Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Romance Weekly

Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn't you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all... About our writing of course! Every week we'll answer questions and after you've enjoyed the blog on this site we'll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask questions in the comment box."

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 Welcome to my wee slice of Romance Weekly. Here are my responses to this week's jackpot questions:

A Hollywood producer is interested in your book. Can you come up with an enticing logline (plot summary of 25 words or less)?

Of course I can. The 25-word version:

A bookish white witch returns every hundred years to reunite with her earthbound soul mate--a Scottish earl turned vampire by a dark wizard's curse.

The slightly more verbose version:

The Queen of Swords brings together romance, history, fantasy, mythology, and the occult to spin a spellbinding tale of a love that has survived for centuries. Cat Fingal, a bookish white witch, returns every 100 years with a hole in her heart she doesn't know how to fill--until she meets Graham, her soul mate who's been earthbound by a dark wizard's curse. Will she find a way to free him the third time around ... or are they destined to repeat the cycle for eternity as star-crossed lovers?

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

This collage shows my casting choices for Cat and Graham, the heroine and hero of The Queen of Swords. Cat would be played by someone like Emily Blunt. British, dark haired, and beautiful in an unconventional way. Graham would be played by Rupert Friend, who I used as the physical model for his character while writing the book. For some of my blog interviews, I also have created Pinterest boards of the characters and settings for The Queen of Swords (out now) and my next book, The Knight of Wands (coming soon). Here's the link if you want to check them out: http://www.pinterest.com/ninamason165/

Does the storyline of your novel compare with any films out there?

If it does, I'm not aware of them. There are similarities between my plot and Frances Ford Coppola's Dracula in that my heroine is the reincarnation of the vampire's former love, but that's about all they have in common.

Thanks for stopping by. Time to swing over to Amy Jarecki's blog to see how she will answer these same three questions.


  1. Emily and Rupert! How did I not know this? Perfection.

  2. Thanks, ladies. This week's questions were a bit easier than the last few weeks as I'd already done all this work for my blog tour. Rupert, of course, will have to grow his gorgeous hair long again and dye it red to play Graham.

  3. Nina! This story sounds so heartbreaking. AND GOOD!!!!

  4. Great collage, terrific blog!!!

  5. Thanks, JJ. I've got an even bigger collage of the book on Pinterest!

  6. Wow, there are so many choices for the leading man! Why not give each one a test run? LOL

  7. Great answers, loved the log line! :)


Writing smexy paranormals with a Celtic twist. Blogging about good books.