them. I miss them when the story is over. So I don’t really see an actor in the role of a character. They would need to be handsome in the face and a body made for sex. Heroes have to be hot.

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

A man, raised and abused in a cult finds comfort and love in the arms of a man who’s never had better than relationships based on sex.

6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?

Not sure yet if I’ll sub this one to a publisher or put it under K.Inc, my self-published books.

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

This one took me a while because of life getting in the way of writing. I would put this one at about 6 months. Normally a 20K story would take me 4 to 6 weeks to write.

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

Hopefully, Just Kiss Me would stand out as contemporary m/m romance. The story is filled with introspection as both characters come to grips with their pasts and figure out what they have to offer in a relationship.

9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Not sure. But I did struggle with the story. I wonder if I’m doing the story or characters justice by finishing the book at only 20K. Maybe there is more of the story left to tell. But as an author, once the love portion of the story resolves, I like to see the end.

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

While the story is erotic and contains yummy man on man sex, and I hope to leave the reader with a tingle in all the right places, I hope they also like the journey of self-discovery for both characters.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my Next Big Thing. Leave any comment for a chance to win any title from my backlist.

Next week stop by a couple of my friends' blogs.

My friend and writing partner, Tarah Scott

Fellow author Denise Golinowski

1 comment:

Denise Golinowski said...

Hey there, KyAnn! I'm so sorry to be so late popping over to visit. Day job obligations and such. Enjoyed reading about your process and your story has an extra depth that I suspect readers will enjoy. Thank you for inviting me to Blog Hop with you, Linda, and Tarah.

Denise Golinowski