By Victoria Vane
$7.99/£5.99 Mass-Market Paperback
Wade Knowlton is a hardworking lawyer who’s torn between his small-town Montana law practice and a struggling family ranch. He’s on the brink of exhaustion from trying to save everybody and everything, when gorgeous Nicole Powell walks into his office. She’s a damsel in distress and the breath of fresh air he needs.
Even the lawyers wear boots…
Nicole Powell is a sassy Southern girl who has officially sworn off cowboys after a spate of bad seeds—until her father’s death sends her to Montana and into the arms of a man who seems too good to be true. Her instincts tell her to high tail it out of Montana, but she can’t resist a cowboy with a slow hand…
Hi Victoria. Welcome back to All I Want and More. We’re glad to have you here.
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m a full time writer and married for thirty-one years with two wonderful sons. I have a little black and white dog, a grey Arabian horse and live in the upstate of South Carolina. I love to read, write, ride my horse and walk my dog. I also play the Celtic harp.
Here’s my “official” bio:
Victoria Vane is an award-winning author of smart and sexy romance. Her works range from historical to contemporary settings and include everything from wild comedic romps to emotionally compelling erotic romance. Her books have received more than twenty reviewer awards and nominations to include the 2014 RONE Award for Treacherous Temptations and Library Journal Best E-Book romance of 2012 for The Devil DeVere series.
In this book, who was your favorite character to write and why?
I am absolutely in LOVE with Wade! He’s sexy, flirty, witty, and charming. The dialogue was a blast!
What 3 words would you use to describe your main characters?
IN addition to the above, Wade is also loving, loyal and responsible to a fault. Nikki is restless, rootless, and a little bit lost. She’s very much in need of a her knight errant cowboy in his gleaming pick up.
Can you tell us a little bit about this book? Maybe a little snippet?
I would love to!
Here’s my fabulous Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWXU89hat6s
In my story, Nikki has lost her ID on the way to Montana to bury her dead father. Wade is the probate lawyer. And here’s a sexy snippet:
EXCERPT- SLOW HAND by VICTORIA VANE
“Don’t you have to be in court soon, Counselor?” Nikki reminded him in a voice that came out breathless.
“Yeah, I do,” he replied. “Guess I got a bit sidetracked. You’re turning out to be a big distraction, you know that?”
She bit her lip. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to be such an imposition.”
“I said a distraction not an imposition. There’s a big difference. I didn’t realize until now just how badly I’ve needed such a distraction.” He stepped away with a reluctant sigh.
Her pulse still hammering, Nikki exhaled the breath she hadn’t realized was trapped in her chest.
Wade spun toward his office. “Help yourself to the phone and anything else while I get cleaned up.” He paused again on the threshold. “Of course, you’re welcome to use my office if you need greater privacy.” He added over his shoulder with a look of devilment. “Or in the event any wild impulse overtakes you while I shower.”
He went to work on his shirt buttons. His collar was soon wide open revealing a generous show of muscular chest that make her hands itch to rip it off him. She diverted her gaze and curled her itchy hands by her sides.
“Have no fear, cowboy,” Nikki replied in a cool tone meant to disguise the warm flush coming over her. “I corralled all my wild impulses long ago.”
“Did you, now?” He still stood in doorway, head cocked. “Somehow, I think you may have missed a few strays.”
“Maybe I need to make myself clearer. I have an aversion to cocky cowboys.”
Just keep telling yourself that, Nikki. Maybe if you repeat it often enough it’ll become true.
“Is that so?” His brows flew upward. “I can’t say I ever met a woman with an actual aversion to me.”
“Don’t take it personally. It’s nothing against you in particular, but your type.”
“And what do you think you know about my type?”
“Since I don’t have a pole handy, enough to keep you at arm’s length. Besides that, this whole line of conversation is entirely inappropriate in light of professional ethics, don’t you think? You are my attorney, after all.”
“Well, darlin’”—he scratched his unshaven jaw—“there’s a little hitch to that.”
“What do you mean? You said you’d help me.”
“And I will, but you can’t engage my professional services until I know who you are.”
“I’ve told you who I am!” she insisted.
“Sweetheart, I’m a lawyer, and according to the law, your claim don’t weigh without authentication.”
“So what are you saying? That you don’t believe me?”
“I’m not saying that at all. Only that our professional relationship will commence once you get your ID. In the interim”—his gaze slid over her in a way that threatened to melt her insides—“you’d best find yourself a nice, long, sturdy pole.”
How do you go about picking character names? Do you have to get them just right and make sure they fit with the characters personality?
In my historicals, I always try to pick historically accurate names. I also use history books. For my contempory cowboys I looked at the name of rodeo cowboys. They really do have western sounding names! I also use real people from time to time. Wade is named after the first cowboy I ever had a crush on. J
We’re cover hussies..What was your first impression of this cover?
I loved it. I did not want a cowboy with a naked chest as it would not have suited the character. I think this cover really works I also LOVE the cover for ROUGH RIDER. It does show more hot male flesh but it also works for the character (Wade’s brother Dirk).
What does writing mean to you?
On the positive side – It has given me a sense of satisfaction I have never known in any other endeavor. I am hoping for very good things with this new contemporary series.
On the negative side– Writing really has really taken over my entire life in the past couple of years, especially since I am now juggling multiple deadlines which I have never done before. Deadlines can be very stressful.
What do you hope readers take away after reading one of your books?
I hope to offer readers more than they expect – especially regarding character depth and emotion. My love scenes are very hot but they all work to serve a greater purpose in the romantic relationship.
If you had a technology free day, what would you do?
Ride my horse!
What are you currently working on?
I am currently under contract for two hot contemporary series which means I’ll have (7) releases over the next 18 months. I just finished my first draft of HELL ON HEELS, book #1 in my Las Vegas set Hotel Rode series for Kensington and am now writing book #4 in my Hot Cowboy Nights series for Sourcebooks.
Sexiest feature on a man? A dimpled chin
Boxers, Briefs or Commando? Commando baby!
What is on your night stand/dresser? Alarm clock that I don’t use!
Hairy chests or smooth? Hairy. I like man pelts.
Cowboy or businessman? Are you kidding?
Tattoos or piercings? Tats. Hate piercings.
Secret talent? I play the Celtic harp.
What’s your guilty pleasure? Coffee. I drink it by the gallon- real cream no sugar.
Celebrity crush? Currently Sam Heughan
Night owl or early bird? Night Owl
Twitter or Facebook? Facebook
Pinterest or Instagram? Pinterest
ebooks or paperbacks? Both
Is there anything else you like to add?
If you read my work – expect the unexpected!
Victoria Vane is a multiple award-winning romance novelist and history junkie whose collective works of fiction range from wildly comedic romps to emotionally compelling erotic romance. Her books have received more than twenty reviewer awards and nominations including the 2014 RONE Award for Treacherous Temptations and Library Journal Best E-Book romance of 2012 for The Devil DeVere series. Victoria also writes historical fiction as Emery Lee and is the founder of Goodreads Romantic Historical Fiction Lovers and the Romantic Historical Lovers book review blog.