My First Paperback Sale In The Neighborhood

My Dear Readers,

Today something spectacular happened. I sold my first book (signed, of course)!!!

Okay so, going to book signings might still be scary but I will try to go out  to sell a few copies. Yes, I know my neighbors might look at me like I’m a bit crazy but really, I don’t care. Most of them might not read English but I don’t care, their kids might, right?

I JUST SOLD A COPY. The woman said, “I’ll learn English by reading your book.”

Tomorrow I’m going out. I have to try. Am I scared? Yes. I am but I put my first signature on a book!!! As Diana Rose.!!!!! It felt good. My legs were shaking but it felt good. I’m going to call the library and figure out when I can do a signing at my local Brooklyn Public Library.

Also, any authors here in Brooklyn, come and get a book signed. It may not be 20-30 people like a regular signing but at least help me out.

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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My FIRST Five Star Review

My Dear Future Readers,

I got my first 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟FIVE STAR REVIEW !!! It feels amazing!! I sold my first paperback yesterday!! Yes, Paperbacks ARE AVAILABLE on Amazon right now. You can order paperback and kindle if you go to my new page: Published Books by Diana Rose.

I’m so excited that my first book was published. I have been waiting for years for this. It feels like a dream come true.  I am so thankful that I now have a review on my book. I really hope for more reviews but it will never compare to the feeling when I got my first review. I worked hard for this book to come out and I want to thank Dmitry Belenky LMHC for recognizing that.

This book has taken a long time to publish as you know because I have been sharing every step in my journey with you. And to receive a five star review was so moving to me, I cried because I am grateful to the one person who truly believed in my dream. Back then, all I knew was that I needed to get this story out and now I can see that hard work did not go to waste  because I have a five star review.

You can’t imagine how much I am thankful for that one review. How much I am thankful for all the people who downloaded and bought paperbacks.  I really feel like I’m doing something right. That one review made me feel like I am finally getting the recognition I waited for all this time.

My future readers and those who are now reading my book, Book 1: Forbidden Love, thank you. Leave reviews and tell me what you think about my book. I wrote that book, my first book, came straight from my heart. It is a story I believe in with all my heart. I believe that true love is real and it is magical. Love can do amazing things and I believe that if you see that in my book, it will change you and your ideas about love. I just want you to see that there is magic in that one emotion.

I love this story and I hope that you will love it too and share your thoughts with me. I know I made you wait for a long time and I am sorry but people say that all good things are worth the wait. I truly hope that for you, waiting for my book and finally reading it was worth the wait.

To be honest,  I didn’t read it myself and to me, reading my own book seems strange because I know I will find something that wasn’t done. So, I ask that you but my book and read it and please tell me what you think.

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

Reflecting on Publishing My First Book

My Dear Future Readers,

I am so EXCITED. My book, Book 1: Forbidden Love is LIVE on Amazon now. Buy Forbidden Love

I wanted to talk to you about how I feel. You may be wondering how it feels to finally see my book on Amazon… let me tell you that it feels like I’m flying. Someone pinch me because I am dreaming. No…I am not dreaming? Oh wow! It is really happening. Ahhhh!! People actually are reading my book!

Oh my goodness…….I need to go hide… I want to know what people think about my book…no I don’t…YES I do!! 

There are so many conflicting thoughts in my head right now. But I guess that all comes with the job of writing  books. Yes, I am officially a published author now sinch 2:23pm on March 15th.  Yes!! It’s true. I can’t believe it myself but…I am.

I have a link on Amazon that goes straight to my book. This was my most favorite dream. I wanted to be published. Now, I am and it’s been two days and I feel like I’m flying.  People are buying. I’m actually selling books. I never thought of myself as a “salesperson” but I learned a lot.

It feels great to have people who are interested in my book. I have been working really hard on Book 1: Forbidden Love for years, yes, you heard right I said YEARS. First I wrote it and then I started edits. Edits, now that was a lot of hard work. Of course edits took longer than I thought. But it does not matter now.

Now, all that matters is that people are actually buying my book! Yes!!! It feels so good to finally be able to be a part of the author community with an actual book. I’m an author!!! I can proudly show my book now!!! I have waited for a long time for this day…. It’s here now and all of you are here with me. Thank you!!! Thank you so much for the support and being here for me cheering me on. Thank you to all the authors who shared my book and bought it.

It feels so good to sit here and watch my readers buy my book. Thank you. Please write reviews. I want to know what you think. I’m curious and anxious to know. I love you all.

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

 

Book Review of The Runner’s Daughter by Jessica McCrory

My Dear Future Readers,

Jessica McCrory just ripped out my heart and glued it back together. She is the most incredible author I ever met. The Runner’s Daughter by Jessica McCrory is a masterpiece of epic proportions. Let me tell you, when I started reading this book,  I had no idea what I would read or how I would react to it. But, this book….ladies and gentlemen, took me through self discovery and understanding like no other book ever could. I understand who I am now and in more ways than I care to admit, I saw myself in Jemma Saige.

Jemma Saige is a headstrong woman who fought against everything that people thought she was not to free herself and to come out on top. Not every woman can do that.  But as I read the book, I began to understand that I am like her. Never stopping…going forward.

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The romance between Caid King and Jemma Saige was so heartwarming and at the same time heartbreaking because of the fact that Jemma was running for her life and Caid was trying to help her. At different points in the book, I found myself crying because it was so real. Especially the part with Liam Charmont, he was a true “monster” and it made me consider the people I know who act like Liam Charmont. Yes, such people exist which is why it was so real to me.

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I love this book so much! If I start talking about Caid… it would be about how I felt when I read this line. I felt safe and loved and I wished that Caid King was real. He is a remarkable character and I love how he “takes charge” of the situation. No matter what Caid protects the ones he loves. Jessica McCrory is an amazing person and author of romance and truthfully,  I could see all this in my head. I love the way she writes her characters and I hope that one day I can write like that.

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I would recommend The Runner’s Daughter by Jessica McCrory to everyone who likes romance suspense.  Trust me, this book will  keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

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

Lesson # 19: Book Reviews

My Dear Future Readers,

Today I want to talk to you about another essential component of publishing which I am learning from the authors around me…

Book Reviews….. 

Lesson 19: Book Reviews 

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Reading a good book is great. After reading a good book, you probably want to thank the author, right?

Here is how. You can do it…..

Write a well-thought-out book review. It will help the author know what you think of the book. It will help other readers who want to buy the book know what the book is about.

Book Review is like writing a book report when you were in school but you get to choose the book and you havw no rules. You just write what you feel about the book. This way the author knows that the reader enjoyed the book and it sells the book faster. In a way, a book review is also like a “grade” for a book.

Five🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 is excellent like 100% on a final.

Four 🌟🌟🌟🌟is good like an 80% on an exam.

Three 🌟🌟🌟 is satisfactory or a 70% on an exam.

Two 🌟🌟 is okay or a 60% on an exam.

One 🌟is poor or like a 50% on an exam.

So be careful the next time you go to review a book. Write something good or don’t write anything. Because authors are sensitive people. You don’t know how a person might react. It might push them to write more or might turn them off to writing Forever. So, be gentle when you do decide to write a review.

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

Work In Progress by Diana Rose, Chapter 2: Annabella’s Beginning

My Dear Future Readers,

This post is from my New Page. Which I copied here. There is a new Work in Progress Wednesday that I posted recently along with this one. Work In Progress by Diana Rose

Here is the FIRST Work-In-Progress Wednesday Excerpt from Annabella’s Beginning Chapter 2:

Somewhere deep in the forest where there were no people, stood an old house. It looked like a mansion of thousand of years old. From the outside it gave the impression of being abandoned. But, this old mansion was far from it. No one knew that inside the grand house lived a very beautiful woman. She lived alone and yet she was far from being isolated. This mysterious woman had power that was forbidden by all the unspoken laws of magic. Her name was Ana

  Ana lived and dreamed of one thing: to be powerful enough to control the entire island and all who lived there. But there was one problem, she was not as powerful as she needed to be.  The only person who could make her powerful was still a child. So, she needed to wait. While she was forced to wait, the evil sorceress decided to start her plan of demolishing the Elkins Islands.  The people would not notice the change until it was too late.

  She had been planning this for a long time. Now, it felt right. She would finally become powerful. Preparing to begin the spell that would crumble the most beautiful island, Ana collected everything that she needed. Soon everyone will see that the Five Great Mages of those Islands are not as great as they appear to be because my spells will undo everything, Ana laughed. Her laughter echoed through the entire forest. But there was no one to hear her. She was completely alone but she knew that soon that would change and everyone would know her name.

What do you think?

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

Diana Rose

YA Fantasy Romance Published Author

Happy Valentine’s Day

My Dear Future Readers,

Today is February 14th, Valentine’s day. I write about true love. How can I miss such a holiday that is dedicated to the feeling of Love? You are right. I can not miss it.

On this day, Love is celebrated and it is good to spend it with the one you love. I believe that Valentine’s Day is special in this way. True love is meant to be celebrated not only on this day but every day.

Love is a feeling that always needed no matter what is happening and on this day, Love for the people around you is more visible because it is the one day when you don’t have to be shy to show what is in your heart.

Take someone you love on a romantic date and sit in a cafe surrounded by candlelight. Give the woman you love a huge bouquet of roses. Or write a poem. Or best of all propose to her with a beautiful ring. No matter what the expression of love will be, it will be memorable because it was Valentine’s Day.

I write romance and read romance only because the way that a person cares for another person is the best expression of Love that there ever was.

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The heart is made for feelings and it is indeed our heart that can never stay neutral to the attention we {women} receive on Valentine’s Day. It is this day that we want and crave the attention. I believe that every person in this world should give attention to the woman’s heart.

Yes, I am not in a relationship at this time but every year, I hope that someone will remember that a woman is a woman and a person who needs to be acknowledged. Maybe, some kind of magic will happen and one day, I, too will not be alone on this day.

The Day of Love is a day that should be for everyone and not just for couples. But I believe that Love is something that everyone feels and it doesn’t matter if you are in love or you are just spending the day with friends and family.

Today is a day to show love for the people who you love.  Yes, many people are single but if you care about someone it doesn’t have to be lonely.

Valentine’s Day is a special and beautiful day.

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Roses are the best symbol of love and Valentine’s Day. Red roses express romance and passion in the language of flowers.

Roses…Roses….Roses are in the dreams of every woman on Valentine’s Day.  But for women who don’t have a relationship,  they can just be happy to hear words of love from family.

On Valentine’s Day books about romance and true love are more than welcome in the arms of a woman. Reading about romance is almost the same as being loved.  I should know that because I have been reading and writing romance all my life and I am yet to have a great romantic Valentine’s Day.

But as everything else in my life,  it will come when it is ready.  Love is a feeling that always takes time and I am still waiting for the right person to come.

However, on this Valentine’s Day,  I want to  say that I’m grateful for all the Love I have from my friends and family and you,  my dear future readers  because no matter how much I have to wait for the right person,  I know that I have gained something more valuable and that is enough for me right now.

True love is meant to be celebrated not only on this day but every day.  Love is for everyone  and not  just a significant other.

Happy Valentine’s Day!  May be lucky to find true love and hold onto it forever because it is a very rare find.

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