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Friday, 12 October 2012

Author Override: Diane Escalera

Author Override is the place where authors take the reins and take you on a journey into their world. Some may allow you into their private writing dens. Others may take you along with them on research trips or interviews. Whatever the case may be, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride because here you’ll get an in-depth look into an author’s musings.

Diane Escalera 

Thank you so much for hosting me. I really appreciate this awesome opportunity!

Let’s start with a quick introduction: Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, I relocated to South Florida, a sultry paradise I instantly fell in love with. I’m married, have two children and a super cute dachshund I can’t get enough of. I write hot contemporary romance, and I’m published with Kensington Publishing and Lyrical Press.

Still Hot for You is my latest release from Lyrical Press. When I set out to write this story, I wanted to do something different. I thought it would be fun to feature a married couple. Naturally, an established relationship required a totally different approach. Nothing beats the rush of excitement when two people fall head-over-heels. So why stray away from a proven formula?

Love stories often leave us with an image of a beautiful couple riding off into the sunset. But what happens after the happily ever? Okay, the mundane day-to-day routine of a busy life is not romantic. How about a couple trying to reignite the passion they once had? Falling in love is easy. Going through the joys, trials and tribulations of a relationship and coming out still bonded in your love… now that’s sexy!

Take a peek into the marriage of Dylan and Shay LaCosta. Theirs is a hot and steamy union, with an even hotter couple. Just like in real life, relationships have problems. But when two people are meant to be, they fight with each other, and they fight for each other.

Want to get your man talking? Give him booty!

Desperate times call for desperate measures. And Shay LaCosta is pretty desperate. She's wrecked her blissful marriage of five years by demanding she and her husband Dylan have a baby. What the hell was she thinking? She knows she was wrong and she’s ready to set things right, if only Dylan will let her. Bet he can’t shun her Booty Camp offer: delicious, white-hot sex in exchange for what’s going on inside his brain.

Dylan may be macho and stubborn, but he really does miss his wife. A little of Shay's pushing gets him past their estrangement and into her web of seduction. She seems to have an erotic week mapped out to perfection, and who is he to complain? Their marriage is meant to be, so they'll fight with each other, and they'll fight for each other.

WARNING: Racy Language, Hot Sex, Seduction

Shay’s heart rate kicked up a notch when Dylan entered her space. She looked at her husband. Poor guy. Worry filled those pretty blue eyes that five years later, still melted her on contact. He looked beat. But gorgeous.

Propped against the doorframe, he watched her suspiciously. His gaze lingered on her snug denim cut-offs. Slowly, his focus trailed up to her white, spaghetti-strap cami that did nothing to hide her erect tan nipples.

Shay held her breath. She titled her head to the side, and her smooth dark hair cascaded in lush waves over her shoulder.

“What’s up?” Dylan asked, in a husky tone.

Most days, she had already gone to bed when he got home from work. They rarely saw each other, let alone when Shay was dressed like that. “Hungry?”

She stepped into the light so he could see every inch of her sweet curves. Her husband flinched and she knew she’d gotten to him. Good. Because this was what he’d been missing.

Dylan dropped his work stuff on the kitchen stool. He looked at her, his gaze sweeping her up and down again. “You cooked?”

“Uh-huh.” She took in his handsome face. Did he still love her? “Shocking, huh?”

He nodded. “About as shocking as…” His chin pointed at her transparent top. “What is this? The calm before the storm?” His jaw tightened. He looked like he was waiting for a bomb to drop.

“It’s just shorts and a tank,” she said, shrugging it off. Underneath, her body felt tingly and nervous. Hopefully, she wasn’t making a fool of herself. What if he rejected her? Whatever. She had to give it a shot. “I’m just about done here. Why don’t you go change while I finish up?”

He stared straight ahead. “Okay.”

She watched him stroll away, his gait strong, fit and purposeful. She didn’t want to be angry with Dylan anymore. After months of mulish behavior, she’d rationalized her situation. At twenty-nine, she had plenty of time to start a family. It’s not like Dylan didn’t want kids. He did. He just had this need to secure their future first. The man showed tenacity, but didn’t she love that about him?

While he changed, Shay spread out the meal. She used the good china and lit a line of candles down the center of the table. Dimming the overhead lamp instantly transformed the mood to soft and relaxing. Barefoot, she sauntered over to the stereo and clicked on the CD player, already loaded with atmosphere music. She chose something not too romantic, just a light, melodic tune.

Back at the table, she tinkered with the wineglasses. She straightened a fork, aligned the salad dressing.

“Whoa,” Dylan said from the hallway.

She looked over her shoulder and smiled. Dropping into a tall, cushioned chair, she kept her eyes on him as he strode her way.

Faded jeans hung low on his waist. A white athletic undershirt smothered his hard upper body. Wide arms pressed against a V-shaped torso. Bright eyes contrasted with spiky dark hair. At thirty-two, Dylan was pure hotness. “Going all out tonight?” He checked out the glamorous display.

“Yep.” Her eyes raked over the tribal armband tattoo inked into his upper left arm. God, it was sexy. God, he was sexy. Almost as sexy as the first time she’d seen him in her father’s living room. He’d come with his own dad, a carpenter who’d been hired to work around her parents’ estate. It’d been an instant, mutual, heated attraction. Tall, dark and proud, he’d made a tool belt look like a sex toy. Blue eyes and a sinister grin--she had fallen hard.

Still Hot for You is Available Now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Digital Bookstores everywhere. The price has been lowered and is now $1.99!!!

Please visit DianeEscalera.com to learn more about my sexy tales. I love to interact with readers! Like my fan page on Facebook.com/DianeEscaleraOfficial. Follow me on Twitter.com/DianeEscalera.

Diane Escalera will be giving away a ecopy of STILL HOT FOR YOU. 

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erin said...

thanks for a great post and congrats to Diane on the new release! This looks fun :)

Cathy V said...

Thanks for the post and excerpt. I may just try booty in exchange for talk!

Diane Escalera said...

Thank you, Under the Covers, for the beautiful post! Readers, I really appreciate your time. Still Hot for You is the kick-off story of a Latin Heat Trilogy. Muy Caliente! Hope you enjoy the excerpt. And good luck!

Janet W. said...

Oh this looks good! I may have just found another author I Like for my TBR!!

Timitra said...

Thanks for the introduction to this new to me author...love the cover for Still Hot For You!

Lona said...

Love the cover, sounds like a great read.

blinkysthebest at aol dot com

Gurlonthemove said...

Another author to add to my TBR list, thanks for the giveaway!

pc said...

Thanks for sharing this great excerpt...looks like a must read!

Lady D said...

I love the fact that you chose to focus on a married couple, and the trials and tribulations that is married life. I cannot wait to read this!

Cheryl S. said...

Sounds like a great book! Congrats on the release!
Thank you for the giveaway :)

Diane Escalera said...

Thank you for all the great comments, and for taking the time to enter the giveaway. Good luck!

Under the Covers - you know I love hanging out here. Thanks for having me again.

The Right Temptation - Coming August 2013 - Story two: Latin Heat Trilogy.

Happy Reading,