Thursday, January 12, 2012

Friday Fun - Meet author Victoria Gray!

Please help me welcome the talented, VICTORIA GRAY. She's brought her wonderful Civil War era story, SURRENDER TO YOUR TOUCH. (You ladies know how much I love that era!) Plus Victoria and I have the same taste in men ....Johnny Depp and Alex O'Loughlin. *sigh*

Victoria is going to give away 1 e-copy to a lucky winner, so be sure and leave your email with your comment.
You can find out all about Victoria at her website
Then come on back a visit with us:)

Thanks for being here today, Victoria !

Please tell us a little about your story, Surrender to Your Touch.

Will Reed is out to settle a brutal score. The disgraced Rebel officer's own men want him hanged, and an enemy has ordered him killed. Intent on clearing his name and evening the score with those who betrayed him, he begins with the woman he once loved—Union spy Kate Sinclair.

For years, Kate used seduction as a lure. She knew better than to let her heart get involved--until she fell in love with Will. Grieving his death, Kate's joy at discovering him alive shatters when she is confronted by a bitter, vengeful man—a man who'll stop at nothing to learn the truth of her betrayal. As danger pursues them, Kate fights to tear down the barriers Will has erected around his heart, but her most powerful weapon may ultimately destroy her—surrender.

What are your favorite foods?

Chocolate and white wine!

What’s your favorite romance movie?

Wow, that’s a tough one…there are so many great ones! I think it depends on my mood. For a lighthearted romance, Romancing the Stone is a classic …especially since the heroine is a romance novelist, and I adore Bridget Jones’ Diary…there is something super sexy about Colin Firth. If I’m in the mood for a brooding hero, Jane Eyre, is a great choice. Michael Fassbender was wonderfully smoldering in the latest version. The Notebook is a touching romance, and I adored Crazy Stupid Love…wonder if Ryan Gosling had anything to do with those choices?

Who’s your favorite actor?

Again, it’s hard to name just one. Russell Crowe is my absolute favorite…he is simply brilliant and so very hot! Robert Downey, Jr. is another actor at the top of my list these days. His portrayal of Sherlock Holmes is witty and very sexy. Ryan Gosling is terrific, and I adore Edward Norton. Oh, and I certainly can’t leave out Johnny Depp…those dark eyes get me every time!

Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you.

I love football! I’m a total football fanatic…unfortunately, my team is now out of the playoffs (I’m a Steeler gal!), but now I can root for Drew Brees…wow, is he hot!!!

What’s your idea of a romantic evening?
A quiet dinner with my husband, followed by a moonlit walk and time in the hot tub with a glass of wine.

If you were going to cast your hero in a movie, which actor would you cast?

When I wrote Surrender To Your Touch, I had Alex O'Loughlin in the part. He’s tall, dark, handsome, and possesses the emotional intensity to play Will.

Where can readers find you on the web?

I hope readers will stop by my website and my blog, ;
I’d love for you to friend me on Facebook:
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What’s your idea of a romantic evening?
A quiet dinner with my husband, followed by a moonlit walk and time in the hot tub with a glass of wine.

Where can readers find your book?

Barnes and Noble -

And other great retailers!


  1. Nice to meet you Victoria! The book sounds great. And I love Alex O and Johnny Depp, too, LOL And Robert Downey, Jr... ;)

    All the best to you!

  2. Hi Jennifer and Victoria,
    Victoria-I like your idea of a romantic night. That's my kind of romance, too. Quiet, slow-paced, and relaxing. Together. You book sounds fabulous. Best wishes for continued success. :)

  3. LOVE the sound of this book, Victoria - the Civil War era is my favorite! Loving your favorite foods too ;)

    Huge luck with sales and future writing!

    Rachel x

  4. Great interview, Ladies!

    Victoria, you're a kindred Steeler spirit. I'm almost glad they're out of the playoffs. Now they can go home and heal for next year.

    Love the premise of your book; sounds like a fabulous read. I'm on board with all your hunky guys and will add Mark Harmon (Gibbs, NCIS) and Zachary Levi (Chuck--nerdy, but sexy) to the list.

    Best of luck to you!

  5. My 12-year old grandson is a great Steelers fan, too.
    I have no particular team, I just enjoy every tight end on the field. ;)

    I'm thrilled TWRP publishes stories set in the Civil War era. So many pubs won't, especially the all-knowing big houses. Yet so many of us love that era. Odd how that works. Wishing you great sales!


  6. I'm always amazed that the Civil War has fallen out of favor for romances since it was such a popular era when I first started reading romance. Regency isn't my cup of tea...I like my men rugged, not concerned with the state of their cravats ;)

    Like most Steelers fans, I was disappointed by their loss to the Broncos, but given the major injuries they've suffered, not really surprised. It is a relief, in a way, like you said, Linda. If Big Ben doesn't give himself time to heal, he's going to regret it in the long run.

    Now, I'll get to root for Drew Brees without feeling guilty...Aaron Rogers and Teebow aren't hard on the eyes, either ;)

  7. This book sounds great! I'm going to add it to my kindle list. I grew up in Chattanooga, TN and spent many family outings studying the Civil War. I have a feeling your book will be my favorite kind of lesson though!

  8. Thanks for stopping by today, ladies. And I agree, Victoria, there are very few Regency stories out there that can hold my interest. Maybe with these being the 150th anniversary of the War years, we'll see a renewed interest.
    Thanks for being my guest today!

  9. Hi, Victoria! I already have this book, so leave me out of the contest. Just wanted to check out your interview. It's interesting that you're a football fanatic. I feel the same way about baseball.

    Love a good Civil War romance too! Look forward to reading yours.

  10. Hi
    This sounds like a great book and I sure your good taste in men as those are my two favorite men as well. Jackie Ingram

  11. Love the blurb of your book, Victoria. And I wholeheartedly approve of your 'hero' choices. From all the comments, sounds liks we've got the beginning of an A.O. fan base here. LOL Also, that cover of yours is great! Good Luck with the release.

  12. Hi Susan,

    Your Civil War romances are awesome! Talk about a lady who knows the history of the era :)

    So, what's your favorite baseball team? Guess I'd better say the Pirates...when you're married to a Pittsburgh guy, it's the 'burgh all the way :)

  13. Hi Jackie and Barbara,

    Yep, A.O. would make a great hero. Did you know he was in a tv show years ago playing a vampire...I think it was called Moonlight. Very hot...

    Speaking of vampires, I'd also think Stephen Moyer, who plays Bill the vampire on True Blood, would make a good Will...but he's a little "long in the tooth" (bad, I know) for the part now ;)

  14. I think Alex is a great actor. Why hasnt he done more movies? Ever seen Backup plan?
    Love the cover, Victoria.
    lisakhutson (at) [cox] {dot}

  15. I love the cover of Surrender to your Touch- very sexy. Congrats on the release Victoria. I also like Robert Downey Jr. he made a comeback and I am so glad. Thankd for the great giveaway.
    your1chef at aol dot com

  16. Thanks to everyone who posted a comment...the winner is Krazymama_98...I'll email you the good news, too!