Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Writer Wednesday - The Next Big Thing

Today is my turn to write the Next Big Thing post. I was kindly tagged by my wonderful writing partner Tina  Moss. This is the 16th week (!) of The Next Big Thing Blog hop, designed for writers to connect with readers and reveal a little bit about their current work in progress.
So here goes...

What is the working title of your book?
The Ariana Chronicles

Where did the idea come from for the book?
I love urban fantasy as well as spy thrillers and adventure, so the idea to combine all of those floated in one day. Still have to see how it works out.

What genre does your book fall under?
Urban Fantasy

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
The heroine is of the Eurasian descent - Asian and Eastern European actually. I've been looking for pictures but haven't necessarily thought about actors. Maybe Kristin Kreuk for the heroine.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Lara Croft meets Indiana Jones with a paranormal twist. (Again, we'll see how that works out). The book is evolving as I write.

Born a powerful supernatural Tracker, Ariana must learn to control her powers while searching for a father she thought abandoned her long ago, learning to trust a sexy shifter and become part of a team on a quest to collect supernatural artifacts that can be dangerous in the wrong hands.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It will be represented by the Literary Counsel agency. 

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I'm still in the process of writing it. I started over a year ago. However, I'm also working on other projects.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I would say Ilona Andrew's Kate Daniels series but in more contemporary urban setting. I say this mostly because of how I see my heroine and the influence of mythological influences from many cultures intertwined in the story.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I was always drawn to mythology all over the world. I'm also fascinated with the Japanese and Russian cultures (my background is Russian) and exploring their mythologies is very interesting. I also love strong heroines who need  to find themselves.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
There are a number of various supernatural creatures, as well as spies. And the hero and heroine get to travel different countries.

This was fun. Thank you for letting me talk a little bit about my work.

Next week (week 17), check out The Next Big Thing from:

Alexia Chamberlynn

Nicole Zoltack

Amber Kallyn

What are you working on right now?


  1. It sounds like a fun read to me! I love the combing of genres and I hope to see more of that in the future. It has the potential to really expand a story.

    1. I agree, it's fun to mix genres, if done well :)

  2. Cool, thanks for tagging me! That sounds like a super fun book. I like that they travel to different countries. In one of my books the characters do that as well.

    1. Alexia, you're welcome, I'm looking forward to reading your post next week!

  3. Lora Croft meets Indy with a paranormal twist, I want to read this!!! It sounds fantastic, get writing girl!

    1. LOL Thank you. I'm actually revamping the beginning I wrote a little bit. :)


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