Fellow indie author Darcy Scott tagged me in the Next Best Thing Blog Hop, where you get to answer a set of questions about your current release or a work in progress (WIP).  (Check out her novel, Matinicus, a Blood Writes top 5 Best Pick Mystery!) And now, on with the show!

THE NEXT BIG THING…Blog Hop questions:

What is the (working title) of your book? BAD TRAFFICK

Where did the idea come from for the book? I was inspired to write BAD TRAFFICK after watching a documentary on child sex trafficking at my local community college. At first, I was going to write it as a standalone with completely different characters, but the idea seemed the perfect venue for Leine Basso’s next book. Besides, I really wanted to write about Leine and Santa again 🙂

What genre does your book fall under? Thriller/suspense with a romantic subplot.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Kate Beckinsale and Olivier Martinez.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Ex-assassin Leine Basso must race against the clock to find twelve-year-old Mara on the streets of L.A. before she’s recaptured by a group of vicious traffickers.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? Self-published. Released December 18, 2012. Here’s the link on Amazon:

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? 4.5 months

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? The story is fast-paced and exciting with a touch of romance. It also deals with a twelve-year-old girl who escapes from a group of traffickers and is on her own on the sprawling streets of L.A. I’m not sure I’ve read anything exactly like it, but it’s along the lines of Taken (the movie).

Who or What inspired you to write this book? See the answer to the first question.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Ex-assassin Leine Basso and LAPD Detective Santiago Jensen first meet in SERIAL DATE, book #1 in the Leine Basso Thriller Series. BAD TRAFFICK continues where Serial Date left off.

I’ve tagged the following awesome authors to continue THE NEXT BIG THING…Blog Hop. Please visit their sites and give them some luv!

Jennifer Conner

Chris Karlsen

Darlene Panzera

Wanda DeGolier


About dvberkom

Bestselling author of the Kate Jones and Leine Basso thrillers. View all posts by dvberkom

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