Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Book Blog Tour of Hot and Irresistible by Dianne Castell

Hot and IrresistiblePlease join me in welcoming Dianne Castell, author of Hot and Irresistible, to Starting Fresh! Thank you so much, Dianne for sharing your thoughts on "North or South...Which one are You?"


North or South... Which one are You? by Dianne Castell

One of the reasons I wrote Hot and Irresistible was to set a book in the South and not just geographically but in characters and language and food! Characters in NY are way different than characters in Savannah . You won’t hear the doorman at the NY Hilton say Y’all come back now, ya’ hear. And food? Just try getting a cream egg in Savannah or sweet tea in Manhattan.

I’m more Savannah then Manhattan. Not that I don’t looove NY City, I do. But I live in Cincinnati and feel connected to the South. I fry chicken and make cream gravy and make my own pumpkin pie. I don’t have a hidden tiara in my panty drawer but I do subscribe to Southern Living, think Paula Deen is the cutest thing on earth and have actually waited in line for two hours to eat at Lady and Sons. Yep, it’s worth the wait! And I can twirl a baton!

I have a pair of white gloves in my drawer and use cloth tablecloth and napkins and set the table proper with flowers for Sunday dinner. If my kids don’t mind their manners they get “the look of death” from their mama and I buy hair spray two bottles at a time and wouldn’t dream of leaving the house without putting on my face.

I love the South. My heart is there...except for those Palmetto bugs. I’m sure they are what keep me from moving south of the Ohio River. Sweet mother, are those things ugly as sin!

So, who are you? North or South? Even if you’re Midwest you probably lean more one way or the other and I’m willing to bet you have a little Southern in you just begging to get out. Let me know and I’ll give away two Hot and Bothered T-shirts from the answers.

Thanks for chatting.


Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, Dianne! The civility of the South sounds lovely. Congratulations again on the launch of Hot and Irresistible!

About the Author, courtesy of her publicist:

USA Today best selling author Dianne Castell writes for Kensington Books. She also writes a monthly editor interview column for Romance Writers Report. Her books have won Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, been on the cover of Romantic Times Magazine and included in Rhapsody Book Club, Doubleday Book Club and have made the Waldenbooks Bestseller list.

The second book in her Savannah Sizzles series for the BRAVA line, Hot and Irresistible, hits the shelves Nov‘09. Dianne lives in Cincinnati with her two cats and will do just about anything to get out of housework. You can visit her website at or email her at dianecastell AT hotmail DOT com.

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Thanks again to Dianne Castell, Dorothy and Pump Up Your Book Promotion Virtual Tours for this opportunity!


  1. I don't think my comment showed up, but I wanted to thank you, Gaby! And I love Paula Deen, too!

  2. SOUTH! very very. :) Memphis born, Memphis bred, when I die, Memphis dead. LOL.

  3. Hi, Kim!
    I looove Memphis. Set a three book series there on the banks of the Mississippi and on the Mississippi.
    Send me your address at and I'll send along a Hot and Irresistible T-shirt.
    Have a good weekend.
    Hugs, Dianne