1) Tell is about yourself.
I spend my days at an evil day job, then come home and write. I grew up in the Midwest for the most part. Married. Divorced. Family. Been there, done that. In my younger days, I wanted to write but had too many higher priorities. Now that I have more free time, I can take writing seriously. It’s like a drug to me and I can’t shake it. Not that I’m even trying.
2) What genre do you write and why?
The genres I write vary from urban fantasy erotic romance, paranormal erotic romance, ménage, fantasy, and contemporary erotic romance. I’m a lifelong lover of the paranormal. I always had an interest in the darker side of the world. I blame and thank my mother. But I like to explore and welcome change, so I dabble in other genres.
3) What made you become a writer?
Well, even in my youth, I enjoyed writing. Teachers always complimented me. I didn’t enjoy reading until I was a teenager. In my early twenties, I wrote a short YA story. Never did anything with it though as family became #1 priority. Then, about 2009, I was reading and thought…I can do this. Yep, it was that simple. Timing was right for me too. My goal is to make it a real full time job one day.
4) Tell us about your recent book or series.
My most recent series is a Contemporary Erotic Romance one called Sisters of Lonewood. Seven sisters are from Lonewood, Illionis, and each sister has a short story about discovering love. So far, I’ve written four and all have been picked up by Evernight Publishing. Some stories are sweet. Others are more erotic and playful. I’m working on the last three sisters. I have their stories in my head and just need to find the time to get the details typed up and submitted. Alison’s story is a ménage. I try to add some variety in the series.
5) What have you found to be the most challenging?
As far as writing is concerned, coming up with stories is not challenging at all. LOL. Time is challenging. I have so much in my head that I want to share, so many stories, and I lack the time to get the stories told. Motherly duties still come into play, and a social life. I can’t stay behind a computer every night. LOL
A Few fun questions.
Does size matter?
Hell YES. I’m a very honest person. YES. ;-P
Christian Grey or Gideon Cross?
Neither. I’ll take Jericho Barrons.
Flowers or Chocolate?
E-book or paperback?
Months of preparation for Nikki’s wedding have fallen down the toilet in a matter of days. One accident after another pops up and she must scramble to make amends. Her six sisters come to her aid, but when the priest scheduled to preside at the ceremony suddenly becomes sick she wonders if it’s a sign telling her to cancel the wedding.
In less than two days, she must decide what her heart and soul desire.
“The wedding is two days away,” Brenda said as she stepped closer to them. “Please tell me this is a joke.”
“I’m afraid not. It’s just bad luck.”
“We always have bad luck.” Brenda plopped on the sofa next to Nikki and bounced slightly. “Whenever something positive is about to happen, there are always half a dozen bad things that prevent it.”
Nikki couldn’t discount the accuracy of her sister’s statement. Since she’d returned home to Lonewood five days ago, a string of accidents had occurred. Her wedding dress had torn in two places, causing Lisa to spend extra time trying to repair it. The party store they’d rented tables and chairs from had marked the wrong date in their books and forced Nikki to go to the next town to get furniture for the reception, which cost them twice as much to rent. A spider had bitten her hand while she was working in the garden two days ago. Her fingers had swollen up so big she had to remove her engagement ring. The pressure in her hand had lessened, but she still doubted a band could slip over her digit. Then, she’d hit a bad pothole late one night when she was out with her sisters. Her car now had a rattling sound in the engine and shook at stops. One problem after another had emerged since Nikki had ventured back to town. But out of everything, the Father’s sudden illness seemed the worst. Without an ordained minister of the Catholic faith, Nikki and Stephen couldn’t marry.
“Hopefully Mrs. Clemmons will find someone,” Nikki said.
“Do you absolutely have to have a Catholic priest preside over the wedding?” Lisa asked.
“I’m afraid so. Stephen’s not religious, and I know he couldn’t care if we got married in a church or not. But his parents are devout followers, and they had made it clear from the start we had to wed under the Catholic faith. Neither of us wants to disappoint them, and since they helped pay some expenses, we feel obligated to obey their one little request.”
Nikki didn’t care one way or the other where they wed or who ministered the ceremony, but she did want to stay on the good side of her future in-laws. They’d been nothing but kind to her since she’d met them. Granting their one wish was the least she could do.Adult Excerpt:
They stood under the shower of rain with their tongues playing and their bodies rubbing together. Stephen tugged at her shirt and lifted it as he nudged her back. She refused to let go of him, kept her arms secured around his neck, and took delight from his excited kiss while she took one baby step back after another. He stopped her past the backdoor and wedged her between him and the car. When he pressed his hard cock against her navel, she couldn’t resist the urge to free it. Desire raged within her as she hurried to unfasten his pants. She had to have him now, his cock inside her and filling her.
“I need you, Stephen. I need you now.”
He lifted her shirt over her head. As he lowered her shirt and dropped it, he looked from one direction to the next.
She carefully lowered the zipper of his jeans. “It’s not a heavily traveled road. If we hurry—”
He claimed hold of her face and thrust his tongue back inside her mouth. Electric currents of pleasure flowed within her body. Their tongues frolicked again while he slid one hand down her neck and to her chest. He pushed her bra aside and squeezed one of her breasts. More tingles raced to her sex. Longing to touch him, she slid her hand inside his boxers. She found his rigid length, and as she rubbed her wet hand over it, he moaned. The thought of his thick, hot cock pumping into her brought forth a spasm in her pussy. She craved his love, and if he gave it to her she would return it in kind and never let him go.
Diane is an erotic romance author living in Indiana. She is a lifetime lover of the paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy. Her mind constantly wanders into other worlds full of dark and mysterious creatures. Vampires, werewolves, demons, and other supernatural creatures are her friends. A few bite, others tempt, and some are hot as hell. Reader beware: She is not responsible for any titillation, increased temperatures, hormonal stirrings, or unusual bite marks. Besides writing, Diane enjoys sunny days, strong coffee, traveling, shopping with her daughter, laughter, and red wine. She dislikes taxes, slow drivers, cold weather, and cranky people.
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Other books by Diane:
Demon in Disguise (Playful Demons 1)
The Deadly Stripper (Sexy & Damned 1)
The Complicated Stripper (Sexy & Damned 2)
Destined for Love (release date 1/7/2013)
Nikki’s Story (Sisters of Lonewood 1)
Kate’s Story (Sisters of Lonewood 2, release 12/28/2012)
Heather’s Story (Sisters of Lonewood 3, release in Feb. 2013)
Penny’s Story (Sisters of Lonewood 4)