Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Be Inspired Bloghop Meme



I've been tagged in the Be Inspired Bloghop Meme! Thanks to Jeff O for tagging me!

So, this requires answering questions about my WIP and tagging five people. It's come at a good time, too, because I just finished my first draft! Woooooo! Here goes.




1. What is the name of your book?

Death & Co.

2. Where did the idea for your book come from?

It came from an actual place that I went to in Manhattan called Death & Co. The name just SPOKE to me and I knew I had to write a story about it.

3. In what genre would you classify your book?

I'm bad at this, because I'm not completely sure. I'm thinking it's YA Magical Realism, but it might be YA Paranormal Romance.

4. If you had to pick actors to play your characters in a movie rendition, who would you choose?

Hmm, I'm really not sure. I've been searching through pictures online, trying to find someone that resembles my guy MC, but I haven't found one yet. For now, they live entirely in my head. So...pass :)

 5. Give us a one-sentence synopsis if your book.

Oh, crud. This is probably something I should have done BEFORE writing the book, right? Here's a rough one: It's about seventeen-year-old Roslyn Winter who's trapped inside her father's cursed Manhattan lounge, and the boy who gets a job there. I should probably work on a better one, though. :)

6. Is your book already published?

Nope!

7. How long did it take you to write your book?

Technically, 7 months.

8. What other books within your genre would you compare it to? Or, readers of which books would enjoy yours?

It's told in dual POV between the girl and guy MCs, so it would appeal to fans of dual POV. Specific books, though? Maybe Hourglass by Myra McEntire, because there is time-travel (though MUCH more limited), and maybe Shiver by Maggie Steifvater, because my girl MC is part of something magical/paranormal that stops her from having the life she wants, like Sam from Shiver.


9. Which authors inspired you to write this book?

Erin Morgenstern, because I loved how magical the circus itself was in The Night Circus, but it was part of our normal world.

Audrey Niffenegger, because of only one person in the relationship being able to time-travel in The Time Traveler's Wife.

Maggie Stiefvater, because of her dual POV books, and much more than I can only aspire to.

10. Tell us anything that might pique our interest in your book.

There's magic, (very limited) time-travel, cute boys who play music, heartbreak, angst, and kissing.

11. Tag five people!

Steph Sessa 

Jenny Morris 

Darci Cole 

Silent Pages 

Jessica Ruud 

Feel free to participate or not participate if you're tagged, though I'd love to read more about your books! :)


And that's it! What is everyone else working on?

12 comments:

  1. You have me at cute boys that play music! :) Sounds like a fantastic book Amanda! :) Congrats on typing 'the end!'

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    1. Haha :) Thank you! I'm excited to start revisions!

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  2. Sounds wonderful - I also loved The Time Travelers Wife and The Night Circus - great influences :)

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    1. Yes--they are on my "To be re-read" list! So good.

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  3. The more I hear about this the more I want to read it! It sounds amazing, Amanda, and I can't wait to hear even more about it in the future. Also, what a name for a place!

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    1. Thank you! Isn't the name great? I'm obsessed with it :)

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  4. I may have to do this thingie. It looks like fun :)

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  5. Thanks for tagging me. Man, ever since I read the first 10 pages of this I've been dying to know what is up with the lounge and I REALLY, REALLY want to get to see the two main MC's interact.

    Congrats of finishing!!!!!

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  6. You had me at cute boys who play music. If a guy is cute, and then I find out he can play piano, guitar, or drums... forget, I'm done for. And I think I'd probably bow down to Maggie Stiefvater if I ever met her!

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