Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Next Big Thing

Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing:

What is your working title of your book? Irish Coffee

Where did the idea come from for the book? From a character in our book Vive la Revolution!

What genre does your book fall under? An interracial madcap comedy

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? The heroine would be played by Queen Latifah; the hero would be played by a bigger version of Chris Hemsworth (Thor 2011).

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Irish Coffee is what you get when you mix a crazy, cool, sexy, hot BBW with a rough, motorcycle-riding, Cajun who likes nothing more than a challenge…especially when the challenge is stacked from the front to the back.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? Irish Coffee will be published by Beautiful Trouble Publishing.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? Since we re-wrote it like ten times…a long time.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Vive la Revolution, Tres Leches Shake…both by us!

Who or what inspired you to write this book? Our characters in Vive la Revolution.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Read it and find out.

Who tagged us: Janet Eckford, http://janeteckford.blogspot.com/.

Who we are tagging:
• Gynger Fyer: http://www.gyngerfyer.blogspot.com/

• Elle D. Hayes: http://elledhayes.blogspot.com

• Marteeka Karland: http://www.marteekakarland.com/

• Kassanna: Visit my blog at http://kassalot.wordpress.com/

• Cora Blu: www.corablu/com/blog


Because they’re badazz, they represent a mix of genres, and they can be talked into doing stuff like this.  Grin. 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Treats from our homies over at Mocha Memoirs Press

Mocha Memoirs Press Presents Dark Mocha Bites Series by Nicole Givens Kurtz

Halloween, specifically, and October—in general are my favorite time of year. Fall is my favorite season, so yes, this month holds a particular place in my heart. As a publisher, I enjoy speculative fiction, and October always moved my hand from science fiction texts to horror.

While Mocha Memoirs Press publishes a lot of romance titles, we are a speculative fiction house. We love a good story, and a good, scary story is even better. Heart pounding, hair raising, I-didn’t-see-that-coming, horror is not only entertaining but thrilling.

Enter Dark Mocha Bites, our series of stories devoted to horror and horror romance. This month we’re spotlighting our new Dark Mocha Bites titles in conjunction with our already delicious horror titles.

There are several reasons Dark Mocha Bites are special.
They can be mash-ups of other genres. We are not afraid of genre mash-up, such as the case with Tom Olbert’s HELLSHIFT.
• They’re fresh takes on what is truly scary.
These stories are usually under 30,000 words. 
    • So you’re looking at short fiction to novella length stories. That is a true challenge in and of itself. To pack a solid, scary, character driven horror story into a story that’s less than 30,000 words takes skill and talent.

For authors, we’re open to new submissions of Dark Mocha Bites throughout the year. October is just the month we move the spotlight to our horror fiction.

So, if you’re ready to try a new flavor of horror, we invite you to try Dark Mocha Bites from Mocha Memoirs Press. Visit us here at http://mochamemoirspress.com.

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