Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Guest Blog Spot for Risqué Reviews - Keta Diablo Book Tour for Dark Night of the Moon


Scheduled Date Feb 1st


Topic: The Big Bad Wolf: Today we are talking to Author Keta Diablo about why dark dangerous heroes in the paranormal erotic romance make us howl.

The unknown can be pretty exciting, and it does give us an avenue to step out of our regular every day hum-drum lives that drive us to seek excitement in the dark and dangerous world of the paranormal erotic romance. Maybe something about succumbing to those inner desires we just can’t allow ourselves the luxury of chancing, except in our books is also exciting as well as safe too. I mean you have to admit, there is something about the danger and titillating effect of eroticism that the promise of uninhibited sex that really gets the engines roaring when they come wrapped in a lip-smacking package of hunk-a-luscious, doesn’t it? But surely there has to be something more than just the hot money sex that keeps us interested right?

Ok wait…I can’t stop laughing at my own question. *snort*


Keta, the Big Bad Wolf of yesteryear is gone. He no longer cloaked in children’s fairly tales and dressing in grandma’s clothes. He now wears leather and the tales you now find him can never be mistaken for any child’s fairly tale.



                               About Dark Night of the Moon:
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Dark Night of the Moon is a paranormal Wolf Shifter and the sequel to Holding on to Heaven.

Creed Gatlin flees to Arizona intent one eradiating the haunting memories of his brother’s wife. Brand Gatlin, presumed dead, resurfaces after a long absence and with his re-emergence, the destinies of those he loves is altered forever.

In a land rife with war and danger, Sage must travel to the village of her husband’s People. There, she is reunited with Crooked Back, the ancient healer. On the long trek back to Full Circle, devious plots are underfoot and peril lurks around every corner for Sage, Lauren and Peter Pa.

Dark Night of the Moon will take you on an unforgettable journey of war, violence, overwhelming grief, and finally, love.



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So what is about this mystical creature that once scared us as children now fascinates us as adults? And please don’t leave out the part about the hot monkey sex…


Please do not be shy. Oh dear listen to me, Keta shy, that an oxymoron is ever I heard one. *snort*.

 Hi everyone and special thanks to Risqué Reviews for hosting my blog tour for Dark Night of the Moon.

And thanks so much for stopping by today. This is a great question about the Big Bad Wolf of yesteryear. However, did any of you happen to see the latest movie version of Little Red Riding Hood? If not, here's the trailer from the movie.

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As pointed out by Risqué Reviews the stories of today are "no longer cloaked in children's fairytales and dressing in grandma's clothes." Although there is a frightening scene in the movie when Red Riding Hood visits grandma, a spin-off from the fairytale.


Okay, I digress. Here's what I think. Readers today are astute and endlessly inquisitive. They gravitate toward the paranormal, the possibility of man (woman) turning into a vampire, a werewolf or another ghoulish being. And let's be truthful, isn't there a small part of us that wonders if these creatures really do exist, or at least once existed? Shape shifters are nothing new. They were here long before Twilight/ Native American tribes not only believed man could morph into animals, but practiced the customs and beliefs that he did. In one tribe, when a wolf died, they'd prop the dead wolf up and offer him food or pretend to feed him.




Myth and legend of the wolf's involvement in Native American lore is all over the Internet. Don't believe me? Google"Native American + wolf myth". It's a fascinating concept and one I love researching. During my research for Dark Night of the Moon, a wolf shifter book, I read hundreds of articles about shapeshifting. Now, if the Shapeshifter happens to be man who rocks your world all the better. Not only is he tall, hard and lean with a surplus of muscles, but this man actually does growl when you make love.







One of the loglines I use when telling people about Dark Night of the Moon is this: "My wolf doesn't sparkle, he takes out evil." Don't get me wrong, there were parts of Twilight I adored, but I want my Shapeshifter to be kick-ass tough, a take-no-prisoners man-wolf who recognizes evil when he sees it and deals with it appropriately, as in kiss your ass goodbye, pal.

I think that's another thing readers want to see -- Good triumph over Evil. When a shifter battles with a human villain, there's little doubt who will remain the victor. Reading is an escape. Writers have an obligation to take their readers to another time and place. That can be in a contemporary setting or a medieval setting, it can be in a vampire-populated metropolis or a mountain in Utah that wolves have inhabited for centuries, but . . . it better taken them somewhere away from the mundane, ho-hum of everyday life.
I read something interesting on a blog the other day. The blogger asked her followers to weigh in on this: Why do you think dystopian novels are so popular these days. The answers were varied, but one common theme evolved. People don't like the state of our world and some see it coming to an end, whether soon or in the near future, that wasn't mentioned. But one thing was clear; they wanted to see survivors/humans that could live beyond the major catastrophe to battle the evil that destroyed their world. And many of the survivors were shifters or paranormal beings with the power and abilities to fight back and win.
I hope if you read Dark Night of the Moon you're transported to another time and place. I hope it allows you to escape, visit another world steeped in mysticism and legend. Most of all, I hope you escape the struggles or everyday life and enjoy the journey.


Blessings,




Thank you so much for stopping by today! Please leave a comment and tell me what paranormal genre you read most. Two winners will be selected by the bloghost and the winners will be notified by e-mail. You must be following (subscribe) to KETA'S KEEP to be eligible. You can follow my blog here: http://ketaskeep.blogspot.com.

Good luck, and don't forget to leave your email address in the comment section in case you win!






Keta's Bio

Keta is a multi-published author of paranormal and historical romance and gay fiction. In 2009, her erotic romance Decadent Deceptions was a finalist in the RWA Molly contest. In 2010, Keta's entry Phoenix Rising finaled in the Scarlet Boa contest and in 2011 Keta's acclaimed paranormal shifter, Where The Rain is Made, was nominated by Authors After Dark for a Bookie Award and by Deep In The Heart of Romance for Best Romance of the Year.

Many of her books, including her gay fiction series CROSSROADS, have won numerous awards: Top Reviewer's Pick, Recommended Read and Best Book of the Month.

If you'd like to know more about Keta and her latest releases, she haunts the Net here:

Keta's Keep Blog, http://ketaskeep.blogspot.com



Thanks so much Keta for stopping by and letting Risque Reviews be part of your Blog Tour. We had a lot of fun!

4 comments:

Romance Spectrum said...

Awesome to have been nominated in so many different genres. Don't see this too often! Seems everyone sticks to one or maybe two. Keep it up Keta!

Christina B. said...

I love that you don't want your characters to "glitter", grins and instead focus on real battles. Let's save the glitter for the young!

Romance Spectrum said...

Favorite paranormal would be between ghosts and time travel although my most favorite genre would be contemporary or GLBT. bridget@romancespectrum.com

heather said...

I'm a little done with wolves and vampires. Enjoyed a fairy book a couple of weeks ago that was great. Also like ghosts and angels but with a dose of realism.