Today is my stop on the blog tour for Retribution by Virginia Brasch. Virginia Brasch is published by Entranced Publishing. This blog tour runs from 3rd March 2014 until 16th March 2014.
Retribution (The Artemis Series #1) by Virginia Brasch
Genre: Romantic Suspence
Release Date: March 3rd, 2014
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An eye for an eye. Bailey Russell is an assassin on an Artemis Agency assignment that is both business and personal: take out Amir Fahad, the arms dealer, who killed her partner. She’s put together an ideal plan that includes using herself as bait. Grieving the loss of her former partner and her team’s faith in her she vows the only way this mission ends is in death: hers or Fahad’s.
A dangerous web they weave. British Intelligence Operative, Ben Ambrose, is married to his job. And for the past three months that has meant living undercover as part of Fahad’s crew. Three month’s work blown when he feels compelled to risk his life to protect Bailey and her friends from Fahad’s men.
The best laid plans. Bailey’s plan ruined. Ben’s cover blown. Their entire professional lives consist of lies and subterfuge, but there’s one thing Bailey and Ben can’t hide from each other, their growing attraction. Still, each wants to complete their mission at all costs: personal and professional.
Payback’s a bitch and this time her name is Bailey.
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- If you could tell anyone in the world five
things about yourself that really define “you,” what would they be?
Flip flops, a good book, the beach, margaritas, and laughing. They make up some of my very favorite things. They make up some of my very favorite memories. They’re my most treasured future plans. I’d say it’s a pretty accurate picture.
- What was your inspiration for Retribution?
I thought of vacationers on a boat being over taken by pirates only they were no ordinary tourists. It was a case of, you really picked the wrong boat! The idea blossomed from there really. Who would these people be? Why would they be there? The Artemis Series was born.
- How long did it take you to write the first draft of this book?
The first draft took longer than any other first draft since because it was the first novel length manuscript I had ever written. I worked on it for years. And trust me, it was terrible. So beautifully awful. I overhauled it countless times; I never gave up on it. It’s like working with clay. It’s hideous at first; you have to make it something worth looking at.
- What is your writing/editing process? Pantser? Outliner?
Both. I might write a chapter based on a flash of an idea and go back and outline from there, or I’ll start with an outline and shape it before I jump in.
- How did you decide to go the indie/small press route?
Self publishing is a great tool and a viable option for a lot of writers but I wanted the learning experience of working with a team. I wanted to make connections, meet other writers and industry professionals; I wanted to learn from people that had something to teach me. Self publishing is a hard road and I didn’t want to go it alone. Small presses have the ability to take chances on new writers and that’s exactly what I was. It seemed like a perfect fit.
- What are your favorite books overall? Recently?
I loved Divergent and Insurgent, I haven’t read Allegiant yet. I’m going to start Gone Girl soon. I really liked The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series (though the books and movies can be a bit graphic – fair warning.) Sandra Brown’s Envy is one of my all time faves that I re-read every so often. It’s sitting on my desk right now at this very moment actually, along with a Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse novel and Elizabath Lowell’s Whirlpool. I’m eclectic I suppose. I’ll read anything that interests me.
- Favorite type of ice cream?
I have no idea what brand it was, my husband grabbed it once on a whim, but it was this fabulous, rich vanilla with raspberries blended in it here and there. So delicious. Anything raspberry is a favorite with me. I’ll find it again someday.
About the AuthorVirginia Brasch, author of Retribution, the first book in the Artemis Series is making her writing debut. The married Pennsylvania native has an inherited love of books. Virginia was tired of reading stories about helpless damsels in distress and started writing about her own kind of heroine.
She snorts when she laughs, has an unfortunate fondness for karaoke, a growing collection of books, and is drawn always to the sea. She was also once hit in the head by a small sailboat’s boom and tossed overboard. This taught her the importance of expecting the unexpected. She enjoys dirty jokes and swears like a sailor though claims to be “****ing working on it.”
Virginia is an adventurer who lives a wildly exciting life. Afraid to fly, she travels infrequently. She gets excited to spend a night in reading or snuggle up watching a movie with her husband. She likes hanging out with her mom or tentatively venturing out with girlfriends, lured by promises of wine and laughing until it hurts.
“Life is short. Have fun while you’re here.”
She writes suspense with a romantic kick and fully believes heroines should be a bit brash. For more romantic suspense fun, or just for a chat, you can find Virginia on twitter (@Virginia_Brasch), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VBrasch), and her website (http://virginiabrasch.wordpress.com/). She encourages readers to go ahead and be a little bit Brasch.
You can find and contact Virginia here:
Website. Twitter. Facebook.
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