D. Victoria BonAnno is a freelance writer, blogger, bad hobby photographer, and occasional performance artist. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with degrees in creative writing and criminal/abnormal psychology. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio with two dogs and a husband who's way out of her league.
Her debut novel, Twenty-One, is a dark psychological thriller that centers on Chloe Leroux, a college student who is kidnapped and thrown into a world of high-end sexual slavery. The novel follows both Chloe and her captor, a mercurial sadist whose sanity is beginning to unravel.
Here are some fun things about Victoria:
Do you have another job other than being a writer?
I sell loose-leaf tea!
Did you ever think you would be unable to finish your first novel/novella/short story?
Absolutely. I wrote Twenty-One on and off for six years. No matter what else I started working on, or what life threw at me, I always returned to this novel. The characters haunted me, and I knew I would regret it forever if I ever condemned the project to the desk drawer.
What inspired you to write?
I've been a storyteller for as long as I can remember, and I've been writing stories since I learned my alphabet. It's a natural form of expression for me.
What has been your most successful avenue to get reviews on Amazon?
My email newsletter campaign helped quite a bit.
Please checkout Victoria's Book Twenty-One
Reeling from the recent loss of her mother, college student Chloe Leroux just wants to finish her final academic year in peace. But when she indulges in a night out to a mysterious club, she awakens naked and locked in a cage with a collar around her neck. Chloe is trapped in a manor populated by women who have been kidnapped, branded, and brainwashed into sex slaves to auction off to the highest bidder. Demetrius, her mercurial captor, promises to do the same to her. As the slave auction draws near, Chloe must fight to survive long enough to escape. But as her sanity begins to crumble under the hand of the man who calls himself her Master, she may no longer have the strength to leave.
Terrifying, suspenseful, and darkly erotic, Twenty-One weaves a harrowing tale through a fractured mind, revealing a world that is equal parts deadly and tantalizing.
What is your next/latest project?
A re-telling of the story of Adam and Eve...with some creative liberties taken!
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