Hello and thanks for stopping by and visiting with me and the bunnies. It is so nice to have Violetta Rand here. Readers I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did. Oh, hold on Violetta, every time someone new stops by the dogs and bunnies go crazy.
Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?
Shadow Castle by Marian Cockrell and the Lord of the Rings trilogy definitely helped establish my love of reading/writing.
What book would you like to read again?
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
Definitely the past. Either to the high Viking Age (Norway or England) or to Biblical times.
If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
Jesus of Nazareth, Abraham Lincoln, Harald Hardrada, George Washington, and John Wayne
If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
The ability to eradicate diseases.
One food you would never eat?
Where is one place in the world that you would really love to visit someday?
One of your favorite quotes –
“Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no, it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand’ring bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.”
What is your favorite type of pet?
Cats and dogs
What is your favorite cereal?
Healthy cereal—Rice Chex
Bad cereal—Captain Crunch
Have you ever went to work and realized a piece of clothing was missing?
No. But I did wander outside one night just wearing a bra—I was halfway to my car before I realized I was missing my shirt.
Do you prefer snow or rain?
Snow—I live in Alaska.
Do you prefer to live in a big city or in the country?
Country—mountains and forest.
What is your favorite movie?
What types of books do you write?
Historical romance and New Adult romance
Are you self-published or traditionally published?
I’m a traditional girl.
What is one piece of advice you would give to new and aspiring writers?
For me, it’s all about staying focused. Sure, there’s more to writing than just writing. BUT, I spend twenty percent of my time marketing/networking/editing and the rest typing.
Are you currently working on any new projects? What can we expect from you in the future?
Book 3 of the Blind Series, Blind Redemption, released June 25. Book 4, Blind Vengeance, is set for publication in December.
I recently signed with the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency and now have two contracts with Random House. My New Adult romance series, The Devil’s Den, is edgy and evocative, and explores the sexy world of exotic dancers. It’s set for publication in June 2015 with Random House.
If you could be anyone you like, who would you be?
Thank you so much for taking time to chat with me today Violetta Rand. It’s been a pleasure having you and I wish you much success in the future.
Blind Redemption by Violetta Rand
Genre: Historical Romance
The past is something he’d sooner forget…
Aaron McNally hates his past. Banished from his home for betrayal, he trades his tartan for a Norwegian title and sword to win back his honor.
She has a warrior’s heart…
It’s difficult for Kara Dalgaard to act like a lady, even when her father demands it. After the handsome Jarl Aaron McNally arrives at her home recruiting for the king’s army, she’s forced to participate in a cruel deception to humiliate him.
Drawn to his strength and passion, she quickly regrets what she’s done. But duty comes before happiness.
Aaron wants a second chance at life—and Kara is everything he’s dreamed of. But the past always has a way of catching up with you. Will Kara trust him or condemn him to a life of loneliness?
About the author:
Violetta Rand holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy and a master’s degree in Environmental Management. Serving as an environmental scientist in the state of Alaska for over seven years, she enjoys the privilege of traveling to remote places few people have the opportunity to see.
Violetta has been “in love” with writing since childhood. Struck with an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age, at five, she wrote short stories illustrated by her best friend and sold them in her neighborhood. The only thing she loves more than writing is her wonderful relationship with her husband, Jeff. She enjoys outdoor activities, reading whatever she can get her hands on, music, and losing herself in the worlds she enjoys bringing to life in the pages of her stories.
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