Next Big Thing Blog Hop

This time around, I am answering questions concerning one of my new books, “UnHoly Trinity”.

I was invited to participate in what can best be described as a chain-letter blog hop. Here’s how it works: someone gave me 10 interview questions, which I’m going to answer below. Then I passed on the questions to 5 other authors who will post their answers on their own blogs next week, and they pass on the questions to 5 more authors and so on until the only people who have not done this are those who live under mossy logs, or horses.  Don’t ask…just nod politely and call the nut squad.  I’d appreciate it.

Richard Long put a knife to my back, er, invited me to this blog hop. Here’s a link to his blog:  www.thebookofpaul.com .  Warning:  there’s no return once you’ve entered his world.  Trust me.

OK–on with the shoe, I mean “show”:

Where did the idea come from for the book?

This book, a prequel to “Be Not Afraid” was originally a part of the sequel, “Resurgence:  The Rise of Judas”.  But when the manuscript got to over 110,000 words, it was recommended by several people in the writing industry that it would be a good idea to split it into two books.  “UnHoly Trinity”, excerpts of which I have posted in my blog, throws three vampiric myths together:  Cain, Judas, and Vlad Tepes (Dracula).  It is a story of how their pride and their selfish ambition lead them to a fate, and an immortality, that was not of their choosing.

What genre does your book fall under?

It is a hybrid of paranormal suspense/horror/Christianity.  I have been told that this is actually a very up-and-coming genre.

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

I really don’t watch that many movies, unless it’s by Dreamworks or Pixar.  The last movie I saw with real people, who looked real, was “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”.  I have always imagined Lilith as looking like a very young Elizabeth Taylor (think “Cleopatra”) or Susan Lucci (who played Erica Kane on “All My Children”).

What is a one-sentence synopsis of your book?

What if the most classic mythical vampires of all time were all bundled into one body?

Is your book self-published, published by an indie publisher, or represented by an agency?

I have not published this one yet.   I am awaiting the book’s cover art to be finished.  I saw a preliminary sketch today—it’ll be very in keeping with the Three-Souled Beast that dominates this story.  I am looking for a paperbook publisher, and I have formatted e-books ready for publishing, courtesy of Rick Carufel, who did a terrific job.

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

The two books together (“UnHoly Trinity” and “Resurgence”) took a little over a year to write.  In that time, I had beta-readers and critiquers give me advice, which was very helpful.

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

I have absolutely no idea.  I don’t read the genre I write, if you can believe that.  Anyone who has read how “Be Not Afraid” was spawned will understand what I mean.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

See Question 1.

What else about this book might pique the reader’s interest?

Read the excerpts I’ve posted for the past few weeks on this blog.  Those are just about Judas—there is also the narrative about Cain, and what happens after Dracula joins the team.

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J’ai finis!

Here are the next five bloggers to check out–well worth the adventure:

Elizabeth Hull:  cnlesley.com

Dellani Oakes:  writersanctuary.blogspot.com

Barbara Ireland Mojica:  littlemisshistory.blog.com

Lenora Rogers:  bookbuff3.blogspot.com

Doree Anderson:  doreeanderson.wordpress.com

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