“The Next Big Thing” Blog tour

I was honored by being tagged by Helen C. Johannes.  She is an author and Epic Award Winner in Fantasy Romance Category.  

She is working on another great project so check it out.

Visit her blog at http://helencjohannes.blogspot.com

What is the title of your next book?

Next book to be published is “Wind of Change”  Element of Wind and Fire Trilogy 

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I have introduced Luke Belmont at the end of “Rose Revealed” without giving him a name.  Back then, he was just the young man who saved Rose Windham’s life and he smelled like the ocean.

When I started to work on idea for the next installment of Rose Windham’s story, I realized that I know very little about the two young men that are her future.  Their story was too important to leave alone.  The events that took place in Luke’s and Kristian’s childhood, alter their paths and shape their future. 

What genre does your book fall under?

Young Adult paranormal.  It is a story of growing up and testing friendships.

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

ImageLuke Belmont would be played by Steven R. McQueen.  Confident young man with big heart who is willing to sacrifice anything for a friend, and even after betrayal still sees only the best in people.





Kristian Donahue is the dark and handsome Brant Daugherty.  He is everyone’s favorite golden boy on the outside, but pure darkness on the inside. 

He is a typical nature versus nurture, which one will win is not entirely up to him.




Rose Windham is not only beautiful, but smart and kind.  She is Alexis Knapp.  Without memory of who she is and where she came from, it is not the past she doesn’t remember that will define her, but the choices she makes in the present. 


What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Luke Belmont would do anything for his best friend so it is up to him to save Kristian Donahue from his father’s ridicule and abuse before Kristian’s choices turn him into the monster his father wants him to be and best friends become mortal enemies.   

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

I love writing and would like one day be represented by an agent, but this story will be self published

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

The manuscript is half way done, I am planning on finishing first draft by March 2013

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

I write from the heart, about things I haven’t read before, hoping that my readers will find my voice fresh and exciting.  There are many wounded heroes, in Young Adult stories, like Jace Wayland, from the Mortal Instruments series, Ren Laroche in Nighshade series, Luke and Kristian are no different. 

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

I always start with a scene, this book was no different.  I started with writing fight scene between Luke and Kristian.  My best friend from childhood was an inspiration for Luke. He was the most honest and selfless person I’ve ever met in my life, his sister was very much like Kristian.  I believe ties of friendship between two young men are more dynamic and I wanted to explore that in this book.

What else about your book might pique the reader interest?

“Wind of Change” is a story of growing up.  This story explores the dark side of friendship.  What situations define your life?  When does a boy become a man? 

I have talked enough about my new story, and it is time for me to share the next group of talented writes I think you should hear about.  Please visit their blogs and read about “The Next Big Thing” coming from them:

Lori Meyer http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4530263.Lori_Meyer/blog

A.L Davroe http://www.aldavroe.com/

Aria Bellamy http://ariabellamyauthor.wordpress.com

Thank you for visiting,



~ by eveajamesauthor on December 18, 2012.

One Response to ““The Next Big Thing” Blog tour”

  1. Eve, this sounds wonderfully developed and true to the nature of friendship. I love your pictures and the explanations of each character’s motivations. Is this scene you began with the actual beginning scene or a pivotal scene in the book? I usually visualize some of the pivotal scenes but have a hard time choosing just the right beginning.

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