Monday, September 27, 2021




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I have read many books relating to alternate realities, but Vanessa gives a twist to this series that I have never seen done before and it is a must-read series! 

This series is not supernatural, it is scientifically unexplainable and makes you wonder..what if.  


This series is about Penny and finding herself in an alternate reality after some alarming turbulence during a flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

What is the sub-genre and trope?  Did your characters lead you to this genre or was that decided before the story began?

The sub-genre is paranormal and the trope is Daddy Dom romance.

Are you more character or plot driven?

Equally both I’d say, however, I do like an intriguing plot!

With many main and secondary characters, how do you keep them separated in your mind?  Do you have a story/vision board above your workspace?

I write the characters names down at first, but as the tale unfolds, I sometimes have to rename them because they just don’t fit with the developing personality of a character.

I know from previous interviews that characters take on a life of their own.  Were any of the characters in this series determined to take their own direction instead of where you initially wanted them to go?

Yes, I hadn’t intended Allie, Penny’s sister to be gay in the alternative dimension but it became clear that she was!

Are any of the male POVs based on anyone you know?

Perhaps some traits subconsciously come from my husband’s character, but each character springs to life and is his or her, own personality.

Are any of the female POVs based on anyone you know?

The mothers in my books tend to be not very nice women. I’m adopted and my adopted mother was not kind.

Was there any one character/scene that was harder to write about than the other?

I wanted to get into the mind set of a ‘little’ and so I put some of those scenes into the books.

Writing those helped me to understand how a little might feel but I did have to work at that and I am so glad I did!

What is your favorite book in the series?

I love both tales in this duo because they are the same character who is thrown into two completely different situations which was fascinating to write.

I know that we aren’t supposed to have “favorites” as far as our children, but seriously, who’s your favorite character and why?

I really fell for David because he really works at understanding what has happened to his wife, and he reasons that if Penny is the same person he married, he should protect and cherish her.

Series question - Who is your favorite couple and why did you decide on their dynamics?

I think Allie and Jack in book two are my favorite couple because in book one Allie was with a woman and in book two, she is married to Jack.

Their marriage hasn’t been great in the bedroom for some while and they have to step up and make an effort to change things.

I thought it would be interesting to alter Allie’s sexuality in the different dimensions because there are many people who can fall in love with either a man or a woman and I wanted to explore that.

How do you get inside these character’s heads to find their perfect HEA?

I suppose the simple answer is I become them as I write.

What scene in this book/series sticks out the most for you?  Why?

The loneliness and heartbreak that Penny feels in book two when she realizes there is no way back to David in her own dimension was difficult to write.

We all have desperate moments in our lives, and I am no different to anyone else.  There has been heartbreak in my life and tapping into those feelings was hard, but I had to portray Penny’s misery at being alone.

Were any of the books harder to write than others?

Book 2 because of my previous answer.

This question is if you write in MULTIPLE POVs not just the hero and heroine - I love the multiple POVs in a book.  It’s not just the hero and heroine, but we get inside the heads of multiple characters throughout this series.  I feel that it gives the story further depth.  Do you think you will write another book or series following this multiple POV outline?

Yes, I will write more books with multiple characters because I do tend to have a large cast of people in my books.

There are only two couples in Claimed by Daddy, unlike my historical series, Masterful Husbands Tame their wives which has several couples.

How long did it take you to write this series?

Three months.

How did you come up with the title for your book and series?

Since Penny is at an airport and David went to collect her, unaware she was not the Penny he’d married, Claimed By Daddy, seemed appropriate since you claim your luggage at an airport!

If you met these characters in real life would you get along?

I wouldn’t not get along, but I doubt we would hang out much.  I am far more boring than them!

Did you know in advance that you were going to write this as a series or did one of the characters in book one demand their own story?

I had to write both Penny’s tales or it would have been half the story.

If your series were made into a movie, which actors do you see as playing your characters?

Scottish actress Rose Lesley would play a perfect Penny.  David is more difficult, with his dark hair and blue eyes.  

Can you give us a hint as to what we can expect next?  Whether a new book and series or a sequel to an existing series?  Can you share a small tease?

Remanded and Commanded should be out soon.  This book is very different to anything I have previously written.  It is set in far into the future on Earth after nuclear war has ravaged our planet.  There are two large groups of people living in an area once known as Colorado U.S.A.

One group of all female society live in a city in the sky while the other set have lived in massive caves, but now the atmosphere on Earth has recovered many have moved into housing outside. This mixed society is short of women and so families are made up of menage groups, usually two or three men for each female.

One of the sky women is thrown onto the surface of the planet by an electrical storm and discovered by two brothers who decide to claim her as their mate.

Here is an excerpt: 

“It must be one of those sky women…is she dead?” Hudson asked rhetorically.

“They’re always dead. How can they not be after falling from such a height?” Brett growled in reply.

“Humor me and go check on her.”

With a huff of displeasure, Brett did as he was asked.

Hudson watched as his brother placed his fingers against her neck.

“Fuck…Hudson, she has a pulse!”

“You’re sure?”

“Drop your pack and come check for yourself.”

Shrugging the heavy load from his shoulders, Hudson crossed to the strange pod. The last woman they’d found three years ago had been quite obviously dead. The brothers had correctly assumed she’d fallen from the city in the sky.

This woman, too, had fallen, encapsulated in the odd, shiny vehicle.

The roof was open. Staring down at the woman, Hudson thought her the perfect example of her sex. Sleek and polished in a way none of their women could possibly be given the conditions in which they lived. Her pale skin was unblemished, with a classical facial bone structure. Full bow-shaped lips parted to reveal even, pearl-white teeth. He slid his hand under her shiny cap of long, amber-colored hair, and felt for a pulse in her slender neck. Sure enough, he found a steady beat under his fingertips. Using a featherlight touch, he traced the line of her cheek. The caress appeared to disturb the female; her long lashes fluttered and opened. Brett’s breath hitched as he met her unfocused emerald gaze.


She was utterly gorgeous. He fervently hoped she’d live.

“She’s coming around,” he muttered.

His brother studied the woman. “If she lives, we’ll claim her as ours, right?”

“Yeah, we’re sure gonna have a fight on our hands once the other men get a look at her.” Hudson added.

“She’s worth the fight. This one’s too good to share with more than the two of us. We found her. Finders’ keepers. That’s the rule, so long as she’s shared—and she will be. But it’ll only be between us.”

Hudson flashed a sideways wink at Brett. “She’ll have her hands full with just the two of us. ’Sides, we’re well respected. I doubt anyone will dare to challenge us, but if they do, we’ll have the advantage of Betty and the Council on our side.”

Brett grunted an agreement. A moan from the stunning female drew the men’s focus back to the woman. For the life of him, Hudson couldn’t make out how to undo the harness which held her in position. He unsheathed his hunting knife and leaned in to cut the straps holding her in the molded seat of the capsule. Her eyes clouded with fright at the sight of the blade. “It’s okay, sweetheart, I’m gonna free you. I promise we won’t hurt you,” he reassured her gruffly as he sawed at the strap. His knife didn’t even mark the material holding her snugly in place.

Clearing her throat, she said, “Let me,” her voice little more than a croak. She leaned forward and pressed something beneath her. The straps withdrew automatically.


International bestselling author Vanessa lives in the heart of Sussex, England.

She is a believer in happy endings and writes romance with a capital 'R' which includes strong characters and some power exchange. Her books are spicy and varied! 

When not being an author, Vanessa is out and about with her husband, exploring Britain's many castles and stately homes, stopping for scones & tea at every opportunity!

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She needs him,  but does she want a daddy dom?

After some alarming turbulence during a flight, Penny West emerges from the aircraft to find herself in an alternate reality - one in which she is married to a  dominant man she's never met before.  Can David convince Penny that she needs a daddy-dom in her life?


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Penny needs her daddy dom, but can she find him? 

Will he want her if she does manage to trace him?  After her plane is buffeted by frightening turbulence, Penny West emerges from the aircraft to find herself in a different reality, a world without her daddy-dom. Can she track down David the man she loves and was her daddy in another dimension?

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