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Quotes that inspire us

Quotes inspire us. The give us the impetus to plant our butts in the chair and write. Even when we think we have nothing to say. We must do it anyway. Plant our butts in that chair and write words, any words. We can always edit later. 

Quotes give us strength to face a new day. They cheer people, make us realize that every single person you meet is fighting some kind of battle – just like us. Quotes give us hope that even when everything is going wrong today, tomorrow is a new day filled with promise, aspirations, and dreams, 

I’ve chosen some of my favorite quotes – some are about life, some about books and writing.

But the last one is for YOU – the great writer, for every writer out there! Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a NYTimes Bestseller, I hope this quote convinces you that YOU ARE INDEED A GREAT WRITER.

A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic. It’s a flat object made from a tree (and it has) lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it & you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years.”~ Carl Sagan
This One’s For YOU!
Say it Every Day
Thank you for dropping by. I hope I inspired you to be happy, count your blessings and most of all remember…You Are A Great Writer!
Now it’s your turn. Do you have a favorite quote to inspire us? Please leave it in the comment section below. We’d love to hear from you. 
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Land Of Falling Stars On sale

Welcome all. I’m so happy you’re visiting today! 

My Award-winning Erotic Romance novel, Land Of Falling Stars is on sale November 6th through November 12th for 99 cents!
The blurb and short excerpt follow: 
About Land of Falling Stars
The United States is torn asunder by Civil War.
Two men, linked together by their love for one woman, Sophia
Whitfield, answer the call of duty.
An arranged marriage to Jesse James Grantham has been in the
works since Sophia and Jesse were children. When he leaves to fight for his
beloved South, he promises Sophia they’ll whip those Johnny Rebs in no time and
when he returns, they’ll get married under her mother’s rose arbor.
Sophia’s best friend from childhood, Gavin Langdale, enlists
to fight for the North. Why does she feel as if he’s taking her heart with him
the day he leaves for war? She loves Jesse…doesn’t she?
After Sophia’s parents die in a fire, she struggles to save
Arbor Rose. Most of the slaves have run off, the South is in tatters and so is
the only home she’s ever known. Another bluecoat is staggering down the hill,
coming to steal the last of her meager possessions. Before the hated enemy has
a chance to commit the vilest of acts, she shoots him.
And then discovers its Gavin, the champion of her youth.
Dark secrets lurk in Gavin’s memory, secrets much darker
than the despicable acts of war. He carries a message for Sophia, a missive
from Jesse. When he finds the courage to tell her what really happened to Jesse
on that bloody battlefield, she’ll hate him—hate him until she draws her last

A powerful story of lies, betrayal and a love
that burns brighter than all the stars in Heaven


Land of Falling Stars lured me in immediately with its
lyrical title and instantly captivated me with the haunting love story of Gavin
and Sophia.”
Setup and Excerpt: Mule Cooper and his son, Billy, set fire to Arbor Rose, Sophia’s beloved childhood home. During the attack, Sophia tripped and struck her head on the bedpost. Gavin carried her to safety after he killed Billy and his mangy sidekicks. Now…he returns to Sophia lying beneath an oak tree.
Gavin knelt beside Sophia and pulled her into his arms. Deathly white beneath the bright orange sky. Her breaths were shallow, the pulse at her neck weak. “Don’t leave me, Sophia. Please fight!”
Next to him, Ricochet whined and looked at Gavin with a bleakness he didn’t think possible in a dog. The hound’s ears flattened, and he jerked his head toward the long dirt road leading to the manor. Gavin tensed.
“Lawdy, Massah Gavin, we seen the red sky a mile off.” Brister hobbled forward, his cane working overtime. “What done happen?”
“Billy Cooper and his friends.”
Nap dropped to his knees, wide-eyed. “Miss Sophia.” A hand fell across his lips. “What they done to my lamb?”
“She hit her head on the bedpost when the fire broke out.” Sick with worry, Gavin turned to Brister. “She’s been out for an hour and her pulse is weak.”
“What’s we gonna do, Massah Gavin?” Brister whined. “She need a doctah.”
“Christ!” He glanced over his shoulder. The manor hissed smoke in its final lap, and the barn had been reduced to ashes. “The horses took off across the pasture, find them. If you catch Baby Moon, Mischief will follow.” He added, “Take Ricochet and he’ll herd them in.”
“Yes, sir.” Ol’ Nap scratched his head. “Then what?”
“Does old Doc Jenkins still practice out of his house in Fredericksburg?”
“Yassah,” Brister said.
Nap took in a quick hiss of air. “They’s blood all over the hound’s neck.”
“He didn’t like the way Billy talked.”
“He dead?”
“He wasn’t looking good the last time I saw him.”
Ol’ Nap’s broad face twisted with fear. “His Pa come for you now, Massah Gavin.”
Gavin’s voice spewed arctic air. “If Sophia dies, he won’t have to come for me.” Misery, acute and raw, twisted in his gut. Sophia dead? He would put a gun to his head. 
Brister narrowed his eyes, leaned in and inspected the jagged tear on his cheek. “You best let me stitch up that cut.”
“I’ll have Doc Jenkins look at it.”
Her pain-filled eyes loomed as Gavin tossed a ragged blanket— scrounged up from the floor of the smokehouse—over Mischief’s back. He grabbed a handful of the mare’s mane, hoisted himself up and took Sophia from Brister’s arms. The soft moan from her lips gave Gavin hope.
Ricochet pranced around the horse. “No! You stay here.”
The dog whined and lowered his massive body to the ground. 
“You can’t come this time.”
Ricochet barked.
“Do your damn job and protect what’s left of Arbor Rose.”
“He ain’t gonna stay, Massah Gavin.” Brister shook his head. “No, siree, soon as you a mile down that road, he gonna take off like he after a fox.”
“Tie him up, and tie up that colt too.”
“One more thing.” Gavin tightened his grip on Sophia. “Don’t sleep in the smokehouse or in any building tonight. Cooper will come, and when he does, you don’t want to be trapped.”
Ol’ Nap nodded and grabbed the rope around Ricochet’s neck. Gavin dug his heels into the mare’s sides and disappeared down the long dirt road.
What reviewers are saying….
“The author pens a story that is unlike any other. 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.” 5 stars
“The true hero of this wonderful love story is Ricochet, Sophia’s beloved Wolfound.” 5 stars
“This is the story of a Southern lady and a Yankee soldier who face the aftermath of the War Between the States. A mustread historical #romance story! You’ll need a bucket of icy water to read this HOT story!” 5stars 
There is so, so much to this story. You are going to have to buy this one to find out for yourself! BRAVO Ms. Diablo, BRAVO!” 5 stars
“Land of Falling Stars has the ups and downs of a roller coaster and keeps the reader hanging on with bated breath. A ten-star read!”
Thanks so much for dropping by!


Halloween Romance Book Fair! #bookblast #booklovers



It doesn’t matter what flavor of romance “candy” you’d like this Halloween, our book fair has something for everyone, contemporary, paranormal, historical, suspense, fantasy, and science fiction. All books 2.99 or less, with several free!
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Halloween Romance Book Fair! #bookblast #booklovers



It doesn’t matter what flavor of romance “candy” you’d like this Halloween, our book fair has something for everyone, contemporary, paranormal, historical, suspense, fantasy, and science fiction. All books 2.99 or less, with several free!
U Could Win 1 of These Prizes!
Kindle Fire 7
Godiva 5-Pack Gourmet Chocolate
$20 worth of ebooks
$15 worth of ebooks from Amazon,
Ghiradelli Fall Chocolate Assortment
$10 Amazon gift card


Check out Season, Unforgettable, Keta’s #NewAdult mystery/thriller. On sale now for .99!Read the 5 star reviews on Amazon

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You can also enter the contest here:
Look at all the wonderful books featured in the Halloween Romance Giveaway!
Thanks so much for participating in the contest! Happy Reading

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Sacred Heart Medical Diet #authors #readers #stressfree

Feeling stressed, bloated, have a lack of energy? What woman today doesn’t? (works for men too). Readers and writers spend endless hours sitting, lying down or remaining immobile. We all know how important exercise is, but if you’re like me, I don’t exercise daily or as often as I should. I’ve made and eaten the Sacred Heart Medical Diet on several occasions and personally love the taste. I also feel when I’m particularly stressed, it helps my body fight off colds, flus and other nasty germs that intrude on your system. 
With winter coming on in many regions, I highly recommend trying the Sacred Heart Health Diet. *Recommended by many physicians, including the Mayo Clinic, for patients preparing for a major surgery. 
Please check back and leave a comment if you tried the soup with your thoughts. Don’t foget to sign up for my newsletter here for more recipes, fun tips and other trivia. 
Hope you enjoy the soup as much as I do. ~Keta~ 
Sacred Heart Medical Diet
This 7-day eating plan can be used as often as you like. If correctly followed, it will clean out your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well-being. After only 7 days of this process, you will begin to feel lighter by at least 10 pounds and possibly 17 pounds, and experience an abundance of energy.
1 or 2 cans of stewed tomatoes
3 plus large green onions
1 large can of beef broth (no fat)
1 pkg. Lipton Soup mix 
1 bunch of celery (use the entire bunch_
2 cans green beans
2 lbs. Carrots
2 Green Peppers
Season with salt, pepper curry, parsley, if desired, or bouillon, hot or Worcestershire sauce. Cut veggies in small to medium pieces. Cover with water. Boil fast for 10 minutes. Reduce to simmer and continue to cook until veggies are tender.
This soup can be eaten anytime you are hungry during the week. Eat as much as you want, whenever you want. This soup will not add calories. The more you eat, the more you will lose. You may want to fill a thermos in the morning if you will be away during the day.

Happy healthy woman drinking fresh water from a glass outdoor with a green background

Unsweetened juices
Tea (also herbal)
Cranberry juice
Skim milk
Water, water, water
Any fruit (except bananas). Cantaloupes and watermelon are lower in calories than most other fruits. Eat only soup and fruit today.
All vegetables. Eat until you are stuffed with fresh raw, cooked or canned veggies. Try to eat green leafy veggies and stay away from dry beans, peas or corn. Eat veggies along with the soup. At dinnertime tonight reward yourself with a big baked potato and butter. Don’t eat any fruits through today.
Eat all the soup, fruit and veggies you want. Do not have a baked potato. If you have eaten as above for three days and not cheated, you should find that you have lost 5-7 pounds.
Bananas and skim milk: Eat at least 3 bananas and drink as much milk as you can today, along with the soup. Bananas are high in calories and carbohydrates, as is the milk but on this particular day, your body will need the potassium and carbs. Proteins and calcium to lessen the cravings for sweets.
Beef and tomatoes: you may have 10 to 20 ounces of beef and a can of tomatoes, or as many as 6 tomatoes on this day. Eat the soup at least once today.
Beef and veggies, eat to your heart’s content of the beef and veggies today. You can even have 2-3 steaks if you like with green leafy veggies but no baked potato. Be sure to eat the soup at least once today.
Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juice and veggies, again, be sure to stuff yourself and eat the soup. You can add cooked veggies to your rice if you wish.
By the end of the 7th day, if you have not cheated on this diet, you should have lost 10 to 17 pounds. If you have lost more than 17 pounds, stay off the diet for two days before resuming the diet again.
This diet is fast. The secret lies within the principle that you will burn more calories than you take in. It will flush your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well-being. This diet does not lend itself to drinking any alcoholic beverages at any time. Because of the fat build-up in your system. Go off the diet at least 14 hours before any intake of alcohol.
Due to the variety of digestive systems in individuals, this diet will affect everyone differently. After day three, you will have more energy than when you began, if you do not cheat. After being on the diet for several days, you will find that your bowel movements have changed. Eat a cup of bran or fiber. Although you can have black coffee with this diet, you may find that you don’t need caffeine after the third day.
The basic fat burning soup can be eaten anytime you feel hungry during the seven days. Eat as much as you wish. Remember the more you eat, the more you will lose. You can eat broiled, boiled or baked chicken instead of the beef. Absolutely no skin on the chicken. If you prefer, you can substitute broiled fish for the beef on only one of the beef days. You need the high protein in the beef for the other days.
Continue on the diet as long as you wish and feel the difference both mentally and physically.
No bread, alcohol, carbonated drinks (including diet drinks). Remember, absolutely no fried foods.
DO – DO – DO – DO
Drink plenty – at least 6 to 8 glasses – of water a day, as well as any combination of the following beverages: black coffee, unsweetened fruit drinks, cranberry juice and skim milk.
** This diet comes from the Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital that is used for overweight heart patients in order to lose weight rapidly, usually prior to surgery.

Sky Series Book 2: Sky Dance – Review

*Clean Romance*
“Great reading starting with sky tinted water and sky dance were great reading loved them both . Always love happy ever after.”  5 Stars 

“Loved this book as much as Sky Tinted Water, Book 1. Great romance, lost love and second chances. A must read for historical lovers!”  5 Stars 

“Like Sky Tinted Water this was a great story! A continuing saga of Rory and Dawson and their everlasting love through many obstacles and trials. You must read this book if you love clean historical romance.”  5 Stars

Moon of the Sleeping Bear – Review

“If you enjoy westerns you will love this book. I really like the way Ms Diablo told the story. Off to read book 2 Dark Night of the Moon.” 5 Stars 

“Was very sorry to see this book end. Have read several of Diablo’s stories and yet have been disappointed by any.” 5 Stars  

“I loved the book, could hardly put it down for long. I loved the heroine finding a twin she didn’t know about! I have been looking for a sequel to this storyline.” 5 Stars

Dark Night of Moon – Review

“I thought it impossible, but Keta Diablo has surpassed Moon of the Sleeping Bear with the sequel, DARK NIGHT OF THE MOON.” 5 Stars 

“You are never sure how this story will end and you may even be surprised. Keta Diablo is an amazing story teller and Dark Night of the Moon is a keeper.”5 Stars  

“Takes a path not expected and leads you down a way that opens for adventure and fun and love. I truly loved this book!” 5 Stars

Comes A Specter by Keta Diablo

Ghostland Series Book 1: Comes A Specter – Review

Comes A Specter by Keta Diablo

“I can’t recall the last time I read such a fascinating ghost story, especially one that is steeped in ancient traditions of Native Americans, particularly the Blackfoot tribe. It’s rare I come across a paranormal story that is rich with tradition and that those traditions are called upon to expel the evil wreaking havoc in an otherwise normal world.”  5 Stars 

“I love ghost stories and western romance. I liked the native quotes at the beginning of each chapter. Keta’s writing as she knows how to tell a story in which the reader stays glued to the pages. You will be on the edge of your seat with the ghost and Anya and her friend Sutter. The characters were well done the plot was exceptional.”  5 Stars 

“Comes a Specter by Keta Diablo will raise the hair on the back of your necks as she mesmerizes you, chapter by chapter, through a story of love, determination, and a ghost that wants them all to die. The history of the Blackfeet tribe is woven into the pattern of this story like a delicate chain, connecting the characters together. Keta has done her research well. The anticipation of what will happen next flows through her chapters like warm honey down a sun warmed rock. You think you know what will happen, but then you realize you never had it quite right.” 5 Stars