By Tqwana B.
Here’s a quick and fun interview with author Jaine Diamond, whose newest rock start romance series kicks off with Dirty Like Me. You can read my review here.
Check out a trailer for the book below, which is on sale this week for 99¢.
- Where did the idea come from to write a series on rock star romances?
I’ve always been a big fan of music. I was really into rock music and rock bands growing up, and it seemed like a natural fit – glamor, wealth, sex appeal, the bad boy in ripped jeans and leather – so many elements of the rock star world lend themselves to romance. I think most women can relate, at least in fantasy, to the idea of being swept away by the hot, famous, seemingly unattainable bad boy. And I wanted to write a female lead character who, despite her vulnerabilities and insecurities, is strong and not just seduced by the money and the glamor, but really falls in love with the man behind the image, and isn’t willing to lose herself in the madness of fame.
- Is Jesse Mayes based on a real musician?
No, but I really wish he were real!
- I adore Devi. She’s so supportive of Katie and a kick-ass woman in her own right. Will she get her own book in the series (I picture her with Brody)?
Thank you! I adore Devi too. She came to life in my head almost instantly and felt very real to me as I wrote her, and I would love to write her story. As it is now, I have the series more or less mapped out, and Devi’s story is on the maybe pile for now, so it’s a possibility. Devi won’t be involved with Brody at any point, as Brody’s heart has belonged to someone else pretty much forever, but I have a very good idea of who will end up winning Devi’s love.
- I hope this isn’t the last we see of Jessa. What do you have planned for her?
I’m so glad to hear that… Jessa holds a special, special place in my heart and was one of the very first characters I came up with when I was first developing this series. I always knew I had to tell her story… her book is up next!
- If you could run away on tour with any real-life rock star, who would it be?
Oh, man. I so don’t have an answer to that. It’s truly not a fantasy of mine in actuality. Though I’m sure if he were real, Jesse Mayes would top the list, followed closely by his bandmate, Dylan Cope.
- When you’re not writing, you are…
Reading… and dreaming up ideas for my next book!
Jaine Diamond is a romance author who believes in fairy tales, ice cream, and true love. She lives in beautiful Vancouver, Canada with her real-life romantic hero (Mr. Diamond) and their baby girl.
Her new contemporary rockstar romance series, Dirty, will launch in November 2016!