Meet A Lady In Red: M.V. Freeman

Hello, it’s a pleasure to be here and introduce myself. I write under my pen name M.V. Freeman because I need to keep my professional life separate, although, it is not far from my real name.

I am married to my own hero and have two children–daughters. My husband, who came from all boys, once asked me when our daughters were young “Girls cry a lot don’t they?” —Yes and chocolate is the safest bet.  As you can tell, it’s *always* an adventure and I adore it.

I live in the southeast and find any excuse possible to explore other parts of the country.

Questions:

What’s your secret Passion? Oh, Coffee, Kettle bells, and Vampire diaries…wait, this is supposed to be serious.  Writing. That is my not so secret passion but it is why I am here.

If you didn’t live where you do, where would you live? Why? I would live in San Francisco or Dublin Ireland.  For me, San Francisco is a fascinating city, you can walk everywhere and it never gets too hot or too cold.  I lived there when I was younger. Alas—I can’t afford to live there.  So, I just admire it when I can.  And as for Dublin Ireland—not hard to guess—the Irish. Beer. And it rains a lot–never gets too cold or hot (sense the pattern here?) I’ve never been.  Then why add it? Because I totally expect to visit someday. Soon. I hope.  I can’t forget Montana–that’s also on my list….I really, really want to visit there too. (Pam and Rionna, I may take you up on those offers!)

 What’s the first creative writing you remember doing outside a class?  Drawing and writing. I’ve always needed to do something creative.  I remember drawing stories as young as five…(my first introduction to graphic novels/comic books).  My career in graphic novels did not pan out—but writing won the day.

Why do you write romance novels?  I write romance novels because I like the tension of it –the sparks between two people who normally wouldn’t meet. It’s what makes me turn the page when I read. Plus, you can put romance in any genre– Fantasy, Mystery, Suspense…and it adds something exciting.  That’s why I write it. Of course—there is the happily ever after, because when I finish a book as a reader and writer there has to be something that makes you smile.

 What else do you write?  I also write Young Adult Urban Fantasy and I know I have one contemporary mapped out, but honestly it Urban Fantasy/Paranormal that are my favorite genre’s to write.

Do you identify closely with one particular character? How? Oooh, this is a tough one. The one I truly identify with is my secondary character in my current book INCANDESCENT. Her name is Mina—she’s awkward, a bit strange, and endearing. She tries her best to help, but makes things worse. She also prefers to dress like a Goth. (I have Goth like tendencies—but I must live vicariously through my characters).

 The best part about my writing life is:  I get to explore those people, stories and worlds I imagine. I also get to meet other really cool writers who inspire me when I go to a conference or a chapter meeting.

The worst part about my writing life isThe hardest part—is the business side and marketing. If I could get minions to do this for me I would, but I cannot.  So now, I must learn to balance it all—so I can find time to write.  It still drives me to drink way too much caffeine.

Give us a hint about what the next book’s like. It’s not contracted, but the next book after INCANDESCENT is the second in the series , it features a heroine who tries to right a wrong she helped create, while convincing the hero he loves her. It’s set in world I created in the first book—of elementals, the mob, and dastardly deeds.

Thanks again for coming by! I’ll be back to talk about my upcoming book release later this month. Until then I will be writing furiously.

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36 Comments

  1. You are the author of that amazing, super cool fire cover book??!! I wanted to buy your book just from the cover and title. I never do that. Very best of luck to you, M.V.!
    -R.T. Wolfe
    http://www.rtwolfe.com

    • Thank you so much! R.T.–I love the cover of that book and is a great representation of the story. You made my day! 😉

  2. I love this post by M.V. Freemen. This is an author on the move. I have had the pleasure of reading her manuscript Incandescent. I’m not a paranormal reader. I don’t even allow my husband to kiss my neck let alone anything with fangs, but she sucked me in hook, line, and sinker. I can not wait for her next blog when she reveals her characters and the plot. This is awesome. M.V. Freeman is one to watch.
    Tessa

    • Tessa–you are the most kind, and I am humbled by your words. Thank you. You also have a way with words–I adore your cowboys. 😉

  3. Hi, M.V. Great post! I love your book title. When does it debut?

    And as for Dublin, my husband and I went there this summer. It’s a spectacular city…and SO literary. We spent hours in the Writers’ Museum.

    • Hi Susan!,
      Oooh, you are selling me on Dublin even more. I would love to go. And I would also spend hours at the Writer’s Museum–what a wonderful place to go!

      As for my debut–it is August 27th. I confess, I can hardly wait.!

  4. M.V.
    I love your cover art and you need to get cranking on that next book because we all need a little romance these days.

    • Thanks Ginny–I am writing..and revising right now. Thank you…it inspires me to keep on going!

  5. Congratulations on your book.
    My Crimson Romance release is also a paranormal story. I’m looking forward to reading yours and compare notes.

  6. I’m so glad the rest of the world will have a chance to read your story, M.V. Loved it. Your hero cracked me up, in all the right ways.

    • Thanks Callie! I loved that hero. It is hard to move on to another. Ah well. He’ll show up in the second book, because he refuses not to be the center of attention. LOL

  7. So nice to get to know another Crimson author better. I’d love to live in Ireland too, although I’ve never been there either, but it just looks so lush and those rolling hills! They speak to my soul. Montana sounds pretty nice too.
    Congratulations on your release. Incandescent sounds like a great read!

    • Hi Sharon! A pleasure to meet you as well…and oh yes, Ireland just calls to me. And Montana–I’ve met some of the most interesting people from there.
      And thank you for your well wishes! 🙂

  8. So nice to meet you! And I love paranormal, will definitely be checking Incandescent out!
    Best wishe for many sales!

  9. Congratulations and Best Wishes!

  10. Congratulations on your book and all the best wishes to you! I’m looking forward to reading it and seeing more. If you get time out of your busy schedule, let me know and I’ll go to Dublin with you 🙂

    • Oh, I’d so take you Cathy! I am *dying* to go. And now I know there is a Writer’s Museum–like even more a draw. It would be a lot of fun…now to get the funds to do it. Hmm, I wonder if they’d fund us as a writer’s sabbatical…

  11. So excited for you, M.V.! Wishes you many, many sales! And can you pack me in your suitcase when you go to Dublin? As a 100% red-headed Irish girl, it’s on my bucket list of places to visit 🙂

    • Yes! Marlo–I think we should make it a group thing. Writers in Dublin. Things could get interesting. 🙂 And thank you!

  12. Fantastic interview! Congrats on the new book and I wish you tons of success 🙂

  13. Great interview, M.V. Incandescent sounds deliciously fun, I love the humor/paranormal mix. And you are welcome to Montana anytime! There will always be a place to stay here for any of you roaming romance writers!!

    • Thanks Pam, just watch…there you’ll be and suddenly there will a bunch of us! But I really do want to come see that state.
      And thank you for your kind words! 😉

  14. Hey, hey, hey!!! M. V. Freeman’s book Incandescent is going to rock everyone’s world. I’ve pre-ordered a copy already and urge everyone else to as well. Love an Alpha male who knows who he is and what he wants, that is… until he meets his match. Throw in a Russian accent and I’m hooked for life.

    M.V., I’m so proud of you and extremely honored I can call you my friend. Look out world! Incandescent is almost in the house!

    The bestest wishes for success, M.V.!

    • Kathy–you make me laugh! Thank you and hugs for such a great shout out! you are awesome. 🙂

  15. Shoot! Katherine wrote my post….
    S’okay, I can’t wait for Aug 27 to come around so my preorder digimagically appears on my kindle.
    And red looks good on you M.v….
    Salud!

    • Thank you Pamela! I *adore* red. And thank you so much. 😉
      Cheers! 😉

  16. So my question is – do you drink coffee while using kettle bells and watching vampire diaries 🙂

    • Yes I do Heather..and sometimes Wine….too. It gets tricky, that’s all I’m sayin’

  17. Oh, another kindred soul! I also love Vampire Diaries, Ireland, and beer, not in that order. I’m hopping over to Goodreads now so that I can put “Incandescent” on my TBR list! Thanks for introducing yourself to us with such flair!

    • Thank so much M.J.–I like finding kindred souls! 😉 You are awesome!


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