I’m so happy to welcome fellow Kensington author Diana Cosby on the blog today. Diana is an internationally bestselling author who writes Scottish medieval romantic suspense. She’s also a very interesting person with a very interesting life, as you’re about to find out.
You had a distinguished career in the Navy and travelled all over the world. What made you pick Scotland as the setting for your novels?
Hi Vanessa, my sincere thanks for having me on your blog today. After writing a viking trilogy, I watched Braveheart, and was intrigued by Scotland’s fight for freedom, so I decided to research and write in this era.
What’s the basis for your bestselling MacGruder series?
The tie in for the best-selling MacGruder brother’s series is the halved stones in the grandmother’s chamber, which they believes hold magic. I’ve had a blast figuring out new and fun ways for the heroine to ‘leave’ the grandmother’s chamber with the matching half of the respective hero’s gemstone. 🙂
What can you tell us about your new book?
His Seduction is Griffin’s story, who is an English lord ‘supposedly’ loyal to King Edward I, but is secretly working for the Scottish rebels known as Wulfe. Griffin has appeared throughout the series, and I was thrilled to write his story. He’s known for his quick thinking, skill, and always being in control, so I knew I had to toss him out of his comfort zone – enter Rois. 🙂 A woman who loves her father and would do anything to protect him, when she believes Griffin is a threat to her father’s life, she risks it all in a brazen confrontation with Griffin, and so the story begins. For a fun excerpt:
*I LOVED WRITING HIS SEDUCTION!
You’re involved in a great project with Habitat for Humanity? Can you give us some info on that?
My sincere thanks for asking. For several years I’ve volunteered for Habitat For Humanity. What a fabulous cause and best, you work alongside potential home owners in helping make their dream of owning a home come true. Also, as the community comes together to help build the home, the family is blessed by a sincere welcome from their neighbors.
One of my dreams is to sponsor the build of an entire Habitat For Humanity home, and with both romance readers and Habitat For Humanity amazing, I thought, why not pair the two. Hence, Diana Cosby’s Romance Readers Build A Habitat For Humanity Home was born.
How it works:
As readers send contributions to Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County, the bookshelf will fill with every donation. [http://graysonhabitat.org/] The goal is to fund an entire home – $55,000. Send your donation via PayPal using the Donate link in the menu bar or donate funds the old-fashioned way—a check works just fine!
Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County
901 N. Grand Avenue
P.O. Box 2725
Sherman, TX 75091
*Total as of 8/31/2013: $2050.
Finally, what’s up next in Diana’s writing life?
I’m excited to share that Born To Bite, an anthology with Hannah Howell and Erica Ridley, will be released via paperback on September 3rd! http://www.dianacosby.com/borntobite.html
Also, I’m thrilled to pass on that book #6 in the MacGruder brother’s series, His Enchantment, will be released December 19th! Here’s an excerpt:
Thanks so much for joining us on the blog today, Diana!