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Beyond The Page: “A Risk Worth Taking” by Victoria James

Mar 12
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A Risk Worth Taking coverRomances set in close-knit communities always have a special atmosphere, don’t you agree? 🙂

Today, Victoria James has returned to CABR to talk about A RISK WORTH TAKING, book one in THE RED RIVER SERIES

Coffee addicts, er I mean fans, in North America, read on to find out how you can win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card 🙂


VJ: Sasha, thank you so much for having me back! I’m so exciting to be chatting with you again 😀

CABR: Welcome back Vic 🙂


Using 120 characters or less (a la Twitter), tell us about “A RISK WORTH TAKING“.

Broken hearted, Holly goes home to the town she hasn’t seen in years, and to Quinn, the one man she could never forget.


What led you to writing THE RED RIVER SERIES, of which ARWT is book 1? 

I love writing small town settings, with lots of family and friends as secondary characters. Family and friends can be so much fun to write-and just like in real life, they can drive us up the wall or catch us when we fall.


Is there a soundtrack for “ARWT” or did you have one while writing it?

Yes! I make a soundtrack for every book I write. Sometimes I even add to it once I’m working on edits-so the playlist ends up evolving and incorporating new songs.

Playlists enable me to get right back into the mood of the book-which is really helpful if I’ve written it a year ago, and then have to quickly get back into it for revisions.

I’m going to be posting my Playlist for Risk on my website, www.victoriajames.ca soon!


VJ shotWhat was your favourite/most difficult scene to write?

The night of the big storm, for sure. There was so much pent up emotion and desire between Holly and Quinn by that point in the book, that even I was going crazy!

Holly tries her best to resist, but Quinn is a tough man to ignore…



He stopped drying his hair and looked into her eyes, the silence between them deafening as the wind and rain recklessly beat against the windows and roof. “Holly, do you know what I want to do right now?” Holly swallowed. Hard. “Take a hot bath?” He shook his head and took a step closer. She could barely breathe. “A hot shower?” He shook his head again and his eyes dropped to her mouth. Her lips parted involuntarily. “Coffee?” she managed to whisper as she heard the beep signaling the brew cycle had finished. He shook his head again and stood a few inches away from her. “I want to kiss you,” he said, his voice deep, and then he gently took her wrist and tugged her toward him. “I want to kiss you and taste you and never stop.”

What’s next for you in 2013?

The next two books in the Red River Series are coming out this year-which is just so exciting because I’ve had Red River on my mind for a few years. I adore Quinn’s brothers, Jake and Evan, so figuring out their stories has been a blast.

My blog tour for A RISK WORTH TAKING starts March 18th and this time, in celebration of the launch of this series, I’m giving away a big prize. Something Holly would definitely approve of 😀 Check out my website this week for the official contest details.



A Risk Worth Taking covereBook or paperback?

Don’t make me choose! The neat-freak in me loves eBook.


Fruits or chocolate?

Fruit-but wait! Only because I’m a salty snack person. Not that into sweets!


Dogs or cats?

Cats-though mine has been really, really bad this last year. I might have to consider switching teams.


Ideal getaway?

Oh, put me on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean.


If you could meet anyone from history, living or dead, who would it it be and why?

Sorry, I can’t narrow it down to one person, I just can’t! But, I’ve always been a sucker for historical romances-so if I could travel back and hang out in Medieval England for a couple days…

long enough to live in a castle and meet a gorgeous knight-but not long enough to get really smelly and miss all my modern day amenities-that would be awesome!


AMAZON- http://www.amazon.com/A-Risk-Worth-Taking-ebook/dp/B00BQMOHNC/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1362838451&sr=1-2&keywords=a+risk+worth+taking

BARNES & NOBLE – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-risk-worth-taking-victoria-james/1114794884?ean=9781622660728

iBOOK – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-risk-worth-taking/id616370368?mt=11&uo=4


VICTORIA JAMES’ contact info:

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17562084-a-risk-worth-taking

My website:  www.victoriajames.ca

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/victoria.james.7146557

Twitter: @Vicjames101


Interior designer Holly Carrington worked hard for her success. Then tragedy struck, leaving Holly the sole guardian of her infant niece. Now she’s swapped her designer purse for a diaper bag, and is going ahead with plans to renovate—and sell—her childhood home in Red River. But facing her past also means coming face-to-face with Quinn Manning all over again…

Quinn was the object of her girlhood crush—and heartbreak— and is more gorgeous than ever. He’s also the only person qualified to oversee the renovation. Now they’re butting heads every step of the way… and their attraction is more electrifying than ever! But once the house is sold, Holly needs to return to her real life. And falling for Quinn all over again is one risk she can’t take… 


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