Interview with Diane O’Key

So hope to meet ‘old’ and new friends today. Come share a moment, say ‘Hi’. Take a break from this wonderful but hectic season 🙂

Kayden Claremont

Today I’m featuring a contemporary romance,  “Beyond Words” by Diane O’Key.



is a take-care-of-the-business-end partner. Emotional and financial demons spur her dream of self-reliance and her vow to continue her aunt’s legacy, Beyond Words, a Blue Ridge Mountains book-and-gift shop.


Trey Dalton, sexy CPA with a heart of gold and a backbone of steel, wants nothing more than to return to his home in warm, sunny Florida. But he made a deathbed promise to ensure Abby succeeds…whatever it takes.

Conflict and sexual tension ramp up as they wrangle over the shop and deal with Abby’s quirky best friend and the incorrigible resident parrot. Abby’s sworn to trust no man, but Trey has her tangled up worse than knotted fishing line. If she can’t overcome her insecurities before he unravels her finances and leaves town forever…

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Book & Music Genre Correlations

I so agree with Tonya on this! Don’t even recognize some of the groups mentioned…a bit young for me, maybe? LOL…but that won’t stop me from checking out and/or reading the novels that appeal to me. Grab those books!


ear buds & book

I posed a question to authors through Twitter, Facebook, and my literary agency email loop –

Authors: If you could choose one band to represent your book, who would you choose? Answer with the book title, genre, band.

Jessica Collins: 30 Second to Mars for everything

Jaye Robin Brown: No Place to Fall, YA Contemporary, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings

Summer Heacock (Fizzy): Women’s Fiction, P!ink

Dawn Chartier: Contemporary Romance, One Republic

Zoraida Cordova: The Vicious Deep, YA Urban Fantasy, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Eliza Tilton: Broken Forest, YA Fantasy, A Perfect Circle

Lane Heymont: The Freedman and the Pharaoh’s Staff, Historical Fantasy, Muddy Waters

Dan Krokos: Tool, for everything (False series, YA SciFi & The Planet Thieves, MG SciFi)

Shelley Watters: Burn Me, Contemporary Romance, HIM

Jim Cangany: Fallen Star, Contemporary Romance, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Kim Baccellia: Crossed Out, YA Paranormal, Linkin Park

Renee Wynne: Untitled, YA…

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RG2E Featured Author Nancy Lee Badger talks “Mixing Historical and Present Day Worlds”

RG2E Featured Author Nancy Lee Badger talks “Mixing Historical and Present Day Worlds”.Looks wonderful, Nancy! Already had/have you on my TBR list 🙂 Have always loved history–taught it thru literature–and write medieval romance, so yours look like a perfect fit for me. I have a special love for England’s Lake District and the Cotswolds. Best of luck,

Diane O’Key