Tag! I'm it :-)
The Cosmic Laire of Science Fiction and Fantasy, and a moderator of inkPageant, tagged me for this meme. I've been talking a lot about NEVERLOVE since Gwen Gardner and I partnered up (PIP) to self-publish our separate YA paranormal novels. So today, I want to address a WiP that's been sitting second in my queue.
Wait just a second...
*shuffles, muffled pleading, cooing, return shuffles*
Sorry about that. Had to go sooth my dragon story. AMONG DRAGONS AND MEN has been very patient but needs a lot more re-writing and revising before I can even send it off to beta readers, let alone make it the subject of this meme. Chaos, the pearl dragon, just harrumphed at me but settled his wings.
Okay, we're good.
So here we go with the Q & A:
What is the name of your book? MINGLED
Where did the idea for your book come from? The Hunger Games. I enjoyed this book but I couldn't help this innate curiosity to wonder what it would be like to live in a society where the people actually wanted to be selected, wanted to go to the capital and it was all fun and games...unless...well, hopefully MINGLED will get published (or I'll publish it) so readers can know what the "unless" refers to.
In what genre would you classify your book? YA urban fantasy/dystopian
If you had to pick actors to play your characters in a movie rendition who would you choose? I honestly hadn't thought of this. I suppose Kyla Pratt would do well as the part for Macie Breen. A younger version of Christian Bale would be great for Thane. But I'd need him to have molten silver contacts :-)
Give us a one sentence synopsis of your book. Um...What? I'm having a heart attack trying to fit this story into a normal query so how am I supposed to do this in one sentence? Where is the love, people??? Okay, let me try. One blood donation leads Macie on a path to discovering her true heritage; a power that could bring on the next apocalypse, a power the Collective would do anything to have for its own.
Is your book already published? Nope. But I'm working on it. Dystopians aren't exactly high on agent lists right now. Go figure. lol!!!
How long did it take you to write your book? Wow. I haven't thought about this either. Maybe about three months for the first draft. Full time work and single parenthood really cut into writing time :-) But it's been much longer given rewrites and revisions.
What other books within your genre would you compare it to? Or readers of which books would enjoy yours? People who enjoyed The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins but with an urban fantasy bend and no kill or be killed. Well, there may be a kill or something like that, but I guess it would have to get published to find out more :-)
Which authors inspired you to write this book? I guess Suzanne Collins since she wrote THG.
Tell us anything that might pique our interest in your book? If you enjoy following a character on a path to discovery, adding in a little urban fantasy twist to the perfectly deceived society, then MINGLED is for you :-)
That's it for me. There's a "pick five" rule, however, I'd be most happy if any and all would share, in the comments, a WiP you're working on and what it is about. If you don't write, please share the title of the latest novel you completed and any thoughts you have about it.