Monday, March 19, 2012

Author Interview & #Giveaway: @DianeEscalera author of, Still Hot For You

Please join me in welcoming Diane Escalera, author of Still Hot For You, as she provides us with an author interview today.

Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, Diane Escalera makes her home in sunny South Florida. The sultry paradise is 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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What is a day in the life of Diane Escalera like when you're writing? And when you're not writing?

First, thank you so much for hosting me. I really appreciate this awesome opportunity!

As for my routine, I get going pretty early when things are still calm and quiet. This is when I plan out the day. It’s amazing how much gets done when there are no interruptions. I write a set number of pages each day. Once I meet my quota, I move on to other tasks such as research, promotions, networking, and all those other glamorous things an author must do.

When I’m not writing, I love to hang out with my family, play with our sweet little dachshund who keeps a permanent smile on my face. I’m also into fitness, scary movies, sexy books, and red wine. Oh, and chocolate!

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

They can come from anywhere — the news, something I read, an overheard (eavesdropping) conversation. I have a curious (nosy) mind and tune into details that most people don’t pay much attention to. The simplest thing could spur an idea, but then, I have a pretty wild imagination.

When you're not writing, who are you reading? What book are you reading now?

My go-to authors are Linda Howard, Lori Foster, and Jill Shalvis. I devour their books. I just finished reading Head Over Heels by Jill Shalvis. Loved it!

What are some other jobs/careers you had before becoming an author?

Unlike most authors, I didn’t know I was destined to write. In fact, I worked in banking for several years, but deep down knew that it wasn’t my dream job. At the young age of thirty-five, my sister died of an illness. I realized the same thing could happen to me. There are no guarantees. I couldn’t waste another moment doing something I didn’t love. Writing was one of my greatest joys when I was growing up. I decided to enroll in an intensive course where I learned everything I could about the craft. It didn’t take long before I left the bank to pursue a writing career.

Are there any other projects you're working on? If so, can you share a little teaser?

The hero in Still Hot for You has a sinfully sexy brother and cousin. I couldn’t let Christian and Nico go without a happy ending. So… I’m working on two more novellas featuring these delicious men. Stay tuned for more Latin Heat!

Still Hot for You is available at Lyrical Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Digital Bookstores everywhere.

Please visit DianeEscalera.com to learn more about my sexy tales. I love to interact with readers! “Like” my fan page on Facebook.com/DianeEscaleraOfficial. Follow me on Twitter.com/DianeEscalera.


So today I have a copy of Still Hot for You to giveaway.

Want to get your man talking? Give him booty!

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. She seems to have an erotic week mapped out to perfection, and who is he to complain? Their marriage is meant to be, so they'll fight with each other, and they'll fight for each other.
WANT TO WIN A COPY OF STILL HOT FOR YOU?
{March 19 - March 30, 2012}
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  • Giveaway copy will be sent directly to winners from the author
  • 1 Winner will be randomly selected using random.org and contacted via email
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To enter:

Please leave a comment stating your "dream job" and please include your email address
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14 comments:

Diane Escalera said...[Reply]

Love the post! Thank you so much! Readers, don't miss out on your chance to WIN a copy of Still Hot for You. It's Romantic. Emotional. Caliente!

Chrisbails said...[Reply]

I would love to run and own my own bookstore. I would love have a new and used bookstore. I would love to buy and sell books.
Would love to win and read this book Diane is a new author for me and always looking for new books to check out. Thanks for the giveaway.
christinebails@yahoo.com

Krista said...[Reply]

I'm doing my dream job, I'm a wife to a wonderful husband and mother to 5 kids. I know thats probably what people think is not a "job" but the cooking cleaning and extras are. I enjoy making my own hours and late nights with my hubby! I have a degree as a RN but this beats anything else.

bookreviewclub@yahoo.com

Na said...[Reply]

I would love to be able to design and create things. I think I would appreciate the challenge of being an interior decorator. I'd have fun designing different homes and buildings from the scratch.

Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tore said...[Reply]

My dream job would be to be an author and write books. I have been thinking alot of writing books lately but I still haven't tried it yet. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Sarah Intidam said...[Reply]

My drem job is being an editor for books. I'm obsessed with reading;what better way to feed my addiction?

scintidam@gmail.com

Di said...[Reply]

I would love to work in a bookstore too - but it would be a real test of will power not to spend a lot of my salary on the books!

sallans d at yahoo dot com

Anita Yancey said...[Reply]

My dream job would be to own a used book store. Thanks for having this giveaway.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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Joanne said...[Reply]

I would love to own a bookstore/bar. The best of both worlds. Thanks for the giveaway.

Joanne B
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bn100 said...[Reply]

I would like a job like Samantha Brown's on the Travel Channel. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Diane Escalera said...[Reply]

Readers, thank you SO much for your participation. Good luck!

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

Happy reading,
-Diane

winnie said...[Reply]

My dream job was to do something I loved that also allowed me to travel to different places once in a while. Exactly what this is I don't know as I haven't found such a job yet, lol!

chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

sary said...[Reply]

I would love to be a doctor. I LOVE MEDICINE!! my email is rbd1022@hotmail.com

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