December 11, 2012

New Year's Eve Club Author Interview #rlfblog

Deadline: Romance.

Diana Saenger, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let's talk about your book, Deadline: Romance.
Genre: Contemporary
Buy links (out soon):
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Cover artist: Kim Killion
Length: 38,000
Heat rating: a little steamy
Tagline: For Emma Ross true love won’t wait.
When an over-confident dotcom genius meets a secure journalist facing some troublesome news, he’s smitten and decides she's worth fixing. Daniel may be intriguing and is an even better kisser, but too bad - Emma doesn’t need fixing.
What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Daniel Fisher, 30, Dotcom millionaire - Emma Ross, 29, Journalist


Expecting Daniel to be ready to go, Emma tried to pull her focus away from the towel that hung low around his abdomen. She slowly raised her eyes, to the six- pack abs, moving up to his tan bare chest, and not missing the muscled forearms. His dark wavy hair was bedroom messy and set off his alluring blue eyes. As she finally looked into his eyes, she loved the huge smile on his face.
“You’re really turning me on just the way you’re looking at me, girl.” Daniel remained perfectly still. “I want to come hug you, but we might not get to your parents’ in time if I do.”
Emma felt the adrenaline pumping through her veins. She was ready for this and nothing was going to stop her now. She walked slowly toward him as seductively as she could in her peach flowered sun dress that gathered around her knees. Daniel took a step backwards.
“Honestly, Em, you look so beautiful. I can only take so much.”
“Just a kiss; honest!” They both took a step and fell into each other’s arms.
Daniel pulled Emma so tight she could feel his abs, and the hardness pressed against her thighs. The dampness from the wet towel excited her even more. She wanted to be wet from him inside her. As his lips lavished her face with kisses and sweet whispers of wanting her, Emma reached her hand between them and grasped the top of his towel.
Daniel moaned and buried his head in her neck. “You are a vixen! You said just a kiss,” he whispered into a soft spot on her neck.
Emma took a deep breath, taking in the magic of her favorite cologne he must have just put on after his shower. She snapped the towel away. “I lied.”
New Year's Eve Club


How do you come up with ideas?
From everyday life, the people I meet, our culture, and somehow they just keep flowing into my head. Thank my lucky stars!
What is the single most important part of writing for you?
The impact of how it affects others.
What is the most important thing you do for your career?
Help veterans get their stories out for history and their family to know about. Currently in the process of interviewing 400 veterans on a wall of honor in my town for what will be several books.
What do you enjoy most about life?
Meeting everyday people. Even though I interview a lot of movie stars, it’s the people in my own community and the things they do that are the “real” stars in opinion.
How many hours a day to you spend writing?
8-10 every day
Are your stories driven by plot or character?
They begin with plot but characters jump in unexpectedly
What are some jobs you've done that would end up in a book?
Journalist, race car driver, vice squad undercover officer, drummer in a band.
What do you hope readers take with them after reading your work?
That all obstacles can be overcome.
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A biography has been written about you. What do you think the title would be in six words or less?
And she wasn’t even wonder woman!
If money were not an object, where would you most like to live?
Here - San Diego
If you were a tool, what would people use you to do?
A key to unlock their imagination
Picture yourself as a store. Considering your personality and lifestyle, what type of products would be sold there?
Writing tablets, a camera, a Bible, friends’ books.
As a child, what was your favorite thing about school?

Please Fill in the Blanks

I love pizza with my family .
I'm always ready for chocolate.
When I'm alone, I write .

About the Author

Diana Saenger
Diana Saenger is the entertainment editor of the East County Gazette, theater critic for 10 other San Diego newspapers and operates her own entertainment syndicate, Saenger Syndicate and online sites and . She has sold more than 1,000 short stories, articles or features to newspapers and magazines such as Good Times, Hispanic Outlook, Life After 50, Indian Country, McCalls, Romantic Times, and more. Called a Roving film historian by Fox Studio Classics, Diana has been a guest panelist at the Robert Osborne Classic Film Festival in Athens Georgia for four years in a row. Her romantic novel took first place in Harlequin's First Kiss Contest. She's sold several short romances to The Sun, has been a judge for several screenwriting competitions, had two of her own place in national competitions, was a script reader for King Productions and served as one of the press coordinators of the San Diego International Film Festival in 1997.
An award winning journalist, Diana has won numerous awards with California Media Professionals, San Diego Press Club and the National Federation of Press Women for more than 18 years. Diana is past president of So. California Media Professionals, past president of the San Diego Film Critic’s Society, member of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists and the author of Everyone Wants My Job: the ABC's of Entertainment Writing, The Vietnam War: Life As A POW, From Guadalcanal to Hemet and co-editor of Glory, A Nation’s Spirit Defeats the Attack on America.
She is the Communications Director for the International Human Factor Leadership Academy, and was nominated in 2008 by California State Assemblyman Joel Anderson for "Woman of the Year" for CA's 77th District.

Previous Books

Everyone Wants My Job: the ABC's of Entertainment Writing, The Vietnam War: Life As A POW, From Guadalcanal to Hemet and co-editor/author of Glory, A Nation’s Spirit Defeats the Attack on America.

Books Coming Soon

Deadline: Romance (in December)

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  1. "If you were a tool, what would people use you to do?
    A key to unlock their imagination"
    This comment blew me away. But I DID enjoy the whole interview :-)

    sherrygloag@ gmail .com

    1. Thanks for commenting Sherry. That is a good answer, isn't it?


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