November 20, 2018 by ceresbooksworld
I’m part of the blog tour for Serene, the third book in Shattered Series by Diana Nixon.
I will begin the day with an Interview of Diana Nixon.
Hello Diana and Welcome to Ceres Books World! I promise my questions won’t be hard 🙂
Carine: Was it hard to write Serene? And why?
- I think it was one of the hardest books to write. First of all, because I needed to do a lot of research. As it turned out, I knew very little about the life of people with sight problems. Second, because I needed to ‘become’ Ivy Ryan and see the world from her POV. It wasn’t easy to do, considering our lives are poles apart, in so many ways. And third, the emotional part of the story was supposed to be very special. I wanted my readers to be able to ‘feel’ the book. Hope I’ve succeeded 🙂
Carine: How do you choose your book covers and what you want to see on them?
- I always know what I want to see on the cover, as well as the ‘mood’ that should be there. Sometimes people ask why I always choose covers with the faces. The answer is – I like giving my characters certain faces 🙂 I think it makes it easier for the readers to relate to the story behind the cover. I also have a great designer – Amina Black, who always listens to my preferences, and together we work to make eye-catching covers. I love all of mine 🙂
Carine: What are you planning to write now that Serene is done? Book two in a certain series??? Or a complete new story?
- Uh, Carine, you always know what questions to ask 🙂 Well, as I have already said in one of my latest interviews, there will be at least one more story in my Shattered Series. The story will be about Jeffrey. As for the book after it, I have an idea for a standalone story, maybe I’ll go for it and give myself a break from writing a series 🙂
Carine: You’re a writer & the editor in chief of Inks and Scratches magazine. How do you find time for your family? Do you possess super powers that I don’t know about?
- LOL I wish 🙂 The truth is – writing books and running the magazine – are the two parts of my full-time job. I know that if I don’t do the job, no one will do it for me. That’s why I try to make time for everything: writing, editing, publishing and the family. Family always goes first, of course 🙂 In my ‘fictional’ world, it’s about the priorities. I make mental plans (no writing ever worked LOL) for the week and try to follow them.
Carine: What are your Christmas traditions?
- First of all, Christmas if my favorite time of the year. It’s something that reminds me of my childhood, family gatherings and magic that can’t be found anywhere else. I love everything about Christmas, from decorating the house and choosing presents to attending the annual evening mass in the church. It’s something that makes Christmas real for me. The atmosphere, the carols, the people around you, singing and being one huge family. There’s also a tradition of making a Christmas wreath, with the four candles that we lit up every week before Christmas – it’s one of those traditions that help me feel the upcoming festivities.
Carine: Have you ever thought about writing a Christmas novel?
- Never say never 🙂 I always wanted to write a Christmas novel. Not just a book that will mention the event, but a full story dedicated to this event. Maybe this is what I shall do next year? 🙂
Carine: When are you going to come to France?
- Your favorite question, of course 🙂 Coming to France is one of my plans for the nearest future. I’ve been there before, but never as a writer attending book events.
Carine: What kind of a book would you like to write in the future, another romance or maybe something completely different?
- I’ve been thinking about writing a suspense story, not like Louise, but something more real and maybe even more freighting. But with a little bit of romance, of course 🙂
Carine: What are you reading now?
- I have so many books in my to-be-read list, I don’t know what to read first 🙂 And how to find more time for reading LOL I know that Vi Keeland is about to release another book and since I’m totally in love with her writing, I think her new book will be my next read.
Carine: What kind of music are you listening in general or when you are writing?
- I like alternative music. And Spanish songs 🙂
Thank you for answering my questions, and I’m so impatient to read Serene, only one book from you this year and it’s not enough for me.
- I’ll try to do better next year 🙂
And now for the book
I used to think that my life was a picture of perfection. I had everything a twenty-five-year-old woman could wish for: a loving family, friends, a dream job and a fiancé who thought the world of me.
Until the day I lost it all… Including my ability to see.
The car accident took away not just my vision, but also a part of me that I was sure I would never be able to get back.
And then I met him… Stanley Burke. A kind of a man I thought didn’t exist anymore: understanding, loving, supportive and generally too good to be true.
Without effort, he breathed life into my frozen heart, making it beat faster than ever before.
He became a light that my eyes would never see again. He made me feel things that were long lost and forgotten.
Only I couldn’t give him what he deserved.
Because in my pitch-dark world, there was no place for love…
“I’ve never been so scared of losing someone in my entire life… Then again, I’ve never had anyone as important as you are to lose…”
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About the author
Diana Nixon is an International bestselling author of contemporary and fantasy romances. A Master of Law, she never thought she would betray the world of law and dive into fiction. But once her first book – Love Lines – was published, she realized that writing was her true passion. Since then, she has written 19 more books. She can’t imagine her life without her fictional characters and she never stops thinking about the new storylines that haunt her dreams. She’s married and has two daughters – her biggest source of inspiration. She loves music, traveling, coffee and chocolate. She believes that writing is the best cure for everything that can be healed with words.
Diana Nixon’s books are being translated into Spanish, German, Russian, French, Portuguese, Italian and Greek.
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/