Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The Next Big Thing

I've been tagged by the lovely Kate Hardy to be part of The Next Big Thing blog.  You basically answer a series of questions about your latest book.  But before I get to that I want to let you know that I was SUPER excited to find out my February release is going to be paired with Kate Hardy's next book.  I've read Kate's books for the last five years and she was one of the people who encouraged and inspired me to write for Mills and Boon, so sharing a book with her is just awesome!  Her Inescapable Temptation comes out in February.
But in the meantime on to The Next Big Thing

What is the title of your book?
Her Christmas Eve Diamond
How did you come by the idea?
I begged my editor to write a Christmas story as I love all things Christmassy.  I also wanted to set my story in Glasgow and introduce some Scottish words and foods!
What genre does your book fall under?
Medical Romance

Which actors would you choose to play your characters if it were a movie?
My hero is based on the delicious Bradley Cooper and my heroine on the actress Stana Katic who plays Kate Beckett in Castle.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
When The Grinch meets the Christmas Fairy who will come out on top?
Will your book be self-published or traditional?
It was published by Harlequin Mills and Boon in November in the UK, USA, Australia and France.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Around 2 months.  I tend to write 1000 words a day.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
My definite love of Christmas!  I'm just about to start next year's Christmas book!

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
This story also focuses on a dad who has been separated from his child and a woman who is struggling to adjust to her Gran's worsening dementia.

Nurse Cassidy Rae is a stickler for rules, but even she revels in the magoc of Christmas! This year, however, new registrar Brad Donovan's surfer-boy good looks and cocky charm are severely testing her goodwill to all men.  But in the festive season miracles can happen, and Brad's about to give Cassidy a Yuletide to remember...