Blog Hop Mission Not Too Impossible

Today, I, along with some of my friends, are hopping from blog to blog. We're showing you what we've just completed or are currently working on. So, come along for the ride!

1. What is the title of your book?

Starlight



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

Several things. I had two characters kicking around in my head. They wanted a story, but I had never come up with something worthy of them. However, the recent political season, where things really heated up in my county, gave me an idea for supporting characters, but I still needed a hook, a reason to bring these characters to life. Then it hit me - a house that looked like the perfect combination of historical beauty from a distance combined with obvious decay and rot up close. A man who wants to get even for old issues. A woman determined to control everything, even to the point where she protects a criminal.

 
 
3. What is the genre of your book?
 
Romantic Suspense
 
4. What actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
 
Jayme Patterson is a strong woman kicked in the teeth by a tragedy, the apparent suicide of her teenage daughter. She's licking her wounds and the guilt she feels for not telling her daughter's father about the child. Then she discovers a way to prove her daughter didn't commit suicide, and tell the daddy without losing him a second time. Maggie Gyllenhaal would make a great Jayme - vulnerable but also strong.
 
 
 
Brad Patterson is a deputy, the youngest second in command of the local sheriff's department. He hides the pain he feels for the loss of a child he loved like his own and losing the woman he loves. One thing betrays Brad's emotions - a great driver, he always ditches his vehicle now during a snowstorm. Paul Walker has not only the looks, but also the inner strength to play Brad.
 

 
 
5. Provide a one-sentence synopsis of your book.
 
Tragedy separates them - a search for answers reunites them and reignites their passion.
 
 



 
6. Will your book be self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?
 
I hope to have Starlight picked up by a small publisher.
 
7. How long did it take you to write your first draft of your manuscript?
 
Starlight came to me almost complete, but holidays and a nasty case of the flu sidelined this story. It took a month to finish the first draft.
 
8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
 
Two come to mind with many of the same elements as Starlight: Kidnapped by Suzanne Ferrell and Wait for Me by Elisabeth Naughton.
 
9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
 
Vanilla Hearts Publishing had a call for submissions right as the story came together. I don't think it was any one thing in particular, but a series of events that brought out this book, and a desire to return to writing romantic suspense.
 
 

 
10. What else about this book might pique the reader's interest?
 
Brad and Jayme face the worst any couple can, but they overcome their sorrow to stop the same tragedy from happening a second time.
 
Now comes the fun part. Hop on over to these blogs, friends of mine who also have an exciting new project to talk about:
 
 
 
 

Comments

Kay LaLone said…
Kathi,

This story sounds interesting. Can't wait to read it.
Donna Alice said…
Sounds great!! Can't wait to read it, Kathi.