Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Celebrating with Diane Leyne!

Hello and welcome readers. Today, I have Diane Leyne stopping by and taking the time to answer a few questions. Today is also a very special day, because she has a new book release to tell you about!

Hennessee: Diane, thanks for taking the time to sit a spell with me. For starters, I want to know if your friends could only describe you using one word, what would it be?

Diane: Enthusiastic. I believe that anything worth doing is worth doing now!

Hennessee: Do you have an upcoming book you would like to tell me about?

Diane: I have two actually.  My very first book, No Place Like Home, was released by Siren Publishing February 21st.  Cassie had loved Jackson and Markus and had offered herself to them when she was eighteen, but they rejected her.  She left for university and didn't return for seven years.  She was surprised to find the men had returned too, and this time, they have decided they want her in their lives.  She isn't convinced about a relationship, but it wouldn't hurt to have some fun, right?
On the 28th, Home for the Holidays will be released.  Nelly is going home for Thanksgiving when she had a car accident.  When Jack rescues her and drives her to the family home, Nelly impulsively invites the smoking hot widower to join them for dinner.  Thinking Jack is the boyfriend they've heard about but don't know is now an ex-boyfriend, her family put them in the same bedroom.  Jack's not arguing and Nelly starts to warm up to him when she finds out that her car accident wasn't an accident and Jack is the prime suspect.

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Hennessee: What do you say to people who believe romance books are porn for women?

Diane: Don't knock it until you've read it.  And if you do and still don't like it, don't read it again, but don't criticize me for enjoying it.

Hennessee: When did you begin writing?

Diane: I''m relatively new to writing.  No Place Like Home is my first novel, although I've given it a try a time or two before, but I never seemed to get far.  I always enjoyed writing in school, but one I got out and started working, there didn't seem to be much time for creative pursuits.  I've always enjoyed photography and was able to start selling stock photos a few years ago and make that dream come true.  So last Christmas, I decided that it was time to finally buckle down and make a serious attempt at writing and No Place Like Home was the result  and I hope the first of what I hope will be many books.

Hennessee: What kind of hero do you most enjoy writing about?

Diane: I like a hero who really likes women and cares about the heroine as an individual.  They have to care about more than just sex although they really like the sex too.

Hennessee: How do you deal with writer's block?

Diane: Get moving.  I find that after I've written to a certain point and am not sure what the characters will do next, the best thing is not to force it.  So I try to get away from the computer and do something else.  My best ideas come on the subway on the way to work.

Hennessee: When is your favorite time to write?

Diane: I usually spend the work week thinking about an upcoming book, letting my mind travel down several possible paths until I think I've found the one my characters would take.  Then I write on the weekends.

Hennessee: What do you think makes a great bedroom scene?

Diane: I think letting the reader get into the minds of the characters is what can make a bedroom scene great, and not just the heroine's mind, but the hero's too.  

Hennessee: Do you have any advice for new writers?

Diane: It's like anything else:  practice, practice, practice.  That's how you get better at anything and writing is no different.

Hennessee: When you read, what do you enjoy reading the most:

Diane: It's like anything else:  practice, practice, practice.  That's how you get better at anything and writing is no different.

Hennessee: If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be and why?

Diane: Joss Whedon.  He's a writer, producer and director.  He's done big budget movies with the Avengers and then filmed Much Ado About Nothing on a shoestring at his home right afterwards.  I've been a fan since Buffy the Vampire Slayer and I'd love to pick his brain.  

Hennessee: I have to know. What's your poison?

Diane: My soft drink of choice is diet coke.  My hard drink is a greyhound which is grapefruit juice and vodka.

Hennessee: Do you have a favorite quote?

Diane: I have this one up on my website:  Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.  Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.  Groucho Marx

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1 comment:

  1. Hennessee, thanks for hosting and I'd love to answer any reader questions. They can reach me on Facebook or on my website.