THE NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP

Lookit me, meme-ing… And yes, I totes copied and pasted, because I am technically out of town right now (it’s complicated), and net access is limited. Meh. 🙂

 

There are the books everyone has heard about: Twilight, Hunger Games, Fifty Shades of Gray. But there are soooo many more books out there just waiting to be discovered. And that’s what this blog hop is all about.

This blog hop is like a game of tag. One author posts and tags a few other authors who link back to their website the next week and tag five new authors. If you follow the blog hop long enough, you’re bound to find some books you’ll love! Maybe you’ll even discover a book that ends up being the next big thing.

 

1: What is the title of your book? The one I am working on at the moment – one that I actually hope to make available by the end of the year – is Marked.

2: Where did the idea come from for the book? A lot of my favourite works-in-progress have stemmed from dreams, but Marked is a notable exception. It started with a phrase – the hunter and the hunted (which was originally the title) – and a concept – tigers as gods of the people. I think, reading the original notes document, that it was possibly also a documentary that I watched about tigers.

3: What genre does your book fall under? Fantasy, I suppose. The characters are sentient tigers, and there is a little magic involved 🙂

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? …Any who were furry and orange and striped? O:) This would probably have to be CGI if it were made into a film 😉

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? A tiger guard is driven by starvation to defy his religion’s greatest commandment and eat a human, sparking war between the species and driving him into a destructive spiral of guilt.

6: Who is your publisher? Unpublished as yet.

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? Sept ’09 to Feb ’10, off and on. This is possibly the point to mention that it’s a novella, about 25,000 words, not a novel 😉

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? …You know, I honestly don’t know of anything else like this! If anyone does, I’d love to hear about it 🙂

9: Who or What inspired you to write this book? Oddly enough, the main character. Once I had the idea of a tiger who was charged by his god with guarding humanity, driven by hunger to eat a human, I knew I had to write the story for his sake. It sounds silly, I know, but poor Avinash is so broken over the resulting war and the destruction of his tribe, I wanted to write the story to show him that no one is beyond redemption – no matter what great evil we may do, there is always hope if we want it.

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Tigers! Magic! Interspecies relationships! Telepathy! Death in stone jungle temples! Guilt! Despair! More death and fighting! MORE TIGERS! Crazy twisted, deeply disturbed characters (well, one at least)! A happy ending! Marked: coming soon to an estore near you 😀

 

And now I’m supposed to nominate someone to pass this on to, but I’m not really into tagging people with memes, so instead, leave a link in the comments if you decide to complete the meme! 🙂

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