Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Next Big Thing--Blog Hop

So what is the 'next big thing' blog hop?

The idea is for me to answer ten questions about my book, and then tag three other authors in order to continue the 'hop' over the internet. They in turn tag three authors of their choosing.
I was tagged by Tea Cooper  a fellow member of the Hunter Romance Writers.   Thank you Tea. :)

Ten questions about...

Savannah Harris is determined to raise her three-month-old daughter in the best possible environment, and flees home to Grace Creek, an inheritance from her recently deceased mother.
But even this peaceful property cannot cocoon her from her abusive husband or a stranger who intends to rip her life apart. 
In an atmosphere thick with fear, Savannah realises she cannot keep running, she must fight back or risk losing not only her life, but the only family she has left, her precious daughter. 

1:  Was 'Outback Fear' always the title of this book, even when it was a work in progress?
No. I had Escape to Grace Creek, and a few others.

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

I had a single idea of wanting to base something on the property I used to live on, and my imagination took care of the rest.

3: What genre does your book fall under?
Suspense with romantic elements.

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I haven't thought about it, and by choosing actors it will take the readers imagination away from how they perceive the hero and heroine to look like, and how they act. I'll let the reader make up their own mind. :)

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Fear is her coffin, anger her sword of defence.

 6: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

It was almost represented by a Traditional publisher. It is one of those novels that is so close but not close enough. I am self publishing this one.

 7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
One month. I think it was either in the National Novel Writing Month or the 50ks in 30days.

 8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Karen Robard's Shiver, a Romantic Thriller which is a compelling read, or Jaye Ford's Beyond Fear, which has been described as a Physiological Thriller, and a Romantic suspense.
9: Who/what inspired you to write this book?

I would have to say my Grandmother, and the desire to base a story on the property where my Grandmother taught me many things.  The windmill is and has been an icon for many years. I have sapphires, many of perfect grading from mine on the property. 
10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
It's a novel written by a woman, for all women. A story of of one woman's courage, of fighting back, of redemption and new found love.

Oh, and I mustn't forget 'Outback Fear,' does have a hunky Jackaroo as one of the characters. I can't say too much, it may give a vital story element away.  But I can assure you, he's hot. :)


SE Gilchrist.


Susie Medwell.

Ann B Harrison.


Tarnya said...

Love the sound of 'Outback Fear,' and the one sentence. Fear is her ocffin, anger her sword of defence. Bloody Awesome. I cannot wait to read it Suzanne

I'm going to check out your tags. Thanks for that.


Téa Cooper said...

Sounds wonderful. I'm looking forward to reading it. I have enjoyed your other books but I have to say the cover of this one is to die for. Good Luck with the self publishing. I hope Outback Fear flies!

Kez said...

Good luck with Outback Fear, Suz. I love that cover!