Sunday, 24 March 2013

Tag! You're an Author and You're "IT"

You may know this game, but not played in quite this manner before. So, Tag you're the author who is now "IT". To play this game you have to share your Work in Progress (WIP) or it's a smacked bottom and straight to bed with no supper! Alexandria Szeman tagged me, and these are the rules

  • Give credit (including URL/link) to the person or Blog that caught you and who made you "IT" I was caught fair and square whilst running away.

  • Play by the rules - no pinching, kicking, spitting, Chinese burns, crying and definitely no tantrums! Which also means you must post the rules

  • You must answer 10 questions about your current WIP, no matter the genre, because possibly we may like to get to know each other a little better (to be honest it's only 9 because  as the 10th question is really only the next step)

  • List 5 other authors or Bloggers with their hiding places (URL/Links) so that they can be chased down and made "IT" so we can all go home now we've finished playing. Go in, eat supper, and check out THEIR books.

Q 1) What is the title (or working title) of you book
The Prophecy Unfolds (Dragon Queen)
Q 2) What genre(s) does your book fall under (or land near really!)  

Paranormal Romance, Erotica, Steampunk with werewolves, dragons and their riders

Q 3) What actors would you choose to play the characters in the film version of your book (should you ever, ever get that honour really)   

 OMG this was such a difficult one to answer really. So many gorgeous actors out there to play my werewolves and dragon riders too!! The heroine would be a good role for Rachelle Lefevre who played Victoria (the baddie vampire ) in Twilight. She looked good with mad red hair. The dragon rider would be a good role for Ian Somerhalder out of Vampire Diaries. The werewolves would be good roles for Alexander Skarsgard and Joe Manganiello from True Blood and finally Stephen Amell out of Arrow could play the main werewolf. OMG my mouth is watering at the mere thought of them all doing the sex scenes lol. Drooling really badly now. For the extras I think I would call upon lots of Steampunk enthusiasts (cheaper that way as they would already have the wardrobe!)

Q 4) What is the main outline for your book? (Alexandria calls it a pitch as a synopsis includes spoilers and I hate spoilers!) 

Alex is the heroine who is kidnapped from Earth by three werewolves. The werewolves are called Aston, Leon and Vanda. She then gets abducted by a Dragon Rider called Patros, and his Dragon Talos. The whole story revolves around a 200 year old prophecy.

Q 5) Will your book be Indie published, self published or represented by an agency and sold to a traditional publisher?  

Well I am still debating this as I have been approached by a Traditional Publisher who has promised no cost to myself and will promote the book and handle all the advertising for me too. But after hearing so may horror stories I may try to self publish. The jury is still out for that question. Hopefully it will be published this year sometime about June/July time.

Q 6) How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? 

A little over 6 months I would say. Although it has already changed a little following beta reading and feedback from fellow authors.

Q 7) What other books in this genre would you compare yours to?

That is a difficult one to answer as I haven't really read anything similar although there may be out there somewhere but I haven't come across them yet.

Q 8) Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Strangely enough, dreams mostly! I have dreamt vast portions of this book. on awakening I wrote down details that I could remember as best I could. Keeping a notebook at the side of the bed. They were awesome dreams btw.

Q 9) What else about the book might pique the readers attention?

The book is told in the first person, from the heroine's point of view.

Q 10) Thank goodness!! Phew I've ran as fast as I can and these are the author's I've caught (and any who don't have a Blog of their own are welcome to have a sleepover at mine and post their answers here)

Now for my five victims... erm  five other authors who will tell you about their WIP 


Yeah All my victims are now lined up like little ducks
go ducks go

Sunday, 3 March 2013

My Liebster Blog Award Blog!!

I have been nominated for the Liebster Award! Thanks to fellow author Mike Lambson for the nomination


As required by the Liebster nominee , I've posted the Liebster Award on my blog post and will provide a link back to the nominator's Blog (done!!) Next, I need to list 11 random facts about me, then answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated me.

Once that is done, I proceed to nominate 11 bloggers to follow after me, and come up with 11 new questions for them. I post everything on my blog with the hope of bringing new readers to it. (Gawd I hope so!)

Enough of that and now to 11 random facts about me. <<<roll of drums>>>
Well here we go..........

1) I love to write by hand, and always do this first, because my writing seems to flow better that way.

2) I have a Degree (Honours) and a Pg Dip too (Post Graduate Diploma at Masters Level)

3)I have two cats. Their names are Patches and Lucky.

4) I love horses, and used to own one, and have ridden since before I was five years old.
5) I go to the gym at least three times a week.

6)I can sing!! - and frequently get asked to do so!

7) I love the Greek Islands especially Corfu and Rhodes.

8) I understand more French than I speak.

9) I used to be en pointe in Ballet.

10) I can Tap Dance too (talented individual that I am)

and finally ta da..............

11) I LOVE to dance and as an added extra, I LOVE music too.

NOW to answer Mike's questions......

1) Who is the most important person in your life?

At the moment my mum, because she has ALWAYS been there for me. Also because she has recently been diagnosed with skin cancer, and is therefore constantly in my thoughts.

2) If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Well, until recently Canada would have been my response (because I have family there) but, now my answer would be Mexico (for personal reasons)

3) Are you a little crazy?

Oh, a LOT not a little I never do anything by half measures.

4) What is the worst thing you have ever done?

Well, this one is a little embarrassing to admit to really. When I was younger (teenager!) I forgot to wear knickers on a first date with a boy!!! OMG and had to go upstairs on a double decker bus. Thank goodness he didn't look up my dress or I may have got more than a peck on the cheek at the end of the date lol.

5) What is the best?

I am extremely proud of my Degree and Pg Dip.

6) Classical, rock, pop, country or Rap?

All of them really, as I have (as anyone who listens when I play at being DJ on Twitter) an eclectic taste, although Rap is at the bottom of the list.

7) What are your thoughts on Ghost Writing?

Actually, until you asked I hadn't thought about this subject. Now you have brought it up, I don't particularly agree with them in principle. Although I haven't lost any sleep about the subject either.

8) How do you eat a lollipop?

Slowly and sensually- I'd love to say but I don't like lollipops. BUT I love sucking other things :-)

9) Do you like little children?

Yes I do, but I couldn't manage a whole one thank you.

10) Where would you hide treasure?

I think that love is the greatest treasure, so I would hide it in my heart.
11) What is the most important object in your life?

That would be a pendant from my late father, and my mother. It is made of jade and gold and I think it is very beautiful. Possibly because it was a gift from my parents and due to sentiment instead of the actual object. My father had it made especially for my mother, yet they gave it to me.

Now my list of nominees (I will be adding to this list as time goes on btw)........

One last nominee is a writer but does not have his own Blog so his replies will be posted to mine
He is Nate Smith Director, Producer and Editor of the Boutique Production Company Robotic Rabbits in Australia.

Now then MY questions for MY victims that I have tagged for The Liebster Award........

1) Have you an ambition you haven't achieved yet?

2) Have you a thinking spot?

3) If so, where is it?

4) Town or Country, which do you prefer?

5) What is your favourite drink?

6) Have you a special person in your life?

7)How do you write? By hand, or straight to the computer?

8) What makes you happiest? i.e Hobby or activity?

9) Is there something about yourself that you can share, that nobody else knows?

10) What would be a special night out for you?

11) Who would be your ideal guest to share that night with?

Please check out my victims Blogs in due course

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