The Next Best Thing Challenge: Rough Diamond

I was tagged by Author Jessica Subject to do The Next Best Thing Challenge. Oh, Jessica, so much fun! Thank you!!

Here’s the idea:

Answer the 10 questions below

Spread the fun and tag 5 awesome people to participate!

1. What is the title of your book / WIP?
ROUGH DIAMOND, coming very soon from Decadent Publishing’s Western Escape!

2. Where did the idea of this book come from?
My editor on my previous release, TEACH ME, suggested I write for Western Escape, and after a little think, I pitched the idea of a fancy Englishman coming to Freewill, Wyoming, and bedeviling a lady saloon owner. The rest is history!

3. What genre would your book fall under?
Historical Western Erotic Romance. So, you know, a bit of everything. I do love to mash those genres.

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Hmm. Well, I pictured Iwan Rheon when describing my hero, Rupert. I reckon he could do a bang up job!

With Alice, I came across a nifty photo on the net, but the lady pictured isn’t an actress so I’ll have to put my thinking cap on…Ohhh! Emilia Clarke! She’d be pretty much perfect! And, as an added bonus, I have an oblique mention of Game of Thrones. Huzzah!

5. What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
A lady saloon owner isn’t fooled when a seemingly empty-headed Englishman wants to buy her saloon – she can see the man beneath, and she finds herself foolishly intrigued…

6. Is your book published or represented?
ROUGH DIAMOND will be published very soon by Decadent Publishing as part of their Western Escape line. Huzzah!

7. How long did it take you to write it?
Oh god, for some reason, this took F O R E V E R. Six months, peeps. Ugh. Still, I’m rather pleased with the result, so yay for those six months of toil ;p

8. What other books in your genre would you compare it to?
Oh man, I don’t know…my other ones? I guess they’re the same, if only because I wrote them. I say this because they vary wildly in time period – Ancient Rome, Early Victorian London, American West…

9. Which authors inspired you to write this book?
I wasn’t inspired by any particular author, per se, but Joss Whedon is always my go to when I’m stuck. Although, he does make me curse with how SUPER UBER TALENTED HE IS. Seriously, peeps. Sometimes, it makes me cry.

10. Tell us anything else that might pique our interest in your book.
Every purchase comes with a free puppy*!

And now, the five talented authors I’m tagging to share the fun.

Lucy Clark
Tamara Gill
Victoria Blisse
Barbara Sheridan
Lucy Felthouse

Hope you peeps enjoyed!



*Puppy may be imaginary. Just as good as the real thing, honest ;p

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