New Update for Book 1: Forbidden Love

My Dear Readers,

I apologize for not posting here but I’m still working. I’m writing Book 3 but mostly I am working on getting my book, Book 1: Forbidden Love back up on Amazon. In the process of doing that, I have made a decision that I hope will be better for my writing career.

But I assure you that I intend on getting my book, Book 1: Forbidden Love rereleased this year. I will tell you everything when I can get some rest and get all the paperwork out of the way. But, please know that I am also working on new teasers, new branding (such as a new cover for my Author Page), and will be working on a new book cover for my book soon. FUN STUFF 🎊

Hopefully by the end of the week I will be able to share my new things with you. Also I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Karen D. Neal, Isadora Sunday, Jessica Lauryn, Jessica Wayne, Mikel Wilson, Keith Kareem Williams and Rita Lewis as well as Terrelle Shelton for all your support during this time when I need friends to help me, these are the best friends I can always count on to help me with encouragement and understanding and hugs. I am brave enough to do this because of you my dear Author friends.

I will share a snippet of Book 3 with you soon. Just let me get all this done.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT About Book 1: Forbidden Love

My Dear Readers,

I have something IMPORTANT to say about Book 1: Forbidden Love.

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I made a decision even though, I was scared. But I know that it was for the best.

I love my book, I love the story and the characters. I enjoy writing and I am going to keep writing because it is a way of life now. But I needed to make it better for my story to have “a happy beginning” and I will make sure it does.

Amy and Darien are special to me, they represent everything I want to have…true love and a happily ever after. But for that to happen, I have to do what’s best for them, for Book 1: Forbidden Love.

This decision was hard to make but I had to do what is right. Which is why, I called my publisher and UNPUBLISHED Book 1 and I am now not under contract. This means that the Amazon links and the cover I was using will no longer be available.

But I assure you that this is only temporary. A temporary setback. I promise. Book 1:Forbidden Love will be returned back to Amazon AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. It will be with a new cover.

I am terribly sorry for those of you who wanted to buy the book. It will be up soon. I promise. For those of you who already bought the book, those are yours to keep.

I will be redoing my flyers and bookmarks as well. I took down all the pictures from my Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook that had the original cover. So, do not be surprised if you don’t find it.

THIS IS JUST A NEW BEGINNING… NOT AN END. Book 1: Forbidden Love will be back soon.

I love you all for your support. You have always been a great support to me. So, I hope you will continue to support me.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

RELEASE DAY: Collateral Damage by Jessica Wayne

My Dear Readers,

Today is a very special day because today, my friend and author of The Prophecy Series about Anastasia and Dakota and many other books is releasing yet another book. To be honest,  after reading A Tethered Duet, The Runner’s Daughter and now starting The Charitable Bastard, all by Ms. Jessica Wayne​​, I am in love with her writing. I love this woman for being able to write such diverse characters and creative story plots. I don’t know if you have had the chance to get to know her books and her as a person but I really think you should.

Ms. Wayne’s new release is TODAY. Collateral Damage is a novel that was written about one of her characters in A Tethered Duet, Timothy. For all of you who loved A Tethered Duet,  you will love this new exciting book. Trust me,  Jessica Wayne​​ never disappoints her readers. I, myself can’t wait to get a hand on that new book.

Ms. Wayne has been a dear friend of mine since I met her on Facebook. She has taught me a lot of things and even though this lady writes her books faster which inspires me to write with such quality in a short time, I applaud her imagination and creativity. She has been a great support to me in my writing as well. I am proud of her for doing what she loves. I hope one day I would be able to meet her.

​​ BUT… Until then, I present you with teasers for her new book….

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Synopsis:

After a spell left him frozen in time, Timothy McGinley swore off all things magic and accepted that he was destined to walk the earth forever. But when a witch saves his life, he discovers he is facing his own mortality for the first time in two centuries.
Paislee Adams was stolen from everything she knew because she possessed what one man craved: power. After she escapes, she dedicates her life to honing her magic in an effort to destroy the man who owned her for so much of her life.
Fate brings these two together and as they race against the clock to stop the man who has a deadly obsession with them both, Timothy and Paislee are both forced to face the demons of their past in an effort to secure a future they weren’t sure they deserved.
About the Author:
Jessica Wayne was born and raised in southern California where she and her family trained horses. She grew up traveling to different competitions, as well as showing sheep and rabbits for 4-H and the FFA.
After moving to Texas with her family, Jessica joined the Army National Guard where she served for seven years.
From the moment her grandmother introduced her to Nora Roberts’ wonderful world of romance, Jessica knew she wanted to create her own stories and share them with the world.
She has been writing full-time for the past four years, and is a stay at home mom. She currently resides in Texas with her husband, their two children, and their dog.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

Thank You Edward R. Murrow High School for the Wonderful Day

My Dear Readers!!!

I SOLD OUT OF BOOKS TODAY at Edward R. Murrow High School !!! Oh my goodness, every one wanted one. I left one in the Principal’s office for him. He was not there. I spoke to all my old teachers.

Sadly no pictures but that’s because of time. It was the end of the day.

But I SOLD OUT and signed copies!! I’m definitely going back there in September or October. It’s such a great experience. I might even have an official book signing there.

All of the teachers and workers there were extremely impressed with my book and that I actually did it. They all said they would read their copies over summer vacation.

You know, I always have a warm welcome there but for some reason, today was extra special.  It’s so great to know that the people there still love me and still care. I even answered a few questions that made me think. Elaine, the physical therapist always found ways to challenge me and make me think differently and I am extremely grateful to her for that.

Now, I really have a lot to think about in terms of my writing, my genre. Maybe, I might even try a new romance genre. I don’t know yet but I’ll think about it. I do need to finish this series first but I have time to gather my ideas.

I just want to say a big thank you to Elaine, Jennifer Gertz (occupational therapist), Sevita Berlin (paraprofessional), Lillain Baer-Sharoff, Allen Barge (Principal), and everyone else who bought my book today, gave me such a warm welcome and I do hope you enjoy my book. I do hope to come back in September or October to see all of you soon.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

Getting Ready for my FIRST Book Signing

My Dear Readers,

I know, I know I am bad. I haven’t updated this blog in A VERY LONG TIME. I know that you are probably wondering, “What in the world is going on with Diana Rose? Is she okay?” The answer to that is, yes, I’m okay. But the first question has a much bigger answer.

So, you remember that I promised you “Swag” in my post, Lesson # 21: Creating “Swag” Or Things To Give Away ? And I have not come through on that yet. Well, after a lot of time, I finally did. We have FLYERS now!!! Small ones but still they are here. I finally figured out that website VistaPrint.

I ordered 50 flyers and they came yesterday (June 9th) and they are GORGEOUS!! 20180609_151857

Flyers for Book 1: Forbidden Love

I’m taking these and the books I still have in my house to my High School (Edward R. Murrow High School) this week on Tuesday, June 12th. I am so excited to go. I have been thinking about it for weeks now. I can’t imagine what it will be like to finally do a Book Signing. A book signing….me….I have been dreaming of doing a book signing since I started writing.

Can you believe that this will be my FIRST EVER book signing? All those teachers who knew me as the shy girl will probably be lining up to get my book. It’s amazing how far I have come through my journey with my book. I am so excited about it. If someone would have told me that I would be going to my High School as an author and signing books a few years back, I would probably look at them like they were crazy. But I am actually doing it and I feel proud that I actually can do it. That I achieved my dream!!

Trust me, this is not the end of my dream. I have so much more I want to do with my writing career. But for now, I want to get through Tuesday, June 12th because doing my first book signing is something that I never did before and I want to do it right. Besides, I have a lot of preparation to do like, getting my hair done and making sure I have enough books.

I will tell you all about it after I get back. Maybe even have pictures.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

An Inspiring Story

My Dear Readers,

It’s been raining all day yesterday. But I don’t care. I had a very good day.

So, for those of you who read or at least started to read my book, Book 1: Forbidden Love(paperback edition click the link), you will know who I put in my Acknowledgment.

Yesterday, I spoke to the woman who suggested that I start writing when I was 13 years old (The same age as Princess Amy). Her name is Irina Danilchenko. You should probably thank her what came out of her suggestion.

I told her that my book was published two months ago on Amazon. You can’t imagine how much happiness there was, squealing, congratulations and she wanted a signed book. Of course, I told her that I would send her a signed copy. After which she said she would buy it for her daughter too.

We talked for almost two hours. I miss her. She lives in Athens, Georgia. I don’t get to see her because she’s a doctor. But we talk on the phone. I can’t believe it, this lady is so awesome and inspiring to me. She achieved her dream and I achieved mine.

As soon as I can, I’ll send her one of the paperback copies I have at home. I still have eight copies. I have to go out and sell. I’m so happy!!! I have been trying to call her and tell her and now that I did, I feel really happy. I remember 20 years ago when I was just starting to write I would always call her and bounce my ideas off her. She didn’t mind it. We talked about everything. She was my sounding board and still even now I love calling her to talk about my ideas though she is busier now but she always found time for me.

Now, she will buy my book. She promised a review and pictures so, I will share them with you. I am infinitely grateful for her because she believed in my dream as much as me.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

Rainy Weather Is Good For Writing….

My Dear Readers,

Okay, so I wanted to go outside today. I needed the air. I put on a soft jacket. I came out, I was hot. I went back upstairs got my jean jacket. Came out it was cooler. And then it started to rain. Heavy rain. 🌩🌧🌧🌧🌧🌧🌩🌩🌩

Don’t worry, I got inside before it started to really rain. That’s N.Y. weather for you. One minute it’s sunny and the next it’s raining hard. Sometimes I hate it. Never go far if it’s going to rain.

Anyway, I’m going to do some more writing on Book 3. Hopefully, my head cleared enough to write some words down on Book 3. I’m writing Chapter 3, Augustine’s side of the story. I mean, he is the main character in this book too. For some reason his side of the story is a bit complex and I am not sure how to write it.

Augustine is also the main character in Book 2: Sacrificed Love as well as Book 3: Undying Love. I love the way he and Melody are together.  Sometimes I think Book 2 is better than Book 1: Forbidden Love (Kindle). But Book 1: Forbidden Love (paperback) was the first book I ever wrote so I do hope you read it.

Anyway, you will see.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.

Yours Truly,

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author