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Thursday, 1 August 2013

BOTM - Wake Up Call by Victoria Ashley

Wake Up Call

Avery Hale had spent her whole childhood abused by her drunken, hopped-up parents. Broken from a lifetime of hate and pain she grew up realizing that trust and love just didn't exist. Not in her world at least.

At the age of eighteen, she packed up and moved far away determined to escape her hurtful past and start a new life. Once on her own she comes to the conclusion that the emptiness still exist. Doing what she had to to survive she found herself mixed up in exotic dancing, drinking and meaningless sexual relationships unable to feel anything, for anyone. She was sure that her life was worthless and there was nothing left for her. On the other hand, so she thought.

After meeting a beautiful stranger, Jace, her life suddenly is turned upside down. Everything that she truly believed suddenly gets questioned and then she is left to figure out if there is really more to her than she could ever have imagined. Can the love of another broken person be enough to help Avery, or is she already too far gone?


1. Please tell the readers a bit about yourself.

My name is Victoria, and I’ve been writing for about 2 years now. I’m working on publishing my story Wake Up Call and am looking forward to writing my next big romance. I live in Rockford with my boyfriend, Will, and our two cats, Ace and Puma. They are little brats, but I love them. My boyfriend included. I work at a hardware store and in my spare time, I enjoy reading and writing. I’m a huge fan of “The Vampire Diaries”, “True Blood”, and “Teen Wolf” and I try my hardest to be sure that I never miss an episode. Oh and I’m obsessed with chicken. It’s my favorite. Well, mostly the chicken skin, so if anyone eats chicken around me, I steal their skin when they’re not looking. I almost always get caught.

2. What types of books do you write?

I enjoy writing romance. It seems to be the easiest for me. I’m working on a fantasy story, but of course it will be full of romance. Can’t live without it.

3. How many books have you written?

I’ve written about 11 books, but only five are completed. Wake Up Call is my only completed book that I feel is written well. The others were kind of written in a rush. I’m going to change that with my new stories. No more writing rushed stuff.

4. What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?

I’m looking forward to reading “Wake” by Amanda Hocking. I just ordered it and I’m waiting for it to come through mail. I’m in the middle of reading her Trylle Novel now and they’re really good. She was a self-published author and just got picked up by a big company. And for movies, pretty much anything that involves Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds, Jason Statham or Alex Pettyfer. I love them.

5. What type of books do you enjoy reading?

I really enjoy reading Fantasy, Vampire, and anything that has to do with Romance. For a while there I was stuck on only Vampire books. I couldn’t get away from them, but then I started reading on Wattpad and started writing my own romance stories.

6. If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

If I were stranded on a desert island, I would have to have

1. A book, of course.
2. Some chicken or else I’d die.
3. And…this last one is hard. Probably my computer so that I could write, although, I suppose it wouldn’t work on a desert island. Can’t I just count paper and pen as one item, then?

7. Are you considering a sequel?

I don’t believe that I will be writing a sequel. I would only write a sequel to Fantasy work. Probably not for any of my Romances.

8. What inspired you to become a writer?

Actually, Wattpad inspired me to become a writer. I downloaded Wattpad so that I could read free books and I saw that you could upload your own work. I thought, why not? Therefore, I wrote my first story called “Some Roommate” and it got a lot of attention. It inspired me to keep going even though I didn’t think it was all that great. So thank you everyone for standing by me and inspiring me to become a writer and to keep writing. If it weren’t for you guys, then I wouldn’t be self -publishing my work.


My heart stopped and suddenly it was hard to breathe. His voice always had that effect on me. It was like poison slowly running through my veins killing me bit by bit. Like a drug that I couldn’t get enough of even though I was almost down to my last breath.

Jace took a step forward and grabbed my hand. He slowly trailed his fingers over my face and backed me into the wall. My heart stopped again, if that was even possible. “You can’t leave,” he whispered. “I need you.” His warm breath kissed my lips as he bit his bottom lip and placed both of his hands around my face. They were warm and soft to the touch. Too big for my fragile face, although I wanted to bury myself in them. “Breathe. There is no one here except the two of us. Breathe,” he whispered.

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