Today I’m hosting Keta Diablo. If you know anything about this accomplished author, you know that she typically writes somewhat spicier fare. I have read far enough into her work to know that whatever heat level you crave, you can confidently expect a well-written story with a professional package. She is here to tell you all about her new ‘sweet’ historical romance, Sky Tinted Water. I have been privileged enough to receive an ARC of her latest effort, and it looks very intriguing. I will run my review of the book when it is ready. For now, let’s hear more from Keta herself.SKY TINTED WATER A Sweet Historical Romance by Keta Diablo
Familial bonds, malevolent schemes and passion collide in this sweet historical novel. Set in Minnesota during the Civil War and the Sioux uprising, this is the story of Rory Hudson, the exquisite Irish lass with an unbreakable spirit and the enigmatic Dawson Finch, a man bound by honor, duty and loyalty.
When Dawson enlists in the army to bring peace to nation divided, Rory’s world plummets into a tailspin. War, distance and time separate them, but nothing can dispel the haunting memories of their love. Not even death can destroy their fierce passion or a love so strong it beats the odds of the impossible.
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Why I wrote Sky Tinted Water and Sky Dance
First of all, I’d like to thank Ginger for hosting me today, and I’d also like to thank you for stopping by. Much appreciated.
Some readers have asked how I choose certain time settings for my books, or maybe a better question would be why? You’ve probably noticed there aren’t many romance novels set during the Civil War, but it happens to be a period in our history that fascinates me. I think about the thousands of lives lost and the boundaries crossed when family members chose sides. It wasn’t uncommon to find cousin fighting against cousin or neighbor against neighbor. The Civil War was a deeply personal war for many, and yet in the end, many soldiers forgot why they were fighting.
It’s hard to imagine a country so divided, harder still to think families were torn apart by principles, beliefs and ideals. Imagine drawing a line across the United States – the top half fights for one side and the bottom for the other. And suppose you had beloved family living in Texas and you live in Wisconsin? You can see where I’m going with this, right? Sky Tinted Water and Sky Dance take place during the Civil War and a Native American uprising that struck terror in the hearts of settlers. This is a story about two people who lived during this turbulent time and persevered through separation, loss, triumph and of course, love.
If you read Sky Tinted Water and Sky Dance, my humble thanks. I hope for a short period you’re transported to another time and place and I sincerely hope you enjoy the journey.
My best, Keta
Watch for the release of Sky Dance, Book 2. Coming to a Kindle and Nook near you in March 2013
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