Friday, 3 October 2014

AUTHOR LOWDOWN & BLOG TOUR with Victoria Paige

“I’ll wait forever, sunshine. I loved you then. I love you now. I’ll always love you.”

Former Navy SEAL Travis Blake is a rising star in the security business. In two short years, Blake Security Inc. has become highly sought after by the who’s who in Washington DC.

But unbeknownst to many, Travis is haunted by the mysterious death of his wife three years before. He carries with him the guilt of not being there to protect the one person who meant everything to him. He has buried his wife, but his heart refuses to accept that the body six feet under is hers. His obsessive search for her leads him deep into the trenches of covert ops—and everything is not what it seems.

Caitlin Kincaid has been on the run for a while. The sum of her memories began three years ago when she awakened with a broken arm and leg and a severe concussion. Hunted down by a secret group within the U.S. government, her companion persuades her to stay off the grid because of the standing kill order on their heads. One night, while fleeing assassins, she is left on the side of the road with a cryptic message: “It’s time for you to stop running. I’m not the one you love.” 

When Travis receives news that the woman who has turned up at the American Embassy in Berlin could be his wife, he wastes no time getting to her. He is unprepared for the devastation that shreds him when Caitlin looks at him with no recognition in her eyes. Amnesia is a challenging enough obstacle for winning the love of his life back. But with lies defining the past three years of her life, Caitlin becomes wary of anyone’s help.

Love was never the problem. A marriage cannot survive without trust. As sinister forces threaten the bond they are trying to rebuild, trust must come quickly or one of them will die.

* Strong sexual content and language. Disturbing situations.

An interview with Victoria Paige

1.) If you had to choose a tattoo for someone else to get, what would it be and who would be the victim?* A tribal tattoo for my husband. He says he’s never going to get one, but I think he’ll look really hot with some ink on his body. I have some convincing to do. ;) 

2.) Which character was the hardest to write and why?* For this book, it was Admiral Porter. I’m not saying if he’s a villain or the good guy. He was complex to write because I had to make sure the readers were never certain with his intentions or whether they would admire or hate him. 

3.) If you write under an alias/Nome de plume, how do you deal with being addressed by that name?* I picked my current alias because I always get called Victoria instead of my real name. I’m never sure why many people make that mistake. So in a way it’s okay and there’s not much adjusting. 

4.) Do you have any rituals/habits when you write? * Not really, it’s more of a method. My style is to power through the first draft and keep my editing mind off. I try not to look back at what I’ve written and only do re-writes if the plot changes. After the first draft, I make revisions and this is where I work on sentence structures and think of the best word to substitute the “stand-in” words I’ve used as a placeholders. 

5.) How did you start your writing career?* I was frustrated with the books I’ve been reading—great heroes but the heroines were always an issue. So as therapy, I wrote five chapters of my first book, Fire & Ice. I sent it to a friend and forgot about it. A few weeks later she asked me where the rest of it was, so I decided to finish it. :)

About the Author

I work as a freelance database administrator, and when I’m not geeking out, I write romantic suspense novels. I live in Richmond, Va—less than two hours away from Washington DC—so most of the settings of my books are in the nation’s capital—of course, I’m not averse to creating fictional towns and cities. ;)

When I’m not arguing with the alpha male characters in my head, I love to watch high-octane action movies. I think Jack Bauer is the shit, which is why most of my characters are such badasses bent on saving the world from evil doers.

I love reading adult contemporary, paranormal, urban fantasy, historical, romantic suspense, and a few new adult fiction as well as military non-fiction.

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