My First Podcast Interview with Kristine Raymond

My Dear Readers,

Wow! It has been a few weeks since I have written anything here. No, that is not true, I did two posts for Jessica Wayne at the end of May. But that was all.

Now, however, I have big news! BIG NEWS!!! I can’t tell you how excited I feel about this. This is such an amazing opportunity for me. Kristine Raymond,  author of The Hidden Springs Series and The Celebration Series has a podcast that I have been listening to recently. It’s amazing how many authors write so many different things. When she invited me to be a guest, I was honored. Can you imagine  little me, one book published, me on a podcast? I sure could not. But I took the idea, even though I knew that she  so mean well known authors on that podcast….where was I going to fit in.  (Okay… I’m a little self conscious.) But, I was excited.

The interview with Kristine Raymond was scheduled for May 16th so I still had some time. Of course,  I had no idea what I was going to talk about. But I thought, It’s going to come to me when I am doing the interview, right?

So, finally, May 16th comes and it turns out to be the day before my cover reveal for Book 2: Sacrificed Love. Which if I can say is amazing timing. I call Kristine Raymond…she’s extremely sweet and incredibly amazing to calm me down. I have only the BEST memory of this. I am glad I got to take the chance to tell my readers (you) more about my book and The Power of Love Series. This Series is such a big part of my heart that talking about it is so special to me.

After I had done the interview in May,  I could not wait to share it with you. Now, I can. It’s a fantastic look into my own little world and the world of my books.

Word Play with Kristine Raymond- Guest Diana Rose

I do hope that I will get to do this again and in the meantime, I’ll be writing Book 3 and trying to finish it. Keyword, trying because I am not sure if I’ll be able to finish it this year as it is such a long and twisty journey, for me and Augustine and Melody. I might be writing it into next year so, I’ll let you know.  I do have other ideas floating in my head which I will reveal later.

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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👸🌺Happy International Women’s Day!!🌺👸

My Dear Readers,

To all the women out there, I am glad we are who we are, strong, powerful, creative, motivated, inspiring, successful people who strive for a better future for our families and ourselves. There’s no braver person than a woman who wants something. There’s no stronger person than a woman who is trying to raise a family and build a career. Everything that we do as women should be an example of the strength we have inside.

Let’s look at each and every one of us as unique individuals who create our own way in life and give hope to others that things that seem impossible are possible.

So, I hope that with time women will have more respect for the things that they do.

👸👸👸We are Queens of our destinies and we make things happen. 👸👸👸👸

👸👸🌺🌺HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!!🌺🌺👸👸👸👸

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

Excerpt #2 from Book 1: Forbidden Love

My Dear Readers,

Today is Saturday and I promised you an excerpt from Book 1: Forbidden Love.  I hope you enjoy it.

Excerpt from Book 1: Forbidden Love by Diana Rose

Copyright 2018 by Diana Rose

As he helped Amy fold her clothes into her chest, Darien sat up straight on her bed, remembering that he had brought her a gift. He put his hand into his suit jacket. “I want to give you something special,” he said as he took out a small, but beautiful box.

    “Oh, Darien, you shouldn’t have. All I want is you,” Amy exclaimed, as she carefully took the box so as to not drop it.

    “Please accept this gift. Open it when you arrive at your new home.”

    “Of course. I promise you.” Amy leaned against Darien and smiled at him. She felt, somewhere deep in her heart, that this was not the last time she would see Darien.

Her bags were packed and ready to go. Darien had said his farewell and left without a sound through her window. In case her parents were home, Darien did not want to get yelled at for coming to see Amy. The window was his only way out. When he left and Amy was sure no one had seen him, she took the box that contained Darien’s gift and placed it inside her handbag along with her hair accessories.

A few hours later, Amy stood by her carriage and said goodbye to her family. She was leaving to an unknown world. She did not know what to expect from the other castle that was so far from her family–and especially Darien. We could’ve been so happy together. I miss him already. Oh how he used to hold me! And those eyes, I’ll never forget those eyes. How could my mother do this to me? Does she not have a heart? What is Darien is my soulmate? Would she be able to live with herself knowing that she is tried separating two people that are meant to be together? Amy’s thoughts jumbled around in her head, making her unable to focus on anything else. All she wanted was to turn back and see Darien again. As she sat in the carriage, Amy sadly realized that with every hoof beat she was being driven farther away from her true love.

  You can now read more by buying it on Amazon.

Buy links:

Amazon Kindle: $0.99

Amazon Paperback: $9.40

I will post a new excerpt on Tuesday. Don’t miss it.

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

THREE DAYS UNTIL Book 1: Forbidden Love is Rereleased

My Dear Readers,

We are getting so close to the rerelease of Book 1: Forbidden Love. Three days until the rerelease of Book 1: Forbidden Love. Oh my goodness! I can’t believe it is actually going to happen.

Years ago this was a great idea that I had and now I’m eagerly awaiting the rerelease date. October 15 is going to be a busy day for me. But for the first time in three years since my grandfather died, this day, his birthday will be a happy day. This will be a gift to him and me. I’m just glad that I can rerelease my book on this day. It almost seems like he will be there with me even though he is gone.

Three days…….Are you excited yet? I really hope so because I have been waiting for this book for a long time. I know you have been waiting patiently for it too. But in three more days, the wait will be over. And everyone will be able to read the book. Isn’t that exciting? I am doing this all on my own time. I have people who love and support me.

“Don’t worry….this is just the beginning! There will be plenty more books coming. That’s my promise to you. ” – Diana Rose

I am planning more after this so, yes, it might take me some time to make write because let’s face it writing is hard but there will be more  books coming. Let me just say this:

“Get ready because Diana Rose will be publishing many books. My name will be in lights.” – Diana Rose

Anyway, three days until the rerelease of Book 1: Forbidden Love. Get ready. Amy and Darien are coming and you will want to know all about them and their family. There’s more to the story than you know.

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

FOUR DAYS UNTIL Book 1: Forbidden Love is Rereleased

My Dear Readers,

Four days. FOUR DAYS….. I can’t wait to share this book with you. In only four days, I will be rereleasing Book 1: Forbidden Love on Amazon.

Wow, I’m totally amazed. This book started with me wanting to tell the world about my grandparents’s love. At thirteen years old, I was amazed by the way they cared about each other.  I wanted other people to know about this. So, I created the story of Amy and Darien. For me, this story is always going to be special because of my grandparents.

This story has a lot of things that I took from old stories they told me but in fact it is about two people who really love each other. Yes, love. Love is something that I have seen in their home and I grew up believing that a love like my grandparents shared is the definition of true love. I believe that this story is the beginning of something wonderful. Perhaps, even one day, it might help someone.

In four years, you can all read this book for yourselves. I know, it’s my first book but I am in love with my two main characters. Especially with Darien. He resembles the kind of person who I would want to spend my life with. No, I’m not kidding. Darien is really the best hero in a book. Trust me, this is only the beginning, I will have more of him and Amy in my next few books (subtle hint at the series).

Anyway, yes I am still writing Book 3: Undying Love but it is slow.  I really just want to rerelease Book 1: Forbidden Love because it’s been a long time and a very long wait. I just really hope that you like it.

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

NINE DAYS UNTIL Book 1: Forbidden Love is Rereleased

My Dear Readers,

I made another graphic for NINE DAYS BEFORE Book 1: Forbidden Love rereleases. I have been thinking about doing a graphic for every day before the rerelease for Book 1: Forbidden Love. I just want to make it fun for you.

Be honest with me. What do you think of this graphic?

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

 

My First Walk to the Library as an Author

My Dear Readers,

You will NEVER guess where I went!!!! I went to the Brooklyn Public Library, my local branch.

With my book!!! Ahhhhh!!!!

I asked them if I could do…..AN AUTHOR EVENT there!!! I showed the lady my book and asked if I could do an Author Event there. I also asked if she thought they would take my book into the library.

The lady said to speak to the manager who will be back on Monday.

I came back it was raining 🌧🌧☂️☂️☔☔🌧🌧🌧🌧 I ran home to get dry. That’s New York weather for you…one minute it’s sunny and 86°F and the next it’s raining.

Anyway….I can not believe I did that!! I mean about going to the library and introducing myself as…”Hi, I am the author of this book…” I never thought I would ever say those words and it felt so good… I am the the author of this book, Book 1: Forbidden Love and I am proud of it.

I might go back on Monday so, I’ll update you on what happens.

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