The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

Undisclosed DesiresAll the cool kids are doing it these days, so I thought I’d have a crack at it myself. Thank you, Beth Wylde for accepting my request to be tagged. 😉

What is the working title of your book?
I’ll be talking about my latest release Undisclosed Desires, novella two in the High Rise series.

Where did the idea come from for the book?
It’s the sequel to novella one. 😉 On a more serious note, I’ve been toying with the idea of doing a series for a while. As I tend to write shorter works, I always have a hard time saying goodbye to my characters when I finish a book. I also wanted to go beyond ‘that first happy ending’. Let’s face it, once the two main characters get together, there is so much more hot sex to be had (and so much more drama that can unfold).

What genre does your book fall under?
Lesbian erotic romance

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
When I read these blog hop posts, I always want to read this one first. It seems a lot of authors have a problem with giving a face to their characters. Not me. As with all my older characters, the starting point for Isabella was Katey Sagal (my own personal weakness), but then, mid-book, it suddenly changed to Julianna Margulies. As for Nat, she’s obviously Shane (Katherine Moennig) but with better hair and a bit more meat on her bones.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
More lesbian sex and drama at The Ivy.

What is the longer synopsis of your book?
Nat, a successful American writer who came to Hong Kong following the love of her life, chases every girl she can after a brutal break-up. Her neighbour Isabella, who has shied away from relationships since her divorce five years earlier, finds herself compelled to help. They strike up an unlikely friendship and are soon faced with a growing desire for each other. But can their differences in age, aspirations and lifestyle be overcome?

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Self-published through Ladylit.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Three weeks. I know, I’m fast (but writing is all I do all day long).

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Hong Kong. The posh buildings and glossy lifestyles people tend to lead here. The L Word (always). My desire to write hot lesbian sex. My fascination with May/December relationships.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
My wife insisted I include a strap-on scene and I always listen when she has something to say.

Thanks again to Beth for allowing me to be tagged. I’m eager to tag someone else, but every author whose blog I read has covered this (which made me want to do it as well). But please, feel free to tag yourself…

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