1. How long have you been writing?
2. What is your favorite genre to write?
I love trying new things. I’ve written paranormal and sci-fi and fantasy. But I have to say that my favorite is the m/m erotic contemporary romance. I love putting my men in the center of today’s controversies and seeing what they do with the challenges I throw at them. Of course my stories always have their HEA! But I do like making them work for it. Writing a story set in the modern world also means I don’t have to create a world and can concentrate on developing my characters, which is my favorite part.
3. What are you working on now?
While I’m writing this interview, I only have one project I’m working on, another m/m erotic contemporary with all new characters. I’m quickly falling in love with it! I’m also waiting for edits on a fantasy novella I’ve signed a contract for with Etopia Press and am waiting to see if an m/m Regency of mine has been accepted. Oh, and I’m plotting out several sequels and have an old novel to revamp.
4. When you start a new story do you begin with a character or plot?
This question is so hard to answer because I develop plop and characters almost simultaneously. I’ll hear a bit of song or catch something in a movie or in life that captures my interest. My MC walks onto the set. Hello, handsome. What’s your story? I’ll think about him for awhile, plotting a vague outline in my mind of what I want to have happen. I start to write. Characters introduce themselves as I go. The plot expands to encompass them. Seriously, the final story is as much as a surprise to me as hopefully it is to my readers.
5. Tell us about your latest/upcoming release. What inspired it?
In this fourth ‘Shelton’ book, Shelton’s grown tired of living a life separate from Nevil. So when Nevil is hurt in an accident at work, Shelton comes home for good. Feeling closer than ever to his lover, Shelton’s ready to make a lasting commitment to their relationship. But is that what Nevil wants? Nevil is less than enthusiastic when an old flame marries, leaving Shelton wondering if he’ll have to keep his dreams on hold indefinitely.
Shelton’s Homecoming flows naturally from the first three stories. At the end of Shelton’s Choice, Shelton is living in Colorado while Nevil remains in Oregon. I had to bring Shelton home where he belongs. And the ending to Shelton’s Homecoming is the HEA he’s always dreamed
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Shelton’s grown tired of living a life separate from Nevil. So when Nevil is hurt in an accident at work, Shelton comes home for good. Feeling closer than ever to his lover, Shelton’s ready to make a lasting commitment to their relationship. But is that what Nevil wants? Nevil is less than enthusiastic when an old flame marries, leaving Shelton
wondering if he’ll have to keep his dreams on hold indefinitely.
The doctor returned as promised, checked Nevil over, and discharged him.
"I left a prescription at the nurse's station for you to pick up on your way out. Pain meds for the headache I know you're hiding, and you can also take them for your arm."
"Thank you, Andrew," Nevil said with his charming smile.
Shelton gave the love of his life a dry look. Always the flirt. He shook the doctor's hand and took the copy of the release papers from him. "Thank you for taking such good care of him. I have to tell you it was a relief to find him here rather than in ICU."
"It was my pleasure. Take care."
Nevil collected his prescription at the front desk, and they made their way to the elevators. A soft rain fell as they emerged from the hospital entrance and made their way to the train depot. Deep in thought, Shelton chewed his lip while they waited.
He glanced at Nevil beside him and noted the white set of his lips. "I could take you home first if your head hurts. There's no reason I can't retrieve the car myself later and pick up your prescription."
Nevil gave him a smile and slipped his warm hand into Shelton's. "Let's pick it up together. I feel like I've just been released from prison. I want to be outside for a while."
"Just don't get chilled," Shelton said, and then he groaned. "Please ignore me. I think I left my brain back in Colorado."
Nevil chuckled. "As long as your luscious body is here," he murmured and smacked his lips together.
Shelton glanced around quickly. No one paid them any attention, so he gave Nevil a light kiss, then wished he hadn't, as every nerve in his body ignited. He wanted Nevil wrapped around him—now—with Nevil's gorgeous cock buried deep inside him.
He jerked his gaze down the tracks, embarrassed and aching. He hoped Nevil hadn't noticed the tremble in his hands. They would pick up the Prius, go home, and Nevil would take his meds then go to bed. Shelton would have to content himself with a shower where he could get rid of the hard-on he'd suffered all morning. The idea made him feel alone. Without a thought, he squeezed Nevil's hand.
Nevil leaned close to whisper in his ear, "Don't forget... you promised to let me 'do' you."
Shelton laughed, breathless. He turned back to Nevil, and touched his lips with an unsteady finger. "I'm holding you to that," he said, then sucked in air when Nevil's velvet soft lips closed over his fingertip. He watched in captive fascination as his digit disappeared bit by bit between Nevil's pale lips. He felt the roughness of Nevil's tongue in the moist, hot depths; Nevil pushed the finger to the roof of his mouth and started to suck on it. God! Shelton's prick hardened more with each draw, as Nevil’s tongue rolled around his finger; his balls tight and again aching.
"Damn, Nevil… stop! You're going to get us arrested," he panted in his lover's ear. He knew that at any second he was ready to drag Nevil behind the hospital and fuck him senseless.
Nevil's throaty laugh made him shiver with bliss. "The train’s coming."
Shelton dropped his head on Nevil's shoulder, and fought to calm his unsteady senses. Nevil didn’t play fair. He almost sobbed when Nevil's body heat wrapped around him, teasing him closer when it was time to pull away.
"Come on, love. It won't take long to get the car. Then we can go home," Nevil said with encouragement, as he tugged on his sleeve. Shelton boarded the sleek train car, but chose to stand when Nevil patted the seat beside him. He couldn’t tell where Nevil's fingers would roam if he sat down. Nevil gave him a delighted smile in answer as he read his mind with ease. Shelton scowled and looked out the window as the train gathered speed. His wanton mind pictured Nevil's mouth on him as they swept along the tracks, and he had to stifle a moan in his throat.
Dianne grew up in a large, boisterous and loving family in California, spent ten years in the rocky mountains of Colorado, and now lives in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon.
Currently, Dianne works as a floral designer in a locally-owned gift shop. Which she says is the perfect job for her. When not writing, she can express herself through the rich colors and textures of flowers and foliage.