Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Victoria Sue author of Full Circle
Hi, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I’m an English girl who got transplanted to Florida six years ago. Ive always “dabbled” at writing but started properly nearly three years ago. I write what I love to read so that’s mainly MM and usually paranormal.
What were you like at school?
Not great. I hated school and couldn’t wait to leave. I wasn’t popular or in the “in” crowd so I pretty much kept my nose in a book for twelve years
So, what have you written?
Full Circle is the seventh and last in the series Sirius Wolves. The series has a lot of back story and it’s not very stand alone so it was time to finish.
I have another two series I write with Shannon West, and a BDSM series - Pure
Where can we buy or see them? (* include American, European and any other relevant links.
This is the link to my Amazon page. All my books are available on All Romance and Smashwords.
What are you working on at the minute?
I’m finishing One Step Sideways which is the sequel to Five Minutes Longer. Five Minutes Longer gets published by Dreamspinners in December. Here’s the blurb.
Talon Valdez knew that when he transformed into an enhanced human, his life and his dreams were finished. Reviled, mistrusted, and often locked away, the enhanced are viewed as monsters, despised by the public, and never trusted to serve in the military or any law enforcement agency.
Years later he gets a chance to set up a task force of enhanced to serve in the FBI, but with one proviso: each enhanced must partner with a regular human.
Finn Mayer dreamed of joining the FBI since he was fourteen and made every possible sacrifice to make it happen, including living with his selfish mother and bullying homophobic brother and never having a boyfriend. But his undiagnosed dyslexia stopped his aspirations dead in their tracks. His last chance is to partner with Talon, an enhanced with fatal abilities who doesn’t trust regular humans with their secrets and wants Finn to fail.
Four weeks to prove himself to the team. Four weeks for the team to prove itself to the public. And when another group threatens their success—and their lives are at stake—four weeks for them to survive.
How much research do you do?
A huge amount (or so it seems) The Innocent Auction and The Innocent Betrayal are set in England 1810. Huge amount of research required even down to the layout of Newgate Prison! Speech, clothes, food. (They used rose oil for lube!)
Five Minutes Longer is about people with supernatural abilities but these aren’t magical abilities; I actually provide a scientific reason behind the character’s I’ve used so far. Google is my best friend.
I also decided because I was writing about people shooting guns (FBI) I’d better know what I was talking about – so I had lessons.
If this book is part of a series, tell us a little about it?
The basis for my book is that the Egyptian goddess Sirius (the dog star) created werewolves in her own image to save mankind. All the books are set in present day but they have a definite mythological background. The first six books are based on two groups of four. Orion’s Circle starts with three Alphas finding and mating their psi omega. Books three to six involve Marcus, a human ex-military amputee who becomes the first human Alpha of a werewolf pack.
I can’t say how many are in book seven because it would spoil the surprise!
TITLE: Full Circle
SERIES: Sirius Wolves #7
AUTHOR: Victoria Sue
PUBLISHER: Dark Hollow Press
COVER ARTIST: Dark Hollow Press
LENGTH: 50,000 words
RELEASE DATE: October 18, 2016
BLURB: “Win the love of the wolf with the hardest heart.”
Faced with eternal banishment to hell, Anubis, god of the underworld, has found a loophole in one of the oldest laws which will allow him to unleash his evil on an unsuspecting human world. Orion’s only hope to stop him is to accept his challenge: send a champion to win the love of the wolf with the hardest heart. It will take someone with a pure heart to soften a closed one, so faced with the threat of losing not only the werewolves, but the destruction of the human race, the gods can only do one thing — send Adam, one of their own.
Adam quickly realizes that the werewolf whose love he must win is Jed. Wounded after the loss of his wife and son, Jed promised he would never love again or be responsible for someone else’s happiness. Adam has been given a near impossible task.
Anubis is eager to see Adam fail, and unbeknown to everyone takes matters into his own hands to make sure of it. Everything happening now is part of his master plan, and finally it has come full circle.
Even if Adam succeeds and wins Jed's heart, will that love survive when Jed discovers the whole thing was nothing more than a bet? Or when Adam does the one thing he mustn’t and falls in love himself, will he not only break Jed’s heart but completely destroy his own?
Jed gentled his hand as Adam mewled in the back of his throat, both of Adam’s hands surrounding his neck and pressing tightly with an overwhelming urge to simply hang on.
They shared kisses. Shared air. Jed swallowed every reaction from Adam because it was precious. Finally, he wiped his hand and their bodies clean on the sheet and drew Adam in closer.
His heart beat loudly in his ears. Jed didn’t want to think about what they had just done, and let reality intrude on the bliss that seemed to wrap them both up. It wasn’t the whole fucking a guy thing, even though he was still in shock about that. It was the need inside of him, the nameless urge that transcended sex or narrow bigoted views of what made other people happy. In a lot of ways, it wasn’t even the fact that Adam was human and Jed was not.
It was his unshaking doubt that as soon as Jed trusted, as soon as Jed let in a little belief, as soon as Jed started thinking in terms of forever… That’s when it would happen. That’s when his forever would be ripped away. It had with his family. The day his father hadn’t returned from the hunt because of a human’s bullet. The day they’d fled their home because the forest was cleared to make a human town, and his family had no idea how to live in one. The day he was out scrounging for food to fill their empty bellies because it was winter and they should have been warm and safe in their homes, and his little sister had been attacked by a rogue. The rogue had been insane, half-mad with whatever injustice had caused him to attack a pup, and his mom had died trying to defend her.
And then he had trusted once more. Raye had waltzed into his life and danced his objections away. Then it had happened again, as surely as Jed feared it would.
He clutched Adam tighter, knowing his hold wouldn’t last, knowing Adam would be ripped from him like everyone else…
He no longer had any dreams that could be taken from him. He’d accepted long ago that the pack would be his life, but he would go home alone every day. He almost didn’t mind because he knew it wasn’t a matter if Adam would realize he was a pathetic old man and would leave.
It was simply a matter of when.
Has loved books for as long as she can remember. Books were always what pocket money went on and what usually Father Christmas brought. When she ran out of her kids' adventure stories, she would go raid her Mom's. By the age of eight she was devouring classics like Little Women, and fell in love with love stories.
She's still in love with them. Any size, any shape, any creature - love is love, no matter what it says on the box.
In fact if they don't fit very neatly into any box she loves them even more!
She has a very patient husband and three wonderful children. In 2010 in search of adventure they all moved from the UK to the US and are happily settled in Florida.
In 2013 after reading love stories for so long she decided to write her own.
You can also email Victoria at - email@example.com
Winner’s Prize: An e-copy from Victoria Sue’s backlist