10 December 2012

The Next Big Thing

The super-fantastic Alison Beightol, who happens to be one of my most favoritest people EVAR, invited me to be a part of The Next Big Thing. The Next Big Thing is a blog tour in which the invited author answers a set of questions about his/her latest work, gives a shout out to the author who offered the initiation, and then tags five other authors to participate (you can see my selected authors at the end).

Are you ready? I'm totes ready.

What is the working title of your next book?

Where did the idea come from for the book?

A line from Muse's *such an appropriately named band* song "Starlight"--Let's conspire to ignite/All the souls that would die just to feel alive.

What genre does your book fall under?
Urban fantasy with some romance

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

I know she's not an actor, but Hayley from Paramore would be perfect as Duke. Bradley Cooper as Leo, Jennifer Connelly as Elle, Ed Quinn as Raphael, Alex Lundqvist as Sven

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Two Nephilim detectives must navigate Heaven's and Hell's politics to secure the Spark, the manifestation of God's power on earth, from the demons who want it and the angels who want to use it to be free.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I'm hoping for agency. Fingers are crossed as always.

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

Several months. There was a lot of research, banging my head against the wall, and yelling involved. Oh, and alcohol.

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

Throw a rock and you'll hit one with Angels, fo' sho'. Though it's YA, I'd probably say A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford is somewhat close stylistically.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Not so much inspired as...coerced. Duke started talking one day, and when she didn't stop, I had to follow where she was leading me. After Elle introduced herself in a short story I wrote for a contest (and after undergoing multiple name changes), the book took on a scope and a path I was NOT prepared for. Had to see it through to the end.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
This isn't a typical good vs. evil scenario. Not all angels are good. Not all demons are bad. Also, my Nephilim and the world they inhabit isn't typical, either. Just wait. Hopefully you'll see.

Here are the next authors I'm tagging:
Landra Graf, who's freaking awesome, and 1/3 (officially!) of my A-Team review team at Indie Books R Us
Moe Ferrara, my sunshine and my sanity
Mari Dunham, the newest 1/3 of my A-Team review team at Indies and amazing person all around
Stephanie Sauvinet, who rocks me without fail with her cyberpunk awesomeness
Liana Brooks, superhero queen and sci-fi auteur extraordinaire. 


Landra said...

No S-H-I-T! Really? Like me. I'm blushing. Seriously a big red tint happening here.

BTW Spark sounds absolutely amazing and I won't say anymore b/c people would get jealous of my beta powers too. :) Thank you lexie!

lexcade said...

XD you know I love you, Landra! I'm anxious to see your answers.

I hope you still think that about Spark after you start reading it. *Shuts mouth*