The Devil’s Fire–Interview with Rue Volley

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Fire

Series:  The Devil’s
Gate Trilogy #2
Author:  Rue Volley
Published:  August
14th, 2015  
Publisher:  Hot Ink Press
Genre:  Erotic Mystery
Content Warning:  Sexually
explicit material, some BDSM play (mild) and violence (not in a sexual nature)
Recommended Age:  18+
 
Synopsis:
Seeking refuge, Abigail Watson returns home to mend a broken
heart, abandoning the city that she has grown to love and the job she worked
hard for years to attain.



Life allows for distraction, but it can’t bury the past.
Jack Landon has left an indelible mark on her.


A painful scar, a stolen kiss, a memory of what once was, or could be.


Jack is all of these things, and more. The haunting memories begin to consume
her with an unbridled passion.



His domination is absolute. Her submission begs for release.


Their lustful needs could destroy everything around them, turning flame to ash.
Friend to enemy, love to hate.


Where there’s smoke…you will find the Devil’s Fire.
 
 
 

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About the Author:
Rue Volley resides on Earth with her husband, Von Erik, and their two pug sons,
Momo and Oshi. She is an award-winning author, graphic artist, and
screenwriter. She is also the Creative/Marketing Director for Crushing Hearts
and Black Butterfly Publishing, and co-owner of Lovebites Production Company,
which specializes in Dark Fantasy Films.
 
 
 
 
We are so happy to have Rue Volley with us today!  We had some slight technical difficulties, but she’s with us now.
  • 1) Describe your relationship with a good book.

I want it to wake me up in the middle of the night and whisper in my ear. I want it to pop into my mind as I do random things and call me back to it. I want to read it again so that I can experience those emotions. A good book never leaves you, it becomes a part of you and remains there. Changing your life forever.

  • 2) When did you first start writing and what was the first thing that you wrote that you were proud of?

I started writing novels in 2009. It began with a book called Blood & Light. It was my first attempt at writing and a truly epic adventure about a girl who finds out that she is from a race of vampires who go all the way back to the beginning of creation on this earth. She is at the heart of an ongoing battle between the angels of heaven and Lucifer. The series was very personal to me. I dealt with the death of my father in it and my mother’s illness and subsequent death with breast cancer. It ended up being six novels long and has two bonus shorts included with it. The entire series is FREE from September 4th-7th. I am very proud of the fact that I completed it and it taught me so much about writing and how to develop engaging characters that would endure the test of time. Since then I have written many books, but the cast of Blood & Light will haunt me forever.

  • 3) Please describe your work ethic as an author.

I’m a workaholic. I wake up at 5 am and I work on my craft and promotion for about twelve hours a day. Every now and then I take a day off, but even then I share links from my phone when I’m away from my laptop. I think that one misconception about publishing is that it’s all about writing the book, to be honest, that’s the easiest part of this process. The work never ends once you draft it. Then you have to really edit it, polish it and release it with a promotional budget and set a comprehensive marketing plan for yourself. No one releases a book and kicks back. Anyone selling and profiting from this is working behind the scenes on it every single day. Trust me.

  • 4) How do you balance your work as an author with the other aspects of your life?

It isn’t easy. I have to force myself to shut things down and watch a movie with my husband. I can’t even remember the last time I took a real vacation. Lol Perhaps we will in 2016.

  • 5) Why did you write this book?

I think that it’s important to properly represent the BDSM world as I have seen it first-hand. Some people think that it’s abusive and it isn’t. Submissives actually hold all of the power. THEY choose to become submissive, the lure is finding someone who MAKES you WANT to submit. This series is about the psychological part of this game, which is the most seductive part to me and to anyone who really lives this lifestyle.

  • 6) What experiences from your past do you find yourself drawing upon repeatedly for inspiration in your work?

The fear of losing those closest to me, my sexual fetishes, and my passion for sharing bits and pieces of myself in every book. I can tell you that there are completely accurate accounts of things that I have experienced threaded into every book that I write.

  • 7) What do you hope to accomplish in the next five years, both as an author and in your outside life?

I would like to get to the point in my career where I can release less books and possibly get back to reading more. This schedule doesn’t allow for a lot of reading time and I miss that.

  • 8) Since you are a storyteller, please tell one good lie about yourself.

This will be my last series that I put out. hahahahaha

 
 
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Giveaway Details:
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
  • A $10 Amazon gift card and
    an ecopy of The Devil’s Gate (The
    Devil’s Gate Trilogy #1)

 

Giveaway is International.

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