Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tagged and writing

There's apparently this blog hop going around where you're tagged by a (so-called *G*) writing friend to continue the hop. I've been tagged by Susan Macatee AND C. Margery Kempe.

What is the working title of your book?
Improper Conduct
Where did the idea come from for the book?

Police procedural + hot monkey sex + a desire to write something different = a story I didn't intend to write but am enjoying!

What genre does your book fall under?
Contemporary romantic suspense
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Oh, good one. Let me think on that...oh, I know. Daniel Craig and Rachel Weiss. They look hot together, their chemistry sizzles, and frankly I think if there's another Daniel Craig James Bond, she'd make an excellent Bond girl (woman).
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
When her new captain takes a seductive interest in her, Detective Jules Marshall can't resist despite her ongoing investigation.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Self-published. It's an odd work-count and frankly submitting to agents/publishers sucks the energy from you. So I'll have it professionally edited with a kicking cover and then professionally converted.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Still working on that! As you can see by the sidebar, I'm not even to the 25% mark. 11% specifically, but I have other projects I'm working on and want to be able to devote the time and energy necessary to make this story really rock. I hope to have it finished by the spring.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Suzanne Brockman when she was good? Her earlier books I'd say, not the works she has out now. Really liked her earlier works. Hmm, it's been so long since I've read a romantic suspense I can't think.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I don't know that anyone one thing or person inspired me, I wanted to restart my writing in something different than the istorical paranromal I'd aleady published and decided a contemporary, hot and sexy, suspense was the way to go.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
  • It was originally supposed to be a lot heavier on the sex but the plot got away from me. I plan on making it just as hot and sexy as I can, but still focus on the plot.
  • The 11% finished is the second time I've written those words, the first didn't quite work.
  • I did the cover. :)
Who I tagged for December 5:

Yes...just one. It's getting harder and harder to find authors who haven't already been tagged


Nicole McCaffrey said...

LOL I had the same problem, Isabel!

This sounds like a great story and I can't wait until it's finished so I can read it.



Susan Macatee said...

This sounds like an interesting diversion in genre for you, Isabel. I want to come up with a contemporary plot after I finish my latest historical. After time travel and historical, romantic suspense is the genre I enjoy reading.

Looking forward to your new book.

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