I’ve Been Tagged!

by Ashlynmathews on November 20, 2012

Apparently, I’ve been tagged by Sharon Clare, a fellow Crimson Romance author, to talk about my WIP. Thank you, Sharon! I’ve just finished with edits for my two upcoming releases, My Fallen (paranormal, January 14th) and If Only (contemporary novella, December 3rd) so I’m very ready to work on my next projects.

Here’s the blurb:

Two houses at war — the House of Lancasters and the House of O’Days. She is a Lancaster, the Alpha, the beginning of her kinds’ hope for survival while the man she runs from, an O’Day, is rumored to be the Omega, the one who will crush her spirit, love her to submission, and never look back.

Here’s the questions:

What is the title of your book? Protector Resurrection — Rise of Phoenix, Book 1 of the Extinction Trilogy

Where did the idea for the book come from? The idea comes from my fascination with the tale of star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, and my interest in writing a story about dark and obsessive love.

What genre does your book fall under? Paranormal romance/urban fantasy

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? I’m not sure. When I write, I bring up pictures of models to guide me.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book? Fated to fight, destined to love, two enemies must forge a bond to save their kinds from extinction.

Will your book be self-published or agented? I’m unagented so once I’m done, I’ll be submitting the MS to different publishers.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript? Smiles. I haven’t begun.

What other books within your genre would you compare your WIP to? Lately, I’ve been writing and editing more than I’ve been reading, so I don’t have a good answer for that. But I aspire to be like one of my favorite paranormal authors, Nalini Singh.

Who or what inspired this book? Shakespeare. I love his stories of familial conflict and betrayal in the midst of love affairs.

What else about your book might pique the readers’ interest? I hope to make this story a dark tale full of a roller coaster ride of emotions, so it would have to appeal to a reader who is specifically looking for something like that.

The Crimson Romance blog is still on, so don’t forget to visit and leave a comment for your chance to win three grand prizes! http://crimsonromanceauthors.com/crimson-wonderland-blog-hop/

Now I’d like to tag two of my fabulous fellow Crimson authors to learn more about their WIP’s:

Rowena Sullivan- http://www.rowenamayosullivan.com/

Denyse Cohen- http://www.denysecohen.com/

 

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Rionna Morgan November 20, 2012 at 10:29 am

This looks like so much fun! You ladies are so creative!!

Rionna

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Maggie Jaimeson November 20, 2012 at 10:38 am

Interesting description and great log line for the book. You seem to have a really good handle on your story. I’m impressed. When I’m just beginning a story I have a very general idea what it’s about but I’m not at all able to condense it like you have until I’m at least half way through the first draft. May I ask, now that you have such a clear vision for the book, when do you plan to start writing and do you have a good sense of how long it will take you to complete? I’m always interested in other people’s process.

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Ashlynmathews November 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

Maggie,
I’m thinking this one is going to take me awhile since it’s a planned trilogy and I have two other books and a novella I’d like to get out by mid next year. For my two planned novellas (20k) words, I can write them in a month since I already have their GMC down. My other two full length books are part of a series, so I’m thinking three months each since the paranormal worlds have already been established in book one.
It’s a grueling schedule but my characters want their stories to be told, lol, and sometimes that can lead to disaster. I think my story is very linear but it takes the great eyes and minds of my editors to get me back on track. So worst part for me is the editing. I hope that helps 🙂

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