Next Big thing Blog Hop

Thanks to Decca Price  for tagging me in The Next Big Thing blog hop.

Here’s mine. Any feedback or questions you’d like to leave will be very much appreciated.

What is your working title of your book?

Assurance of Love

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I woke up at 2 a.m. and could hear the characters speaking. It must have been a very vivid dream, but I wrote down as much as I could remember and have been following along since. The twist came when I discovered information about early life insurance  in Georgian England. Coupled with entails and arranged marriages, well, it’s getting juicy.

What genre does your book fall under?

Historical romantic suspense. It’s set in London in 1762.

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

Hmmm. My hero’s dark and definitely alpha, so perhaps Colin Firth.  His reluctant (at first) bride is red-haired and simmers rather than boils. So Amy Adams might be a good choice. And the Royal Family, including Princess Augusta and George III (what…what?) would be cast from the exciting ranks of great British supporting actors.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Accused of instigating young Lord Timothy’s suicide, Robert, Duke of Blackthorne, is ordered to marry Timothy’s reluctant sister Hester, but before he can lead her to the altar, he must unravel the mystery of Timothy’s death, protect the supposedly penniless Hester from swarming suitors for her hand, and convince her that she is assuredly the one he truly loves.

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

It’s too soon to say.

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

Estimating six months.

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

I grew up on Georgette Heyer. Now I’m a huge Jo Beverly fan. Their mid-18th century novels inspire me and keep me searching for the lightness and ease they brought to their romances.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

All the wonderful romance writers, in my home chapter (CPRW) and across RWA. These ladies a nd gentlemen encourage, seeing newbies like me as colleagues, rather than competition.

The five writers I’m tagging are:


Look for their posts the week of December 31!

Rules of The Next Big Thing

***Use this format for your post***Answer the ten questions about your current WIP (Work In Progress)***Tag five other writers/bloggers and add their links so we can hop over and meet them.


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