5.17.2012

Interview & Giveaway with Diane Alberts

Please give a warm welcome to author Diane Alberts 


Hello! Thanks so much for inviting me over to talk about my newest release from Entangled Publishing, Divinely Ruined. It’s the first book in the Divine Temptations Trilogy.

1. What Inspired you to write Divinely Ruined?

I’ve read a lot of angel romance books, and I wanted to make one—but with a twist! My angel was not blonde, soft-spoken, and perfect. No, mine was red-headed, had a temper to match her hair, and had an unfortunate habit of cursing. Oh, and she also finds herself tempted by the man she is supposed to save…

2. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest novel?

Nope! I love the way Divinely Ruined turned out. My editor has amazing patience and vision, and he just “gets” my voice. He takes my story and makes it absolutely, positively shine. Truth be told…Divinely Ruined just might be my favorite.

But don’t tell anyone. The other books will get jealous. ;)

3. Which of your characters from Divinely Ruined would you invite to dinner?
Miranda! She is such a cutie pie, and I’d love for her to come play with my three year old little girl. Something tells me that the two of them would be great buddies, and cause lots of trouble. Especially since Miranda was inspired by my daughter. Two of a kind, you might say.

4. Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay any attention to them or let them influence your writing?

I used to agonize over reviews. Cry over the bad ones, and let them get to my head until I doubted my ability to write a readable story. One thing about me that most people don’t know: I’m one of those people who wants everyone in the world to like her. And, yes, that stretches to my books.

I’ve had to come to the realization that in the writing world…that will never happen. No one can write a book that everyone likes. It’s just not possible. So, I tend to not read the bad reviews unless I stumble upon them accidentally, but I do love, love, love the good ones. Who wouldn’t, right?

5. Which fictional character would you most like to meet?

Hm. Good one. I’d love to meet the King Henry from the show The Tudors…aka Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. Man…that version of King Henry, in the beginning of the show? Smoking hot. I’d love to get my hands on—uh, I mean, get to meet him. ~clears throat and averts eyes~ Yeah. Meet him.

6. What is one book everyone should read?


Okay, I’ll stick to romance. My favorite ever series, in the whole entire world, is the Montgomery brothers from Jude Deveraux. Velvet Promise, Highland Velvet, Velvet Song, and Velvet Angel. That series, and those men…people don’t write like that anymore. And they are my favorite.

7. If you could live any place in the world where would it be?


Clean sands, warm water, and clear skies. Anywhere that fills those three requirements—I’m in. Especially if I can write on the beach with a drink that has a tiny umbrella.

8. What is your all time favorite quote?
“Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” -Stephen King

Thanks so much for hosting me today! Thanks for stopping by, to those of you reading this!

Thank you Diane! It was great having you on my blog.

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About Divinely Ruined

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?



Buy links: Barnes and Noble Amazon Books on Board Read first chapter free: Entangled Publishing



:::GIVEAWAY TIME:::

Diane Alberts and Entangled Publishing is going to give one lucky winner an eBook copy of Divinely Ruined. Which means this giveaway will be International.

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33 comments:

  1. I love when authors agree to do interviews on book blogs. It always gets me more excited to read their book!

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  2. Thanks for a great interview and giveaway! There's been a lot of positive buzz about this book and it's already hit my radar :) Definitely love the premise!!!

    Congrats on the new release!

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  3. The cover is gorgeous! I really want to read this though. It sounds like it would be a fun read.

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  4. I love the cover is the book. It makes you curious about the book.

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  5. Oooh, this really sounds like my kind of book...can't wait to read it....

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  6. I've had this one on my wishlist since I first saw the cover and read the blurb. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. This sounds like a fun read. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. Stephen King said that? Shocking. And deep. I like it. And the book.

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    1. Yup, he has a lot of really good quotes, a lot of them pertinent to writing. He's pretty cool, even though I don't read his books. I'm more of a romance gal. ;P

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  9. "Clean sands, warm water, and clear skies."

    Diane, if you haven't been to Australia, you should!! :)

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    1. I will mark it down in my places to go! The furthest I've been from US is, sadly, Jamaica. But I have plans. Big plans. ;)

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  10. The cover is absolutely beautiful. :)

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  11. HI Diane! Great interview, and you know already how much I loved this book! And i"m like you - I want everyone to like me and it's hard when they don't!!

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    1. Aw, thanks for stopping by, Jen! You rock!

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  12. An angel with a temper. I like that, haha.

    Diane - loved your favorite quote. Stephen King rocks.

    Fun interview. Thanks for sharing :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  13. The protagonist sounds awesome! My type of girl!!!

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  14. I like this main character. not really a perfect angel, sort of like me. LOL. thank you for the interview and cool giveaway.

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  15. The book sounds great and I'm a sucker for an amazing cover! Thanks for doing the interview and giveaway! <3

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  16. New to me author looking forward to reading this book and I like the cover Anna @ Read Between The Lines

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  17. "King Henry from the show The Tudors…aka Jonathan Rhys-Meyers" RAISES HANDS AND FEETS AND HAIR AND EYELASHES!!! take me with you when you meet him, I do love Jonatha- umm I mean meeting King Henry would be truly educational!

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  18. This is a new author for me, but the book looks great and I have added to my to be read list. I love the cover! Thanks for the giveaway and interview!

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  19. I love the idea of this book and that your angel isn't perfect! Can't wait to read this one :)

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  20. Book sounds really intriguing.One that's definetely going on my TBR list.

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  21. This is my first time hearing about this book. That's such a lovely cover. I think the author's angel portrayal sounds like alot of fun.

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  22. Great interview! You make them seem so easy. This book is on my wish list as the excerpts have me so hooked! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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