Hello minion’s, today we have Diane Lennox and her very first release Lucky to be Unlucky from the Dreamspinner Press Daily Dose, so be gentle with her guys Diane was sweet enough to let us interview her 😉 Now remember to win a copy of Lucky to be Unlucky you just have to leave a comment and if you haven’t already then click the Rafflecopter link for a chance to win all 30 Daily Dose from Dreamspinner Press <3 ~Pixie~
And our winner for Ellis Carrington’s Total Immersion is daleearnhardt03! Congratulations 🙂
Life comes with a bit of hurt, but luckily for these men, it also comes with the right amount of comfort to mend their breaks, both of the body and the heart. From facing deranged exes to economic trials, the men in these tales have faced trial by fire–or in some cases water–for the right to love and live. Step into their shoes as they rebuild their family after a gutting betrayal or traverse the stars with an unexpected partner. The Mended Daily Dose package delivers stories about all kinds of second chances built on love.
Felicitas Ivey Zahra Owens Emily Moreton Cardeno C. S.A. Garcia Elizabeth Noble M. Lee Ellis Carrington Kim Fielding Ari McKay E.T. Malinowski Bru Baker K.C. Wells Gwynn Marssen Lee Comyn Ashavan Doyon Eli Easton Charley Descoteaux Therese Woodson MA Ford Kenzie Cade Coral Moore L.D. Blakeley Chloe Stowe Ronnie Matthews Jayden Brooks Diane Lennox C. Callenreese Mars Novak Emma Wilson
Interview with Diane Lennox
Pixie: Hello to Diane Lennox who is joining us today for the Dreamspinner Press Daily Dose with their release Lucky to be Unlucky, hey Diane.
Diane: Hi Pixie! Thank you so much for taking the time to interview me!
Pixie: Diane your contribution to the Daily Dose is Lucky to be Unlucky why don’t you tell our readers a little about it.
Diane: Alright. Well, our main character Greg is a professional video gamer and he and his team are heading in to the most important tournament of the year. Unfortunately, he doesn’t even make it into the hotel before he has the most unlucky trip up ever and ends up hurting his hand so bad he won’t be able to play at all. While this is of course devastating, unbeknownst to him it opens up the perfect opportunity for a certain someone to finally have an excuse to come talk to him and try to cheer him up.
Pixie: How excited were you to hear from Dreamspinner that your story had been accepted?
Diane: To be honest it didn’t even feel real at first. I was so shocked. Once it had sunk in I was ecstatic as this will be my very first published work. I’m so happy and grateful that Dreamspinner has given me this opportunity.
Pixie: How did you feel having your first story in the Mended Daily Dose, because it is a hurt/comfort series?
Diane: It isn’t a theme I’d usually write about but I think the challenge of writing outside my comfort zone was a great exercise for me as a writer. Also, I think in a way it showcases my style of being typically more positive. I hope when people read it they take away the idea that while on the surface things may suck it’s usually all a lead up for something amazing.
Pixie: Did you have the idea for Lucky to be Unlucky before you heard of the Mended submission call or did it form after?
Diane: It definitely formed after. It took me awhile to think of an idea too. I eventually went with the old adage “write what you know”. I based a lot of this around a computer game I play myself.
Pixie: Did you enjoy writing about Greg and Daesung? They are mega cute together.
Diane: They were a blast. Every time I finally had them together the writing flowed so easily. It was also great writing about boys that are both a bit shyer. Usually in stories you have one that is quite a bit more aggressive but here they were about equal. For me it made the dynamics much more interesting to write.
Pixie: Do you think you could give the readers a little teaser, just a couple of lines?
Diane: He reached into his pocket and offered something to me. “I thought it might make you feel better.”
I looked down at his hand and saw an adorable little bunny plushie. I recognized it immediately as his famous good luck charm that always sat by his computer at every tournament.
“But that’s Missy!” I exclaim, shaking my head furiously. “I don’t need your good luck charm, you do!”
“I’d feel better if she stayed with you during the tournament and kept you company.”
Pixie: Are we going to see Greg and Daesung in the future?
Diane: Probably not but I may revisit the idea of the professional gamers again.
Pixie: Do you have any more stories planned?
Diane: Definitely! I’ve got an idea already lined up for the next Dreamspinner short story call and I’m also nearly done plotting out my very first novel. It involves not two men, but three.
Pixie: Now why don’t you let the readers know where to find you.
Diane: The best way right now would be to keep up with updates on my main site at www.dianelennox.com but I also plan on making a facebook page in the very near future which of course will be linked from my main site.
Pixie: Before we go is there anything you’d like to tell the readers and fans?
Diane: Well I hope you enjoy my very first original published work and I will be working hard at having more stories up this summer!
Pixie: Thanks for coming to join us today Diane and good luck with Lucky to be Unlucky.
Diane: Thank you so much! 🙂
Diane Lennox has finally admitted defeat. After years of assuming that she’d grow out of loving romance stories, especially ones involving all men, she’s accepted that it’s frankly never going to happen. So instead of fighting against it she’s decided to join the ranks and add to the plethora of amazing romance stories that have entertained her for most of her life. She hopes to spend the rest of her days honing her craft and bringing enjoyment to others by writing the stories that she now knows will never leave her alone until they finally hit paper. Be warned—a monster has been unleashed.
You can keep up with her and all her projects over at www.dianelennox.com.
Series: Mended Daily Dose 09
Author: Diane Lennox
Length: Short (40pgs)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (1st June 2014)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: An unfortunate fall, a sprained wrist, and a broken finger takes Gregory Jones out of the international pro-gaming tournament. But his fortune changes when his crush, South Korean pro Daesung Li, tries to cheer him up by exchanging good luck charms with him. He may not be winning the tournament this year, but he might be lucky enough to win something even better.
Or as part of the 2014 Daily Dose Full Set Mended: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5113
Review: Greg is devastated to be knocked off the team the day before the international pro-gaming tournament by a simple stupid accident, putting a brave face on for the team Greg continues with the team’s plans. But maybe Greg isn’t as unlucky as he thinks when his injury has the cute Korean, Daesung, from a rival team approaching him and they swap good luck charms.
Aww this is a really cute story. Greg has been crushing on Daesung for some time and he was looking forward to competing against the cute Korean, but now with his injured finger and wrist he feels like his world is collapsing. Daesung wants to make Greg feel better and offers Greg his good luck bunny, Missy, to look after him. As they exchange good luck charms a mild flirtation strikes up, and they become the gossip of the competition.
I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet little story of two young men dancing around their attraction with shy glances and teasing friends. Both Greg and Daesung are great characters who both seem kinda shy when it comes to their crushes, we see an awkward dance as neither wants to make a fool of themselves and put themselves across first. Daesung’s offer of comfort (Missy, his good luck charm) is really sweet and begins the flirtation between them; it was so cute to see them both throwing shy glances and sweet smiles at each other. When they finally do broach the subject it gets a tiny bit awkward as they nearly misunderstand the other. But when they do sort it out they are mega sweet… I just melted into a puddle of awwww.
I recommend this to those who love cute little stories and cute characters, a very shy romance playing out across the completion floor and a very sweet beginning to a beautiful romance.
One lucky comment winner will receive Diane Lennox’s Lucky to be Unlucky
(Diane Lennox’s Lucky to be Unlucky Giveaway has ended)
One lucky clicker will win the entire Mended collection
(Just click the link below)
All winners for the Giveaways will be notified by MM Good Book Reviews by email and will receive their prize in their Dreamspinner Press Account.
(I will contact you for the email you use for your Dreamspinner account)
Don’t have a Dreamspinner Press account? sign up here:
Worried you can’t take part because you have a Kindle? Just download a format and email to your Kindle: Want to learn more? http://www.amazon.com/gp/sendtokindle/email