1.30.2013

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop - Again - Week 32



Welcome to the NEXT BIG THING Blog Hop. What is a blog hop? It’s a way for readers to discover authors new to them. I hope you'll find new-to-you authors whose works you enjoy. On this stop on the blog hop, you'll find a bit of information on me and one of my books and links to five other authors you can explore!


Crisis of Identity just released from 5 Prince Publishing. Here is the blurb...


Tess Copeland is an operator. Her motto? Necessity is the mother of a good a con. When Hurricane Irving slams into the Texas Gulf coast, Tess seizes the opportunity to escape her past by hijacking a dead woman’s life, but Shelby Coleman’s was the wrong identity to steal. And the cop that trails her? He’s a U.S. Marshall with the Fugitive Task Force for the northern district of Illinois. Tess left Chicago because the criminal justice system gave her no choice. Now she’s on the run from ghosts of misdeeds past—both hers and Shelby’s.

Enter Trevor Smith, a pseudo-cowboy from Houston, Texas, with good looks, a quick tongue, and testosterone poisoning. Will Tess succumb to his questionable charms and become his damsel in distress? She doesn’t have to faint at his feet—she’s capable of handling just about anything. But will she choose to let Trevor be the man? When Tess kidnaps her niece, her life changes. She must make some hard decisions. Does she trust the lawman that promises her redemption, or does she trust the cowboy that promises her nothing but himself?




Crisis of Identity is available at 5 Prince PublishingAmazonitunesSmashwordsBarnes & Noble, and in Print from Createspace.




I'd like to express my gratitude to fellow author, Christine Steendam, for inviting me to participate in this event. You can click the following links to learn more about Christine Steendam and her books.

Christine's blog: Caffeine & Contemplation- 
chrissteen.wordpress.com
Christine's Facebook: facebook.com/authorchristine.s
Christine's Twitter: @chrissteen1991




In this blog hop, my fellow authors and I, in our respective blogs, have answered ten questions about our current book or work-in-progress (giving you a sneak peek). We've also included some behind-the-scenes information about how and why we write what we write--the characters, inspirations, plotting, and other choices we make. I hope you enjoy it!

Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts and questions. Here is my Next Big Thing!

1: What is the working title of your book?

Crisis of Identity

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

I was listening to a news story about a hurricane that was about to hit the Texas Gulf coast near Galveston, and the reporter stated the local authorities were asking residents to write their social security numbers on their arms in permanent marker if they decided to stay rather than evacuate. So I asked a "what if" question? What if someone used the chaos after a hurricane to switch identities with someone who died in the storm?

3: What genre does your book come under?

Romance suspense with humorous bite

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

I see young Sissy Spacek for Tess, a young Tommy Lee Jones for Trevor, and David Boreanaz as Jake.

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

When Hurricane Irving slams into the Texas Gulf coast, Tess seizes the opportunity to escape her past by hijacking a dead woman’s life, but Shelby Coleman’s was the wrong identity to steal. 




6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?

Crisis of Identity was just released by an independent publisher, 5 Prince Publishing.

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

Probably a couple of weeks, but I have edited the story so many times since I finished the first draft, the total time would probably amount to months.

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

Well there are plenty of quirky books about con artists, but I don't think any in the romance suspense genre actually involved dead bodies, identity switches, and hurricanes!

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

My inspiration came from the events surrounding Hurricane Ike.

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

My heroine is no damsel in distress. She can handle just about anything. But in the end, it's her desire to protect her sister's baby that causes her to define the kind of woman she truly wants to be.

Below you will find authors who will be joining me virtually, via blog, next Wednesday. Please be sure to bookmark their sites, and add them to your calendars for updates on their upcoming books! Happy Writing and Reading!



3. Liberty Blake at www.libertysspells.blogspot.com

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1 comment:

  1. looks great! I can't wait to read it (although the hurricane part and me may not go so well together right now - ugh Sandy)

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