Happy Monday, Friends! How’s your August going thus far? Good, I hope! For August, MRN will be introducing you to a new romance author who I hope you’ll enjoy as much as I did when reading her debut novel a few months ago.
MRN shines the spotlight on Author Jaine Diamond this month. Let’s jump right in to get to know Jaine and her work…
Jaine Diamond is a romance author who believes in fairy tales, ice cream, and true love. She lives in beautiful Vancouver, Canada with her real-life romantic hero (Mr. Diamond) and their baby girl. Her next release is Dirty Like Me, the first book in a rockstar romance series about the members of a sexy rock band and the women and men who love them is coming soon! Fine Jaine on the interwebs:
What is your favorite word or phrase in the English language?
I love you is pretty awesome.
Is there a certain type of scene that’s harder for you to write than others…e.g., love scene, action, emotional/tear jerker?
Definitely action scenes are the most challenging for me. Love scenes and emotional scenes come naturally since I’m a romance junkie. But making action exciting, lean and fast-paced, while keeping in touch with the heart of the scene and what the characters are feeling in the scene, the motivations that drive their actions—that’s the heart of a truly successful action scene. Action can be exciting but we have to care why things are happening and feel invested in the outcome in order for the scene to have impact.
Do you read your reviews? Why or why not?
I do read a lot of them. As a new author, there is a lot to learn from reviews. And I appreciate it when people take the time to not only read my work, but write and post a review.
If you could only take only one book on a trip, what book would you take? Why?
I’d take Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, because it’s got all the elements I love in a book. It’s romantic, detailed, character-driven, suspenseful, dark, heartbreaking and humorous.
What’s next for you? What are you working on now?
I’m working my butt off on a new contemporary romance series about rock stars. The first book is coming out soon and I can’t wait to roll out all the books in this series; I love the characters so much I wish the band in the books was real. I’d totally be a fan. I’ve always loved music and have found tons of inspiration to write, over the years, in song lyrics, so these books come straight from the heart. Plus, hot rock stars. Need I say more?
Excerpt from DEEP:
The following excerpt features cadet Lana Marsden in a state of mind-melting, body-quaking ecstasy, due in part to something she recently ingested, but even more so to the proximity of her scorching hot commanding officer, Sergeant “Catch” Durant…
“I want you to touch me.”
Lana’s blood rushes through her body. Her thoughts rush. She swallows, trying to hold everything back. Trying to hold herself together, not come shuddering apart. Trying not to melt down right in front of him.
He stares at her, the heat pouring off his body, warming her. “Ask me.”
It takes her a moment to process the request. Then she whispers, “Please, touch me.”
Catch’s warm hands skim up her sides, fingertips drifting over the patches of skin bared by the dress. She moans, hearing her voice like it’s not her own.
Her eyes keep rolling closed. “God.” She puts her hands on his arms to steady herself. Feels the vibration where he touches her, until she’s melting into his hands, until she wavers on her feet.
“May I… may I sit down?”
“No, Lana. You’re going to stand right here, and I’m going to watch you.”
His gaze melts down her face, her throat. His hand traps her left breast like he’s holding her heart; she feels it pumping in his grip. His other hand delves beneath the hem of the dress. He strokes her through her panties, lifting her, weightless, on a wave of pleasure.
She shudders and closes her eyes, and pushes herself into him. Her fingers dig into his arms. It’s all too much. It’s not enough. Catch is stroking her through her panties. She’s in his hands and she’s melting, completely melting, and she’s still kind of floating, she doesn’t know where she is. Can’t locate herself in any of this.
She opens her eyes and all at once she becomes hyperaware that they’re just a speck floating out in the universe and nothing matters, nothing but this, this moment here with him, this tight little space pressed together, his fingers stroking her through a thin bit of cotton, and she’s here, she’s right here pressed against him, his touch sending waves of pleasure through her, her ecstasy climbing toward some distant peak. Catch.
This perfect thing.
This forbidden thing…
Rockstars next, you say?! I’m going to eagerly sit here in wait…
I hope you’ve found your next favorite book!
Coco 💋 💋 💋