Monday, November 5, 2012

The Next Big Thing!

Welcome to the "Next Big Thing" Blog Tour! Thanks to fellow Entangled writer, Annie Seaton, who tagged me to continue the chain. Make sure you read to the end of my post to check out the three fabulous authors I've tagged next!


Okay, so the idea of the blog is to talk about our current or next release.


• What is the title of your current work in progress?


An Inconvenient Wife


Where did the idea for the book come from?


I’m originally from Brazil, so I’d been wanting to use Brazil as the background for a romance novel for a while. However, I also wanted to bring up a social issue that’s not very discussed nowadays. When I went home last summer, it all fell into place.


What genre does your book fall under?

Contemporary romance.


What actors would you choose to play the parts of your characters in a movie rendition?

Wow, that’s hard! I think Addie Reed could be a blonde Evangeline Lilly, and Bruno Duarte could be Brazilian actor Julio Rocha. [fans herself]


Can you give me a one–sentence synopsis of your book?

This is a scorching marriage of convenience between two people on opposite sides of a serious issue.


Is your book self-published or is it represented by an agency?

It’s aimed at the Indulgence series, from Entangled Publishing.


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

About three months.


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

I would say this has the suspense of a Lynn Rae Harris mixed with the sexiness of a Robin Covington.


Who or what inspired you to write this book?

The Brazilian Indians. The heroine fights for their rights to the land, which legally belongs to the hero. Since colonization and up until the present day, little by little, the Brazilian Indians have been losing their territory. I was fortunate enough to visit a tribe while in Brazil, and they definitely inspired me with their warrior spirit.


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

This shows another side of Brazil, one that is rarely seen in books. It does have some of the famous Rio, but it also goes into Northeastern Brazil, which is completely different. Also, we can’t overlook the intelligent dialogue, the great banter, and some very hot scenes! My heroine has a great sense of humor, too, and I think the reader will appreciate the laughter. But prepare yourself: there will be tears, too. :)  

Cara Carnes, Alexa Bourne and Vivien Jackson you've been tagged! :)


  1. I can't wait to read this book. It sounds fantastic. I live in India and I see a lot of arranged marriages happening and many of them work out beautifully. Yes, some don't, but that is life isn't it? Some you win and some you lose.

    I shall wait!

    1. Thank you, Maria :) I'm also very excited about this one. I would love to read about about a MOC in India... I've always wanted to visit. xx

  2. What an ambitious premise! Personally, I think we need more contemporary fiction set outside the U.S. Looking forward to this book.

    1. Thanks, Vivien :)
      I hope I'll deliver :D LOL

      I agree, I love contemporary fiction set outside the U.S. as well -- and not just when the characters take a vacation.
      Hope you're having a great day :)