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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tuesday Spotlight: Diane DeRicci

Do the 'Dianas' share more than the writer?

Good question! Yeah, I own up to having two sides to my writing. Even Mom reads both. Talk about wanting to crawl under a rock! Both heats delve into just about anything that strikes my fancy at any given time. Castilleja is primarily a mainstream sensual paranormal author with a few early forays into romantic suspense and fantasy. DeRicci falls back on the love of paranormal with Secret being the first contemporary from either side of the brain in over three years. I feel that paranormal is one of my intrinsic inner strengths so either writing style can be molded to work an engaging story out of it. Proof of that is Seduction In Moonlight, the Pantheon story released earlier this year which truthfully was only my second attempt at an erotic, and it was written by request.

The writing for DeRicci is undoubtedly more graphic while keeping the sensuality and the emotion in the forefront and as the base structure to the character relationship. I also tend to write character forward stories, where you meet the character and their needs before the plot of the story is divulged. That doesn't change for either level of writing.

Aside from genres and overlapping writing styles, both are definitely a voice unto themselves. There is a sense of light and dark between the two that makes the stories challenging and hopefully engaging to the reader to enjoy either heat level. I don't have plans to quit writing under either name, hoping to continue offering stories for many years to come.

Victoria's life is ordered and secure. She has buried the nightmares of her youth in the deepest part of her psyche. Yet no amount of control can keep her life from changing when Cory steamrolls his way into her private world. Her professional and aloof exterior melts with the heat he ignites within her and in spite of her mind telling her no, her heart wants everything he offers, everything she has believed herself unworthy of receiving.

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Read the beginning here! (Adult warning)

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