Friday, 20 May 2016

Fixation Fridays - Featuring Diane Demetre


Hello lovely readers! Get your dancing shoes on because it's Friday and Diane Demetre is in the house! 
Today she shares a glimpse into her fascinating life. 
Check out book two in her Dance of Love Series!


From Dancing Queen to Erotic Romance Author 

Like so many authors, I loved reading and writing from a young age. A story teller at heart, I’d line up my menagerie of pet dogs, cats and chickens and regale them with stories about the magical fairies and pixies in the back garden. My imagination is, and has always been, my inspiration. 

There also dwelt within me a desire to fly. Not in a plane like normal people, but to actually sprout celestial wings like an angel and soar. My connection with the freedom of flight compelled me to test myself, but rather than jumping off tall buildings in a single bound, I leaped, spun and pranced. Eyes ever upwards and arms stretched towards heaven, I hoped one day I’d launch myself to the stars. Thus, the dancer was born. To dance set my blithe spirit free and was the closest thing to flying I could do without assistance from anyone or anything else while remaining within the constraints of gravity. 

So off to dance classes I merrily skipped – ballet, tap, jazz, modern and contemporary – I loved them all. 

My successful career in the live entertainment business followed as a dancer, choreographer and director and a three decade long love affair with the stage spurred me forward. Yet in the back of my mind, my desire to write continued to inspire. 

After many years on the wicked stage, my thirst for a deeper understanding of life propelled me into spirituality – again the angel wings flapped. I spent four years on an intensive journey within, emerging as a stress & life skill therapist and teacher in healing practices such as reiki, re-birthing and meditation. It was during my search for self-actualisation, I discovered the divine feminine – the intuitive, unconditionally loving and universally intelligent aspect of my being. It is she who weaves the underlying magic in my stories. 

As time ticked away, I combined all the aspects of my varied career by becoming a guest celebrity with the pseudonym of the Goddess of Love on Australian national radio and television offering advice on sex, relationships and love. That sex and spirituality were so often considered mutually exclusive confounded me and with a good dose of humour and, of course the divine feminine, I broached the subject with joie de vivre, hoping to overturn taboos. 

Had I ever considered writing erotic romances? No, but looking back on my life, it seems an obvious progression. Like a delicious cake, my life has been full of unique ingredients – an onstage career as a dancer, an unexpected career turning point with highly personal stakes which changed the anti-discrimination laws of this country, an irrefutable spiritual awakening, working as a stress and life skills therapist and as a guest celebrity on national radio and television, all magically combined with my innate desire to fly high above the ordinary. These amazing experiences laid the foundation to my now being an author, writing erotic stories of love, life and hope, with a twist of the divine feminine. 
Thank you so much, Diane!

Born to Dance… Dying to Love 

At twenty-four, Samantha O’Brien scores her dream job as a dancer at the famous Moulin Rouge, only to arrive in Paris to find her well-laid plans in disarray. Fortuitously, Sam is rescued by the eccentric, tarot-card reading proprietress of Hotel Hollandaise, who cautions that Paris is for lovers, but not always love. 

As Sam launches into her new career, the show’s super sexy, Sicilian stage director, Tony Di Falco reveals he is more than just a creative genius and hard taskmaster, leaving Sam to wonder whether secrets, specifically her own, are indeed best shared. 

Meeting Philippe Lacroix, a struggling, young artist in Montmartre saves Sam from imploding under the pressure. He introduces her to the city of love, captivating her with his angelic good looks and sensuous touch. Yet the mounting attraction intensifies between Samantha and her passionate nemesis Tony, and a tense, sexually-charged relationship threatens to overwhelm them both. But the show must go on. 

Filled with backstage bitchiness, tough rehearsals, a sprinkling of cocaine and the French addiction to cigarettes, Samantha grapples with her new life. Then without warning, Sam’s destiny changes literally before her eyes and she finally discovers that even in the most romantic city of the world, you don’t find love, love finds you.



Start reading book one, Dancing Queen!



When Michele Johnston, a sexy forty-two-year-old ex-dancer from the Moulin Rouge gets divorced, she leaps into her new world of singledom with unbridled passion. Having been in monogamous relationships all her life, she decides to cast off her inhibitions and release her repressed sexuality through casual sex. 
Aided and abetted by three vivacious girlfriends, Michele embarks on her new erotic adventures, but gets more than she expects, when mysterious yacht captain Mark Miller unleashes her wanton desires.
Further complicating matters, debonair Greek businessman Nick Stavros arrives on the scene and falls madly in love with her, promising the happy-ever-after ending. Although not her type, Michele finds his charm and persistence strangely bewitching.

But will she give up her new-found freedom? Will she choose one man over the other? And who’s the special someone she’s been unconsciously searching for all her life? 

Dancing Queen is a steamy, erotic romance where you can expect the unexpected from the heady heights of love to everything in between. 

Reader Advisory: This book contains a sexually empowered heroine and willing men to fulfil her desires. Casual sex scenes with recreational drug use. Red hot romance rating 5.
Available from www.dianedemetre.com and all good retailers.

A storyteller at heart and whether entertaining, educating, speaking or writing, Diane Demetre is passionate about life and sharing it with you. She writes sensual adult love stories with a twist, featuring empowered heroines who live life to the fullest on their terms and men willing to fulfil their fantasies.

Diane weaves the magical divine feminine through her stories... perhaps in the guise of an accidental meeting with a magnificent stranger, a crazy French tarot card reader, the voice of the Goddess in the mind of the female protagonist or a band of dancing gypsies. The divine feminine always gives a helping hand to her heroines, empowering them forward on their journey to their happy-ever-after. 

The Dance of Love series consists of steamy, stand-alone, erotic romance titles with red hot ratings. Her debut novel, Dancing Queen was voted Luminosity Publishing’s Best Book and Best Cover 2015.

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2 comments:

  1. Loving the covers of both, I like red :D Have a great weekend!

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