Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kissed From Beyond - Keta Diablo

Keta Diablo lives in the Midwest part of the country on six acres of woodland. When she isn’t writing or gardening, she loves to commune with nature. Keta is a multi-published author in both erotic romance and gay fiction. Her latest paranormal novel, Where The Rain Is Made, has been nominated for a Bookie Award by Authors After Dark in the Best e-novel category. In addition, Keta’s books have received numerous Top Pick, Book of the Month, and Recommended Reads awards from the top professional review sites.

Product description: Kissed From Beyond, Paranormal Anthology, This "must read" anthology will take you to the mystical beyond and back with four erotica novellas from bestselling and award-winning authors:

-Keta Diablo
-Amber Scott
-Elise Hepner
-Stacey Kennedy

Can you handle the magic?

"Cradle of Dreams" by Keta Diablo

With visions of battle still fresh in his mind, Roane Bradfield returns home to find the woman he loves betrothed to another. He corners Kendrick Moreland at Dowager Huggins’ Grand Ball and whisks her into the secluded library. One way or the other, he will know the reason the duplicitous beauty cut him from her life when she promised to wait forever.

Kendrick can’t believe her eyes when Roane suddenly appears at the ball. Has he truly risen from the dead? Amid wagging tongues and hushed murmurs, the fantasy of her every dream whisks her from the ballroom. And the expression on his face is anything but loving. Revenge, danger and powerful love collide in the Cradle of Dreams.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
Readers will love the variety in the anthology. From Keta's time travel/historical to Hepner's Genie in a bottle story, there is something for all paranormal lovers here.

Q: Why did you go indie?
Oh, boy. How much room do I have? I've been traditionally published for six years and at times very disillusioned with promises from publishers they discard once you sign the contract. I  also love having control over my books, i.e., price, where they are sold and the content. I think in the long run publishers will have a hard time herding good writers into their corral unless they wake up and realize authors can publish on their own and make more money. We can also write the stories we've longed to write for a long time without being asked to write the formulaic stories.

When you think about, editors and publishers have had total control over what's been presented to readers in the past, and that is no longer the case. I've never understood why publishers should make more than the author on a book they didn't write. I'm a proponent of equal sharing at the least, and perhaps tipping toward the person who put their blood, sweat and tears into their book. For a long time, a stigma existed if you were Indie published, "Oh, you're Indie, and not a "real" author. We've made great strides in that area, but now we have to live up to reader standard. They pay hard-earned money for books, and we need to deliver.

Indie authors need to produce good books with intriguing plots, great character depth, and error-free manuscripts. We have a responsibility now to prove ourselves -- bear up under the standards readers expect and want.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?

I like Roberta Gellis and Joanna Bourne for historical. I read many paranormal novels, but don't have a specific favorite. I find many of the books put out in this genre in the last three years have been replicas of others released. Names are changed and settings, but pretty much they're about kick-ass heroines and alpha males taking on the world. When we talk about paranormal, there are so many other elements we could write about, yet I
don't see those types of books released from the big publishers. If a trend catches on, like vampires and weres, we write it to death until the market is saturated with vampire stories across all genres, including YA. I like vampire stories, but I also like variety.

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