Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Next Big Blog Hop

Hey all!

The very cool Crystal Collier has tagged me next in The Next Big Blog Hop. Apparently I'm adored in the virtual realm! *score!*

Sorry, I'm a little late in posting. I was drowning in critiques! Plus it took me awhile to find people that look like my characters :)

What is the working title of your book?

So whenever I start a book I have a very bad tendency of just calling the book by the name of a character. So far I call this one Jake after our sexy love interest.

But I've been toying with the title BLINDED

Where did the idea come from for the book?

Honestly, this is a book I started in high school. And it just sort of came to me. I think at the lunch table? We had a whole lot of the stereotypical groups and I dunno. I really wanted to write about a rocker girl who could sing.

What genre does your book fall under?

YA Contemporary Romance

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

Honestly, for Adri I just couldn't decide so it's between Naomi Scott who was in Terranova or Danielle Campbell who I've read was discovered in a Chicago hair salon. She does have nice hair lol.

Danielle Campbell as Adri--still I wonder if she may be too young

Naomi Scott as Adrienne AKA Adri

Xavier Samuel can totally rock the leather jacket and, well, that's Jake's forte. He also looks good in shades and considering Jake wears shades ALL the time. It'll work :)

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Mine is SO not there yet so here's one I came up with on the fly like year. Granted the wording about Adri may be a little strong but ehh, it's rough for now :)

Seventeen-year-old Adri is a selfish slut and she knows it. Guys flock to her, they always have. Except when she meets Jake. Even having her cleavage right under his nose doesn’t pique his interest. Thing is, Jake is blind. He also happens to be one of the most infuriating and sarcastic men Adri has ever met. She sets out to prove that she can “get” Jake, except she never thought she’d actually fall in love with the jerk or care about his rock star dreams. But when these dreams may become a reality Adri makes her first unselfish decision ever. She’s pregnant and Jake will never know.

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


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

Um...yeah still working on it. Hoping to have it done by the end of this year. (Considering I'm balancing school and three internships I don't feel too bad about  it) I started this in high school but decided to stop and writer 2 and a half books in between it so not too bad.

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

It probably runs in the same vein as the TV show, Life Unexpected.

In terms of books think Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Honestly, in high school you come to know people that embody some of these characteristics. Haven't you always wondered what the girls without inhibitions felt?

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?

Adri isn't your usual girl. She's not going to be that shy girl who turns into a swan at the end of the book. She's going to be real. Confident and secretly scared out of her wits. She's got her own issues and Jake, well, he's got some secrets and a good heart. This is going to be a romance unlike any other. It'll also have crossover appeal considering it's definitely for older teens. And yeah, it'll probably be a banned book.

Alright, that's all from me. So now I must tag 5 people!

Alright boys & girls. So what are your projects about?




Stina Lindenblatt said...

You had me sold when you compared it to Pushing The Limits. I LOVE that book!!!! :D

K.S. Pendergrass said...

Seems interesting - love characters that don't fit the sterotypical mold. =)

Larissa said...

Yay! Thanks, Liz! Loved hearing about your book, even though I have a bit of an inside scoop. ;)

I may need a reminder to post mine...crazy days lately!

Kelly Hashway said...

Sounds pretty awesome. :)

Lexa Cain said...

I loved all the details and the pictures were great -- really helped me understand the type of book/characters you're going for. I hope school's going great for you! (Sorry I'm so late posting.)