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My Maverick Muse ~ HELL ON HEELS & Giveaway with Victoria Vane

 My Maverick Muse by Victoria Vane

I began my writing career eight years ago. The idea for my first book was utterly random, springing from nowhere. Then the characters began appearing in my dreams. This was when I knew I had to write. When I finished my first novel fourteen months later, I was terrified. Because the process was utterly out of my control, I feared that this phenomenon would never happen again. Thankfully, I was wrong, as I just finished my twenty-second book! 

I have learned much over the past eight years. I have become a much better writer and a faster writer.  (We all do with time and practice) but my inspiration still comes to me in the same way. It’s still random and subconscious.

A while back, at the behest of my publisher I set out to “consciously” write a certain book after they rejected the idea I had proposed, namely because the book didn’t fit their marketing strategy for my series. They asked me to come up with something else. No big deal, right? I proposed a story that I thought they would like better. Everything was great until I actually sat down to write it! Almost every day that I worked on that book I felt as if I had to dig every single word out of my brain. Although I somehow managed to finish it, the process was absolutely grueling and no fun at all. In the end, the book was good but I knew it wasn’t my very best.

Lesson learned, always follow my muse.

Perhaps I am my own worst enemy, but I need to write what I am inspired to write whether it be cowboys or Vikings or wicked Georgian rogues. My muse won’t be kept in a box. Given his rebellious nature, branding is a huge challenge for me, so rather than focusing on a particular genre, I have decided I just need to brand myself as a writer. I write in several subgenres and time periods, but the one thing readers can always count on is a smart, sexy romance.

2016 is a HUGE year of experimentation for me as I will be releasing eight new books, four each in two different sub-genres (Historical and contemporary romance). I am also involved in four multi-author anthologies over the next few months. ROMANTIC BEGINNINGS ONCE UPON A TRUE LOVE’S KISS contains my first Regency romance, PASSIONATE PROMISES is a wonderful collaboration of authors from the Embracing Romance blog and contains a sequel to my bestselling title, A BREACH OF PROMISE, and the fourth, SEVEN NIGHTS OF SIN, is a scorching HOT historical set. These releases are in December, January, February and March, respectively. 

January 18th marks the launch of my highly anticipated HOTEL RODEO SERIES that begins with HELL ON HEELS. I would categorize this series as sexy romantic comedy. I loved putting an old school rodeo cowboy in an urban setting and then pairing him with a tough-as-nails, New York investment banker. I also adored the myriad possibilities in setting a story in contemporary Las Vegas. The series is fresh, exciting, smart and very sexy! The second book, TWO TO WRANGLE releasing in February features the same couple, but the third book, BEAUTY AND THE BULL RIDER, coming in March, can easily stand alone. HOTEL RODEO is a fun series and I hope to add many more books to it.

So where do I go from here? Wherever my maverick muse decides to take me!


HELL ON HEELS (HOTEL RODEO #1) by VICTORIA VANE

PLACE YOUR BET…The Hotel Rodeo in Las Vegas has seen better days, but managing partner Ty Morgan has come up with a way to return it to its former glory. His plan looks promising until the unthinkable happens. Suddenly Ty is working for the boss’s daughter. And Miss Monica Brandt, hot as she may be, doesn’t share his vision…

ROLL THE DICE...She left a fabulous career and a frustrated fiancé in New York to move to Vegas and save her father’s investment. But now Monica is locking horns with a sexy cowboy-turned-businessman. What does Ty think he can do that she can’t? All Monica knows is that she doesn’t dare trust him—or is it herself she doesn’t trust…

AND WIN…The battle lines are drawn. The stakes are high.  And the attraction can’t be denied—especially the more closely Ty and Monica have to work together. Some odds are just meant to be played, and with chemistry this electric, it may be time to grab life by the horns…

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ABOUT VICTORIA VANE

Victoria Vane is a #1 bestselling award-winning author of smart and sexy romance. Her works range from comedic romps to emotionally compelling erotic romance and have received over twenty awards and nominations including: a 2015 Red Carpet Finalist for Best Contemporary romance (Slow Hand), 2014 RONE Winner for Best Historical Post Medieval Romance (Treacherous Temptations), and Library Journal Best Ebook Romance of 2012 (The Devil DeVere series). Victoria also writes romantic historical fiction as Emery Lee. She currently resides in Palm Coast, Florida with her husband, two sons, a little black dog, and an Arabian horse.

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Praise for SLOW HAND
Well-paced, scorching scenes and witty banter…”

Publishers Weekly

Slow Hand by Victoria Vane is delightful, funny, page-turning steamy sexy, and the romance between Wade and Nikki make you wish you could pull Victoria’s characters straight off the page and into real life…”

Unwrapping Romance


“For erotic passion and one-liners, the first book in Vane’s new series will satisfy…Vane’s latest gets a big yee-haw.”

RT Book Reviews

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