Friday, March 27, 2020

Favorite Quote + The Latest News on the Lasaran

Hello, all. Wherever you are, I hope you and your friends and loved ones are safe and well. Our mayor has issued a "Stay Home, Work Safe" order here in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus. I'm staying home and keeping busy. Books have always been a favorite escape of mine and for many of my fellow book lovers, too. So I'm steadily working on bringing you more stories and delving into some of my favorite comfort reads in my downtime.

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Less than a month to go until the release of The Lasaran. Woohoo!! I had my first countdown giveaway on Facebook this week. Congratulations, Victoria C.! That was a fun bright spot. Since I know some people are worried about the safety of packages, I gave away an Amazon gift card and will likely give away more as the release date approaches. πŸ˜Š 

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Speaking of packages . . . The fun swag I designed for The Lasaran is supposed to arrive today. I'm being very careful with packages myself and probably won't open the boxes for a while. Either that or I'll wipe everything down with disinfecting wipes. πŸ˜€ But here's a preview of some of the goodies I'll eventually be giving away:


I also ordered some postcards, bookmarks, trading cards, and stickers. 😊

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Just another reminder: I'll be celebrating the release of The Lasaran with a fun Blog Tour.


Author's Taproom is hard at work planning it, and I'm already working on the author posts and interviews. There will be excerpts, fun facts, a dream cast, Top Five lists, a playlist, and even a character interview. There will also be a tour-wide giveaway. So if you're a blogger or bookstagrammer and would like to join the fun, you can sign up HERE.

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An Amazon #1 Bestseller
Coming April 21, 2020

ebook
Kindle  Kobo  Nook  iBooks
AmazonCA  AmazonUK  AmazonFR  AmazonDE
Audiobook
Narrated by Kirsten Potter
—Coming Soon—
Paperback
—Available on Release Day—


It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday! Many Immortal Guardians fans expressed their excitement when I mentioned on social media that there would be some IG crossover in the new Aldebarian Alliance series. So today I thought I would share a micro-excerpt that will give you a glimpse of what some of my immortals are doing in The Lasaran

Don't worry if you're new to my books. You don't have to read the Immortal Guardians series to enjoy this one.
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Beside her, Taelon chuckled.

Lisa glanced up at him. “What?”

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen your eyes so wide.”

“I can’t help it. I’ve never seen a spaceship before.”

“This isn’t the actual ship. It’s a transport designed to carry us to and from the planet. The ship itself wouldn’t fit in the clearing.”

And the shocks just kept coming.

Seth sheathed one of his swords and drew a cell phone from his back pocket. “Chris. It’s Seth. … Some of your contacts in the military and intelligence agencies have access to satellite data, correct, including that scrutinized by NORAD? … I want you to put them on alert. Tell them to keep an eye out for anything that may show up in David’s vicinity and quash it as soon as it arises if it does.” He listened for a moment. “An alien transport vessel just landed in his backyard. … No, I’m not shitting you. … That won’t be necessary. … Thank you.” Pocketing the phone, he glanced at David. “Well, that’s a call I never thought I’d have to make.”

David grunted.
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Thank you again for sharing in my excitement over this new series.

Stay safe!

Dianne

Friday, March 20, 2020

Favorite Quote Friday—The Lasaran

Hello, all! I hope you and your loved ones are all safe and well. These are trying times, and many of us are feeling anxious. I'm taking the caronavirus situation very seriously. But I know those of us who are staying home as much as possible in an attempt to slow or stop the spread of the virus could use a diversion. For me, books—both reading them and writing them—have always been my favorite escape, so I intend to continue blogging, and writing, and sending you news in hopes of providing you with a distraction.


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To that end, I have something very cool to share with you:
The Lasaran Trailer!



I'm so excited about bringing you this series! 

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Just a reminder: I'll be celebrating the release of The Lasaran with a fun Blog Tour.


Author's Taproom is hard at work planning it. There will be excerpts, interviews, fun facts, a dream cast, a playlist, a character interview, Top 5 lists, and more. There will also be a tour-wide giveaway. So if you're a blogger or bookstagrammer and would like to join the fun, you can sign up HERE.


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An Amazon #1 Bestseller
Coming April 21, 2020

ebook
Kindle  Kobo  Nook  iBooks
AmazonCA  AmazonUK  AmazonFR  AmazonDE
Audiobook
Narrated by Kirsten Potter
—Coming Soon—
Paperback
—Available on Release Day—


It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday! Today I thought I would give you another peek into the pages of The Lasaran. This snippet features Taelon and Lisa, the hero and heroine:
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Again Lisa drew her thumb across his stubble in a soft caress. After experiencing nothing but pain and humiliation during his long captivity, her touch felt sublime. “So you came here for your sister?”

He nodded. “She’s sweet and innocent. Like you. It tears me up inside to think of the butchers doing to her what they did to me.”

Her lips turned up in a wry smile. “I’m not that innocent.”

He smiled. “And not so sweet? At least not to the soldier you threatened to shoot.”

She laughed. “Apparently outright terror can make me ballsy.”

Familiar with the Earth term, he laughed.
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I hope you'll enjoy reading or listening to Taelon and Lisa's story as much as I enjoyed writing it. Take care!

Dianne

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Favorite Quote Friday—The Lasaran

Happy Friday! Thank you so much, everyone who has pre-ordered The Lasaran! You made it an Amazon #1 Bestseller!



I was so thrilled by your reactions when you realized the hero is Ami's brother. πŸ’™ He's been wanting me to tell his story for a very long time, so I thought he would be the perfect hero with whom to launch the new series. I can't wait for you to read it!

For those who are new to my books, don't worry. You don't have to read my Immortal Guardians books to enjoy The Lasaran. πŸ™‚ 

A lot of audiobook fans have been asking about the audiobook. The Lasaran will release in audio on the same day as the ebook and paperback—April 21st. Kirsten Potter is narrating it and has already finished recording. Woohoo!! 

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I'll be celebrating the big release with a fun Blog Tour. Author's Taproom has already begun planning it. There will be excerpts, interviews, fun facts, a dream cast, a playlist, a character interview, Top 5 lists, and more. There will also be a tour-wide giveaway. If you're a blogger or bookstagrammer and would like to join the fun, you can find out more and sign up HERE.

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An Amazon #1 Bestseller
Coming April 21, 2020

ebook
Kindle  Kobo  Nook  iBooks
AmazonCA  AmazonUK  AmazonFR  AmazonDE
Audiobook
Narrated by Kirsten Potter
—Coming Soon—
Paperback
—Available on Release Day—

It's time for Favorite Quote Friday! Today I thought I would give you a first peek into the pages of The Lasaran. This snippet features the hero and heroine—Taelon and Lisa. This is the first time they meet in person, and the hero is so wounded that speaking aloud increases the pain, so he speaks to her telepathically:
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“Is this really what you look like?” The words barely emerged a whisper. “Or is this the illusion?” Lisa desperately wanted this to be true.

This is really what I look like.

“It isn’t another trick… like the monster?”

This is my true appearance. I may be able to project images into your mind and make you see something else, but I can’t actually change my form. If you need confirmation, touch me.

Touch him where? He was riddled with wounds.

But she needed to know.

Reaching out, she tentatively rested a trembling hand on his shoulder. His skin was cool and bore a light coating of perspiration. She drew her hand down over his biceps.

His Adam’s apple bobbed, and something Lisa couldn’t identify flickered in his eyes.

“I’m sorry,” she said, her voice hushed while the alarm continued to blare. “Did I hurt you?”

No. It’s… You’re the first person who has touched me—not with intent to harm, but with kindness—in a very long time.

His words broke her heart.
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Thank you, everyone, for sharing in my excitement! I hope you'll enjoy Taelon and Lisa's story. 

Dianne

Friday, March 6, 2020

The Lasaran—Now Available For Pre-Order

Hello, all! I have very exciting news for you:

Now Available for Pre-Order 

Releasing April 21, 2020

ebook
Kindle Kobo Nook iBooks

Audiobook
Narrated by Kirsten Potter
—Coming Soon—

Paperback
—Available on Release Day—

New York Times bestselling author Dianne brings readers the first novel in a thrilling new sci-fi series full of action, intrigue, humor, and romance.

Taelon searches the galaxy for his younger sister, who mysteriously disappeared while on a diplomatic mission. When an ally reveals that she was seized and is being held prisoner on Earth, Taelon descends upon the blue planet, intent on freeing her and exacting vengeance. However, all does not go as planned. Before he can find her, Taelon is captured and becomes the subject of torturous experiments. For what feels like an eternity, all he knows is pain and fury… until a mind tentatively touches his own and a woman’s voice forever changes his world.

After suffering tragic losses, Lisa is finally beginning to carve out a future for herself when chance sends her to the Anomalous Cognition Research Institute. What at first appears to be a benign organization seeking participants for a psychic study instead turns out to be a government facility harboring a much darker intent. Lisa discovers this too late and soon becomes the unwilling subject of a terrifying experiment. Just as fear and desperation threaten to consume her, a deep, compelling voice penetrates the looming insanity and lends her hope.

Having seen only the worst of humanity, Taelon is shocked when Lisa risks everything to free him. Together the two make their escape, and Taelon finds himself fascinated by the small human woman who—despite all she’s suffered—can still laugh and tease and lure smiles from him. Friendship swiftly grows between them as they work together to evade soldiers intent on capturing them and find themselves hunted by mystifying preternatural beings. Through it all, Lisa steadfastly remains by his side, stealing more of his heart each day while she helps him unravel the mystery of his sister’s fate. Can they find his sister before the hunters find them? If they survive their quest, will Taelon have to bid Lisa farewell… or can he coax her into leaving her planet and joining him for the adventure of a lifetime?

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The Lasaran is the first book in my new sci-fi romance series—Aldebarian Alliance. When I gave my Street Team a sneak peek, some asked if this is a spin-off of my Immortal Guardians series. It is. But if you're new to my work, you don't have to read my Immortal Guardians series to enjoy this one. 

If you're an Immortal Guardians fan, don't worry. I plan to release my next Immortal Guardians book later this year. Until then, I think you'll enjoy seeing a few familiar faces in this one. πŸ˜‰

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I also have more good news to share...


Death of Darkness was voted Book of the Year at Long and Short Reviews. 


Thank you everyone who voted! I'm so glad you enjoyed Seth and Leah's story. 

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Dianne