Monday, March 16, 2009


Novelist Extraordinaire: Victoria Dahl


Victoria Dahl started 2009 with two historical romances under her belt. Most authors would've continued on with writing one to two historicals a year for a few years. Not so with Victoria. With a slate of seven releases this year, in a variety of sub-genres and many firsts, she's completely redefined herself in her readers' minds. And left one fan in particular, moi, in awe!

 Victoria Dahl January 2009: Talk Me Down, first rom-com contemp.

February 2009: "Lessons in Pleasure" in the Lords of Desire, first novella in a historical anthology.

June 2009: The Wicked West is the erotic novella written by Molly from Talk Me Down, first romantica and first e-book.

One Week as Lovers by Victoria DahlJuly 2009: Start Me Up, second contemp.

August 2009: One Week as Lovers, third historical.

September 2009: "Laird of Midnight" in Highland Beast, first higlander medieval and first paranormal anthology.

January 2010: Lead Me On, third contemp.

Victoria is a writing talent readers will most certainly not want to miss!!!


19 comments:

Diane Gaston said...

yike. I'm exhausted just reading about it.
(Good for you, Victoria!)

Maggie Robinson said...

Holy cow. The rest of us are slackers! I have Talk Me Down in my TBR pile and look forward to reading it.

Keira Soleore said...

Diane and Maggie, she's flat-out amazing, isn't she?

Maggie, you'll really enjoy TMD.

Elyssa Papa said...

Victoria Dahl amazes me with her publishing and writing schedule. Wow is right!

Stephanie J said...

WHOA this is impressive! I had no idea! I'm lucky to have a fellow blogger who turned me on to the talented Victoria and I can't wait to see everything in store!

Keira Soleore said...

I know Victoria will laugh and laugh when she reads this, but it's true: She's highly organized and very hard-working. Even if you were single and independently wealthy, this would be so-so-so tough and with a family? I have no idea how she does it. I think she doesn't eat or sleep and barely breathes.

PJ said...

I think she doesn't eat or sleep and barely breathes.

I'd say you nailed it, Keira. I don't know how else she could accomplish it all. I love Victoria's historicals and have Talk Me Down in my tbr. I'm looking forward to reading it!

Victoria Dahl said...

I know Victoria will laugh and laugh when she reads this, but it's true: She's highly organized and very hard-working.

Oh, you KNEW that would bring me out of lurk mode, didn't you?! LOL

Thank you SO MUCH, Keira. You're very sweet, and even I hadn't registered how many firsts I've had this year. I think I've said it before, but seeing it in someone else's words made me feel very warm and fuzzy. And frightened. And tired. *g*

And no, I'm not organized. But I've always been good at pulling all-nighters and getting work finished just in the nick of time! And my house is... Well, let's put it this way. My hubby looked around at all the dishes on the counter yesterday (yes, the counter. The sink is already full) and said, "Um, maybe we should be using paper cups in the future." I make a home-cooked meal about once a week and then crow about it for a few days to try to extend the good will.

Vanessa Kelly said...

My God, Victoria! You are an inspiration! Frightening, but inspiring.

Keira Soleore said...

PJ, in addition to not eating and sleeping and barely breathing, Victoria has a husband who's verrrry understanding. He even works in the house. Perhaps, HE's the one we should be thanking for this marvelous slew of creativity from Victoria. As we all know, nothing kills of creativity faster than a vacuum cleaner, a washing machine, or the dish soap.

Keira Soleore said...

Vicky, your productivity is having a frightening effect on yourself and other writers (Vanessa). Your husband one of the few keeping faith. He needs a giant boquet of roses in appreciation.

Vanessa, inspirational is right. But it's an achievement so far out of my reach that I cannot even think of what it would mean to apply it to myself.

Victoria Dahl said...

Oh, no he does NOT work in the house. Bite your tongue! He used to work from home, but that was back when I had toddlers and was mostly using the writing excuse to get out of the house.

Now I consider my writing a full time job, though I admittedly have no commute. Technically I suppose I could be doing housework during that time, but... Ew.

Victoria Dahl said...

Keira, weren't you just roasting plums or something this morning??? You've got to throw your family to the elements. *g*

You know when I make a hot breakfast? Father's Day! Sometimes his birthday. But in both instances he doesn't wake up till eleven anyway. *g* The kids eat cereal or oatmeal. Which is, technically, hot, so it looks like I'm an awesome mom after all!!!

Keira Soleore said...

Even *I* don't make hot breakfasts, except for oatmeal or poached eggs. The hot breakfasts are for the weekend and between Hubby and Miss Wee. They scheme, they cook, they eat. Once they added popcorn to their pancakes. (shudder)

I wasn't roasting plums on a stick by an open fire or anything troll-like. Take whole plum. Butter on the outside. Stick in dish. Roast at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Voila. Dessert.

Cooking's for the birds, eh? Hmm. That idea does have merit. However, laundry is my bete noir.

Victoria Dahl said...

Hmm. That sounds good! I don't mind cooking so much. (Except that I lose steam after five.) It's the cooking PLUS all the dishes you make that drives me insane. Adding insult to injury. Haven't found a way to roast chicken in a paper plate yet. Though I do line pan with foil for EASIER cleaning. Also, love, love, LOVE those crock pot liners.

Keira Soleore said...

Another reason for you to move to Seattle. Over here, hot, ready-to-eat roasted chicken comes skrinked-wrapped at the grocery store. Heats very nicely on a paper plate.

Victoria Dahl said...

HAHAHA

You got me.

Carol said...

Victoria, you are absolutely amazing - keep going, you will have me as a fan forever!

Keira Soleore said...

Carol, thanks for visiting. Aren't Victoria's books just fantastic? Lancaster--he's absolutely sigh-swoon-worthy.