Victoria Gordon — The Muse in spite of herself.

My name is Victoria.
I am a Muse.
And I am in love…
…with a male romance author who’s handsome, charming, suave, debonair, big, bad, bold and expensive–{ mostly expensive! }
and who keeps me barefoot and pregnant with his ideas.

Being a muse isn’t like being a mistress — it’s more like being married to a man who keeps a mistress.

My role in life, my very reason for existing, is to love and cherish and inspire him, guard his alleged talent with every weapon at my disposal, cosset his over-blown ego, invent, inhabit and manipulate his female characters — even the less savory ones, wear sexy knickers, keep my legs appropriately shaven, wear short skirts, proper stockings and high heels ALL the time, dream up the most outrageous plots … and pander to his every whim.
and who keeps me barefoot and pregnant with his ideas,

My role in life, my very reason for existing, is to love and cherish and inspire him, guard his alleged talent with every weapon at my disposal, cosset his over-blown ego, invent, inhabit and manipulate his female characters — even the less savory ones, wear sexy knickers, keep my legs appropriately shaven, wear short skirts, proper stockings and high heels ALL the time, dream up the most outrageous plots … and pander to his every whim.

I do all the work, then he takes all the credit, sticks me in a drawer and takes his *esteemed wife* out to dinner in celebration.
UNFAIR, I SAY.

Just look at what I’ve come up with during our somewhat lengthy affair, and I think you’ll agree. No man can write romance without help.

Victoria Gordon Romance Books

Tasmanian Affairs
Tasmania became romance author Victoria Gordon’s spiritual home from the moment she first saw Australia’s “island” state in the early 1980s, and she eventually used Tassie as the setting for 10 of her highly-acclaimed romance novels. The earliest were written as the author settled into life on a hobby farm a thousand foot up on Mount Dromedary, northwest of Hobart. The last, published in 2010, came out long after the author had returned to Canada, leaving her spirit behind on “Bushranger’s Mountain” in that remote, most wonderful part of Australia. This collection is a sampling of those novels, and is aimed at giving readers a “taste” of the far southern island so personally entrancing to the author. Hiding in these books are the author’s memories, imagination and—more often than you might think—personal experiences. Almost all of the animals are, or were, real, as are many characters thickly or thinly disguised. “Finding Bess,” for instance, was written with the assistance of fellow romance and mystery author Deni Dietz, who entered the picture right at the end of the Tasmanian era, and it was this co-operative venture that resulted in the move back to Canada. These and the other Victoria Gordon romances are available on Amazon Kindle, as is more information about this unusual romance author whose heart is divided between islands on two ends of the earth.

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Forest Fever
A woman in love sometimes can't see the forest for the trees.

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Sugar Dragon
Victoria Gordon's "coming out" party. The book that began it all!

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Wolf at the Door
The cover pic is Kakwa Falls, in Alberta, where the book is set.

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The Everywhere Man
Sometimes true love is just ... well ... a bitch!

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Always The Boss
Always the boss, but not always RIGHT!

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Dream House
A steamy love affair under construction...

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Stag at Bay
When it's the season for love, deer, watch out for the hooves ‘n horns!

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Blind Man's Buff
Can a creative writing course find the right words to rekindle a love affair?

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Dinner at Wyatt's
Hot tongue and cold shoulder on the menu here!

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Battle of Wills
Forest-fire season in more ways than one!

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Bushranger's Mountain
The cover pic is Mt. Dromedary, in Tasmania, where the bushranger Martin Cash had his hideaway.

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Age of Consent
The author's Tasmanian farmstead and spiritual home.

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Cyclone Season
Stormy weather and even more stormy passions!

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Arafura Pirate
The captain's word is LAW when your emotions are all at sea.

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Love Thy Neighbour
Three of the most unlikely cupids in romance history - but GREAT dogs!.

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A Taxing Affair
Far more than mere $$$ at stake in this tax investigation.

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Gift Wrapped
When love is at stake, distance becomes an irrelevancy!

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A Magical Affair
When a whirlwind romance ends up as a tornado.

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An Irresistible Flirtation
The working title was "Sticking Point" -- at which our editor at the time promptly fainted!

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Beguiled & Bedazzled
"Rooster" the hero's dog in this book, didn't want his picture taken for the cover. This is his daughter, "Red Ruby".

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Finding Bess
Written in Email exchanges between Tasmania and Colorado. Subtitle: “The Courting of Deni!”

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Wolf in Tiger's Stripes
On the "Booklist" Editors' TOP TEN Romance Fiction list for 2010

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