Vicki Hopkins


Vicki started her writing career somewhat late in life, but can attest to the fact that it is never too late to follow your dreams. Her debut novel was released in 2009, and six books later and another on the way, she doesn't think she will stop any time soon. She is an award-winning and best selling author in historical sagas/historical romance. She also writes contemporary romance under the pen name of J.D. Burrows.

With Russian blood on her father's side and English on her mother's, she blames her ancestors for the lethal combination in her genes that influence her stories. Tragedy and drama might be found between her pages, but she eventually gives her readers a happy ending.

She lives in the beautiful, but rainy, Pacific Northwest with a pesky cat who refuses to let her sleep in. Her hobbies include researching her English ancestry, traveling to England when she can afford it, and plotting her next book.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book, The Price of Love, is a continuation of my family saga, The Legacy Series. It was a difficult book to write because of the expectations of readers who loved book one and two. Now, I'm being begged for number four! Finally, I've relented to write The Price of Passion, but make no promises upon timelines and release.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I became an indie author because I pursued writing late in life. Who wants to wait years at my age to find an agent or publisher? I shudder to think I could have died and never made it in print waiting for someone to pick up a book. After networking with others, I learned about the publishing industry, cover design, interior design, editing, marketing, and distribution. It's been an education that I do not regret and have enjoyed because of the freedom being an indie affords me.
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Where to find Vicki Hopkins online

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The Price of Love (Book Three The Legacy Series)
The story continues and a kidnapped child has grown into a young woman. When she seeks answers to her past, a sordid tale of affairs, deceit, adultery, vengeance, and revenge unfold before her eyes.

The Price of Innocence Audio Trailer
Audio book trailer as narrated by Stevie Zimmerman. Audio version for sale on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

The Price of Deception Audio Trailer
Audio Book trailer as narrated by Steve Marvel. Audio version available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

The Phantom of Valletta Audio Book Trailer
Audio book trailer as narrated by Keith L. O'Brien. Audio version available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

Dark Persuasion Audio Book Trailer
Dark Persuasion audio book trailer as narrated by Lorna Bennett. Audio version available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.


The Legacy Series (Box Set - Books 1, 2, 3)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 255,910. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
From the brothels of Paris in 1878 to the English aristocracy in 1905, follow the saga of one man and one woman who overcome their differences of class to find lasting love. Each character pays the price of innocence, deception, and love, until in the end, a broken family is healed from the tragedy of the past.
The Price of Love
Series: The Legacy Series, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,620. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The Legacy Series family saga continues into the Edwardian era. Each character has paid the price for innocence and deception. Now discover the price paid for love.
Dark Persuasion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,360. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Charlotte Gray couldn’t believe that anyone in high society would care to introduce her to potential suitors. After all, an accident left her blind at the age of eight. Her aristocratic neighbors have taken a peculiar interest in her welfare and offer to hold a debutante ball in her honor. When two rival brothers vie for her affections, she soon learns that love can be blind for everyone-even her.
The Price of Deception
Series: The Legacy Series, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,970. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Book Five years after releasing the love of his life to another man, Duke Robert Holland struggles with remorse about his past decisions. Chained in a loveless marriage of convenience and strangled by duty, he wallows in regret. Everything in his life changes, when on holiday in Paris, he meets a young boy and his former rival. Book 2,of The Legacy Series, continues his search for truth and love.
The Phantom of Valletta
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,760. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
Another chapter in the life of the infamous Phantom of the Opera continues, as he leaves Paris and moves to Malta in search of a new beginning. Clothed in secrecy, he purchases the Royal Opera House in Valletta, which has been destroyed by a devastating fire. In an attempt to bury the pain of his past, the burned-out shell becomes his new obsession and driving force to live.
The Price of Innocence
Series: The Legacy Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 81,310. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Debut historical romance that leads its readers on a fascinating journey into 1878. Follow the struggles of one woman, who finds herself homeless on the streets of Paris desperately trying to survive. From a charity house to a house of ill repute, the story will keep you up all night reading until you discover the outcome of one woman's journey from innocence to maturity. First in a series.

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