Jen: It’s our final day of menage week and we are pleased to welcome Diane Leyne to Romancing the Book. Diane, will you share a short bio with us?
Diane: My name is Diane Leyne and I’m originally from a small town in Nova Scotia but I’ve lived in Toronto most of my life. In addition to writing, I love travel and photography. So far, I’ve been to over 20 countries. You can find me on facebook at www.facebook.com/
Left alone with a green Dom by her training partner Alexi Andreivich, sub Evangeline “Eve” Brookdale is rescued from the overly enthusiastic beginner by Alexi’s older brother Maks. Maks is visiting the club to present his firm’s design ideas for a brand new Club Libertine. Maks has spent a lifetime looking after his younger brother and would make any sacrifice for him. Can a jealous co-worker, who would like Maks for her own, convince him to walk away from the woman he loves by convincing him this is what his brother needs?
Brought to the presentation while she recovers from the bad scene, she speaks her mind about the new building design in front of the owner of Club Libertine. Her honesty and insight results in a new job working for Maks and Alexi. Their relationship grows quickly as they all experiment with their first ménage relationship.
Jen: How did you come up with all your wolves and what made you go into ménage?
Diane: It all started for me with one scene that game to me almost complete. I just had to type it up. That’s the scene where Samantha treats Gabe like a stray dog and takes him to the vet and then parades him on a leash in front of his brothers. Once I had that scene, the rest fell into place including the need for this series to be about ménages.
Jen: Do you have a favorite character or one you most identify with?
Diane: I think Samantha and Jess are my favorites. Samantha was the heroine of Claimed by Wolves. She just stands up for herself and kicks butt. She’s in love, but she’s no pushover. Same with Jess from Finding Satisfaction. When she finds out her ex is a crooked cop, she doesn’t panic. She takes off for Texas, and steals his stolen drug money while she’s at it.
Jen: Which of your series do you love the best and would tell people to read that haven’t read any of your books yet?
Diane: Call of the Wolf is my favorite. It’s only four books, but I think that the stories and the characters will touch people. In the 4 books, I cover Acceptance (Claimed by Wolves), PTDS (Desired by Wolves), Infertility (Loved by Wolves) and Trust (Taken by Wolves)
Jen: When writing a sexy scene, do you write in heels and something sexy or down play it?
Diane: LOL – I usually write in sweats. I liked to be comfortable and so do my heroines.
Jen: What’s the most interesting comment you’ve received about your books?
Diane: The most touching is that I them laugh and cry in the same book.
Jen: What’s next for you?
Diane: I’ve just finished the 6th Satisfaction Texas book (out late August) and have started my new Billionaire Doms series (under the name Daisy Philips). I’ve submitted the 1st book. Wish me luck!