Posted by: Author | January 8, 2013

The Next Big Thing – Part Two


The Next Big Thing Blog Hop is a chance for authors to respond to ten questions about their latest book. The author then tags the person who first tagged them, plus 5 other authors who will post on their blogs the following Wednesday.

Thanks to  JL Hammer for tagging me to participate. Click the link below to find out about her latest romantic suspense, Blue Horizon.


Here are my answers to the questions- I’ve done this before and this time, I chose to talk about Doctor, Lover, Baronet which will be released on January 22, 2013 by BookStrand Publishing.


Please feel free to comment and ask questions. Here is my Next Big Thing!

1: What is the working title of your book?

Doctor, Lover, Baronet is the final title but for the longest time, it was called A New Day

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

I started writing this in 2007 and I was led to write it because of the issues of socialized medicine being discussed in this country and some of my friends who had bad experiences with that type of medical care in the UK.  I thought the subject was timely back then and little did I know that it would take me so long to quit screwing around with it and submit it.

3: What genre does your book come under?

contemporary romance

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? A young Colin Firth for Colin (of course) and Sandra Bullock for Donya

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

A woman falls for her doctor but complications from her medical treatment and the fact that he’s a baronet cause problems for them.

6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?

BookStrand Publishing will be publishing it on Jan 22, 2013

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

two months but then I rewrote and rewrote it for years. I called it my “dicking around” story since I couldn’t ever leave it alone and be satisfied with it.

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

Any general contemporary novel. This one is a departure for me since there is no mystery, no dead body and no suspense element. I hope the readers like the departure.

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

A friend in the UK who had a collapsed lung and had to wait an abnormally long period of time to get medical attention.

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

There are a plethora of sex scenes in this one, so if that’s what the reader likes, there will be a lot of that. <g>

Since I did this before and already hit up my buds on that post, I’ve run out of people to tag, I’m not tagging this time since I believe some of the folks I tagged last time played and I don’t want to impose on them to play again.


  1. Since my day job is in medicine, this one sounded interesting BEFORE you mentioned all the sex scenes…
    All the best with your release!

    • LOL Liv. I was hoping that the folks who thought medical issues weren’t interesting would like the sex part. Thanks for the good wishes. If you read it, I hope my medical research passes muster.

  2. Very cool. I’m excited for this story to be available. I’ve worked in the medical field all my life, so am drawn to these types of stories.

    • Thanks Laurie. Man, the pressure is on between you and Liv, I’m a nervous wreck that I got the medical parts right. Lol. Be kind.

  3. I’ve already enjoyed one of your other books, so I can’t wait to give this a read. I loved this comment:”I rewrote and rewrote it for years. I called it my “dicking around” story since I couldn’t ever leave it alone and be satisfied with it.” I had a novel like that as well 🙂

    • Thanks JL. I hope this one is well received because I’m still insecure about it since it has no dead bodies, etc. lol.

    • Did you ever get your long term project out there, JL?

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