What is your greatest temptation:
In men: Humility. Nothing is sexier than a guy who doesn’t really know how awesome he is.
In food: Sweets…in all forms and all kinds!
In clothes: I’m not very particular with fashion. I have practical taste, but I do seem to lean more towards anything bohemian and I love native fabric and exotic prints and embroidery.
What is your greatest weakness (example: buying shoes)?
Sweets! Especially pastries. I can probably be bribed with it. I just find it very hard to say no when it’s in front of me. Life’s too short to be denied such pleasure!
If you could have any kind of car, what would it be? A black hummer!
Your dream home – mountains or ocean? Ocean. I’m an Island girl. I love everything about it.
What inspired you to become a writer?
Life. My father was an amazing storyteller, and he had a unique view of the world. He taught me to look at the world from another perspective, and he encouraged a healthy imagination.
Do you have a daily writing routine? If so, please share.
Yes, I do. I set a target word count that I try to break everyday. Although there are days that can become more challenging than usual, like when errands start to pile up and other matters require my attention. I try to get some words in, or try to make up for it when I don’t.
What is your favorite book?
There is quite a lot. It’s hard to pick only one when there is so much variety in the world. So I’d rather say that I love the classics, like Black Beauty and The Little Princess. But I also enjoy contemporary and regency romance stories, and just about anything that is well told.
What is your favorite movie?
I loved Erin Brockovich. The story of her life was very inspiring and in many ways, I could relate to her.
Who is your favorite historical figure?
Jesus. Regardless of what you believe, he DID exist. And he is my favorite historical figure, because all the stories told about him, and the messages conveyed in them can be life altering.
In your books, who is your favorite hero and please introduce him?
Kenjin Kiyohara is the hero in my book HANAMI. He is the sole heir to the Kiyohara Empire, Asia’s largest Oil and Steel Company. He is arrogant… but who can blame him when every woman in the world would kill to be the object of his affection? The problem is…nobody is good enough for Kenjin…until he met the mysterious Sakura.
Who is your favorite heroine and please introduce her?
The heroine of my debut romance novel is Sakura Shintani. She is next in line to succeed her grandfather, the leader to the most notorious crime family of Japan. She is dangerous, with a legendary temper…but now she has to complete a program in some fancy school upon the request of her grandfather while hiding her true identity. But having the face of an angel proves to make this quest quite a challenge.
What do you have out now? Excerpt, blurb, book trailers
You can view the book trailer of HANAMI in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhONdkI9y64
New releases anytime soon?
The Sequel to HANAMI will be released sometime in 2018. I also have another contemporary romance in the works schedule for late 2018.
Where can eager fans find you?
You can find me on my website www.vcbuckley.com. Subscribers to my newsletter are entered into a raffle draw ever quarter.
GENRE: New Adult romantic suspense
SAKURA SHINTANI is the Dragon Clan heir-Japan’s most notorious crime dynasty. But can she keep this fact a secret from the prying brats of Oniyuri Academy?
She tries to stay out of their radar while mastering her demons and keeping her murderous temper under control, but having the face of an angel only attracts everyone’s attention… including the arrogant heir to Asia’s most powerful tycoon, KENJIN KIYOHARA.
He senses the danger, but Sakura is too interesting to be left alone.
Jin rolled his eyes, settling his gaze back on the girl. He wasn’t surprised with their reaction.
The new girl was hot, but so what? It took more than a pretty face to get his attention. He wasn’t that easy to impress, and he was certain she’d be throwing herself at him anyway. Just like everybody else. He was sure this girl wasn’t any different from the love-crazed hyenas that stalked him.
Jin pushed back his shoulders, seeing her start towards him with her eyes still trailing on the ground.
Already? Jin thought, suppressing a laugh. He crossed his arms, waiting for her to get closer, and sure enough she stopped right in front of him. She was even prettier up close. Asian but with a hint of Caucasian mixed in.
“What?” he asked, smirking. He already knew what she might say: whether he was Kenjin Kiyohara, the sole heir to Kiyohara Industries? The questions were all the same. He thought she would have at least waited until class was over like the rest of them.
“Move your feet. You’re blocking my way,” the girl said in a sharp tone. She shifted her gaze up at him like a threatening knife. Her topaz-colored eyes darkened, sending icy tremors down his back. He felt as if he’d been hit by a curse as his mind turned blank.
When she finally looked away, Jin was able to regain his senses. He tucked his legs out of her way, and she passed, leaving goosebumps in her wake. His eyes followed her, waiting to see if she’d look back, but she never did. Jin’s hands were trembling. His thoughts became jumbled while he struggled not to look anymore.
What was that? What just happened? This was a first for him. He couldn’t contain himself. His presence had no impact whatsoever. Instead she looked like she wanted to kill him!
Jin took a deep breath, replaying the moment in his head. Who was this girl? She sure got his attention, all right—and it left him in pieces. He fought the urge to look back again.
This girl…Jin thought. There was something about her. He couldn’t shake off the feeling. She seemed dangerous.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
V.C. Buckley was born in an isolated government facility and shipped off to an Island in Southeast Asia where she grew up braving tropical thunderstorms and warding off evil villains. At sixteen she was discovered by an agent and jetted off all over the world. Her stories come from gritty moments of her childhood to the glitz of her travels. She now lives in Manila with her husband, two kids and an herb garden that has hijacked her balcony.
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