Genre: Contemporary Interracial
Publisher: Delaney Diamond
Cover artist: MTheresa Arts
Length: 134 pages
Heat rating: Sensual
Tagline: Sweet. Sensual. Passionate. Romance.
Renaldo da Silva’s near-perfect life in Brazil comes to a halt when he finds out about his wife’s betrayal. Now he doesn’t want to have anything to do with her. But because he needs her help finalizing the biggest deal of his career, he’s forced to make her a multi-million dollar offer and delay their divorce.
Sabrina da Silva can’t forgive herself after a reckless night destroys her marriage. She agrees to help her husband and then disappear from his life for good. But with passion still smoldering between them, it’s not easy for either to walk away. Will passion be enough to overcome the ultimate test of their love?
What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Renaldo da Silva, 29, real estate investor
Sabrina da Silva, 27, financial anaylst
What do you enjoy most about life?
Spending time with friends and family. One of my mottos is live, laugh, love! Life is too short to be stressed. Stress can attack you physically, so I try to live as stress-free as possible and leave negative people and negative situations behind.
If you could give the younger version of yourself advice what would it be?
Don’t stress the small stuff! It’s funny how the things that seemed important to me when I was younger are completely irrelevant now. If only I’d known then what I know now…
Do things your family or friends do ever end up in a book?
Oh yes! For instance, in Second Chances, Lucélia, the daughter of Renaldo’s cousin, was running around with a yucca fry offering a bite to people who were over at the house. My niece likes to “share” her food like that, too, although if you ever took a bite, she’d have a fit. One day I was over at my sister’s, and my niece kept offering us a bite of her French fry. She must have had it for a good hour and wouldn’t put it down, and every now and again she’d walk up to me or someone else in the family and offer us a bite. My niece is always doing the cutest things (I’m not biased; you’d think so, too, if you met her).
Which of your books would you recommend to someone who doesn't normally read your genre, and why?
Oh, that’s tough, because tastes are so subjective. But since I have to choose, I’d recommend Private Acts. It’s one of my most highly rated books. Readers seemed to really like Samirah’s free spiritedness. I’ve also been told that the descriptions of Cuenca, Ecuador helped the readers to feel as if they’d been transported to that locale, and the sex between her and Miguel is smoking.
What kind of books do you read when taking a break from your own writing?
Romance, mysteries, thrillers. I also like to read books on the writing craft, the occasional biography, or books about major events in history.
What do you do to relax?
I cook or watch movies. Netflix rocks!
Imagine you get to go on a dream vacation, but you have only one hour to pack and leave, and it starts as soon as you finish this interview. What will you take with you and where will you go?
I’d take my Kindle, a bathing suit, underwear, and a couple of changes of clothes, because my dream vacation will definitely involve a beach somewhere.
What do you like to do when you're bored?
Eat. Yes, I know that’s terrible. Luckily, Netflix keeps me entertained when I’m not hanging out with friends or doing something else, because staying at home and being bored is dangerous. I find myself going to the fridge more often than not.
If you were a color, what color would you be?
Yellow, which happens to be my favorite color.
Which statement is more like you:
"I am a vacation spa because I am laid back and relaxed."
Please Fill in the Blanks
I love pizza with everything. Pile it full of meat and veggies!
I'm always ready for traveling. I plan to do even more in the near future.
When I'm alone, I read or watch movies.
You'd never be able to tell, but I’m a procrastinator. People are always surprised when I tell them that because they think I’m so organized. I’m just an organized procrastinator.
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Website and blog: http://delaneydiamond.com