Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Blog Hop

Thank you, Vicki Lucas for inviting me to join in this blog hop.

What is the title of your book?

Duty: a novel of Rhynan

Where did the idea for the book come from?

A couple of sources brought about this book. The opening line came from the winner of a contest. The premise idea came from an event in history which I can't even reference because I have forgotten the source. A army was sent over a mountain range or many be just a mountain and killed off all the men and married all the women on the other side. It was a way to establish a foothold position. Don't worry, my story is less outrageous. Some of characteristics that my characters display come from strangers, family, and friends, but the original person is so obscured I don't even remember who inspired what.

What genre does your book fall under?

Are you sure you are ready for the answer? It is a clean/sweet romance set in a non-magical fantasy world that is similar to medieval Europe. 

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

It is self-published and is officially releasing tomorrow!

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

The whole took about eight months, which is the shortest time it has ever taken me to write a novel.

Give a one-sentence synopsis of your novel: 

A woman accustomed to hardship marries a man who lives by the sword when he claims his reward for faithful service to his king, but enemies from both their pasts rise up to challenge them and the future of the nation they have sworn to protect.

What other works would compare to your story? 

Oh, this is tricky one. I am not sure. None come to mind.

Who or What inspired you to write this book? 

An opening line: "The red one is mine," he said.

What else might pique the reader’s interest?

Plenty of action, intrigue, and enemies keep the story moving. The heroine and hero are faced with choices that strain them to the depths of their characters. Which is more important, the vows of a married couple or vows of loyalty to a king? If forced to choose between turning your back on your wife or joining her in death, what would you do?

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