Sunday, January 15, 2012

Reclaimed by Diane Alberts: Author Interview

I am thrilled to share this author with you - she is dynamite and a real pleasure to interview.  Be sure to get your hands on her new book Reclaimed, you won't be disappointed.
About the Novel:

After moving to England, Sabrina tumbles into an unknown world when she meets the man who has appeared to her in her dreams. After recovering from shock, she wonders how it is possible that Isaac could be in her dreams-before she met him. The shocking answers catapult her into a world where ruthless creatures roam freely among unsuspecting humans, and battle lines are clearly drawn.

While embarking on a dangerous and passionate affair, a bitter enemy appears from Isaac’s past that will stop at nothing to remove her from Isaac’s arms. Permanently. In order to establish a foreseeable and solid future, Sabrina must first deal with a tumultuous past. Navigating a shadowy world she never knew existed; Sabrina fights for her newfound love…and her life.

About the Author:

Multi-published author of all things romance. Diane believes strongly in a happily-ever-after for everyone. She especially loves tortured heroes and heroines, as can be seen in her stories. Check here to stay up to date on all Diane’s upcoming releases!

Entangled Publishing: Divinely Ruined, a novella about an aspiring angel, is coming soon.

Decadent Publishing: Kill Me Tomorrow, Diane’s first addition to the popular 1NS series from Decadent Publishing, and Reclaimed, a paranormal romance novel, are available.  Escape To Me, a time-travel addition to the 1NS series, is coming soon. Absolution, the first of a new series with Decadent called Honor Guard, is in the editing process. Broken, a military 1NS book, is also coming soon.

In addition to being a writer, Diane also reads slush for Entangled Publishing as an intern.

Diane Alberts lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her husband, four kids, and a bird. She lives in the mountains-but wishes it were the beach. She has been writing since she was in elementary school, but only recently fulfilled her dreams of being published in 2011. Enjoys dyeing yarn and knitting in her “spare” time

She loves interacting with readers, so feel free to email her using the contact page, or follow her on her various social networks, listed in the sidebar.

Diane on the web HERE

Author Interview:

What book is on your nightstand now?

Hm. A bunch of slush (I read slush for Entangled Publishing). But, also on hold for me to read are: Ann Mayburn’s Wild Lilly, Clarissa Yip’s Tempting a Prince, and Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Obsidian. I love romance books, both adult and YA.

What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Highland Velvet by Jude Deveraux and Remembrance by Jude Deveraux. They are what started me on romance books, and I haven’t stopped yet. I was twelve. :D

What are your top five authors?

Oh, God. I don’t know if I can do this. I’ll try. Jude Deveraux, Johanna Lindsey, Teresa Medeiros, Christina Dodd, and Julia Quinn.

Whew. That took me five minutes to decide.

What books have you faked reading?

None! If I don’t like it—which is very rare—I put it down. Too many good books to read to waste time on one I don’t like!

What books are you an evangelist for?

Touch, by Jus Accardo. I absolutely adore it.

What books have you bought for the cover?

Hm. The Virgin and the Playboy, by Kate Richards. It’s hot.

What books have changed your life?

Too many to name. I would be here all day! I guess the Mallory Series by Johanna Lindsey. I eat up any and all things Mallory, but my favorites are Amy and Warren.

What is your favorite line from a book?

“We could get killed. Or worse…expelled.” Hermione from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

What inspired you to write your first book?

I had a vivid dream about an ending scene in Reclaimed. I can’t give much detail, but Isaac is on a cliff, making a decision that will change the rest of his life. A decision no one should have to make. The wind whipped his hair, in tune with his vicious mood. The scene was so demanding, I wrote it, sat down, and started the rest of the book.

Do you have a specific writing style?

Panster. I really don’t plot or plan. As I write, the characters surprise me as much as they do my reader! It can be so hard, at times, to give myself up to them. I want them to do what I want them to do—but they don’t listen.

How did you come up with the title?

The story is about finding the love of your life—for the second time. It was going to be called Darkness, but after a brainstorming session with my mom, we came up with Reclaimed. It fit the book so much better.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Yes: Love conquers all. Always does. Always will.


  1. Thank you do much for interviewing me!

  2. Great interview! I loved Diane before this, but after discovering we are favorite author soul sisters, I'm stoked! She's a gifted author who is a total sweetheart to boot. Thanks for letting me get to know her even better :-)

  3. Aw, thanks, Rachel! The feeling is mutual!

    Now, if only my iPhone stopped turning my "so" into "do".

    I swear I know how to type. Ignore mistake in my previous comment! Lol!