Interview with V. Steele

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Georgia (USA). My favorite city is Savannah, Georgia. This city inspired my paranormal tendancies. Also growing up around good old southern boys inspired my cowboy romance fettish.
When did you first start writing?
Let's see now. I guess when I was in school. I had a really great creative writing teacher and she inspired me. I've been writing stories of my own for a couple of years.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book The Doctor's Orders was a work in progress for over a year. Then all of a sudden I felt inspired to finish it. I was sitting at the hospital waiting on someone and out walked a handsome doctor. I watched him taking in a pretty woman that walked in the door. All of a sudden I had my pad out writing the story.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I looked into the bigger publishers and realized I could make more money as a self published author. I use the services at Horseshoe Publishing to polish my work up, then I publish it. One day I might try to send something to a big publishing house, but for now I'm happy doing it this way.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has been great. I've been able to get my work on several platforms through them. I also get a lot of traffic to my blog through my Smashwords author page.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I guess the greatest joy for me is to see my finished work in my hands. I love to hold a book that says By: V. Steele. That's really cool. The royalty payments are great too, but the big reward is hearing from a fan that loves your work.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love my fans. I answer every email, question and piece of fan mail I receive. I love to hear from them. It's their opinion that makes my world go round as far as my writing is concerned.
What are you working on next?
Currently I'm working on the 2nd book in the My Prodigy Trilogy, "The Calm Before The Storm". It's a great series and I'm almost ready to publish this installment. It's a vampire romance based in Savannah. It delves into the lives of a vampire and the woman he falls in love with. He struggles with what he is. The last installment will coming shortly after and it will be "Nadia's Revenge". Keep a watch out for it. Oh and I have a 2nd book in the Chasing Cowboys series. It will be a Christmas romance.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite are Sylvia Day and Lilliana Hart. I love some of the classic romance writers such as Jane Austen too.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually search the genre I'm in the mood to read at that time. I like to try out new indie authors. You never know what you'll find in them.
What is your writing process?
Most of the time I make a few notes and then delve into the story. I've been listening to fellow authors that I follow and have now started to actually write an outline with the newer stories. It's actually helped my form.
Published 2013-08-29.
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Books by This Author

Mistletoe Kisses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,630. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Ginger was back home, but Chance wasn't happy about it. Could he keep his hands off her? Now Ginger was redecorating his house and around all the time. She was his best friends sister... That meant hands off. But sometimes what they don't know... Ginger had loved him all her life, but could she fit into his world? This is a sexy Christmas romance that will pull you in and keep you up.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,420. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Stetson knew working for his old flame wasn't the best idea, but he'd never been able to get her out of his mind. Now she was in danger and needed his protection, but who would protect her from him. Warning: This story contains mature themes and some language not appropriate for children. Intended for 18+ readers only.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,070. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A Short Sexy Christmas Romance that will make you want to get caught in a snowstorm… well, maybe just get rescued by a sexy millionaire… When a blizzard runs Lexi off the road, she’s forced to get out and walk. All she wanted was a quiet, private Christmas without all the lights and laughter. Then a voice in the storm saves her. Can one night change them forever?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Adult
It was time for Natalie to learn what Roan was, a vampire prince. Could she handle the truth? Would Roan be able to let her go if she ran? Natalie had a decision to make and it would affect them both. If she chose not to stay, Roan was prepared to go underground until the hurting stopped, if it ever did. Then as she gave her answer, he realized that either way, she’d be his…
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,700. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Justin, the oldest of the Lane brothers (and the wildest), was finally home. Coming back was easy, now all he had to do was get back into his old life. Then he set eyes on Kristy Barnes, his best friend’s younger sister. She’d grown up since he’d been away and Justin was having a hard time focusing on right and wrong. The right thing would be to leave her alone, but Justin didn't do right!
White Roses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,340. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When the young and vulnerable Valerie takes a job to pay off her student loans while playing piano by night, she never expects her bad boy billionaire boss to offer her the opportunity of a lifetime. She soon realizes that her new job comes with him teaching her the art of seduction.
Passion for the Weekend
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,940. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Weekend flings were not Jordan's thing, but the moment she met Geno all sense of right and wrong left her. They had an instant sexual attraction and within the hour, they were in the sand, digging in. But at the end of the week, he drops a bombshell leaving Jordan with a life changing decision. Warning: This story contains mature themes. Intended for 18+ readers only.
Seeking Life, Finding Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,360. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
One night of drinking ended in a mistake that would haunt them both. Then years later, Sophie hires Dallas to be her adventure guide on the trip of a lifetime. They put the past behind them, or so they think. When things get close on the trip, things heat up to a level that neither can deny. The old spark ignites into a firestorm of desire that’s almost too hot to handle.
My Prodigy Trilogy Box Set
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,580. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Adult
This book contains all 3 books in the Trilogy: The Trilogy is a fast paced, vampire romance that takes you from day one and catapults you into the passionate romance between Sebastion and Natalie. Includes Sweet Innocence, The Calm Before The Storm, & Nadia's Revenge.
Nadia's Revenge
Series: My Prodigy. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,250. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Nicole and Sebastian start their new life together but Nadia, Sebastian's maker, has other plans. Her revenge takes them to a dark place and forces Sebastian to make a decision he never wanted to make. Can he do it to save her or will he lose her forever?
As the Storm Passes
Series: The Storm. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,100. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
He's a sexy billionaire, she's his employee, but together they are a storm waiting to happen. Serena Pearson spent one night with a stranger, no names, no personal questions. Derek Browning is a bad boy billionaire, the stranger that fills Serena’s every thought. What happens when Derek buys out the company she works for, she’s forced to see him every day as her boss?
Series: As My Heart Beats Novella Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Powerfully seductive and mysterious… Roan… After one night with Roan, Natalie was lost to what could be between them. He’d made her feel so alive, but something in his eyes told her there was more to him than what he was telling her. The second date turned out to be more explosive than the first, leaving her breathless and needing more, but something was wrong. Will she be able to resist him?
Fireman's Desire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,500. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Chad Hawkins is used to getting what he wants, and he gets it when he wants it. When April Lindsey’s apartment catches on fire and he is the first fireman on the scene he expects his controlling ways to work but she sees right through him. For the first time in Chad’s life, he has to work to keep the girl. And April has to decide if she can live in a world that before now she saw as horrifying.
Captive Lover
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,770. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Two years ago he left her at the altar, broken and angry…. Now he’s back, but this time to save her life from the man he’d been chasing for years. Will she forgive him for the past? The old attraction is still there as things heat up in this thrilling story filled with unforgotten love, sexual tension and danger at every turn… even from those they thought could be trusted.
One Night In The Storm
Series: The Storm. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Adult
The storm had her body strumming with desire that needed to be fed. Life had him needing to find mind blowing release. Together they decide no names, no strings, just sex, hard, unrelenting, mind blowing sex. They're both surprised at their compatibility. In the end they walk away as they agree, but will it be forever... Can they keep up with the no strings rule after One Night in the Storm...
25 Days to Christmas
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,270. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Desi decides that she needs a man before Christmas and she only has 25 days to do it. With her best friend, Drake, helping her make a “Wish List” she is sure to find the one because he knows her better than anyone. When an unexpected name appears on the list, Desi is forced to make a decision that could change everything she is accustomed to. Her fun and surprising journey for love is sure to put
How My Cowboy Loves Me
Series: Chasing Cowboys. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,840. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Western
Five years ago, Abby left town, vowing to never return. The pain of seeing Cole with another woman was more than she could take. She made a new life for herself, turning the love in her heart off. Now Cole is in a coma from a rodeo accident. Abby returns at the request of his sister, but she refuses to unlock her heart, but one look at his broken body could be her undoing.
Series: As My Heart Beats Novella Series, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Roan had searched forever for his soul mate. One night stands had grown old to him, he wanted more. The first time he saw Natalie across the bar he knew she was the one. He had to have her. Could he be patient and wait to make her truly his? When their eyes collide the chemistry is electric. One night could be his undoing or could be her last as he holds on by a quickly fraying tether.
Passion For A Lifetime
Series: Passion In The Sand Short Story Series, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
True love comes once in a lifetime, but what happens when you let it go too soon? Rae loved Adam, but he left her to pursue his dreams. Then a rebound marriage goes bad after twenty years of struggles. Rae takes a trip to the beach to get her head straight and gets a surprise gift that she’s waited twenty years for. The passion that’s built for so long explodes into a weekend of discovery.
My Obsessed Cowboy
Series: Chasing Cowboys, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,380. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Westerns/Cowboys, Fiction » Romance » Adult
From the moment Tess sees the new horse trainer at her family’s ranch, she’s interested. Her young body responds to his sweaty, muscular body as he works in the arena. Kyle’s body responds to her too. He takes his time, letting her watch him from a distance. She waits and wonders will he find her? If he does, will she be able to resist his body? Deep down she knows she can’t resist him.
Calm Before The Storm
Series: My Prodigy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,270. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Nicole and Sebastian were worlds apart, but the love they shared was one in the same. She wanted to spend eternity with him, but could he do it? When his maker Nadia finds out about Nicole she sets out to end her. Their passion filled nights bring on feelings and changes in their lives. This 2nd book is filled with intrigue, hot passion and a surprise ending…
The Christmas Gift From The Past
Series: Chasing Cowboys, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,860. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Western
Ten years ago he stole her heart and her innocence and then walked away. Now she’s come home for Christmas for the first time and he steps back in to take up where they left off. Can she resist his cowboy charm? Will she give in to her body’s urgent need of him and let go of ten years of frustration? Find out in this short, quick tale of long ago love with a new twist…
The Doctor's Orders
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
One look, One touch, Souls joined. She took just a simple jog in the park. He went to clear his head after a twelve hour shift in surgery. Neither knew that one moment would define their future. Soul Mates are forever. Some never find theirs, others just pass them by, and then for those lucky few find them and never let them go.
After Hours
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,560. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Tori knew when she took the job with millionaire Rick Camden that life would be exciting. Rick had never met a woman that mesmerized him as she did and he wanted her. When they were alone the sparks flew and passion took over. It was no longer just lust, but something more. The heat they produced was explosive. Could they keep their hot, lust for one another only in the After Hours?
Not This TIme
Series: Chasing Cowboys, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,590. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
This is the 1st book in the "Chasing Cowboys" series. Rachel can't keep from loving Luke. He's a true cowboy from his dusty cowboy boots to his black Stetson. But the one thing Luke does best is leave when things heat up. Can Rachel keep him home this time? Will love slip in and replace the rodeo? It’s a story of long lived Lust, Passion, Horses and one hot cowboy...
Sweet Innocence
Series: My Prodigy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,030. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
When Nicole moved to Savannah all she wanted was to have a quiet life. The house next door draws her, but why? She feels as though she’s never alone. When she finally meets the owner, passion ignites a fire that only he can quench, but at what cost to her soul. Once she’s his will he let her go? Will she live through one night of passion with Sebastian? Would she be able to refuse if she tried.