Thursday, December 06, 2012

Blog Hop--Strange Spirits

I’m taking part in a big blog hop for The Next Big Thing, which highlights new releases and works in progress.  I was tagged by the fabulous Melissa Cutler, who writes hot contemporary and action/adventure.  Check her out for some good reads!

For this hop, I decided to have some fun with the newest release, STRANGE SPIRITS (which you can buy here!)...

10 questions:
What is your working title of your book?
STRANGE SPIRITS, which is a collection of three paranormal holiday novellas, including one from my Vampire Babylon world.  The book is actually out now!

Where did the idea come from for the book?
Nancy Holder, Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, and I wanted to put together some kick-ass paranormal anthologies, and we felt that the shorter novella format would be a good way to dip our toes back into the old worlds we’ve created as well as new ones. 

What genre does your book fall under?
Paranormal action/adventure.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I’ve always pictured Summer Glau as Dawn Madison.  Since Dawn is older now in these novellas, Summer’s still my gal.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your novella?
A mysterious entity stalks a monster hunter on Dawn Madison’s team, and they’re about to learn that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
This one is digitally self-published.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Since this is a shorter novella with about 30,000 words, this took under a month.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
UNDEAD FORA DAY, our first novella collection.  But UNDEAD centered around Samhain instead of the holidays.  (If you want to buy, it’s on sale for 99cents here!)

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
After my Vampire Babylon series ended in print form, a couple years passed.  Then the digital revolution really started happening, and since I really wanted to continue with the VB world, I jumped at the chance to continue it in this format.

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
Action, adventure, Christmas, high emotion, love, death, spirits, cat-and-mouse chases... There’s a lot to interest someone.  J

Stay tuned for blog posts from the writers I tagged, including


Lisa Kessler said...

I love the cover!!! :)

And I'm so glad you're continuing your series...

Lisa :)

Chris Marie Green/Crystal Green said...

Lisa! Thanks--we were happy this cover came out great, too. :) And I'm so ecstatic that self-pubbing allows authors to try new--and old--things!

Can't wait for the Facebook party next week....