THE NEXT BIG THING…who, me?

the-next-big-thingWelcome everyone to my blog post for The Next Big Thing Hop, the traveling blog that asks authors who they consider the NEXT BIG THING, and then has them pass along the questions for those authors to answer in their blogs.

I’m honored to have been picked last week by Nia Trevisa as her choice for the Next Big Thing.

Here is my Next Big Thing Post!

1: What is the working title of your book?

The God Killers
2: Where did the idea come from for the book?

I was studying art and art history at a local university and decided that it would be cool to have an art gallery owner who recovered stolen artwork on the side. It then morphed into an Urban Fantasy because of my love for the genre.
3: What genre does your book come under?

Urban Fantasy
4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I would probably cast the actress Paula Patton to play Ivory Blaque, my protagonist, Matthew McConaughey as Johnny Philcher my antagonist, The Rock as Malik Tokugawa the love interest and Shemar Moore as Antoine Valentine, the foil.
5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Former art thief turned art gallery owner/art recovery professional gets caught in the middle of a secret Cold War between humans and vampires after obtaining mystically enhanced Civil War pistols and learns about her own past as a former lover threatens to kill her, while new suitors actively vie for her attention.
6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?

The God Killers is the first in a series of books featuring Ivory Blaque being published by Seventh Star Press with a tentative release of summer 2013.
7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

1.5 years
8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

None, as it is unique in its characters and situations in my opinion.
9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?

The gift of storytelling I received from God and my wife and kids.
10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

The novel contains horror, mystery, action/adventure and romance, features a female protagonist living in Chicago, and the story/series deals with classic and non-contemporary urban fantasy creatures as well as mythological beings and urban legends.

Below are the links to the next chain of authors, who will be posting next Wednesday. Be sure to bookmark their sites and add their new releases to your calendars. Happy Writing and Reading!

1. Urban Fantasy/Horror author: James Lee Nathan III

2. Poet and Literary fiction author: Kimberly Reed

3. Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi author: Paul West

4. Sword & Soul/Steamfunk & Epic Fantasy author: Balogun Ojetade

5. Sword & Soul/Steamfunk and Sci-Fi author: Valjeanne Jeffers

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