Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Next Big Thing



The Next Big Thing (Week 29).

When Robert K. Lewis, one of the most amazing and utterly kick-butt writers I know, asked me if I'd take part in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop, I couldn't say no.  And did I mention he's got a book being released in just a few months?  Guaranteed to blow you away.  

Figured this would be a great opportunity to tell you a little more about my most current books.

1- What is the working title of your book? 
I'm currently working on A Highland Heist.  It's the third book in my series, following The Highlander's Hope and A Highland Home. 
2- Where did the idea come from for the book? 
In the first book, my main characters find these priceless jewels, so I figured it would be fun to incorporate the jewels into this third book, since my two main characters deal with security-- one builds contraptions for museums and the other does computer security.  But their personalities are completely at odds, so it makes for some fun moments.
3- What genre does your book fall under?
It's a contemporary romance with a touch of suspense.
4- Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I think Noah Huntley would be pretty close for Conall.  Not sure about Maggie-- she's Irish and really spunky.  I'm open to suggestions!
5- What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A long lost treasure, a smart and sexy historian and Scotland's most eligible bachelor-- what could go wrong?
6- Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
The entire series is self published with the first in the series free!
7- How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I'm still working on A Highland Heist, but most my books take 3-6 months to write.
8- What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?
It's really a lot of fun, and a light read. 

Tagged for next week (Week 30) is my very talented writer friend, Jean Oram, who writes not only amazing non-fiction about keeping your kids happy and healthy, but also writes wonderfully fun romances. Check out her blog next Wednesday, December 26, when it's her turn to post answers to these same questions about her own works-in-progress!

4 comments:

Jean Oram said...

Your stories totally are a fun read. I can't wait until you are done book three as I developed a bit of a crush on Conall when he made appearances in books one and two.

Calista Taylor said...

Thanks so much, Jean!! I love Conall, too! lol. Though it's probably because he's the most, out of all my characters, like my husband. : )

Stephanie said...

Im excited you are branching out with a new series but i really need to know what happens with Seth, Gavin, Phoebe and the Revolution. When will book 3 be available? Have you started working it?

Cali MacKay said...

Stephanie, thanks so much for your interest in the Viridis series! I do have the third Viridis book in the works and it's about a 1/3 of the way done. I'm hoping to have it available this summer, and will be sure to post updates here.