Special thanks to Tessa Wanton for naming ME as the Next Big Thing. Okay, not me, but Blue Moon House. I can't thank her enough for thinking of me. I really do hope Blue Moon House can catch on with readers. She was given 10 questions and the same have been given to me. In addition, I get to pick the next big thing! Well, let me tell you, S.J. Maylee has got to be one of them. She's up and coming, but definitely someone to watch. I'll direct you to D.F. Krieger as well. She's awesome for reasons more than her writing, but we can start there. My third would have to be Kimberly Gould (is that allowed? too late I did it). Never heard of her? Clean your ears! She's the Next Big Thing.
Onto the questions:
What is the working title of your book?
Blue Moon House: Scarlet Kitten
Where did the idea for the book come from?
Did I mention D.F. Krieger and how awesome she is? She read one of my early drafts for the original Blue Moon House and suggested it could/should be a series. This is thanks to her.
What genre does it fall under?
Erotica. I label it Vampire BDSM. There is menage, F/F, M/F and everything else in there as well, but the focus is on the vampires and that they are the Dominants.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I'd like Greta Garbo to play Jocelyn. Audrey Hepburn would make a lovely Sophia. And while we have the time machine, let's pick up young Sidney Poitier to play Will. It's such a large cast, I don't really want to name everyone.
What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
Curiosity doesn't kill the kitten. OR You may find answers where you least expect them.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Um, neither? I don't have an agent, but all the Blue Moon House books will be published by Naughty Nights Press.
How long did it take you to write the first draft?
Ooh, let me think...I started the first draft and then set it aside for a while. I think it was three months altogether.
What other works would you compare your story to within your genre?
I have not read nearly enough in my genre. Thus far, I haven't come across anything I'd compare it to, but I've read synopses for books that sound similar in concept (hedonistic house, BDSM retreat, etc.)
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Can I say D.F. Krieger again? LOL. It really was her idea first and then I looked at Blue Moon House again. Y'know, each of those vampires has a story. And that was it, the ship sailed. Over the next few months, I built brief stories for each based on the details included in the original story. As I write in reverse, I learn more about the stories to come, giving me a larger framework. It's been fantastic.
What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
The heroine is also the victim of a sexual attack. It's not obvious at all in the beginning, and she doesn't go to Blue Moon House because of it, but there they resolve it in a way she wasn't able to do alone. Interested? Yeah, I thought so. *smug smirk*
So, remember! The next big things are D.F. Krieger, S.J. Maylee (who has been pre-reading the prequels!) and Kimberly Gould or Kimmydonn. Check them out!
And if you would like to read some teasers from Kitten, this and this and this will take you there. :)