Tuesday, October 27, 2015

True Deceptions by Veronica Forand Giveaway & Interview

A man with a deadly past, a woman with a bright future, and the danger closing in on them, eager to destroy them both.

Veronica Forand takes readers on a heart-stopping ride through the world of espionage. If you loved Killing Game by Toni Anderson or Minutes to Kill by Melinda Leigh, you’ll find yourself absorbed and utterly thrilled by TRUE DECEPTIONS.


After his partner was murdered, Simon Dunn was finished with MI6. But the cold, violent world of British intelligence never lets anyone go free. Now Simon has been blackmailed into a new job...with a beautiful new partner who's going to get them both killed. 
Robotics expert Cassie Watson is a newbie field agent with as much sophistication as...well, a pacifist, vegan computer nerd. Now she's abruptly thrust into the cutthroat world of espionage with a partner who is as cold as he is brutally—and brutishly—handsome.
But when their mission is betrayed from the inside, Cassie will be forced to place her life in the hands of the one man who's anything but trustworthy...

Available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble    Add TRUE DECEPTIONS to your Goodreads TBR list!

Other Romantic Suspense by Veronica Forand: Untrue Colors

About Veronica Forand:

A Bostonian by birth, Veronica Forand regrettably lost her Boston accent while moving from state to state and country to country. Cleveland probably had the most profound effect on her ability to pronounce the “r” in the word “park.”
She does try to return now and then to visit family and eat long neck clams and lobster. Summers on Cape Cod are also high on the priority list.
Her experience in crime involves time as a court appointed attorney. Eventually, she switched fields to where bigger crimes take place, corporate tax. The allure of spending mornings in her pajamas homeschooling her children and writing fascinating fiction caused her to change careers again. Now that the kids are out of the house (in school), she writes romantic thrillers by day and is the perfect wife and mother at night.

Her experience in romance is limited to one man. Luckily, he’s still finding ways to charm her by taking her on vacations to the south of France, Fiji, and the Green Mountains when time is short. Avid travelers, they love to roam with their kids across continents in pursuit of skiing, scuba diving, and the perfect piece of chocolate.
She’s lived in London, Paris, Geneva, Washington D.C., and the accent destroying city of Cleveland. She currently resides near Philadelphia.


1.  When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I love creating stories, but I never had the patience to commit to creating an entire plot until after my fortieth birthday. At first, I took a week away from my family  to really focus on writing and when I ran into roadblocks, I pushed through. After several months of work, the book was finished. Typing “The End” was an amazing feeling and gave me the confidence to continue writing more stories.
2.  How long does it take you to write a book?
Each book takes about two to three weeks to plot and then approximately three months to write between 80 and 90 thousand words.
3.  What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
Once my kids are out of the house at school, I handle about an hour of marketing and then write about four to six hours a day unless I have a legal case that takes part of my day.
4.  What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I am almost always wrapped in a blanket when I write, even in the summer time. I often become stressed trying to pour the words onto the page and wrapping up in a blanket calms me.
5.  How do books get published?
I’ve sold my last five books to Entangled Publishing who do all the edits, formatting, and cover design of the books.
6.  Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
I’m the queen of the what-if scenario. I hear stories and wonder what would happen if I changed a few facts, like give the wife of the murdered husband a father who was convicted years before of murdering his wife or have a firefighter create fires so he could become a hero putting them out.
7.  When did you write your first book and how old were you?
I wrote my first book four years ago. I had written many beginnings prior to that, but this was my first attempt at finishing one. After writing the first ten thousand words during a retreat in the summer, I challenged myself to complete National Novel Writers Month (NaNoWriMo). I wrote 40,000 words, 10,000 words short of the 50K goal, but it was enough to push me to complete the book over the next few months. That book remains under my bed collecting dust.
8.  What do you like to do when you're not writing?
I have a part-time law practice where I work in child dependency, neglect and abuse cases. I represent amazing children through some of the toughest times in their lives.
9.  What does your family think of your writing?
Initially, I focused too much on writing and not enough on the family. This caused issues at home, but now I’ve found a middle ground where I write during certain hours of the day and focus on them the rest of the day.
10.         How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
I’ve written four novellas and five novels. My favorite is the legal thriller I’m currently writing. It is not a romance and looks at a murder case through the eyes of four protagonists.
11.         Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?
Write the book you want to read. If you chase trends or try to write in someone else’s voice, the beauty and magic of your story can be lost. If you crave a certain type of book, there are probably others who are dying to read that type too.
12.         Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
Most of my readers request that I write books on the secondary characters in my stories. I also get complaints about who dies during my stories.
13.         Do you like to create books for adults?
I love creating thrillers, and they often become violent. Adults are my audience, although my teenage daughters have been beta readers for me.
14.         What do you think makes a good story?
A good story needs to have characters that a reader cares about, regardless of whether they are likeable or not. In addition, the reader needs to care about the journey, whether an adventure, a thriller, or an emotional journey such as those in women’s fiction.
15.         As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
I wanted to be a foreign correspondent. Travel and writing and excitement.
16.         What would you like my readers to know?

The perfect gift for a writer in your life is time. When I feel the obligations of my law work and my family, the guilt affects the quality of my writing. My husband and kids are very gracious with granting me a weekend afternoon to write without guilt and then when I am free again, I can enjoy the family without feeling the need to write.

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