What if…I publish three books in just over a year?

If someone had told me when I started this journey to be a published author, that I would have my first three books published in just over a year, I would have thought they were overly optimistic. But it happened!The third book in my Dance of Love series, Dance to a Gypsy Beat, was published on 4 August 2016. Like the other erotic romances I’ve written in this series, I loved writing this book as well. As in the others, the divine feminine appears to help the heroine on her journey. This time through the gypsy runes. Every throw of the runes in the book was what I threw in my office while writing the story. Whatever rune appeared guided the story and I must say, as usual, the magical hand of the divine feminine proved the perfect muse. Dance to a Gypsy Beat also ties off a fantastic familial link connecting all three books… in some ways, surprising me as much as the readers. For a first effort, the Dance of Love series has opened up a well of creativity and passion indwelling me. I know I will branch into other less erotic genres as I continue this journey, but ‘cutting my teeth’ on these three fabulous stories has been magical.
When did you achieve something greater that you initially conceived?

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Insight…Never limit yourself either before or after success

What if…something unexpected happens?

Do you remember the timeless musical The Sound of Music? Where the Captain and Maria finally reveal their love for each other as they stand in the rotunda in the moonlight? And she sings, For somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good… Well that’s exactly how I felt on 14 February… somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good! Dancing Queen was voted Readers Choice Best Book and Best Cover 2015 in Luminosity Publishing’s Awards. Woo-hoo! What a wonderful Valentine’s Day surprise.
When was the last time something unexpected happened which made a joyous difference to your day, career or life?

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Insight…Celebrate your successes and make the most of them.

What if…readers like my book?

This is a biggie for authors. Will people like my book? Will they get me?
Since I write love stories laced with the divine feminine and with a twist in the ending, I wasn’t sure how readers would respond.
Writing a book is like making an investment in your future and honest reviews are indicators whether you’ve made the right investment. The greatest compliment you can give an author is to write an honest review, particularly if you enjoyed their work. Your review inspires them to work hard and keep investing in their writing and in turn, the readers get to enjoy more of the author’s work. It’s a win/win for everyone.
For me, so far, the Reader Reviews for Dancing Queen have been favourable. It’s still early days yet but for a first time author, it’s encouraging.
Have you left reviews for books you’ve enjoyed? If not, why not do it and gift the author with your thanks.

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Insight…My worth doesn’t depend on another’s opinion. Still, good reviews are hugs from heaven

What if…this is my Fifty Shades?

I had to laugh when the Gold Coast Bulletin article appearing soon after my book launch referred to Dancing Queen as Fifty Shades of Diane. Although not quite the case, the universe’s irony was not lost on me at all.

Erotic Glimpse between the Covers… It seems Gold Coasters love to write. Another to release a book is Diane Demetre who has penned Dancing Queen, an exotic, erotic and steamy romance novel which is loosely based on her life and times as a dancer. “This is book one of the Dance of Love trilogy and follows the sexual adventures of Michele Johnston, a recently divorced, 42 year old ex-dancer from the Moulin Rouge who sets out on a journey of discovery. I wanted to write an erotic romance novel from a unique perspective and having a woman in her forties going on a sexual adventure is different to the usual erotic romance heroine,” said Diane. To celebrate, Diane held a book launch at Spaghetti & Jazz Ristorante in Robina with many friends and supporters along for the merriment. Add a reading of some steamy passages from the book, wine and food and you have a different way to spend an afternoon. Fifty Shades of Diane indeed.

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Insight…When the universe tickles you, laugh