4/23/13

Interview of Valerie Douglas /V.J. Devereaux

Welcome to Julies Book Review! 
Valerie Douglas/V. J. Devereaux is visiting JBR today! 

She’s giving away a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card and a signed copy of Song of the Fairy Queen OR Servant of the Gods to one lucky winner of the rafflecopter. 
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 We are all very glad you came here to JBR. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m happily married to the love of my life – it just took me a while to find him – and companion to four cats, two dogs and an African clawed frog. My husband says I’m one cat short of being a cat lady. *laughing*

 What genres do you write? 
Epic fantasy, thrillers, romantic suspense, and – as V. J. Devereaux – erotic romance. Oh, and one horror.

 As a reader I love all genres but my followers want to know what to expect from your books. Action, adventure, romance, sex, magic?? 
*grins* All of the above, in varying levels, depending on the book. And sex in almost all of them. 

 Who is your favorite character(s) from your books? 
Oh, that’s tough! The five friends from The Coming Storm, I think – Elon, Colath, Jareth, Jalila, and Ailith. Or the folks from The Last Resort, the great friends from The Millersburg Quartet – I’d love to go to one of Cam’s Sat/Sun morning breakfasts. 

 What is your newest release? Can you tell us a little about it? 
The newest release was the horror story. I have major respect for those who write horror regularly. I’m also a little afraid of some of them. *laughing* I’m never doing that again! It’s a creepy story about the corporate training session from hell. If you thought your boss was bad – wait until you meet Jason. Yikes! 

 What about future projects? any hints? 
Oh, lots. A prequel to The Coming Storm that takes place during the wizard wars, a sequel to Heart of the Gods involving Philippine demons, another in Peru, and a sequel to Nike’s Wings. 

 Can you give aspiring authors any advice? 
Write the next book! It’s the best advice I can give, the best marketing tool there is. And, aside from one or two rare examples (including one of my favorite books – see below), there are very few authors who succeed on one book. 

 How about some "fun" personal stuff! 
I’m desperately afraid of heights, yet I’ve gone up on ski lifts and helicopters. For the same reason I can’t scuba dive – there’s too much DOWN below me. It took me four tries – and four different boyfriends – to discover I’m a pretty good skier, but that I hate being cold. *laughing* I’m SUCH a dork. 

 What book have they read that touched you deeply? and why? (yours or someone else’s) 
To Kill a Mockingbird – a coming of age story that also showed the bitter roots of racism. 

 Favorite past time activity?
Aside from reading and writing? Traveling, exploring, learning new things. 

 A favorite book or author you can recommend (not your own)? And WHY? 
I’m waiting for the release of Glass Block – of which I’ve only seen excerpts – by Kai Wilson. It’s definitely going to be different! And I’m waiting for the last segments of G. R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire…just to finish the series. Besides, like me, he thinks sex and violence aren’t mutually exclusive, that it’s as important in fantasy to show the act of love as it is an axe cleaving a head. 

 Favorite place to travel to? 
Someplace new – Italy, Thailand, Japan. But if I had to go back, Ireland. It’s so beautiful. 

 What kind of music do you listen too?
I’m pretty eclectic, I like almost anything from classic to some rap,
but I listen to soundtracks when I’m writing, and rearrange them to suit my story. 

 And finally where can we find your books? (please include any links you want including buy links) 
Well, with 21 books available, it’s probably easiest to find them on Amazon through my author page - http://www.amazon.com/Valerie-Douglas/e/B0036POJZI - but a few of my romances are available through Smashwords, Apple, B&N (The Millersburg Quartet and the contemporary erotic novel Cooking Class.) 


Well I know I learned a lot and have added to our TBR list. I hope you all have had fun as well as well. Thanks you again Valerie for coming and talking with me here on JBR. I hope you had fun and I hope to see you again. Good Luck and wishing you lots of success! 

Julie Ramsey
ADM JBR

3 comments:

  1. love the interview! Off to check out the links.

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  2. Thank you for the interview. Love Valerie's work - everyone book is a keeper on my ereader.

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