Author Spotlight: Vi Keeland

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times,#1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over ninety Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

 

 


Random Questions:

  • What is your favorite restaurant?

The Harvest – Montauk New York

  • Where is your favorite or dream vacation spot?

Santorini, Greece

  • What do you eat and drink while writing?

Nothing!  Just coffee.

  • What is your favorite movie?

Hmmm.  This is hard!  I loved Shawshank Redemption, Forest Gump, Pulp Fiction and Crash

  • What is your favorite food?

Pizza

  • Are you a very organized person?

Yes!  I am a list maker!

  • What is your favorite TV show?

Currently, This is Us

  • If you could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive), who would it be?

My dad.  He passed away last year.

  • How many siblings so you have?

Too many?  LOL.  I’m from a “mine, yours and ours family”—so I have 7.

  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A lawyer


This or That:

  • Fireman or Policeman?

Fireman

  • Vodka or Rum?

Vokda

  • Summer or Winter?

 Summer

  • Baseball or Football?

Football

  • Toilet paper: Over or Under?

Over

  • Pepsi or Coke?

Neither.  Dr. Pepper. 🙂

  • Pancake or Waffle?

Pancake

  • Christmas or Halloween?

Christmas

  • Cookie or Cake?

Cooke

  • Beach or Mountains?

Beach

  • Phone Call or Text?

Text

  • iOS or Android?

IOS

  • Football or Basketball?

Football


Book Related Questions: **SPOILERS AHEAD**

  • I have only read two of your books but I have soooo many on my TBR. Egomaniac, what a fun, sexy read. Where did the idea come from to have them both being in the same office space?

I love office romance.  It’s my favorite to read and write about.  The story begins with a woman who is swindled by a fake real estate agent who rents her office space while the real occupant is out of town—the story just took off itself from there.

  • Emerie and Drew have this love/hate relationship. Why did you have them so back and forth throughout the book?

Drew is a bitter divorce attorney.  Emerie is a marriage counselor that believes in love.  How can they see eye to eye?  😉

  • Beautiful Mistake was a student/teacher romance. What made you want to write a teacher/student romance? Those are a bit taboo, even when they are in college. 

My husband is a teacher!  He wasn’t my professor, but I wish he had been.  College would have been more fun. 😉

  • Rachel was a very strong will woman. Why make her be such a strong female?

 I like heroines that are strong survivors.  I don’t want them to be rescued by the hero, just understood and loved.

  • “We all make mistakes. Life doesn’t come with instructions. Someone who loves you will forgive you for them. But when you hide them or lie about them, they’re no longer mistakes—they’re decisions.” I loved this quote. Where did you get this quote from or how did you come up with it?

It’s the simple truth.  That’s always easy to write and just comes to me as I type.

 

  • Stuck-up Suit has 4.14 stars on Goodreads and a ton of AMAZING reviews! What do you think it is about this book that readers are loving?

The heroine!  Soraya is a bad ass, tell-it-like-it-is heroine, and Graham has no idea how to tame her.

 

  • What is it like to co-write with Penelope Ward?

It’s so much fun!  I wish writing solo was as easy and fun!

 

  • Cocky Bastard, the title is very interesting. What makes the sexy Australian Chance a cocky bastard?

Chance is a cocky bastard on the outside, but a sweetheart on the inside.  I like characters that aren’t what they seem at first.

  • Cocky Bastard is a dual POV book. Is it hard to write dual POV?

I find dual POV easier.  When we co-write, we both write both POV.

 

  • Sex not Love is about two people who think they can have no strings attached sex. There are many books like this. What makes this one different from the others like it?

While it starts out fun, there is a deep backstory that brings in emotion and heartbreak.

 

  • Rebel Heir is your newest release and has great reviews so far. Why did you and Penelope make this book a duet and not just one book?

We realized early on that the story couldn’t be told in one book.  The duet is two full-length books!

 

  • What can readers expect from you in the future?

The Naked Truth is coming on July 23rd and then another co-write later this year.


Random Ending Questions:

  • Who are your one-click authors?

Gotta start with Penelope Ward 😉  But also, Samantha Young, Colleen Hoover, and Kristen Ashley.

  • Do you write full-time or part-time?

Full time

  • If you had to write yourself as a villain I one of your books, what type of villain would you be?

Hmmm…the crazy ex-spouse who wants revenge on a husband that cheated might be fun!  (Note – I’m happily married, this is fiction!)

  • What is the most difficult part of writing a sex scene?

After 20 books, keeping it fresh!

  • Do you feel authors should put trigger warnings in their books?

That’s a difficult one – because it often will cause a major spoiler to put a trigger warning in a book description.  But perhaps when the warning is hidden and only available to those that are seeking the warning and forewarned the book could be spoiled if clicked.


Last Questions:

Is there anything you would like to say to your readers?

Thank you for sticking with me for so many books! I’m truly lucky to have so many repeat readers and people that I get to interact with.


Books by Vi: 

The Rush Series:

Cole Series:

MMA Fighter Series:

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  1. Great post and interview I have a few books by Vi Keeland on my kindle but I have not read them yet, I heard many great things about her books. Hopefully, I can read her books soon, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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  2. I have reread Cocky Bastard a few times and every time I laugh out loud. Fantastic story with great humour.

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