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Next Big Thing

THE NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP

Welcome to this blog hop.

What is a blog hop? Basically, it’s a way that readers can discover new authors, because with bookstores closing, we need to find a way to introduce readers to authors they may not see in their local bookstore.

Here you have the chance to find many new authors. Here you’ll find information about me, what I’m working on now: The Éire’s Viking Trilogy.

I’d like to thank fellow authors JENNIFER M. BARRY and MELISSA FOX for tagging me to participate. Click the link below to find out about their latest story FINAL SCORE

http://www.jennifermbarry.com

In this particular hop, I and my fellow authors, in their respective blogs, have answered ten questions where you get to learn about our current work(s) in progress as well as some insights into our process, from characters and inspirations to plotting and cover decisions. I hope you enjoy it!

Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts and questions. Here is my

Next Big Thing!

1: What is the working title of your book?  Éire’s Viking.  This is the second book in my Éire’s Viking Trilogy.

2: Where did the idea come from for the book? History. When the Norse invaded Ireland, they intended to bring their way of life to the Green Island. Instead, they married local girls and converted to Christianity.  Éire’s Viking is that story as seen in one fictional relationship in 9th Century Ireland.

3: What genre does your book come under? Historical Romance

possaislinn4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Oh my. I’m going to refrain from answering to avoid any spoilers from book one for an actor (isn’t that a spoiler already?) but the heroine could be played by Alexandra Daddario

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? A man who wants to marry and continue his bloodline pursues a woman who wants his heart, not just his protection.

6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?  Éire’s Viking will be published by The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House. I don’t have an agent, alas.

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? Nine months. Of course, during that time, I edited two other full-length manuscripts for publication, wrote a short story for publication, and engaged in promotional work during the release for the first book in this trilogy.  It’s kind of like having a baby – lots of stuff going on that isn’t directly related to gestation.

picture-maker-novel-penina-keen-spinka-hardcover-cover-art8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Perhaps Dream Weaver or Picture Maker by Penina Keen Spinka.

9: Who or what inspired you to write this book? History. 🙂 My sister was also great in reminding me that I could do this one.

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? My hero is a hot warrior, passionate but self-controlled. He’s got goals and ambition. He respects my heroine entirely. The heroine is strong, smart, occasionally sassy, and holds out for what she wants, even when doing so is frustrating to her and to the hero.

Below you will find an author who will be joining me by blog, next Wednesday. Do be sure to bookmark and add them to your calendars for updates on WIPs and New Releases! Happy Writing and Reading!

SUZY DUFFY, author of
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