Heavenly Revenge is a fantasy, set on another world, in another reality. I love revenge scenarios in romance stories. There’s such yummy room for conflict between the man and the woman he hates, yet desires. And that’s what Heavenly Revenge is all about, really. Our gorgeous hero hates our lovely heroine, but thinks she’s as sexy as hell. And the revenge he chooses? Well, I do write erotic romance.
Heavenly Revenge was released on 31st January 2013.
2. What do you like most about writing novellas?
Um, I like writing novellas because that’s the length they turn out to be. Of course, you don’t have to be a new author, as I am, to love the length of the novella. Angela Knight, who is a very experienced writer indeed, wrote many novellas. Her Roarke’s Prisoner inspired me to take up writing erotic romance. But to sound a little more professional, I like the tightness of novellas. With no important secondary characters or romances, everything focusses on my couple – always a couple, folks, a man and a woman – on their delicious journey to their happily ever after.
3. Do you have a writing schedule you follow, or are you a ‘write whenever I can’ type of author?
I’m a very busy retired person, trying to fit exercise classes and bridge around my writing. Oh God, the pressure! My husband has recently taken over cooking duties, so I tend to write of an afternoon and early evening.
I’ve tried writing character profiles, but, while they seem great as profiles, as soon as I start to write, the characters insist on changing the whole plot, their background story, even their sexual affiliations.
5. Describe yourself in three words:
Sociable, Conscientious, Vulnerable.
6. Do you have a favourite craft book for writers?
Passionate Ink: A Guide to Writing Erotic Romance by Angela Knight. It’s not just about erotic romance. It’s a great general craft book as well.
7. What are your favourite genres to read?
Contemporary is my favourite, but science fiction romance and fantasy romance, so long as the couples are human or at least seem human, are great too. Historical genre – anything to do with the Second World War fascinates me.
8. Complete this sentence: When I’m not writing, I’m…
…reading or avoiding housework.
I’m trying to finish a contemporary erotic romance, written from a man’s point of view, but I also have another revenge scenario half written that I want to finish soon too.
Thanks for joining us today, Victoria!
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