Yeah, I know, I did this already but after being tagged yet again by the fabulous Suzanne Tyrpak (yeah, you know that amazing author who actually knows Blake Crouch because they are in the same writer's group?) and the wonderfully talented Cheryl Bradshaw, it just so turns out I realized I have put out three books in the last two and half months so I will talk about the other two novels that didn't get a mention.
Since I have already tagged 5 writers in my first post, I will not be tagging anymore in this one. Thanks.
1) What is the title of your next book?
The Ties That Bind Trilogy was first introduced in September of 2012. Since then, two novels have been published: Killing Time and Killing Desire.
The third and final novel, Killing Me Softly, will premiere in January of 2013.
2) Where did the idea come from for the book?
Part of the idea came from reading several Annabel Joseph books and also the whole E.L. James Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon. It started off as a thought (as ideas often do) and it went from there. All I can say is that I am very surprised and overwhelmed by how well the first novel was received so for all those fans who felt the second novel veered off course, I think they will be happy to know that the third book brings the whole trilogy full circle and since this is talking about the next best thing, the cover reveal happens in this post and is below:
3) What genre does your book fall under?
Although it has been billed as erotica, it is actually erotic romance but the main genres I have placed it under would be romantic suspense and contemporary romance.
4) What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
Aurelie Segler-DeMarche: Marion Cotillard
Rory Krieger: Cillian Murphy or Ian Somerhalder
Severin Krieger: Either Cillian Murphy or Ian Somerhalder
Tresor DeMarche: Eva Green
Astrid Schmidt: Scarlet Johansson
Nicole: Kate Winslet
Grayson: Paul Walker
Jason: Mathew McConaughey
5) What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Sometimes, you have to lose yourself in your deepest and darkest desires to find yourself and the truth.
6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Self-published by Midnight Engel Press.
7) How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
The first draft of Killing Time was written in one month and Killing Desire took six weeks.
8) What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
If I Were You, Bared to You, and of course the good old Fifty Shades of Grey. However, I think the only item my book has in common with these might be sex but the plot is nothing similar to any of the books above.
9) Who or what inspired you to write this book?
My imagination always inspires me to write a book but now that "mommy porn" is much more accepted, it made it easier for me to write this kind of book and still own it without being ashamed I'd written it. In terms of inspiration, I would look to Anne Rice. I have always admired her because she has written all types of books but at the end of the day, she's always stayed true to her art.
10) What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?
There is a genuine mystery that will be solved throughout the trilogy but despite all the smoke and mirrors, this is at the heart a very unconventional love story that allows people to watch and explore two unique and damaged individuals fall in love.
For those of you who are as visual as me, I have created a Pinterest board located HERE and dedicated to The Ties That Bind Trilogy.