Gold Coast Author Scoops Publisher’s Awards for two consecutive years.
Gold Coast-based author Diane Demetre scooped Luminosity Publishing’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2015 and 2016 for her erotic romance series, Dance of Love. Diane’s debut novel, Dancing Queen was voted Readers’ Choice for Best Book and Best Cover 2015, while Tiny Dancer and Dance to a Gypsy Beat won Readers’ Choice for Best Book and Best Cover 2016.
“To have my first three novels chosen by readers to win Best Book and Best Cover two years running is such a thrill. I love writing love stories, particularly about feisty, empowered heroines who take a chance and follow their hearts. I don’t write stories about the angst and heartbreak of love, I write stories about the brighter future love promises. I guess you could call the Dance of Love series inspired by the hopeful hand of fate, with sometimes unexpected, but always, happy-ever-after endings.”
A woman who has always done things a little differently, Diane began her professional journey as a school teacher before moving into an exhilarating career as a dancer, choreographer, and director. She followed her quest for truth into the field of self-development, where as a stress & life skills therapist, life coach and keynote speaker, she taught methodologies of self-empowerment and conscious living. Assuming the pseudonym of the Goddess of Love, she appeared regularly on national radio and the television program Beauty & the Beast.
“Having been a dancer, choreographer, and director I wanted to incorporate the inherent freedom and sensuality of dance in the Dance of Love series. In fact, my heroines in each of the books have been, or are dancers. There’s an old writing adage…‘write what you know’. By calling upon my dance and theatre background, I added another dimension to the story and a layer of richness to my characters. It also gave readers a rare insight into the onstage and backstage world of dancers, which judging by their response, they really enjoyed.”
Now busy writing romantic suspense and women’s fiction, Diane still packs emotional punch through her empowered heroines who live life to the fullest… much like the author herself.