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?
Who designed the covers?
One of the great things about Soul Mate Publishing is the cover choices. We get options. For Borrowing the Doctor I had five options, but my brain keeps picking the same designer without knowing her name. Niina Cord’s work keeps standing out to me. She’s amazing. I find out after I pick that it’s still her that I chose.
Do you read your reviews? Do you respond to them, good or bad? Do you have any advice on how to deal with the bad?
Of course I read my reviews. I wish I wasn’t affected. I’m human, but no I don’t respond online. The day the book published I saw a one star. As the book was out for less than 2 minutes, clearly no one read the book. I get that the internet is often used to flame, and I’ve done it myself. My hands are just as guilty online with other topics where I feel passionate about something. If you want to see, just ask me how I felt about Sami Brady on Days of our Lives when I was teenager. I don’t seem to have a filter when I’m on my soapbox. So I always remember this. Don’t add fuel to the flames. I’m older and hopefully wiser to keep myself out of trouble these days. My advice is to remember we’re all online now. The game has changed. Keep your head above water.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Happy ever afters are possible no matter what. It’s why I read romance. If I wanted to read about my fears, I’d pick up a mystery.
Can you share what your current are projects?
I’m submitting my newest series to my agent now. It’s a 3 book series. It’s a family saga, and has some dramatic soapy elements.
What books have most influenced your life most?
Whitney My Love was the reason I started reading romance novels. Nora Roberts and Jayne Ann Krentz kept me hooked. I think it was Jayne that helped me transition from historical to contemporary. As a reader I love them all. As a writer, my voice is contemporary.
Do you ever experience writer's block?
So far yes and no. My head needs to be clear. With my wedding last year, I just couldn’t write. I had wedding brain. It slowed me down. Now that the wedding is over, and my life is normal again, the writing is back. I think the hardest part of writing is to make time every day.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
This is a great question. I’ve stalled on this one for this honest answer. To be better myself, I realized I needed to read the ones that are the stars. So I’ve read a lot of the famous ones lately. I should read a new author that writes like me. Contemporary romance with a dash of mystery/suspense (not a shot them out with a constant threat of danger book.) If anyone has recommendations, please leave a comment. I will check them out.
While you were writing, did you ever feel as if you were one of the characters?
All my characters come out of my head. So in part they are all my children and my creations. As a writer, you are the god of the universe you create. With this in mind, yes all the characters come from me. So I am one with the characters, though they are not who I am as a person. It’s an emotional connection.
What are your expectations for the book?
I hope people connect to Kate and Daniel’s story. I know it stayed burned in my mind as memorable. I hope people enjoy all my stories. One day I do expect for myself to be much bigger than I am now, but at the end of day I want to tell stories I’d actually want to read. It’s why I started writing.
Do you write an outline before every book you write?
I wish I did. Writing the proposal I just did would be so much easier. My books all have a small suspense or mystery element to it. I’m often just as surprised as the next person. It helps me write the book as I too want to know. If I wrote an outline, I’d freak out that I just locked myself into something.
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.
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