Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Next Big Thing

 I have been tagged in another challenge, and I thought it would be fun to post it.  So, here it goes.  I'm going to use the book that I'm currently editing and hoping to query in January.

What is the title of your book?

Pandora - Book 1 of the Jayne Pheare Series

Where did the idea come from?

I've never been a huge fan of this question, but that's mostly because I don't always remember where I get my ideas from.  Thankfully I do actually remember where this one came from, so I can answer the question.  Last nano I was hanging out in our chat room (which I may be slightly addicted to during November)  where we have an awesome name generator for all of those character naming emergencies you have during nano.  (If you've never done nano, trust me, these do happen.  More often than you would think.)  Anyway, one of the other regulars (we're having the room tested for far it's clean) was randomly generating names.  I don't know if he was actually looking for a name, or just procrastinating, but regardless, many a name was being brought up, most of which were being made fun of or just out right rejected.  And then Jane Fear popped up.  I was hooked immediately.  I knew I had to make that character, though I honestly didn't know anything else about the character (as you may have noticed, I have since changed the spelling of the name.).  I took the idea and ran with it.

What genre does your book fall under?

Urban Fantasy

What actors would you chose to play your characters in a movie?

 Honestly, this is probably the hardest question on here, as I don't cast my characters before I write the book.  I prefer to imagine them exactly the way I want them, rather than equating them with a face that isn't exactly right.  But, as it's a question being asked on a challenge I've committed to doing, I suppose I'll do my best, though I guarantee nothing.

Jayne - Eriko Tamura

Dax - Chris Pine

Ashley - Brian Tee

Zane - Chris Hemsworth

Lashon - Kristen Bell

Mac - Rupert Grint

Reggie - Malin Ackerman

Jerri - Michelle Williams

Brooks - Michael Ealy

Yep, I was right, that took me longer than all the other questions I answered.  But that's my cast.  I thoroughly enjoyed casting my characters ^^

What is the one - two sentence synopsis for your book?

A conscience can make an assassin's job hell.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

I'm definitely hoping to be represented by an agency.  Not that I have anything against self publishing, and will probably self publish if the traditional route doesn't go anywhere, it's just that I don't particularly trust myself to do everything correctly.  To have a solid book that I wouldn't cringe while reading if I had bought it.  To be able to advertise it enough to make any kind of profit.  So, I would prefer to have an agent and publisher.

What else about your book will pique your readers' interest?

While assassins and werewolves have both been done, putting them together isn't something you see very often.  Add in a conscience, some sexual tension and a bit of a mystery, and I think this is a book any Urban Fantasy reader would love.

The Tags

Alright, so here are the tags.  The person who tagged me tagged three people, so I'll do the same:

B.A. Matthews
Eric Satchwill
Breeana Putroff


  1. To start off the story sounds pretty cool. Secondly I'm almost certain that you maybe addicted to the nano chat in November. Its not just you, I am as well. I also don't blame you about the "Where did the idea come from?" question as I hate that one as well, as I never remember where they come from sometimes. I can't remember how I came up with my idea for my 2009 or 2010 nano novels. I would also like to say that's quiet the cast you picked for your novel and I'm interested in reading it.

    P.S. If you need a beta I'm more than willing to look it over for you.

    1. Thanks. I'm pretty excited for it, but my motivation has been lacking as of late. Hopefully I'll get it back and keep up with my goals.

      As for beta reading, I am in fact looking for one more beta reader. I'll be done it before November (hopefully) though as a nanoer, I wouldn't expect you to read it during November. I'm expecting most of my betas to read in December. I'll let you know closer to then.

  2. Well, I guess I'll try to do this today... I'm just not sure if I should do it for the one I'm working on or the one I'm doing in November... hmmm.