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Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing:
What is the working title of your book?
Hot & Forbidden is about two of the cousins falling in love.
The forbidden is always enticing. How do Nicolas and Daniella
deal with their forbidden love? Why is their love forbidden?
How can they overcome the obstacles without losing their love?
La familia has a secret. Can this be the key that will set their love free?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
It is part of my De La Cruz series. It’s the second book in the series. It all began
with a dream. I dreamed my story over and over again. I decided to write this
novel after several weeks of dreaming about all of these characters.
I started brainstorming and organizing it into outlines. I developed
each character’s personalities, interests, and personal love story.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
OMG, this every author’s dream, lol.
Jose Enrique De La Cruz - Eduardo Verastegui
Nicolas De La Cruz - William Levy
Ricardo De La Cruz - Chris Hemsworth
Alejandro Andres De la Cruz - Francis Cura
Christian Arturo De La Cruz – Gabriel Soto
Sebastian Antonio De La Cruz – Aaron Diaz
Francisco Javier De La Cruz – Chris Evans
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
The bachelor fights the deadly Mexican cartel encountering
tantalizing ecstasy, action, danger and suspense.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
My books will be self-published.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
My first draft of my manuscript took one year. I also was compelled to
write the cousins story since their stories interlocked. Hot & Spicy is
the first book of a twelve book series. The other eleven books were also
written concurrently and are three quarters completed. Well the
second book Hot & Forbidden is complete and I’m working on the third
book, Hot & Enchanting.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I would compare my books to the Lora Leigh cousin series.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
To be honest I dreamed this story over and over for several
weeks until I realized it was a story and characters living in
my dreams. I bought my laptop and started to write.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
The first novel is Hot & Spicy. This novel is about Jose Enrique De La Cruz.
He is the eldest of the thirteen cousins. The saga takes place in California.
Each novel is about one of cousin’s unique love story. The Mexican traditions
are strong in the De La Cruz family and the cousins struggle to honor their customs.
The De La Cruz family encounters conflict and threats from the Mexican cartel.
The cousins fight to stay true to their integrity and beliefs in their
struggle with the Mexican cartel. The family is assisted by the Navy Seals, FBI,
and other government agencies. They must overcome heartaches and
obstacles before achieving their happy ending. These novels are written in Spanglish
(very, very light Spanglish). The glossary is located in the back of the book.
I believe it is an enjoyable and easy method to learn a few basic Spanish words.
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