The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

Welcome to the NEXT BIG THING Blog Hop. What is a blog hop? It’s a way for readers to discover authors new to them. I hope you’ll find new-to-you authors whose works you enjoy. On this stop on the blog hop, you’ll find a bit of information on me and one of my books and links to five other authors you can explore!

After Agent Shane Baxter’s last mission failed both professionally and personally, he fled the States and changed his name. When Dixie Peterson re-enters his life, he has a second chance to make things right. Dixie is determined to find out the truth about Shane’s departure from her life two years ago, but someone else from her past is seeking revenge. Shane and Dixie are forced to confront the past, while their future is still unclear.

Release date: January 29, 2013
from Still Moments Publishing 


I’d like to express my gratitude to fellow author, Denise Moncrief, for inviting me to participate in this event. You can click the following links to learn more about Denise and her books.

Denise’s blog, Suspense, She Writes:
Denise’s Facebook:
Denise’s Twitter: @dmoncrief0131

In this blog hop, my fellow authors and I, in our respective blogs, have answered ten questions about our current book or work-in-progress (giving you a sneak peek). We’ve also included some behind-the-scenes information about how and why we write what we write–the characters, inspirations, plotting, and other choices we make. I hope you enjoy it!

Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts and questions. Here is my Next Big Thing!

1: What is the working title of your book? Torn

2: Where did the idea come from for the book? The excerpt came to me first, then I wrote the rest of the book around it. I guess the idea came from reading twisted suspense novels.

3: What genre does your book come under? Romantic Suspense

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Dixie has always been Elisha Cuthbert. Shane would either be Brad Cooper or Ian Somerhalder. Blair is my favorite, so it’s hard to choose between Emma Roberts or Chloe Moretz.

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? With their future still unclear, can Shane and Dixie overcome betrayal and revenge?

6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency? Torn was published by Still Moments Publishing.

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? Two years.

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? This is a hard question :) The short answer: if there is a book like this one out there, I haven’t read it yet. And I have a fairly large range (see Goodreads profile)

9: Who or what inspired you to write this book? I got a lot of inspiration from Lisa Jackson and Karen Rose for this book. I can’t say too much about this without giving anything away.

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Torn is a quick read for you romantic suspense junkies. I hope you are sucked into the story though, because there will most likely be a sequel :)

Below you will find authors who will be joining me virtually, via blog, next Wednesday. Please be sure to bookmark their sites, and add them to your calendars for updates on their upcoming books! Happy Writing and Reading!

1. Lauren Pilla 

2. Sandra Bunino

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One comment on “The Next Big Thing Blog Hop
  1. BFF says:

    I have an idea of who can play Blair…

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