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Saturday, August 9, 2014

No 1 Best-Seller on Amazon Kindle - #Gay Anthology




CROSSROADS ANTHOLOGY - Keta Diablo

Mystery/Suspense - GAY Contemporary (4 stories)
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Crossroads, Book 1
Private investigator and ex-cop Frank McGuire is on a quest to find his dead partner's missing son. Rand Brennan has an identity issue, exacerbated since the death of his father. Hoping to find himself, Rand drops out of college, takes to the streets, and doesn't realize he's embroiled in duplicity and murder. Frank is stymied by the rampant serial killings. He channels one of the dead victims to help him unmask the killer.

Crossroads Revisited, Book 2

PI Frank McGuire is beginning to think Baltimore is a melting pot for serial killers. Another maniac is stalking the streets but this time the killer is after gay college students. Intent on protecting his lover Rand, Frank sends him away when an enemy from his past shows up. A distraction Frank can’t afford now that the serial killer’s next victim is Rand.

Crossroads Showdown, Book 3

Tough PI Frank McGuire agrees to help the FBI locate three abducted children from a small town in West Virginia. When Frank channels his inner spirit for assistance, he mistakenly calls forth a ghost. As Frank races against time to locate the missing girls, he receives help from a dead spirit. Rand has learned to stand up to Frank and issues an ultimatum―commit to a relationship or risk losing his love when he returns from chasing ghosts.

Crossroads Shadowland, Book 4

Frank’s newest case takes him to the heart of New Orleans. This should be the perfect time to introduce Rand to the world of private investigating but the case is riddled with trouble. A century-old ghost kidnaps two young boys, and gay-haters stalk the streets of the city. Frank must enter another realm to rescue the young boys and venture into the seedy bowels of New Orleans to save the man who holds his heart.

Excerpt: 
Rand must have sensed his presence. He sat up in bed, rubbed the sleep from his eyes, and glanced around the room. His body tensed and his eyes idened―forest green at the moment and glistening like jack pines after a summer storm.
His voice barely a whisper and strained, Rand asked, “Who’s there?”
Frank put the gun to his cheek. “Get up.”
With trembling arms, he pushed the covers off, dragged his legs over the edge of the bed and stood up. The whites of his eyes gleamed stark against the dark shadows in the room. “What do you want?”
Frank had taken the bullets out earlier, but the kid didn’t have to know that. He placed the gun to his forehead and grabbed a shaft of his thick, dark hair. “I’ll ask the questions.” He flicked the switch on a dim lamp beside the bed. “Do you understand?”
Rand swallowed hard, nodded and stared at the black hood covering his face. A fleeting moment of recognition passed over his face, but it wasn’t possible he could make out Frank’s features behind the disguise.
His lean, well-muscled body sent a shiver down Frank’s spine, every inch taut and smooth, covered only by a pair of blue boxer shorts. His dark hair rested above his shoulders, glossy like his mother’s, and streaked with mahogany. Reflected light caught the angular planes of his face, the carved cheekbones and generous mouth. This was going to be harder than Frank thought. Determined to scare the shit out of him if need be, he had to find out what he was up to and he had to get his hands on that box.
Rand’s voice faltered. “I don’t have any money, no jewels, not even a pack of smokes, if that’s―”
His head reeled to the side when Frank delivered an open-handed slap to his cheek. “Keep your mouth shut! Unless I tell you to speak, you say nothing, got it?”
Another nod.
For emphasis, Frank slapped him again on the other side of his face. “Where are the drugs?"
“Drugs?” Anger and fear slithered through his voice. “You’ve come to the wrong place if you’re looking for smack or coke.”
Frank holstered the gun, grabbed him by the hair again and smashed his face into the wall. A fine bead of sweat dampened his forehead and his hands were clenched tightly at his sides. “You call me sir when you address me.” 
“Yes, sir.”


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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Crossroads Anthology now on #NOOK - Save $8.00


CROSSROADS ANTHOLOGY - Keta Diablo
Mystery/Suspense - GAY Contemporary (4 stories)
Save $8.00 With Purchase of Anthology

Crossroads, Book 1

Private investigator and ex-cop Frank McGuire is on a quest to find his dead partner's missing son. Rand Brennan has an identity issue, exacerbated since the death of his father. Hoping to find himself, Rand drops out of college, takes to the streets, and doesn't realize he's embroiled in duplicity and murder. Frank is stymied by the rampant serial killings. He channels one of the dead victims to help him unmask the killer.

Crossroads Revisited, Book 2

PI Frank McGuire is beginning to think Baltimore is a melting pot for serial killers. Another maniac is stalking the streets but this time the killer is after gay college students. Intent on protecting his lover Rand, Frank sends him away when en enemy from his past shows up. A distraction Frank can’t afford now that the serial killer’s next victim is Rand.

Crossroads Showdown, Book 3
Tough PI Frank McGuire agrees to help the FBI locate three abducted children from a small town in West Virginia. When Frank channels his inner spirit for assistance, he mistakenly calls forth a ghost. As Frank races against time to locate the missing girls, he receives help from a dead spirit. Rand has learned to stand up to Frank and issues an ultimatum―commit to a relationship or risk losing his love when he returns from chasing ghosts.

Crossroads Shadowland, Book 4
Frank’s newest case takes him to the heart of New Orleans. This should be the perfect time to introduce Rand to the world of private investigating but the case is riddled with trouble. A century-old ghost kidnaps two young boys, and gay-haters stalk the streets of the city. Frank must enter another realm to rescue the young boys and venture into the seedy bowels of New Orleans to save the man who holds his heart.

Excerpt:
Rand must have sensed his presence. He sat up in bed, rubbed the sleep from his eyes, and glanced around the room. His body tensed and his eyes widened―forest green at the moment and glistening like jack pines after a summer storm.
His voice barely a whisper and strained, Rand asked, “Who’s there?”
Frank put the gun to his cheek. “Get up.”
With trembling arms, he pushed the covers off, dragged his legs over the edge of the bed and stood up. The whites of his eyes gleamed stark against the dark shadows in the room. “What do you want?”
Frank had taken the bullets out earlier, but the kid didn’t have to know that. He placed the gun to his forehead and grabbed a shaft of his thick, dark hair. “I’ll ask the questions.” He flicked the switch on a dim lamp beside the bed. “Do you understand?”
Rand swallowed hard, nodded and stared at the black hood covering his face. A fleeting moment of recognition passed over his face, but it wasn’t possible he could make out Frank’s features behind the disguise.
His lean, well-muscled body sent a shiver down Frank’s spine, every inch taut and smooth, covered only by a pair of blue boxer shorts. His dark hair rested above his shoulders, glossy like his mother’s, and streaked with mahogany. Reflected light caught the angular planes of his face, the carved cheekbones and generous mouth. This was going to be harder than Frank thought. Determined to scare the shit out of him if need be, he had to find out what he was up to and he had to get his hands on that box.
Rand’s voice faltered. “I don’t have any money, no jewels, not even a pack of smokes, if that’s―”
His head reeled to the side when Frank delivered an open-handed slap to his cheek. “Keep your mouth shut! Unless I tell you to speak, you say nothing, got it?”
Another nod.
For emphasis, Frank slapped him again on the other side of his face. “Where are the drugs?”
“Drugs?” Anger and fear slithered through his voice. “You’ve come to the wrong place if you’re looking for smack or coke.”
Frank holstered the gun, grabbed him by the hair again and smashed his face into the wall. A fine bead of sweat dampened his forehead and his hands were clenched tightly at his sides. “You call me sir when you address me.”
“Yes, sir.”

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Thanks so much for reading about the Crossroads Anthology!
Keta

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Are Some Characters REDEEMABLE? Frank McGuire, CROSSROADS

Frank McGuire is one of the main characters/hero from my best-selling CROSSROADS series, and let's face it, Frank is no cookie-cutter hero. He's unrepentant, crass, selfish, ruthless, and impatient.

Did I know about the risks associated with writing such an unlikeable man? YES, but I didn't see him in any other light. I believe writers should be true to their characters--good or bad. Many readers have asked why I made Frank so unlikeable.  

Well, here's one reason: ALL people come with flaws and warts. Yes, that includes you and me. If we were all perfect, wouldn't it be a dull world?

Here's another reason: I wanted to prove that some characters are 'redeemable'. Many readers dislike Frank in CROSSROADS, Book 1, but they seem to understand him. By the end of the series, most readers like or love Frank.

That's called REDEMPTION.

Frank breaks societal rules and even commits forced seduction because ... he has weaknesses and he just can't help himself. Pretty awful, huh? And yet, millions of people such as Frank exist in our world. Some are not fixable or redeemable, but many are. They learn, grow and adapt to acceptable behavior because it's in their best interest to do so. Many times, it takes another person in their life to guide and love them on their journey to redemption (Think Rand Brennan, the second hero in my CROSSROADS Series).

It's clear from the beginning of the series Frank is caught up in his lust for Rand. He's not even thinking about love because he doesn't believe love can be a part of his life (it hasn't been so far). And yet, during this period of self-serving lust, Frank shows kindness to children, empathy to those around him. Ah-ha! The reader starts to believe there might be hope for Frank.

In the second book, CROSSROADS REVISITED, Frank realizes his emotions are wrapped up in Rand (it's more than just lust). He starts thinking about his future, about living without Rand and the thoughts make him nauseous. Additionally, his palms sweat and his heart wrenches when he discovers Rand is in danger. He wonders if he's fallen in love...an entirely foreign concept for him.

In CROSSROADS SHOWDOWN, Rand gives Frank an ultimatum. He's weary of Frank's cavalier attitude about their relationship, tired of Frank moving him in and out of his life like a piece of furniture. And Rand is strong enough to tell Frank exactly that. Again in this book, we see Frank's tender feelings for Ghost-girl, the dead child who helps him find missing children.

In CROSSROADS SHADOWLAND, Book 4, Frank caves mentally and emotionally regarding his love for Rand. He'll do anything to save his lover from evil, outside forces. He finally understands the meaning of love, realizes life without Rand looms dismal and bleak.

I think Rand is the perfect match for Frank and I wrote him as a man who doesn't take Frank's crap even though he's madly in love with the hardened private investigator. Rand has grown throughout the series too--from a young college student to a man who tells Frank, "It's all or nothing with me. Make your choice." It's Rand who brings out the good traits in Frank. And Frank finally realizes if he doesn't change, he'll lose Rand. That thought terrifies him more than anything.

There are many redeemable characters in fiction. Think Darth Vader and Mr. Darcy. We didn't like them in the beginning, but liked them, or at least understood their motives, toward the end. 

I loved watching Frank come to the realization he isn't an island. No man/woman is.

Leave a comment, tell me about some characters you really disliked in the beginning, but changed your mind about in the end. Maybe you didn't fall in love with them, but at least you came to understand them. Maybe you even cheered for them.

Thanks so much for visiting today. If you read the CROSSROADS Anthology (which, by the way, is rocking the charts on Kindle) please leave a review. I'd love to hear your thoughts on both Frank and Rand.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

#MySexySaturday - Sizzle and Bang

SIZZLE AND BANG
New Release ANTHOLOGY
4 Gay Fiction Stories!



Blood Oath
Kale travels to Savannah to find his destiny. Instead, he's attacked by rogue vampires and saved by the most beautiful man he's ever laid eyes on. Questions about who killed his parents years ago are answered, but more arise about his future. Action/Adventure/ in sultry Savannah.

Hot and Sticky
An attorney must call in his paralegal at the midnight hour to locate an important file. Both men finally surrender to the passion and lust they've stifled for months. An office romance that will leave you breathless. 

Valentine's Vindication
Deke attends Val's party with the intent of winning him back after their breakup. Deke knows he'll never find another Dom like Val. Now he must convince the man he's sorry for hurting him.

Lip Service
Navarre sets out to surprise Bryan when he arrives at his hotel room. Instead, he finds another man in the room! Who is the stranger, and what does Navarre do now?



7 Paragraphs from HOT AND STICKY
Hot Office Romance 

Moments later, Hugh heard the elevator door open outside the fleet of offices. The hair at the back of his neck stood at attention when Milan strolled in, as did another body part between his legs.

Accustomed to seeing him impeccably dressed in suitable office attire, he didn’t expect the casual threads or the cavalier, tousled hair. Nor did he anticipate the whispers of raw lust that followed him in. Dressed in a pair of tight denim jeans with holes at the knees, and a black T-shirt that hugged his sinuous body like second skin, Hugh’s gaze instinctively drifted to the man’s groin. Perhaps it had been a mistake calling his paralegal in. Good God, the man could be the poster boy for Gucci.

“Okey-dokey,” Milan spread his arms at his side, his tone unusually flippant. “I’m here, so let’s begin our treasure hunt. Tell me where you’ve searched so we can cross those areas off our list.”
Loose. His long, sleek hair hung loose, and fell about his shoulders in waves of black silk. His eyes glistened beneath the dim light of the office—a pair of Tiffany lamps resting on the coffee tables in the consult area—and Hugh couldn’t decide whether those luminous orbs were aquamarine or beryl at the moment.

Attempting a bold persona, Hugh nodded him into the chair before his desk. “Have a seat while we come up with a battle plan.”

Milan slumped into the leather club with the grace of a jungle cat, notwithstanding his semi-inebriated state. His mind seemed to be functioning, and although his gait held a touch of swagger, the man hadn’t stumbled on his way into the office. Their gazes met and locked, and Hugh felt as though his heart had stopped.


Unmistakable desire burned in the depths of Milan’s eyes. “I’ll look through Barnett’s papers again in case you missed something.” Milan’s sensual, honey-smoothed voice acted like a balm to his troubled mind.

“Yes, and I’ll sort through the mounds again on Stickler’s desk. I seem to recall him asking to review the file last week.”
 

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Special Gay Love Anthology - SIZZLE AND BANG!

 Celebrating the Release of
SIZZLE AND BANG
A HOMOEROTIC ANTHOLOGY
Keta Diablo

Blood Oath

Kale travels to Savannah to find his destiny. Instead, he's attacked by rogue vampires and saved by the most beautiful man he's ever laid eyes on. Questions about who killed his parents years ago are answered, but more arise about his future. Action/Adventure/ in sultry Savannah.


Hot and Sticky
An attorney must call in his paralegal at the midnight hour to locate an important file. Both men finally surrender to the passion and lust they've stifled for months. An office romance that will leave you breathless 

Valentine's Vindication

Deke attends Val's party with the intent of winning him back after their breakup. Deke knows he'll never find another Dom like Val. Now he must convince the man he's sorry for hurting him.
  
Lip Service

Navarre sets out to surprise Bryan when he arrives at his hotel room. Instead, he finds another man in the room! Who is the stranger, and what does Navarre do now?

4 Stories
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Sunday, June 1, 2014

CROSSROADS, Book 1, has a New Cover!


 

Private investigator and ex-cop Frank McGuire is on a quest to find his dead partner's missing son. Rand Brennan has an identity issue, exacerbated since the death of his father. Hoping to find himself, Rand drops out of college, takes to the streets, and doesn't realize he's embroiled in duplicity and murder. Frank is stymied by the rampant serial killings. He channels one of the dead victims to help him unmask the killer.
PI Frank McGuire is beginning to think Baltimore is a melting pot for serial killers. Another maniac is stalking the streets but this time the killer is after gay college students. Intent on protecting his lover Rand, Frank sends him away when en enemy from his past shows up. A distraction Frank can’t afford now that the serial killer’s next victim is Rand. 
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BARNES & NOBLE 




Tough PI Frank McGuire agrees to help the FBI locate three abducted children from a small town in West Virginia. When Frank channels his inner spirit for assistance, he mistakenly calls forth a ghost. As Frank races against time to locate the missing girls, he receives help from an unlikely source - GHOST GIRL. To complicate matters, Rand issues an ultimatum to Frank—commit to their relationship or risk losing him when he returns from hunting ghosts.
Frank’s newest case takes him to the heart of New Orleans. This should be the perfect time to introduce Rand to the world of private investigating but the case is riddled with trouble. A century-old ghost kidnaps two young boys, and gay-haters stalk the streets of the city. Frank must enter another realm to rescue the young boys and venture into the seedy bowels of New Orleans to save the man who holds his heart.
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BARNES & NOBLE

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

GAY FICTION SERIES - CROSSROADS!


 

Private investigator and ex-cop Frank McGuire is on a quest to find his dead partner's missing son. Rand Brennan has an identity issue, exacerbated since the death of his father. Hoping to find himself, Rand drops out of college, takes to the streets, and doesn't realize he's embroiled in duplicity and murder. Frank is stymied by the rampant serial killings. He channels one of the dead victims to help him unmask the killer.
PI Frank McGuire is beginning to think Baltimore is a melting pot for serial killers. Another maniac is stalking the streets but this time the killer is after gay college students. Intent on protecting his lover Rand, Frank sends him away when en enemy from his past shows up. A distraction Frank can’t afford now that the serial killer’s next victim is Rand. 
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BARNES & NOBLE 





Tough PI Frank McGuire agrees to help the FBI locate three abducted children from a small town in West Virginia. When Frank channels his inner spirit for assistance, he mistakenly calls forth a ghost. As Frank races against time to locate the missing girls, he receives help from an unlikely source - GHOST GIRL. To complicate matters, Rand issues an ultimatum to Frank—commit to their relationship or risk losing him when he returns from hunting ghosts.
Frank’s newest case takes him to the heart of New Orleans. This should be the perfect time to introduce Rand to the world of private investigating but the case is riddled with trouble. A century-old ghost kidnaps two young boys, and gay-haters stalk the streets of the city. Frank must enter another realm to rescue the young boys and venture into the seedy bowels of New Orleans to save the man who holds his heart.
KINDLE
BARNES & NOBLE

Saturday, March 8, 2014

MAGNOLIA HEAT is Available Again


 

About Magnolia Heat:
WARNING: This is a gay fiction novella with explicit and graphic sex scenes. Word Count: 15,000
Craven and his friend Anthony discover they're in over their heads the night they're caught spying on Beresford Hall. When Craven meets the dark, mysterious Dominic Beresford, he wonders if fate really does step in and take you by surprise when you least expect. A male/male, erotic historical that will leave you breathless.
Some reviews:
Five Stars - Erotic, anal/oral play, sex games, BDSM, GLBT 
An older man, a younger man, a country estate, and a secret society of jaded men seeking ever more depraved acts to sate their desires. Craven and Anthony, college students and very curious young men have been watching the comings and goings from Beresford Hall in hopes of catching a glimpse of Dominic Beresford, the mysterious and reportedly godlike master of the premises. When they are discovered, they receive a very insistent invitation to enter and learn what their penalty will be for spying on their betters.

Once again Keta Diablo grabbed me with her first sentence and took me right into her characters’ world. Her backgrounds are lush, her characters complete people who I am immediately interested in, and her sexual scenes are wild and captivating. I recommend this book, as I do all of Ms. Diablo’s books. - Got Erotic Romance

“Keta Diablo knows how to make debauchery and romance mix perfectly as demonstrated in her latest release, Magnolia Heat. Craven and Anthony haven’t had many bedfellows and that naïveté heightens their experience. While some scenes do depict the men experiencing forced seduction, it was never brutal and in fact, awakened both of their fantasies, as well as provided an opportunity to wallow in the depths of carnal delight. The setting was perfect for this story and created an abundance of emotions ranging from arousal to trepidation. Those who read BDSM will enjoy Magnolia Heat.” – Five Stars, Literary Nymphs
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The sexual interactions are incredibly well written. The way Diablo breathes life into her characters is fabulous. From the sexy mysterious Dominic Beresford to the unassuming student Craven, I was hooked from page one. I loved both characters equally. What I found very poignant was how vulnerable both Dominic and Craven were.

Magnolia Heat may be a short novella, but it had my heart pounding more than one time, and for completely different reasons. This book has a touch of suspense, a few horrible memories from Craven, and several very hot sex scenes between sexy men.
4.5 Stars, Moonlight, Lace and Mayhem

 

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