Tuesday, 19 March 2013

A Character Interview by Victoria James + Giveaway

You might remember that one of my favourite books of 2012 was The Billionaire's Christmas Baby, a heart-warming story by newcomer romance author Victoria James, so I couldn't have been happier when I heard that she will have a brand new series coming out with Entangled Publishing, the first book A Risk Worth Taking just got released last week, yay! (I'm reading it right now and loving it!) So to celebrate the release of A Risk Worth Taking Victoria brings you a special treat: she interviewed the hero and heroine of A Risk Worth Taking just for you! So take a seat and get to know Holly and Quinn, and don't leave before entering the giveaways at the end! :-) 

Hi Stella! Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your Blogoversary Party and congratulations on your success!

This month kicks off my new Red River Series with Entangled, Indulgence. The series follows three brothers and the women they meet and fall in love with. It’s set in the fictional small-town of Red River. I’ve tried to fill Red River with all the aspects of small town North America I love-a quaint downtown, warm neighbours and townspeople that genuinely care-and of course, some nosy-quirky busybodies.

Thanks so much for hosting this visit with Quinn and Holly from A RISK WORTH TAKING.

Victoria: Hey guys, nice to see you again! For those of us who haven’t met you before, can you tell us a little about when you first met?

Holly: Years ago! I remember watching-

Quinn: *Coughs* You mean, stalking-

Holly: No. I never stalked. I watched Quinn from a distance. I was much younger-a teenager and he was in his twenties. I went away to school and didn’t really come back to Red River until years later.

Quinn: When she fell in love with me pretty much right away. No actually, she was still in love with me when she came back.

Holly: No, that’s so not true. It’s the other way around; I mean he asked me to spend the night with him immediately after seeing me-

Quinn: Uh, to clarify, I said that because you were about to sleep in a mouse-infested, decrepit house. I was trying to be nice.

Holly: Nice? If you’d been nice you never would have gotten married when I went away to school.

Quinn: That’s all in the past-

Victoria: [Coughs] Let’s try and get this interview back on track. Quinn, what did you think when you first saw Holly again after all those years? Had she changed? Was she still the same woman you remembered?

Quinn: [Cough] More beautiful.

Holly: [Sighs]

Quinn: But a total pain in the ass-

Holly: That’s lovely.

Quinn: Wait, I’m not finished. But I knew, even before Holly did, that we were meant to be together. She’d given up on us. I knew I wasn’t going to let her go a second time. Losing her the first time was one of the biggest regrets I ever had. [Kisses Holly]

Victoria: You both seem so happy now, and I’m so thrilled that you were able to finally find your happily-ever-after.

Holly: Well, we couldn’t have done it without you.

Victoria: Thanks. You two didn’t make it easy on me, you know. Holly, after that whole counter top/basement window debacle I thought that was it.

Quinn: Oh, I know that was unreal-

Holly: I was justified-

Victoria: But I must say, Quinn you had a very, um, creative solution to winning that argument.

Holly & Quinn (laughter).

Victoria: And how is Ella doing?

Holly: Wonderful! Growing so fast. She’s a real daddy’s girl, too.

Quinn: She’s a smart kid.

Victoria: Thank you so much for chatting with me, guys. I have to admit I really miss you two. I’m sure I’ll see you again; I still have your brothers to contend with, don’t I?

Holly: Good luck with that. His brothers are even worse. Speaking of, have you seen Jake lately?

Victoria: [Coughs] Actually I have. He’s gotten himself into some trouble, I’m afraid. But, it’s not my place to say, really. Oh, and Holly keep an eye on Claire. She needs a friend.

Holly: What? Why? What do you know?

Victoria: I can’t say, I’m sorry. I’m sure they’ll find a way to work it out.

Quinn: Who? Claire and Jake? Makes me think I should go back and read that scene from Ella’s birthday party. So do we get a free copy-?

Holly: I knew you were cheap-

Victoria: Sorry guys, you’ll have to purchase your copy like everyone else. (You can do so here: Amazon - B&N - iTunes.)

Holly, I am running a contest on my Blog for a Coach Gift Card-in honour of your love of designer accessories. (See giveaway details below.)

I’ll see what I can do about getting you a discount on the next book. Stella’s telling me I need to wrap this interview up and my editor’s telling me to stop blabbing about Jake and Claire. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. You both deserve all the happiness you have coming to you.

Thanks so much for having us here today, Stella! I’m more than happy to take questions on Holly and Quinn’s behalf, or any questions/comments for me.

A Risk Worth Taking by Victoria James

Book #1 in the Red River series

Interior designer Holly Carrington worked hard for her success. Then tragedy struck, leaving Holly the sole guardian of her infant niece. Now she’s swapped her designer purse for a diaper bag, and is going ahead with plans to renovate—and sell—her childhood home in Red River. But facing her past also means coming face-to-face with Quinn Manning all over again...

Quinn was the object of her girlhood crush—and heartbreak— and is more gorgeous than ever. He’s also the only person qualified to oversee the renovation. Now they’re butting heads every step of the way... and their attraction is more electrifying than ever! But once the house is sold, Holly needs to return to her real life. And falling for Quinn all over again is one risk she can’t take...

Buy at Amazon - B&N - iTunes

Victoria James is a romance writer living near Toronto, Canada. Victoria is a mother to two young children, and one very disorderly feline.

Victoria attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and graduated with a degree in English Literature, where she met and then later married, her own hero. After Queen’s, Victoria earned a degree in Interior Design. After the birth of her first child she began pursuing her life-long passion of writing.

Her dream of being a published romance author was realized this February, 2012, when Entangled Publishing bought her manuscript The Billionaire's Christmas Baby. Victoria has three upcoming books that will be released by Entangled Publishing’s Indulgence line. Victoria is living her dream-staying home with her children and conjuring up happy endings for her characters.

Connect with Victoria at her website - Facebook - Twitter - Goodreads


There are two giveaways going on:

Blogoversary giveaway

Victoria has generously offered an ebook copy of A Risk Worth Taking to a lucky commenter!

To be entered just fill out the Rafflecopter form below:
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Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 5 April 2013!

Good luck!

Blog Tour Giveaway

As Victoria mentioned above she's also holding a giveaway for a $100 Coach gift card!

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