Monday, April 15, 2013

Interview with Victoria James and review of A Risk Worth Taking

Today I have the joy of having the author of A Risk Worth Taking, Victoria James!

Before we start talking about your book, why don’t you tell everybody a little bit about yourself?
Sure. I write emotional, passionate romances for Entangled, Indulgence. My second book, A Risk Worth Taking is out now. It’s the first book in my Red River Series. I’m also a wife, mom of two young children, and interior designer.

What other things besides writing do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I love interior design and decorating. Most of my free time is spent with the kids and husband!

Where do you get your ideas from?
Everywhere! Really, I love observing people, and find myself daydreaming when I see interesting people.

Out of all of the stories you’ve written so far, what would be your favorite and why?
That’s like asking a mother to name her favorite child ;-) I love whichever one I’ve just completed (that could be because I’m just so relieved to have it finished, lol).

Tell us something funny about yourself that not a lot of people know about?
I’m a total wimp! I hate spiders, mice, can’t even look at pictures of rats…

Does any of the stories you’ve written based on real life experiences or basically just from imagination?
Mostly from imagination, but certain events may shape different scenes in a book. In my current release, A Risk Worth Taking, the infamous mouse scene is loosely based on something that happened to me during our home renovation.

What do you think is the hardest thing about being a writer?
Self-doubt. I struggle with this all the time. I go back and forth between loving and hating what I write.

Tell us about your next book:
Book Two in the Red River Series is coming out this July, 2013. This is Jake and Claire’s story, and I’ve had so much fun with their characters! They are both really headstrong and sparks fly whenever they are in a scene together.

I can't wait to read more from this series! Thank you for stopping by the Litter Box...

A Risk Worth Taking by Victoria James started off with a scene that had me picturing it as a movie. It would be a Rom-Com that starred Katherine Heigl . Actually, it reminded me of Life As We Know It starring, you guessed it Katherine Heigl. Once the comparison was made it couldn’t be undone. Both Heroine’s were named Holly, both kind of stiff and controlled. But the baby received in a depressing way is where the BIG similarities end.

I do believe some of Holly’s internal issues was forced. Guilt for being alive when she wasn’t involved in the accident what so ever? Ella growing up resenting Holly for being alive and raising her because her mother is dead? It all seems really unrealistic. Unless Ella grows into an irrational bitch I don’t think it’s an issue. Yes, she would be sad but it won’t have anything to do with Holly not being dead.

I did like the book; I actually like it a lot. The hero, Quinn was damn perfect. From his name to his personality to his jaw dropping sexiness.

It did piss me off that Quinn didn’t SAY what he felt. I don’t want to be all spoiler-ish but all the book’s drama and hurt or most of it could have been avoided if he had. I was screaming WHY? As I read. LOL He did make up for it all with this: “…if I had thought for one second that you meant what you said that night, I would have come after you," *swoon swoon flipity flipity SWOON* Gawd I love Quinn!

Now normally I don’t like baby romances because I’m not a big baby person but this one is worth the read. Hee hee.

Cover Whore: The cover is simple yet I LOVE IT. It is everyday hot. The white wife beaters and jeans has that realistic everyday couple romance feel. I adore it!

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