The Next Big Thing

Ever Go to The Movies To See The Previews of Coming Attractions?

Barbara Tiller Cole tagged me in The Next Big Thing. Here are my answers:

 

What is the working title of your book?

 
Dearest Bloodiest Elizabeth 

Where did the idea come from for the book?

  
This is the sequel to Pulse and Prejudice, the vampire adaptation of the Jane Austen classic, which follows the just-wed Elizabeth and Vampire Darcy through the first two years of marriage.

 

What genre does your book fall under?


Paranormal Regency Romance 

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

 
If I could, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in their youth. 




What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? 


Interview with the Vampire meets Gone With the Wind 

 

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?


The publisher of Pulse and Prejudice, Secret Cravings Publishing, has the option on the sequel. If they choose not to exercise their option, it will be published by Southern Girl Press.

 

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?


I'm STILL writing it! I have completed the first half, which is set in England, but now I have to take the story to Antebellum New Orleans for the second half.

 

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?


Hmm...I couldn't really think of any vampire Regency romances, especially when the hero and heroine are husband and wife.
I asked my daughter, and she said it reminded her of The Diaries of the Family Dracul series, particularly the first volume, Covenant with the Vampire. It's been so long since I read it, I'll have to read it again to see if I agree; but I cannot read anything for fun until I finish writing my novel! Plus, I wouldn't want it to influence my narrative. 
Who or What inspired you to write this book?

My daughter did not like how I ended Pulse and Prejudice, so I am writing a sequel to appease her.
The plot itself has been influenced by Shakespeare, Margaret Mitchell, Joy Division, and my own warped imagination. 


What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?


Whereas Pulse and Prejudice remained faithful to Austen's narrative, Dearest Bloodiest Elizabeth takes the Darcys in a much darker direction, and although they are still recognizable as Darcy and Elizabeth, their personalities mature and evolve through their experiences. As Elizabeth says in Pride and Prejudice, "People themselves alter so much that there is something new to be observed in them for ever."

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Rules of The Next Big Thing
***Use this format for your post
***Answer the ten questions about your current WIP (Work In Progress)
***Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them.
Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing:
What is the working title of your book?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Include the link of who tagged you and this explanation for the people you have tagged.




 



Comments

  1. Excellent, Colette! I'm very anxious about this sequel to P&P. I love your one-sentence synopsis! Ooooooo, can't wait! :)

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  2. Very good! I'm loving the New Orleans setting!

    Your daughter didn't like the ending to Pulse and Prejudice? hmmm....well, even though this one is darker, I'm still hoping for a happy ending! :)

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