Sunday, March 4, 2012

Waving from the Midwest - Keta Diablo

Hello lovely friends and followers of Goddess Fish Promotions,

I'm here to chat with you today for the March release party. Settle in, because I have three new releases to blather about. Don't worry, I'll be giving away some books today too, so be sure and leave a comment or two to be eligible to win!


HOLDING ON TO HEAVEN
A western historical with many five-star reviews!

About HOLDING ON TO HEAVEN:

Brothers in love with the same woman -- one the father to her child, the other her husband. An epic historical spanning two generations.

The Civil War has crumbled a Nation, and the Dakota Sioux are on the warpath. While the blazing fires of revolt ravage the countryside, twins, Lauren and Sage McCain are trapped amid the flames of destiny.

Holding on to Heaven is a story of family betrayal, heart-stopping danger, and passionate love, a love that crosses all boundaries and forges all cultures.

The nice thing for readers - Most of my books are now enrolled
in the KINDLE SELECT PROGRAM so you can borrow them.
Watch the video for Holding On To Heaven 



And here's one of my favorite reviews for HOLDING ON TO HEAVEN. What more could an author ask?
From Gathering Leaves Reviews


My Rating:  ★★★★★

Holding on to Heaven takes the reader back to the time just before the Civil War breaks out in the United States, when the Midwest was still "uncivilized" and the American Indians were being forced farther and farther out of their homelands. Lauren is a spitfire young woman from the south who travels to visit her aunt and uncle in Minnesota. Love finds her there, but it is far more complicated than boy meets girl. Pregnant with one man's child, she consents to marry his brother. One leaves for war; the other goes missing during an Indian skirmish. That's just the beginning of the turmoil that Lauren must face. Soon, her path will cross that of her twin sister that she did not even know was alive. Sage's life was very different from Lauren's, but she has her own burdens to bear, and she must somehow bring a new strength and love into Lauren's life just when she will need it the most.

There was a time that I would have said, "I don't read erotic fiction." I still might wade in with a little trepidation, but I think Holding on to Heaven was so far from what I imagine erotic fiction to be. Honestly, I wouldn't even label it erotic—just historical romance. There is such a well-written plot, a true deep story, within this novel. There is sex, there is romance, but it isn't the focus of the story at all. 

Keta does an amazing job developing the characters, introducing us to each of their story lines and then weaving all of those lines together in interesting and profound ways.  It is so much more than your run-of-the-mill love triangle. There is so much more complexity involved. Then, add in the fact that these sisters are about run across each other again after all these years, not knowing the other even existed. It is such a fantastic story!

I became completely emotionally invested in the lives of each of the characters. I cannot tell you how many times I started crying. I absolutely cannot wait to see where the story goes from here. 

Thanks so much for reading about HOLDING ON TO HEAVEN! Stay tuned for my next post. I'm holding a contest and I'll tell you why I wrote the book!



6 comments:

Debby said...

I like that duck. It sounds like a great book.
debby236 at gmail dot com

BLCSDina said...

I like your video! Great pictures that promote your book! Dina Rae

Hales said...

I so love this cover and will get this one!

Carol L. said...

That's what I love about certain Authors. I get do emotionally invested in their characters they stay with me forever it seems. I definitely have to read Holding On To Heaven and Dark Night Of The Mon. I'm hoping they come in print since I can't read e-books on this computer. Great excerpt Keta.Love your blogs as well.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Catherine Lee said...

Three new releases?? My, Keta, you're been busy. Clearly, you're suffering from work stress or sleep deprivation and that's what's causing you to go ballistic on that poor innocent duck. I implore you....don't take it out on the duck!!

catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Shadow said...

Wow! You are one busy bee! Congrats on all of your releases! Very awesome! :) Thanks for sharing!
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