The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

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So in fun news, Aeolian was chosen as a first alternate in Pitch Wars out of 2,000 entries!  Yes, there was a happy dance in this house early this morning!  


The Next
Big Thing…every author’s silent (and perhaps not so silent) dream.
Welcome to
my blog hop! For those who aren’t familiar with a blog hop…it’s like a treasure
hunt – once you find something on one blog, you hop on over to the next blog
link for more treasure. In this case, the treasure is a wealth of new and
exciting books. Some are still being written, some are just being released.
Either way, it’s a treasure and I’d like to thank Joy
for tagging me to participate.
This is where you get to see what I spent all last deployment working on, and what keeps me up still until the wee hours of the morning editing and writing the sequel.  I’m hoping you’ll like my imaginary friends as much as I do.  
Let the
Q&A begin…
is the working title of your book?

Aeolian.  Yes, it’s slightly weird, but it fit so appropriately.
or What inspired you to write this book?

Aeolian is about loving someone you’re destined to have, but wondering if destiny forced that love, or if it’s genuine.  That kind of question can rip something apart and it does.  I’ve always wondered about the vagaries of fate, the small events that collide to bring us to where we are, and what would happen if there was more than one person we were “meant to be with.”  Can you fight fate?  Aeolian sprung from that.

What genre does your book fall under?
Genre: Paranormal
Category: Young Adult

is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A young girl uses her ability to channel energy to save the hidden society from which she descends, but with those powers comes a grave choice between her first love and the mage who saved her life, one of whom is waiting for the chance to destroy our world.
actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Aeolian has a huge, ensemble cast.  I can’t help it; I like my imaginary friends.  But I did cast a few of the main characters, so my beta-readers can smile.  
Dayenara (main character): Brit Robertson
Dayenara has a strength she constantly underestimates as she learns to stand on her own two feet.  She loves fiercely, and she’s not afraid to walk away from everything she loves to fight for free will.  In the running to be the chosen, the Daughter of the House of Air.  

Christian: Freddie Strout
Christian, what can we say besides yummm at the shirtless pic?  No, seriously though.  Christian is Dayenara’s first love.  He’s protective and kind, but jealous to a fault.  He’s brave and definitely crush-worthy.

Aidan:  Dean Geyer
Overly intense, Irish, Son of the House of Earth, deliciously gorgeous.  He’s Paired to Dayenara and refuses to give in to fate.  Master secret-keeper and the ultimate advocate of free will.   

Marissa: Lucy Hale

Dayenara’s fraternal twin sister, and a ROYAL pain in the butt.  Also in the running to be the Daughter of the House of Air, and willing to do anything to get it, including kill her sister.  

Denton:  Darren Criss 

Son of the House of Water.  Remarkably understanding and kind, but often overlooked.  
Makanna:  Crystal Liu

Daughter of the House of Fire, and more likely to punch you in the face than hold your hand or let you close enough to hurt her.  She’s loyal, abrasive, and all around fan-freaking-tastic.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Agency Represented.  I have full manuscripts being reviewed by two agents as well as a production company, so I sleep with my fingers crossed and my cell phone near my ear.  No, seriously though, I really do.  It’s so sad even my husband makes fun of me.

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

A year off and on.  I wrote it during Jason’s 3rd deployment when I couldn’t sleep at night, never thinking it would turn out half as wonderful as it is.  I really love this book.  
else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

This book isn’t for the girl who wants to read about being saved by the extraordinary boy over and over again.  This book is for the young women who want to know an extraordinary girl caught in astonishing circumstances rising to meet that challenge by fulfilling her own potential.  

In our world, there are forces working just beneath the surface of our society.  Those who can channel energy are split between Sentinels, who guard us by using their natural abilities, and Drainers, who siphon energy from their unwilling victims.  With three of the Sentinels’ Elemental Houses having selected their chosen, their Progeny, only the House of Air is undecided, and the key to defeating the Drainers rests deep within the lost House of Air, which is under Drainer control, and has been for 16 years.  

Torn between her first love, and the mage who saved her life, Dayenara faces a choice that will alter the future of the Sentinels.  After all, a traitor in their midst knows where the House is, and he’s waiting to destroy everything Dayenara loves – that is, if she doesn’t do it herself first by choosing the wrong guy to trust.  

to learn more about my book? Check out my website:
for joining me in the treasure hunt…
Monika Pardon is also talking about her novel,The Whispering, on her blog!.

And will be up for next week!

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