Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Author Interview + Giveaway: Diane Alberts (Divinely Ruined: Book One in the Divine Temptations Trilogy)

Today I get to welcome the lovely Diane Alberts back to my blog.  You may recall she visited a few weeks ago touring with On One Condition which I thoroughly enjoyed.  Today she is stopping by for an interview and giveaway for Divinely Ruined which is Book 1 in the Divine Temptations Trilogy.  I am in the middle of this one and it is really great so far, it got me through a grueling bike ride at the gym last night with pleasure so that says a lot.  So grab you your favorite beverage and enjoy the interview, learn about Divinely Ruined and enter to win at the bottom of the post.

Welcome back Diane, to My Reading Room!

Thank you for having me here today! I’m so excited to be back to talk about Divinely Ruined, the first in the Divine Temptations Trilogy.

When you were a child what is the one thing you really remember wanting to be?

Ironically enough…an author! Ever since I was a little girl, I was writing stories and entering contests. I even remember winning one, and getting to attend a Young Author’s Convention of some sort, but the details are foggy. All I can remember is sitting there, talking to authors and thinking—this is what I want to be.

How amazing, I've heard of some authors that it really was like that.  I think I wanted to be an astronaut, but writer passed through my brain at one time or another.  I sure am glad you wanted to be a writer!

What is your favorite snack food?

Ooooh…Cheetos. I only get them at parties because if I buy them, I’ll sit and eat the whole bag. They’re addicting and so, so bad for you.

My second favorite snack would be peanut butter cups. Especially when they melt a tiny bit and get all ooey-and soft. Mmm….

Yummy snack foods and I can eat peanut butter cups, now I need to go see if I have any . . . 

I remember that you have four children, where is your favorite place that you have taken them?

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. I love, love, love going there. We go twice a year with the in-laws—once in May and once in October. It’s so laid-back, gorgeous, and fun there. I even wrote a book that takes place there, I love it so much.

Moving on to the book now, what made you choose using an angel who isn’t so angelic as a main character in Divinely Ruined? (which by the way, I love the concept)

I really wanted to write an angel book that is like no other angel book. All of the angel books I’ve read tend to have a common theme—but I wanted to write one that showed the human side of angels. I also wanted to show what, in my world, angels had to do to earn their wings.

There is strenuous testing, real life trials, and the hardship of not being tempted by their human emotions. Rebecca has a particularly hard time with that last one.

Tell us about Divinely Ruined in 120 characters or less?

Rebecca doesn't want love or a family. Yet Tony tempts her to give it all up for a chance at just that--even if it means losing her wings.

Dish, who was your favorite character?

Oh, I loved Rebecca. She’s just so much fun with her constant battle between doing what she knows she should do—and denying that she wants to do the complete opposite of that. And her temper is extremely amusing, especially when she is cursing out Tony.

What do you have up next for us impatient readers?

I actually just had a new release come out the other day. It’s also with Entangled Publishing, and it’s called Try Me (Take a Chance #1). Look at those smoking abs:

Besides that, the next Divine Temptations Trilogy book will be out soon!

Very, very nice abs Diane, I'll definitely have to Try Him, I mean read Try Me . . . 

Thanks Diane!

Thanks so much for inviting me back! It’s been great visiting again!

She finally meets a decent man–after she’s oath-bound never to touch men again!
Rebecca’s life sucked before she became an angel. Crappy apartment, awful jobs, abusive boyfriends–it was no wonder she jumped at the chance to escape it all and become a real live angel. The problem is Rebecca’s not very angelic, and she’ll have to do more to earn her wings than end her love affair with the word f–er, frick.
Especially when she’s assigned to save single father Tony Weis, whose less-than-pure thoughts wreak hell on a telepathic angel’s nerves. It’s all Rebecca can do to keep her hands off him…but when she loses her memory injuring herself to save Tony’s daughter, now it’s Tony’s turn to be her angel and care for her. But will Tony’s devotion tempt her from her angelic path, even if it means being human again?

Author info:
Diane Alberts current contracted works with Entangled Publishing are:  ON ONE CONDITION (February 2012, Ever After line), and DIVINELY RUINED (April 2012, Ever After line). Her current works with Decadent Publishing are: KILL ME TOMORROW (October 2011, 1NightStand series),  RECLAIMED (December 2011), ABSOLUTION (March 2012, Honor Guard series), BROKEN (March 2012, 1NightStand series), and ESCAPE TO ME (TBA, 1NightStand series).
Diane Alberts has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author.  Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another.
She is a multi-published, bestselling author with Entangled Publishing and Decadent Publishing. She is repped by her fabulous agent, Lauren Hammond of ADA Management. She has, as of this date, two books with Entangled Publishing, and five books with Decadent Publishing. Her February release with Entangled Publishing, ON ONE CONDITION, hit #18 on the Barnes and Noble Bestseller List. She has a lot of projects currently being shopped around by her fabulous agent, and her goal is to write so many fantastic books that even a non-romance book fan will know her name.

Buy links:
Barnes and Noble
Books on Board

Read first chapter free:
Entangled Publishing

Find Diane on the web:

Want to win Divinely Ruined by Diane Alberts?  Well you can, Entangled Pub is giving away one ebook copy to a lucky winner and that winner can be international.  All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below and the main entry is a freebie.  All others are optional.  It runs through June 6th and I'll send out the announcement to the winner by the 8th.  Good luck!

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