Category: Silver Fire

Silver Fire an extended epilogue – Free

Posted December 14, 2013 by Victoria in Guardian Series, Silver Fire, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Silver File Extended Sml

Blurb:

As the couple leave for their honeymoon, Derek’s past ghosts threaten to ruin their idyllic time on the beautiful island of Maui. Is Sophie’s love enough to reassure Derek that she belongs to him forever, or would his jealousy end their marriage before it has a chance to begin?

*Warning: This book is not a standalone and follows the events of Silver Fire. Explicit sex scenes. 9,600 words.

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Silver Fire Extended Epilog..

Yes, there will be one. Still plotting. Heck, I’m still writing Smoke and Shadows, but I have to correlate the extended epilogue somehow. Let’s just say that Viktor Baran involves Sophie in AGS  and Derek is not pleased (Especially when Viktor does it behind Derek’s back, although I couldn’t blame Viktor seeing that these MDI men are OTT protective). Remember that spherical detonator thingie? Looks like the Guardians are getting their own Q. (for those who watch James Bond) ;). And yes, it will be free.

Posted October 12, 2013
Guardian Series, Silver Fire
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Some Q & A about Silver..

Silver Fire is one of my most risky writings yet, I think I’ve thrown some very uncomfortable situations in there that readers of my first book Fire and Ice may not be expecting. Anyway, I’ve opened up a blog post on GoodReads which enables me to put spoiler tags in case anyone has questions. I’ve already addressed the scene at the end of Chapter 2 and the “sexual deviant” meaning in the warning. So if you’ve already read Silver Fire or if you want to make sure that some uncomfortable scenes are acceptable, check out: Q & A post, spoilers likely Look inside feature of Amazon won’t be available for another week, so here are the chapters that include the uncomfortable scene. Chapter 1 & 2

Posted October 3, 2013
Guardian Series, Silver Fire, Uncategorized
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Silver Fire now available

I hit publish on Silver Fire yesterday. You can get your copy at Amazon or Smashwords. It should show up for Nook and Apple iBookstore soon. The excerpt feature of Amazon is not working. Download the first two chapters here. New release promo price,99 cents, until October 15. (regular $2.99) Blurb: What if you hold the blueprint to a device that can destroy an entire city? Sophie Marie Leroux is a genius nuclear physicist who runs Silver Fire Research, a laboratory that has developed the technology to enrich Zefinium—an element so versatile, it can be used as an infinite power source. It is also rumored to be an alternative to weaponized plutonium. Certain factions want to see that research buried, and the only way to make it happen is to get rid of Sophie. But greed has brought out sinister forces that may just coerce her into building the most lethal weapon since the nuclear bomb. Derek Lockwood has avoided commitment all his life. His past involvements in high-risk missions with the Army Special Forces and Artemis Guardian Services (AGS) are not exactly building blocks for meaningful relationships. Now an executive for a defense company, he finds himself attracted to his […]

Posted October 2, 2013
Guardian Series, Silver Fire, Uncategorized
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Silver Fire ~ Cover Reveal ..

Here it is! The cover for Silver Fire! I hope you love it as much as I do. My thanks to Robin Ludwig Design for such a beautiful cover. Blurb What if you hold the blueprint to a device that can destroy an entire city? Sophie Marie Leroux is a genius nuclear physicist who runs Silver Fire Research, a laboratory that has developed the technology to enrich Zefinium—an element so versatile, it can be used as an infinite power source. It is also rumored to be an alternative to weaponized plutonium. Certain factions want to see that research buried, and the only way to make it happen is to get rid of Sophie. But greed has brought out sinister forces that may just coerce her into building the most lethal weapon since the nuclear bomb. Derek Lockwood has avoided commitment all his life. His past involvements in high-risk missions with the Army Special Forces and Artemis Guardian Services (AGS) are not exactly building blocks for meaningful relationships. Now an executive for a defense company, he finds himself attracted to his new business partner. An angel with a mind like Einstein—Sophie just may be the one woman who will have him […]

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There be growling

When a book like Silver Fire has to juggle three over-the -top Alpha males (Derek, Jack and Viktor) and then some, I can’t help but use the word “growled” in a lot of dialogues. How else can you say: “You’re mine!” he growled. However, my editor has a point, I did a word count for “growled” in Silver Fire and I cringed at the sheer amount of growling by my heroes; they’re not werewolves after all. 😉 So before I start editing, I write a a list of word alternatives. Sometimes when you’re on a roll, you can’t pull that best word out of your mouth, but you would hate disrupting the flow of the prose—you soldier on. I guess, that’s the type of writer I am. It’s when you finesse your story (and after you’ve read it a couple of times) that the elusive word finally makes itself known. 🙂 I also did a word count on the f-word, and it’s well below the average for the genre. 😉 (at least I hope so). I’ll probably clean it up a bit. Incidentally, the may/june issue of writer’s digest has a topic on using profanity and raw talk in fiction. And […]

Posted July 1, 2013
Author Ramblings, Silver Fire
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Silver Fire and a New Adult..

Well, I promised some news about Silver Fire. I finished the last chapter two weeks ago, but I’ve decided to go through some rigorous exercise for this second novel in that I sent it to some pre-edit beta readers —those who were willing to overlook grammatical errors to evaluate the plot and characterization. I know a lot of you loved my heroine Maia in the first book because she was quite the kickass. Sophie is a bit different. She is more vulnerable and let me tell you sometimes it was hard to write her because as I’ve mentioned before, I like my heroines to be almost invincible. So just be forewarned she is very different from Maia. But I think she’s perfect for Derek.  Ah, Derek, our easy-going supporting character in Fire and Ice finds out he’s not so easy going after all. 😉 We’ll meet up with Maia and Jack again, but I don’t want to reveal too much. I was kinda tickled to write some of their scenes. 🙂 Next phase: professional editing, more beta-reading, proof reading, cover design and ARCs (advance reading copies) Blurb: What if you hold the blueprint to a device that can destroy an […]

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Silver Fire casting Derek L..

As an author, I really shouldn’t put pre-conceived images of my characters in a reader’s mind. Derek Lockwood was one character I had a hard time casting in my head. He has charm, he is a manwhore, he is very likeable, he is a bad ass, he is complex. He’s 42-years old and 6’2″. He is not a pretty boy, he is not big and bulky. He is lean compacted muscles. Then I saw the latest cover of Men’s Health. Ofcourse! There’s my Derek! Nikolaj Coster-Waldau {Jamie Lannister from Game of Thrones}. Perfect.

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Silver Fire (Guardians, #2)

I’m halfway through Silver Fire and have mapped out the rest of the chapters, and let me tell you, it’s just as action-packed as Fire and Ice. Expected publishing date: November 2013. Blurb: What if you hold the blueprint to a device that can destroy an entire city? Sophie Marie Leroux is a genius nuclear physicist who runs Silver Fire Research, a laboratory that has developed the technology to enrich Zefinium—an element so versatile, it can be used as an infinite power source. It is also rumored to be an alternative to weaponized plutonium. Certain factions want to see that research buried, and the only way to make it happen is to get rid of Sophie. But greed has brought out sinister forces who may just coerce her into building the most lethal weapon since the nuclear bomb. Derek Lockwood has avoided commitment all his life. His past involvements in high-risk missions with the Army Special Forces and Artemis Guardian Services (AGS) are not exactly building blocks for meaningful relationships. Now as an executive for a defense company, he finds himself attracted to his new business partner—an angel with a mind like Einstein—Sophie may be the one woman who may […]

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Some great reads this week

I’m getting ready to re-plot my second book. I had a story fixer look at my plot outline and I had realized a few home truths: I had too many villains that my story could rival ‘24′ …  after all my next heroine is a brilliant nuclear scientist and not Jack Bauer. And although my male protagonist could be as badass as Jack Bauer (with the sexy of a Christian Grey), I had a plot twist that could either be too brilliant or too contrived. And when my thoughts are too mired in my plotting, I need to clear my head by reading. Great reads are getting harder and harder to come by because I’ve been avoiding books with cliffhangers. Is anyone tired of this trend yet? I had been looking forward to Entwined with You because that’s the last Gideon and Eva book, but Sylvia Day announced that there was to be more Eva and Gideon. I mean, really? Can we just give them an HEA? They’ve been through enough, right? And I’ve slowly O’D on New Adult. I think the stories are getting repetitive. Let’s see, tortured hero (preferably tattooed), heroine running away from a dark past, college […]

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