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Thursday, June 04, 2015

Shades of Desire: DIANE ESCALERA

Hello SASSE Readers, over the next 10 days I will be hosting a different author in the Shades of Desire into our SASSE World. Join me in learning more about these wonderful authors and their stories in this boxset. Ten titillating tales from USA Today, bestselling and award-winning authors. Step into the world of some of the freshest voices in romance; from spicy secrets to sweet second chances. Get enticed by your perfect shade of desire.
Shay LaCosta screwed up a damn good marriage. Now she's on a mission to get a little submission, and get her hunky husband back in her bed.

SASSE: Tell the readers a little about yourself. Why did you decide to be a part of Shades of Desire with your fellow authors?

SoD Author Diane: Thank you so much for hosting me! I've been writing hot contemporary romance for several years now. My first three novels were traditionally published by Kensington Publishing. From there I went to digital-first publisher Lyrical Press, and last year I decided to try my hand at self-publishing. It's been an exciting journey with lots of twists and turns in an ever-changing environment. Multi-author box sets are very popular right now. I came across an opportunity to be a part of an exciting new collection. Of course, I jumped all over it! It's an amazing way to collaborate with my peers as well as introduce my work to new readers. Plus, I've learned so much from an incredible group of women!  

SASSE: How did you come up with this story? What is your story about?

SoD Author Diane: Love stories often leave us with an image of a beautiful couple riding off into the sunset. I thought it would be fun to write about what happens after the happily ever. Still Hot for You is about a woman who will do whatever it takes to win back the man she loves. Here's a quick blurb:  

Desperate times call for desperate measures. And Shay LaCosta is pretty desperate. She's wrecked her blissful marriage of five years by demanding she and her husband Dylan have a baby. What the hell was she thinking? She knows she was wrong and she’s ready to set things right, if only Dylan will let her. Bet he can’t shun her Booty Camp offer: delicious, white-hot sex in exchange for what’s going on inside his brain. Dylan may be macho and stubborn, but he really does miss his wife. A little of Shay's pushing gets him past their estrangement and into her web of seduction. But will it be enough to save their marriage?

SASSE:  Do you use celebrity inspiration for your characters? If so, who inspired your hero and heroine?  

SoD Author Diane: Character inspiration can come from a celebrity, someone I know, a stranger on the street, or a person I may have read about in the news. Often, I'll combine traits from different people to create the ideal hero or heroine. The internet is a great resource for locating images that closely resemble my characters. I'll be sharing a few at the Facebook party!      

SASSE: Is your story in the boxset part of a series? If it is, where does it fall in the line up?

SoD Author Diane: Still Hot for You is Story One of a Latin Heat Trilogy. I had been wanting to feature a Latin hero in a mainstream book because there aren't too many out there. The character exceeded my expectations, so I figured, why not throw an equally sexy brother and a cousin into the mix? The other two stories in the trilogy are The Right Temptation and Playing With Destiny. Each novella is a stand-alone, and all three feature hunky men, sizzling sex, and happy endings!

SASSE: For fun, tell the readers and interesting factoid about you?

SoD Author Diane: I have a quiet, reserved persona, but underneath is a silly girl who loves to crack jokes and make people laugh. I find humor in just about anything, even things that shouldn't be funny. The harder I try to be serious, the worse it is.

SASSE: Thank you SoD Author, this has been just delightful to sit back with you and learn a little more about you and your story.

Join Diane Escalera today as she hosts the FB party. Click to attend: https://www.facebook.com/events/896834417055360/

Learn more about Diane Escalera...

Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, Diane Escalera makes her home in coastal North Carolina. The sultry surroundings are a steady source of inspiration for her hot love stories. Diane is married, has two children and a super cute dachshund she can’t get enough of. She writes contemporary romance and is published with Kensington Publishing and Lyrical Press.



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