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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Author Spotlight: Diane Saxon - Flight of Her Life

I'm delighted to welcome one of my author friend's Diane Saxon to my blog today. She is here to talk about her newest release a Christmas romantic comedy.

It’s lovely to be here Shiloh.
It is always lovely to have you, Diane.

I’m going to be visiting some of my favorite new author friends over the next week or so, and I’d love you to join me in my hop. I’m going to do a consecutive Excerpt of Flight of Her Life, my new Romantic Comedy especially for Christmas, so if you follow along, by the end, you will have read my first two chapters.

I love life and I laugh a lot. I think that’s why funny things seem to happen to me, so I thought I would do a little competition the answers will be a pure guess, but I will give away a copy of Flight of Her Life to the two top scoring visitors. You have to answer all the questions on the first 6 sites and I will let you know the answers when we reach Layne, so follow me around. If you miss one out, you can go back, I won’t judge until I put the answers up on the 9th.
Look forward to seeing you around.

2.    In my previous life I did events co-ordinating. Why did I get my entire company banned from one hotel after our Christmas function. Was it because:

    1. I swung from the chandeliers?
    2. I did a strip tease on the main table?
    3. I used the chandeliers as target practice for the party poppers?
I'm not sure which of the three you did, Diane. It sounds like you had fun though!

Traveling from New York City to Houston to meet her future in-laws and announce her engagement, accident prone Bailey finds herself in a situation beyond her control. All flights are cancelled the night before Christmas Eve, leaving Bailey stranded at the airport with a cowboy from her past.
Against all odds, Sebastian manages to rescue Bailey from one disaster after another, but is it too late to rescue her from her future? Faced with a heartrending dilemma, does Bailey turn her back on the man who offers her a life of security, or does she run off to Maui with a cowboy?

Chapter 2
One entire week! How in hell’s name was she supposed to keep up the pretense for one whole week? Honestly, when Phillip’s parents saw beneath her cultured voice and her ability to dress slick, the premier family of Houston, Texas were going to run her out of town. They were going to realize what a fraud she was when she made her first move and destroyed their house with a flick of her wrist. Then their precious boy would never be allowed to marry her.
Bailey crossed her legs to relieve the ache in one buttock and give the other side of her bottom a little more weight. Sitting on the floor of the elevator for three hours the previous night had not been the most comfortable experience of her life and her backside hurt. She was going to cross her legs on this occasion, but she needed to get out of the habit as soon as she could. After all, she didn’t want people to think she was cheap.
She wondered if she would be considered vulgar for spending three hundred dollars on a rare bottle of bourbon and an expensive fragrance in order to impress people she hadn’t even met.
Impatient, she flicked her gaze up to check the flight board for the millionth time. She pressed her lips softly together to make sure her lipstick was still in place and glanced around the crowded New York City airport lounge, nervously patting her neat blonde coiffure which had taken her forty minutes to strap down.
As her eyes anxiously scanned the room, they fell on the familiar sight of a cowboy by the checkout in duty free. Second time she’d noticed him in an hour and she’d tried not to make eye-contact in case he decided to come over and re-acquaint himself.
Unable to resist, Bailey raised one perfectly sleek eyebrow, and leaned forward, pushed her black rimmed glasses further up her nose to take a closer peek. Nice. Purely from a female’s perspective, she could see nothing wrong with the male specimen in duty free. Long lean legs in pale, worn denim, and those thighs under that denim contracted as he bent to pick up his rucksack, sending an unwelcome fission of heat burning a rapid line through her stomach and into her loins, just like he had always managed to do. If she had to judge, she’d bet those muscles filled his jeans better than they used to when she’d been sixteen and he’d been…
Aware of her heart rate accelerating, Bailey jerked upright with a short sharp gasp, her eyes widening as the overwhelming sensation of carnal desire took her by surprise. She was an engaged woman—almost—she shouldn’t even be looking at tall, well-defined cowboys, especially ones she had already been…intimate with. Not that it should count as it had been so long ago, but he obviously still managed to make her mouth water.
Rucksack flung across his shoulder, his eyes caught hers and pierced through her like a blue laser as he walked straight toward her, leaving no doubt he’d been perfectly aware of where she was the whole time. Desperate not to be caught staring, Bailey dipped her eyes, uncrossed her legs and re-crossed them the other way. She accidently flicked her half-filled coffee cup as she flexed her knee, and felt the searing hot liquid splash down her legs and soak through her short neat black skirt.

Where to Buy Flight of Her Life

Liquid Silver Books
Amazon UK       
All Romance   

Authors I am visiting:

30th November – Kimber Vale          
3rd December – Shiloh Sadler         
4th December – M S Kaye                 
5th December – Allyson Lindt          
6th December – Daisy Banks           
7th December – Eva Lefoy                

9th December – Layne Macadam    !blog/cfxc
12th December – Haley Whitehall     

Thanks for stopping by my blog on your tour. I wish you lots of holiday cheer. I bought my copy of Flight of Her Life and am looking forward to reading it on a cold snowy night.


  1. Love the post, Diane. Did you really strip? Or did you shatter crystal shards everywhere, fabulous.
    I think Bailey is a brilliant character. Good luck with the book.

    1. Aha, I shall be revealing my answers shortly, follow along and I'm sure you will hear even more disasters and wickedness.

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    1. The reputation one person can acquire through very little effort. Thanks for visiting Kimber.

  3. Diane, I wish you lived closer. I know we'd have a lot of fun together. ;)
    Wishing you lots of success with your book!

    1. Oh we so would have fun, have I mentioned when I went to an Army ball and played on the bumper cars ... ah, maybe another time. Thank you Shiloh for letting me drop in.