Monday, July 21, 2014

GOOD MONDAY MORNING

Good Monday morning all. Today I have the honor of doing a interview and review for a great new author. Victoria Zak. Her debut novel HIGHLAND BURN has gone live today . So here we go.

Good morning Victoria  glad you could make it

 

Tell us a little about yourself.
Victoria: I’m a mom of two beautiful children, a happily married wife, and a writer of romance.
 
       This is your first book, tell us a bit about it.
Victoria: It’s a Scottish Historical Paranormal Romance. Here’s the book blurb.
Will Love’s Flame Quench the Dragon’s Fire? …
The past never stays in the past, it rears its ugly head eventually. James the Black Douglas knows this all too well. With a past that has left him vengeful and his dragon blood thirsty, his reputation as a ruthless warrior haunts his enemies in their sleep. As his allegiance stands with Robert Bruce, the King of Scotland, he must now repay a debt to the king and agrees to marry his daughter, Abigale Bruce. The problem is he doesn’t want a wife. When flames start to burn out of control between him and the auburn-haired lass, he must decide to either kindle the flames of passion or shelter her from the truth and set her free.
It’s What Shines in the Dark That Brings Forth Your True Light…
Determined to keep his daughter safe and out of the hands of the English, Robert hides Abigale behind the safe walls of a nunnery. After eight long years of living her life in seclusion, Abigale is finally set free. But her new found freedom comes to an abrupt halt when she learns of her betrothal to the infamous Bogeyman – James The Black Douglas. She soon finds herself falling in love with the uncontainable and haunted man. Is her love enough to soften his hardened heart?
 
   What makes your book different from the other books in the genre?
Victoria: I have two different worlds blending together. My Dragonkine warriors have a world of their own, yet it has been taken away from them. They are now left to live an immortal life among humans in 14 century Scotland.
       Do you have any writing rituals when you write?
Victoria: I listen to Celtic music when I write. The music draws me into my make believe world.
Are you ready for some rapid fire questions now?
Coffee or tea – Both, iced and sweet.
Boxers or briefs on your man – Boxers.
Body hair or clean shaven – I don’t mind some hair as long as it’s maintained.
Favorite body part – lol Look at my book cover ;) lol ABS!!
Favorite snack while writing – Chocolate
All-time favorite book that you recommend Oh gosh, I don’t know if I can. There’s so many I love.
      This is your first book, will there be more coming out in the future?
Victoria: Yes. I’m currently plotting out book two in the Guardians of Scotland series, Highland Storm. 
    Where can we buy your books?
Victoria: Amazon
       Last but not least, what would you say to someone who wants to start writing?
Victoria: Believe in yourself and start writing. The best advice I received was “Just write the damn story.” and so I did.
Thank you so much for having me on your blog today. It has been so much funJ
No thank you for stopping by had a blast
 
 
 
BOOK BLURB
Will Love’s Flame Quench the Dragon’s Fire? …

The past never stays in the past, it rears its ugly head eventually. James the Black Douglas knows this all too well. With a past that has left him vengeful and his dragon blood thirsty, his reputation as a ruthless warrior haunts his enemies in their sleep. As his allegiance stands with Robert Bruce, the King of Scotland, he must now repay a debt to the king and agrees to marry his daughter, Abigale Bruce. The problem is he doesn’t want a wife. When flames start to burn out of control between him and the auburn-haired lass, he must decide to either kindle the flames of passion or shelter her from the truth and set her free.
It’s What Shines in the Dark That Brings Forth Your True Light…
Determined to keep his daughter safe and out of the hands of the English, Robert hides Abigale behind the safe walls of a nunnery. After eight long years of living her life in seclusion, Abigale is finally set free. But her new found freedom comes to an abrupt halt when she learns of her betrothal to the infamous Bogeyman – James the Black Douglas. She soon finds herself falling in love with the uncontainable and haunted man. Is her love enough to soften his hardened heart?

MY REVIEW
 I was honored to be one of the first people to read this wonderful book. Being a part of the group that Victoria trusted to read for her. I was so happy that I did . It is set in Scottish highlands . With a beautiful young woman, her horse a man she doesn't yet know but is betrothed to and a dark secret that will change their lives for ever. The Black Douglas or as everyone likes to call him the Bogeyman. Is one hot, sexy highlander who is also a dragon shifter. He and his clan have kept Scotland safe. The one thing he doesn't want is a wife. How would he explain his alter to her . But along comes Abigale who steals his heart even though he is trying so hard not to let her in. Abigale is such a force to be reckoned with. She comes into his life and changes it forever.
  I can't believe that this is Victoria's first novel, she writes with such an intensity that makes you think wow where has she been hiding. Her characters are so well written and complex. She takes you to a fantasy when you start reading . You will be sucked in big time. The attraction that James and Abigale have for each other is unbelievable. You will be wanting to slap James upside the head when he tries to push her away . Trust me you want slap him a few times, I know I did. There are some great scenes where there is girl bonding between Alice and Effie. They are like the mother and sister Abigale never had living in the nunnery. Who wouldn't want a man like James 6ft 4 , built like a freight train and a sensitive soul. A man who would lay down his life for you . I so know I would love a man like that . insert big sigh here.  Actually all the men in the clan are hot hot hot.
   The author transport us to another place and time , this is the book to read this summer. So if you want to read a great story about highlanders, the women who love them and of course dragons . This is the book for you . Congratulations Victoria can't wait for book two
 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

















 







 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 








2 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me on your blog today and thank you for the beautiful review.

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