Friday, November 9, 2012

The Next Big Thing - Blog stop...

Good morning everyone, I've been tagged by Rachel Lyndhurst to continue The Next Big Thing Blog Tour - thank you, Rachel! I have a couple of great authors to follow and find out about at the end of my post - do continue on and check them out!

The idea of the blog stop is that we talk about our current or next release

What is the title of your latest book?
My latest book is called Angel All Year. Here's a little about it:
Being dead sucks.
Angela Reilly doesn’t like being an Angel. She’d much prefer to be the bride she was on the day she died. Instead of the life she’d dreamed of, she gets to watch her heartbroken husband fall to pieces in the year after her death, without a hope of offering comfort.
Lucen Bright is new angel Angela’s mentor, a job he’s finding increasingly difficult as he falls in love with his ward. Tasked with helping Angela move on in the afterlife, he must be there for her as her husband falls in love with someone new – not an easy task considering he tried to kill the man who replaced him in his own wife’s affections.
Romance’s flame flickers as Lucen and Angela grow closer. But when her husband Tom dies, will Angela re-unite with the love of her life – or pledge herself to the love of her afterlife?

Where did the idea come from for the book?
 I thought to myself that whereas we all know the effect that losing someone dear to us has on the living, it might be equally traumatic and difficult for the person who has died to make the transition...

What genre does your book fall under?
It's set in the present day - but she's an angel - as is her sexy angel mentor, so I guess it's contemporary romance with paranormal elements!

What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
Angela would be played by Amy Adams, Her husband Tom would be played by James Marsden, and the gorgeous, long suffering hero, Lucen - well, Hugh Jackman (and the link features a wet and wonderful Hugh) would do a great job!

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
Death separates Angela from the one man she's ever loved, but new love beckons in the form of angel Lucen, her angel mentor.

Is your book self-published or represented by an agency?
This one is self-published.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
It took me four or five weeks to write the first draft.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Angel All Year is a warm contemporary, with a lot of banter between Angela and Lucen. I don't normally write paranormal, so have no idea what it compares to within that genre, but of my other books, I think Angel All Year compares most closely to The Morning After in 'mood.'

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
The idea - what if the one you loved died young - and you met someone new, married them, and spent a lifetime with them. When it comes time to re-unite in death, do you re-unite with your first love, or your later one?

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
Angel All Year is a quick read of 12,000 words. Although it sounds like a heavy topic, it really isn't. Of all my books, it is the one that everyone seems to love. Lucen is a black winged, torso baring angel...He's been generating some fan mail all of his own!

I've some news about a release next year, I'm dying to share but am waiting until I have completed the contract signing before sharing, and am working on Embers in the Sand, which is a companion story to The Morning After, featuring Cara's brother, Ryan.

To see what some of my other writer friends are doing, I'm tagging...
Maya Blake and Kitty French.

Check them out this day next week!


  1. Love the sound of your new book, Sally - I can totally see Amy Adams playing the lead!

  2. Hey, I like the sound of this too, Sally!! How awesome! And what's your news??? Sounds intriguing!

  3. Wow, 4 or 5 weeks to write it? I'm jealous!

  4. Thanks, Talli!
    Can't talk about the news yet, Jackie, but hopefully soon!
    It's a novella, Jennifer, so not quite as impressive as it might be!