The Latest from Diana

Seducing Charlotte Gets a New Look!

My first published novel, Seducing Charlotte, has a new look.

Entangled, the publisher of my Accidental Peers series, decided to refresh the cover as it begins to re-release all four of the books.

This story — this entire series really — is very close to my heart. These were the first books I wrote and I feel like these characters are family.

This is actually Seducing Charlotte‘s fourth cover. My publisher was relatively new and growing when I started with them, and some of these changes reflected the new looks that were adopted for Scandalous, the historical line, as the company grew and evolved. 

I hope you like the new look. I love it!

P.S. Just for fun, I though you might like to see Charlotte’s other cover looks. :-)

 

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‘Engaging the Earl’ Hits #1 on Amazon Romance

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I was thrilled to see Engaging the Earl hit some exciting highs this month.

The fourth book in my Accidental Peers series made it to number one in Historical Regency Romance and Romance Series. Thanks to all of my readers for making this happen. You guys are the best!

And to my new readers, who were enticed (by the $.99 sale price) to take a chance on a new-to-you author, I truly appreciate it! As always, I love to hear from readers, so let me know what you think.


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Watch Diana on “Good Morning Washington”

I appeared on the television show Good Morning Washington recently.

We talked about what makes a good romance and how to juggle it all.

I was super nervous before we went on but anchor Larry Smith, segment producer Nancy Norman, and everyone at “Good Morning Washington” made it a fun experience!  

 

 

Diana Appears on “Good Morning Washington”

Getting ready to appear on "Good Morning Washington".

Getting ready to appear on “Good Morning Washington”.

I had a blast appearing on Good Morning Washington in the nation’s capital to talk about my books and being a romance writer.

I was a little nervous but anchor Larry Smith was gracious and charming, which made the interview a breeze.  

We talked about writing, juggling it all, and “Mother’s guilt”.  There was also some interesting conversation about the romance industry. I mentioned that romance novels outsell every other genre, including mysteries, science fiction, and literary fiction.

All in all, the interview was over before I knew it and I’m looking forward to the next one! 

The floor director makes sure my mic is set before we go on air.

The floor director makes sure my mic is set before we go on air.

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I don’t remember what was said but I clearly found whatever it was very entertaining.

Visiting Mont-St-Michel Abbey

Sometimes, when the tide is high, Mont-St-Michel is surrounded by water, but that wasn't the case on the day we visited.

Sometimes, when the tide is high, Mont-St-Michel is surrounded by water, but that wasn’t the case on the day we visited.

Perched on a rocky inlet, Mont-St-Michel looks like something out of a gothic fairy tale and there is definitely something very magical about the place. 

The abbey, which was built between the 11th and 16th centuries, is located in Normandy, France. The architecture is breathtaking and natural glowing light streams through the windows, contributing to Mont-St-Michel’s calm, serene atmosphere. 

UNESCO refers to the abbey as a “technical and artistic tour de force, having had to adapt to the problems posed by this unique natural site”. 

We were lucky enough to visit recently and I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the pictures.

Walking through the village leading up to the abbey.

Walking through the village leading up to the abbey.

The spectacular gothic architecture practically glows under the natural light streaming in from the windows.

The spectacular gothic architecture practically glows under the natural light streaming in from the windows.

I guess you would need spectacular fires to keep the abbey warm. My husband is 6'2", to give you a sense of how big the hearth is.

I guess you would need spectacular fires to keep the abbey warm. My husband is 6’2″, to give you a sense of how big the hearth behind him is.

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The courtyard at Mont-St-Michel.

The courtyard at Mont-St-Michel.

A side view of Mont-St-Michel as we were leaving.

A side view of Mont-St-Michel as we were leaving.

 

Death Becomes Her: Ladies in Mourning

I was fortunate to be able to visit Death Becomes Her at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The exhibit showcased a century of mourning attire. The gowns on display proved that even ladies in mourning could wear beautiful clothes. Here are a few of my favorites:

Mourning gown worn by Queen Victoria

Mourning gown worn by Queen Victoria

 US Civil War-era wedding dress in half-mourning colors in honor of the fallen


US Civil War-era wedding dress in half-mourning colors in honor of the fallen

American mourning ensemble circa 1897

American mourning ensemble circa 1897

Mourning coat by the House of Worth circa 1907

Mourning coat by the House of Worth circa 1907

Half-mourning gowns from 1902

Half-mourning gowns from 1902

SPY FALL Goodreads Giveaway!

I’m giving away 5 print copies of Spy Fall on Goodreads. Click on the link below if you’d like to enter to win.

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Spy Fall by Diana Quincy

Spy Fall

by Diana Quincy

Giveaway ends January 20, 2015.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

 

Enter to win

Fun Times at My First Book Signing!

I had my first book signing in New Jersey last weekend at the New Jersey Romance Writer’s Book Fair.

To be honest, I hadn’t expected to enjoy the book fair as much as I did.

I loved talking to people and meeting readers. I can’t wait for the next one, which will probably be in March.

I’ll keep you posted!

Me at the New Jersey Romance Writers Book Fair in Iselin.

Me at the New Jersey Romance Writers Book Fair in Iselin.

This is me with two readers who were visiting from Belgium and happened to stop by the book fair. They picked up a copy of TEMPTING BELLA.

This is me with two readers who were visiting from Belgium and happened to stop by the book fair. They picked up a copy of TEMPTING BELLA.

I gave away some "swag", including custom matches, candy and postcards for SPY FALL, my newest release.

I gave away some “swag”, including custom matches, candy and postcards for SPY FALL, my newest release.

That's me obviously enjoying myself at the New Jersey Romance Writers book signing in New Jersey.

That’s me obviously enjoying myself at the New Jersey Romance Writers book signing in New Jersey.

Having too much fun with fellow writer Michele Mannon who writes hot contemporary sports romance.

Having too much fun with fellow writer Michele Mannon who writes hot contemporary sports romance.

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My pal RoseAnn DeFranco, who writes heartfelt, sexy contemporaries that also make you laugh, sat across from me at the book fair.

Spy Fall: Anatomy of A Cover

The first three "Spy Fall" samples I had to choose from.

The first three “Spy Fall” samples I had to choose from.

So much goes into a cover. I’m talking about how my newest book, Spy Fall, got its look. I was fortunate to work with the very talented Carrie at Seductive Designs. I absolutely adore the finished product. Check out what makes Spy Fall an effective cover by visiting me over at The Violet Femmes.

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The finished product! Isn’t it gorgeous?

 

 

Cover Reveal!

I am very excited to share the cover of my next book with you!

Spy Fall features a parachuting heroine who also pilots hot air balloons. The character of Mari was inspired by a true-life parachutist who made several jumps in the early 1800s. These jumps were a spectacle that attracted large crowds and I’ve tried to capture some of that excitement in the story.

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   To read an excerpt from Spy Fall, book 1 in my Regency Spymasters series, click here.