Jena Leigh is the author of the YA Paranormal novel, Revival (The Varient Series #1). It’s getting rave reviews on Goodreads and Amazon, so don’t miss it!
If anyone isn’t familiar with The Next Big Thing blog hop, I’ll explain: Basically, it’s an author chain that gives you the opportunity to discuss your book, while, at the same time getting the word out about the author who tagged you, and also tagging other authors to join in and keep the chain going. It’s a great way for readers to learn more about the many wonderful stories out there and new soon-to-be favorite authors!
Here are the questions…
1) What is the working title of your book?
The title of my romantic comedy is Tangled. A second book titled, Twisted, is currently in the works!
Music is a huge inspiration for me. The idea for the main character, Drew Evans, was inspired by a few songs, including “Womanizer” by Brittany Spears.
I haven’t read many books from the guy’s perspective and once Drew’s entertaining voice started speaking to me, I knew right away that he would be the one telling his story.
3) What genre does your book come under?
I most commonly refer to it as a Romantic Comedy, but the love scenes are pretty intense. And because Drew’s a guy – and describes things as guys tend to do – it can definitely be classified as Comedic Erotica. Funny Smut works too.
This is a tough one. I’ll be putting up a separate post about this as we near release day (May 21, 2013). But for now, I’ll say Ryan Gosling would make a great Drew. He does the charming womanizer so very well AND Drew has some pretty strong opinions about The Notebook. I would love to see Ryan deliver those lines about his own film.
5) What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A man who has it all and thinks he knows it all, comes to the realization that the one thing he never wanted is the only thing he can’t live without.
6) Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?
The wonderful Omnific Publishing is my publisher.
About a year.
8) What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I’ve read a lot of romance…but not a lot of romantic comedies, so a comparison would be tricky. There are some movies that would be a good comparison, however – films like, Anchorman, The Hangover, and Crazy, Stupid, Love. If you like any of those, chances are you’ll enjoy this book.
9) Who or what inspired you to write this book?
A few years ago, I took a creative writing class at a local community college. One of our assignments was to write a full scene from a book. It could have been the beginning, middle or end.
The scene I wrote ended up being the very first chapter of Tangled. After the class ended, I continued to work on the story because the characters had me hooked. And…here we are.
Because Tangled is told from the main male character’s POV, readers will get a peek into how (at least according to him) guys feel and think. Drew’s inner monologues are equal parts informative, touching and hilarious.
More than anything, Tangled is a fun book – a light read, with just a touch of angst to keep things interesting. It will make you laugh, make you swoon, and put you in a good mood.
Now it’s time to tag some of my fellow authors to participate in the Next Big Thing!
Sydney Jamesson SYDNEYJAMESSON.COM SYDNEYJAMESSON.COM is the author of TouchStone For Play, an unashamedly romantic novel with “a touch of Grey” set for publication at the end of this month!
Two wonderful story tellers – be sure to check them out!!