The Next Big Blog Tour–Tag, I’m It!

The Next Big Blog Tour has come my way thanks to the fabulous Abigail Sharpe of Grand Central Forever Yours.   Thanks Abby for including me. 🙂

1)  What is the working title of your next book?

That’s a fabulous question. I’d hoped by the time this blog went to post to have an answer, unfortunately that didn’t happen. The book’s written and slated for release next year, but the title keeps a-changin’.  So check back in the next few weeks to learn the title. 😉

2)  Where did the idea come from for the book?

At college, we had Pimp and Ho costume parties, I always wondered what would happen if someone dressed as a hooker bumped into a real policeman…and the story was born from there.

3)  What genre does your book fall under?

Paranormal romance. 

4)  What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

Good question. I have to think about that one. My hero is part Greek, hot, huge, and handsome. My heroine is a redhead, with a fair complexion, emerald green eyes, and sexy. While the hero and heroine are clear in my mind, I have no idea who in Hollywood would fit their descriptions.

5)  What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

A reluctant psychic and a skeptical cop must join forces to solve a jewelry heist mystery while dodging dead bodies and annoying ghosts.

6)  Who is publishing your book?

Berkley Sensation, Penguin in the spring of 2014.

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

About six months for the first draft.

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

I’m not sure. I hate to compare myself or my books to anyone else.

But I can say that I’m heavily influenced by the humor of Lynsay Sands, the mix of paranormal with every day life of Sherrilyn Kenyon, the deep POV of  Suzanne Brockmann, the back story of Virginia Kantra, and the element of suspense by the late, great Beverly Barton.

9)  Who or what inspired you to write this book?

My mom and sister both had cancer, so I wanted to write something fun. I wrote the first three chapters and showed them to my critique partner. She’d read the opening and told me I had to finish it because she had to know how it ended.

10)  What else about the book might pique the readers’ interests?

There’s a cop who was a teen father. A psychic who spent part of her youth in the foster care system. A ghost on a mission. A killer on the loose. And a quarter of a million dollars in missing diamonds. This story has it all: humor, suspense and a psychic love-connection.

I’m tagging Tara Kingston who writes Smart, Sexy Romance with an Adventurous Soul and KC Klein who writes Romance with an Edge to tell us about their latest releases. Check out their blogs next Wednesday and fall in love with their writing, like I did.

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