Friday, January 05, 2018

MISSION: MEMORY RECALL - Virginia Vaughan - One Free Book

Welcome back, Virginia. Why do you write the kind of books you do?
I’m a huge fan of true crime so romantic suspense suits me well. I get my happily-ever-after story along with a dose of danger.

Sounds good to me. Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?
I have two of them—the days my sons were born. They’re now 28 and 25 so I’m still waiting on what I know will be my next happiest day—grandbabies!

Oh, yeah. Those grandbaby days are marvelous. After my first one was born, I went home and wrote a children’s picture book about it. How has being published changed your life?
My life has changed a lot since I got published. I’m doing what I love and what I’ve dreamed of for so long. I’ll admit, it was a jolt to discover that there are parts of this job I don’t like doing and days when I wish I was anything but a writer, but in the end, I’m telling stories for a living. What could be better than that?

What are you reading right now?
I’m currently reading a true crime book by Ann Rule titled In the Still of the Night, and a book about overcoming Dyslexia which one of the nephews I’m currently raising has.

What is your current work in progress?
I’m currently working on the second book in my new series for Love Inspired Suspense. The series is called Covert Operatives and the first book, Cold Case Cover-Up is due to release in August of 2018.

What would be your dream vacation?
I haven’t done a lot of traveling in my life so just about any trip would be great, but I would love to travel to England.

How do you choose your settings for each book?
In choosing settings, I try to stay as close to my home in Mississippi as possible. As I’ve stated, I haven’t done much traveling so southern culture is what I know. Therefore, I limit my settings to the Southeastern states like Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana. I’d love to expand that one day soon.

If you could spend an evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?
Wow, that’s a difficult question. I would probably choose Robert Downey, Jr. mostly because I love to laugh and he’s one actor who always cracks me up. Also, he’s overcome drug addiction and I have that in my family.

What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?
I love going to the movies as well as listening to true crime podcasts. I’ve also recently discovered painting and doing crafts with my nephews. But my favorite thing is finding a new television series I adore and binge watching it from start to finish.

What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?
I usually hit a creative wall when I hit the 30,000 word mark. I’ve tried all sorts of things to overcome it but what I’ve found helps the best is simply reading. It gets my creative juices flowing like nothing else.

What advice would you give to a beginning author?
My best advice for a beginning writer is to read in the genre in which you want to write. It’s the best way to get a feel for what publishers and readers want.

Good advice. Tell us about the featured book.
Mission: Memory Recall is the sixth and final book in my Rangers Under Fire series with Love Inspired Suspense. CIA analyst Bethany Bryant has risked her career to prove her former love, soldier Marcus Allen, actually survived a military ambush—and betrayed his country. But when she finally tracks the rugged army ranger to a remote Texas town, Marcus doesn’t remember who he is…or why someone’s trying to kill him. With an assailant determined to silence them both for good, Bethany and Marcus must go on the run in the hope he’ll regain his memories. But will Bethany’s risky gambit to expose the truth clear his name and give them a future…or end their second chance at forever?

Please give us the first page of the book.
CIA Analyst Bethany Bryant’s heart raced as she parked her rented SUV in a parking space in front of Milo’s Diner in Little Falls, Texas. Taking out her gun, she checked it then slid it back into the holster beneath her jacket. She hoped she wouldn’t have to use it, but she was ready in case she did. Her pulse was pounding with both excitement and angst.

She stared through the front windows of the diner and braced herself. For two years she’d been stalking a shadow across several countries and most recently to this sleepy little town. Social Security files showed employment activity at this diner on a false identity she’d been tracking as recently as two months ago. Now she was here and this place might finally hold the answers she’d been seeking for so long.

Bethany closed her eyes. She couldn’t handle any more disappointments, any more false hopes. Taking a deep breath, she stared ahead and couldn’t help wondering if her friend Dillon was right.

Yeah, we want to know, too. How can readers find you on the Internet?
Readers can find me online through my website at  or on Facebook at Thank you so much for having me, Lena!

And thank you for sharing this new suspense book with us. I love reading romantic suspense. So do most of my blog readers.

Readers, here are links to the book.
Mission: Memory Recall (Rangers Under Fire) - Paperback
Mission: Memory Recall (Rangers Under Fire) - Kindle

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Unknown said...

Mission: Memory Recall sounds like an excellent book. Great blog post. Thank you for this chance.
CherylB1987 AT hotmail DOT com

Trixi said...

I've read one other LIS by Virginia and loved it so much!! Thank you for the chance to add another one to my massive Love Inspired collection :-)

Trixi in OR

Vivian Furbay said...

Would enjoy reading this book. Vivian Furbay of CO

Cindy W. said...

I love LI Suspense and would love to win a copy of this one. Thank you for the chance.

Cindy W. from Indiana

MJSH said...

I love LIS books but Virginia is a new author to me. Sounds really good!
MH from NJ
mindyhoung AT msn DOT com

Kay Garrett said...

Awesome sounding book! Are you out to prove a point, to protect someone, fall in love - so many exciting events and all in one book. I'd definitely love to read it.

Thanks for the interesting interview, information on another great book and the chance to win a copy.
Kay from Mountain View, AR
2clowns at arkansas dot net

Virginia Vaughan said...

Thanks for stopping by, Cheryl!

Virginia Vaughan said...

Hi Tricia! Thanks for commenting.

Virginia Vaughan said...

Thanks for stopping by, Vivian!

Virginia Vaughan said...

Good luck, Cindy! Thanks for commenting.

Virginia Vaughan said...

Glad you found me, MH. Thanks for commenting!

Virginia Vaughan said...

Thanks for your comments, Kay! Glad you stopped by.

Becky said...

I just read Mission Undercover and it great, so I'm looking forward to reading this. I had never read any of Virginia's books until I met her at Crave Him, and now I'm hooked!
Becky from Missouri lelandandbecky AT reagan DOT com

Virginia Vaughan said...

Thanks, Becky! It was great to meet you too!

Paula Shreckhise said...

I love Love Inspired Suspense.and this one really looks good! Thanks for he chance to win Paula from Missouri.

Virginia Vaughan said...

Thanks for stopping by, Paula!

Natalya Lakhno said...

Nice to meet you Virginia! Your book definitely goes on my TBR list :) The happily-ever-after story with a dose of danger sounds very intriguing!!!

Natalya Lakhno said...

Oops, I forgot to introduce myself...
Natalya Lakhno from Citrus Heights, CA

Connie Porter Saunders said...

Hi Virgini. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and giveaway.
Connie from KY

Virginia Vaughan said...

Nice to meet you, Natalya! Thanks for stopping by.

Virginia Vaughan said...

Thanks for commenting, Connie. It's nice to meet you.

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me in your awesome giveaway!!
Conway SC.

Vivian Furbay said...

Would enjoy reading and winning this book. Best wishes in the coming year.

Lourdes said...

Not only do I love the LI Suspense books, but I also love Virginia's books. Would love to win a copy.

Long Island, New York

Virginia Vaughan said...

Great to meet you Sharon!

Virginia Vaughan said...

Thanks, Vivian! Best wishes to you too!

Virginia Vaughan said...

Great to hear, Lourdes! Thank you for stopping by!

Pam said...

The Love Inspired Suspense line is my favorite of the LI books. Would love to win!

Pam in OH

rubynreba said...

I love these suspense books. I enjoyed the interview and look forward to reading this!
Beth from IA