If you haven't read Part 1 where I introduced Unmoored as my NaNo17 WIP, you can read that first and then come back here.
Okay, all set? Let's jump into Part 2 (as always, questions are from my writer friend, Paper Fury).
Series: The Belgrave Legacy, 2
Author: Zara Hoffman
Genre: Upper YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: ZH Press
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A witch. A siren. Soulmates?
Alec Belgrave is overwhelmed. He's busy protecting his sister Fawn from the forces of Hell while also attending college in a different state. The last thing he expected was to learn their shared best friend was his soulmate.
As a siren, Ivy Moore knows a lot about attraction. But having Supernatural beauty is useless if her own soulmate doesn't see her as anything more than a sisterly best friend. Is it so unreasonable to want her soulmate to want her without fate pulling the strings?
They may be soulmates, but that doesn't mean love will come easily.
Unmoored is a young adult paranormal romance featuring magic and sirens. As a spin-off of The Belgrave Legacy, it can be read as a sequel or a stand-alone book.
Brought to you by Cait from Paper Fury and Sky of Further Up and Further In. You may remember my Beautiful Books 2016 post (and the update) from October 2016, and I found that I really like this link-up (I might be biased since they're both my friends online), so I'm bringing it into the new year with me.
This time, the topic is 2017 Writing Goals. We're already into the 2nd week of 2017, and I have done no writing for The Matchmakers whatsoever (*shields face from being pelted with rotten tomatoes and eggs). I know, I know—I'm a bad author. I've been busy finishing work for an internship, sleeping as much as I can, and preparing to start over at a new school (no biggie) in the middle of the school year (what was I thinking?!). In addition to being late on resuming writing on that, I'm also late on joining this link up, but my philosophy is "better late than never"!
Anyway, read the questions and answers below & feel free to comment some of your own answers, or make your own blog post & join the link up.
You may remember me making a Beautiful Books 2016 post a little while ago about The Matchmakers, and today, Cait (PaperFury) has called for an update, so here it is:
1. Overall, how is your mental state, and how is your novel going?: Truthfully, my mental state is shot to Hell (and not because I'm trying to promote The Belgrave Legacy which has Hell in it). I'm going crazy because I unexpectedly became the head costume person on a show I volunteered as an assistant for, have an exam tomorrow (which I've barely studied for), and 2 papers due next week (which I haven't started yet). NaNoWriMo hasn't even been open on my browser since it started—if I ever get on top of this work, and have time to write, I'll have a lot of catching up to do.
2. What’s your first sentence (or paragraph)?: My sister looks like a goddess as she waits for the tailor to appear. Her waist-length hair is braided in a Dutch crown and diamond jewelry hangs from her ears, wrists, and neck. The only thing missing is a smile. Instead, she frowns at the holographic display of her outfit. “You’d think that after seventy-five years, the Matchmakers would become more flexible with the color scheme.” She whispers the last part, but not quietly enough.
My two friends Cait (@PaperFury) and Sky (@SkyOfTheTiger) do this cool link-up every October (#NaNoPrep month for many of us writers) where writers can share their latest book projects. So, I'm going to do this for The Matchmakers (even though I should've had this done months ago and already be working on Shattered Glass by now).
1. What inspired the idea for your novel, and how long have you had the idea?
I've had this idea since senior year of high school when I was at a mandatory health seminar about the neuroscience of attraction. The lecturer was talking about dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin, and an experiment where an injection of oxytocin caused voles to mate for life after being exposed to each other right after.
2. Describe what your novel is about!
It's a dystopian world where science has become law of the land. There's no more religion, superstition, or the worry about "falling in love." Through arranged marriages, the government maintains the post-WWIII peace and everyone gets Matched to someone without any heartbreak.
I'm a self-published author (because being a college student wasn't hard enough!) and spend most of my time doing homework. I write YA multi-genre fiction for young adults or the young at heart. I love NCIS, BBC's Sherlock,
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