Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day 2: Interview and Giveaway with Dianne Miley

Welcome to day 2 of our interview with Dianne Miley. So are you loving this series yet? I know right? It's one of my faves too! Yesterday we got to know a bit about Ms. Miley's background and Book 1 in the Crystal Falls series, Lilacs for Laura. Today is on to book 2, Roses for Rachel. But first let's throw a few questions at Ms. Miley.

Val: Every author is different and I know this question is asked of authors all the time but I am dying to know, do you plan your books out or do you just go with whatever comes to mind?

Dianne: I have a basic outline, but once I begin writing, the story takes on a life of its own and I go with it.

Val: It must be nice to be able to live a whole story line in your mind. You are very talented in the character and plot development of the your stories.

Val: I love all of your characters but the one that most intrigued me was Elliot in book 2, Roses for Rachel. Why did you make him so different?

Dianne: After creating Brett, I wanted a completely different hero just to keep the series fresh and interesting.

Val: Readers, wait until you meet Elliot. It will make you look at certain men in a very different light.

Val: Tell us what you were thinking when you wrote Roses for Rachel.

Dianne: Who should the stalker be that the reader would never guess? How can I fool the reader to think this other person is the stalker? What reaction in Elliot will melt Rachel’s heart and dissolve her hesitancy toward him?

Thanks for taking the time out to answer those questions Dianne. Readers, you can find Dianne at

Young widow Rachel Santos raises her daughters alone and tries to get past the pain of losing her cheating husband. Attracted to pretty boys, she goes from one bad relationship to another. When she dumps her cheating boyfriend, someone vandalizes her house. Rachel confides in faithful Elliot Truman, but refuses to trust her heart to another man. Determined to handle her problems alone, she refuses to see him as anything but a friend.

The stalker breaks into her home, and Rachel fears for the safety of her daughters and herself. When her work is sabotaged , she loses her job and cannot pay the rent. Will she be able to support and protect her children? Who can stop this demented stalker? And will Rachel ever be convinced that some men are worth loving?

That's it for today peeps. To enter to win a print copy of Roses for Rachel, just follow through GFC and leave a question for Ms. Miley. Don't forget to go back to day one to enter for a chance to win Lilacs for Laura too. And PLEASE do not forget to leave your email address so that I may contact you if you win. Good luck!