Thursday, September 25, 2014

Interview with Award Winning Rosy, Raunchy Romance Writer Victoria Blisse

Please welcome award winning rosy, raunchy romance writer Victoria Blisse to my cyber home today.



Interview withVictoria:

When did you first know you were a writer? Please tell us about it.

I’ve always written, even as a young child. One of my favourite things to do was to make up stories. I’ve always loved words, always written from poems to short stories and longer pieces. As long as I’ve been able to write I’ve known I’m a writer.


How do you conduct research for your books?

Haphazardly. The internet is my friend, but I will also visit the library where necessary. Experiences I have get stored up as research for possible future stories, everything that happens to me, everything I see is in some way research.


Have you ever traveled to conduct research for your books? If so, please tell us about it.

Everywhere I travel can be inspiration and research. I’ve written several stories based in Scarborough, my favourite place in all the world. And Her Secret Past , my latest novel, is set in Yorkshire. I love Yorkshire and it’s countryside.


What do your friends, family, and day job employers think about your books? Do they support you? Or do you hide any pseudonyms from them?

My friends and family are ultra supportive. My husband is my cheering squad and he never lets me down. My mum promotes my books at her place of work and my vicar (yes vicar) has read at least one of my books. How cool is that? I’m really, really blessed to have such support.


What is the fastest you’ve ever written a book? What is the average length of time it takes you to write a book?

I’m mad. I do the NaNoWriMo challenge every year, and have got several 50k novels out of that. It tends to take another month or two to finish it off after the initial month of writing. Novels definitely take a good 3-6 months to write, short stories take anything from a day to a week and well, stories in between take in between!


When do you know a story is working for you?

When I’m writing and I don’t realize I’m actually writing. I’m there, in the story. I’m not always checking my word count or flicking to facebook or twitter. If I’m reading it’s the same thing, I’m totally pulled into the story, the rest of the world disappears into the background.


Please tell us what inspired the book you’re spotlighting today. Is there a story behind the story?

Her Secret Past was born when I saw a call for submissions from Totally Bound that totally intrigued me. I came up with a few ideas all based around a secret and this is the one the editor liked the most.

Set in a made up village in the very real UK county of Yorkshire, Her Secret Past explores love, grief, disappointment, guilt and hoarding with the help of a Hollywood Star and an odd job man who is a little broken but really rather hot too. 

It was inspired by my love of Yorkshire, it’s a beautiful place and the people are some of the nicest, most generous I’ve ever met. And it’s an exploration of what could happen if I didn’t keep my inclination to hoard under control!




For fun:

What is your favorite go to meal?

An easy, family pleaser is Corned beef hash, Scouse style. My hubby introduced me to it. Basically it’s mashed potato with tinned corned beef mashed into it. I serve mine with beans. Total winter comfort food pick me up.


Who is your favorite movie boyfriend?

Ooooh, good question. Probably Flash Gordon, I love that film, watched it so many times since being a kid and there’s something about Flash, he just makes me happy!


If you were reincarnated as an animal, which one would it be? (real or mythological) Why?

Funnily enough, I was talking to my hubby about this just recently. I fancy being a cat. Eat what I want when I want, sleep where I like when I like, cuddles on demand, the ability to toddle off and see the world as and when I want to and a human at my beck and call!


What is your favorite place on earth? Why?

Scarborough, Yorkshire. A beautiful seaside town that I’ve visited at least once a year since being a kid. I went with my Mum and Dad when I was little, I now go with my hubby and daughter and I love it just as much.


Who is your favorite person?

My husband, Kev Blisse,he is amazing. He does the best graphics, he sorts my website, he’s kind, funny, gorgeous and wonderfully loving and patient. I’m so glad he’s in my life.


If you could hang out with anyone alive, dead, or fictional for a day, who would it be? Why?

I know it’s cliché but I gotta say Jesus. I love that man and it would be so cool to hang out with him.


If you could live in another time period, what would it be? Why?

Hmm, not sure really. I’m happy when and where I am!


What is your favorite way to relax?

*waggles brows* Spending time with my husband, naked happy time.





A past she wants to forget, a secret that will change everything and a hunky guy who should have known better.

It’s no secret that Katrina Quinn has been caught having an affair with her hunky co-star. Hounded by the press she has escaped to Yorkshire, England and the remote seclusion of Copse Cottage. It’s a house packed full of junk and memories—far too much for one woman to handle.

For odd job man Ryan Taylor, being hired to clear clutter while ogling one of Hollywood’s hottest stars seems like easy money. A good way to escape his jealous, drunken girlfriend, Eve, who seems intent on making his life a misery. But Copse Cottage is haunted with his happy past, stirring anew his longing for the girl he used to call the best in the world.

A stolen beat-up suitcase is going to change everything—secrets will be revealed, hearts will be broken all over again and the biggest mystery of all will finally be answered.






Victoria Blisse is a mother, wife, Christian, Manchester United fan and award winning erotica author. She is also the editor of several Bigger Briefs collections, and the co-editor of the fabulous Smut Alfresco, Smut in the City and Smut by the Sea Anthologies.

Victoria is also one of the brains behind the fabulous Smut events, days dedicated to erotica, fun and prizes. Check out  for more details.

She is equally at home behind a laptop or a cooker and she loves to create stories, poems, cakes and biscuits that make people happy. She was born near Manchester, England and her northern English quirkiness shows through in all of her stories.

Passion, love and laughter fill her works, just as they fill her busy life.

You can find often find Victoria procrastinating on Facebook , Twitter  and Pinterest

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