Monday, March 24, 2014

Author Spotlight + Giveaway--Diane Leyne

Welcome to Author Spotlights on Mondays! Siren author Diane Leyne is my guest this week and she's giving a copy of Finding Satisfaction, book 1 in her Satisfaction, Texas series, to one lucky commenter! Take it away, Diane!

Hi, my name is Diane Leyne and I've been writing for just over a year now. Coming out Monday is the 3rd book in my Satisfaction Texas series. The hot western town features cowboys, BDSM, ménage and of course strong heroines who find love even as they face jeopardy.

Uncovering Satisfaction is Nicola's story. She's an undercover operative dealing with the fall out of her last mission. Micah owns the local Satisfaction BDSM club. He's being targeted by vandalism and he's worried that it may drive him out of business. His best friend Dace is the sheriff of Satisfaction and his hands are tied because if he starts an official investigation, they both worry that private information about the club will be leaked. A mutual friend and former operative arranges for "Nick" Marlow to come to Satisfaction to help out Micah and Dace. The men aren't expecting Nick to be a woman and really not expecting to have her pose as their sub. When she makes it real, she becomes a target and the incidents escalate until Nicola's very life is in danger.

Nicola "Nick" Marlow is an agent on leave after a devastating ending to her last undercover assignment when a friend asks her to come to Satisfaction to get to the bottom of a series of incidents that may just close the Whips and Spurs forever.

Micah Durrance owns the public saloon and private BDSM club and is getting desperate. His best friend, Sheriff Dace Lowe, is stumped too, and when a friend recommends Nick as a top-notch investigator they both jump at his offer.

Micah and Dace are surprised when Nick turns out to be Nicola, and shocked when she decides to go undercover as their sub. For real. Feelings escalate quickly as do the incidents as Nicola becomes a target. And what will happen when it’s all over? Is it all just a job to Nicola, or will her heart get broken when it’s time to leave?

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More about Diane:
How did I first start writing? I've always been a reader, spending far too much time and money on books. It was Christmas 2012 when I noticed the "submissions" button on the Siren Publishing site. Curious, I clicked on it. The idea of writing a 60 or 100,000 word book was always intimidating, but once I realized that Siren accepted shorter works, I realized that I had no more excuses not to give it a real try. The result was No Place Like Home. Since then, I've written 22 other short novels ranging from 20,000 to almost 50,000 words in four series, Satisfaction Texas, Club Libertine, the spin off Libertine Island and my paranormal series, Call of the Wolf.

What types of books do I read? I read pretty much everything except poetry and chick lit. I seem to have been born without the poetry-appreciation gene. I really love mysteries and thrillers and my favourite authors include John Sandford, Lee Child, Jonathon Kellerman, (the late) Elizabeth Peters, Lexi Blake, Candace Blevins and Tymber Dalton.

What are my other hobbies? Photography and travel. I have done some stock photography, although not much later and have shot concerts for several bands. As for travel, I've visited more than 20 countries and love going to places. I've recently fallen in love with St. Maarten and Los Cabos Mexico. St. Maarten has appeared in the Libertine Island books, and Los Cabos has appeared briefly in Call of the Wolf 3 and will be back in book 5, which I hope to write later this spring.

Other favorites? Colour: teal, band: Lovehammers (local Chicago band), city in the US: Chicago, food: chicken fajitas

What's next? I've just started on the 9th Club Libertine book. Then I'll be doing Satisfaction Texas 6, Candy's story. It will also be Libertine Island Six and is tentatively titled, Running from Satisfaction to Libertine Island.

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Remember to comment by midnight on Wednesday, March 26, for a chance to win a copy of Finding Satisfaction!

Mellanie Szereto
Romance...With A Kick!

1 comment:

  1. Nice meeting you and thanks for stopping and posting a little bit about yourself. We sound a little a like or at least on the spend to much time and money on books, lol. I just havnt got a clue if I could write a book but love reading. So happy writing to you so I can have happy reading.