Tag! I’m it!
I’ve been tagged by the fabulous author, Vicki Hinze, to join the ever-popular, Next Big Thing blog hop.
What is a blog hop? Basically, it’s a way for readers to
discover authors new to them. I hope you'll find new-to-you authors whose works
you enjoy. On this stop on the blog hop, you'll find information on me and one
of my newest books and links
to five other authors you can explore!
My gratitude to fellow author Vicki Hinze for inviting me to participate in this event.
You can click the following links to learn more about Vicki and her books.
In this blog hop, my fellow
authors, in their respective blogs, and I have answered ten
questions about our book or work-in-progress (giving you a sneak peek). We've
also included some behind-the-scenes information about how and why we write
what we write--the characters, inspirations, plotting and other choices we
make. I hope you enjoy it.
Here is my Next Big Thing:
1. What is the
working title of your book?
My newest story is a contemporary romance with the working
title, Playboy Doctor. It’s due for
release Spring 2013 and is Book Three in my Heartthrob Heroes series, so be on the lookout for it!
Here's Book Two
(Late January 2013)
Here's Book One
(Early January 2013)
2. Where did the
idea come from for the book?
I’ve always had an interest in medical stories and wanted to
write a medical romance for, like, ever.
Who wouldn’t, with doctor-characters like McDreamy and McSteamy running around?
Maybe it’s the handsome, dashing heroes that I love, but the time had come to
write a medical romance of my own.
3: What genre does
your book come under?
Contemporary romance. Also, medical romance.
4: Which actors
would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
For Dr. Shayne Edwards, I’d have the actor, James Scott. He
plays the edgy character, EJ Wells, on All
My Children. Dr. Shayne Edwards
is confident, cool and dangerous on the outside, but deep down, he’s a hot
mess. Love that! For Willow, the RN
who keeps him on his toes, Kaley Cuoco fits the bill; she plays Penny on Big Bang Theory. Willow tries to keep
her cool around the handsome doctor, but when she speaks up, she often blows Shayne’s
5. What is the
one-sentence synopsis of your book?
When the handsome Dr. Shayne Edwards appears in a tuxedo in
the ER, needing help with an abandoned baby, nurse Willow Brady’s life will
never be the same.
6. Is your book
self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by
I’ve been published by three New York publishers and have
also independently published my work. Playboy
Doctor is a bit unusual in that it’s a blending of the two. It’s part of my
Heartthrob Heroes series produced by
eBookDiscovery, an online distributor/publisher
that takes on special projects by established authors. I am thrilled to be
working with them. It’s like getting the best of both worlds.
7. How long did it
take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Four months. I took my time with this story due to the
medical research. But since my friends consist of authors and nurses, I didn’t
have to go far for my research.
8. What other
books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Any medical romance by Janice Lynn, Lynne Marshall, or Marion Lennox. Their
stories are emotionally compelling, with larger than life--and often tortured--heroes,
intelligent heroines, and heart-pulsing romance.
9. Who or what
inspired you to write this book?
I'm constantly inspired, so there was no one thing. But I’d started out as a nursing major in college before switching
to English. That’s how I ended up with a Bachelor’s Degree in English with a Minor
in Biology. Today, I enjoy occasionally writing short stories, articles and
blog posts with a slant on health, wellness, fitness and nutrition. For my next
big thing, Playboy Doctor, I knew women who had difficulties
conceiving babies and so I wrote this to let women know they are not alone.
What else about your book might pique the
Besides the very sexy hero?
After all, the series is called, Heartthrob Heroes! Let’s see, a baby’s life is on the line. The baby draws out deep
emotions for Shayne and Willow. Shayne and Willow both have painful secrets
they keep close to their hearts. Will they be able to open up to each other if it means risking their hearts?
Thank you for letting me share
The Next Big Thing with you today!
Below you will find authors who will be joining me on The
Next Big Thing blog hop next Wednesday. Do be sure to bookmark and add them to
your calendar for updates on their projects and new releases! Happy
writing and reading!