The “Next Big Thing” Blog Stop…

Welcome to the “Next Big Thing” Blog Tour – I was thrilled when fellow romance writer, Rachel Lyndhurst tagged me to continue the chain – be sure to read to the end of my post to check out the three great authors I’ve tagged next!

Okay, so the idea is we talk about our current or next release…which means I get to talk about my very first Indulgence release-which comes out next week!!!!

What is the title of your latest book?

The Billionaire’s Christmas Baby

Where did the idea come from for the book?

This is a hard question for me because my ideas truly come from everywhere.  My friends and family know that I am a complete Christmas-nut.  November 1st all the Halloween/fall stuff gets taken down and I start with the Christmas decorating.  It’s never too early as far as I’m concerned!  Living in Canada makes it a little easier to go all-out Christmas in November since Thanksgiving is long gone (October).  Every year, I see the magic of Christmas, so it’s very special for me to have a Christmas book be my first release ever. :-)

What genre does your book fall under?

Contemporary romance.

What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

Hannah Woods would be played by Ann Hathaway and Jackson Pierce would be played by Christian Bale.  I’ll keep you posted on how that goes ;-)

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

Yikes!  One sentence?  OK, here goes:  A Marriage of Convenience story that catapults two unlikely people and an abandoned baby together during a blizzard, forcing them to overcome their past to fight for the promise of the most powerful love.

Is your book self-published or represented by an agency?

This book is published by Indulgence, an Entangled Publishing imprint. It’s represented by Nalini Akolekar of Spencerhill Literary Agents.

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

I wrote the first draft of this book in about two months.  But it underwent a major overhaul-a few times over!

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

Ack!  This is a tough one!  I find it hard to compare books to each other since every author puts their own spin in their own voice.  Hmmm okay if I had to guess…marriage of convenience with lots of funny banter so maybe The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst, and the family theme and setting in Shirley Jump’s Family Christmas in Riverbend…

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Christmas and snowstorms!  I love a good snowstorm in the winter, so the idea of trapping a man who hates everything-Christmas with a woman who loves everything Christmas seemed like fun.  Throw in an abandoned baby and that marriage of convenience, and it sounded like the perfect recipe for a Christmas miracle.

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

It is a story about second chances and people overcoming traumatic pasts in order to truly move forward and embrace love.  It stars an alpha, a strong, smart heroine and a baby that desperately needs a family. Humor is also really important to me-especially when dealing with some heavy topics.  So hopefully this book will provide you with some laughs too!

To see what some of my writer friends are doing, I’m going to tag:

Olivia Miles and Natalie Charles and Lyndsay J. Pryor

Two awesome and talented ladies, check ‘em out!

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8 Comments on The “Next Big Thing” Blog Stop…

  1. Jackie Ashenden
    Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 3:59 am (2 years ago)

    Hey, this sounds like a great read, Victoria! Can’t wait till it comes out!

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    • Victoria James
      Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 10:21 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Jackie, that really means a lot! :-)

      Reply
  2. Olivia Miles
    Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 9:53 am (2 years ago)

    Great interview, Victoria! I consider you my fellow Christmas book junkie, as you know! I loved this book the first time I read it and can’t wait to officially own a copy:-)

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    • Victoria James
      Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 10:22 pm (2 years ago)

      LOL-we ARE Christmas book junkies, aren’t we?? Thanks so much, you’ve been the best ;-)

      Reply
  3. Jennifer Faye
    Monday, November 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm (2 years ago)

    Great interview!!! Love the sound of your book. Am so anxious to buy a copy. *rubs hands anxiously together*

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    • Victoria James
      Monday, November 12, 2012 at 9:57 pm (2 years ago)

      Hey, Jennifer thanks for commenting! You’re so sweet, you’ve been a great friend…and same goes for your upcoming book! ;-)

      Reply
  4. Lindsay J. Pryor
    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 5:50 am (2 years ago)

    Hi Victoria. Loved reading your answers. I’m bowing down in admiration of your synopsis in one sentence! Thanks so much for the tag. I’ll be on to it soon. :-)

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    • Victoria James
      Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:33 am (2 years ago)

      Hey, Linds! Thanks for stopping by-can’t wait to read your interview too. Yeah, that one line took a long time, LOL!

      Reply

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