Quintette of Questions: Vikki Holstein

Today I’m asking Vikki Holstein 5 questions about her new book!

1. What’s the name of your latest book – and how hard was it to pick a title?

Breaking Storm went through a few name changes before my editor suggested the name should reflect one of the elements that weave throughout the book. As soon as she suggested Breaking Storm, I knew it was the perfect title.

2. If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest book?

I’d pick Ryan Corr as Ethan, and Margo Robbie as Kelsey.

3. What five words best describe your story?

Emotional. Uplifting. Challenging. Tender. Intense

4. Who is your favourite fictional team/couple?

I’d have to say Eve Dallas and Roarke from J.D Robb’s “In Death” series. I love the growth between them throughout the series, and the way they each handle the challenging dynamics of their life together.

5. What song reflects a theme, character, relationship or scene in your book?

I had Yours by Russel Dickerson on repeat while writing a lot of Breaking Storm. It worked for both Ethan and Brian, but is mostly Brian’s theme song.

About Breaking Storm

Kelsey’s sole purpose in life is to keep four-year-old Pipa safe. Conceived in a violent, drug-induced rampage, Pipa is being hunted by the man responsible. He wants her dead, and no matter how far Kelsey and Pipa run, the brewing storm is never far behind.

Protection lies in Kelsey’s hometown of White Wattle Creek in the form of Ethan, the man who’d always been her safe place. The one she loved. And the one who broke her heart. But she not only has Ethan to face when she returns. The emotional abuse of her past and the truth surrounding Pipa’s existence both rain down on her from the clouds gathering overhead.

When Kelsey finally opens her heart to Ethan, her nightmares tip over into reality, and with Pipa’s future hanging in the balance, Kelsey must find the strength within to fight for their right to happiness… before the storm breaks.

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About Vikki Holstein

Vikki Holstein is the author of Breaking Storm, the first book in her romantic suspense series, ‘White Wattle Creek’. 

An avid reader from a young age, Vikki often escaped into other worlds and lives, and discovered romance novels at the age of fourteen. She devoured romance, fantasy, science fiction, horror, and anything else she could get her hands on until the year 2000, after her third child was born, and she decided to write what she hadn’t found in any book yet. A story like her own.

A survivor of childhood sexual abuse, her writing reflects the courage it takes to trust again, and the struggle to forgive ourselves on the journey to finding love, peace, and happiness. Her stories invariably feature horses as they were an integral part of her survival as a child and teenager.

Now a wife, mother, and storyteller, she lives in central Victoria, Australia, with her husband and herd of animals. When not writing, she spends time with her horses, helping her husband on his latest renovation project, reading, or gardening.

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So many book launches and author talks have had to be cancelled, I’ve decided to run as many Quintettes as I can to share some great upcoming work – and let you stock up on things to read while we’re all self-isolating.