Tuesday, 20 November 2012

The Next Big Thing

Wendy Soliman (visit her here), author of Compromising the Marquess, has invited me to take part in a blog event entitled THE NEXT BIG THING  - a series of questions and answers about what’s happening next in my writing life.

What is the title of your book?
A Matter of Propriety and Parasites. This is the second book in my Dark Matter series and since it hasn't been released yet, I'll put up the cover of book 1 since this gives you a good feel for the series



How did you come by the idea?
Well, I love reading and writing historical romance, but when it comes to TV and movies, my first love is Science Fiction, so I guess it was only a matter of time before I combined my two loves :) There's no single event that sparked the idea for this series, it was more like a conflagration of characters and stories that grew inside my head. 

I like characters that are deep, intense and conflicted, and the force driving this story is the past of my hero and heroine and how it has dominated their lives without them even being aware of it. I can't tell the big secret here without giving everything away, but if anything, my characters sparked the story because, as always, the idea started with them and the story grew with them.

What genre does your book fall under?
Steampunk romance

What is the one-sentence blurb synopsis for your book?
Propriety is even more vital when demons walk amongst us

Will your book be self-published or traditional?
I've decided to self publish the Dark Matters series. I like that this gives me the freedom to take this series exactly where I envisaged it would go from the very first word

What others books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series, which I absolutely love. Because her world is also created within the strict confines of Victorian England and because of the paranormal element

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
For the sake of propriety, our heroine, Lily, has to marry. But will she choose the dashing Scottish rogue, Greyston Adair, or the arrogant and powerful Kelan McAllister who reminds her of an avenging angel? Will the choice even be hers?

My thanks to Wendy Soliman for inviting me to take part in this blog even















2 comments:

  1. Ooooh...so Lily has a conflict between Greyston & Kelan? Can't wait for Book 2 to see what happens !! :)

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  2. This is the first time I see such a genre as steampunk romance. How does it differ from an ordinary romance? What are its main features? Thank you in advance for your response.

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