Thursday, January 03, 2013

I've been TAGGED by Julie Lessman

My very good friend and author, Julie Lessman TAGGED me on a BLOG HOP BOOK TOUR and this is how it works. I will answer the following questions and then tag another author so you can read their answers to the same questions. It’s a fun way to learn a little bit more about my upcoming book, Swept Away, releasing in February, so here we go!

What is/was the working title of your most current or upcoming book?

Swept Away (book #1 in the Trouble in Texas Series)

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I got the idea for Swept Away while doing research into Andersonville Prison for my just-completed Kincaid Brides series. The idea percolated while I finished that series, but some of what went on in Andersonville was so interesting that I followed some of those men, who found a bond that was closer than a brother, into Post Civil War Texas.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Ruthy MacNeil isn’t all that upset when a flash flood separates her from the no-account family who raised her but she’s rescued by Luke Stone on his way to start a range war . . . so there are more chances to die in her immediate future.

How long did it take you to write your manuscript?

I write two full length manuscripts a year but they don’t take six months, more like four, but a finished manuscript still needs time spent on it, revising, so I used up the six months usually.

What celebrities best describe your hero and heroine?

Have you seen the new Superman? Henry Cavill. Oh My Gosh! From now on just assume all my heroes look like him unless I say different. Only my hero is of Italian heritage for Henry Cavill with raven black hair and black eyes.

And my heroine is red headed Irish. She looks like that woman on the cover of the Celtic Women album with coiled up hair, only really red and freckled skin.

Mary Connealy


Abbi Hart said...

I honestly can't wait for this book!!!! It sounds amazing and, based on your other books, it will be! I always do a giddy happy dance whenever I find out there will be another one of your books and then another dance when the description and cover image are released! Thank you so much for writing such amazing books!

Mary Connealy said...

Thanks so much, Abbi.