WWTS Finalist Diana Quincy & Seducing Charlotte
Diana Quincy is our 9th finalist from the WRITING WITH THE STARS contest. If you haven’t voted for your favorite yet, be sure to pop over to RT BookReviews and weigh in on who you’d like to see advance to the next round.
Welcome to my blog, Diana.
Thanks for letting me visit, Mia.
I am beyond thrilled to be part of this talented group of finalists in the “Writing with the Stars” contest. Although I have to admit that my nerves are already shot. And this is just the first round! But seriously, every moment I am a part of this competition is a privilege.
Writing is a true passion that actually took me by surprise. I guess you could say I came to it late, after a career in television news – (not as glamorous as you’d think considering all the nights, weekends, early mornings and holidays that are part of the package.)
These days, there’s nothing like settling in front of my laptop in a quiet house and letting my mind wander as it takes my characters on their tortured journey to true love. Getting lost in the story actually calms my mind.
Sure it’s a challenge to carve out time to write between work and the children’s studies and activities. But I do because writing fulfills me unlike anything else I’ve tackled before. The challenge of crafting a nuanced plot and developing rich, multi-dimensional characters is what ultimately makes writing romance so rewarding for me.
Of course, I’m passionate about my real-life romantic hero husband (of fourteen years) and our two wonderful boys.
Oh, as to other passions: the Washington Redskins (hope springs eternal), white rice and the all-too-rare girls’ day out with my amazing friend and ‘alpha reader’ Megann, who has never doubted that I would one day be published.
Diana’s Bio: Diana loves writing historical romance – in part because it gives her an excuse to avoid doing the laundry. She has a real job as a Web Editor for an international news organization based in Washington, D.C. However, she is most content far from reality – in front of her laptop – conjuring up stories which will always have happy endings.
Seducing Charlotte Excerpt:
She looked around, sipping her lemonade. “This is a secluded spot.”
“Yes, I selected it quite on purpose,” Cam took Charlotte’s glass from her and carefully placed it on a level spot so it would not topple.
She shot him a wry look. “And why is that?”
He marveled at the way the sun illuminated her sky-colored eyes. “I will not bother to dissemble, Miss Livingston.” He tugged her around the massive tree trunk, out of the sight of the other guests. “I hope to steal another kiss. Actually, I have thought of little else since our last one. Will you allow it?”
Charlotte flushed, her luminous gaze floating beyond him. “Really Camryn, if you ask for permission, it hardly qualifies as stealing a kiss.”
Blood surged to Cam’s vitals when it registered she had just told him to take what he wanted. Shaking his head, he wondered at his unfathomable passion for her. It had been an agonizing week since he’d first felt her lips beneath his. Now, finally offered the opportunity, Cam grasped it.
Cupping Charlotte’s cheeks, he kissed one side of her mouth and then the other. He intensified his actions, pressing down on her lips, bidding her to open them to him as she had once before. When she did, he kissed her as thoroughly as he had ever kissed a woman. He licked and plunged his tongue deeper, mating with hers, greedy for more. Losing himself in her subtle floral scent, he tasted the tartness of lemonade and the honey of a woman’s softness. Sweet and sour. He smiled against her mouth.
Why was he not surprised?
She pulled back in a breathless haze, eyes glittering, her cheeks a delightful shade of red. “When I said you had a clever tongue, my lord, I truly had no idea.”
Diana’s Brava mentor is historical author Mary Wine. Her latest release, HIGHLAND HELLCAT is available now! Check it out at her lovely website http://www.marywine.com.
Diana shared that she writes because the creative process fulfills her. We women pour ourselves into our families and our careers. What do you do to fill YOUR cup?