Monday, July 31, 2017

MISSION UNDERCOVER - Virginia Vaughan - One Free Book or Ebook

Welcome, Virginia. Tell us how much of yourself you write into your characters.
First, I’d like to say thank you to Lena for hosting me. I’m super psyched to be here! I always add a small piece of myself into my characters. Otherwise, I don’t think I would be able to relate to them and care about their journey enough to finish writing the book. I also hope my readers see a small part of themselves in my characters as well.

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
I’m a huge fan of garage sales. More than once I’ve come across a home that I thought was having a sale only to discover that they were only cleaning out their garage!

When did you first discover you were a writer?
I’ve always made up stories in my head, but in fourth grade I was given a creative writing assignment, and I loved it. Not only was it my first A in my school career, it was also the beginning of my love of writing.

Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.
Romantic suspense is my favorite genre by far, but I enjoy reading women’s fiction and anything with time travel as well. I also enjoy historical non-fiction and I’m a true crime fanatic.

How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world?
I recently added my two little nephews aged 8 and 6 to my household, so I’ve had to make some adjustments to my schedule in order to care for them. But what I’ve found is that stopping to play with them reminds me what life is truly all about.

How do you choose your characters’ names?
Whenever I see or hear a name I like, I instantly get a mental image or feeling about the character. I make notes about what or how I feel and then when I’m ready to write a story needing a character with those characteristics, I already have my name picked out.

A good idea. What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
Being a published writer. It’s been my dream for most of my life, and I spent years telling people this was my goal. To finally reach it was an amazing accomplishment because it required years of hard work, determination, and persistence.

If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why?
I would be an ordinary house cat. For me, they live the perfect life, sleeping whenever and wherever they want, playing all day, and when you don’t feel like being social, no one judges you. LOL.

What is your favorite food?
My all-time favorite food is my mama’s spaghetti. I’ve tried making it like she does, but I just don’t have the right touch.

What is the problem with writing that was your greatest roadblock, and how did you overcome it?
I was always a pantser, but when I started writing for Love Inspired and had to write proposals and finish a story within a time frame, I had to learn to plot out my stories in order to write quickly. It was a huge learning curve for me, but it’s definitely made me much more productive.

Tell us about the book.
When Blake Michaels's cover as a local cop is blown and a corrupt officer attempts to kill him, he's forced to go on the run. Under his protection is Holly Mathis, also a target for what she may know about her late husband's investigation into corruption on the police force. Blake can't complete his assignment without help from the beautiful widow, but getting close to a woman again is out of the question. Trapped inside the town limits by police barricades, Blake won't surrender the mission until he finds the source of the deadly drug ring that brought him here. But as he circles closer to his target, can he get his man—and save his woman—without sacrificing his own life?

Please give us the first page of the book.
Blake Michaels pulled into the parking lot of Northshore Medical Center and cut the engine. He spotted Mason Webber’s police cruiser a few rows away. Mason was sitting behind the wheel. Blake reached for his pistol and tucked it into the waistband of his jeans. He didn’t know what Mason wanted, but he suspected it couldn’t be good.

He and Mason weren’t on the best of terms and his call asking Blake to meet him had been cryptic. Besides, Blake had gotten used to trusting no one. That’s what made this job perfect for him. After his fiancée Miranda had betrayed him, distrust came easily to him. And he had a lot of reasons to distrust the town’s police force, especially Mason Webber.

Blake got out, pulled his shirt over his weapon and then headed for Mason’s cruiser. The sound of jackhammers reached his ears, but he realized it was only construction happening outside the hospital.

How can readers find you on the Internet?
I love to hear from my readers. They can contact me through my website www.virginiavaughanonline or through Facebook at www.facebook/ginvaughanbooks.

Thanks again, Lena, for hosting me.

It’s been my pleasure. I’m eager to read this book.

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Virginia Vaughan said...

Thanks for having me on the blog, Lena! I'm happy to be here.

Anonymous said...

Great interview! Shelia from Mississippi

VanG said...

The title of your book reminded me of the tv show: Mission Impossible, which I loved! You are a new author to me, and I would love to win a copy of your book. Thanks for the chance. 😊
Van from NC

Virginia Vaughan said...

Thanks, Shelia. Love hearing from another Mississippi gal. :)

Virginia Vaughan said...

Thanks for coming, Van.

Vivian Furbay said...

Mission Undercover sounds like a real page turner. I would enjoy winning a paperback copy.

Cindy W. said...

I love the Love Inspired Suspense line of books and would LOVE to win a copy of your book Vivian. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

Be Blessed,
Cindy W. from Indiana

Virginia Vaughan said...

Thanks, Vivian and Cindy, for stopping by!

Melissa Henderson said...

Looks like a great story. :-) ahenderson312(at)gmail(dot)com Melissa in Mechanicsville VA :-)

Pam Graber said...

LIS is my favorite Love Inspired line! This book looks fantastic!

Pam in OH

Connie said...

I always enjoy Love Inspired books and I look forward to reading Mission Under. Virginia, thanks for sharing your thoughts and giveaway.
Connie from KY

Edward Arrington said...

Enjoyed the interview. This sounds like a book I would like to read.
Edward in VA

Lourdes said...

I love the Romantic suspense Love inspired books and really looking forward to reading this book. Great interview.

Lourdes Long Island, NY

Kim hansen said...

Love the cover. Sounds like a good read. North Platte NE.

Susanne Mincer said...

Sounds like a great book!

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me in your awesome giveaway for the book copy!!
Conway SC.