Uhh this one sounds like a fun ride!
The story is The Witch of the Prophecy (The Prophecy Trilogy Book 1) by Victoria Jayne, a Paranormal Romance.
Divina’s had it with the prophecy. Divina’s not convinced the prophecy is about her. Her manipulative vampire ex-boyfriend, Rori, is reluctant to give up his love for her to pursue the throne. Meanwhile, the wolf shifter meant to claim Divina doesn’t believe in the prophecy. However, he does believe Divina is his mate.
With the pressures of the prophecy and the most powerful coven in the present-day United States, Divina is left to choose between complying with the prophecy and mating with Aric—or leaving it all behind to allow the catastrophic possibility of supernatural beings getting exposed to humans.
Chatting with the Author
Growing up on the Jersey Shore, Victoria was an insatiable reader. She adored getting lost in the worlds others created for her. During her early teen years, she enjoyed the works of R.L. Stein and S.E. Hinton. As she got older, she drifted into the worlds provided for her by Anne Rice, Suzanne Wright, J.D. Tyler, Joanna Wylde, Cherise Sinclair, Dianne Duvall, and Elisabeth Naughton, to name a few. These writers spawned her love affair with both the romance genre and the world of the supernatural.
Victoria started writing as a hobby while still in high school. Now her days are spent writing, enjoying time with her husband, and her two children. She still lives in New Jersey. Victoria is a New Jersey Devils Hockey fan, an avid SecondLife Roleplayer, and a Netflix binge watcher.
I had the pleasure to have Victoria here, and here’s our chat.
Hi Victoria, and thank you for coming by!
So, how did you come up with the idea for your book?
I’m not really sure. The characters came to me and told me who they were. I know it sounds weird but it was kind of like a whisper “I’m a Romani fortune teller,” and I went to Pinterest and wham, there she was. That was Divina. I want to do a shifter book because I love love love me some wolf shifters, so he came next, Aric, and he is pretty much Jason Mamoa. Rori was a bit harder. He was an old vampire, so I found a painting of a young man with no name, yeah, that was Rori. So I knew who they were, I just wasn’t sure how they fit together. They just kept telling me more about them the more research I did. The more stuff I added to the Pinterest boards the more their story came together.
If your novel were being made into a movie, whom would you pick to play the lead roles?
Divina is a dark haired Olivia Wilde. Think 13 from House.
Aric is Jason Mamoa
Rori is a little bit different. I have such a clear image of Rori, I had a harder time casting him but Im going with Ben Barnes. I really think I just fell in love with the look on his face because that is a very Rori look.
If your story had a soundtrack, which song would it be?
Something from an Orchestra. I can’t tie the three of them to one song. They are so different. I can’t imagine one song to encompass all three of them.
What is the main thing you want readers to take away from your book?
Don’t let anyone else tell you how to live your life. It’s yours. Live it, and love who you want.
What are you working on now?
I am working on the final edits of the sequel to The Witch of the Prophecy and am actively writing the first draft of the final book.
Do you have a day job?
Yes I do. I work full time for the state of New Jersey in the Division of Developmental Disabilities.
What started you on the path to writing?
When I was 16, we had a substitute English Teacher and she asked us to write a short story. I wrote one about skipping school with my friends, and doing a Ferris Bueller’s Day off sort of thing but instead we ended up getting in trouble and there was a shooting.
The biggest surprise you had after becoming a writer
Marketing is HARD!! Promoting your work is HARD!
Do you have quirky writing habits?
I speak my dialogue sometimes. I use funny accents. I do this I’m puttering around. I do this when no one is around to hear me.
Which kind of scenes are the hardest for you to write? Action, dialogue, sex?
Action is hard for me. I feel like I stumble with the “he did” “she did” “they did” instead of being in the moment. I become like a reporter.
Is there anything about the writing life that you think is misunderstood by the public?
Marketing for sure. Publishers don’t market your book. No one is going to market your book. You have to figure out how to get people to see it to buy it.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Playing with my kids. I have a 2 year old and a 4 month old at home. I have a husband who loves to cuddle and watch TV. I also roleplay on second life.
What are your top three favorite books of all time?
Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan, Feral Sins by Suzanne Wright, and Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Best song ever written.
It’s a toss-up between “Here’s to Us” by Halestorm. It was the last song we played at our reception after my husband and I got married. I also really like “This Afternoon” by Nickleback. It’s so chill and relaxed, makes me feel good. Reminds me of when I was in high school hanging out with my friends. Probably not the best songs for everyone else but for me they have a lot of meaning and invoke emotions and for that they are the best.
Worst song ever written.
Baby Shark. Dear God that song is like an ear worm. It won’t go away.
Who would you want to be for 1 day and why? ( It can be anyone living or dead).
Someone who has their shit together? Can that be an answer? I totally don’t have my shit together.
What turns you on?
I’m into power exchange. So, Alpha males.
What turns you off?
Indecision, lack of conviction.
A pet peeve.
When I ask a question and the answer is not to the question I asked.
What bill do you hate paying the most?
Up early or sleep in
I have a 4 month old and a 2 year old. While I used to be a sleep in kinda girl, now I get up close to dawn
Is marriage outdated?
Nah, I kinda like it.
What famous person would you like to have dinner with?
Kevin Smith. I feel like he’d be a hell of a lot of fun to talk to
What is your least favorite thing about humanity?
Our tendency to segregate and shun that which is different from us
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Feel free to check out Victoria’s website for the latest updates on her work at http://www.AuthorVictoriaJayne.com