Sunday, September 19, 2010

Where The Rain Is Made Blog Tour: Keta Diablo Interview & Giveaway

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Welcome to the blog tour for Where The Rain Is Made. Keta and I are glad you stopped by. I was so happy to get a chance to be a stop on this blog tour and get to do another interview with Keta.

Amanda: On your website you break your backlist into two categories: "erotic" and "m/m" romances. Which do you prefer to write? Is one genre easier to write than the other?

Keta: I’ll say the male/male novellas are quicker because they’re not full-length novels. The erotic romance is almost always full novels. And there’s more research with the historical romance. I enjoy writing both because of the variety and the different lengths, but if you really pinned me down I’d have to say I’m really fond of reading and writing historical romance.

Amanda: What are your favorite TV shows?

Keta: I watch very little television. I’m not a serial person at all, but I do watch movies. One of my favorites is Man On Fire with Denzel (anything with Denzel is good in my book). Oh, and I love Kingdom of Heaven and The Last Samurai.

Amanda: What hobbies do you actively pursue?

Keta: I used to be into genealogy quite heavily. I suppose that’s why I love historicals so much. I no longer have time to do the research it requires to find out about my family lines. But I really enjoyed discovering things about my ancestors.

Amanda: What was the scariest moment of your life?

Keta: Are you kidding? I grew up with all boys, and there are a ton of them. I have no idea how I lived through childhood. I still ask my mother, “Where were you?” I almost drowned in a pond when I was four, got hit by a utility truck when I was five, hit in the head by a baseball bat when I was seven, and got stabbed in the hand during a game of stretch when I was ten. I have the scars to prove all the injuries. To this day, my brothers won’t fess up, but they did watch out for me while I was growing up. Can you imagine? I would be dead if they hadn’t.

Amanda: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Keta: I thank them all the time, and realize how important and crucial they are to a writer. I would still write books even if I never had a following, but it wouldn’t be nearly as rewarding.

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About Where The Rain Is Made:

A decadent savage has captured Francesca DuVall and her brother, Marsh. Now she must spend every waking moment planning an escape. However, she didn’t count on the powerful draw of desire interfering with her scheme in the camp of the brutal Cheyenne dog soldiers.
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Ethan Gray is a curator at a national museum . . . most of the time, but when he travels through time to help his beloved People he becomes Meko, leader of the most revered and feared tribe of the plains.
Although their worlds are decades apart Meko can’t resist the dark beauty he kidnapped during a raid. He has many battles to fight but none he wants to win more than the one that will capture Cesca’s heart forever. From the windswept plains of Colorado and the harsh life of a Dog Soldier to the placid life of a curator their love was fueled by passion and kindled by destiny.

You can find out more about Where The Rain Is Made by visiting the publisher’s site, Decadent Publishing, http://tinyurl.com/37oepsy.

You can also read Chapter One and part of Chapter Two here: http://tinyurl.com/2drur2y

Keta is very active on Twitter and would love to have you follow her: http://www.twitter.com/ketadiablo.

 

Watch for my review of Where the Rain Is Made to be posted shortly! :)

 

Find Keta Diablo around the web:

Keta’s Haunt I Keta’s Keep I The Stuff of Myth and Men Blog I Quackers and Tease Blog I Romance Writers Behaving Badly Blog I Twitter I Facebook I Goodreads

 

We hope you enjoyed stopping by Not-Really-Southern Vamp Chick. Tomorrow, you can have another chance to win Where The Rain Is Made by stopping by Sapphire Realm Romance Blog and Hanging With Bells Blog.

Keta will be giving away one copy of Where The Rain Is Made in PDF today. To be eligible, do these three simple things:

Follow my blog

Follow Keta’s Erotic Romance Blog, http://ketaskeep.blogspot.com and

Leave a comment below with your e-mail address.

A winner will be selected in 5 days (Friday, September 24th), and announced here on the blog, so be sure and check back to see if you won. Keta will be notified by me and will send the book directly to you. (This contest is international! Must be 18+ to enter.)

Good luck everyone, and again, thanks for dropping by,

 

WHERE THE RAIN IS MADE BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE:

September 12th

Leilani Loves Books.com  http://www.leilanilovesbooks.com/

September 13th

Bitten By Paranormal Romance http://www.bittenbyparanormalromance.com

September 14th

Lovin' Me Some Romance http://www.lovinmesomeromance.com/

September 15th

The Divas Bookcase http://www.divasbookcase.blogspot.com/

TWO BLOGS, September 16th

That’s What I’m Talking About  http://twimom227.blogspot.com/

The Geeky Bookworm http://thegeekybookworm.blogspot.com/

TWO BLOGS: September 17th

Book Lovers Inc. Blog http://book-lovers-inc.blogspot.com/

Jojos Book Corner http://jojosbookcorner.blogspot.com/

TWO BLOGS - September 18

Seriously Reviewed http://www.seriouslyreviewed.com/

The Black Raven Erotic Cafe http://theblackraveneroticcafe.blogspot.com/

September 19th

Not-Really-Southern Vamp Chick http://not-really-southernvampchick.blogspot.com/

TWO BLOGS - September 20th

Sapphire Realm Romance Blog http://sapphireromance.blogspot.com/

Hanging With Bells Blog http://hangingwithbells.blogspot.com/

TWO BLOGS: September 21st

Happily Ever After Reviews http://www.hea-reviews.blogspot.com/

Talk About My Favorite Authors Blog http://talkaboutmyfavoriteauthors.blogspot.com/

8 comments:

Keta Diablo said...

Thanks so much for hosting me, Not Really Southern Vampire Chick! I love your interesting and informative blog.

Good luck to everyone in the contest. I hope you enjoy reading about Meko and Cesca as much as I loved writing about them.

Don't forget there's two days left of the blog tour yet so you can still win a copy.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Keta
http://www.ketadiablo.com

Abigail-Madison Chase said...

Nice Interview! Don't know if I could survive without TV.

Brita Addams said...

Hi Keta and Southern Vampire Chick (love that!)

Another great interview! No TV, huh? I watch little enough, just evenings, but gotta have some!

I'm deeper into Where the Rain is Made and I am loving it more and more.

Great work!

Are your legs tired yet from your tour? You're traveling a heavy schedule, girl.

Luv,
Brita

Lucy said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Please enter me.
I follow both blogs.

lucybeugelingramos@gmail.com

yllektra (force-oblique) said...

Oh, what a busy schedule for Keta! :)
I loved the interview!!

May I be entered in the contest?
I follow both blogs! :)


yvantis@hotmail.com

LORETTA CANTON said...

I follow both blogs. Great interview.


lbcanton
lbcanton@verizon.net

Tore said...

I am a follower of both blogs. Please enter me in contest. Would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Hi Keta, thanks for the great and funny interview! :-)

I keep "stalking" you on this blog tour, because not only would I like to win a copy of Where the Rain is Made, I enjoy getting to know more bits about you and your writing process :-) Congrats on the release!

Oh, your childhood sounds quite eventful, lol :-) Glad to see you ahve survived and thank God for your brothers, if you had so amyn accidents with them looking out for you, can't even imagine how it would ahve been without their help and protection. Thank God for siblings! :-) (I have two little sisters and looking out for them was a full time jobe when we were younger, but I wouldn't had it any other way :-p )

I follow both your blogs.

Thank you!

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com