Page Nav

HIDE

Grid

GRID_STYLE

Classic Header

{fbt_classic_header}

Header Ad

Breaking News

latest

Author Q&A ft Viviana MacKade | The Crescent Creek Series Book Tour | Silver Dagger Tours Romantic Suspense

The Crescent Creek Series by Viviana MacKade is on virtual book tour. The romantic suspense stops at Readeropolis with an author interview....

The Crescent Creek Series by Viviana MacKade is on virtual book tour. The romantic suspense stops at Readeropolis with an author interview. Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $20 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).
ALL CRESCENT CREEK NOVELLAS HAVE RETURNING CHARACTERS, 
BUT CAN BE READ AS STAND ALONES.
Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?
I was surprised to learn how Aidan favors Boston Cream doughnuts. They are delicious, and after he disclosed that particular I have to say, they have become my favorite. But he doesn’t seem a Boston Cream doughnut kind of guy. Then again, as he said, he does (and eat) what he likes.


What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

Fighting with Aidan and I’m telling you, there was some fight. I never had a character so hell-bent to have it his way, and NO other way. I like to have a blueprint of a scene as I start writing it. I know where it needs to go and I usually leave the characters free to get there any way they want. But still, they have to get to that point. What happened with Aidan for every given scene was, I’d start writing. Wrote, wrote, wrote, following his lead. And when the scene was done, I’d realize it was not even close to where I wanted it to go. So I had to re-think the whole next scene, and some plot points as well, because he’d dragged me where he wanted to. It was so frustrating.


Tell us about your main characters- what makes them tick?

Everything makes Aidan tick. If I had to pick one, though, I’d say people are his biggest cause of distress (and I’m not ashamed to say that I do understand him there). He doesn’t want anyone, doesn’t like to interact with anyone, but that’s not how the world works.
Summer is very laid back. Being a doctor, she has the helping-others switch always on but even if she were something else, she’d still be chilled. Dealing with Aidan made her loose her cool a time or two, mostly because he could be very unreasonable.


How did you come up with the title of your last novel?

At one point in the story, Aidan tells Summer he’s a night full of darkness and she’s a sunny, spring morning. To him, they are mutually exclusive, but she tells him that there are places in the world where the sun is up at midnight. I thought it was very indicative of what she means to him.



Who designed your book covers?

My husband, for the entire Crescent Creek series. All the previous books in the series were part of sets, and Robert, the cover artist, did an excellent job. But then the Sets broke apart, and I tried different Artists. It didn’t go well, until I asked Marco to see if he could fix it (he’s the official trouble-soother of everything). And boy, did he do it! Now every cover of the Series is perfect. Simple Andrea, upfront Scott, mysterious Florence, and now, stormy, dark Aidan.



If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

I’d start the Margaritas sooner in the day… Joking. No, I wouldn’t change anything.
Summer and Aidan taught me so much, both on a personal level and a writer-characters interaction. For as maddening and frustrating as it was, I learned that it’s okay leave them more reins and simply see where they take you, even if it’s not where you wanted or needed to go.




Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?

Aidan, the Hero of my last novel, had a rough childhood–and I’m hugely underplaying this. As a reaction, he closed the world out and hunkered down into himself and his art.
Well, it could easily have been me.

I didn’t have it as bad as he did, not by any measure. My father was a raging alcoholic, one who hung with the wrong crowd and because of it, I saw things no child of 7 should.
But I had my mom, my grandparents, and my little town that never failed to make me feel loved and accepted. It was a cushion that didn’t make me break.

The cracks though, those I carry with me, probably always will.

I hardly ever cried for whatever crap my dear daddy did, anger was my medium. It was easier getting mad, really mad, than sad and hurt. Oversensitive and empathetic, I made myself be the fighter I probably wouldn’t have been otherwise out of necessity. I didn’t like lit, I didn’t want it, but I had to in order to survive emotionally.

I had huge issues with trust, and only because my husband is the very definition of an honorable man I started believing in the male category again. I can trust him, people can trust him, and that means there are good men around.

But it wasn’t until I wrote Aidan’s story that I realized how much of an impact my father had on me throughout the years and most importantly, that letting go of the past might take off because of someone (my husband for me, Summer for Aidan), but it can’t be done by someone else. It has to come from within.

Aidan’s epilog came as such a catharsis.

It was like he was showing me the way. He got rid of his ghosts, so maybe it’s time for me to do the same.

He made me see it can be done. It’s worth doing it.

We have a trip to Italy planned for this Christmas, so it will be my chance to say my goodbyes–to bad memories, to people who are no longer here, to what can’t be changed.

Oh, how it will suck. But it’s needed.

This is the real power of books. Sometimes you have to see things from someone else’s perspective to find your way out from a problem, maybe even a problem you didn’t know you had.

I didn’t write Aidan’s story because of me, or my experience. It was his story, his demons. But it made me see mine, and made me want to do something about it.

So, thank you, Aidan and Summer.

Now I see the way.


If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?

Summer would be played by Rachel Bilson. Aidan would be Ian Somerhalder, but he’d have to wear green contact lenses.


If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?

Summer, hands down. I’m too close to Aidan’s ways, and someone like Summer would be a balm for me.


His Midnight Sun
Crescent Creek Book 3
by Viviana MacKade
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Tormented, fierce, and broken, sculptor Aidan Murphy has judged himself guilty. He yearns for love but pushes everyone away. He longs for acceptance but has lost the key to open his heart. Until he meets Summer Williams. Beautiful and smart, Dr. Williams promises haven for a man who believes he deserves none. All he has to do is let her in and risk his heart and soul.
Summer’s managed to keep her inner light alive, even through tragedy. She’s created a new life for herself and her daughter in Crescent Creek with loving, caring and fun friends–well, except brooding, breathtaking Aidan. She’s used to keeping away from his type, though. All she has to do is ignore the pull of a man who’s turning up to be much more than snarls and storms. Will her compassion and medical instincts let her?
Love can heal a broken soul and shake up a timid heart. Or it can unleash devastation and a thirst for revenge.
Will Aidan and Summer survive the storm?

**Only .99 cents!!**


Painted Love
Crescent Creek Book 2

Thou shalt not steal.

Oh, but Florence had, and would do so one last time.

Ten pieces her grandfather painted for her because he loved her.

Ten pieces her mother lost, along with anything else, for loving the wrong man.
She couldn’t get back everything he’d wasted away, but she’d be damned if she’d give up those paintings. 

Easy and genuine, Rhett loves his life–his family, his market, his town. Until he meets a British woman with grey eyes and a cute little smile. The woman he’s been waiting for.
The thing is, to love her is easy, but can he trust her?

When Rhett pushes to uncover her agenda, Flo knows she will lose something–the man she loves or what she’d been fighting for years. 
Which road will she choose?


**Only .99 cents!!**


All Those Miles I Have Walked
Crescent Creek Book 1


At eighteen, DJ had to make a choice–her heart or her dreams. Neither was wrong, yet either would break her heart. She chose the world. Over a decade later, she returns to Crescent Creek and to the one regret she's ever had–Scott. Scott’s always been steady as a rocky reef. He’d loved once and when she’d left, his strong heart had crumbled like a sandcastle. Now DJ is back, and Scott wants nothing to do with her. The problem? They share Eva, a close friend of both, and now Eva needs their help. Because of her, he’s stuck with DJ and he’d be damned, the woman still gets under his skin. DJ is a free spirit who needs the road under her feet. Scott is a family man who wants to groom his roots. With danger on their doorstep and a baby to keep safe, how much are they willing to compromise for love?



She Came With the Tide
Crescent Creek Book 0.5


He’s impulsive, fearless, and fun loving.

Erik Axelsson, Ax, had it all: talent, fame, money. He’d lived the rock & roll life fully and with gusto until it wasn’t fun anymore. Without a second thought, he’d traded the spotlight with the Floridian sun, and the guitar with a surfboard. Rich, and free from anything - what more he could need?



She’s innocent, scared, and in trouble. 

Andrea Smith escaped the life imposed to her when her parents joined a cult. After years on the run, hunger pushed her to accept a stranger’s offer for breakfast. She had no clue her life changed with that simple ‘yes’. 

But the past catches up with her, forcing Andrea to choose what person she wants to be: the scared cult member that obeyed in silence, or the new woman Erik made blossom. 


**Get it FREE!**




Beach bum and country music addicted, Viviana lives in a small Floridian town with her husband and her son, her die-hard fans and personal cheer squad. She spends her days between typing on her beloved keyboard, playing in the pool with her boy, and eating whatever her husband puts on her plate (the guy is that good, and she really loves eating). Besides beaching, she enjoys long walks, horse-riding, hiking, and pretty much whatever she can do outside with her family.




Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!







6 comments

  1. Thank you for having me and the whole gang! I'll be around in case the readers want to chat.
    Vivi

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's my pleasure! Best of luck with the books and book tour! I included the tour in the Sept. 20, 2018 edition edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader: https://paper.li/Readeropolis/1517059010#/

      Delete
    2. Than you! Sorry for such late reply, but my email application decided to co crazy.. Thank you so much!

      Delete
  2. Thanks for the author Q&A. I love a little insight. Best wishes on your tour.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I like the covers, beautiful & intriguing.

    ReplyDelete

Get carried away with love!