I have been tagged in The Next Big Thing blog hop by J.A.Rock and Madeleine Ribbon. Well, lucky this is called the Next Big Thing blog hop and not the Most Organised Thing, since I was supposed to post this on December 20. Oh well. I’ll blame night work, which is my usual fallback position.
1. What is the working title of your book?
The Good Boy. That’s actually the real title. The working title was “Insert Title Here”. It was kinda catchy, but ultimately we went with something more traditional. Like an actual title.
2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
An email brainstorming session with J.A. We started with, “Well, what do you think we should write about?” and went from there.
3. What is the genre of the book?
M/M BDSM contemporary.
4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
For Lane I'd have to go for Alex Pettyfer, before he buffed up. Look, here he is:
It's okay, you can keep looking for a while. For Derek, hmmm...I don't know. Maybe someone like Paul Rudd, but with less perfect hair. You know, when the cute boy next door gets a few miles on the clock. And J.A. totally nailed our villain -- John Hamm in evil mode.
5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?.
I’m stealing J.A.’s synopsis: Introverted college student Lane Moredock, the son of white collar criminals, learns to trust again after he’s made the victim of a revenge plot by a former investor in his parents’ company.
She doesn’t know it yet, but on the basis of that she’s also writing the blurb. Haha!
6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency/publisher?
We will be publishing through Loose Id.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
This is a scary answer. We took a month. I’ve had clothes dry slower than how long it took to write the first draft of this book. It was crazy fast. But for once the International Date Line worked in my favour. When I was sleeping, J.A. was writing, and vice versa. So I’d wake up in the morning, check my email, and there would be MORE STORY! You know those elves that come into your house at night and mend shoes? J.A. was like one of those, if they sneaked into your email and left attachments instead.
8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I totally want to compare this to J.A.'s excellent By His Rules. But only because of the theme of Dom/sub training. Except it's not really like that at all. I mean, there's training, but it's kind of different. It's more like BDSM rehab. Hmmm. I mentioned I was on night work and tired, right? I can't possibly answer this question. It took me several minutes last night to realise I was trying to put my shoes on the wrong feet.
9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
She said in her response to these questions last week that she’d be thinking about co-writing for a while. So had I, I guess, but had no idea how to go about approaching someone. So let’s call it serendipity! Mostly cos I like that word.
10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
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And now I'm linking to the wonderful Missy Welsh! Happy holidays everyone!