So, I, like so many other authors– have managed to get tagged (or targeted) in the Next Big Thing Blog Hop. I get to thank Jet Mykles for the tag. So, this is how it works: 

Each author answers ten questions about their book — either a work in progress or an upcoming release — and tags five other authors who talk about their own books the next week, link back to the author who tagged them and tag five new authors. And so on, and so on, and so on. This could be the never-ending story. Seriously. LOL 

So let’s get to the questions! Then I’ll start tagging some of my author buddies. 

1: What is the working title of your book? 

Pirate Queen’s Rebellion

2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
 Believe it or not– my male. *grins* He had this fantasy– one I wanted to make happen for him. Then as we talked on it, the story grew into something more. And instead of the high seas, it ended up in outer space! Personally, I like it better that way! 

3: What genre does your book fall under?
Space opera with some elements of BDSM, menage, and BBW. The heroine is curvy and not ashamed of who and what she is. I love that about her. The space opera is a time honoured tradition and one I love upholding! 

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
*blinks* Why you ask me this? Sheesh….first I need to find the right red-head for the hero….then the right curvaceous woman for the heroine. Okay, I will say if we can dye Steve Amell’s hair red, I’m all for him being Sir Alan Robertson. *nods happily* For the heroine, I’m not so sure about. I’ll have to think on that one. 

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
The Pirate Queen isn’t who she seems, but she’s willing to risk it all to make the Gamma Quadrant Overlord Alan Robertson see the truth about the Federated Planets while risking her heart in the process. 

6: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Not sure yet. I’m hoping to get it out to one of my publishers. 

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I’m on the last stage of the first draft. I’m enjoying it more now I’m finally able to focus more since my breakdown. It’s been a long time coming. 

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I haven’t really seen any books quite like this. There are other fantastic futuristic/space opera romances out there, but none quite like this. 

9: Who or What inspired you to write this book?
My male. He gets full credit for being the inspiration for this book. Which means he thinks he’s getting the rewards– which he will– privately. LOL 

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

This book is about a growing romance, hidden secrets, a government conspiracy, righting wrongs and how two people manage to be part of it all. Basically, what our dreams of being more than we think we can possibly ever do. It’s a story that is more than life, but just like life itself. You often wonder how big your life is, right up until you find yourself involved in these types of things. So, I think most readers will find it intriguing in some fashion. 

 

Now onward… who can I tag for this? *thinks* 

1: Selena Illyria — partner in crime, and writer of many a fine IR story 

2. Dawn Montgomery— one of my fave people, and writer of stuff I wish I could write! 

3. Belinda McBride— one of my favourite author people. 

 

Gods, I’ve been working hard and at the same time, feeling like I’ve been hardly working. I’ve been doing edits (which seem to take forever!) and at the same time, working towards getting some of my older books ready to be released by self publishing. That’s not an easy process- but one I’m excited to do. It means I’ve got some control for myself in that I can take the time to make the stories how I want- Go me! LOL

I also prepped myself for DragonCon! The list of people going there is just astonishing this year! I can’t wait. John Barrowman! Eve Myles! Adam West! Nichelle Nichols! Patrick Stewart! Jamie Bamber! Gods save me now! I must just keel over in happiness! This is a huge incentive for me to not only stick to my diet and eating right, but also to walk more and do what I need to do to be healthy! Go me!

The writing is getting there. I’ve changed in the way I look at my writing. More importantly, my writing has shifted– a lot. This isn’t a bad thing– but it is a thing. But I’m working hard to get my writing out there now, because I’ve found what I want and need to be happy again. I’ve also decided, since I’ve gotten engaged– when I do write my full fantasy and mystery books, I will write under the pen name of Cynnara Jean. This will honour both my mom and my male. *grins* Yes, sometimes it’s good to be me!

So thank you, the reader, the fellow author and my friends. Thank you for being there and just being by my side as I traverse this weird road of learning how to write again and learning how to be me again. It’s not easy and it’s not something I’d recommend for everyone. But for me, it’s a way back to happiness– something I’ve needed for a long long time.