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Writing updates, a giveaway opportunity AND A SNEAK PEEK!!!

My debut fantasy romance has been out for just over 3 weeks, and I’ve had the most wonderful comments so far. I’d like to thank everyone who has taken the trouble to contact me about it. The first draft of the currently untitled Book 2 is done and in revision stages, and I’m hoping to have it ready for submission to my publisher by the end of the summer. I also need to give it a title, when I finally think of one! I gave my Facebook page followers a little sneak peek of a scene in Book 2, head over there to my pinned post if you'd like to check it out! www.facebook.com/vwalklateauthor


Did you enjoy Sacrifice and think a friend would, too? Maybe you’re musing about buying it? With thanks to the lovely reader who bought extra copies for me to gift away, I have a free Kindle copy up for grabs for a UK resident! Keep the link for yourself or share it with a friend or family member, entirely up to you! To enter, just like and share the pinned post on my Facebook page, that’s it! I’ll draw a winner at random, this Friday 9 July at around 5pm BST. www.facebook.com/vwalklateauthor


Reviews really do make a difference for authors and their books. If you’ve read and enjoyed Sacrifice, I would be so grateful if you posted a review on Amazon (or whichever platform it came from) and/or Goodreads. If you’re not keen on Goodreads, Sacrifice is also listed on Indie Story Geek, Book Sloth and Readerly. I would hugely appreciate it, even if it’s just a simple star rating. THANK YOU!


I mentioned earlier in the year that my short story A Friendly Tail was accepted by publishers Violet Gaze Press for inclusion in their upcoming Friends to Lovers anthology. I recently handed in the final edits for the story, which is my love letter to the English countryside, dogs, and anyone dealing with social anxiety. It’s due to be published in Volume 2 in the autumn. For now, the preorder links just went live for Volume 1! My fellow anthology authors have written thirteen diverse, wonderful short stories. I’ve already preordered my copy and am looking forward to reading it on my holiday next month! Preorder link is below, and more information about Volume 2 will follow later. amazon.com/dp/B098B8XG9Q


Argh I’m still sitting on some exciting news I was given a while ago! I hope I’ll be able to share it with you soon! And I’m also working on a naughty little something… else… but I’ll save that for another time.


I’ve sadly not had much time for reading recently, but here are two books that blew me away last month:

  • HER SOUL TO TAKE by Harley Laroux – a very high heat, dark paranormal/horror romance that knocked my socks off, which I’ve already recommended to several romance loving friends!

  • BETWEEN STARFALLS by S Kaeth – an adult fantasy I’m reviewing as part of Self Published Fantasy Month later in the year. A wonderful read that packed a serious emotional punch.

And the four I’m most looking forward to, of the massive amount of amazing books on my To Be Read list:

  • FRIENDS TO LOVERS VOLUME 1 by various authors – see above!

  • HIGH VICES by my fellow CBG author Kelly Hopkins – a YA thriller featuring a teen taking on her mafia boss dad.

  • RHYTHM by Marie Lipscomb – a rock star romance with a plus size hero. I’m a big fan of this author so have high hopes for this one.

  • THE HUNTER’S HEART by Astrid Sharpe – a sci-fi romance involving a seven-foot panther alien and a human – need I say more!


I’m over at the Romantic Novelist Association blog next week, talking about Sacrifice, my writing process and other bookish things. I’m also on Instagram now along with my dog Taylor (who has a lot more followers than me, lol), Twitter and FB of course, and will be taking part in Self Published Fantasy Month in September as a reviewer.

Thanks once again for your support and enjoy the sneak peek! Vix

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