Broken Circle, Victoria Sue: Release Day Interview & Giveaway
On Top Down Under Book Reviews is happy to welcome Victoria Sue! To celebrate the release of Broken Circle (Sirius Wolves #2), Victoria will be giving away an e-copy of winner’s choice of one of her titles to one lucky person who comments on this post. All you have to do is comment below and you’ll be added to the mix. You can find a list of Victoria’s titles here.
The giveaway runs from July 31st through August 2nd at midnight (U.S.). The winner will be chosen at random and notified via email the following day. Comment for a chance to win a great book. Good luck!
You can check out Cindi’s review of Orion’s Circle here.
**Congratulations to the winner, FLUTTERFLI, who chose ORION’S CIRCLE as her winning book!**
According to legend, when humankind is at its most desperate, the goddess Sirius will send three of the most powerful werewolf shifters ever created to save mankind. However, because they are so powerful, they will need a fourth to complete them, to calm them and help them reach their full potential.
Aden, a young were, has been his pack’s omega ever since, at the age of fifteen, he didn’t shift like everyone else. Caught, reviled, and tortured because of his empathic abilities, he knew on the night he was told to run as sport for the pack hunters that it would end in his death. What he didn’t know, however, was that on the same night he’d also meet the love of his life and a pathway to answers, because Aden is far more than just a pack omega.
What begins as a hunt soon becomes a new adventure as Aden discovers that he has not only one, but three destined mates, and his role as lover is far more than trivial. The fate of all humankind rests upon it.
Blaze, the most powerful werewolf on the planet has found his omega, Aden. Together with Conner and Darric they finally become true mates, fulfilling an ancient prophecy by the goddess Sirius and forming Orion’s Circle. The battle against the terrorist group, the Winter Circle, has begun.
Blaze, however, is fighting his own battle. Aden is due to birth a child, and despite Blaze’s six hundred years of being an Alpha, nothing has prepared him for his hardest challenge yet — how to become a father. His struggles are hurting the people he loves the most and threatening their bond.
The madman who kidnapped and tortured Aden still hasn’t been caught, and when the worst happens and their circle is broken, Blaze has to fight his biggest threat yet – his own inner weakness – an enemy against which his Alpha strength will be useless. Blaze has to learn that true strength is only found in forgiveness, and sometimes the most powerful weapon is love.
Cindi: Welcome to On Top Down Under! It’s a pleasure to have you with us.
VS: Thank you, it’s a pleasure to be here.
Cindi: Congrats on your new book, Broken Circle (Sirius Wolves #2). In Orion’s Circle (#1), you introduced four very unique characters, Blaze, Darric, Conner and Aden. While the story is about wolf shifters and their mate, you chose to write this story much different from all the other shifter stories I’ve read over the years. The main thing being that all four of these wolves are mated to each other (or will be). Trust me when I say I’m not complaining at all. It was refreshing to see a new take on shifters.
What made you want to write something so outside of the norm in your shifter series?
VS: You mean apart from the fact that four guys together is incredibly hot? Sorry, lol. Seriously – I love the whole idea that there are destined beings sent by the gods to exist on earth. I loved mythology at school, and I wanted to approach the werewolf shapeshifter story in a different way. One of my favorite parts of a shifter story is destined mates, that there is one (or, four) destined beings that will love you for eternity (sigh).
Cindi: All four men are wolf shifters, but Aden is a lot different from the others. Not only did he not grow up with his mates as the other three did, but he was forced to endure (to be blunt) years of pure hell at the hands of his former pack. Tell us about Aden.
VS: One of my author friends (male) recently spoke about the fascination females have for the mm genre. It’s not always about reading something hot, you can do that in a normal heterosexual romance. In fact, most often (he thinks) it’s the nurturing part of a female that comes into play.
Aden – I want to take him home. Feed him up. Aden is a lost soul. Imagine being told daily that you are worth nothing? That it is your fault that no one likes you? Everyone loves a little Cinderella.
Cindi: The ending of Orion’s Circle was somewhat of a cliffhanger, though not really a secret. I think the Mpreg has been put out all over the place. What can you tell us about what will be happening with Aden and the others as a result of this development?
VS: No! (grins) You need to read Broken Circle. But it starts with a birth, and Blaze is the classic, worst, expectant father of all time.
Cindi: Every reader has a favorite character in a series, I believe. Mine in this one is definitely Blaze. He tries so hard to be strong, when inside he seems to be battling with doing what’s right for his mates, especially Aden. In Broken Circle, he will be forced to deal with not only becoming a father, but other obstacles will be thrown in his path as well. Without giving spoilers, can you tell our readers a little about what will happen to Blaze in Broken Circle?
VS: Blaze has to learn that showing weakness is sometimes a good thing. To be fair to him, he has looked after his two other Alpha mates for six hundred years, and then he feels that he hasn’t had control of anything since Aden came along. It’s a big adjustment. Then, something goes wrong, and Blaze blames himself. He is suddenly faced with the fact that he can’t save everybody all the time, and he can’t accept that.
Cindi: What else would you like to tell us about Broken Circle?
VS: Broken Circle doesn’t finish on a cliffhanger, (neither does Orion’s Circle) but there are still a few unresolved issues. Eternal Circle (the third book) will complete Blaze, Aden, Darric and Conner’s story. However…the series will continue with a new group. There are plenty of characters both wolf and human. Three books will complete this story, but I am already planning another triad.
Cindi: Is there anything else you want our readers to know? Works in progress? Your favorite hobby? Favorite book? Pet peeve? Favorite food? The floor is yours. 🙂
VS: Not sure if readers know this, but I am English. I moved to Florida five years ago with hubby and kids. I miss English chocolate, but the sunshine generally makes up for it.
OTDU: Again, thank you so much for stopping by On Top Down Under Book Reviews on release day! I, for one, can’t wait to jump into Broken Circle to see what happens with these guys.
Has loved books for as long as she can remember. Books were always what pocket money went on and what usually Father Christmas brought. When she ran out of her kids’ adventure stories, she would go raid her Mom’s. By the age of eight she was devouring classics like Little Women, and fell in love with love stories.
She’s still in love with them. Any size, any shape, any creature – love is love, no matter what it says on the box.
In fact if they don’t fit very neatly into any box she loves them even more!
She has a very patient husband and three wonderful children. In 2010 in search of adventure they all moved from the UK to the US and are happily settled in Florida.
In 2013 after reading love stories for so long she decided to write her own.