Beach bum and country music addicted, Viviana MacKade 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.
Beverley: Which genre or genres do you write or prefer to write? And why?
Viviana: I write romantic suspense because I like dark chocolate with chili. Let me open up that one a bit.
I like sweet, but not too sweet–the dark chocolate. And I want a little bite to it–the chili.
Although, I have a cross-genre in the What’s Next section. My next series will be a fantasy; we’ll see how I flavor it.
Beverley: Who influenced you the most in deciding to become a writer?
Viviana: My family and Nora Roberts. I’ve always loved reading, and my whole family does it. I don’t have a single image of my mom, or my grandmother, without a book in their hands. But when I was 14, a school friend lent me a book by Her Majesty Nora Roberts and I remember thinking, “wow. I want to do this. I want to give people the same emotions I feel while I read. I want to do this ”.
Beverley: What gets your creative juices flowing?
Viviana: Everything, or nothing, depending on which point of view you see it. I do my things, and stay very open to that sudden sparkle that makes me go, “oh, now that’s something to look into a bit more”. It can happen anywhere and at any moment, but I trained myself to listen to it and don’t let it go.
Beverley: Do you have a favorite cartoon character? Why?
Viviana: I’m going to stick with Disney’s characters, or it would be nearly impossible to choose.
My favorite one is Flynn Ryder, from Tangled.
If my husband were a cartoon character, it would be Flynn. Big brown eyes, smart, reckless. A thief, I know, I know…. But a good guy in the end.
Beverley: If you had an unexpected free day what would you do with it?
Viviana: Keep in mind I’m seriously low maintenance.
Those rare times I take a morning off (not a day, I would never do that), and I’m alone, I love to go to Wal-Mart. Oh, sweet baby Jesus, I can stay hours walking the food aisles, thinking about what I can do with all that food, pondering the impact of the 7% fat ground meat on my meatballs over the 15% fat. All the spices, oh, they have a new flour I haven’t tried yet. Then I get to the home department–do you know how long it takes choosing between kitchen wipes of different smells? Then I get to the bathroom stuff, and I’m lost in an endless universe of shampoos, hands soaps, lotions…
I don’t really care about clothes. Where else I would find in one place food, cleaning products for me and the house, and some extra, if not at Wal-Mart?
Beverley: What are you working on now?
Viviana: I’ll try my hand at Fantasy. I have an idea for what I think will be a great trilogy, which crazy good Heroines.
Blurb for His Midnight Sun
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 revenge.
Will Aidan and Summer survive the hurricane?
Buy Links for His Midnight Sun
You can find Viviana at:
Her website http://www.viviana-mackade.blog/
Amazon Author page