Monday, 11 January 2016

Author Q & A - Vanessa Vale

 Follow the eight Lenox sisters through this historical erotic series that's as big and bold as the Montana Sky. 
Do you have any tattoos?  Where? When did you get it/them? Where are they on your body?
I do not have any tattoos. In fact, I'm not a big fan of them. When I go to the pool, I see men and women both completely covered in them. All I can think about is what they'll look like in forty years. Besides, I'm not that into needles.

Is your life anything like it was two years ago?
Absolutely not! Two years ago I worked for one of the Big 5 companies and dealt with a boss with a Napoleon complex. I wrote on the side (as one of my alter egos, Jennifer Zane) while dealing with clients in places that begin with the letter I (India, Israel, Indiana, Ireland). This was before Vanessa Vale was even considered. Now I write full time and I love my boss (me!) so much better!!

How long have you been writing?
I began writing on a dare (thus the pen name Vanessa Dare) back in 2001. The question was, “How hard can it be to write romance?” I joined the Colorado Romance Writers group and they put me in a critique group which are now my best friends—and still my critique partners!

What advice would you give a new writer just starting out?
Are you writing as a hobby or as a business? Making money is a business and you have to think of your writing career as that. A business. You need a business plan and goals and marketing and strategy, etc. The writing is the easy part!

Tell us something about your newest release that is NOT in the blurb.
The Wildflowers Of Montana series follows the eight Lenox ladies as they each meet and fall in love with their hot alpha cowboy. It's not simple, it's not often sweet, but it's one amazing adventure after another!

Rose Lenox has grown up to be more comfortable on the back of a horse than wearing ribbons and bows like her seven adopted sisters. For years working the land was enough, but lately Rose finds herself wishing for something different. She wants her own ranch and freedom from her overwhelming and unorthodox family. Rose is determined to strike out on her own and forge her own path. Lenox neighbor, Chance Goodman, has watched Rose grow from a spitfire of a girl to a beautiful and fiery woman. For years he's waited patiently and watched her struggle to find her place in the world. When she leaves the Lenox ranch alone, determined to abandon her former life and to say good-bye to him, he knows the time has come to claim her. Letting her walk away isn't an option. Chance knows exactly what she needs...and he's going to give it to her. Follow the eight Lenox sisters through this historical erotic series that's as big and bold as the Montana Sky. The Wildflowers of Montana begins with Rose and her hot, Alpha cowboy.


When handsome Jackson Reed comes home from the army, he catches the immediate attention of the seven Lenox daughters. But he only has eyes for one — beautiful Hyacinth Lenox. It's apparent that she notices him as well, so why is she doing everything she can to avoid him?

Hyacinth can't stop thinking about the sandy-haired newcomer, but while she longs for happiness with Jackson, she feels unworthy to marry him or anyone else. Guilt from a tragic childhood incident dogs her even into adulthood, leaving her to feel undeserving of Jackson's love.

But Jackson isn't a man so easily dissuaded. He's determined to rid Hyacinth of her pain and make her his wife. Can he heal her past hurt and awaken her to the carnal pleasures he wants just with her? He senses a great capacity for love and passion in this fair Lenox flower. Unlocking it will mean a battle of wills, but love is worth the fight.

Follow the eight Lenox sisters through this historical erotic series that's as big and bold as the Montana Sky. The Wildflowers of Montana continues with Hyacinth and her sharpshooting hero.

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#1 Amazon Bestseller in Erotic Western and Historical Erotica

Who doesn't love the romance of the old West? Vanessa Vale takes the sensual appeal of rugged cowboys a step further with her bestselling books set in the Montana Territory. They are much more than just sexy historical westerns. By introducing sexual taboos into this otherwise traditional romantic setting, Vanessa has won the loyalty of a fan base that never knows quite what to expect with each new series.

"Montana Maidens" was the first to push the envelope with strong BDSM themes. "Montana Men" followed suit with softer themes but lots of deliciously graphic sex. "The Bridgewater Series" showcases ménage relationships because sometimes one hot cowboy isn't enough. No-holds-barred, graphic descriptions, strong storytelling, engaging characters and breathtaking landscapes all combine to make very naughty reads.

And as a resident of Wild Wild West, Vanessa Vale finds plenty of inspiration for her work, for who doesn't love a handsome cowboy?

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  1. The series sounds great!


  2. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. This sounds like such a fun series.

  4. What character in a book would you like to sucker punch in the face?

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Great question.

      Mine would be Black Jack Randall from Outlander.

  5. I enjoyed the interview, Vanessa, this sounds like a great series, thanks for sharing!

  6. Thank you for the chance to win.. I can't wait to read this

  7. I enjoyed the interview, thank you for sharing!

  8. Really enjoyed reading the entire post today. This is a new author for me but I would love to learn more! Thank you for the reveal!

  9. I like the flower theme. Love that "bud".

  10. The series sounds really great!

  11. I think some tattoos are beautiful but I had a discussion with my acupuncturist and he said that as we get older, the skin changes elasticity and if there is weight loss or gain, the skin will streatch so the tattoo often become distorted and the colors may also fade. I don't much care for needles either so I'm with you.