My guest today is author Diane Burton. Please join me in welcoming Diane to Notes From A Romantic’s Heart.
NFaRH: If we asked your best friend to list three of your most prevalent traits/habits, good or bad, what would they be?
Diane: Loyalty (I hope), OCD (I thought I was just a nit-picker), and Always on time (for lunch or deadlines)
NFaRH: If you could morph into one of the characters in your book, who would it be and why?
Diane: Daria. I understand her desire to make a change in her life. I did it a few years earlier than she did. LOL But, as the hero says, sometimes she has more guts than sense. I’d like to think I would help a wounded man. Instead, I’d probably call 911 and beat it out of there.
NFaRH: If you could either time travel or possess supernatural powers, which would you choose? If you choose time travel, when and where would you go? If you choose a supernatural power which would it be and why?
Diane: Time Travel to the future, when space travel is commonplace. I would love to visit alien planets, but I’d hope the aliens looked like us instead of giants bugs or lizards.
NFaRH: What do you find to be the most challenging obstacle in writing a novel and how do you overcome it?
Diane: Getting stuck. I know where the story is supposed to go. It’s just how to get there is the obstacle. How do I overcome it? I procrastinate. LOL I play a lot of computer solitaire or mah jong. Somehow playing mindless games lets my imagination rest. Then I have to mentally kick myself to stop playing and return to writing.
NFaRH: What is the most important thing about your book that you want readers to take away from this interview?
Diane: That they’ve been on a fun adventure.
NFaRH: Tell us in fifty words or less why you wrote this book:
Diane: One Red Shoe started as a writing exercise at a Mid-Michigan RWA meeting. The facilitator threw out an idea (someone running toward you at a train station). First thought: the man running toward her wore one red shoe. The scene took place in a NYC subway and the red was blood.
NFaRH: What’s next on your writing horizon?
Diane: I’m finishing the second book in my sci-fi romance Outer Rim series, about a woman who is not what she seems. The Chameleon will be released in the spring.
Wannabe writer rescues wounded spy while risking her heart.
Daria Mason’s life is too predictable. Nothing ever happens in her small Iowa town where everybody knows everybody else. But when she travels to New York City looking for a little excitement, she never expects to bring home a wounded spy.
From the moment agent Sam Jozwiak steals intel vital to US security from a Russian Mafia kingpin, Murphy’s Law takes over. No matter how he covers his tracks, the kingpin’s assassins find him. What’s worse than getting shot in the butt? Accepting help from an Iowa tourist.
Sam and Daria flee cross country with the assassins right behind them. Sharing danger and excitement—and a few kisses—with Sam soon has Daria convinced he’s the man for her. He thinks she’ll be better off once he’s out of her life for good. With their lives on the line, can she convince him they belong together?
Excerpt from One Red Shoe:
For the second time in her life, Daria Mason came face-to-face with a man pointing a weapon at her. A pervert, with unzipped jeans, wielded a green box knife. Because she’d raced into the restroom without checking out the situation, he now stood between her and the exit.
She was at the end of the proverbial rope. After walking in circles, she finally found a restroom and nobody was stopping her from using it. Especially not someone playing copycat with that guy in the movie who wore one red shoe.
“I am having a really bad day,” she declared in the don’t cross me voice she used on her brothers. As soon as her words echoed off the hideous pink and black tiled walls and floor, she lowered her voice. “You are in the wrong place, mister. Now zip up and get out.” She pointed straight-armed toward the door.
The man shook his head and set the flimsy knife on the counter. “Lady, you have more guts than sense. You are in the wrong place, at the wrong time.” His voice was even softer as hers. He eyed her with a look so dark and intense it paralyzed her like a hawk froze its prey.
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About the author:
Diane Burton combines her love of mystery, adventure, science fiction and romance into writing romantic fiction. Besides the science fiction romance Switched series, she is the author of The Pilot, the first book in a series about strong women on the frontier of space. One Red Shoe is her first romantic suspense. She is also a contributor to the anthology How I Met My Husband. Diane and her husband live in Michigan. They have two children and two grandchildren.
For more info and excerpts from her books, visit Diane’s website: http://www.dianeburton.com
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Thank you, Diane, for being my guest today. I look forward to the next book in this series.