“What Inspires Me”, by Vicktor Alexander, author of The Servant Duchess of Whitcomb!

My desire to change the world inspires me. Ever since I was 12 years old I’ve been motivated to do something to make the world a better place. I love writing. It’s an amazing thing. To be able to give voice to characters who need to have their story told is a great thing for me. Even more than that, however, is the fact that whenever I get my royalties I can take my profits and put it into a charity in an effort to make the world a better place. Or the fact that within the lines of every story I can weave a moral, I can attempt to touch the reader, try to impart wisdom and push them into wanting to make the world a better place also. Wanting to be better. Wanting to help others, or to share the book with others.

What inspires me are my daughters. Chipmunk who still lives and Vivianna who watches over me from Heaven. I want to be a good man for them. I want to make sure the world is a good place for them. I want to do all I can to leave a good legacy behind for them and any other children I might have. I want to make sure that Chipmunk is always proud to call me her father. I never want Chipmunk to have to deal with the things I dealt with. I want her to have love. I want her to laugh. I want her to live. And I will do all I can to make sure that happens.

I’m inspired by teenagers who have the courage to come out to their parents no matter the consequences. It’s something I didn’t have the balls to do because I knew my family would not have taken it well. I also didn’t know what exactly to call the feeling I had. The word “transgender” didn’t exist in my vocabulary. I knew I felt like I should have been born a boy, but I wasn’t a lesbian because I was and am attracted to men. So telling my family that I felt as if I were a “homo” trapped in a female body would have been confusing for them as well as myself and would have resulted in experiences that as a child, as a teenager, I wasn’t ready, or prepared to deal with. So hearing and reading about these teenagers who are grabbing the bull by the horns and coming out regardless of what their parents or guardians say or do, inspires me. I want to make the world better for them. I want to help them. I want to do all I can for them.

I’m inspired by love. I’m inspired by those who find love and hold on to it. I’m inspire by those who have love, lose it, and then look for it again. I’m inspired by those who continue to search for love. I’m inspired by those who have found the love of their lives. I’m inspired by those who found the love of their lives, lost them and then spent the rest of their lives alone. I’m inspired by those who found the love of their lives, lost them to death, then found love again, because I found the love of my life, lost him to brain cancer and there are times (a lot of the time) when I want to throw in the towel.

I’m inspired by life.

I’m inspired by survivors. Survivors of war. Survivors of abuse. Survivors of trauma. Survivors of disease. Survivors of heartbreak. Survivors of divorce. Survivors of bullying. Survivors of hate crimes. Survivors of terrorist attacks.

Survivors of life.

I’m inspired by the world.

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The Servant Duchess of Whitcomb

Series: The Scandalous Whispers of the Remmington Realm
304 pages

Blurb:

Orley Garrick is known throughout Angland not only as the man with two dukedoms but also as the hero who survived a brutal kidnapping at the hands of Nafoleon’s army, never once betraying the secrets of His Majesty. Still haunted by his memories, Orley pushes his crippled body to dangerous limits, all in an attempt to run from the demons of his past.

Until he meets Chester Boland, a maid in his friend’s household. Orley is besieged by desire for this gorgeous male woman, and by a connection he cannot ignore. But there are those within the Remmington Realm who take issue with the Duke’s choice—especially given Chester’s Tafrican lineage.

Having stared death in the face and won, Orley proposes they steal away and elope. However, before they can begin their new life, they uncover dangerous secrets that go deeper than they could ever imagine—involving those they trust the most.

Orley and Chester must discover exactly how deep these secrets run before their enemies make sure Chester is removed from Orley’s arms… forever. 

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About Vicktor Alexander:

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Vicktor “Vic” Alexander wrote his first story at the age of ten and hasn’t stopped writing since. He loves reading about anything and everything and is a proud member of the little known U.N. group (Undercover Nerds) because while he lives, eats, breathes, and sleeps sports, he also breathes history and science fiction and grew up a Trekkie. But don’t ask him about Dungeons & Dragons, because he has no idea how to play that game. When it comes to writing he loves everything from paranormal to contemporary to fantasy to BDSM to historical and is known not only for being the Epilogue King but also for writing stories that cross lines and boundaries that he doesn’t know are there. Vic is a proud father of two daughters one of whom watches over him from Heaven with his deceased partner Christopher. Vic is a proud trans* and gay man, and when he is not writing, he is hanging out with his friends, or being distracted by videos of John Barrowman, Scott Hoying, and Shemar Moore. Vicktor has published numerous bestselling novels and has a WIP list that makes him exhausted just thinking about. He knows that he will be still be writing about hot men falling in love with each other, long after he is living in an assisted living facility, flirting with the hot, male nurses.

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