LOVE AT STAKE
Release Date: 1/27/13
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Synopsis: Abbey is the lone human working for Fated Match, a company that pairs members of the supernatural community with their eternal mates.
To snag a young vampire socialite as their next client, Abbey journeys to the home of Lucian Redgrave, the oldest vampire on the East Coast. But he's not willing to allow his vampire daughter to use the agency... unless Abbey can first find his perfect match in a month.
As Abbey coaches Lucian through his dates, she can’t deny the chemistry between them. But humans are toys for vampires, and risking her heart isn't a part of the plan.
Tagline: Hunting for love is a pain in the neck...
My love for writing started young. Luckily I had a family who encouraged believing in magic and embracing imagination. From stories quickly scribbled in bright pink diaries, my love of storytelling developed. Since then my characters may have evolved and my plots may have grown decidedly more steamy but I never lost my love of the written word. Writing is not only a way to silence the wonderful voices in my head, but it also allows me to share my passions with my readers. I hope you enjoy my titles!
Currently I write from Toronto, Canada. While I have a healthy love for the unknown, this corner of the world will always be my home. Website Facebook Goodreads
I would like to thank author Victoria Davies for stopping by today to tell us a little about herself and LOVE AT STAKE.
How long did it take you to write “Love at Stake”?
Usually it takes me a few months to write a story of this length but “Love at Stake” was a bit of an anomaly. The opportunity came up very suddenly to submit a story and so I had to write faster than I ever have before. It took six days to write my draft. On day seven I went through the editing process and forced my sister to be my beta reader (thus the reason the book is dedicated to her). My story was submitted at 11:52pm on the seventh day. I would never recommend writing anything so fast but I found, despite the headaches involved, writing at that speed left no room for self doubt. I think the manuscript was stronger because I didn’t have time to second guess everything.
If you were stranded on a desert island which of your characters do you want by your side?
While I’d love to say the hero Lucian because he is oh so yummy, I think being trapped with a vampire might result in severe blood loss. Therefore I would choose Christian, the hunky werewolf, because he A) won’t eat me for dinner and B) has lots of outdoors experience. He’d probably be able to rig up some sort of shelter a la Swiss Family Robinson. Plus werewolves have a high natural body temperature and that’s a fantastic reason to cuddle on a cold evening.
If you could be best friends with one of your characters, who would it be?
Honestly, I’d probably pick Chloe. Chloe is the heroine’s best friend in the book and she just seems like a good person to have in your corner. Plus she’s a witch so think of all the chaos you could get into with a best friend and magic thrown together. The mind boggles. Hangovers could be cured with a potion. VIP reservations could be acquired with a simple spell or two. Trespassing could be handled with a wave of the hand and a quick “These aren’t the droids you are looking for.”
What is your favorite book that you wrote?
I’d say it’s a tie between this one, “Love at Stake”, and my second book in the Netherworld series “Demon by my Side.” In both cases, I feel like the characters are more developed and interesting in their own right. The stories revolve around the connection between two people rather than the havoc I usually have going on in the world around them. Plus there’s the fact that Lucian is the first vampire I’ve ever written and I completely adore him.
Who or what inspired you to be a writer?
I always find this is an interesting question and I get it quite a lot. Some authors do have inspirational stories about seeing the light reflecting through the leaves in the forest and knowing they had to write a scene that could accurately capture such beauty. I have nothing like that. The reality is, I write because I can’t not write. I never woke up and decided I wanted to be an author. It wasn’t a planned career path but instead something that unfolded out of a nature love of the craft. I can’t remember a time when I was not writing or weaving stories, even as a kid. So I think for me, it wasn’t a matter of inspiration, I just had no other way of silencing the plot lines and character voices in my head.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
I have many favourites but I love Gena Showalter books in particular. I use her as a standard to aspire too because I love how she is able to weave such interesting and deep characters. Also, she then tends to torture said characters in order to ring emotional responses out of her readers which I absolutely love. I hope one day I’ll be able to write multi-layer plots and emotionally gripping books the way she does.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you for taking a chance on a new author and picking up one of my books. The best thing in the world is to hear from people who have enjoyed my writing. It inspires me to write like nothing else. If “Love at Stake” comes across your kindle or computer, I hope you’ll love reading it as much as I loved writing it.