Hey everybody! I'm super excited to tell you about this new book out from Entangled Publishing. It's called Divinely Ruined, and it is a wonderful read! Don't forget to enter the contest, which is open internationally, at the end of this post!
By: Diane Alberts
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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?
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About the author:
Diane Alberts current contracted works with Entangled Publishing are:
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, NightStand series), RECLAIMED (December 2011), ABSOLUTION (March 2012, Honor Guard series), BROKEN (March 2012, NightStand series), and ESCAPE TO ME (TBA, NightStand 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
Diane: Thank you so much for having me here today, and letting me talk about Divinely Ruined, the first book in the Divine Temptations Trilogy from Entangled Publishing!
Question: Can you tell us a little bit about your inspiration for Divinely Ruined?
Answer: Sure! I wanted to write a paranormal book about angels that are less than, well, angelic. I read tons of angel books, but none of them quite fit the mold of what I thought angels would be like. My aspiring angels are temperamental, emotional, and real…like humans.
It isn’t until they earn their wings that they become what most people think of when they think angels—mild-mannered and calm. Rebecca, who has not yet earned her wings, is very, very far off that mark.
Q: Rebecca and Tony are unique characters… did you pattern them after people you know, or are they completely made up?
A: They were characters that formed in my head. Rebecca was the loudest—and most insistent. She knew how she wanted to be portrayed, and I listened. And once I knew what Rebecca was going to be like, her perfect match came to mind—the tortured, equally pessimistic Tony.
Once they were together, well, sparks fly, as do tempers.
Q: Can you tell us about your writing process? Do you outline or write freely?
A: I’m not a planner or outliner, usually. With the rare exception of the second book of the Divine Temptations Trilogy…I’ve never once outlined. I like to sit down to an empty page, and let the words flow out. It’s how I work best.
Q: What other projects are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working on two projects, which is weird for me. I’m working on the second book in the Divine Temptations trilogy, Divinely Ransomed. And I’m also working on a Contemporary Romance that hasn’t been titled yet.
Q: If you could have coffee with one of your characters, who would you pick and why?
A: Rebecca. I’d love to get to know her in real life. She’s been through so much, and seen so much, yet she still manages to come out on top. I would want her as one of my best friends.
Q: Who are some of your favorite authors?
A: Oh, there are so many. Christina Dodd, Johanna Lindsey, Teresa Medeiros, Julia Quinn, Rachel Harris, Lisa Burstein, J. Lynn, and Jennifer Probst…need I go on? I know I forgot a bunch of authors…but I love so many! I could be here all day!
Q: What song reminds you of Rebecca and Tony?
A: Oh, gosh. That’s a hard question. Is there a song out there that is about two people not being able to trust anyone else, or let their love show? I’d love some suggestions from commenters on this one. You stumped me! LOL
Q: Can you talk a little bit about Divinely Ruined (for the people out there who
haven’t read it yet)?
A: Sure! It’s about an aspiring angel who is far from angelic. Rebecca has a temper as bright as her red hair, and has tendency to curse. When she is given her first assignment—her last step to earning her wings—she couldn’t be happier. Until she meets him, and realizes she just might not make it through this encounter unscathed.
Tony is bitter and has lost his faith in all things but his daughter. When an angel shows up…he laughs, then proceeds to try to chase her away. What he doesn’t expect is that he ends up wanting her to stay. And when she is injured, he finds himself thrust into the role of taking care of her…and falls even more.
Q: Was it hard to find the balance between comedy and romance?
A: For me, not really. BUT, I do have a habit of throwing humor into a highly emotional moment, and my editor is really good at weeding those moments out. Sometimes, in real life as well, I tend to throw something funny in there to calm down the emotions.
He’s good at leveling it all out, and making it perfect. Editor’s rock.
Q: Do you have any advice for aspiring authors out there?
A: Keep writing! If you get rejected, write more. The more you write, the more you learn. Trust me, I know.
Amber: Thank you so much, Diane, for taking the time to answer these questions! It was great having you here.
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