It is my absolute pleasure to introduce to you Victoria Vane! Victoria is a bestselling and award-winning author of smart and sexy romance. Victoria’s books have received more than twenty awards and nominations to include the 2014 RONE Award for Treacherous Temptations and Library Journal Best E-Book romance of 2012 for The Devil DeVere series.
GdG: Welcome, Victoria! Thank you so much for the ‘Date’ 😀 How’s the weather where you live right now?
VV: It’s January and still in the 80’s here in Palm Coast, Florida. I am not a native Floridian but moved here from South Carolina when my father-in-law had a massive stroke last year. Hubby and I now take of him.
GdG: Aw, you guys are good peeps 🙂 Tell us, what is your favorite piece of winter/seasonal clothing?
VV: I LOVE my cowboy boots and hats! I have several that I wear all year!
GdG: Pet Pix! Please show us your furry companions –
VV: I have a dog named Alfie and an Arabian horse named Princeton.
GdG: ADORABLE!! Now, how do you get into the writing zone if you happen to be unmotivated that day?
VV: If I stare at my computer long enough, the guilt eventually gets to me!
GdG: LOL! Been there, sister! 😀 What is your preferred media when writing? Pen & paper, audio notes, laptop, cocktail napkin?
VV: I can only write in my private place with my desk top computer. Laptops are not for me!
GdG: What is the weirdest thing you’ve written an idea on?
VV: Probably a napkin. I use post it notes a lot.
GdG: Do you have a favorite work space?
VV: YES! I love my home office.
GdG: Ooooh, that looks lovely! Tell us about a time when you weren’t writing and a fantastic idea hit you like a truck.
VV: I get my best ideas when I am NOT thinking- when I am sleeping, taking a shower or riding my horse!
GdG: Me, too! Funny how that works!! Kindly provide how you came up with your latest WIP + a blurb and a few sentences from it.
VV: My current WIP is a sequel novella to my very first Victoria Vane title, A BREACH OF PROMISE.
I always wanted to write about the secondary characters, Mariah and Nicolas. Fans of the book will be happy that Lady Russell also returns. The title is A PLEDGE OF PASSION (The Rules of Engagement #2).
A PLEDGE OF PASSION BLURB
Only a madman makes a promise in the heat of passion...Three years ago, during a midnight tryst in a moonlit garden, Nicolas Needham fell in love—only to walk away. As a younger son with few connections, his pride demanded that he better his circumstances before paying his suit to her. After working several years as an undersecretary in the Foreign Service, Nicolas is finally given the opportunity to advance—by negotiating a contract of matrimony on the British Envoy’s behalf. Little does he know, the intended bride is the same woman to whom he once pledged himself.
And only a fool believes him…. Lady Mariah Morehaven has lived a quiet, almost reclusive life in the country. While she accepts that marriage is her unavoidable destiny, as a baroness in her own right, and heir to one of the oldest and land-rich estates in England, she fears becoming the target of fortune hunters. Entrusting her well-connected cousin to present her with a list of suitable candidates, Mariah decides on a match with a diplomatic envoy, only to discover the man sent to negotiate for her hand is the one who broke her heart.