Monday, April 8, 2013

Interview: Victoria James along with Holly & Quinn (A Risk Worth Taking Blog Tour)

I would like to welcome Holly Carrington and Quinn Manning from A Risk Worth Taking and the author Victoria James to What I’m Reading.

How are you guys doing today?

Victoria:  Great, thanks so much for having us, here Melody!  I’m so happy to visit with Holly and Quinn again.

Holly:  Me too!  And I’ve been meaning to thank Victoria for finally giving us the happily ever after of my dreams.

Quinn:  Right.  You didn’t have to put us through the ringer though, Vic.

Victoria: *Grins sheepishly*  Sorry about that.

Well, I’m super excited to have you guys are here today.

First off, Victoria what makes Holly and Quinn special?

Victoria: Well, Holly is my kind of gal-she’s stubborn, smart, and driven.  And really, with everything that happened to her, I needed to give her a man that was strong enough to help her.   And Quinn turned out to be even a bigger charmer and sweetheart than I had originally thought.

Now Holly and Quinn, I was wondering what was your first impression of each after 10 years?

Quinn:  Holly was more beautiful than when she left Red River all those years ago.  A hell of a lot more stubborn than I remember, but…

Holly: *Laughs*   Quinn was just as I remembered.  Maybe a little older, with a grey hair here and there…

Holly, so how is motherhood suiting you?

Holly:  I love it.  It’s more rewarding and fulfilling than I ever would have thought.  And each day I love, Ella more and more.  I feel so blessed.

I know that renovation can be a trial on any type of relationship, how did you guys not kill each through the process?

Quinn:  It wasn’t easy, lemme tell you.  There were moments-like that whole counter-top and basement flood that I thought I was going to lose my cool.  Luckily, I had a solution to that problem.  *Grins*

Holly:  *Shakes head, smiling*

Victoria I was wondering if there is any future plans for Jake and Evan finding the love of their lives?

Victoria:  Absolutely!  Jake is currently finding his road to happily-ever-after with Claire.  But let me tell you, this has been quite a ride, with a lot more bumps than even I had envisioned.  Their story will be released this summer.  Evan’s gone through some life-changing events as well-and his story will be out late this year.

Quinn:  Really?  What’s going on?

Victoria:  Sorry, can’t say!

Now the finally question. So, Holly, Quinn, and Victoria can you each share in your own words why readers should read A Risk Worth Taking?

Holly: Well, I must say, Quinn’s pretty fabulous in Victoria’s book.  So if you love a man that can be strong and tender you’ll want to read this.  Reading back, I have to admit, he’s a total hottie J

Quinn: That’s very sweet. *Kisses Holly* I thought Victoria did a great job highlighting everything Holly had been through, and showing how strong of a woman she is.  Holly is the ideal.

Victoria: Aren’t they sweet!?  Okay, well, I think A Risk Worth Taking is a story about finding the inner strength to go on, even after dealing with staggering loss.  Finding the courage to love again and to give love a second chance.

Thank you guys for coming talking to my readers. Is there anything else you guys would like to share?

Victoria:  If you love small town romance, with lots of heart and passion, I think you’ll like this series.  Red River is a town that’s filled with larger-than-life personalities and people you’d like to sit down and have a cup of coffee with.  Holly and Quinn are close to my heart-people I look up to and admire.

Thank you so much for having us here, Melody!  It was a fun interview J

Here's more information about Victoria, how to connect, and more about Holly & Quinn's adventure:

A bit about Victoria James:

Victoria James is a romance writer living near Toronto, Canada. Victoria is a mother to two young children, and one very disorderly feline. Victoria attended Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and graduated with a degree in English Literature, where she met and then later married, her own hero. After Queen's, Victoria earned a degree in Interior Design. After the birth of her first child she began pursuing her life-long passion of writing. Her dream of being a published romance author was realized last February, 2012, when Entangled Publishing bought her manuscript. Victoria is living her dream-staying home with her children and conjuring up happy endings for her characters.

Connect with Victoria:

A bit about A Risk Worth Taking:
When tragedy strikes, high-powered designer Holly Carrington steps up to raise her orphaned niece. But to secure the baby's future she must return to her hometown and face the memories of all she has lost. Can small-town bachelor Quinn convince Holly to give up her big-city dreams and risk her heart, or will they set themselves up for heartbreak...again?

If you would like to get your own copy here are the links:

Don't forget that Victoria is doing a blog tour giveaway. If you would like a chance to win a gift card to COACH or a chance to win a PDF of A Risk Worth Taking all you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter.

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