The Next Big Thing

I was tagged by JK Coi -- who posted her Next Big Thing here.  

The book I’m discussing today is my new release, Finders Keepers.

Where did you get the idea for the book? 

I dreamed it. Literally. I woke up with the first three chapters in my head and thought, “Yeah. That’ll work.”

What genre does your book fall under?

Well, my publisher has it listed as:  Mystery &  Suspense, Science Fiction & Space Opera, Menage &  Polyamory. Honestly, I think of it as a bio-punk holiday story.

What actors would you want to play your characters in a movie rendition? 

Oh, that’s always hard.  And I know there are readers who are going to read this and think, “that’s not how I’d pictured them at all!” I think the artist captured Sally perfectly on my cover, but I suppose Renee Felice Smith would be good in the role. And I’d pick Eric Christian Olsen for Caleb (he might have to get a little ripped for the part. Just sayin. Caleb is bionic, after all!) Then for Aldo, someone like Shemar Moore from Criminal Minds.

Give a one-sentence synopsis of your book. 

I think the title pretty much says it all, actually. It’s about three people (who have each lost someone dear) finding what’s important to them and working like hell to keep it.

Will your book be self-published?

No.  It’s available through Loose Id

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

I think it was two months. Fastest I’ve ever written a book. The deadline was killer though.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

See above.  I guess I might have eaten something spicy the night before I dreamed it up, but I really don’t remember what it was.  I guess in part you could say I was inspired by my experience being part of last year’s “A Clockwork Christmas” antho (from Carina Press). I had so much fun with that, and this story seemed perfect for this year’s sci-fi Christmas anthology. Unfortunately, it grew too long for that.

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?

You mean aside from the sexy ménage part and the gorgeous cover? *grin* I do think the characters are one of the most compelling parts of the book. They need each other. They balance each other out. And they’re snarky and sarcastic and were so fun to write.

Sometimes finding what you want is the easy part.

Caleb is a bionic soldier with little-to-no memory of his past. He's seeking the truth about himself and those missing memories.

Aldo's an undercover cop who just might have the answers to Caleb's questions. But if Caleb's the man Aldo thinks he is, how can he let him get away a second time?

Then there's Sally; she's an ER physician who used to be married to Aldo's late partner, Davis. Sally's not dealing with widowhood very well. In fact, it's getting harder, every day, just to find a reason to keep getting out of bed. If the truth about the men's shared past comes to light, she could lose them both. Along with her last, best reason to go on living.

This holiday season, chance will bring them together and give them an opportunity to help one another find what they each want most. But every gift comes with a price. And keeping what they've found once they've found it? Yeah, that's gonna be the hard part. 

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Elf2060 said...

Looks like a fun read (and your blog looks very festive with the decorations and snow!). Congrats and good luck with the release.

Anonymous said...

Great excerpt, loved the one from the scavenger hunt. this is one hot book. The cover doesn't necessarily give away what's inside. A hyped up ex-soldier, Adonis for a partner and a blond bomber for a doctor what a combo.:) Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Mannouchka said...

Woo I went to your different blog woo very well made I wish you good luck for your new release
Have a nice Friday and Happy holiday with all your family
Happy New year for 2013

mcv said...

The book sounds like a lot of fun!