November 24, 2017 by ceresbooksworld
Fragile by Diana Nixon
Book Two in Shattered series
Publication Date: November 28th, 2017
Cover by Amina Black
Rating: 5 heart (my review will come soon)
Quick word: A wonderful story of love, forgiveness and hope.
Interview with Diana
Hi Diana, I’m very honored to ask you a few questions today.
1 – What was the first book that made you cry?
Diana: As far as I remember, it was the final book from Alyson Noel’s The Immortals Series – Everlasting. I had been waiting for this book since I read book one, and it was a perfect end to the story that I loved with all my heart.
2 – What’s your favorite underappreciated book?
Diana: Breakaway by Mary Smith and Lindsay Paige – a sweet & romantic story that I wish more people knew about. It’s the first book from Penalty Kill Series that I truly enjoyed reading.
3 – How many hours a day do you write?
Diana: lol It depends on how much time my kids let me spend writing. Because every time I sit to work, they need something, and they need it NOW! But if luck is on my side, it’s 3-4 hours a day.
4 – How do you choose the names for your characters?
Diana: Sometimes I do a research about the meanings of the names I like and then choose those I feel like fitting my characters most of all.
5 – Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
Diana: Oh, dear… I wish I could say that I don’t read them, but that would be a lie (lol). I DO read reviews for my books, and to be honest, every time I’m releasing a new book, I’m looking forward to read the first review. It always feels somehow special. As for bad reviews, I try to not let them affect me or my writing process. Because if you cry over every bad review you read, you will never want to write a single word again. I respect everyone’s opinion, and I do realize that it’s impossible to make everyone love what I write. The only thing that I HATE about negative reviews is disrespect. Everyone should have limits, especially when it comes to criticizing someone else’s work. Because every book deserves respect, despite how good or bad it is. Authors spend months, sometimes even years, working on their stories. It’s a blood-sweat-and-tears kind of job, and readers shall remember it. Because letting the world see your story, it’s like letting millions of people in your small world that, let’s be honest, can be easily ruined by words – of one of the most powerful weapons ever. Authors are weirdos, you know? They cry and laugh with their characters; books are their babies. So remember to be very careful when saying something bad about them 🙂
6 – What are the hardest scenes to write?
Diana: Every emotional scene is hard to write, whether it’s a part of another contemporary romance, or a fantasy story. Emotions need to be well described, so that a reader could feel them through the text. That’s why working on them needs concentration and a lot of inspiration of course.
7 – Does your husband read your books? If so, what does he think about them?
Diana: LOL He doesn’t. But he knows everything about my stories, and every time I start working on a new book, he asks what it’s gonna be about.
8 – What is the best part of your writing life?
Diana: I can’t choose one thing only, because there are so many things I LOVE about writing. First of all, is the opportunity to dive into a fictional world where you can be whoever you want and do whatever you want. Second, it’s the thrill of creating a new story. It’s like you can’t wait to put all those ideas from your head on paper. Third, it’s holding your newly published book in your hands. Fourth, it’s the emotions my readers make me feel; the words they say about my books being unforgettable. And you know, it’s probably the most important thing for every author – to feel that what he/she writes makes someone else happy.
9 – How do you organize your life as a writer, mom, the creator of a magazine and a wife?
Diana: Honestly, I have no idea lol It all becomes a routine that you get used to with time. I try to separate my writing life and my personal life, so I could give my family the amount of attention and love they need. But sometimes, like now when I’m about to publish another book, they have to bear with me and give me more space and time to do my job 🙂 They know how much my books and the magazine mean to me.
10 – What is the best gift you have ever received from a reader?
Diana: A 5 star review 🙂 Really, this is the best gift that a reader can send my way. Because it makes me want to create more and more stories, and this is what I love doing so much. Of course, I love small surprises, like Christmas boxes with books, swag or more personal presents. But knowing that someone can’t wait to read my new book is the best gift to wish for.
She was off the limits for many reasons: too young, too naïve, and too beautiful to resist. But most of all – because she was my best friend’s little sister. She was like a taboo that should have never been broken.
But we crossed the line together… We gave in to the temptation and made a mistake that changed us forever.
Years passed, but for some unknown reason, the memories of her never stopped haunting my dreams.
I was even more obsessed with her than I was years ago, while she hated me to the bone. And she had a very good reason to feel that way…
“I owe you a lifetime of us, and I will not let you down, not again…”
about Diana Nixon
Diana Nixon, an International Bestselling Author of contemporary and paranormal romances, is a woman of contradictions. She was born in Minsk., Belarus. She has a Master of Law degree and speaks several foreign languages, including English, Polish and Spanish.
Diana’s writing career is like a roller coaster ride. It started with a fantasy novel named Love Lines, that was originally written in Russian and only later, it was translated into English. Since then, Diana has published 15 more books, both of contemporary and fantasy genres. Her books are being translated into Spanish, French and Russian.
Diana Nixon is the founder of Inks and Scratches, a literary magazine intended to help authors of all genres find readers and spread the news about their writing all over the world.
Twitter: @DianaNixon9 https://twitter.com/DianaNixon9
Instagram: @authordiananixon https://www.instagram.com/authordiananixon/