Monday, October 15, 2012

All About Martinis with the Devil

Hi, blog friends! I was tagged by my new blog and Twitter friend Yelena Casale to participate in the 18th week of The Next Big Thing Bloghop. It's fun because you get to talk about one of your WIPs, and I've chosen Martinis with the Devil, my adult urban fantasy. So, here goes.

What is the working title of your book?

Already spilled that one.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

Hmmm... should I admit this? Haven't shared this before. So, I had read Twilight recently (no, don't groan, it's not going in the direction you think it is). And suddenly this voice just pops into my head and starts chattering away. Since Twilight is all about a 17-year-old falling in love so desperately she wants to become immortal to stay with this person, the sarcastic voice in my head wanted to know what happens when you're so sure of something, and you become immortal - and then you get dumped and have to spend eternity contemplating your stupidity. So, it was around this loud, sassy, sarcastic voice that the whole story was born. Zyan would simply not leave me alone.

What genre does your book fall under?

Urban fantasy.

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

Actually, you can see my characters on my Pinterest board for Martinis here.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Haven't really polished my one-liner yet, so this is a bit rough: A rogue witch/vampire must choose between the revenge she's sought for over 200 years and working within the law to save the planet from a demon invasion.

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

Repped by an agency I hope. I'm still working on that :)

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

Four months.

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

It has some of the snark of the Anita Blake series, but without the (IMO) over-the-top sex and violence that developed later in the series.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

Kind of covered this above - I guess you could say it was Twilight in a way. Mostly my main character bugging me relentlessly until I wrote her story.

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

Martinis is a fun, sexy, fast read. It has a great mix up vamps, witches, shifters, weres, faeries, angels, demons and even cyclops. I've had a lot of people that have read an excerpt say they loved it even if they're not usually fans of fantasy or vampire books.

So, that's it for my answers! I have tagged my dear blog friend Rachna Chabbria for next week's post! Please go see her post next week, and don't forget to check out my tagger Yelena, especially if you like urban fantasy.

Hope everyone has a rad week!


  1. Oh, sounds interesting! I like that idea--becoming immortal to be with an immortal, and then getting dumped. Much luck with finding a publisher!

  2. I love the premise! It makes sense that sometime or another that passionate love affair is going to end. Then what do you do with eternity? Hmmm...


  3. I like the twist on your story idea! Getting dumped - funny.

  4. I love the twist on your story, Alexia. It sounds very interesting. Hope you snag an agent fast :)

    My post will go up on Friday.

  5. It sounds like an awesome story, Alexia. My fingers crossed you get this one on the shelves so I can buy a copy. =o)

  6. Love the name Zyan and I'm all for a sassy voice! :)

  7. Sounds very cool. I like your premise, and the fact that it is like the early Anita Blake novels.

  8. I love the idea of a sassy, sarcastic voice! The story sounds awesome.

  9. Such a great idea! You never really wonder what happens "after the bite," so I love the idea that things may not magically work out like they do in other stories. I also love your Pinterest board... You have a new Pinterest follower!

  10. Wow that sounds like an awesome idea for a book. And your voice in your blog is very fresh and easy to read so I bet the book is just awesome! Thanks for sharing.


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