The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

hedgehogdelightcrop There’s this cool blog hop dubbed the Next Big Thing, in which an author answers ten questions about their book — either a work in progress or an upcoming release — and tags five other authors who talk about their own books the next week, link back to the author who tagged them and tag five new authors. And so it goes, unto the end of days, presumably. Pretty awesome, in the full and actual meaning of the word. Also in the more modern sense, because hey, new book discoveries, right? Who knows what might end up being the next Harry Potter-style hit? Thus the hop’s name. I was tagged by one of my besties who just happens to be one of my favorite authors, Miss Ally Blue, the Popess of Angst, who blogged about her wonderful novel, Hell’s End. So, now it’s my turn? Lets see what I can do!1: What is the working title of your book?

Hedgehog’s Delight. Well, technically, Wolf Creek 3: Hedgehog’s Delight.

2: Where did the idea come from for the book?

It came from the weird, wacky headspace that is my brain. How else can I explain a hedgehog shifter mating with a werewolf? No, actually, as most of my stories these days it was a dare. I had made a throwaway comment in Wolf Creek 2: Duck Fart after my human met a duck shifter about “what’s next? A hedgehog?” One of my crit partners read it and said “so, when’s the hedgehog getting his story?” They know me so well!

3: What genre does your book fall under?

Let’s call it paranormal romance

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

I can never imagine characters for my books. I have the hardest time imagining it, and it doesn’t help that my hedgehog makes things difficult anyway with his hedghoggy hair and whatnot. Hmmm…. If I absolutely had to choose two actors, lets say that my werewolf bartender Rick could be played by a shaggy-haired Sean Bean. He’s tough, rugged and can pull off slightly menacing and loveable goofball at the same time. For the hedgehog shifter, Ethan, I’m going to pick Daniel Radcliffe. He’s short, cute and hopelessly endearing. I just want to pinch his cheeks, but he also has a serious, quiet side.

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Trouble abounds when an Alpha werewolf finds himself mated to a prickly little hedgehog with attitude.

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

This one will be self-published and I have the best cover for it from the wonderful PL Nunn!

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

Well, I’m not technically finished yet! But, considering it is a shorter novella, it’s been less than a month if you count actual writing time.

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

Well, it’s definitely like the first two Wolf Creek books. Does that count? Lol!

9: Who or What inspired you to write this book?

My crit partners for sure, but also all the wonderful readers who have responded so positively to the first two Wolf Creek books. How could I not write another?

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

Hedgehog. Shapeshifter. With real spines instead of hair. What else do I really have to say? Lol! Anyone who’s read me before knows that there will be humor and weirdness abounding inside this one. Plus, a few scenes of hot, sexy goodness.

And that’s my book! I’m having a blast writing it, and hope readers like it just as much as I do!