We are blog hopping our way through some new reads, and it’s a great way to be introduced to some wonderful authors you might not know. Follow us on the hop and you’ll be introduced to some exciting writers and their works in progress. Below, you will be able to learn a little bit about me and the authors who follow me in Week 18. Be sure to check them all out. They are fabulous authors and I’m delighted to brag about them!
Special thanks to author Eri Nelson at http://www.dearharts.com for asking me to participate. Eri is a nontraditional indie author who manages all areas of her fiction, fantasy, paranormal, action, adventure and sometimes-erotic writing.
Ten Interview Questions for Madeline Sloane, “The Next Big Thing”
Q: What is the working title of your book?
A: My new book, a work in progress, is “Incandescent.”
Q: Where did the idea come from for the book?
A: The idea came after a friend corresponded with me about a tragic story. As I read her letter, I couldn’t help but think it would be an excellent premise for a suspense novel. The least I could do was give the heroine a happy ending, which I guarantee with all of my books.
Q: What genre does your book fall under?
A: Contemporary romance.
Q: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
A: I envision Kate Beckinsale and a younger Rufus Sewell as the main characters. Ewan McGregor is the villain.
Q: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A: Anguished after her roommate dies in a fire, Anna Johnson sparks the interest of Inspector Aaron Tahir, an arrogant man with a dark past who believes an arsonist is loose in the quiet town of Eaton.
Q: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
A: Self published.
Q: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
A: I’ve been making notes and writing scenes for several years, but have dusted it off and been working diligently for the past three months to complete it.
Q: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
A: Hmmm, that’s a difficult question to answer honestly. How do I balance it with a book like Nora Roberts’ “Birthright” or “The Search?” My book is a contemporary romance with thrills and danger, but I don’t want to mislead readers by saying it’s similar to something popular. Then again, I don’t want to alienate anyone by comparing it to an unpopular book. My books are purposely written to be gobbled quickly with joy and selfish abandonment, so, if I had to compare my books with anything, I’d say a bag of “Lay’s Classic Potato Chips.”
Q: Who or What inspired you to write this book?
A: As I mentioned above, my friend’s letter inspired me to write the book. I took a tragic incident in her life and developed it into a story about friendship and loss, about love and redemption.
Q: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
A: This is the first book I’ve written that includes a clear and present threat, murder and insanity. It’s my transition into a suspense writer and I’m hoping it will work. In the past, my stories have been called “sweet” and “cute,” but this story will break the pattern.
Here’s a list of my tagged blog hop authors for next week. Check out their blogs next Wednesday, October 24th, to read about their WIPs and New Releases:
Madeline Sloane's books include elements of her passions -- travel, boating, history and archaeology. The characters are generally from idyllic Eaton, a fictitious town in Pennsylvania, although most of her books feature exciting and exotic cities her heroines (and their lovers) visit during the course of their romantic journey. Travel with the women and men of Eaton as they explore the world, and themselves, in the Eaton Romance Series.
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