An Interview with Victoria Vane

HellOnHeels_hires (2)How did you get started writing?

I began writing the same way many people do—I woke up one day with a story in my head that wouldn’t go away. So I started writing it! I was 44 years old and working as an assistant director of Radiology for a hospital. At first I thought I was writing just to relieve stress and frustration from work. At the time I had a particularly stifling boss who later became a horrible boss in one of my books. LOL! I didn’t really see it going anywhere as I knew absolutely nothing about writing or publishing. Fourteen months later, however, I knew I had to see it through so I began writing query letter to try to get my book published. Six weeks later I got a book contract for my debut novel, THE HIGHEST STAKES, a work of historical fiction that was published in April 2010. I have learned a great deal since that book and have branched out into both historical and contemporary romance. Hell on Heels (Hotel Rodeo #1) is my seventeenth published title and I have eight more coming in 2016!

What genre(s) do you write in and why?

I began in historical fiction because I am a true blue history geek but I am also a romantic so all of my stories, both historical and contemporary have strong romantic elements. I also have a very naughty sense of humor that plays into a number of my stories. The Hotel Rodeo series, with its colorful Las Vegas setting has allowed me to give it full reign!

Tell us about your current series.

Hotel Rode is a smart & sexy, contemporary romance series set in contemporary Las Vegas. My hero is a former rodeo stock contractor who runs a hotel that’s seen better days. His dream is to rebuild the entire hotel and casino by offering exciting and unique entertainment that’s a blend of circus, rodeo, and gambling. When Ty manages to talk his billionaire business partner, Tom Brandt, into moving forward, disaster strikes and leaves Ty answering to Tom’s daughter, Monica, a New York investment banker. Although Ty and Monica don’t see eye to eye on anything, their attraction is combustible. The first two books in the series HELL ON HEELS and TWO TO WRANGLE, feature the war of wills between Ty and Monica, but the third book BEAUTY AND THE BULL RIDER features secondary characters who are only loosely connected to the hotel. I am currently working on five more books for this series. Each subsequent story will focus on a different couple but the hotel is always in the background.

Do you have critique partners?  No. I have never played well with others! LOL! Seriously, I just haven’t found anyone with whom I am compatible. I do, however, have several absolutely wonderful beta readers who have been invaluable to me.

What is your favorite dessert/food?  I love Italian and Mexican food. Hate anything bland!

How likely are people you meet to end up in your next book?  Don’t ever cross me! (Evil laugh).

HellonHeelsTour copyTell us about your hero.  Give us one of his strengths and one of his weaknesses.

Ty Morgan is a former rodeo stock contractor, bull rider and bull fighter. He’s hard-working, ambitious and charming, and loves women, but only in single servings—mainly because he’s been burned before. He’s also struggled in the past with alcohol abuse.

Tell us about your heroine.  Give us one of her strengths and one of her weaknesses.

Monica Brandt is a New York investment banker. She’s smart as hell and tough as nails, but under her hard exterior lies a tender heart. She’s fiercely loyal to Tom whish is why she distrusts Ty and is quick to jump to conclusions. She’s afraid he’s using her father for his own gain.

What’s next for you?  2016 is going to be a HUGE year for me as I have multiple releases in both contemporary and historical romance. In addition to my Hotel Rode series form Kensington, I have the 4th release in my Hot Cowboy Night series from Sourcebooks as well as a number of indie historical releases coming. Five of these are multi author collaborations (RING IN A COWBOY, ONCE UPON A TRUE LOVE’S KISS, PASSIONATE PROMISES, and SEVEN NIGHTS OF SIN.) And that’s only the first half of the year! I hope you all will take a moment to check out my work.

Warmest regards,

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…


 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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