I’m terribly disorganised so I ended up doing the Next Big Thing Blog Hop as Keziah Hill instead of DB Tait. Here’s what I said:
What is your working title of your book?
The Laws of Passion
Where did the idea come from for the book?
A life time ago, I was a political activist. In my heart I still am, but I’m lazy. So I thought I’d meld together two of my interests, social justice and romance. The hero and heroine are lawyers. She works in a community legal centre defending the dispossessed and disenfranchised and he works for a big city law firm. Sparks and principles fly. Actually, it’s much more romance than social justice. I did say I was lazy.
What genre does your book fall under?
Light romantic suspense. There isn’t a dead body but there is a mystery. It’s not erotic romance so if I get it published it will be with my Deborah Tait persona.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
God, how I hate this question. Grumble, grumble. No, I’m not going to answer it. The reader will have to make up her/his mind.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Lawyers on opposing sides must work together to prevent tragedy while at the same time resisting the laws of passion.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I’ll submit it hither and thither so we’ll see.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I wrote it a few years ago and from memory I think it took about four months. It needs a serious rewrite which is what I’m working on now.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Maybe Julie James?
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I’ve set it in Balmain, an inner-west suburb of Sydney with a very rich history. It started out as a working-class waterside worker suburb and now is a yuppy paradise. I lived there for a few months in 2002-3 right on the water at East Balmain. If I ever: 1) move back to Sydney and 2) have a lot more money than I do now, I’d love to live there.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
It’s my first non-erotic romance book (although it’s still pretty steamy) and it’s about community in a big city. We read a lot of romance set in rural settings with wonderful home and hearth communities, but it’s possible to find those communities in cities as well.
Now, to hand over this blog hop to others! Please go and visit:
I’m going to tag Paula Roe too because she’s gone MIA and I want to hear what she’s up to. Writing four books at the same time it seems.