Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Next Big Thing!

Thanks to Lorrie Struiff for tagging me in this fun hop!

What is the working title of your book?
Death Is A Bitch

Where did the idea come from for the book?
Good question! I was in the shower at the time, and the title just popped into my head. Love those inopportune writing moments, lol. I scrambled for a pen and paper, because ideas started to flow faster than the shower!

What genre does your book fall under?
It's tough to categorize, but if I had to choose, then either urban fantasy or dark paranormal. The story has a lot of action and adventure, some thrills and laughs, and the immortals are not like those you've seen portrayed before.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Easy peasy! I worked this out long ago.:)

Death. The word conjures quite a few negative images, doesn't it? Well, why? Why shouldn't Death be a gorgeous babe in gold stilettos? Intelligent and sensitive, she has a work ethic to match the relentless task of harvesting souls. Trouble is, it wreaks havoc on her personal existence.

Since I began writing this story, Claudia Black was always Death. She can portray a strong and strong-willed female, a warrior-goddess who, if crossed, will yes - become a bitch. One you don't want to cross.

Azrael, Patron Angel of the Dying and the Dead, oversees all those associated with the process of dying, from funeral home workers to grief counselors to pallbearers and yes, the grieving people left behind.

I imagined him as somewhat shy, adorable but awkward with females. Especially Death, on whom he's had an eternal crush. :)

Paul Walker makes a wonderful Azrael.

You can see the full cast of characters here. Wish I could see them play the characters in a real movie!

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Some say Death’s a bitch, but only when she has to be.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Decadent Publishing released it in August.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
This one was spread out over about a year, and took about another eight months to revise after critiques.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Ugh, I hate comparisons. I like to think Death is unique! :)

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I was lucky with this one. The title came to me in that offhand way, and I immediately imagined Death as a kickass heroine, a female with great integrity and strong work ethic, but also a female you would have fun with just hanging at The Nethers (the inter-realm bar).

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
The characters are all against stereotype, and each one is unique. The worldbuilding (or other-worldbuilding, lol) was a challenge but I loved creating it. And yeah, only readers who love a to-die-for angel hero, a handsome and devilish demon and a strong heroine should read it. :)

1 comment:

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Love your cast of characters. I forgot about Claudia Black. She's a real presence.