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. 🙂
‘Engaging the Earl’ Hits #1 on Amazon Romance
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.
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”
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!
Visiting Mont-St-Michel Abbey
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.
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:
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.
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!
Spy Fall: Anatomy of A Cover
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.
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.
To read an excerpt from Spy Fall, book 1 in my Regency Spymasters series, click here.