Diana DeRicci

The hole in Tony Teagan’s heart is slowly shrinking. Since losing the love of his life, he’s buried himself in running West TonDe Press, but now he can remember the good times. Still, that doesn’t mean he’s ready for a new man in his life. Then he meets nighttime delivery guy Brandon, who appears on his doorstep with Thai food. Tony’s interest is piqued despite their ten-year age difference, and Brandon is all for a new relationship. Relinquishing his hold on his deceased lover is the hardest challenge Tony will face, but if his future is combined with Brandon’s, he may have a second chance at love after all.

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About Diana DeRicci

Diana DeRicci is a psuedonym for Diana Castilleja, a romance author at heart. Since beginning her crazy publishing career in 2004 with a computer, a single story, and no clue of what she was getting herself into, she has branched into several subgenres of romance, with MM romance being among her favorites for reading and writing.

One promise she will always make, and try to keep for her readers, is to create relationships and characters where everyone can feel a connection to the story, with a happily-ever-after if at all possible.

She has lived in numerous states and traveled considerably, with a deep fondness for cruising and Las Vegas. Currently, she resides central Texas with her husband, son, and one slightly demented chihuahua.


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An Interview with Diana DeRicci
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio

HH: Diana, thank you for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Second Chance at Love. Where did you get the initial idea for this sizzling romance?

DD: Hi, thanks for having me! In the beginning, the first image that popped up was a drained Tony walking through his front door. Long day at work, tired, and right when he opened the door he's hit with a remembered scent of a memory, and it snowballed from there.

HH: What will readers like about Tony?

DD: I hope readers will like Tony because many will connect with not only the triumphs he's lived, but the loss he's suffered.

HH: Why will readers love Brandon?

DD: Brandon is a free spirit, willing to tackle life by the horns but dedicated to his purpose. Oh, and overworked. He wants to be fair to Tony without hurting him in the end, and that's a challenge when Tony is clinging onto old memories and feelings.

HH: What sort of research went into this book?

DD: A lot of the publishing and writing, as well the overworked student issues, are tweaked off personal experience.

HH: What do you think readers will particularly like about this relationship?

DD: I hope readers will connect with Brandon and understand why he fights for, then pushes Tony away. It's an emotional battle that Brandon makes Tony face.

HH: What else can readers look forward to from you?

DD: I'm currently working on two novellas, both sequels to other current work. One of them is Coloring Outside the Lines, following Second Chance At Love.

HH: Will you be attending any special events this year live or online?

DD: I'm scheduled for the Houston BookRave in November, and will most likely be at the San Marcos Public Library Author's Day, also in November. I have a monthly chat in the early part of the month with Love Romances Cafe on the Yahoo group.

HH: What hobbies or interests do you have outside of your writing?

DD: I read as much as I can, sometimes going on binges and reading for two or three days straight.

HH: What's your favorite quote ever?

DD: I don't really have one. There's so many good ones that can apply at any given moment.

HH: What's your favorite social media and how do you use it to let readers know about your books?

DD: That would be facebook. I have a personal profile and an author page. The first is more laid back and can get silly.

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Thank you for letting me talk a bit about my writing and Second Chance At Love.

HH: Thank you!


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