Welcome to Dawn’s Reading Nook, Victoria Vane. Please let my cabana boys/girls get you a drink and make yourself at home. Comfortable? Great…now let’s get down to business.
How did you start your writing career?
It was a fluke really, I just woke up one day in late 2007 with a story in my head that wouldn’t go away so I decided to write it. I finished my mammoth 189,000 word tome 14 months later and sent out query letters. Lo and behold someone (Sourcebooks)was actually interested in publishing it (after considerable editing LOL!) The final product was THE HIGHEST STAKES written as Emery Lee, a tale of passion, retribution and horseracing.
My second novel, FORTUNE’S SON, also for Sourcebooks is part prequel and part sequel to the first book. It has received several reviewer top picks and was nominated for two awards this year. For more information and excerpts: http://authoremerylee.com
I took a slight detour after that with a foray into erotic historical romance that began with A BREACH OF PROMISE from Ellora’s Cave. This was a great writing experiment for me as I had never written anything very explicit, nor had I focused my story entirely on the romance as my prior works incorporated equal amounts of history and romance. This naughty little novella also received a great reception which spurred me to write my forthcoming Devil DeVere series for Breathless Press.
Tell us about your favorite character(s) from your books.
I love multi-facted heroes, the ones who are not at all what they appear. I also adore caprice. These are the characteristics of Philip Drake from my Emery Lee title, FORTUNE’S SON as well as Ludovic DeVere, the driving force behind the entire DEVIL DEVER series.
As for female characters, I had always struggled a bit until self-absorbed , petulant, and impetuous Vesta came long. I adore the little wretch and have decided she is who I would have been had my parents been rich and spoiled me! LOL!
Where do you dream of traveling to and why?
I’ve actually done a great deal of traveling in my life but have never been to the South Pacific. I would love to visit Australia and New Zealand.
Tell us about your current/upcoming release. What inspired it?
I actually have several to mention as I am writing an entire series called THE DEVIL DEVERE.
To explain a bit, it is comprised of four stand alone novellas that all link together to form a whole story involving six main characters. The series is named after the Viscount Ludovic ”The Devil” DeVere who connects all the other characters. A WILD NIGHT’S BRIDE, a romantic comedy is the first title to be released with THE VIRGIN HUNTRESS, another erotic romantic comedy to follow, albeit a bit tamer than the first. The third book,THE DEVIL YOU KNOW is the longest novella at about 45K words and not a comedy but a darker erotically charged story with some mystery and intrigue. The last book will be THE DEVIL’S MATCH which has more of a traditional HR tone but is definitely erotic. This wraps up the entire series of novellas. Each of these e-books will be released about 6 weeks apart and will eventually be bundled together in a print book as well. (Links and excerpts to all of my Victoria Vane titles are currently available on my web site at : http://authorvictoriavane.com
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