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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Author Interview & Giveaway: Her Highland Rogue by Violetta Rand




About the Author:

Raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, Violetta Rand spent her childhood reading, writing, and playing soccer. After meeting her husband in New England, they moved to Alaska where she studied environmental science and policy before attending graduate school. Violetta then spent nearly a decade working as a scientist, specializing in soil and water contamination and environmental assessments.

Violetta still lives in Alaska and spends her days writing romance. When she's not reading, writing, or editing, she enjoys time with her husband, pets, and friends. In her free time, she loves to hike, fish, and ride motorcycles and 4-wheelers.

Website: http://www.violettarandromance.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/violettarandromance

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ViolettaRand

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Do you plan everything or just let the story flow?

I’m pure spontaneity—no planning.

Do your characters ever want to take over the story? 

I discover things about my characters as I write, but no one has ever hijacked my story.

What is your favourite food?

Pizza.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Both.

Where do you dream of travelling to and why?

Norway, to explore Viking history and experience Norwegian food and culture.

Do you feature distant places in your books?

Yes, especially England, Norway, and Scotland.

Do you listen to music while writing?

Depends on my mood. I’m a hard rock girl.

Could you tell us a bit about your latest release?

Her Highland Rogue is my Highland debut. I stuck with a traditional storyline this time and enjoyed writing it. The story is about love, self-discovery, and family.

What have you learned about writing and publishing since you first started?

Patience is definitely a virtue and authors don’t just write, they need to be savvy social media divas.

Is there anything you would do differently?

No. I’ve learned too much the hard way.

Who, or what, if anything has influenced your writing?

My life experiences in general. Writing is therapeutic and I love sharing my stories.

Anything you would say to those just starting out in the craft?

Genuine humility, accountability, and respect for your peers will always win the day.

What are three words that describe you?

Loyal, witty, and determined.

What's your favourite book or who is your favourite writer?

In Romance? Karen Marie Moning. I adore her Highland stories.

Blurb of your latest release or coming soon book.

Her Highland Rogue:

Errol MacRae’s days of gallivanting across the Highlands are nearing an end. His father’s health has taken a turn for the worse, and rumors are swirling that the crown intends to transfer ancient lands into the hands of the MacKenzies, the clan the MacRaes are sworn to defend. Errol expects to lead his men into battle soon. So he isn’t pleased when his father instead sends him to retrieve a beautiful flame-haired lass who has fled into the mountains.

Orphaned as a young girl, Aileana vividly remembers how the MacRaes rescued her and welcomed her into their clan. For ten years, she has served them loyally—until the night she’s nearly despoiled by one of the laird’s captains. Aileana risks her life and her reputation to seek refuge in the snowcapped peaks of the Five Sisters, the one place that has always felt like home. But after the strong-armed, strong-willed Errol tracks her down in a blizzard, she finds herself tempted to risk something even more dangerous: her heart.

List of previous books if any

Check out my backlist on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Violetta-Rand/e/B00DPOY4SM/

Any websites/places readers can find you on the web.

Author website: http://www.violettarandromance.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ViolettaRand

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/violettarandromance


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Her Highland Rogue
Violetta Rand
Genre: Historical romance, Highlander
Publisher: Random House/Loveswept
Date of Publication: June 21, 2016
ASIN: B00XG9BWZE
Number of pages: 170
Word Count: 52,000
Cover Artist: Random House

Book Description:

Errol MacRae’s days of gallivanting across the Highlands are nearing an end. His father’s health has taken a turn for the worse, and rumors are swirling that the crown intends to transfer ancient lands into the hands of the MacKenzies, the clan the MacRaes are sworn to defend. Errol expects to lead his men into battle soon. So he isn’t pleased when his father instead sends him to retrieve a beautiful flame-haired lass who has fled into the mountains.

Orphaned as a young girl, Aileana vividly remembers how the MacRaes rescued her and welcomed her into their clan. For ten years, she has served them loyally—until the night she’s nearly despoiled by one of the laird’s captains. Aileana risks her life and her reputation to seek refuge in the snowcapped peaks of the Five Sisters, the one place that has always felt like home. But after the strong-armed, strong-willed Errol tracks her down in a blizzard, she finds herself tempted to risk something even more dangerous: her heart.

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