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Victoria James | Fall Reading and Pumpkin Everything
Author Guest / October 4, 2019

Thank you so much for having me back to Fresh Fiction! How much do I love Fall? I love it as much as my heroine, in The Boyfriend Contact, Emily Birmingham does. . . bring on pumpkin spice everything! I was married in the fall, both of my children were born in the fall (okay, we didn’t actually plan to have two kids in the fall, but still), and my current book release is in the fall. A few years ago my husband, kids, cat, and I moved from the city to a small town on the shores of Lake Erie, in Canada. It has been an adventure and a huge learning experience! Who knew driving only an hour and a half from the city would be like an entirely different world. Here are my top five favorite things to do in the fall now that we live in the country: 1) The County Fair-okay we get a real kick out of this every year. We must really look like city people as we walk through the various displays and barns filled with animals and pumpkins waiting to be judged and ooh and aah. 2) The foliage-it is truly as…

Victoria James | The Top-Ten Hero Must-Haves!
Author Guest / October 24, 2014

Hi! I’m so happy to be back here, blogging at Fresh Fiction! This is release week for my book, THE DOCTOR’S FAKE FIANCEE. I probably had the most fun with the hero in this book, Evan. He was also the most different of all my heroes. He’s a guy who’s always had to excel, skipped ahead in school, and had it instilled in him that he needed to be the best. He’s a guy who’s SO intelligent. But he’s actually the most emotionally unaware hero I’ve ever written, so I had a blast torturing him into self-awareness. I brought the poor guy to his knees by the end of the book, as it FINALLY dawned on him what was most important in his life. So while I enjoy reading and writing about all different kind of heroes, there are certain traits they must all have-or acquire-by the end of the book. Here’s my list (in no particular order). 10. Honor. Even if a guy is a grump at the beginning of the book, he needs a code of honor. If he doesn’t have one, he just doesn’t interest me and I’ve lost respect for him. 9. Ambition. He doesn’t have…

Victoria James | My Cowboy Top Ten List
Author Guest / March 12, 2014

Ach! I’ve always loved cowboys! Growing up, I have vivid memories of my father watching endless Clint Eastwood westerns. Clint was my kind of cowboy-strong, silent, handsome. In romances, the cowboy is a long-standing beloved hero archetype. Here’s my top ten list for must-have character traits for any cowboy hero I write (in no particular order): Hardworking Strong Loyal Brave A Protector Stubborn Rugged Confident Loving Tender Obviously he can’t be all those things with all people, but those are integral to the man that he is. In my new release, THE RANCHER’S SECOND CHANCE, Cole Forrester is a strong man with a very tender side. He’s a widower and he’s closed himself off to finding love again. In comes Melanie Simms, city girl and good friend to his little sister. Melanie is a woman who has it all together on the outside, but she’s running from a past that continues to haunt her. She’s been hurt before and has a hard time with trust. She unknowingly brings out Cole’s protective, caring side and soon they are unable to fight the pull they feel. Both these characters are so real and are dealing with the kind of pain that many…