Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My Next Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing blog hop has been going around for a while. This is my second time being tagged, this time by the delightful, funny, and sweet (both as a person and as an author!) Christi Barth. Her next book, A Fine Romance, is out March 11.

1. What is your working title of your next book (or story)?

I had to figure out which one I should talk about! The next book that will be released is hopefully Soulflight, so I'll talk about that.
2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
I was at a baseball game at Jacobs Field, home of the Cleveland Indians. It was one of those super-clear, sunny days, and we were high up in the stands. I just had this urge to fly out over the field, possibly because I'd recently had one of my recurring flying dreams. Then I wondered what would make someone who could fly do that in front of so many people. I mean, she'd have probably been keeping it a secret for a long time, right? So the stakes had to be massive. Since it would be my second paranormal romance, and should be connected to my first, it all came easy from there.
3. What genre does your book fall under?
Paranormal romantic adventure. There's a bad guy, and a woman who can fly, and a spy hero, and other people with extraordinary talents, all set in a very contemporary world.
4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Ugh. I can never cast my characters very well. Ellen Page could probably play Samantha, or maybe Jennifer Lawrence. Rock is like a combination of Chris Hemsworth and Channing Tatum and Alex O'Laughlin.
5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Samantha faces a difficult choice—protect herself, or her enemy's victims.
6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Soulflight is book 2 of my self-published Soul series.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I can't even remember anymore, I first wrote it so long ago. Long enough that this revision has to account for things like YouTube and Facebook that didn't exist back then! LOL
8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I humbly submit that it has the adventurous tone of Shannon Stacey's Devlin Group books with the real-world paranormality of Angie Fox's demonslayer.
9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Every author who's ever written a book that captured my attention and kept me from chores or sleep.
10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

The heroine is a librarian, and the hero's real name is quite literary. He's stunned that she guesses it within a minute. Some characters from the first book, Soul of the Dragon, play a prominent role in the story, while a few others get cameos. :)


Ava Quinn said...

Woo hoo! Sounds great, Natalie!

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Thanks, Ava!