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HOT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE AUTHOR,
Good morning, Diane and welcome to My Book Addiction and More today…
DIANE: Thank you so much for hosting me. I really appreciate this awesome opportunity!
DIANE: Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, I relocated toSouth Florida, a sultry paradise I instantly fell in love with. I’m married, have two children and a super cute Dachshund I can’t get enough of. I write hot contemporary romance, and I’m published with Kensington Publishing and Lyrical Press.
MBA&M: What if anything made you decide to write this genre?
DIANE: I love Contemporary Romance. It’s what I read and write. Of course, it has to be sexy. Okay, hot! I like to write about things that occur in real life, problems that readers can relate to. Sometimes bad things happen to good people, and I try not to shy away from the darker side even if it might be unpopular.
MBA&M: What are some of the challenges in writing a Hot Contemporary Romance?
DIANE: Probably the greatest challenge is coming up with fresh ideas. But that’s where imagination comes in. For instance, my last book, Dangerous Desire, featured a dogfighting plot, which has never been done in a romance. In my new release, Still Hot for You, the hero and heroine are already married. It’s about what happens after the happily ever. I try to find a unique twist to keep things interesting, but at the same time, the story still has to be sexy. And romantic!
DIANE: The heroine, of course! She gets to be married to a gorgeous man with a long list of attributes, and yet he believes that she is the prize in the relationship.
MBA&M: What are some of your favorite genre to read?
DIANE: I really like romantic suspense. Dangerous Desire has a strong element of suspense, and it’s one of the things I enjoyed most when I wrote the story.
MBA&M: Who would you contribute your love for writing to and why?
DIANE: Unlike most authors, I didn’t know I was destined to write. In fact, I worked in banking for several years, but deep down knew that it wasn’t my dream job. At the young age of thirty-five, my sister died of an illness. I realized the same thing could happen to me. There are no guarantees. I couldn’t waste another moment doing something I didn’t love. Writing was one of my greatest joys when I was growing up. I decided to enroll in an intensive course where I learned everything I could about the craft. It didn’t take long before I left the bank to pursue a writing career.
MBA&M: What 3 top reads do you feel influenced your writing style?
DIANE: It’s hard to zero in on a particular book, but my go-to authors are Linda Howard, Lori Foster and Jill Shalvis. I devour their books!
DIANE: Still Hot for You is available at Lyrical Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Digital Bookstores everywhere.
Diane, do you have anything you would like to add?
DIANE: The hero in Still Hot for You has a sinfully sexy brother and cousin. I couldn’t let Christian and Nico go without a happy ending. So… I’m working on two more novellas featuring these delicious men. Stay tuned for more Latin Heat!
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with My Book Addiction and More and our readers today….
The pleasure was all mine!
STILL HOT FOR YOU
Publisher:Lyrical Press, Inc. (March 15, 2012)
Book Description(from Amazon)
*Sponsored by the author*
We are offering 1 lucky commenter an e-book copy of “Still Hot For You” by Diane Escalera. Giveaway will run from today March 19, until March 26.
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