The Next Big Thing ~ Blog Hop


What’s a blog hop? It’s a great way readers can discover new authors!  Here, I tell you all about upcoming novel due to come out this August. You’ll also get links below to other authors I’d  like you to check out.

I’d like to thank fellow author Suzy Duffy for inviting me to participate. Click the link below to find out about her latest story Wellesley Wives.


In this particular hop, I’ve answered 10 questions, giving you a few exclusives and sneak peeks …

I hope you enjoy!

1. What’s the title of your book?

Tentatively it’s …  My Mr. Manny

2. Where did the idea come from?

It was actually a prompt given to me and I ran with it.  A lot of my stories come from prompts either wording or pictures.

3. What genre does your book come under?

Contemporary Romance

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

I have a Pinterest page, with some unknown people that I picture as my characters. Check it out My Mr. Manny Pinterest! Other than those pictures I can’t really picture actual actors as my characters. They are pretty unique in my mind. However, when readers get a hold of the book they may be able to come up with actors.

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

With Mia’s trust in Fate and Destiny, her dreams of love and a big family of her own come true.

6. Is your book published by an independent publisher?

Yes! Renaissance Romance Publishing is owned and run by three very lovely women. They are very knowledgable and hands on. At least one of them is available anytime of day or night. They have great staff and some incredible authors signed on as well. All around, I feel at home with them and very honored to be a part of their company.

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

The first draft was written in less than a month, but it was just a short story then. It’s in the process of becoming a novel and I am actually almost finished.

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

I haven’t read anything like this so far. I mean it’s romance, perhaps almost even chick-lit but I can’t compare it to anything I have read.

9. Who or what inspired you to write this book? 

The prompt I received helped a lot as it gave somewhere to start, but the actual idea of family and moving away from home is based roughly on my life. Leaving home, all of my family, and moving to a place where I knew no one when I was 16 left me longing. I missed the family gatherings, get-togethers, the latest gossip, and just being a part of it all.

Being away for a long time you’re no longer part of that pulse–connection–and life goes on for everyone. It’s difficult and even though you move on and gain your own life, part of you is still yearning for what you’re missing back in your home town.

So, it’s inspired by my longing for the closeness I used to share with my extended family back home in Boston.

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

Besides being about family, it’s also about finding one’s true love not just someone that feels right. It’s about Fate and Destiny. Sometimes we have to make mistakes to realize what we really need and want. And in the end it brings family together old and new.

Thank you so much for joining me. I hope you go on to read the authors listed below next Wednesday for their post.

Please like my Facebook page to get some sneak peaks from My Mr. Manny and follow my blog. I also have a book review blog that I use to share books I’ve read and love and Blog Tours for other authors. Check it out … Italian Brat’s Obsessions.

Below are the authors joining me in the Blog Hop, next Wednesday.

Do be sure to bookmark and add them to your calendars for updates and New Releases! Happy Writing and Reading!

1.   S.A. Jones 

2.   Brandy Nacole

3.   KQ Salsbury

4.  Lisa Bilbrey

5.  Jane Risdon

6.  Aslaug Gorbitz

Happy Wednesday, all!!