WELCOME, KETA TO MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE TODAY…
INTRODUCING: KETA DIABLO
Why I wrote Land of Falling Stars .. .
I love historical romance, always have. I cut my teeth reading Rosemary Rogers and Kathleen Woodiwiss. Oh-oh, I think I just gave away my age. I remember reading Rogers under the covers with a flashlight, my heart thundering in my chest while I waited to see what Steve would do to Ginny once he discovered her latest faux pas.
Today, I read everything Joanna Bourne releases (Spymaster’s series) and Helen Kirk man. At least once a year, I rediscover the magical characters in a book called The Windflower (a pirate novel) by husband and wife team Laura London. Alas, they never wrote a sequel. I would have devoured books about their secondary characters, particularly Cat.
It’s little wonder when I started my writing career, I gravitated toward Historical Romance. The inspiration behind my books arrive through various vehicles—a dream or by people-watching. For Land of Falling Stars, I read a true-life article about the Civil War, specifically cousins who lived in the same county and fought for opposite sides. This was not unusual at the time. County boundaries were murky and sympathizers for the North frequently lived in the South—and vice versa.
Let’s draw an imaginary line across this great country we live in, and let’s imagine a civil war breaks out. You live in the upper part of the US, but have close family and friends who live in the bottom half. Near the boundary lives a horde of people who aren’t sure where they stand but are forced to choose. And they do choose for one reason or another.
The story about the cousins fascinated me. I couldn’t fathom how one could pick up arms and fight against their brethren. I spun off from that plot in Land of Falling Stars. What if two childhood friends grew up and fell in love with the same woman? What if one man fought for the North, the other for the South? What if the bond between the three was stronger than cement and not even war could separate the vast love they held for one another?
Thus, Land of Falling Stars was born. This is the story of Jesse, Gavin and Sophia. They lived in Virginia,
a state with citizens deeply loyal to the South in all respects. Yet, Gavin’s family hailed from the North. You can see where this is going, right?
LOFS is not a complicated story; but a simple account of what happens between people when war knocks on our door. It’s a narrative of friendship, loyalty, betrayal and vast, abiding love. We won’t always like the characters’ actions or motives in the book, but to truly understand them and the world they’ve been thrust into,
we must put our modern belief system aside and walk in their shoes of the time.
I hope you enjoy reading Land of Falling Stars as much as I enjoyed writing the book.
My best to you with sincere wishes that all your reads take you on memorable journeys you’ll never forget,
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- Pub. Date: September 2011
- Publisher: Books We Love Publishing
- BN ID: 2940013325937
ABOUT LAND OF FALLING STARS
Whitfield struggles to save her beloved home, Arbor Rose. The Civil War has
devastated the South, and another blue coat has come to steal her meager
possessions. Before the hated enemy inflicts his destruction, she shoots him.
And soon discovers the soldier is Gavin, the champion of her childhood.
she’s torn between a burning hunger for the man she truly loves and loyalty to
Jesse, their childhood friend. The despicable acts of war have changed
everything Sophia and Gavin once cherished. Yet somewhere deep in their hearts,
the mystical Land of Falling Stars still exists.
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“THE LAND OF FALLING STARS” ROMANCE TRADING CARD…
The Romance Trading Cards for THE LAND OF FALLING STARS.
Right click on the cards, download and save. From there, you should be able to print them out on card stock.
Thanks, to Keta,we are offering 1 lucky commenter their choice of any book in Keta’s collection here: http://www.ketadiablo.com. This will be a PDF copy.MUST comment on both today’s post and on the review of “The Land of Falling Stars”,in order to be eligible. Giveaway will run from today October 5 until October 12,2011.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE REVIEW OF “THE LAND OF FALLING STARS” BY KETA DIABLO:http://mybookaddictionreviews.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/the-land-of-falling-stars-by-keta-diablo-review/