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Thursday, September 13, 2012

GUTGAA TAG...No Party's Complete Without It!




I want to start by saying thanks so much to Heather Bryant for tagging me! Make sure you guys check out her awesome website, "Into the Cuckoo's Nest"

Now, onto the questions about my WIP. :)

What is the working title of your book?

Haha…Well, a lot of my followers already know, since they helped me choose it. I had three choices but, in the end, I decided to go with: AGAINST THE FALLING MOONS

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I’ve always loved really strong romances and I liked the idea of a guy pining away for the girl he loves, rather than the other way around-- which is more typical for YA. I also really loved the idea of a character who was lost and needed help finding herself. I figured how much more lost could you be than if you came here from a whole other world, but had no idea what had happened? So I put those things together and out came my book. 

What genre does your book fall under?

 I’ve been querying it as a YA light sci-fi romance. It also has a dash of paranormal and fantasy (although I’m not including that in the query) 

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

 Ha ha...I totally had the cast picked for my first book, right down to minor characters. I haven't done that with Against the Falling Moons but--off the top of my head--I'd say that Fen (still using my fake names because I'm now in the top four kissing scenes at Luv Ya. Yay!) would be played by Zach Efron when he was the same age as in Seventeen Again:

(It's make-believe, so I'm allowed to make him younger.)

Hmmm...for Seria, maybe the girl that plays Lydia in Teen Wolf: 




Fen's best friend, Sin, would be Logan Lerman: 



And, more importantly than any of those, Digger the dog would be played by this big guy: 


What is a one sentence synopsis of your book?

When Auri falls through a rip her world and lands on Earth, her memory is erased. Luc risks his life to find her, but she no longer knows him.  (I know that's two sentences. I cheated.)

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agent? 

 I’d love to have an agent but, if push comes to shove, I’m willing to consider other alternatives.

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

About six months.

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

The fact that the so-romantic, extremely-hot Fen is willing to do anything to save the girl he loves, even risk permanent banishment from his home to travel to Earth and find her. 

Small excerpt:
Seria’s the most important part of who I am. There’s no risk I won’t take, no chance, however small, I won’t grasp. If she doesn’t return with me, it won’t matter if I’m banished. Without her, my life seems pointless and purposeless, like I’m nothing but a gaping hole that walks and talks, but holds nothing real inside it.



My turn to pass it on!!

Tag! You're it!


20 comments:

  1. Oh my, Digger the Dog - Zac Efron is no competition. And I totally know who MacKenzie Foy is as well because that girl is just far too cute. Awesome pick for your MC.

    That excerpt was really good. It certainly piqued my interested!

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    1. Thanks Heather!

      I just went back and changed McKenzie Foy's pic because I was afraid people wouldn't read it and they'd think I wanted a little girl playing opposite Zach Efron. yuck. haha

      This was fun, thanks for tagging me :)

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    2. Ooh... that is awkward. But Lydia is super cute too so all good.

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  2. HAHA! These guys are the EXACT TWO I was picturing after reading your 150. I’m not even kidding. :D

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    1. That's SO cool! I loved that picture of Logan Lerman, cause he looks kind of like a mischievous trouble maker in it, which is SO Sin.

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  3. Hi Tamara,

    I wanted to thank you for your critique of my query pitch and first 150. I appreciate your feedback! (My entry was #66 Soul Mountain)

    Great answers here. Your ms has an awesome title. I love it! It's nice to meet you!

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    1. Nice to meet you too! I love your story concept!! Mine is written in dual POV's too, but I chose to take the easy way out and just focus on one of them for the query. haha

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  4. He he. Thanks and I like your picks. :) I will be posting my tag soon. You're so sweet to think of me.
    Thanks. BTW I want to read your book. I'm intrigued.

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    1. You're welcome!! I just got into GUTGAA Agent Pitch today, so-hopefully-an agent will be intrigued as well. :)

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  5. Like the science fiction aspect of it!

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    1. I have to admit that it's light sci-fi, but I had a ton of fun writing it. My wordcount got a little out of control at one point, so I had to cut out some of my heavier sci-fi scenes. (but I kept them all to post on my "extras" page when I have tons of fans) ;)

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  6. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my query draft and give me some valuable comments at GUTGAA!
    ~ Rachel Dillon
    ThroughEndangeredEyes.blogspot.com

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    1. You're very welcome, Rachel. I read a lot of queries--which one was yours again?

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  7. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks so much for giving me your thoughts on my query and 1st 150 on GUTGAA! Figured I'd check out your blog, because I'm a fairly new blogger too. I'm following now. Hop by mine, if you have the time. :D

    Jadziabrandli.blogspot.com

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    1. I'll definitely come by! :) Glad I could help with GUTGAA! Thanks for stopping over.

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  8. Stopping by thanks to GUTGAA and the Blog Hop is great....looking for your first 150 and would love it if I could get a critique on mine.....wishing you a great weekend and I love the color of our blog background! Muaaah!

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    1. I'd love to take a look at your first 150...is it on your blog? Or up on GUTGAA somewhere? Let me know and I'll check it out. Yeah, pink is one of my fave colors. I'm such a girl. haha

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  9. From one tag to another! I love your casting choice for the dog...he looks perfect!!

    Wanted to let you know you've been tagged on my blog for a Reader Appreciation award! =)

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    1. Oh, wow. That's awesome. My first award. :) And I love that dog too. He's exactly how I picture the dog in my book--only Digger's spots are blue.

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I love to hear from everyone! Thanks for the comment. :)