Thursday, June 28, 2012

Interview with Diane Alberts + Giveaway

Title: Try Me
Take a Chance #1
Author: Diane Alberts
Publisher: Ever After (Entangled Publishing)
Release Date: May 24, 2012
Buy Here: Amazon|Barnes & Noble

What happens in Vegas…can lead to romance.
It took one wild night for Sergeant Jeremy Addison to realize that Vegas? Was a bad idea.
Bloody. Bruised. Dehydrated. Abandoned in the desert, and left to stagger down the road. The only way this leave could get worse was if his savior was his ex-best friend’s sister…and the girl he’d loved since childhood.
The last person Erica expected to find on the roadside was her high school crush. She hadn’t seen Jeremy in seven years—ever since the night he said he loved her, and she ran away. Losing him then had been a mistake, but wanting him now could be catastrophic if he discovered the secret that chased every other man from her life. But with a tall, tattooed Marine determined to prove he’s always been faithful, can Erica resist his advances…or will she surrender ground and give love a try?
Thanks you so much for inviting me here today! I’m so excited to get a chance to talk about the first book in the Take a Chance series, Try Me! Before we start, I want to tell everyone about a fun contest I’m having! If Try Me hits the Top 100 on Barnes and Noble—I’m giving away a signed picture of Jeremy’s abs! So don’t forget to tell all of your friends! The more people who know—the better chances you walk away with hotness! <3

Click on the cover above to add Try Me to your Goodreads TBR list!
Kayla: Where did the idea for Try Me sprout from?

Diane: The first scene I got in my head from the book is the one in the beginning, where Jeremy is stranded and confused, and feeling completely down on himself about his life. He’s bitter, sore, and abandoned, and desperately looking for a re-do. He wants so much out of life, but just can’t seem to pull it together enough to get what he wants.
Then, I pictured Erica, his ex-best friend’s sister that he could never, and would never, have. Cue the car coming, with Erica inside…and the rest came together from there!

Kayla: How was the gorgeous cover of Try Me decided on?

Diane: Oh, all of that credit goes to my editor, who is also my cover artist. He’s amazingly talented in so many ways, and I had talked to him about it a little bit. I did want to see abs and tattoos—and man, he gave me more than I could have ever hoped for. I mean, LOOK at it. :D

Kayla: What was the writing process of Try Me like?

The book itself really came easily to me. This story needed to be told, and the characters were just so much fun! Jeremy and Erica are perfect for one another, but they just needed a little shove to make it happen. I wrote it fairly quickly, but I’m not a plotter. It all just sort of…comes. Weird, I know. But true!

Kayla: Did you end up changing anything in "Try Me"?

Diane: Hmm, we added the last chapter in the book in, before the epilogue, to lead into the epilogue better. More of a transitional period, so to speak. And I’m so glad it got added in, because I absolutely adore that scene.

Kayla: Were there any surprises that came up while you were writing this book?

Diane: No, I don’t think so! ~thinks~ Wait, yes. I realized how much of the military life I knew about. My husband was in the Marines but got out in 2004. But writing about the lifestyle, the housing, and the hardships that those heroes and their families face reminded me that I remember all of it. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget the small things, but it all came rushing back to me the moment I started this book.

Kayla: Why Vegas???

Diane: ~laughs~ Where else would Jeremy get drunk, left in a desert to die, and have no idea why? Vegas, baby!

Diane: Thanks so much for having me here today! I hope to come back and visit again soon! Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter or FB so you see any announcements about that hot giveaway!

Kayla: I really enjoyed having you here Diane! I know everyone else has too! I LOVED Try Me, it was so good! I cannot wait to read your next book!!! If you haven't already you should read it. If you would like to read my review of Try Me by Diane Alberts "Click Here".

Speaking of Giveaways, Diane has offered me the option to Giveaway one e-copy of Try Me to a lucky winner! There have been a lot of Giveaways going on here at ROTWS lately… I hope you guys enjoy them! Thank you Diane for allowing me to Giveaway an e-copy of Try Me! Don’t forget about that other Giveaway she was talking about at the first of the post! To enter this Giveaway all you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below and that’s it! Good luck!

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dianealbertsDiane Alberts current contracted works with Entangled Publishing are:  ON ONE CONDITION (February 2012, Ever After line), DIVINELY RUINED (Divine Temptations Trilogy #1, April 2012, Ever After line), and TRY ME (Take a Chance #1, May 2012, Ever After line). Her current works with Decadent Publishing are: KILL ME TOMORROW (October 2011, 1NightStand series),  RECLAIMED (December 2011), ABSOLUTION (March 2012, Honor Guard series), BROKEN (March 2012, 1NightStand series), and ESCAPE TO ME (TBA, 1NightStand series).

Diane Alberts has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author.  Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another.

She is a multi-published, bestselling author with Entangled Publishing and Decadent Publishing. She is repped by her fabulous agent, Lauren Hammond of ADA Management. She has, as of this date, two books with Entangled Publishing, and five books with Decadent Publishing. Her February release with Entangled Publishing, ON ONE CONDITION, hit #18 on the Barnes and Noble Bestseller List. She has a lot of projects currently being shopped around by her fabulous agent, and her goal is to write so many fantastic books that even a non-romance book fan will know her name.

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  1. Thank you Diane for being a guest here at Reading On The Wild Side Today! I loved Try Me SO MUCH and can't wait to read your next book! Good luck with everything :)

  2. This sounds like a really good story. I have always loved stories where the hero falls for his best friends sister, or his sister's best friend, etc. It can be great to have known someone for a long time, or not so great cause you know all the good & bad stuff, no mystery.

  3. I can't wait to read this book...LOVE the HAWT/SMEXY cover! I'm thinkin' EVERY author should tat their cover models ;) Thx for the giveaway op!!

  4. Wickedly DeliciousJuly 1, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    Just dropping by to see how my lovely ladies are doing. Great interview. I still have this on my to buy TBR list from your wonderful review.
    Have a great weekndWickedly Delicious book blog