Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Road to Nowhere
V.E. Avance
March 3, 2015

After a drug induced stupor, Tommy is stunned to realize he is in the county jail. His memories are foggy and he has no recollection of what he could have done to land him there.
When two detectives inform him of the charges against him, his life begins to spiral. His anger reaches a boiling point as he recalls the years of child abuse, drug abuse and domestic violence that has led up to this moment.
Can Tommy possibly change the person he has become or has too much damage been done? Can he make amends for the horrific actions that landed him in jail?
This is a riveting story about circumstances, acceptance and, ultimately, forgiveness.

***Book contains adult language and situations. Not suitable for all readers***

About the Author
V.E. Avance grew up in Central California. She is a survivor of both child abuse and domestic violence. Instead of allowing her circumstances to define her, she has risen above and beyond. Though it hasn't always been an easy road, she chose to fight and struggle to pull herself from the depths of depression and anxiety. Though she cannot change the past, she is solely in charge of her future and refused to continue down the path of self-destruction that her abusers instilled in her.

On the Edge series was developed out of her strong will and determination. At the time the books were written, past events were haunting her every thought. She, like her main character, was falling down a rabbit hole. With every word she wrote, she was able to pull herself out of that hole. Now that Abby's story is done, V.E. Avance is on solid ground herself.

With 2015, she has started a street team that has helped her greatly. With the help they give her she in the works of releasing at least 3 other books after Road to Nowhere. The other books will be of suspense genre and are titled: Twisted Destiny (spring/summer) Broken Souls (summer/fall) and Project E-X2 (fall/winter).

Street Team

V.E. Avance is currently building her street team. By the end of 2015, she hopes to have 50 members on her team. All active members* get free ebooks, team exclusive giveaways, team exclusive swag and other goodies. If your interested in joining contact the street team Manager, Lesa, at leese88@gmail.com


Other Books:
Edge Series:
On the Edge (Edge 1):
Abigail Wilkinson is a high school senior who falls in love with bad-boy, Tommy Jackson.

Tommy seemed like a great catch for the sweet and innocent Abigail, but things are not always as they seem. Tommy becomes possessive and controlling with each passing week of their relationship before becoming violent and demanding.

To complicate matters, her brother’s friend, Jason Williamson, professes his love for her but life isn’t as simple as leaving Tommy for Jason. Decisions and circumstances leave Abby’s life on the edge of no return.

On Solid Ground: Abby's Freedom (Edge 2):
Abigail’s life hung in the balance after Tommy’s vicious attack on her and her unborn babies during a drug induced rage. Abigail had done everything she could to get away from Tommy. She moved out of his house, broke off their relationship, even started to fall in love with Jason but Tommy would not let her go.  She wouldn’t be allowed to live a happy life without him in it.

As she awakens in a hospital bed, just days after the brutal attack, her life has been irrevocably changed.  A life was lost while another struggles.  Though she has support from her family and friends, she continues to fall down the rabbit hole of self-loathing.

Jason won’t leave her side, but will their relationship be strong enough to make it through the pain and turmoil of Abby’s ordeal?  Will their love be enough to hold them together when a stalker threatens to destroy everything they have?  Will Abby and Jason survive? 

 In the works:
Twisted Destiny (spring/summer 2015)
Project E-X2 (summer/fall 2015)
Broken Souls (fall/winter 2015)

What made you decide to become a writer?
Ive always loved writing.  I remember writing and illustrating books as early as first grade.  My books had a plot and a reason.  I guess, it just sort of was genetically instilled in me from the beginning.

Who are your favorite characters from your books?
My favorite characters from my book are Abigail and Katherine.  Each one is a little like me.  Katherine so outgoing and comical and Abigail is serious and expectant.  I harbor a little of each of their personalities.

What is your favorite thing about writing?
My favorite thing about writing is watching my characters and my plots become real.  When theyre in my head, they are real.  Once I get them on paper and start to tell their story, its like Ive breathed life into them.

What's the worst part about writing?
The worst part about writing is making sure everything flows well and you dont forget characters names.  Seriously, I would be characters or traits so backwards that it wasnt even funny.  Also, writers block sucks.  Its bad when you know what you want to say and how you want the story to end but you cant tie the pieces together.

What kind of books do you enjoy reading the most?
I love reading thrillers and erotica.  Right now, I am into MC Erotica as well as dark erotica.  Im also starting to drift back into thrillers/crime mysteries.  I really bounce a lot with the books that I enjoy. 

Do you have hobbies outside of writing?
I love gardening.  When Im not taking care of my family or writing, you can find me plants flowers and bushes and trees.  I just got done planting a lot of lilies and tulips just a few weeks ago.

Are you working on a new book now?
Yes, I am.  I just finished Twisted Destiny and am excited to see that hit editing.  Im also working on Project E-X2 and should have that into editing in early April. 

Where do the ideas for your book come from?
Most of my ideas come from nightmares that I have.  If its not a nightmare I have, it will come from a nightmare that my best friend has and I take her nightmare and give it life.  The Edge Series came from my own personal hell that I had endured in my past.

What would you tell a young person who wants to be a writer? 
Never give up.  This world isnt easy and you may never become a Best Seller or a published author but being an Indie Author is just as amazing and, if writing is your true passion, never stop writing. 

Of all the books you've written, which is your favorite?
On Solid Ground: Abbys Freedom is by far my favorite book.  It shows the readers that there is life after abuse and gives hope to those that may not have any.

What character was the hardest to create?
Tommy Jackson was the hardest character to create.  I had to make him physically attractive while making him have a nasty personality.  There were times I had to walk away because he was the perfect guy but his attitude was so ugly, it forced me to relive my past.

How do you think up such imaginative titles for your books?
Thats a good question.  I usually toss out some horrible titles and then my friend and cover designer, Shannan, sit down and toss ideas back and forth until we find the one that fits the storyline.

If you could say anything to your readers, what would it be?
Thank you so much for supporting my writing and reading my books.  Without you, these stories wouldnt mean anything.  I am honored to have readers that read my books and leave reviews.  Its all of you that help me strength my writing skills.

What accomplishments in your life are you most proud of?
There is so much that Im proud of.  I earned a degree while raising 2 kids, a husband that was deploying all the time and writing The Edge Series.  I guess I would have to say publishing my books makes the most proud though.

What process do you go through in arriving at a final draft?
My process is the same for all my books.  I write a draft out and then I print it and read it through and make lots of notes. I end up doing a rewrite where Im adding in lots of new detail.  Then I send it off to two editors, Warren and Joyce, and they edit for flow and content.  I update that file and then send it to my final two editors, Lesa and Stephanie, where they check my past/present tense as well as spelling and punctuation.  After that, Shannan starts the covers while I begin formatting and putting the books up on the platforms for sell.

What were your favorite authors as a child?
My favorite authors growing up were R.L. Stein and Lois Lowry.

Did you ever get discouraged when you were starting out?
All the time and I still do get discouraged from time to time. 

Have you always wanted to write?
Yes and no.  Ive always loved writing but I didnt start wanted to write until about 5 or 6 years ago.  In fact, I started college wanting to be an author and then changed my career goal one semester in.

What other genres are you interested in writing?
The Edge Series falls under Romantic Suspense, but Im currently switching gears and writing thriller based books.  Since my nightmares are all scary, it seemed best to write thrillers to help ease the panic I have with my nightmares.

What was the one book you would credit for getting you interested in reading?

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess.  I loved that book growing up and it was the first book ever read to me. 

Which character, that you have written, do you connect with most?
I connect with Abigail Wilkinson more than any other character but only because she represents me from my past.

Do you have an author that was an inspiration to you?
Unfortunately, not really.  I jump around with my reading so much that I dont have one specific author that was ever an inspiration to me.

Who is one of your "go to" authors when you are looking for a good book to read?
There are two authors; AJ Harmon and Kendra Elliott.  I love their books, the plots and how well written they are.

Do you belong to any writing groups?
I dont belong to any writing groups yet but I do plan on joining a couple sometime this year.

If you could have a real life Version of any of your characters, Who would you choose and why?
Jason Williamson.  Oh my goodness, I loved him and his personality and how loving he was.

When you started writing On The Edge did you plan on it being a Series, or did it just progress that way
When I first started writing, On the Edge was supposed to be a stand-alone but as I finished it, I realized that I could make it a two part series.  Once On Solid Ground: Abbys Freedom was completed, I almost didnt write Road to Nowhere but I felt so strongly that Tommys story needed to be told that I sat down and started writing it. 

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