Polyamorous Relationships: What’s the Deal?

These days it’s challenging to understand all the relationship rules between two people. Add a couple or more people into the mix and it’s enough to make your head spin. But what is polyamory exactly? Is it just a free for all? Something to avoid commitment? What about sanctity of marriage or being in a… Read More

1 Our Christmas Bell

The last ornament to go on every Christmas tree I put up—the Christmas bell. Let me take you back many years.  I had graduated from Texas Tech in May and by the end of August was teaching my first year in Amarillo, Texas. My husband of less than a year was in the army at… Read More

Who doesn’t love Christmas cookies?

In my book, The Mistletoe Trap, my hero and heroine, who are best friends, start flirting and food fighting as they decorate cookies. And maybe it’s all the mistletoe their families have hung, but suddenly the decorating session turns into a kissing session. Luckily kissing burns calories, because Gavin’s an NFL quarterback who likes to… Read More

Can a young woman defy the role she has been groomed to play?

My Ebook Journey to Victory will be FREE ON AMAZON November 19th-23rd! In the early 1770’s, Christiane Pelletier, an extraordinarily beautiful young woman, is next in a line of courtesans who have been favorites at the French court during the reigns of two monarchs. Yet she longs to be the beloved wife of one man,… Read More

Why Romance is Even More Relevant this Year…

Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by today. I’m Victoria James, romance author of sweet, small-town contemporary romances. It just doesn’t feel like Christmas if I don’t read-or write-a holiday book. They are hands down my favorite to read and write. This has been quite a year for everyone. And I know, more than ever,… Read More

1 Nadia Comaneci, Bart Conner, and Me by Shae Connor

One of the reasons I wrote Rough and Tumble was because I’m a gymnastics fan. When I started thinking about doing a college sports romance series, gymnastics was the sport on the top of my list. I had to do some research about collegiate gymnastics, but for the sport itself, I just had to go… Read More

1 How writing plus-size characters has helped me embrace my body

Body image is something that has always been a challenging topic for me. I was always very athletic and active, studying multiple forms of dance, from ballet to jazz to tap to hip hop. I played softball and took part in track and field activities at my school. But I also developed very quickly and… Read More

8 Dominant, protective cowboys – what’s not to love?

Have you ever had a life-altering experience? Mine took place when I survived a three-car accident as a young newlywed. Unable to return to a full-time job after months in the hospital, I found myself bored to tears sitting at home. Then my aunt handed me a romance novel and my love affair with books… Read More