As part of her blog tour, here’s a super interview with Diane Alberts.
Check out the rest of the posts on the tour here: http://www.writermarketing.co.uk/prpromotion/blog-tours/currently-on-tour/diane-alberts/
What’s your favourite published work of yours and why?
Hmm…Reclaimed. It’s not out yet, but will be soon. I think it will always be my favorite because it is my first book I ever wrote. It made me believe in myself, and it made me who I am today. It will be out from www.decadentpublishing.com soon!
Where’s your favourite place to write?
In my room, at my desk! It’s the only place that is quiet enough with four kids and a husband lurking around. And I have all my book covers hanging on my wall to inspire me.
Who is your favourite character from one of your stories and why?
Matt, from my newest book, Broken. It’s not out yet (I’m sensing a theme!), but he is so raw, and kind, and passionate. Who doesn’t love a war-hero?
What was your ideal career when you were a child?
Being an author. I’ve always loved writing, but as I grew older, I thought maybe I didn’t have it in me. Finally, after much urging from my husband, I gave it a shot. I had one scene in my head, from Reclaimed, and from there the book just came pouring out.
Once it started, I couldn’t turn it off!
What’s the best writing tip you’ve ever been given?
I kind of mentioned it above. If you have a scene in your head—WRITE IT DOWN. Even if it is only a page long. From there, more often than not, a new idea will emerge, little by little, until you have a book!
Give it a shot; you never know what will happen!
If you could bring one of your characters to life, which one would it be and why?
Jasmine, from Kill Me Tomorrow. I’d love to see her kick some demon butt. But, if she came back, Gavin must come with her, too. They’re inseparable.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am editing a few of my books, and am about to begin a sequel to my full length novel, Reclaimed. It’s been in my head for a while, and is demanding to be released.
What’s your biggest writing achievement? Why?
Becoming published. SO many amazing authors are out there, published, and not published, and I feel honoured to be one who is. There were times I thought it would never happen, where I’d almost given up hope, but I’m sure glad I didn’t.
I wouldn’t want to miss this feeling for anything in the world. Writers: don’t give up! Keep writing!
Jasmine Baruch is a jinn—a supernatural being who fights demons with fire. While that’s difficult enough, she’s got bigger problems. She’s a virgin, and in the jinn culture, that is sheer blasphemy. Jinn are supposed to be passionate, promiscuous creatures—everything she isn’t. Due to marry the next day, she takes matters into her own hands by using 1Night Stand. But, like the rest of her life, nothing is easy. The man chosen for her, though incredibly gorgeous, is a demi-sanguine; a half-human, half-demon–her enemy.
Gavin Werbato is looking for an easy night of sex. Nothing more, nothing less. Instead, he gets a gorgeous jinn convinced it is her duty to kill him. He can certainly think of better things to do with her soft hands than murder. He need only convince her of that…
Can the fire sparked when these beings collide be controlled, or will it consume their world as they know it?