Monday, April 8, 2013

Tag - I'm It!!

I want to start by letting you all know about my post for next week because you will want to check it out. Agent Sara Megibow will be here answering some tough questions, including whether you still need an agent in today's changing marketplace. And her answers may surprise you! 


Author Ellen Booraem, author of the upcoming TEXTING THE UNDERWORLD tagged me for The Next Big Thing, a blog tour that started in Australia and has been edging its way around the world one author at a time. I'm thrilled to take my turn answering questions about my new book. Read through to the end to find out where we go next!

What is the title of your next book?

THE BINDING STONE comes out this spring, which is *bounces around room* very soon! It's the first in the DJINN series. Here's the blurb:

Tricked into slavery by the man she loved, the Djinni Leela has an eternity to regret her choices.

Awakened in the prison of her adolescent body, she finds a new master in possession of the opal that binds her. But seventeen-year-old Jered is unlike any she’s seen. His kindness makes Leela yearn to trust again, to allow herself a glimmer of hope.

Could Jered be strong enough to free her from the curse of the Binding Stone?

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I was looking at the website, which I love playing on cuz I'm weird that way, and I wanted to find something like a demon that wasn't a demon. What I found was djinn, which fascinated me. Then I researched and started filling in the blanks with my imagination.

What genre does your book fall under?

Paranormal YA. Don't run! I promise it won't be the usual girl falls for brooding vampire. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Ahem. This is -- IMHO -- original. 

What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

Cool question! Kristen Kreuk would be Leela I think. And Jered would be Alexander Ludwig. 

Who is publishing your book?

Fuzzbom Publishing. They're an uber cool new house and I love them. We've done the Journey's of Wonder anthologies together and working with them is amazing. I have lots of control, but still get all the editing, copy-editing, marketing, etc.

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

First drafts are typically quick for me. So I'd say three months to completion. It's the revisions that took years!

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

I wanted a new project that was original but still paranormal. That was my initial inspiration. Then I wanted to write from the POV of this girl that popped in my head. I went on that website above and the rest fell into place. 

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

It's action packed, with fun characters, magic and romance. What more could you want?

And now (*drum roll*), who better to tag than the talented woman who also created my beautiful book cover? Lisa Amowitz, author of Breaking Glass


  1. I love studying the djinn--they're such fascinating beings--so, needless to say, I'm absolutely intrigued by The Binding Stone! And whoa, it only took you three months to write the first draft?! I'm impressed!

  2. Can't wait to your interview with Sara. And can't wait to read your book.

  3. I can't wait for your interview with Sara, either.

    And I love the story behind yours, Lisa. The cover is just amazing. I get chills (in a good way) every time I see it.

  4. This cover looks familiar! Enjoyed learning more about the writing of your book. Here's to a great launch,

  5. I like hearing more about your book! And I wasn't sure who the publisher was, so that part is super-interesting.

  6. That cover is gorgeous! I love the colors. And I love genies (ahem). One of my early mss was about a genie named Layla. Must be something in the air. Best of luck!

  7. Love the cover. Love the story. Love Fuzzbom!!

  8. Double that - what Julie said. I always said Lisa's Djinn story would be her first book out in the world. I should have put a money bet on that. Drat! It's a truly wonderful ride.