Blog Hop: The Next Big Thing

A friend of mine Vickie McKeehan (author of the Evil trilogy and more) asked if I’d participate in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop and I couldn’t say no. These blog hops are always fun and they are a great way to introduce new authors to readers.

I was asked to answer ten questions about my work in progress then tag other authors to do the same.

1: What is the working title of your book?

Tarnished Gold- A Samantha Sungold Novel

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

In my last novel Sterling, Samantha was introduced as a new character and I have had many people who would like to know more about her so she is getting her very own novel. 

3: What genre does your book fall under?

YA, paranormal

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

Hmm… I can’t answer that question, I’m not big on watching TV. But the actress for Samantha would have to be a teenage blonde, not too skinny, and kind of shy. 

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

I eyed the open door to the secret passageway. Here goes nothing, I thought to myself as I walked into the darkness.

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

Self Publish.

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

I can’t honestly say, I write notes in my notebook that I think would be good in my novels and then my drafts change constantly to flow with the chapters and what the characters are up to. I can’t depend on  my drafts to stay within the borders I set, when I start writing the scenes come racing at me. I have written many first drafts and realized that the characters have their own story to tell, but I do try to stay within my original ideas.

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

I haven’t found any other books in my genre to compare this book to. I am sure there are some out there though, I just haven’t found them yet:)

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

Samantha Sungold, of course. She kept whispering in my ear that she wanted her story told!

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

Samantha is used to being on her own and is shy. She’s not as confident as she would like to be around other teens her age and has no idea how to act around them. Throw in those teens who continue to include her in their gang, dead pirates, a not so nice tutor and witchcraft, along with her forgotten memories coming back to her full force and Sorry there aren’t any vampires or werewolves in this book:)


 I’d like to thank all of the authors who are participating in The Next Big Thing with me. Please show them some appreciation and visit their links.


Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: Goodreads:

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