Interview & Contest: Victoria Adams

Jen: We are thrilled to welcome Victoria Adams to Romancing the Book.  Victoria, please share a short bio with us.

Victoria: I’m Victoria Adams. I live in rural Ontario, Canada with my husband, 2 cats and a tank full of fish. Daughter has recently graduated university and entered the working world, but still drops by on weekends. In the summer, I love to garden and constantly have people slowing down to admire the colourful scenery. (note the u in colours – I’m Canadian – eh!) I have a 2nd dan black belt in Tae Kwon Do and the thing no one would guess about me is — ready for it — I’m a belly dancer.

Jen: Can you tell us about Circles Interlocked and where the idea came from?

Victoria: A very long time ago, I was challenged to write a book. I did. Then the characters wouldn’t get out of my head. They wanted the story to continue. The original story is not a typical “happily ever after”, so Circles Interlocked is the adventure to the happy ending.

It’s a contemporary romance between a sexy young ballerina and a former gang member. They met in high school, fell in love, then their world shattered. Julie accepts a dance contract and flies off to a different part of the country. Robert is left behind to grieve his loss.

The story opens five years later when Julie sees Robert on a beach.

Julie Anderson – has a passion for dance and spent many childhood and teenage hours training to become a ballerina. But turns out, dreams are not always perfect. She lives in a condominium in Langston and is away so often, touring and performing, as she says, “I don’t even own a gold fish.” Currently in a stalled relationship with Vincent Foster, Julie is unsettled in her career, life and love.

Robert Holiday – spent several of his teenage years incarcerated in a juvenile detention. A bizarre twist in life changed him from gang member to horse ranch owner. Involved in an on-again/off-again relationship with heiress, Corina Kroft, Robert is beginning to feel content and is ready to propose.

Then one day he and Julie wake up in bed together.

Jen: Why do you write romance? Is there a genre you’d like to try, or one you would never write? And if so, why?

Victoria: *Scratches my head.* Why do I write romance? It’s what my muse inspires me to write. It’s what comes out of my finger tips. It’s what makes the world go round. Have you ever noticed that most movies have some sort of romance in it? Even a good old-fashioned murder mystery – like an Agatha Christie – still has – at least a hint – of passion flaring between characters.

Romance is about the good in our lives and reading one gives a person the chance to kick back and relax. That’s important to me. I like to give my readers a few hours to escape into passionate adventures of the characters running around inside my head.

I doubt I’ll write a mystery. I’ve yet to solve one before the last page.

Jen: Do you have a writing routine?

Victoria: I’m not hugely disciplined. Every morning, after I take a stroll down my country road, I settle down in to my chair and answer emails, check blogs, Facebook, Twitter and Google+. I spend a bit of time emailing my awesome cp/beta partner – answering her questions or sending my edit problems to her. She lives in California, so there is a 3-hour time delay between us. Then I try to settle down to write. If the words won’t flow, I’ll pop over to a critique site and download someone’s chapter and spend a few hours on that. If I still can’t seem to get in the game, I’ll shut down the computer and let my muse work away in the back of my head.

Jen: If Circles Interlocked was to be made into a movie, who do you see in the starring roles?

Victoria: Natalie Portman – Julie’s a dancer and Natalie’s performance in Black Swan was excellent. And Josh Duhamel – he’s got that hot bad boy thing going on.

Jen: Where can you be found online?

Victoria: Blog – Pages of Romance – http://victoriaadams.blogspot.com
FaceBook – victoriaadams_romancewriter
Twitter – @_VictoriaAdams

Google Site+ – https://sites.google.com/site/romancewithvictoria/

Jen: What’s next for you?

Victoria: I am rewriting the original book I wrote several years ago – Dancing In Circles. It’s the beginning of the love story between Julie and Robert. I am hoping to release it this year.

 Contest details:

  • The prize is a download of Circles Interlocked
  • The contest is open to everyone.
  • You must leave a meaningful comment for entry.  This means your comment needs to be more than “please enter me in the contest”.
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  • The contest ends on Sunday, February 26.

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