Friday, January 15, 2021

Favorite Quote Friday—The Segonian

Happy Friday! The countdown has begun! The Segonian — the second stand-alone novel in my exciting new Aldebarian Alliance series — will release in four days. Woohoo!! I can't wait!! And we're already celebrating. πŸ˜‰


The Segonian Blog Tour has begun and is off to a wonderful start! Here are some of the fun stops we've made thus far:

Excerpt

5 Fun Facts About The Segonian
Character Interview
(Conducted by Sheldon from my Immortal Guardians series)
Top 5 Reasons to Love Eliana
Spotlight 
Top 5 Reasons to Love Dagon
Excerpt

You can find the full schedule with links that are updated daily at

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The Segonian received its first review... and what a fantastic review it is! EBookObsessed gave it 5 stars. You can read the full review HERE.

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Releasing January 19, 2021
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It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday! Today I thought I'd share another quiet moment that features Eliana and Dagon:

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Reaching across the table, he clasped Eliana's free hand.

She gave it a grateful squeeze. "Not much of a dinner companion, am I? I've barely said a thing all evening."

He smoothed his thumb across her soft skin. "Quiet doesn't trouble me when I'm with you, milessia."

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I really love these two together. Thank you again, everyone who has pre-ordered The Segonian and fueled my excitement for the release. I hope you'll enjoy Eliana and Dagon's story!

Take care and happy reading!

Dianne

Friday, January 8, 2021

Favorite Quote Friday—The Segonian

Happy Friday! There are only 11 more wake-ups until the release of The Segonian, the 2nd stand-alone novel in my new Aldebarian Alliance series! Woohoo!! I'm so excited! And many of you who enjoyed The Lasaran are fueling that excitement with your comments and posts and countdowns. I can't wait for you to read and/or listen to it. 😊

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A #1 Audible Bestseller

Speaking of listening, have you heard the news? The Segonian is Now Available for Pre-Order on Audible! Yes! And fans of the new Aldebarian Alliance series have also already made it a #1 Audible Bestseller. Thank you so much! You rock! And so does Kirsten Potter, who narrates it. I can't wait to listen. If you haven't already pre-ordered it, you can do so HERE.

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My The Segonian Blog Tour starts next week. It's going to be so much fun! For those who enjoy the character interviews, there will be 2 conducted by Sheldon. (He's such a hoot!) There will also be a dreamy dream cast (the independent filmmaker in me always loves these), excerpts, Author Q&As, a playlist, and more. If you're a Book Blogger, Bookstagrammer, or Facebook Influencer, this is your last chance to sign up and join the fun.

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In case you missed it, I finally launched a newsletter. Woohoo!! Thank you, everyone who has subscribed. Though my eager anticipation of the new release has tried to cajole me into flooding your inboxes with sneak peeks, I have restrained myself thus far to sending one newsletter per month. LOL. 

For those who haven't subscribed yet: What might you find in my newsletter? The latest book news, sneak peeks, giveaways, sale alerts, giveaway alerts, and more, all delivered right to your inbox.

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Releasing January 19, 2021
#1 Amazon Bestseller

#1 Audible Bestseller

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— Available on Release Day —

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday! Today I thought I'd share a quiet moment that takes place between Eliana and Dagon fairly early in the book:

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Dagon left his office and made his way down to the infirmary.

 

Adaos looked up when he entered.

 

Eliana lay curled on her side, covered by a sheet. Though dark wavy tresses hid much of her face, she appeared to be sleeping deeply.

 

“She still rests,” Adaos murmured.

 

“Her injuries?”

 

“All damage to her skeletal system has healed completely. Some of the damage to her musculature and skin has as well. The damage to her organs is still repairing.”

 

“Did you give her a silna to accelerate her healing?” Even with the serum, it would take Segonian warriors longer to recuperate from such wounds.

 

Adaos shook his head. “A silna wasn’t necessary. Her ability to repair and regenerate rivals that of the Sectas with their nanodocs.”

 

“Amazing.” Dagon crouched next to the bed. Reaching out, he gently drew the hair back from Eliana’s face and tucked it behind her ear. “She’s too thin,” he whispered, noting the prominent cheekbones. Though the burns had healed, some of the cuts and bruising remained. “Did you provide her with sustenance before she fell asleep?”

 

“Yes. I also fed her fluids and nutrition intravenously.”

 

“She doesn’t like needles.”

 

“She slept through it.”

 

Eliana’s eyelashes fluttered. Her lids rose, revealing deep brown eyes bereft of the amber glow. She studied him a moment, then offered him a sleepy smile. One small hand burrowed out from under the covers and stretched toward him. Soft fingers came to rest on his cheek and stroked the stubble there. “Dagon.”

 

Warmth unfurled in his chest at the tender touch. His pulse picked up its pace. “Eliana.”

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Thank you again, everyone who has pre-ordered The Segonian! I hope you'll enjoy Eliana and Dagon's adventure. 

Take care and happy reading!

Dianne

Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year! I know I'm not the only one who is glad to bid 2020 goodbye. I hope 2021 will be a better year and will bring you and your loved ones great health, happiness, prosperity, and (of course) love! πŸ’

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I'm kicking off the new year with some great news: The Segonian is Now Available for Pre-Order on Audible! Woohoo!! Fans of the new Aldebarian Alliance series have also already made it a #1 Audible Bestseller. Thank you! The lovely and talented Kirsten Potter narrates it. I can't wait to listen. If you're new to audiobooks, she's a great narrator to start with. You can pre-order your copy of The Segonian HERE.

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Sign-ups will close soon for The Segonian Blog Tour. If you're a Book Blogger, Bookstagrammer, or Facebook Influencer, there's still time to join the fun. The tour will include a cool tour-wide giveaway plus fun character interviews (conducted by Sheldon from my Immortal Guardians series), exclusive excerpts, Author Q&As, a playlist, a dreamy dream cast, and more. You can learn all the details and sign up HERE.

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Releasing January 19, 2021
#1 Amazon Bestseller

#1 Audible Bestseller

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AmazonUK• AmazonAU• AmazonCA• AmazonDE• AmazonFR
audiobook
Audible
paperback
— Available on Release Day —

It's time for the first Favorite Quote Friday of 2021! There are now less than three weeks to go until the release of The Segonian! I'm so excited!! Here is another peek into its pages that features Eliana and Dagon:

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Dagon studied her, trying to ignore the unconsciously smooth sway of her hips and focus instead on the myriad of questions that mentally bombarded him.

 

She glanced up and caught him staring. “What?”

 

“You aren’t at all intimidated by my soldiers, are you?”

 

“No. Should I be?”

 

“They are all fierce warriors.”

 

She grinned. “I am, too.”

 

Had she been another, he might have laughed. She seemed so small and delicate. But he knew what she had been through, what she had suffered and survived. He’d read the accounts of the Lasarans who credited her with saving their lives. And she had incapacitated Adaos while so weak she could barely stand.

 

He thought fierce an apt description for her.

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Thank you again, everyone who has pre-ordered The Segonian! I hope you'll enjoy Eliana and Dagon's adventure. 

Take care and happy reading!

Dianne

Friday, December 25, 2020

A Sneak Peek & Holiday Wishes

I can't believe Christmas is already upon us. This has been such a rough year for many of us. Yet every time I found myself feeling down or stressed, you made me smile. I hope you know how much I appreciate you and how much you all mean to me. I wish you and your loved ones great health and happiness both in this holiday season and in the coming year. πŸ’– 

We had another cold front roll in here. Wow, the wind was really howling! Perfect writing weather. πŸ˜‰ I stayed up way too late working on my next manuscript, which will be an Immortal Guardians book. I'm super excited about it but probably won't be ready to tell you more than that for quite a while. (Whoever just shouted Tease, I heard that! πŸ˜€ )

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Releasing January 19, 2021
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It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday! I received the final files from my formatter and have been reading through The Segonian again, this time on my iPad. I think this might be the funniest book I've written thus far. There were an awful lot of LOL comments in the margins when my editor Anne Victory sent it back. So I don't think it's just me. Considering the year we've had, I hope it will make you laugh, too, and provide a fun escape. 

If you're an Immortal Guardians fan and haven't given this series a look yet because sci-fi romance isn't of particular interest to you, I just wanted to mention that these books have many of the same elements my IG books are known for: action, humor, romance that is alternately sweet and steamy, fun secondary characters, and camaraderie. The Segonians really remind me of my Immortal Guardians crew, so today I'm going to give you another sneak peek that includes a few of them:

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Adaos set his med pack on the floor and withdrew a hover gurney twice the width and length of his data tablet. Holding it waist high, he pressed a corner. The board extended until it was long and wide enough to carry a man Dagon’s size, then hovered in the air.

 

Eliana’s eyes widened. A smile lit her pretty face, supplanting the pain and confusion. “Cool!”

 

Adaos smiled and motioned for her to climb aboard.

 

She sent him a condemning look. “Oh hell no. I don’t need that.”

 

Dagon agreed. “I can carry Eliana.”

 

She scowled up at him. “What?”

 

“I’ll carry you so Adaos can transport the intruder on the hover gurney.”

 

She rolled her eyes. “My legs are fine, Dagon. My hand is injured. If Maarev hurt his hand, would you insist on carrying him?”

 

Srul no. But Dagon didn’t feel for Maarev what he felt for Eliana. Not that he could tell her that. Yet. While surrounded by his overly curious soldiers. That was a conversation best held in private. “No.”

 

Maarev nudged Eliana with his elbow, careful not to jostle her injured hand. “Maybe the next time you kick my ass, I’ll let him carry me to Med Bay.”

 

Her frown melted into a smile. “Maybe I’ll carry you myself, big guy.”

 

Laughing, Maarev glanced at the hole in the wall and shook his head. “I believe you could.”

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Thank you again, everyone who has pre-order The Segonian. For those who missed the first book, you can find a Longer Preview of this one on my website. I've been so thrilled by readers' responses to it.

Many audiobook lovers have been asking when they can pre-order the audiobook. COVID-19 and the Holidays have both slowed things down, so it looks like it may take longer than anticipated for the pre-order to appear on Audible. I'll share the link as soon as I see it go up.

Take care! And Happy Reading! πŸ’–

Dianne

Friday, December 18, 2020

Favorite Quote Friday—The Segonian

Hello, all! I hope you had a nice week. We had some wonderfully dark, cloudy days here. And you know how much I love writing on dark days. πŸ˜‰ The temperatures even dropped enough for me to have to cover some of my plants to protect them from a freeze. So it was a good one for me.

Tomorrow marks the 1 Month to Go countdown for the release of The Segonian. Woohoo!! I'm so excited! I can't wait for you to read it. If you're on Facebook, keep an eye out for a Countdown Giveaway. I'll probably launch one tomorrow (December 19th) on My Facebook Page.

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For the Book Bloggers, Bookstagrammers, and Facebook Influencers out there: There's still time to join my Segonian Blog Tour. There will be a cool tour-wide giveaway plus fun character interviews, exclusive excerpts, Author Q&As, a playlist, a dreamy dream cast, and more. If you'd like to participate, you can learn more and sign up HERE.

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Releasing January 19, 2021
A #1 Amazon Bestseller

ebook
Kindle • Kobo• Nook• iBooks
AmazonUK• AmazonAU• AmazonCA• AmazonDE• AmazonFR
audiobook
— Coming Soon —
paperback
— Available on Release Day —

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday! I have had so much fun reading back through The Segonian, picking out snippets to share with you. I laughed so hard at some of the scenes. I really love these guys and hope you will, too. To whet your appetite for them, today I'm going to give you a sneak peek that features Dagon and Eliana and includes two of the Segonian soldiers she refers to as The Guys:

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The infirmary door slid up.

 

Maarev poked his head out. He glanced up and down the hallway, inspected the walls, then focused on Dagon and Eliana, still standing in each other’s arms. He arched a brow. “Just thought I’d check to see if Eliana was out here punching holes in the walls. We have a wager going.”

 

She offered him a wry smile. “No. Dagon calmed me down.”

 

A twinkle of amusement entered the warrior’s eyes as he stepped out. “So I see. With a hug, apparently.”

 

Liden joined them in the hallway. A boyish grin lit his rugged features as he held out his arms. “Need any more calming down?”

 

She laughed . . . even as a low growl of irritation rumbled up from Dagon’s throat. “No, thank you.” Reluctantly stepping back, she took Dagon’s hand and twined her fingers through his. “We have a saying on Earth: Go big or go home.” She tossed Dagon—the tallest man present—a wink. “I’m going big.”

 

He grinned.

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Thank you again, everyone who has pre-ordered The Segonian! A lot of audiobook lovers have been asking about the audiobook. The holidays always slow things down a bit, so it may take a little longer for the audiobook to appear on Audible than we'd hoped. I'll let you know when I see it go up for pre-order.

I hope you'll have a nice weekend! Take care and happy reading!

Dianne

Friday, December 11, 2020

The Segonian—Favorite Quote Friday

Hello, all! The weekend is upon us again. Yes! This week really seemed to fly past. I've been working on posts for my upcoming Segonian Blog Tour and am having a lot of fun with them. Many Immortal Guardians fans have asked if the tour will include character interviews. It will. I've written two thus far that are conducted by Sheldon... who is his usual incorrigible self. πŸ˜€ So I hope you'll enjoy them.

I also started designing some swag for The Segonian. Tote bags, pillows, postcards, and more. I can't wait to see them. 


Speaking of the tour, there's still time to sign up and join the fun if you're a Book Blogger, Bookstagrammer, or Facebook Influencer. There will be a tour-wide giveaway and—in addition to the character interviews I mentioned above—Author Q&As, excerpts, a playlist, a dream cast, Top 5 lists, and more. If you'd like to participate, you can learn more and sign up HERE.

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Good news! If you haven't delved into my Immortal Guardians paranormal romance series, now is a great time to do so. Today only (Friday, December 11th) In Still Darkness is on sale for only $1.99! Here are some reviews for it:

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Releasing January 19, 2021
A #1 Amazon Bestseller

ebook
Kindle • Kobo• Nook• iBooks
AmazonUK• AmazonAU• AmazonCA• AmazonDE• AmazonFR
audiobook
— Coming Soon —
paperback
— Available on Release Day —

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday! I absolutely loved your responses to last week's sneak peek! I can't wait for you to see Eliana and Dagon together, so today I'm going to give you another peek into the pages of The Segonian that features them:

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Emotion threatened to swamp her. Eliana was so damn grateful to have Dagon in her life now, to have found him against such astounding odds. Reaching up, she curled a hand around the nape of his neck and drew him down to claim his lips in a hard kiss that conveyed gratitude, determination, and caring all at once.

 

Fire raced through her body as he wrapped his arms around her and drew her up onto her toes, locking her form to his.

 

She broke the kiss on a gasp. “So we’re in this together?”

 

“We’re in this together,” he confirmed, leaving no doubt of his commitment.

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Thank you, everyone who has pre-ordered The Segonian! If this is your first time hearing about it and you'd like to read the excerpt that readers have really been talking about, you can find it on my website.

I hope you'll have a nice weekend! Take care and happy reading!

Dianne

Friday, December 4, 2020

The Segonian — Sneak Peek

Hello, all! I hope this finds you well. I have lots of fun news to share with you... as well as a sneak peek into the pages of The Segonian

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A lot of audiobook lovers have been asking when The Segonian will release and how soon they can pre-order it on Audible. Well, I have great news. The audiobook will release the same day as the ebook and paperback: January 19th.My utterly awesome narrator Kirsten Potter began recording it this week. And I'm very happy to share that she told me she loved the story. I also learned that it should go up for pre-order on Audible this month.

But the good news doesn't stop there. The Lasaran has been burning up the Audible Bestseller lists. It hit #1 on Audible's Movers & Shakers Bestseller List, climbed to #2 on the Audible Bestseller List—All Categories, and has been an Audible Top 5 Science Fiction Romance Bestseller since April.  :-)

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I finally launched a newsletter. Woohoo!! Thank you, everyone who has subscribed. What might you find in it? The latest book news, sneak peeks, giveaways, sale alerts, giveaway alerts, and more, all delivered right to your inbox.

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I'll be celebrating the release of The Segonian with a fun Blog Tour that will feature a big giveaway, character interviews, author interviews, excerpts, a dream cast, a playlist, and more. If you're a blogger, instagrammer, or have a Facebook page and would like to sign up, you can learn more and do so HERE.

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Releasing January 19, 2021
A #1 Amazon Bestseller

ebook
Kindle • Kobo• Nook• iBooks
AmazonUK• AmazonAU• AmazonCA• AmazonDE• AmazonFR
audiobook
— Coming Soon —
paperback
— Available on Release Day —

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday! Today I'm very excited to give you a peek into the pages of The Segonian (the second stand-alone novel in my exciting new Aldebarian Alliance series) that features Dagon and Eliana, the hero and heroine:
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No one waited in line at the counter, thanks to Dagon and Eliana’s tardy entry.

“Morning, Kusgan,” she trilled when the elder Segonian stepped up to the counter.
 
Kusgan greeted her with a wide smile. “And how are you today, ni’mΓ‘?”
 
“Hungry,” she declared. “What do you have for me? Something spicy, I hope?”
 
“Indeed.” When Kusgan turned his attention to Dagon, his eyes sparkled with amusement as though he had guessed just how and with whom she had worked up an appetite. “And for you, Commander?”
 
“The usual.”
 
His lips twitched. “A larger portion perhaps?”
 
Dagon laughed. “I would appreciate that, yes.”
 
Heat crept up her neck to her cheeks. As Kusgan turned away and headed into the kitchen, she leaned closer to Dagon and whispered, “Am I blushing? Because I feel like he’s guessed why I’m so hungry and you’re all smiles this morning.”
 
He regarded her cheeks with a grin. “Yes, you’re blushing.”
 
Groaning, she brought her hands up to cover her face. “Curse my pale skin,” she grumbled. “It won’t let me hide anything.”
 
“Would it make you feel better if Iblushed?”
 
She peeked up at him through her fingers. And as she watched, his cheeks flushed a vivid pink, demonstrating anew his ability to change his coloring at will.
 
Laughing in delight, she dropped her hands. “Yes!” Then she poked him in the chest as the heat in her own cheeks faded. “I dare you to walk around like that all day.”
 
Smiling, he abandoned the pink camouflage and let his face return to its natural color. “If I did, the men would get no work done because they’d all be too busy wondering what the srulyou did in bed that left me blushing for hours afterward.”
 
Eyes widening, she laughed. “You’re right. Don’t do it.”

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I had so much fun with these characters. I hope they'll make you laugh as much as they did me. If you missed the excerpt I included at the end of The Lasaran (Aldebarian Alliance Book 1), you can find it on my website. I love the responses it has been getting. :-) 

This weekend I intend to dive into the next book in my Immortal Guardians series. I hope you'll have a wonderful weekend.

Take care and happy reading!

Dianne