I have an interview with author Vanessa Vale today. My apologies, this is one of the rare times I do not have an excerpt to share with you!
Do you ever wish you were someone else? Who?
VV: I have very curly hair which means I don't really have a hair style. Just lots and lots of dark curls. I've come to embrace them now, but when I was little, I wanted to be Princess Diana. She had the perfect hairstyle, all layered and smooth—and blond.
What did you do on your last birthday?
VV: The day before my last birthday was the release day for the first
Vanessa Vale book (Claiming Catherine). So besides not cooking and eating out (I don't remember where!), I was probably watching my Amazon page for book sales!
What part of the writing process do you dread?
VV: The middle of the book! The first part is exciting because it's a new story, but by the time I get to the middle, I'm in a slump. I have to do a writer's sprint or something to get me past that uninspiring section until the end is in sight and the characters are all set to wrap up.
Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?
VV: I do! I solve writer's block by sitting in the bath tub. I've been thinking I could write off a hot tub if I use it for solving my plot problems! Until then, I love to sit in the tub and think. No one interrupts me, which is huge in my house. Sometimes I work on my plotting in the shower, but there I can't remember if I used shampoo or not.
Tell us about your latest release.
VV: I'm writing the Wildflowers of Montana Series. The book order so far is:
Book 1- Rose
Book 2- Hyacinth
Book 3- Dahlia
Book 4- Daisy
The other flower books in the series (to come) are Marigold, Iris, Lily and Poppy.
All of the books are set in the Montana Territory in the 1880's, just before statehood. These are steamy historical westerns with strong, alpha cowboys.
Wildflowers of Montana Series
by Vanessa Vale
GENRE: Erotic historical western
Follow the eight Lenox sisters through this historical erotic series that's as big and bold as the Montana Sky.
Rose Lenox has grown up to be more comfortable on the back of a horse than wearing ribbons and bows like her seven adopted sisters. For years working the land was enough, but lately Rose finds herself wishing for something different. She wants her own ranch and freedom from her overwhelming and unorthodox family. Rose is determined to strike out on her own and forge her own path. Lenox neighbor, Chance Goodman, has watched Rose grow from a spitfire of a girl to a beautiful and fiery woman. For years he's waited patiently and watched her struggle to find her place in the world. When she leaves the Lenox ranch alone, determined to abandon her former life and to say good-bye to him, he knows the time has come to claim her. Letting her walk away isn't an option. Chance knows exactly what she needs...and he's going to give it to her. Follow the eight Lenox sisters through this historical erotic series that's as big and bold as the Montana Sky. The Wildflowers of Montana begins with Rose and her hot, Alpha cowboy.
When handsome Jackson Reed comes home from the army, he catches the immediate attention of the seven Lenox daughters. But he only has eyes for one — beautiful Hyacinth Lenox. It's apparent that she notices him as well, so why is she doing everything she can to avoid him?
Hyacinth can't stop thinking about the sandy-haired newcomer, but while she longs for happiness with Jackson, she feels unworthy to marry him or anyone else. Guilt from a tragic childhood incident dogs her even into adulthood, leaving her to feel undeserving of Jackson's love.
But Jackson isn't a man so easily dissuaded. He's determined to rid Hyacinth of her pain and make her his wife. Can he heal her past hurt and awaken her to the carnal pleasures he wants just with her? He senses a great capacity for love and passion in this fair Lenox flower. Unlocking it will mean a battle of wills, but love is worth the fight.
Follow the eight Lenox sisters through this historical erotic series that's as big and bold as the Montana Sky. The Wildflowers of Montana continues with Hyacinth and her sharpshooting hero.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
#1 Amazon Bestseller in Erotic Western and Historical Erotica
Who doesn't love the romance of the old West? Vanessa Vale takes the sensual appeal of rugged cowboys a step further with her bestselling books set in the Montana Territory. They are much more than just sexy historical westerns. By introducing sexual taboos into this otherwise traditional romantic setting, Vanessa has won the loyalty of a fan base that never knows quite what to expect with each new series.
"Montana Maidens" was the first to push the envelope with strong BDSM themes. "Montana Men" followed suit with softer themes but lots of deliciously graphic sex. "The Bridgewater Series" showcases ménage relationships because sometimes one hot cowboy isn't enough. No-holds-barred, graphic descriptions, strong storytelling, engaging characters and breathtaking landscapes all combine to make very naughty reads.
And as a resident of Wild Wild West, Vanessa Vale finds plenty of inspiration for her work, for who doesn't love a handsome cowboy?
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