Saturday, March 7, 2009

Keta Diablo on Land of Falling Stars: What if two men who loved the same woman fought on opposite sides?

Thank you so much for having me on your blog. I love Wicked Thorn and Roses.

Tierney: I hear Land of Falling Stars just hit the top ten best-seller list at Ravenous Romance. How are you feeling about the release of your book?

Keta: I’m very happy over the success of Land of Falling Stars. I’ve had many wonderful reader reviews/comments on the book, so this really pleases me.

Tierney: What inspired you to pick the pen up one day and create the particular characters and story that appear in Land of Falling Stars?

Keta: Actually, I read a true story about cousins who fought in the Civil War on opposite sides and how that affected their families. My brain took flight; I started with the “what ifs”. What if two men who loved the same woman fought on opposite sides? What if one shot the other accidentally on a smoke-filled battlefield, and one was left to break the news to the heroine? So you can see where this led me. Sophia, was a pampered, coddled child and promised to Jesse in marriage since the day she was born. But it’s really Gavin, her childhood friend that owns her heart. Now, if she can only admit it. Many have asked where the title came from so I’m about to tell you . . . As children, Sophia, Gavin and Jesse would lay under the star-bangled canopy of heaven and pretend they lived in the Land of Falling Stars.

I hope everyone who visits Wicked Thorn and Roses will check it out at Ravenous Romance, and again, thank you so much for asking me to appear on your blog.

Tierney: Star-bangled canopy of heaven. Wow. I love that. Thank you so much, Keta, for this wonderful interview. Ladies and gentlemen, Keta will be giving away a copy of Land of Falling Stars today. Leave your comment and you could be the lucky winner. Be sure to come back or better yet follow the Wicked Thorn and Roses blog to find out if you've won. Here is the Land of Falling Stars blurb:


Photobucket Penniless, her parents and brother dead, Sophia Whitfield struggles to save her beloved childhood home during the Civil War. Another bluecoat is staggering down the hill, but before Sophia allows him to rob and pilfer like the others, she shoots him. How was she to know it was Gavin, the dark knight of her youth, carrying secrets too horrific to imagine and a passion that ignites her deepest desires?

As Sophia gradually discovers Gavin's secret and falls under his seductive charms, she struggles to know her own heart. Can she survive in the Land of Falling Stars, or will she lose it all to the horrors of the War and reconstruction? And will the Southern lady and the Yankee soldier be able to recapture the bliss of their youth - this time in each other's arms?

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Another Rave Review for Land of Falling Stars

See what You Gotta Read Reviews says about Land of Falling Stars.

Gavin Langdale walks a very long way after her leaves the war to bring devastating news to his friend, Sophia. The news will likely knock her into a dark abyss that she may never emerge from. He battles with the decision long after he makes contact with Sophia because he also battles with the emotions that have plagued him his whole life. He wants Sophia to love him the way she loves Jesse. He wants Sophia to be his not Jesse's. Gavin has a secret that could force Sophia to hate him for the rest of her life.

The author pens a story that is unlike any other. The characters are introduced as childhood friends who become adults with very complicated life experiences to deal with. The story takes place right after the Civil War when tensions run high on both sides. Emotions are tenuous at best and even more so when old relationships become new relationships. I was torn during the reunion scenes and breathless during the chase scenes. I loved all the substories and the minor characters that were such an integral part of the author's vision. Land of Falling Stars makes you believe in the possibility of retribution and the hope of finding your brass ring in the last place you look.

YOU NEED TO READ this book!
Laura Morena, You Gotta Read Reviews

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Debby said...

Hi Keta, great to read your interview. The book sounds fantastic. I have added it to my list.

Sierra Wolfe said...

Hi Keta! Great to have you with us. Congrats on the good reviews! Your book sounds really interesting.

Keta Diablo said...

I loved writing Land of Falling Stars. Sophia's character has drawn numerous interesting comments. You'll have to read the book to understand why.

Thanks for all the comments, and Tierney, you have the most lovely looking blog! What a smash!

Okay, I'm going to twitter now to all my tweet friend.
Keta Diablo

sgiron said...

Well this is my third and final try to post to this blog.

The story sounds amazing and the cover rocks. Best of luck!

Tierney O'Malley said...

Hi sgiron, thank you so much for trying to post your blog. Hope you'll come back and post for us again.
Yes, Keta's cover is really awesome!

Take care,


Savannah Chase said...

Keta, first off I aodre the cover and you wrote such a hot book. You did a fantastic interview. I love readin author interviews..They always bring something new about the person...

Sierra Wolfe said...

Thanks Keta! I'm glad you like our blog!

I'm sorry everyone seems to be having difficulty posting comments. I changed the settings to see if that helps. If anyone has further difficulty, please feel free to email us at and we'll do our best to fix it.

Thank you all for the comments! We really do appreciate them!

Tami said...

I can't wait to read it Keta, not only does it sound good but you are so damn cool! :)


lastnerve said...

Dammit, Tami beat me again! I can't wait to read the book either Keta, it's on my TBR list! Congrats on the awesome review!

Dana Fredsti said...

Keta, as you know, I adore your cover! And I really can't wait to read your book. Thanks for sharing the story of its origins!


Tierney O'Malley said...

Congratulations to lastnerve! You are the winner of Keta Diablo's best selling book, Land of Falling Stars. Please send us an email at with your address.
A big congrats from the Wicked Thorn and Roses! Thank you so much.:D

Tierney O'Malley

Rachel Kenley said...

Great interview, Keta, and wonderful insights into both you and the book.

I wish you much success with it!

-Rachel Kenley

Margay said...

I've been seeing a lot of great buzz for this book around the blogosphere. Congratulations, Keta! I hope you have much success with it.


cerebralwriter said...

Great blog, and I love the plot line you developed! Congratulations on all of your success!

Tierney O'Malley said...

Hi all,

lastnerve informed me that she already has a copy of Keta's book, Land of Falling Stars. She requested that I pick another winner, which I thought was a really humble thing to do. So without any further ado, the new winner of Keta's book is...Debby!

Debi please email us with your address. Thank you. And thank you to lastnerve.



Mark Alders said...

Sounds fantastic! What a great post! Thanks for that :-)

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