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Blog Bites with Victoria on RWA Blog

Blog Bites with Victoria Black

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I’d like to introduce today’s bite, Victoria Black.

I write: 
erotic romances. Any genre that takes my fancy. So far I’ve written and had e-published a World War Two Historical, and a Fantasy. I have two Contemporaries on the go.
I’m from: just outside Brisbane
Three words to describe me: Social, Often Lazy
At home I cook:  anything low in carbs. Yet another diet. Sigh.
My worst habit is: I start projects full of enthusiasm but often run out of steam. It’s that afore-mentioned lazy streak, I’m afraid.
It’s a bit daggy but I love: reading the Fifty Shades trilogy. LiesAndSeduction_125x190
My first job was: working Saturday mornings at Woolworths at Coorparoo, back when it was set up a little like in “Are You Being Served?
My day job is: (big smug smile, as I write this) NO JOB. I AM RETIRED.
Three things people might not know about me are: I used to work as an extra on various TV ads, movies, and TV shows; I worked briefly as a deck hand on a prawn trawler; I caught buses around Mexico when I knew about ten words of Spanish.
Plotter or panster: My style seems to be I’m a panster, then wish I’d been a plotter, as I have to go back to the start and re-write the whole book.
I would most like to meet: my old classmates, after I’ve lost another five kilos and maybe had a touch of botox.
 
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Why I write: I get to write the books I’d love to read. It’s a bit laborious, really, and it would be a lot easier if     someone else would do it. You know – I tell my pet author the gist of the story I want, and she writes it. But I jest. I went into writing romance for all the wrong reasons, mainly the idea that I’d make a ton of money. I doubt that will happen, with all the wonderful authors out there, but I’ve surprised myself by finding I actually love writing.
  Latest project: I’m half  way through an erotic contemporary, currently and boringly entitled “Blue Sea” (It’ll change), which is written entirely from a man’s point of view. My husband will come in handy as an editor.
To find out more about Victoria and her work, go to her website http://victoriablacksexystories.wordpress.com/
Thank you Victoria for sharing with us today, it has been a true plessure.RWA members can take a bite. Contact Kerri Williams to schedule your Blog Bite feature on blogbites@romanceaustralia.com

Victoria Black’s Interview on Love, Lust and Lipstick Stains

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Saturday, 16 March 2013

Storyteller Saturday Interview: Victoria Black

Welcome to Victoria who talks favourite characters, sexiest traits and working on a prawn trawler! Make sure you check out her giveaway at the bottom to win a copy of Heavenly Revenge.

What’s your name and where do you come from?
Hi, my name is Victoria Black, and I’m from Australia.

Tell us a bit about your latest release.
Heavenly Revenge is an erotic romantic fantasy. It’s set on another planet, in an alternate reality, with a couple of sweet old angels thrown into the mixture. However, the two  main combatants are very human. Their relationship is built around the delicious revenge the hero  exacts from his very pretty enemy.

If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?
I used to think I wanted to be an actress. I tried for a while there, but couldn’t remember my lines whenever the camera pointed at me. But I still have a very expressive voice. So, in addition to writing, which I love, I’m going to look into reading books for the Audio book market. I’d love it. I’d always have a script. No memory necessary.

Do you have a favourite character from your books? Why are they your favourite?
I think most female authors fall in love with their heroes, and I am no exception. King Andrejs from Heavenly Revenge is my favourite character. I love a forceful, alpha male hero like Andrejs. My heroine, Rose, (me, the way I’d like to be) has no trouble in wrapping her baffled, though valiantly arrogant, hero around her little finger. I love that soft, kind side to his nature that Rose brings out.

What trait do you find the sexiest?
I find a decisive man who knows his own mind very sexy. Perhaps because I’m the opposite – indecisive and emotional. Add in a large dollop of kindness, and you have my perfect man.

How do you decide how hot or not your book is going to be?
My plot idea, and the conflict between the couple, dictate how hot the book is going to be. If the book is based around sex, like it is in Heavenly Revenge, then it’s easy – the story can be as hot as I want. The current short story I’m writing is aimed at a magazine, so I know it can’t be too sexy. It has a sexy premise, involving a man and a naked lady in a bath, but I have to reign it in.

Is the stuff you write about from experience or mostly imagination?
Experience sometimes goes into parts of my hot scenes. Hey, I know what I like, okay? But everything else is all imagination.

What’s your idea of a perfect romantic evening?
My perfect romantic evening would be set on an exclusive Barrier Reef resort. After having snorkled all morning, relaxed at the bar around the swimming pool most of the afternoon, made love and snoozed during the rest of the afternoon, my romantic evening would involve a superb three course meal, with matching wines, in the resort’s excellent  restaurant.

Tell us something that might surprise our readers.
I worked as a deck hand on a prawn trawler as one of the many jobs I’ve had in my life. I can’t believe I used to pick up huge crabs and jellyfish and other revolting things and fling them over the side. My husband has to bait my hooks when we go fishing now, if we’re using live bait.

Here’s the link to the site. Same interview, but a chance on win a copy of Heavenly Revenge.

http://lovelustandlipstickstains.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/storyteller-saturday-interview-victoria.html?zx=1136f5c7b2970646

Heavenly New Release from Victoria Black!

Sorry about the pun, folks!

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I love a forceful, alpha male hero.  Well, I don’t. I’d run a mile away from him. But my heroines have no trouble in wrapping their baffled, though valiantly arrogant, heroes around their little fingers.

Such is the case with Heavenly Revenge – an erotic, romantic fantasy. There’s a couple of angels, an alternate reality, a planet that isn’t Earth, and two very human combatants.

I love that whole enemy/attraction scenario. Yum. And I adore revenge stories. Yum Yum.

You can read a couple of teasers from my website, but be warned – they’re very naughty!