Friday, September 23, 2016

Rendezvous with Yesterday—Favorite Quote Friday #123

Happy Friday!!  I've had a busy, yet productive week.  My formatter has been hard at work on Rendezvous with Yesterday and has delivered a lovely print book file for my perusal.  I also made some teaser images and chose some entertaining excerpts for my Rendezvous with Yesterday Blog Tour while Sheldon got started on his character interviews.  And . . .


Look what came in the mail—my Rendezvous with Yesterday swag!  Isn't it pretty?  The other side of both the tote bag and the coffee mug features the first book in The Gifted Ones series, A Sorceress of His Own.  And the tote bags are great.  I've been using an Immortal Guardians tote bag like this for over a year now and it still looks like new.

By the way, I'll be giving some of this and more away to lucky winners in my ongoing Rendezvous With Yesterday Pre-Order Giveaway as more pre-orders roll in.  These are the prizes I've already given away:


I'm about halfway to my pre-order goal.  (I love that I have access to the numbers now as an indie author.)  If I reach that goal, I will give a randomly selected winner a $75 Amazon Gift Card.  If you plan to read Robert and Bethany's story, I hope you will pre-order and enter to win!  And if you've already pre-ordered it (Thank you!  Pre-orders are so important to authors!), don't forget to enter.  All you have to do is fill out this form:

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Here's what the next lucky winner will receive:


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REMINDER FOR BLOGGERS


There's still time to sign up for my Rendezvous with Yesterday Blog Tour.  It will include a tour-wide giveaway, fun excerpts, top 5 lists, character interviews, author interviews, and more.

AND, to thank the bloggers who participate and help me spread the news, I will give one randomly selected blogger an Amazon Gift Card.  :-)


You can find the sign-up form and current schedule HERE.


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 Amazon Kindle CA • Amazon Kindle AU
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Audiobook—Tantor Audio

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Less than a month now until Rendezvous with Yesterday releases!  Woohoo!!  Today I thought I would give fans of both The Gifted Ones and Immortal Guardians series another glimpse of Marcus as a teenaged squire.  In this scene, he is helping Bethany (the heroine of Rendezvous With Yesterday) train with a sword:
Her breath coming in gasps, Beth called a halt and tugged off her helmet.  "Whew!  I could use a break." 
Marcus smiled and lowered his sword.  "You did very well, my lady." 
"Oh, please.  You're barely out of breath." 
He shook his head.  "Your skills are advancing far more quickly than mine did.  The other squires are envious." 
Tucking her helmet under her arm, she waved her free hand.  "You're just saying that because you heard me tell Robert that flattery would get him everything." 
He laughed.  "Were I to admit to such, my lady, Lord Robert would have my head." 
"Among other things."  Grinning, Beth motioned to the mass of sweating, straining, grunting bodies to her right.  "Go find yourself another victim while I rest for a bit." 
"As you wish."
Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Friday, September 16, 2016

Rendezvous with Yesterday—Favorite Quote Friday #122

Happy Friday!  Just over a month to go until the release of Rendezvous With Yesterday!  And that means . . .



It's time to plan my Rendezvous With Yesterday Blog Tour.  There will be exclusive excerpts, author interviews, guest posts, Top 5 lists, perhaps a character interview or two (Sheldon is pondering who he wants to interview and what questions he wants to ask), a tour-wide giveaway, and more.  If you're a blogger and would like to join the fun, you can sign up here:


I'd like to send a big Thank You! out to the bloggers who have already signed up, as well as to those who intend to.  This will be my 10th blog tour.  Some of you have joined me on every single tour since my very first.  It has been so nice to have you accompany me on my journey.  :-)  




Congratulations to the latest winner in my Rendezvous with Yesterday Pre-Order Contest!

Susan Young

Hurray!!  I'll be randomly selecting more winners up until the book releases on October 17th.  So if you haven't entered, here's a link: 

Thank you so much, everyone who has pre-ordered Robert and Bethany's story!  Pre-Orders are so important to authors.  All pre-orders count toward first week sales, and bestseller lists are compiled based on a single week's sales.  The more pre-orders there are, the higher a book's chances are of hitting the bestseller lists.  And hitting those lists builds buzz and helps authors reach new readers.  

So if you plan to read Rendezvous With Yesterday and haven't pre-ordered it yet, I hope you will consider doing so.  :-)

Reminder:  If you pre-order the eBook, you save $1!


I thought I would answer another question a reader posed this week that is similar to several others I've received since announcing Rendezvous With Yesterday's upcoming release.

Q:  I loved Dillon and Alyssa in A Sorceress of His Own.  Will we see them again in Rendezvous with Yesterday?

A:  Yes, you will.  Both Alyssa and Dillon (Robert's older brother) appear in Rendezvous With Yesterday.  In fact, Dillon is a primary player in one of my favorite scenes.  I posted a brief excerpt of it when I revealed the book's cover.  :-)


Pre-Order and Save $1!
(e-book only)
Kindle  Nook  Kobo  Amazon Kindle UK
 Amazon Kindle CA • Amazon Kindle AU
 Amazon Kindle DE • Audiobook—Amazon
Audiobook—Tantor Audio

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  I love that readers are looking forward to seeing Alyssa and Dillon again.  So today I thought I would share a quote from Rendezvous With Yesterday that features Beth (the heroine) and Alyssa (the heroine of A Sorceress of His Own, The Gifted Ones Book 1).  Robert and Dillon are also present.
Beth offered Alyssa a tentative smile.  "Maybe we could start over?  I promise—once we tell you everything—you can touch me all you want." 
All eyebrows flew up. 
Beth groaned.  "Wait.  That didn't come out right."
Sometimes dealing with gifted ones can be a bit tricky.  ;-)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Friday, September 9, 2016

Favorite Quote Friday—Rendezvous With Yesterday

Happy Friday!  Less than a month and a half to go now until the October 17th release of Rendezvous With Yesterday   I'm so excited!  I got the proofs back from my proofreader this week and was thrilled to hear that she adored Robert and Bethany's story and is now jonesing for the first book in the series.  Hooray!!  I don't use beta readers, so I tend to get pretty nervous as a book release approaches, waiting for the first feedback to come in.  :-)


This is a segment I began recently in which I choose a question I'm frequently asked by readers and answer it.  One I've been getting recently is:

Q:  Is the Bethany in Rendezvous With Yesterday the same Bethany from Marcus's past?

A:  Yes.  For those who haven't read my Immortal Guardians series, Marcus is one of the primary characters in it.  He is, in fact, the hero of Night Reigns, Immortal Guardians Book 2, in which we learn that a woman named Bethany was a prominent figure in his past, as was a man named Robert.  Bethany and Robert are the heroine and hero of Rendezvous With Yesterday, The Gifted Ones Book 2.  You'll see Marcus in it too, as Robert's teenaged squire.  He made a brief appearance in A Sorceress of His Own, The Gifted Ones Book 1, but has a larger role in this book.  I hope you'll enjoy it!



It's almost time to choose another winner in my Rendezvous With Yesterday Pre-Order Contest.  Next up is an Amazon Gift Card.  Additional prizes will follow—signed books and swag, tote bags, coffee mugs, flashlight keychains, more Amazon Gift Cards, etc.  I'll randomly select winners up until release day.  So, if you're planning on purchasing Rendezvous With Yesterday in ebook, you might want to pre-order it now (you'll save $1 if you do, because I've discounted the price for the pre-order period) and enter the contest.  All you have to do is fill out this form:It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  I thought today I would give you another sneak peek that features Bethany and Robert:



#1 Amazon Bestseller
Special Pre-Order Discounted eBook Price — $4.99
(Regular $5.99)

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  I thought today I would give you another sneak peek that features Bethany and Robert:
“Come here and give me another kiss.”
Grinning, he obliged.  
It began simply, but she was so damned tempting that he could not seem to prevent himself from ravaging her lips with a hunger reminiscent of the long night they had just passed. 
Until duty reasserted itself and forced him to draw back.
Beth moaned her disappointment.  “Why don’t you take your clothes off and join me?  These sheets will get warmer a lot faster if you and I create a little friction.”
He laughed.  “No doubt they would.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Friday, September 2, 2016

Favorite Quote Friday #120—Rendezvous With Yesterday

Happy Friday!  I've been busy designing more swag for Rendezvous With Yesterday.  Yay!  You'll see it start to pop up in giveaways once I have it all in hand.  :-)  And speaking of giveaways . . .  


Congratulations to the third winner in my Rendezvous With Yesterday Pre-Order Contest:

Joanne Ozment

There will be more prizes—Amazon Gift Cards, signed books and swag, tote bags, coffee mugs, flashlight keychains, etc—given to randomly chosen winners between now and October 17th.  So, if you're planning on purchasing Rendezvous With Yesterday in ebook, you might want to pre-order it now (you'll save $1 if you do) and enter the contest.  All you have to do is fill out this form:



#1 Amazon Bestseller
Special Pre-Order Discounted eBook Price — $4.99
(Regular $5.99)
Kindle  Nook  Kobo  Amazon UK  Amazon Canada

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Only a little over a month and a half to go until the release of Rendezvous With Yesterday.  Woohoo!!  I thought today I would give you a sneak peek that includes Dillon and Alyssa, the hero and heroine of A Sorceress of His Own (The Gifted Ones Book 1).  If you haven't read that one yet, I'll preface this quote by telling you that Alyssa is—among other things—telepathic.

Beth extended her hand again.  “Do I just picture what I want you to see?” 
“Aye, though I should warn you I may pick up other things along the way,” she cautioned.  “Things you may not wish me to see.  Things you think of often.” 
Beth bit her lip.  That was a bit unsettling.  “Then I should probably warn you that you are likely to see a lot of Robert naked.” 
Alyssa’s eyes widened as a blush climbed her cheeks.   
Dillon released a bark of involuntary laughter. 
When Beth glanced at Robert, his eyes twinkled as his lips stretched in a mischievous smile.   
“You imagine me naked often, do you?” he murmured, toying with a lock of her hair. 
Beth winked.  “Are you kidding?  You’re naked right now.”
Yep.  Beth would fit right in with my Immortal Guardian family.  :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Friday, August 26, 2016

Favorite Quote Friday #119—Rendezvous With Yesterday

Happy Friday!  How was your week?  Mine was actually pretty miserable.  I've been sick all week.  BUT I seem to be on the mend now, so . . .



Just a reminder, I'm holding an ongoing Rendezvous With Yesterday Pre-Order Contest to thank readers who pre-order Robert and Bethany's story, which will release on October 17th.  Prizes include Amazon Gift Cards, signed books and swag, tote bags, coffee mugs, flashlight keychains, and more.  There have already been two winners.  And it's almost time to announce Winner #3.  ;-)  So, if you've pre-ordered Rendezvous With Yesterday and would like to enter, just fill out this form: 



#1 Amazon Bestseller
Special Pre-Order Discounted eBook Price — $4.99
(Regular $5.99)
Kindle  Nook  Kobo  Amazon UK  Amazon Canada

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Less than two months to go until the release of Rendezvous With Yesterday.  Hooray!!  I thought today I would give you a glimpse of the heroine's mischievous spirit in a micro-excerpt that features Bethany (the heroine), Robert (the hero), and a few of Robert's knights:
“I think men just want women to ride sidesaddle because you’re afraid we’ll show you up,” Beth taunted.  She didn’t think they called it sidesaddle yet, but they had become surprisingly adept at translating her modern speech, so she suspected they would catch her meaning. 
Stephen, of course, took the bait.  “Do you imply we fear you will best us?” he asked with some affront. 
“Absolutely,” she affirmed.  “If women were allowed to ride astride, you men would eat our dust.” 
Stephen snorted.  “Aside or astride.  If one is skilled, it makes no difference.” 
“Oh, yeah?  Have you ever ridden sidesaddle?” 
“Do I look like a woman to you?” 
“Do you really want me to answer that?” she countered. 
“Beth,” Robert cautioned as thunderclouds darkened the scruffy knight’s features. 
Grinning unrepentantly, she tossed him a wink.  “I can’t help it.  He’s such an easy mark.”
See what I mean when I say Bethany would fit right in with my Immortal Guardians family?  :-) 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Friday, August 19, 2016

Favorite Quote Friday #118—Rendezvous With Yesterday

Happy Friday!  We've had day after day of rain here, accompanied by wonderfully cooler temperatures and deep rumbling thunder.  You know how I love to work on stormy days.  :-)  We haven't experienced any flooding.  But I know others have not fared as well.  So I hope everyone out there is staying safe.



Rendezvous With Yesterday has passed the 1,000 pre-orders mark.  Woohoo!!  So it's time to announce another winner in my Rendezvous With Yesterday Pre-Order Contest.  Winner #2 is:
Thao Nguyen
Congratulations!!  You've won a $10 Amazon Gift Card!

For those of you who haven't heard, I've launched a contest to thank readers who pre-order Rendezvous With Yesterday, which will release on October 17th.  Now that I've gone indie, I have access to pre-order numbers.  So every time another 500 pre-orders roll in, I'll give away a prize to a randomly selected winner.  Prizes include Amazon Gift Cards, signed books and swag, tote bags, coffee mugs, and more.  To enter, just fill out this Entry Form.



A writer friend brought to my attention that A Sorceress of His Own, my first indie release and the first book in my new series The Gifted Ones, can now be purchased in trade paperback at Walmart.com.  :-)  My other paperbacks and some of the audiobooks are available there, too.



A #1 Amazon Bestseller
Special Pre-Order Discounted eBook Price — $4.99
(Regular $5.99)
Kindle  Nook  Kobo  Amazon UK  Amazon Canada

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  Only a little over two months to go until the release of Rendezvous With Yesterday.  Yay!!  So I thought I would give you another quote from it that features Robert and Bethany, the hero and heroine.
He leaned forward, hesitated when only an inch separated their lips.  Those mesmerizing eyes of his were dark and stormy with desire.  His nose brushed hers as their gazes met and held.  Anticipation rose.  A half-inch closer.  Mouths still not meeting.  Tempting without touching.  Teasing with the knowledge of what would come, what she would feel, until she could bear it no longer and moved the last fraction of an inch closer, pressing her lips to his and surrendering with a moan.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne

Friday, August 12, 2016

Favorite Quote Friday #117—Rendezvous With Yesterday

Happy Friday!  What a fantastic week it's been!  Thanks to all of you who have been pre-ordering Rendezvous With Yesterday (The Gifted Ones Book 2), it has hit #1 and #2 on several Amazon Bestseller Lists!!



It has also hit #1, #2, or #3 on several Hot New Release lists.  Woohoo!!  You are the best!!  Thank you so much!  You've been so supportive of my leap from traditional publishing to self-publishing, and of my launching a new series.  I hope you know how much that means to me.





I know you've probably heard me say this before, but pre-orders are very important to authors.   And now that I've gone indie, I have access to pre-order numbers.  So to thank readers who pre-order Robert and Bethany's story, I've launched a big RENDEZVOUS WITH YESTERDAY PRE-ORDER CONTEST.

Every time 500 new pre-orders roll in, I'm going to give a prize away to a randomly selected winner.  Prizes will include Amazon Gift Cards, signed books and swag, tote bags, coffee mugs, keychain flashlights, and more.  The more pre-orders there are, the bigger the prize will be.  :-)  To enter, just fill out this form:


The contest is open internationally, except where prohibited by law.  If I run into any difficulty sending a gift card to an international winner, I reserve the right to substitute another prize.  


500 of you have already pre-ordered.  So the first contest winner is . . .

Jacqueline Seidl

Congratulations!!  You've won a signed copy of A Sorceress of His Own + an Immortal Guardians and The Gifted Ones swag pack.  


This week, an overwhelming majority of the questions I've received have been about Rendezvous With Yesterday:  

Will Rendezvous With Yesterday be available on Audible?

Yes, it will.  The audiobook will be narrated by Kirsten Potter and will release the same day as the eBook and paperback.  But it usually takes longer for it to show up on Audible.  I'll post a link as soon as I see it go up for pre-order.

Will Rendezvous With Yesterday be available on iBooks?

Yes.  But I can't make it available for pre-order there until my formatter has properly formatted it for me.  I'll post a link as soon as it goes up for pre-order there.

Will rendezvous With Yesterday be available on Nook?

Yes, it will.  Here's a link: Rendezvous With Yesterday — Nook


Special Pre-Order Discounted eBook Price — $4.99
(Regular $5.99)
Kindle  Nook  Kobo  Amazon UK  Amazon Canada

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  I thought today I would give you a quote from Rendezvous With Yesterday that would appeal to fans of both The Gifted Ones series and my Immortal Guardians series.  It features Robert and Bethany (the hero and heroine) and Seth:
Beth contemplated him curiously.  “Who exactly are you, Seth?  Or perhaps the better question would be:  What exactly are you?” 
He strolled forward.  “I knew your cell battery would die, so I thought I would drop by and offer you a ride.” 
“How did you know the battery would die?” she pounced.  “I just charged it yesterday." 
He arched a brow.  “Shall we go?” 
She looked at Robert.  “He isn’t going to answer me, is he?” 
“Nay, he seems disinclined to do so.” 
“Fine,” she muttered, holstering her weapon.  “But I gotta tell ya,” she groused, “the mystery part of this whole tall, dark, handsome, mystery-man thing you’ve got going can really be annoying sometimes.” 
Seth’s smile widened.  “So I have been told.”
Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne