Next Big Thing Blog Hop

Welcome to the NEXT BIG THING Blog Hop.

What is a blog hop? Basically, it’s a way for readers to discover authors who are new to them. I hope you’ll find new-to-you authors whose works you enjoy. On this stop on the blog hop, you’ll find a bit of information on me and one of my books and links to five other authors you can explore!

Book 3: Hoale Construction Mysteries

Book 3: Hoale Construction Mysteries

Bringing Bobby’s Gym into the twenty-first century should have been fun. But the dead guy draped over the weight machine definitely took the joy out of it!

The Hoale Construction gang has taken on the task of bringing Bobby’s gym into the twenty-first century. But the dead guy hanging from the new lat machine is putting a serious crimp in their timeline. When Bobby becomes the number one suspect for the murder, Adam and the gang are forced to try and clear him. But who is the guy? And was Bobby really the last one to see him alive? Questions only seem to multiply the deeper they dig. Until they uncover a connection with a group of thugs who call themselves the Indiana Mobsters. Things just continue to spiral downward from there.

Links to other books in the series:
A Hoale Lot of Trouble
Hoaley Ill-Manored 

My gratitude to fellow author, Sam Cheever, for inviting me to participate in this event. You can click the following links to learn more about Sam and her books:

Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Blog

In this blog hop, my fellow authors and I, in our respective blogs, have answered ten questions about our current book or work-in-progress (giving you a sneak peek). We’ve also included some behind-the-scenes information about how and why we write what we write–the characters, inspirations, plotting and other choices we make. I hope you enjoy it!

Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts and questions. Here is my Next Big Thing!

1: What is the working title of your book?

The title is Hoaley Inexplicable, based on the main character whose name is Adam Hoale.

2: Where did the idea come from for the book?

I LOVE M/M Romantic Suspense/Mystery. So when I was looking to do a series in this genre I came up with the idea of doing it around a gay construction company owner who rehabs and flips houses/businesses for a living. His crew is mostly gay, which makes the storylines even more fun as they maneuver through the challenges of just being them as well as the challenge of solving mysteries and staying safe.

3: What genre does your book come under?

The books are M/M and fall into the area of cozy mysteries with sex. #:0) They could also be considered romantic suspense because there’s a lot of action in them to keep my characters on their toes.

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

Jason Bateman, who I think is adorable, would be great as Adam. I’d like to see Josh Duhamel play the role of Dirk.

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

Bringing Bobby’s Gym into the twenty-first century should have been fun. But the dead guy draped over the weight machine definitely took the joy out of it!

6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?

I actually published this series under my own imprint, Electric Prose Publications.

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

The Hoale Mysteries are all right around 50k so they take me about six weeks to write and polish.

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

One of my favorite authors in this genre is Josh Lanyon. I would compare the books in this series to Josh’s Adrien English books. I think Josh and I have similar writing styles and, like the Adrien English series, this series is based on an often funny and sometimes heartbreaking relationship between the main character, Adam, who is confident in his homosexuality, and his on again/off again relationship with a sexy man who isn’t always so confident.

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

Some really great romantic suspense books in the M/M genre inspired me to try my hand at a series of my own. As I mentioned above I read a lot of Josh Lanyon’s books in the same genre. I also love L.B. Gregg’s books in this genre.

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

Like the first two books in the series, Hoaley Inexplicable is rife with fun and quirky secondary characters to make the plight of the two main characters even more interesting. The straight man in the group is Detective Craig Clandestine (CC), a strictly by the book cop who just can’t wrap his mind around Adam’s unique way of doing things. Adam’s business partner, Maddy is a lesbian and a firecracker, who keeps Adam and the boys in line as best she can. The flamboyant Mink is a realtor with a large presence and a big heart. And then there’s Walter…Adam’s ungainly and phobia-riddled pooch… Walter can’t poop if anybody’s watching, has to sit in one spot, facing in one direction when riding in the car, and has a very large nose for trouble of the killer or rodent variety. Working together they make a pretty impressive (and entertaining) team!

The wonderful Mychael Black will be joining me virtually, via blog, next Wednesday. Please be sure to bookmark Mychael’s site, and add it to your calendars for updates on Mychael’s upcoming books! Happy Writing and Reading!

Mychael Black: