Monogamy Book One
Nothing is as it seems at first sight. Feelings are laid bare. There is no black and white. There is no right. And the wrong feels too good to be trusted.
People think that Alex was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, not only rich, but blessed by luck. Men respect him, women dream of him, and Alex alone knows the strength it takes to conceal his tortured soul and devastating secrets.
But despite those powerful life lessons, he has always believed in his father’s words, ‘When you fall in love, you love forever – it’s in our family blood. Look for HER and you’ll find your happiness beyond thought…’
Valeria has never experienced actual romance (an early pregnancy, a hasty marriage, a life filled with work and study) and considers herself a pragmatist. She was taught to live by the rules: if you get married, then you love your husband; if you dream of a new home, then you work hard. But when, against all logic, she finds a beautiful stranger in her bed, her world turns upside down. After all, falling for the forbidden can be too sweet not to try… at least once.
They come from the opposite ends of the globe, but the collision of two soulmates is destined. Fate will send them on a lifelong journey from Eastern Europe to Spain, France, the United States, and back.
Their story is a mix of a beautiful fairy tale and a painful nightmare. It`s not something you`ve heard before: everything is too vivid, too honest, too emotional and too profound.
An attraction at first sight;
A passion that breaks all rules;
A hypnotic melody – it conquers all.
This is one love for life and beyond time,
This is MONOGAMY…
Do you always take a book/e-reader wherever you go?
Always. Wherever I go. Even in very awkward places…
Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would you rather be the ‘good one’ or the ‘bad one’?
My inner kiddo is shouting now “a good one of course”! But here`s the thing – no one is entirely good or completely bad. And in my books my characters are neither one, nor another. My bad characters often do really good things, and vice versa my protagonists can disappoint reader with the acts, that we tend to call rather “mistakes” than bad deeds. But this is just human nature and all we can do – learn or rethink our true values with the characters.
As a reader I look for and highly appreciate deep books, where complicated characters live controversial lives, making me think hard, but ALWAYS live hope and faith in love, good, friendship, human light. I love happy endings, and I can reason their importance endlessly….
Where can I find you when you are reading?
Like I said, everywhere: in bed before falling asleep, in bed right after waking up, in the bathroom, in the kitchen while cooking (audio books), by the dining table while eating, on the boring concert or ballet (if my current book is more interesting than those), while walking to peak up my daughter from school (audio book), while waiting for a doctor appointment in the respective waiting room, while working out (audio book), OR… I can just stop doing all those things, lie on the bed and read, read, read without rest – my husband calls these episodes my “hibernation periods”.
4. Where can I find you when you are not writing/reading?
Deeply asleep in my bed. But still not sure, because I have some suspicions that my brain keeps writing even while I am asleep)
5. Can you walk past a bookstore without going inside?
It depends on either I am walking alone or have someone by my side. But I have to brag that my husband treats my sudden started at 36 years old obsession with respect. Of course, he mocks me! He simply can`t resist the urge, but still says he`s proud of me.
6. What are you most proud of?
My kids. 2 human and 11 books.
7. What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hands for the first time?
How much effort, work and endless hope it took.
8. What piece of advice would you give to aspiring writers?
To pour their souls in their words and never copy anyone no matter how talented that one is.
9. Who would you like/have liked to interview?
Her book “The Opportunist” was recommended me by one of my readers and I still feel deep gratitude for the recommendation because “The Opportunist” led me to my favorite diamond “Mud vein”. There are only two books that I have ever in my life read twice: “Mud vein” and “The Opportunist”. But I think that soon another three will be added to my “read twice” list: The Bronze Horseman, Tatyana and Alexander, The Summer Garden – trilogy by Paullina Simons.
10. When and where do you prefer to write?
My inspiration (that is ability to create) has never had any respect to my preferences, it usually arrives whenever it wants and never bothers that I`m busy with family, sleep, food… whatever.
Thank you, Victoria Sobolev and Love Books Group
About the author
Victoria Sobolev is the author of four bestselling series and one standalone novel that have gained her thousands of followers on Russian indie platforms and a Monogamy fan club.
She was born in Ukraine but spent most of her life living in Moldova until immigrating to Canada with her husband and two children. She currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Victoria believes in true love and soulmates just as much as she does in working hard at marriage. Travelling is her passion, but she thinks there is no safer or calmer place for a woman than her man’s shoulder.
She is fascinated by watching people and studying human relationships, but, even more, she loves writing novels about them.
Victoria Sobolev loves all her characters and never abandons them in the tragedy of separation and hopelessness forever, but always leads them to happiness. She takes her reader’s breath away only to make them feel even more alive when they start breathing again, so that everyday things become appreciated even more and their true value recognised.
Web site: http://sobolevvictoria.com/