TITLE – Borrowing The Doctor AUTHOR – Victoria Pinder GENRE – Contemporary Romance PUBLICATION DATE – 1/14/2015 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) - 80000 PUBLISHER – Soul Mate Publishing
Party girl. Art thief. All around bad girl. It’s what all the newspapers call socialite and heiress Kate Sparrow. It’s all untrue. Kate’s been set up and she’s following the orders of the FBI to get the real criminal, her father. She’ll have to put up with her sister, the wedding fiasco, and her own fears that someone is after her, trying to stop her to get what she needs to prove her innocence.
Doctor Daniel Collins joins his brothers on a cruise to the wedding of his young cousin. His cousin begs him to keep a close watch on the bride’s sister, Kate. He's to keep her from ruining the wedding.
Kate doesn’t trust Daniel's help in her life, but the man’s interference is blocking a few problems. She lets him. After all, he spent a few years in the military and having a friend like Daniel is nice. But when her fears become true, someone is after her, pretending to be in a relationship with the sexy doctor has its benefits. What she hadn’t planned was opening her heart to trusting him. But if she doesn’t open up, she’s going to lose out on far more than her life, she’d lose out on love.
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Daniel slid into his seat and away from Eric, but his arms remained tense. His brothers wouldn’t like this plan. He didn’t like this plan. “I’m to babysit the spoiled rich princess and keep her away from the cops and the alcohol, this trip.”
He pressed his lips together. He expected his brothers to have an opinion, but silence greeted his ears.
All eyes went back to the door.
His collar grew warmer. Daniel glanced around to stare in the same direction. He assumed Kate Sparrow had stepped into the club.
His eyes scanned the room, and then the crowds parted. He had his first look. Time might have stopped, and he heard his own heartbeat. Brown hair with a bit of a curl, brown eyes, small frame, unusually large breasts for a woman her size, and an energy that took his breath away. He also noted that Kate’s eyes held a gleam, and Daniel’s mouth fell open. Kate Sparrow was the most beautiful woman he’d seen in a long while.Beauty meant trouble. He turned back to his beer and refused to stare at her.
The pictures in the papers hadn’t done her justice at all. How did they turn that pretty woman into a viper with a camera? His mind raced. Did she have a Jekyll and Hyde personality that came out at night?
Victoria Pinder grew up in Irish Catholic Boston then moved to Miami. Eventually, found that writing is her passion.
She always wrote stories to entertain herself. Her parents are practical minded people demanding a job, but when she sat down to see what she enjoyed doing, writing became obvious.
The Zoastra Affair, Chaperoning Paris, Borrowing the Doctor, and Electing Love, Mything the Throne and Favorite Coffee, Favorite Crush will be published in 2014.
Now she is represented by Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency.
Also she’s the Vice President for the Florida Romance Writers. Her website is www.victoriapinder.com.
1. Tell us about yourself
My name I was born with is really Victoria Pinder. My husband and I live in Miami. No children yet, but we’re hopeful. I’m the oldest of four, so growing up there was always a lot of noise. I swear I started writing just to get away from all the drama.
2. Tell us about your new book?
Borrowing the Doctor was and still is one of my favorite books I wrote. Kate Sparrow is fiesty. She gets in trouble. She does the wrong thing. In my last book, Gigi, was so sad. Kate was the anti Gigi in some ways. She’s full of life though everyone is blaming her and setting her up.
3. When you write, does your real life spill over into your book at any time?
Yes and no. I write fiction because I need to get away from life for a short period of time and recreate a different world. It happened in my head even without a computer to type on. So it’s totally made up. However small things that happen in day to day life that might seem unimportant to most people can influence.
4. Do you think about a book of yours, being made into a movie, or not when writing?
I truly feel that the Zoastra Affair would be a great movie. It can be on any channel that plays science fiction. However as I’m focusing on contemporaries, Hallmark type movies would be amazing. I learned to write scenes from analyzing movies, so of course.
5. When naming your characters, do you give any thought to the actual meaning?
Yes. I also think about how my name is usually the villain in a romance novel. Victoria and Vicki’s are always the one out causing trouble. So as I read this over and over in books, it made me sensitive to names. I do think a lot about what my main characters names are.
6. What made you want to write and also what made you want to write the genre you are writing?
I read romances and watched dramas on tv. I’m totally into a soap opera story plot if I can be.
7. If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
A mentor as someone who took your under your wings which I can’t say I ever had. I think my arrogance gets in the way. I don’t mean to be arrogant, but it can come off that way. If someone tells me I did something wrong, I fix it. I don’t dwell and I never asked anyone to stick around and help me out long term. Now if you mean who do I want to be like? I’ve been reading a lot of Jayne Ann Krentz lately. She’s my idol. Can I be her one day?
8. Do you have any tips for our readers that might dream of writing?
Find your voice. Know who you are and what kind of stories you want to tell. At my critique group last week, we discussed my good friend Kristin Wallace has a total pop culture voice. It’s her style that makes her books amazing. I can’t use pop culture references in my writing. It is not who I am. I want people three generations later to be able to pick up one of my books and enjoy it. So I take a path where I avoid pop culture. I absolutely love and respect the choice, but we both know our voices.
9. Tell us anything you want?
I wish I had more interesting things to say. I’m plotting a summer vacation post RWA nationals. Cruises are amazing and the setting for Borrowing the Doctor. Let me see in the day job, I teach Advanced Placement United States History; Advanced Placement US Government and Advanced Placement Macroeconomics. So as my classes are not debated at the national level, it seems I can’t pick up and move to places. I teach US History the way I was taught history. We play Jeopardy on many Fridays. I have no idea how my job became a nationwide political debate. So I just do what I’m supposed to do every day and stay out of trouble. (As this is for a Medieval book blog, I avoided World History and European History though I absolutely love reading about the time periods.)
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