Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

My niece and her man went on a cruise for a week and I got to babysit the kids!

 
Dorian

 
Stella

 
Owen

 
Hannah

 
Torti

 
Me and Anne

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Demon Teaser

Next in the Desert Rebels MC Series...Book 2...coming soon!

DEMON
"One of my brothers is a traitor, and I'm going to find out who it is and end him."

 

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Update

I've been plugging away on writing Demon, book 2 of my Desert Rebels Series. In the meantime don't forget that A Soldier's Promise will be available on 4/1 in ebook and for the first time in print.

They made a promise to the same man but will guilt over their feelings for each other get in the way of keeping it?


He's a soldier home for the holidays, his brother's last wish for him to take care of his wife and baby weighing heavily on his mind. Keeping promises are important, but this one will be hard. Ryan has been secretly in love with Shannon for years. Their attraction is hot and consuming, but will they be able to get over the guilt that threatens to keep them apart?

Excerpt - She pulled back the curtain, her eyes rounding when she recognized Ryan's form heading down the front steps with his bag in his hand. Was he leaving because of her? That would crush Marsha! Without thinking, Shannon whipped the door open and stepped onto the porch.

"Ryan!" If he heard her, he ignored her, and continued walking toward the garage. "Ryan!" Shannon picked up her robe and dashed down the steps and into the snow. The cold immediately went through her slippers. "Ryan, please wait!"

He rounded the garage and disappeared. Shannon couldn't believe that he didn't hear her. She rushed to catch up with him, almost falling when she stepped on an icy patch of snow. She entered the garage just as he opened the door to his jeep. "Ryan!"

He stiffened but didn't turn around as she expected. Shivering, Shannon stepped in front of him, putting herself between him and the open door. She didn't know what she was going to do; only that she had to stop him in some way. "What are you doing?" she asked, flinching from the unwelcome coldness in his eyes. It was just getting light enough for her to see his expression, hard and set as usual.

"I would think that's obvious," he said flatly, a tic appearing in his jaw. His gaze was focused somewhere over her head.

"Your leaving will ruin everyone's holiday. Every year, all they ever talk about is you coming home." His gaze zeroed in on hers with deadly accuracy. He looked so angry, as if he was about to explode. Shannon felt the urge to reach up and kiss away the firmness of his mouth until it was soft and friendly. "Are you leaving because of, ah, what happened?" She didn't have to spell it out; they both knew what she was referring to.

"I think it's better this way."

"I'm not blaming you," she began. "It's something that just happened, a moment that got away from us." Trying to sound as if it was insignificant didn't come off as convincing as Shannon wanted it to. She could barely look Ryan in the eye because of the heat filling her cheeks.

"What makes you think it won't happen again?"

Shannon's eyes rounded in surprise. The little thrill his words caused evaporated quickly when she realized he wasn't happy about his earlier loss of control. Would it happen again? She didn't have the nerve to ask. Deep down part of her wanted it to. She could tell he wanted to leave, but she was in his way.

"Ryan please, if you can't stand being under the same roof with me then I'll leave. Just, please, don't hurt your family this way." It surprised Shannon that his leaving would hurt her, too.

Their gazes held for a long moment. Shannon wasn't beneath begging to get him to change his mind. She loved Marsha and the rest of the family too much to cause them undue pain. "Please, stay." To her mortification, she felt the hot sting of tears fill her eyes. It occurred to her that she was asking as much for herself as for them. Did he feel the pull between them? The intensity of it astounded her.

*Previously published. New cover and new content!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Look what's in paperback!


If you're interested it's available now, but only on Amazon. The ebook will be available on 4/1.
 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

They're Back!

My family has been gone on a nine day cruise, nine days! And I've been so lonely. Sure I had my cats. Sure my bestie came over for a couple of days. Sure I wrote my fingers off. But it just wasn't the same. I missed my grandkids so much! Well, they came home yesterday. And my daughter reminds me that I'm going to have them all next week on school break. What?! By this time next week I'm going to be a basket case! lol

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Salvaging Truth

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Salvaging Truth
Series: Hunters & Seekers Book 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Suspense, Military Action, Action/Adventure
Publication Date: January 31, 2019
The world could be transformed if Riley can only stay alive long enough.
Most parents leave you a house, a car, or money when they die. Riley’s mom left her a treasure hunt with a mysterious payoff. Now everyone seems to want a piece of Riley and her inheritance: the university, the military, mega corporations, and Russian spies.
Riley needs help to solve her mother’s murder, and Dagger Easton’s salvage and investigation company comes to her rescue. Retired SEAL, private eye, and leader of a diving and salvage team, Dagger promises to protect Riley with his life. But as the value of her mother’s research becomes clear, Riley begins to believe there’s no one she can trust—not with her life, her heart, or her mother’s legacy.

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Riley gazed at the clock next to her bed for the tenth time in the past twenty minutes. She was mentally exhausted, yet her mind refused to shut down and let her rest. She closed her eyes and willed herself to sleep.
Crreeeak…
She sat up ramrod straight and listened in the darkness. She strained to hear any other sound out of place.
The crickets and frogs chirruped. Off in the distance a red fox cried out—exactly like a woman screaming. Then a scraping sound…so close.
The crickets and frogs abruptly stopped.
She held her breath, one, two, three, heartbeats.
The chirruping returned.
Slipping both legs out from under her covers, she placed her feet on the floor as soundlessly as possible. Slowly shifting her weight, she stood up and tiptoed to the door. She crept out of her room and headed for the stairs where she stopped and listened.
It was a moonless night, and she couldn’t see more than a few feet, but growing up in this house she felt comfortable moving in the near blinding darkness.
She moved onto the first stair and stopped. Making sure of her footing she skipped the next stair knowing it would squeak and gracefully landed on the one below. All the while keeping her hands away from the shaky banister that her dad had promised to fix years ago. She continued down the remining stairs, stepping only on the solid treads. She moved toward the front door. The security system wasn’t active. Had she set it before bed? She couldn’t remember. Cracking the door open she slipped out into the night.
Out of nowhere, a massive hand covered her mouth and an arm wrapped around her waist. She tried to scream, but the man yanked her back and knocked the wind from her lungs.

About Joanne Jaytanie

Joanne Jaytanie
Joanne writes romantic suspense, paranormal, supernatural suspense, and contemporary romance. She loves to submerge herself in the world of her characters, to live and breathe their lives and marvel at their decisions and predicaments. She enjoys a wide variety of books including paranormal, suspense, thriller, and of course romance.
Joanne was born and raised in Sherburne, New York, a quaint village surrounded by dairy farms and rolling hills. From the moment she could read she wanted to explore the world. During her college years she slowly crept across the country, stopping along the way in Oklahoma, California, and finally Washington State, which she now proudly calls home. She lives with her husband and Dobermans, in their home located on the Olympic Peninsula with a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains.
Joanne is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America, (RWA), Kiss of Death, (KOD), Greater Seattle Romance Writers Chapter, (GSRWA), Sisters In Crime (SIC), and Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal, (FFPRWA). She served as President of Peninsula Romance Writers, which was Debbie Macomber’s home chapter.

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Wild Desire by Toya Richardson




Dare to take a walk on the wild side with Mila and Elias. An exciting story filled with sexy Alpha males and their strong-willed women, magic, danger and a few other surprises along the way… Mila Stubbs is starting her dream job as a forest ranger. The downside, it’s close to where she grew up. After years of bullying at the hands of Drake Scott, and the death of her parents, she fled to the city. Now she’s back and has put her life in danger by doing so. She has no idea of the power which lies dormant inside her. Elias Crane has been waiting his whole life for ‘The One’. A chance meeting with Mila in the forest changes his life forever. Even though he realises she has no idea what is going on deep undercover of the trees, and the untold connection between them, the powerful pull to her drives him to the edge of insanity. As they become close, the danger for Mila escalates. Drake Scott and his father have plans for her. They want her for breeding purposes. And when she’s taken captive, Elias must reach her before it’s too late.

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Wild Desire is on early release from today for only 99p/99c and available on KU Main release party and book launch will be on 22nd March between 5pm to 11pm GMT. Lots of giveaways, including an Amazon gift card, and some fabulous and talented authors with be attending. Come on over to Toya’s Treasures to join in with the fun…  Facebook Group




Friday, March 8, 2019

New and Improved!

New cover. Same title. Updated and added content including an epilogue.
Available on 4/1 and for the first time in paperback!
Pre-order available Amazon
 
 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

To Gamble on an Earl

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To Gamble on an Earl
Series: Men of Waterloo Book 2
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Nazzaro and Price
Publication Date: January 18, 2019
Can Phoebe and Foxington overcome the odds against them to gamble one more time for love?
Evan, The Earl Of Foxington, had only one mistress, Lady Luck. When she deserted him at the Battle Of Hougomont, he was left scarred in more ways than one. Lady Phoebe Collins has loved Foxington since she and her best friend, his sister, dogged his footsteps as children. When she received a request from him for a tryst at a ball, what seemed to be the answer to her dreams turned out to be a nightmare. Will Foxington be able to overcome the thrill of gambling to earn Phoebe’s trust? Will Phoebe ever learn to feel safe enough to live again?

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Lady Phoebe Collins backed into the alcove, stopping when she bumped against the floral wallpaper. She was safely hidden in the shadows, away from the ballroom and its dancing couples. She took the note from her reticule and her heart skipped a beat as she read the words written in a strong hand, “Meet me in the sitting room, two doors beyond the stairs, at half past eleven. —Fox.”
Putting the note back into her reticule, she smiled at the familiar form of address in the signature and moved down the hall to the specified room. Why did Foxington want to meet her? Was he having regrets about what had happened when they’d been snowed in on Christmas Eve? Or was he planning to continue what they’d started on that magical night? His nickname, “The Fox” implied an intimate relationship, and her pulse fluttered again at the thought. She walked down the hall, her mind going over every detail of the night they were trapped together by a snowstorm one year earlier.
Foxington approached offering to escort her home after a dinner party where Ravenstone had surprised everyone by asking Lady Lettice Durham, Foxington’s sister to marry him. The trip home had gone terribly wrong, an unexpected storm piling so much snow on the road that they’d had to unhitch the horses and finish the journey to Elkhorn Hall on horseback.
Foxington had taken her up behind him, and the intimacy of the situation had encompassed them, lingering after they’d arrived and been cared for by the intrepid housekeeper, Mrs. Brown. Food and dry clothing had been provided for everyone, including Foxington’s aunt, who had also been in the carriage as chaperone.
After Foxington’s aunt departed the room, Phoebe walked around the space, picking up pillows from the sofa and fluffing them, only to put one down before picking up another.
“I would say this evening was a success in regards to Lady Lettice and Lord Ravenstone. You accomplished what you set out to do. Your sister is now betrothed, and to a fine gentleman.” Phoebe looked up at Foxington with a smile.
The earl moved swiftly toward Phoebe, reached for the pillow she was holding to her chest, and threw it back onto the sofa before placing one arm around her waist. He cupped her cheek, bent down, and kissed her.
The urgency in his kiss surprised them both, and for a moment she didn’t react. Then, as if giving in to some inner debate her body relaxed against his, she returned the pressure of his lips, and her legs moved against the confines of her gown to arch slightly against him.
He paused slightly, then kissed her once more, gently. He set her back from him with his arms stiff and his breathing ragged.
“Phoebe?” he asked softly, his deep voice thick. With concern, she’d thought.
She stared at him, realizing he was just as shocked as she at their encounter.
“You—you kissed me,” she whispered.
“I certainly did.” A devilish grin quirked at his lips. “And by all accounts you kissed me back. Care for another one?”

Other Books by Diane Dario

Be sure to also check out Book 1 in the Men of Waterloo series.
An Earl's Christmas Embrace
An Earl's Christmas Embrace (Book One)
The Earl of Ravenstone, is haunted by memories of the war. When he agrees to help his friend find a husband for his unconventional sister he is spellbound by the paintings he sees when he comes to call.
Do the answers lie in Lettice’s paintings, or in An Earl’s Christmas Embrace?
Buy Link: Amazon.com

About Diane Dario

Diane Dario
I have been reading romance novels since the age of fourteen and never turned back. I have my Mom to thank for my interest in romance novels and my Dad for my love of history.
Regency romances have always been my all-time favorite era to read (grand ballrooms, dinner parties while sitting next to a grand duke or war hero just returned from fighting against Napoleon and the French, hey I girl can dream, can’t she).
When I am not reading (or writing the stories which dance around in my head) I enjoy the joyful moments with my growing family, the ballet, long walks, travel and romantic movies.
Writing has always been a great passion of mine and I am glad to be doing what I like best. Connecting with readers is a bright spot and always a happy moment for me knowing my books touched someone and they took the time to let me know. Each and every reader is the reason I continue to write Regency Historical romances and you are the ones who keep me at it.
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