September 16, 2010

Blogtour Where the Rain is Made by Keta Diablo + Giveaway

Welcome to the blog tour for Where The Rain Is Made. Keta and I are glad you stopped by.

Susi: How did you start your writing career?
Keta: The first book I wrote was a sensual historical based on a real-life event in my family history. Not too long after that first book I began writing erotic romance and Gay fiction. Several years ago I wrote an erotic fantasy romance called Dust and Moonlight and I really enjoyed writing that genre too. I hope to do another fantasy/time travel one day.

More information about Dust and Moonlight (Amazon Kindle) here.

Susi: How do you describe your writing style?
Keta: I think I’m a fairly simple writer. I try not to get too verbose, and I think I probably talk very similar to how I write. And I ask a lot of questions of my characters, as I do in life. My brothers said I should have been a lawyer.

Susi: Tell us about your current release.
Keta: Thank you for asking about Where The Rain Is Made. My youngest son is responsible for the inspiration behind the book. About six years ago he took a keen interest in American history, particularly Native American history. I can’t tell you the number of hours we spent at the library checking out books and reading about all the different tribes. For some reason, he loved the history on the Dog Soldiers and so we accumulated a lot of documents, research articles, etc. About a year later, his reading interests shifted, and here I was with all this information about the Cheyenne. It made sense that I would write a book about the Dog Soldiers.

Susi: Tell us about your favorite character from your books.
Keta: That’s like asking me to name my favorite child – lol. I really enjoyed writing Decadent Deceptions, a historical erotic romance with intrigue and suspense. And I loved both of the characters from this book, Olivia and Morgan. But I really think Where The Rain Is Made is my favorite story as far as plot and characters. It’s so much fun when you have one character from the present and one from the past. The contrasts or differences in how they live is always fun to explore.

About Where The Rain Is Made:
A decadent savage has captured Francesca DuVall and her brother, Marsh. Now she must spend every waking moment planning an escape. However, she didn’t count on the powerful draw of desire interfering with her scheme in the camp of the brutal Cheyenne dog soldiers.
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Ethan Gray is a curator at a national museum . . . most of the time, but when he travels through time to help his beloved People he becomes Meko, leader of the most revered and feared tribe of the plains.

Although their worlds are decades apart Meko can’t resist the dark beauty he kidnapped during a raid. He has many battles to fight but none he wants to win more than the one that will capture Cesca’s heart forever. From the windswept plains of Colorado and the harsh life of a Dog Soldier to the placid life of a curator their love was fueled by passion and kindled by destiny.

You can find out more about Where The Rain Is Made by visiting the publisher’s site, Decadent Publishing.


You can also read Chapter One and part of Chapter Two here.


Keta is very active on Twitter and would love to have you follow her: @ketadiablo.
You can also find her at her website and her blog.

My thoughts about Where the Rain is Made:
I loved the setting- it was really refreshing to read about something else. For me as a European, my knowledge about Cheyenne history is not as wide as I wish it would be. We heard about all this in school but not nearly enough. Okay I admit I found all the different names confusing and I'm not sure why some Cheyenne names where in English and some in their tongue but I'm not a pro in those things at all so I won't judge it.

Cesca is a complicated woman. I admit at times I really couldn't stand her at all and other times I wanted to cheer for her. Sometimes she was so wise and at other times she was just wrong.
Meko is also not easy to describe either. He has so many facets and I don't think I understood him. Perhaps the Cheyenne way of life is too far away for me but he made me angry so often.
The love story in Where the Rain is Made took me by surprise. I couldn't really say since which point they were in love and even less why all of a sudden they had these feelings. Perhaps it was because I didn't understood the characters as much as I would have liked to but their relationship really left me cold.

The plot was full of action and brutal violence and this book is for sure not for the faint of heart. Things happen I usually don't like to read about, more than one thing to be honest. I won't tell you much about this but I think everything has it's own right to be in the book. The history of the Native American tells us that there were many brutal things and it would have been wrong to paint those years in a better less violent light because after all it was not like this.

For everyone who always wanted to learn more about the history of the Cheyenne go and get your copy. You will get a deep and thorough view into their lives.

We hope you enjoyed stopping by The Geeky Bookworm. Tomorrow, you can have another 2 chances to win Where The Rain Is Made by stopping by Book Lovers Inc. and Jojos Book Corner

~*~*~Giveaway~*~*~

Keta will be giving away one copy of Where The Rain Is Made in PDF today. To be eligible, do these three simple things:

1. Follow my blog
2. Follow Keta’s Erotic Romance Blog, http://ketaskeep.blogspot.com and,
3. Leave a comment below with your e-mail address (Email addy in blogger profile is okay).

A winner will be selected in 2 days (September 18th) and announced here on the blog, so be sure and check back to see if you won. Keta will be notified by me and will send the book directly to you.

Good luck everyone, and again, thanks for dropping by,


WHERE THE RAIN IS MADE BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE:

September 12th Leilani Loves Books.com

September 13th Bitten By Paranormal Romance

September 14th Lovin' Me Some Romance

September 15th The Divas Bookcase

September 16th That’s What I’m Talking AboutThe Geeky Bookworm

September 17th Book Lovers Inc. Jojo's Book Corner

September 18th Seriously Reviewed The Black Raven Erotic Cafe

September 19th Not Really Southern Vamp Chick

September 20th Sapphire Realm Romance Hanging With Bells Blog

September 21st Happily Ever After Reviews Talk About My Favorite Authors Blog

8 comments:

Camille September 16, 2010 at 12:29 PM  

HI SUSI :D HII KETA!!!

I've always been fascinated by Native American history and I'm passionate about the romance genre- I don't need to read this book (but I'd love to!) to know I'm already I'm going to go gaga over it lol

I follow both your blogs :3

name is Camille and email is

midnite [dot] fantasy [at] gmail [dot] com

and I'm also @Envyious on twitter

Patti (Book Addict) September 16, 2010 at 12:54 PM  

Sounds interesting, nice interview :)

(Not entering, my TBR is getting unmanageable - just stopping by to say hi *waves*)

Keta Diablo September 16, 2010 at 1:08 PM  

Hi Susi and all,

Thanks so much my Geeky Bookworm for hosting me for Where The Rain Is Made. Boy, this blog tour is only about half-way through and we're meeting a lot of people.

Your blog certainly is busy and very nicely laid out.

Thanks again so much and good luck to all in the contest!

Have a wonderful week, Best, Keta
http://www.ketadiablo.com

Brita Addams September 16, 2010 at 3:09 PM  

Hi Keta,
I can't wait to read this book. It's on my reader!!

Great interview and review.

Luv,
Brita

Blodeuedd September 16, 2010 at 5:40 PM  

Just coming by, not entering.

It does sound good. And I like that story about your first story, I have had the idea lately to write one about my grandmothers grandmother and her daughter :)

Lucy September 16, 2010 at 8:04 PM  

Thanks for the giveaway!

I follow both blogs.
Please enter me.

lucybeugelingramos@gmail.com

Margie Church September 17, 2010 at 3:22 AM  

What a nice interview, Keta! I'm enjoying following your tour.

Margie
www.romancewithsass.com

Stella (Ex Libris) September 17, 2010 at 1:34 PM  

Congratulations Keta on your new release!

And wow! Not only a time travel romance, but also a Native Indian story, love those! I definitely added this to my wishlist :-)

I'm a follower of both your blogs.

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

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