Monday, January 21, 2013


There are the books everyone has heard about: Twilight, Hunger Games, Fifty Shades of Gray. But what about all those books written by people you’ve never heard of? Some of them are treasures, just waiting to be found, and that’s what this blog hop is all about: the books you might not have heard about, but that you might end up loving.

This blog hop is like a game of tag. One author posts and tags five other authors who link back to their website the next week and tag five new authors. If you follow the blog hop long enough, you’re bound to find some books you’ll love! Maybe you’ll even discover a book that ends up being the next big thing.

I was tagged by two authors: A.L. Sowards and Karey White. 

You can learn more about Sowards and her book Espionage from her website (, facebook page ( or through twitter (@ALSowards). Espionage is available for purchase in most LDS bookstores and on Amazon.

You can learn more about Karey White via her blog ( You can read my interview with Karey as well as a review of Gifted here. And don't miss out on her much anticipated new release (Dec 2012) For What It's Worth! 

This blog hop includes a few questions to help you learn more about an author’s current work in progress, so here’s a little info about my current project:

1: What is the working title of your book?  All the Finer Things 

2: Where did the idea come from for the book?  The entire story-line unfolded to me one night in a dream. I saw the characters,  

3: What genre does your book fall under?  Fictional Suspense (with maybe a touch of Romance!) 

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?  Ooh, tough call. I'm gonna have to go with Trevor Donovan as the rugged Ammon Carter, Bradley Cooper in the dark role of steely-eyed Dr. Matthew Hamilton, and maybe Amber Heard for my heroine, Megan. 

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Megan Hamilton, the young trophy wife of a highly desired, irresistibly handsome, smooth talking, wealthy plastic surgeon, has the perfect life.... or, does she? 

6: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? Undecided.... leaning towards self-pub.

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? I'm a slow writer: about 9 months.

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Off the top of my head I can't think of any books that deal with the realities of domestic abuse quite as realistically as All the Finer Things. - Movies wise, however, think Sleeping With the Enemy. 

9: Who or What inspired you to write this book? Unfortunately domestic violence is far too rampant today. There are many women in my life whose personal stories inspired All the Finer Things. I think the biggest thing that inspired me was the desire for women/young girls to know that they deserve to be treated with respect and that there is not a man on the planet worth sacrificing your self worth and safety for. 

Here is a list of authors who will be joining the hop. I hope you’ll visit their blogs and learn more about their books. Maybe one of them will become your new favorite author!

1. Mandi Tucker Slack  ( )
4. Jill Vanderwood (

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