The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

What is a blog hop? Basically, it’s a way for readers to discover authors 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 four other authors you can explore!

Thanks to fellow author Aisling Weaver for inviting me to participate in this event. You can click the following link to learn more about Aisling and her work.

In this blog hop, I and my fellow authors, in their respective blogs, have answered ten questions about our 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?

Pressed Flesh

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

It is a book about journalism and sex, inspired by conversations with a journalist friend and the ongoing Leveson Enquirey.

3. What genre does your book come under?

If there was a genre for Erotic Satire, it would be that, but as there isn’t it will  be erotica.

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

Robbie Coltrane as the moral-less tabloid editor, Mark Williams or Timothy Spall for the reporter and Rebecca Hall as the dominatrix.

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

Corrupt tabloid editor outwitted by professional dominatrix and lowly reporter.

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

I’m going to submit it to an independent publisher.

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

I’m still writing, actually I’m not writing at all at the moment, I’m in the last month of planning Eroticon, the UK’s conference for sex bloggers and erotica writers.

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

I don’t think you get much satire in erotica, though there is certainly an echo of Tom Sharpe in my head when I write.

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

The inspiration came from a journalist friend and their tales of the newsrooms of Fleet Street and Wapping, as ever the truth that never gets published is much darker than the fiction that does.

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

I had the opening scene and the closing scene in my head before I had anything else, the latter involves a curly pig tail butt-plug.

Below you will find authors who will be joining me by blogging, next Wednesday. Do be sure to bookmark and add them to your calendars for updates on WIPs and New Releases! Happy Writing and Reading!

MK Elliot :

Guy NewYork :

Lucy Pireel :

Thanks for reading,

Ruby x

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3 Responses to The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

  1. Squeaky February 7, 2013 at 2:13 pm #


    • Ruby February 8, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

      Wotcha Squeaky – well if you have a nose about the blog there are some teasers for it on here, but not the really filthy satirical bits, yet!

  2. Harper Eliot February 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    Like Squeak I’m also really looking forward to reading this! And YES – let’s make erotic satire happen, please?


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