Very recently, I discovered the amazingness that is Victoria Scott. About a month ago, her brand new novel, Fire and Flood, was released in bookstores. To celebrate the release, she and Jessica Brody-whose second Unremembered novel, Unforgotten, released the same day as Fire and Flood-did an online video chat. This is the first time that I had really heard of Victoria and Fire and Flood sounded amazing. I picked it up at the bookstore on my birthday, and busted through the book in a matter of hours! You should check out my review, and then run to the store to pick up a copy.
I knew as soon as I read this book, and immediately fell in love with it, that I had to spotlight her on this very blog. So that’s what I’m doing, so sit back, relax and enjoy learning about a really terrific author.
About Victoria Scott
Victoria is a YA author living in Dallas, TX with her husband. According to her website, she’s ridiculously afraid of monkeys, and is obsessed with cotton candy. She has her Dante Walker trilogy through Entangled Teen and of course, Fire and Flood by Scholastic. Another amazing fact about Victoria? She, like me, does not require coffee when writing. Who knew there were others like me out there!
You can find Victoria on these various platforms:
About Her Books:
And yes, this is taken directly from her website!
The Collector (#1 in the Dante Walker Series)
Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence have made him one of Hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple: weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.
Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal-opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:
Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within ten days.
Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of Hell. But after Dante meets the quirky Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect, he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector…and uncover emotions deeply buried.
About Fire and Flood (#1 in Fire and Flood Trilogy)
Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can’t determine what’s wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She’s lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying—and she’s helpless to change anything.
Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It’s an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother’s illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there’s no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.
The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can’t trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?
Interview with Victoria
Sara: What are the best parts of being a published author?
Victoria: Meeting readers, and using “doing research” as an excuse to do new, fun things.
Sara: Where did you get the idea for Pandoras? What kind of Pandora would you have?
Victoria: I knew I wanted to write a book involving animals, and I think having an animal with a magical ability has always been a dream of mine. I would absolutely have a lion Pandora!
Sara: What advice would you give to an aspiring author?
Victoria: Read as much as you can in your genre. Read books on the craft, too. And finally, writing something that you would want to read.
Sara: Who are some authors that are inspirational to you? Who are some authors that you purely enjoy reading? Or both!
Victoria: Authors that inspire me, and that I enjoy reading, are Rae Carson, Beth Revis, and Andrea Cremer. Oh, and Rick Yancey! I loved the 5th Wave.
Sara: What can we expect from Tella, Guy and the rest of the gang in the future?
Victoria: More danger, higher stakes, and new Pandoras. That’s about all I can share for now. *wink wink*
Sara: I ask this to everyone, because its SUCH a fun question: who is your fictional crush?
Victoria: Oooh, good one. Probably Hector from Girl of Fire and Thorns. So crush worthy!
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Thank you VERY much, Victoria, for writing such amazing books and for coming by What A Nerd Girl Says to share!
Now, my dear friends and followers, make sure to go to all the links above and check Victoria and her books out. You will NOT regret it!