Saturday, July 13, 2013

Featured Author: Diana Nixon

Diana Nixon was here in February with her Love Lines series, and I'm happy to have her back today to talk about her newest novel in the series, Diamond Sky, a fantasy/paranormal romance.

About the book:

A new page of the Love Lines story that will reveal new secrets and mysteries buried in the walls of Dever. Eileen, Christian and Evan need to find an old spell to protect themselves and those they love from being killed. There is only one problem – no one knows where the spell is hidden…. 

A mysterious student comes to Dever. A boy whose eyes are always watching. Who is he? What secrets are hidden behind his smiles? Is he a friend or an enemy?...

When they thought they knew everything about the super powers they possessed, they could have never imagined that in reality they didn’t know a thing. The wind can turn into the worst hurricane they have ever seen. The water can destroy everything. The earth can swallow them alive. And the fire can burn them to ashes…. 

The illusions - the only thing they tried to run away from, will come back to ruin the world they live in, taking away everything they ever cherished and loved. 
When you think you are so close to getting what you want, think twice about your every step. Because what you think is the right thing to do may take away your life….

Interview with Diana Nixon:

Diana, how would you describe your book in six words?

Intriguing, catching, full of adventures, mysteries, and love.

How did you create the plot for this book?

Diamond Sky is the next part of the Love Lines series. It tells the story of Eileen Clark, whose life changes completely the day she finds out about her extraordinary talents and goes to Dever, a closed university for the people like her. There has already been said a lot about Eileen’s life, her relationship with Christian, so this time the plot of the novel is focused on Eileen’s powers, her ability to rule over magic and natural elements. Each book of the Love Lines series has something special in it, and Diamond Sky is not an exception. It’s full of interesting twists, secrets and love of course. It opens a new page of the Love Lines story that will take you into the magical world of Dever.

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“I want to see you and Christian together. You deserve to suffer for the rest of your life from each other’s craziness. And I want to see you wearing a beautiful wedding dress, with a long bridal veiling and flowers in your hair. And I want to see Christian signing his death sentence, swearing to spend the rest of his life with you. And I want to be there when all the above happens, but if I can’t … promise me to do your best to get everything that I never managed to get. Live, love and enjoy every single moment of your life. And no matter how far away I will be, you will always be a part of me, or, well whatever will be left of my bones.” – Evan Murray, Diamond Sky

How do you get to know your characters?

Each of them is unique. Working on LL has never been just about creating a perfect world of love. It was about showing the different sides of relationships and communication. That’s why my characters are so diverse. One can be extremely reasonable and thoughtful, while the one is reckless and totally uncontrollable:) But still, writing every new episode I try to show different sides of my characters’ personality, so that it was easier for my readers to understand the motives for their actions and words.

What would your main character say about you?

Lol, I’m afraid even to imagine! Eileen would probably say that I’m one hell of an author to be created by, because I always make my characters go through the new obstacles, and never let them relax:)

Tell us about your favorite scene in the book.
My favorite scene in Diamond Sky is the moment of Eileen’s and Evan’s conversation after the fight with the Dragons. It was a very hard moment to work on. You will understand why when you read the book:) All I can say is that this scene is full of emotions, and it’s probably one of the most touching parts of the book. And considering that Evan is everyone’s favorite character, everything he says is always meaningful and deep.

What song would you pick to go with your book?
The one I used for the book trailer: The Cinematic Orchestra Arrival of the Birds & Transformation

How long is your to-be-read pile?

Longer than I will ever be able to read:) I don’t have much time for reading, but if I start reading a book that I like a lot, no one and nothing is be able to drag me away from it.

What book are you currently reading and in what format (e-book/paperback/hardcover)?

Now I’m reading Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I like her Covenant series a lot. It’s an e-book.

Where’s home for you?

I live in Minsk, Belarus. But I agree with those people who say that home is where your heart and your soul feel good. And there are many other places in the world where I always feel good. So as long as I’m happy with the things and people surrounding me, I don’t care where to live:)

If you could only keep one book, what would it be?

Can I keep my laptop instead? Lol. Well, it’s a very hard question, because I can’t choose only one book. There are so many book I like, that I would gladly upload all of them on some device and took them everywhere I would go:)

Neil Gaiman said, “Picking five favorite books is like picking five body parts you'd most like not to lose.” So…what are your five favorite books and your five body parts you’d most like not to lose?

Well, choosing five books is definitely easier than choosing one:) So they are: P.S. I love you by Cecelia Ahern, Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, Sweet Evil by Wendi Higgins and Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Now to the body parts. I can’t imagine my life without my heart of course. I want to see every smile on daughter’s face, so I can’t lose my eyes. I can’t stop writing, so I need my hands. I can’t stop thinking, so I need my brain. And though a soul is not exactly a part of a body, but still I think that soulless creatures can’t enjoy their lives, so yes, I don’t want to lose my soul.

Would you rather work in a library or a bookstore?

At home:) I prefer working in the silence.

What’s one of your favorite quotes?

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”  - Helen Keller

What are you working on now?

There are several books I’m working on at the moment. One is a contemporary romance, named Hate at First Sight. Another one is a book of poems that I write together with Abhishek Leela Pandey, the author of The Man with the Five Heads. And there’s also a trilogy about guardian angels, named The Heavens. It’s another series of paranormal romances, that I can’t wait to finish and release:)

Thanks, Diana! See you soon for your next release!

About the author:

Diana Nixon was born in Minsk, Belarus, where she still lives and works on her series. Before becoming a writer she received a Master of Law degree from Belorussian state University. She has always liked reading fantasy novels, so when she came up with the idea of writing a book, she already knew what genre to choose. At the moment Diana is working on her Love lines series, a book of poetry, named The Blurred Vortex, and a contemporary romance, named Hate at First Sight.

Other books by Diana Nixon:
Love Lines (Love Lines, # 1)
Songs of the Wind
(Love Lines # 2) 
                               From Scratch (Love Lines, # 2.5)

Connect with Diana:
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Buy the book:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble 

Book trailer