Get into Bed with Diana Palmer (Author Interview)

Keira: Who is the most persistent husband hunter in FBI agent Jon Blackhawk’s life?

Diana Palmer: That would be Joceline Perry, who has appeared in many other books, lol. I fell in love with her when she refused to do menial chores at work and she became my heroine.

Keira: What makes single mother, Joceline Perry, stand by Jon when he’s threatened by a revenge seeking criminal, especially because it might put her son at risk?

Diana: Because she loves him – she can’t stand by and let him get killed. She has a secret that he doesn’t know yet.

Keira: The mystery behind Kilraven’s first wife and child double murder from Dangerous is solved in Merciless. Are there any hints you’re willing to divulge here? Or perhaps a red herring?

Diana: There is another link to this chain. I was very surprised to discover that the murderer wasn’t exactly fingered in Dangerous. It’s amazing how characters take on life and become people inside the pages of a book. Often they come up with situations and conclusions that I never really thought about. (Don’t get nets and come after me, other writers will tell you the same thing).

Keira: Tell us about Jon – is he a virgin? Why are virgin heroes sexy?

Diana: In this convoluted world where sex has become a party favor rather than a solemn, beautiful part of love between two people, I think virginity is sexy. I don’t like promiscuity. Oddly, at the turn of the 20th century, even men were expected to wait until marriage to indulge. I think that’s sexy, too. Okay, I ‘m a dinosaur, I admit it. I don’t belong in the modern world.

Keira: Tell us about Joceline – will she ever reveal who the father of her son truly is?

Diana: Oh, yes, she will, and people will be surprised.

Keira: Why does Cammie, Jon’s mother, dislike Joceline so much?

Diana: She doesn’t think anybody is good enough for her son. But Cammy also has very old-fashioned attitudes which sometimes lead her to erroneous conclusions. She will get a real shock about Joceline, and have to face her own prejudices head-on.

Keira: Merciless is the newest book in the Long, Tall Texans for readers who haven’t read other books in the series, what does each LTT book have?

Diana: They all take place, more or less, in a small town called Jacobsville, Texas(and its neighbor, Comanche Wells, Texas). These are small, fictitious towns set in stasis, where everybody knows everybody and it’s like living in a large, very diverse family. In fact, I live in one of these myself. I think small towns are the closest to heaven you can get on earth. I’m glad that some other people, my wonderful readers especially, feel the same way I do.

Keira: What’s coming up in the LTT series? Whose story will we get to read next?

Diana: It was going to be Rourke, the one-eyed South African merc with the very wild sense of humor. But my readers spammed me for Grange, so it looks like the ex-Army Major is next up for hardcover treatment. But in December 2011 True Blue comes out – it’s the story of San Antonio detective Rick Marquez, well known for his single status and very sexy look. He winds up in the middle of a South American revolution which will involve Grange and General Emilio Machado, who appeared in my last hardcover, Heartless. Going to be an interesting year. Oh, I love my job!!!

Thanks for letting me contribute!

Thanks for dropping in Diana! This was great!

Buy: Merciless, Merciless (UK)

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2 Comments

  1. I am a huge fan of Diana Palmer. Thank you so much for bringing this interview to us.

    Sandy

  2. I’ve been looking for Stanton Rourke and Clarisse Carrington”s story and can”t find it, when’s it coming out and what is the title of the book, thanks

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