Nikki, thank you so much for allowing me to hang out in your spot. I hope your reader find me fun and entertaining. If not, then maybe they’ll just sign up for the giveaway. I’m giving away a Kindle Fire as a part of this blog tour and my release celebration.
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Nikki: Are you anything like your heroines or heroes?
Vivi: This is a good question. I think there is a little piece of me in each of my heroines. I think so far my heroine most like me is Bell LaCoste in my Dueling in the Devil series. Bell was kind of the antagonist in the first book, Soul Catcher, giving everyone Hell. I loved Bell so much, I gave her her own book. I just finished book 2, Sweet Revenge, and it should be out soon.
Bell is tough, independent, and think need anyone, especially a man. This was the younger, more naive Vivi. I had a hard time letting go of my independence when I met my hubby. Bell learns as I did that having someone special in your life enhances the person you are and not take away from it. This can be a tough lesson to learn when you’re stubborn, which Bell and I are both gifted at being. lol
Nikki: Where can readers find you (What websites, emails etc)?
Vivi: I’m everywhere but the best places to hang with me are…
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/vividumasfanhub
Nikki: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Vivi: This may sound corny, but it’s true. Between my day job, writing, the multiple other writing relation projects I have, and the hours my hubby works, every minute I have away from those things, I spend hanging with my husband. When the kids are home, I have with them. I have very limited amounts of downtime, so I try to make it count and spend it with the people who are important to me. Every now and again I try to sneak out and hang with my girlfriends. It seems those opportunities get fewer and further between.
Outside of that. I usually double duty everything. I have my favorite shows on TV. I like to travel, but it’s difficult sometimes. I like interior decorating, crocheting, READING, eating (need to find a way not to like this), and I have a curious mind – I like learning new things.
Yes. I know. I’m a little schizophrenic. I would say I’m working on it, but I kinda of like being this way. Never a dull moment.
Nikki: Favorite dessert?
Vivi: Yep. Dessert in general. Anything chocolate is a double yep. Lol.
Nikki: Favorite way to relax?
Vivi: My favorite way to relax is a beach, a book and a fruity drink.
Nikki: What TV shows do you watch?
Vivi: Oh so many. Where do I start? My very favorite is Big Bang Theory. Sheldon Cooper is my nerd crush. I watch a lot of the investigative/mystery type shows, like NCIS, Bones, CSI, and Criminal Minds. Then on the other side, I love my paranormals, like Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Being Human, Charmed (still watch reruns before work in the morning), and True Blood. Then completely on the flip side I watch a lot of the history channel and the learning channel. I like to find out about other cultures and times. I have an abundance of useless information stored in my brain.
Oh…also an HGTV junkie on Saturdays.
Nikki: Tell us five things about you, that we wouldn’t know.
Vivi: Five whole things…let’s see.
I was born in Osan, Korea. Yes. I’m half Korean.
Korean was my first language, but don’t ask me to speak it now. I learned to speak English in school.
I grew up the majority of my youth in Germany. Lived there for seven and a half years.
I used to be in the Army.
I’m allergic to everything or at least it feels like everything. Therefore, I travel with my own linen.
Nikki: Tell us about your newest release.
Vivi: Her Black Knight is my newest release from Breathless Press. It’s about a woman name Gwyn, who’s having trouble catching a man due to her interests in all things Medieval. Gwyn’s busy body mother buys here a single’s retreat vacation to England. Gwyn find the man of her dreams, only he isn’t from this time. He’s a 15th century knight from Camelot. But Morien is her perfect match. Sometimes we have to take a leap of faith in order to get watch we’re looking for.
Gwendolyn Braxton was born in the wrong century. She submerges her life into the study of the Renaissance Era. She is the resident expert on all things Arthurian in the DC Metro area, maybe even the U.S. Unfortunately, none of her knowledge helps her to find her own Knight in Shining Armor. Actually, as a Black woman in Washington D.C., it runs men off like the plague. To make things worse, her mother has stepped in to fix her before she plunged into spinsterhood.
Morien Knight is far from home in search of an artifact lost in history, a history he longs to emerge himself back into. His small sabbatical from his mission to participate in the Kentland Castle Resort Renaissance Faire might lead him to exactly where he belongs. Morien learns when dealing with the poetic lessons of his old friend, Merlin, things may not always exist as you expect.
Nikki: What can the readers expect from you in the near future.
Vivi: My next release will be Sweet Revenge, which is the second book in my Dueling with the Devil series. I’m also working on book 2 in the Chasing the Grail series. This book is about Macy, a sassy mechanic from Baltimore, who finds herself needing rescuing. Sir Percivale comes to her aid like any good knight would.
Nikki: Where can we find your book(s)?
Viv: You can find my books on Amazon, ARE, and most other retail chains, like Barnes and Noble. You can always find the buy links, blurbs and excerpts for my books on my website.
Here are the buy links for Her Black Knight
Thank you so much for being such a gracious host. I love to hear from readers, so please feel free to reach out to me!
Nikki: Vivi thanks so much for stopping by and telling us a bit about you and your fascinating new release. I can’t wait to read this myself.