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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

Fellow Author, Lauren Blakely tagged me for The Next Big Thing where you chat about what you're working on. Thanks to Lauren Blakely for including me! Check out what I've been working on. 
What is the working title of your book? Seven Years of Bad Luck

Where did the idea come from for the book? Well, the story line in SYBL has evolved from multiple places. It is a patch work drawing from the lives of multiple people who are close to me. There are many parallels to my own life in the book. People will be glad to know that Kathleen Cooper and Cheyenne Reed are REAL people and many of the events in the book actually happened. That is why Kat and Chey, as they are affectionately called in the book, are banned from a select few cities in the continental United States. Okay, I'm only kidding...maybe. 

What genre does your book fall under? I have been calling it Contemporary Romance with a healthy dose of Erotica. *Shrugs* What can I say?!
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Excellent question! I actually have never thought of that since most of the characters in SYBL are actual people. I suppose if I had to pick based only on physical looks I would have to choose Emma Stone to play the part of Kathleen Cooper. Reese Witherspoon for Cheyenne Reed. Gerard Butler as the incredible Benjamin Chase and last but certainly not least, David Beckham as Tucker Barrett.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Kathleen Cooper's shattered self-image due to her painful past puts her heart in danger of never finding true love but it's her misguided choices that put more than just her heart in danger. That's a tough one.
Will your book be self-published?

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
82 days.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I think it has many things in common with other fantastic books. It's hard to say specifically one over another. 

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I would have to say the story of Kathleen Cooper is what inspired me. I put off telling the whole sordid story and finally the it seemed to take on a life of it's own and refused to go untold any longer. I was compelled to write Seven Years of Bad Luck. I often wondered who was in charge, me or the story.
What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
I think readers will love to find out who these characters are and what about their real lives made them interesting enough to be included in a romance novel. Their unique relationships with each other are endearing and their whirlwind lives are thrilling to read about. It doesn't get much more interesting than love, sex, tragedy, mystery, and danger.  

Head over to www.goodreads.com and add Seven Years of Bad Luck to your to-read list. Follow me on Twitter, https://twitter.com/JaimiLMcCormick, and find me on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004848574267

*A side note* Every one look out for the release of Lauren Blakely's book CAUGHT UP IN US expected January 2013. Check out her Blog at http://laurenblakelybooks.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-next-big-thing.html  

And now I tag  JB McGee. http://www.facebook.com/jbmcgeebooks! Her novel, Mending, the second part of the This trilogy is fresh on Amazon and Smashwords RIGHT NOW! Go get it. Go JB!


  1. I love that you know exactly how many days SYBL took to write! 82! Awesome...Can't wait to read it!!! xoxo