You’re invited to my Next Big Thing and Tag Blog Hop

I’ve been tagged by Linsey Lanier in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. She writes the Miranda’s Rights Mystery series and tongue-in-cheek fairy-tale short stories which are a lot of fun to read.

What is this Next Big Thing and what’s in it for you, my readers? I’ve answered ten questions about the latest story I’m working on and I ‘tag’ at least five other authors to do the same. They’ll perform this same exercise in the next week or two on their blogs so you’ll have a chance to find new authors to read.

So, here’s my Q&A:

What is your working title of your book? IOU Wife. And actually, I think this title will stick.

Where did the idea come from for the book? Hmm. I’m not sure, to be honest. I started the book about three years ago, then set it aside. I do that whenever I have a good idea but am working on something else. I’ll write what comes to me, make notes so I don’t forget my thoughts for the story, then go back to my current WIP (work in progress).

What genre does your book fall under? It’s historical. Late 1800’s American frontier romance.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Oh, wow, that’s thinking positively, isn’t it? Let’s see… maybe Dakota Fanning or Dianna Agron to play the part of Hallie and James Franco or Channing Tatum to play Jacob.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?  A wealthy rancher, in need of someone to care for his recently orphaned nephew, settles a poker debt owed him by taking the man’s eldest daughter as his wife.

What avenue will you take to publish this book? Since I’ve already bought the cover art, I’ll Indie/self-publish this one.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?   I’ve just recently started writing on it again. I’m not sure the finished length of this one, but I suspect I’m about one-third of the way through.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?  If pressed, I’d say it’s close to a Harlequin’s historical with lots of sexy sizzle!

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Neither of them want to be married. Jacob can’t see himself as a family man. Hallie wants freedom from a tyrannical father, but not as property of another man. Both have painful pasts and a lot to overcome before they can trust their hearts to another.  

And the author’s I’ve tagged are listed below. Please check out their websites and familiarize yourself with their work. I hope they’re able to participate. Who knows? You might just find another author to read.

Brenna Crowder

Mary Marvella 

Natasha Moore

Amanda DeWees

Sally Sorenson

Lindi Peterson


About Carol Burnside / Annie Rayburn

Carol Burnside is an award-winning author of "Sizzling romance with heart and humor." She almost always has a glass of sweet tea within arm's reach.
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6 Responses to You’re invited to my Next Big Thing and Tag Blog Hop

  1. marymarvella says:

    Hey, you certainly get me involved in strange stuff! Your next story sounds interesting.


  2. Carol Burnside / Annie Rayburn says:

    Thanks, Mary. I can’t wait to read about what you’re working on.


  3. tamibrothers says:

    Cool! A historical. Can’t wait to read it. 🙂


  4. Oh, that sounds like another good story from you, Carol. I love the title IOU Wife. Thanks for being my tagee. 🙂


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