Diana Cosby with BORN TO BITE Interview + Giveaway!
Whoo-hooo! We’ve got a dynamic duo here for the next two days! Two of the three fabulous authors of the new anthology BORN TO BITE, Diana Cosby and Erica Ridley will be answering questions and giving away copies of the book!
First up, the amazing Diana Cosby. Not only is Diana a dynomite baker, a sweetheart and a NYT bestseller, but a former Navy Cheif who has lived in dozens of countries around the world. What a fascinating history!
Diana is giving away a copy of BORN TO BITE today! Just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below!
Before we talk to Diana, a little about the book:
Darkly handsome and dangerously sexy, these voracious vampires are out for blood–and bound for eternal love. . .
Highland Vampire by Diana Cosby
As King of the Highland Coven, vampire Aedan MacGregor knows that falling for the fey Rowan Campbell could destroy her. But one taste of her healing blood and he craves her like no other. Dare claim her as his own, knowing he might lose her forever?
Never Been Bitten by Erica Ridley
Rumored to be a vampire, the rakish Mr. Macane is ravishing all the ladies of the ton! Yet, Miss Elspeth Ramsay cannot bring herself to tremble in his presence. But once Ellie feels the touch of his teeth at her throat, she finds herself biting him back! Surely this sudden bloodlust can only mean danger for her family–and her heart. . ..
Dark Secret by Hannah Howell
Alone in the world, Murdina Dunbar sets out in search of the only family she has left–and finds an ally in the mysterious Sir Gillanders Baldwin. Something about her sexy protector stirs her blood. Soon, not even the whispers that he’s a dangerous demon can keep her from his bed. . ..
Now…Diana! Yay!! Thanks so much for being here! I always love it when you visit!
Your new novella sounds delicious! And what a gorgeous cover! BORN TO BITE, features your novella, HIGHLAND VAMPIRE, which brings a vampire hero together with a heroine who has Fae powers. Can you tell us more about that?
Hi Joan, my sincere thanks for having me as a guest today. I enjoy reading vampire novels, and when asked to write in the Born To Bite with anthology with Hannah Howell and Erica Ridley – a huge honor! – I wanted to try something fun. So, I paired a vampire with a fairy. I enjoyed writing the unique mix, and I hope readers will enjoy Aedan and Rowan’s story in Highland Vampire as well.
Is this your first paranormal romance?
I have a touch of the fey in the bestselling MacGruder brothers series.
Can you tell us a little about how this genre was for you to write?
I wanted to write a fun, fresh spin on a vampire story, so I decided to add another of my favorite reads, the fey. I loved challenge of blending the two worlds.
Do you have plans to write more paranormal?
Yes. At this time, I’m writing the 6th book in the bestselling MacGruder brothers series, which has a touch of the fey throughout. As for follow-on books from my story in Born To Bite, it’s definitely something I’m considering. 🙂
You gave you heroine an interesting twist—a character with a combination of witch and Fae ancestry. How does this cause conflict with your hero, a vampire?
My heroine being part fey causes a huge conflict with the vampire hero as a vampire is forbidden to change one of the fey
I did not know this! I must brush up on my paranormaly mythology! Your character’s names are beautiful—Rowan and Aedan. Do these have special significance and/or meaning related to their character and/or the story?
Thank you. I loved naming the characters. As for Aedan, I love the name . Rowan I named her after the Rowan tree. In my story in the Born To Bite anthology, you’ll see where I included the meaning of the flowers that bloom from the tree, which are a beautiful tribute to the strength of the name of the tree and my heroine.
Oh, that is beautiful! Can you tell us why Rowan and Aedan are perfect for each other?
Rowan and Aedan are perfect for each other, because they balance the other. For Rowan, Aedan offers hope and acceptance, and for Aedan, Rowan is a woman of strength and determination with whom he can share his heart.
Can you tell us where your interest in the Fae comes from and why you chose to add that element into HIGHLAND VAMPIRE?
I’ve always loved stories of the fay since I was a child. I owe my enchantment with the Otherworld to the stories read to me in my youth.
You are an avid baker. Where does your love of baking come from? Does it serve any purpose other than the obvious—access to tasty treats? (I for instance knit to give myself thinking time to plot.)
I grew up learning to cook with my grandmother in the mountains of Vermont. So, every time I bake, it brings back memories of my youth and of my time spent with her.
What was the last thing you baked?
The last thing I baked was a batch of my youngest son’s favorite, peanut butter cookies, which I sent to him. He’s in the army and stationed overseas.
Oh, you must be very proud! I’ve heard many authors say that they find writing a novella harder than writing a full length novel. How do you feel about this?
I enjoyed writing the anthology, but like other authors, I wanted more pages to deepen the characters, the secondary characters, and the plot.
Finally…out of all your recipes, which would be Aedan and Rowan’s favorite?
Easy – flourless chocolate torte with raspberry liquor sauce! Yum!!!
Oh, they have gooooood taste!!
Thank you so much again for having me guest blog today, and another huge thanks for everyone who stopped by. Take care, and I wish you the very best!
Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.
I always love having you Diana! Thanks for sharing the inside scoop on your HIGHLAND VAMPIRE novella in BORN TO BITE!
Diana is giving away a copy of BORN TO BITE today! Just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below! US/Can shipping.
Most people think of retirement as a time to relax. For me, retiring from my job as a Navy Chief Meteorologist/ Oceanographer allowed me to pursue my passion—writing romance novels. With 33 moves behind me and having traveled through many more countries, I was anxious to create characters who reflected the amazing cultures and people I’ve met over the years.
My years of living in Europe drew me to write in the medieval time frame. After watching the movie Braveheart and with my passion for writing complex plots, I knew I had to write in this volatile medieval timeframe, hence the MacGruder brothers were born.
I have many passions in life, but one that resonates in my life is that of giving. I firmly believe that each of us can make a positive difference in another person’s life. Some of the charities I support are listed below:
The National Trust for Scotland, which acts asguardian of Scotland’s magnificent heritage of architectural, scenic and historic treasures.
Habitat For Humanity, which gives a deserving family more than a home, but a foundation upon which to build their dreams.
Semper Fi Fund , is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit to help with immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
Homes For Our Troops, assists severely injured Servicemen and Servicewomen and their immediate families through various venues to aid them in building a home that allows them live a more independent life.
The Navy SEAL Foundation, provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.