February 6, 2013

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

Welcome to the NEXT BIG THING Blog Hop.

What is a blog hop? Basically, 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!

                       This is the first book in the Centaur series:

Man by day, Centaur by night, Rhycious is a remedy maker who needs his own healing. 

He's the royal physician, famous for his cures. War and posttraumatic stress disorder has broken his spirit, preventing him from finding true happiness. Then a direct order from the queen to investigate an uprising forces him out of his secluded cabin at the edge of the forest.

Patience is an optimistic, good-natured Wood Nymph who works as a mediator to ensure harmony within the Nymph sector. 

Environmental pollution in the aquifer stream that feeds the taproot tree of her heart is slowly killing her. Resigned to the fact she will not live long, she sets out to discover the mysterious disappearance of her sister. Experience has taught her to deny herself the love of a male, but the gruff Centaur is different. He doesn't push his expectations on her, only his healing nature.

When Rhycious loses his grip on reality, he believes his inability to control his disorder will drive Patience away. Nevertheless, desire flares, and Patience draws him close. Kidnapping and betrayal turn their mythic joint venture into a deadly bout. 

Will their love endure when survival hinges on trusting each other?

             Ebook Amazon: http://is.gd/sktnSH
         Barnes & Noble:  http://is.gd/BEPhdh
       Smashwords:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/208729

         Book trailer:  

My gratitude to fellow author, Maya DeLeina, for inviting me to participate in this event. You can click the following links to learn more about Maya and her books.

Maya DeLeina's Next Big Thing: http://www.mayadeleina.net

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!

Here is my Next Big Thing!

1: What is the working title of your book?
    Troll-y Yours, Book 2 of the Centaur Series

2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
    I participated in a writing class and Rhycious, my Hero in Book One, was born! This next book belongs to Aleksander, Rhy's best friend and head guard at the royal Centaur palace.

3: What genre does your book come under?
    Erotic Fantasy Romance

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
     Aleksander:  Duane Johnson (maybe) 

       Ella:   Drew Barrymore (maybe)

 5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
    Lonely for love and honored-bound to his duty, a centaur soldier must choose between the orders of his queen, or fulfilling his deepest desires.
6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?
    Published by Temple Publishing

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
    I've been working on the first draft for about five months now.

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
    Ha! There are no others books like mine. I have shape shifting Centaurs.
9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
    My husband inspired me to start and finish Remedy Maker, Book One. It was his idea that I write a story, because I read so much. Because I love to read a series, I knew I wanted to write one, too.

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
    Where else can you find aura-reading Trolls, Wood Nymphs who pop in and out of trees, shape shifting Centuars, and mindless Minotaurs?

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. Duane Johnson....oh, great choice. Drew Barrymore, Not feeling so much, but she's a doll.

  2. Sorry I'm late to the party.. as usual. :) Hmm not sure about Duane or Drew. Well, now I have something to think about. Just who do I imagine as Alek and Ella.


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