The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I am so excited to be part of The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. First  of all I must thank K.L Toth for inviting me to take part in this. I still don’t know how we met on Twitter but I’m so glad we did.  It is exciting to share the details of the new book I have been working on. Hopefully my answers to the next ten questions will give you some insight on who I am and what my new book is all about.

Well here goes nothing, I hope you enjoy it.

Q1: What is the working title of your book?

Letting Go (Hold on Tight 2)

Q2: Where did the idea for the book come from?

Letting Go is the squeal to Hold on Tight. I got the whole idea for the first book watching old episodes of Dawson’s Creek. I wanted to write a love story with two guys who can make your heart flutter. I wanted the reader to be as confused as the protagonist Emma is. Letting Go begins at the exact moment Hold on Tight ends. 

Q3: What genre does your book fall under?

YA Romance Contemporary 

Q4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I love and hate this question. I always say if they made any of books into a movie I would want the parts to be played by unknown actors. But if I have to pick I will say I would like Emma Paige to be played by Victoria Justice, Court Dobberson to be played by Ken Luckey, and Nash Harrison to be played by Nolan Gerard Funk.

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Q5: What’s one sentence synopsis for your book?

To be with the one you love you must be willing to let go of the past.

Q6: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

It will be self-published. I fell in love with the whole process when I published Hold on Tight.

Q7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

I want to say six weeks, but I lost that first copy when I lost my laptop. Yes, I made the biggest mistake any writer can EVER make, I didn’t back up my work. I was using a new computer and thought what could happen? I can leave my laptop on top of my car roof and lose everything is what can happen. So after shedding many tears I had to start all over again, which was really hard, because all I kept thinking was I wrote it so much better the first time. So in total it’s taken me six months. Wow I didn’t even realize it was that long.  I can honestly say a lot of sweat and tears when into writing this book.

Q8: What other books would you compare this story to, within your genre?

I guess I can compare it to The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han, only because of the love triangle. 

Q9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?

I actually wanted to write another book before I wrote the sequel to Hold on Tight, but as people read it they began to ask me for the next book. So I thought if I don’t write it now, I might never write it. Besides, I had the characters already embedded in my head.

Q10: What else about your book might pique the readers’ interest?

The POV in this book is not only Emma, but one of the guys gets to tell his side of the story too. Please don’t think just because he’s telling the story he is the one Emma chooses.

Now I’m excited to pass the torch to two exciting, amazing writers, who will tell you all about their work when they post on December 12th and December 14th. These two writers are:

Danielle Sibarium

Leigh Statham

Ladies, take it away…

2 thoughts on “The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

  1. […] you Maria Monteiro for inviting me to join in The Next Big Thing blog hop! I’m excited about this one because I […]

  2. kltoth says:

    I can’ t wait for the release of this book!!! You totally had me at the Dawson’s Creek inspiration mention. I just rewatched the entire series not long ago. Lol. But seriously, your book sounds like its going to be great. Nothing better to keep you turning the pages in rapt attention than a passionate love triangle.

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