Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Next Big Thing!

Fellow author Jenn Roseton was kind enough to tag me in the Next Big Thing blog hop. The Next Big Thing Blog Hop gives writers a chance to answer ten questions about one of their favorite things - work in process - and then to tag other authors to perpetuate the hop. It's a way of getting a chance to find out what your favorite authors are up to and a chance to learn about authors who might be new to you. So, here goes.

What is the working title of your book?

     Slaying Isidore’s Dragons ©2010.

Where did the idea for the book come from?

     I was casually strolling down an unlit sidewalk in my mind late one night, minding my own business, when imagination, past world travel, and memories of rare moments at diplomatic functions came out of nowhere and mugged me. I’m pleased to report that I fought the gang of three and lived to write this novel.

What is the genre of the book?

     Gay young adult, contemporary, action-adventure romance.

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

     For the role of Declan de Quirke (pronounced de Kirk), it would be a young Jared Leto and for the role of Isidore, it would be a young Avan Jorgia with green eyes.

Jared Leto                                                        Avan Jorgia

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0

5 Best friends - 4 Vicious brothers - 3 STD tests - 2 Guys in love - 1 Car bombing
Nowhere to run

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency/publisher?

     I am not certain yet.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

     Three months.

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

     This is a tough question. I would say that it is a teen The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum meets a gay themed Target by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson with a little Sinner's Gin by Rhys Ford and a splash of Finding Zach by Rowan Speedwell.

Who, or what, inspired you to write this book?

     I wanted to write an action-oriented romance that gave abused gay male youths hope and, at the same time, brought other parts of the world to readers. Slaying Isidore’s Dragons is about ridding Isidore of his abusers, learning to be unafraid, and finding unexpected love – all while running for your life – around the world – while abiding law, yet sticking up for yourself. It’s a high-action story with unexpected twists and turns. And a love story. Honest.

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

     It’s a nearly unimaginable wild ride. Besides, who wouldn’t want to vanquish enemies with the power of love?

Look for The Next Big Thing blog posts from these hot new authors on or before January 30th!

Jamie Deacon

Will Parkinson

Slaying Isidore's Dragons

5 Best friends
4 Vicious brothers
3 STD tests
2 Guys in love
1 Car bombing
Nowhere to run

Slaying Isidore’s Dragons follows the burgeoning love of two high school seniors during the worst year of their lives.

Irish born Declan David de Quirke II is the son of two Ambassadors, one Irish and one American. He’s come out to his parents but to no one else.

French born Jean-Isidore de Sauvéterre is the son of two Ambassadors, one Catalan and one Parisian. His four half-brothers have been told to cure him of his homosexuality.

Declan and Isidore meet at the beginning of their senior year at a private academy in the United States. Declan is immediately smitten with Isidore and becomes his knight in shining armor. Isidore wants to keep what little is left of his sanity and needs Declan’s love to do it.

5 Weeks of hell
4 Attempts on their lives
3 Law enforcement agencies
2 Dead high school seniors
1 Jealous friend
A love that won’t be denied

One is beaten, one is drugged, one is nearly raped, one has been raped, they are harassed by professors and police, and have fights at school, but none of it compares to running for their lives. When the Headmaster’s popular son attempts suicide and someone attempts to assassinate Declan’s mother, they are thrown headlong into chaos, betrayal, conspiracy, allegations of sexual coercion, pornography, even murder. And one of them carries a secret that may get them killed.

5 New family members
4 BFF’s
3 Countries
2 Extraordinary Psychologists
1 Courageous Mother
A new beginning for two young men in love

Read the never before released Chapter Two of Slaying Isidore's Dragons here.

No comments:

Post a Comment