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Next Big Thing Blog Hop! Marital Bitch (a Men with Badges book) (post 2 of 3)

And here’s post 2 of 3 for the NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP!

Men with Badges Marital Bitch

What is the working title of your book?
Marital Bitch (a Men with Badges book)—currently with editor for final edits

I have a tentative release schedule for the end of January

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Twilight—err—the Twilight fandom. MARITAL BITCH was originally posted as a web serial as a derivative fiction (more on what that means to come in a future post.

As for the way the characters behave (which is unlike anything which Stephenie Meyer ever wrote), Brad and Colleen are my own screwed-up ideal couple. I decided to try my hand at a romance and well, this is what came out.

What genre does your book fall under?
Contemporary Romance

What is a one sentence synopsis of your book?
Lifelong friends Brad and Colleen decide to marry, find out they’re stuck being married, and eventually realize it’s what they actually wanted all along.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Alicia Silverstone as the ever-ridiculous but totally awesome Colleen Frasier Patrick aka pretty girl

Jake Gyllenhaal as the crass but genuinely kind and loveable Bradley Patrick aka pretty boy (but he’d have hair and it would be reddish brown!)

Will your book be self-published or agented?

How long did it take for you to write your first draft?
The original 30-odd chapters were posted for immediate consumption as a web serial over the course of exactly one year.

What else about your book might pique the readers’ interest?

If you like _______, you might like MARITAL BITCH:

  • Heroes who talk and act like men you actually know
  • Heroines who are wonderfully insane and deal with all those same emotions the rest of us do
  • Boston (or even men who speak with thick Boston Irish accents. Yum!)
  • Romance that builds naturally
  • Characters with depth (take that, Harlequin!)
  • Dick and fart jokes (you know you enjoy them)
  • Men with badges (yep, MARITAL BITCH is the first in a line of romances featuring men with badges!)

Here’s a sneak peek from one of my top three scenes in the whole book:

“It’s about time,” she says. “That idiot is in love with you, but you’ve got your head too far up your own butt to see it.” I scoff, but she’s not laughing anymore. Not even a tiny little smile. She’s not joking. She really believes this. Darla wouldn’t lie to me about this. If she’s saying it, it’s because she believes it; but do I?

“You know what’s worse?” she asks. I shake my head, looking away. This conversation has not gone how I expected it to. We’re getting into some very serious territory here that I hadn’t planned on. “You’re in love with him, too. But once again, your head is up your own butt and you don’t even realize it.”

Thanks for reading (post one of three) in THE NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP!

I’m tagging…

Adrianne James

If you want to get in on the blog hop, there’s still time. Just pop over and shoot Adrianne an e-mail so she can tag you!


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