April 21, 2014

Interview: Diane Saxon author of Flynn's Kiss @Diane_Saxon #RLFblog #Contemporary

Flynn's Kiss 

About the Book

Title Flynn's Kiss – Disarmed and Dangerous Book 1
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Name Diane Saxon
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Interview with Diane Saxon

Why did you write this book?
Long before I had any idea I was going to become an author I had a scene in my head and my hero was Flynn. It was such a vivid picture in my mind I felt compelled to write it down.
I started writing books, became published, then last year we moved house and this two page scene was at the bottom of a drawer in my bedside table and I read it through and had to write the story. The scene is virtually unchanged and Flynn is just as much a bad boy as I first imagined him.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Romance. Sub-genres dependent on mood. But I love reading, I read vast amounts and always have. I change my mind on a daily basis as to who is my favourite author, my favourite genre. So, here are a few:
What is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own characters)?
Well, again, I think this is transient for me dependent on my mood. One that always sticks in my mind is Tim by Colleen McCullough. I read the book and that character stuck with me. When I saw the film, it was very different, but the character was still hauntingly beautiful.
Do you enjoy films and/or TV shows? Which are your favorites?
I'm not big on TV, but I love films. Good old fashioned romances with guts. Dirty Dancing, Officer and a Gentleman and who doesn't love Ghost. Oh, but please don't give me unexpected tearjerker ending. Really. There is nothing worse than feeling that I've totally wasted my time watching a film where the hero/heroine drops dead in the last few frames. And believe me, there are more of those out there than you realize. No! Don't do it to me.
What are you working on at the moment, and what are we likely to see from you in the coming months?
Well, wow. My head is full and my fingers have been flying. So here we go.
Her Captured Groom – Historical romance. Written at Nanowrimo in November and fully finished. Book 1 in a series of three.
Hawk's Lady – Historical romance, Book 2. 45k words written so far – should end at around 60k
Being Banshee – 48k into a 60k book – paranormal romance (sssshhh – that's all I'm saying until it's critiqued) Will be finished by mid April.
Now, I don't normally write two books at a time, but both were clamouring for attention.
I have two more in mind for the paranormal series
Barbara's Sin – Book 2 Disarmed & Dangerous – skeleton plan – Will be finished by beginning of June.
Please tell us about your latest book.


She spoke softly, but in the quiet of the early evening, her voice carried clearly, emphasizing the slight wobble to betray her nervousness.
He turned his head and stared at her, his eyes direct and piercing, his chin lowered in what she recognized as a defensive gesture, designed to deter her advance. The dappled light from the fading sun gave his beautiful face an ethereal and almost sinister look, emphasized by his complete stillness, his silent watchfulness.
She took a hesitant step forward and stopped at the slightest movement of his chin raising. She wished she hadn't come, wanted to run, but she'd trapped herself, and in all honesty, she hadn't quite expected this response. They were both adults, for heaven's sake, and one of them should take the initiative and make their meeting less uncomfortable.
She removed the Stetson from her head, no longer in peril of burning her skin as the sun lowered. His gaze flicked down to the pretty yellow hat as a few more of its feathers detached themselves and fluttered to the ground. His wicked eyebrow flicked up briefly, and then his expression returned to deadpan.
"I owe you an apology."
Silence filled the gap until she huffed out a breath and tried again.
"You've been conspicuous by your absence lately. People are missing you and I feel…responsible." Embarrassment coursed through her. She had no idea she would have to try so hard to reach him. Convinced she simply needed to see him again for everything to be all right, it came as a debasing shock to realize he had indeed been avoiding her.
She tried to keep her hands still, but her fingers seemed to have a mind of their own, twisting around the brim of her new hat. She saw his gaze flick down to stare at them and forced herself to drop them back down to her sides, holding her hat in one hand, aware of the shedding of yet more bright feathers. His attention centered on her again as she gave a small cough.
"The other night, when we…" She blew out a disgusted breath at her painful reticence.
She was supposed to be the mature one here. "…when we had sex. I thought it was mutual. I know I took the lead and did all the seducing, but maybe I didn't take into consideration you weren't interested—you seemed interested at the time, you…" She swallowed a heavy lump in her throat. He'd been as hard as rock, but maybe he'd fantasized about someone else.
Severely scarred during a disastrous mission, ex special forces Flynn Swann is home after three years of avoidance. By his own admission, he's no good with women and the last thing he expects or wants is the attention of a curvy little brunette, who's just passing through.
With apparently no fear or revulsion of his scarred face, the boisterous woman bounds into his life and destroys all hope of a quiet visit. It is obvious to literally everyone that she wants him—all of him.
Worse still, despite her atrocious taste in fashion and Stetsons, she appears to have won the hearts of the entire town.
Scientist Liberty Sophia Glennon is on a mission to find a man before she has to return to the loneliness of the New Zealand outback where she has already spent eighteen lonely months doing research.
A ticking hormone bomb, Liberty feels time is running away with her. Outwardly she is a bouncing ball of over-confidence, but inside she is still a frightened little girl with horrific memories of her childhood and a desperate need to be liked.
Completely unfazed by his external scars, her seduction of Flynn is not so difficult, but follow-through proves painful as Liberty realizes Flynn's wounds run further than just skin deep.
With apparently nothing in common but their passionate attraction, how will these two damaged souls deal with each other's fear of rejection?

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Author Bio

Diane Saxon lives in the Shropshire countryside with her tall, dark, handsome husband, two gorgeous daughters, a Dalmatian, one-eyed kitten, ginger cat, and four chickens.
After working for years in a demanding job, on-call and travelling great distances, Diane gave it all up when her husband said "follow that dream."
Having been hidden all too long, her characters have burst forth demanding plot lines of their own and she's found the more she lets them, the more they're inclined to run wild.

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