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Monday, 28 July 2014

Another update!

Just an update post today, folks. I had a lovely week visiting family and friends. The only downside was that the week went way too quickly for my liking, but never mind. I'm back home and I am preparing promo etc for the re-release of the Blood Series which is only 4 weeks away. Ahhhhh!

These are for sharing should anyone feel the need to pinch them and share. They are up on my facebook page. So, if it is easier to share on FB go crazy. : )





As you may remember, I mentioned last Monday that Stepping Stones is on tour again, and will be until August 1st, which basically means that if you haven't already snatched yourself a copy you can enter the tour wide giveaway and try winning yourself an ebook copy of this sweet contemporary romance, or alternatively a nice little swag pack (pictured to the right.)

Stepping Stones
(Sweet Contemporary Romance)
By Elizabeth Morgan

Blurb:

There's nothing like a wedding to bring the family together....

If not for her baby sister’s impending marriage, Margaret West would never return home. But after six long years, she finds herself a maid of honor who must answer to the people she left behind.

If her parents’ interrogation doesn’t drive her to drink, facing her foster brother, Adrian, just might. To make matters worse, her ex-fiancĂ© is the vicar who will conduct her sister’s ceremony.

Everyone demands to know why she ran off. But the more time she spends at home, the more Margaret realizes even she doesn’t know the real reason.

Length: Novella (32,000/91 pages)| Content: Sweet Romance/Contemporary| Publisher: Bono Books


Here's the tour schedule - where I have been so far and where I am up until August 1st - should you wish to check out more info about Stepping Stones, the excerpt, or want to leave an entry on the rafflecopter. :)


7/21
7/22
7/23
7/24
7/25
7/28
7/29
7/30
7/31
8/1
The Snarkology  (guest post)

Monday, 21 July 2014

Want to win a copy of Stepping Stones?

Hey folks, I'm afraid it is going to be a very short post this week as I am heading out of town tomorrow and got a couple of things I need to get done tonight.

Firstly and most importantly, Stepping Stones is on tour again, which means there is another tour-wide competition going on, which means that you have another chance to land yourself an ebook copy of my sweet contemporary romance:

Stepping Stones
(Sweet Contemporary Romance)
By Elizabeth Morgan

Blurb:

There's nothing like a wedding to bring the family together....

If not for her baby sister’s impending marriage, Margaret West would never return home. But after six long years, she finds herself a maid of honor who must answer to the people she left behind.

If her parents’ interrogation doesn’t drive her to drink, facing her foster brother, Adrian, just might. To make matters worse, her ex-fiancĂ© is the vicar who will conduct her sister’s ceremony.

Everyone demands to know why she ran off. But the more time she spends at home, the more Margaret realizes even she doesn’t know the real reason.

Length: Novella (32,000/91 pages)| Content: Sweet Romance/Contemporary| Publisher: Bono Books

Or a swag pack with my hand made, book themed wine charms.


If you press here and then scroll to the bottom of the page you will be taken to the tour schedule, which is where I will be at over the next two weeks. The rafflecopter is on that page, so you could just leave an entry there. Otherwise, you will find it on every post.

Stepping Stones has been receiving some very lovely reviews:

"This was really a beautiful example of how loving someone, the right someone is never the wrong thing to do." - Teri Carter Lloyd (Sportochicks Musings)

"This book is a very sweet contemporary romance. I loved it! Elizabeth Morgan has written a wonderful contemporary romance. Her characters are lifelike and likable. I love her writing style, which was fast paced enough to keep me hooked from beginning to end, and the flow was wonderful." - Lynn Worton (Book Reviews by Lynn)


More reviews can be read on the Stepping Stones Goodread page.


I'm glad that - so far - everyone is enjoying Stepping Stones, but I'm also very glad that readers are understanding the story, and more importantly Maggie and her actions and reasons. Thank you to everyone who has bought a copy so far, and if you are interested in the book I will be giving 2 away in the tourwide giveaway - link above - so make sure to leave an entry on the rafflecopter to be in with a chance of bagging yourself a free copy.

On a final and completely different note, both She-Wolf & Cranberry Blood have been formatted and sent to my editor for the final read through. Eek. 5 weeks to go until the re-release of the Blood Series! ^_^

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Excerpt of Return Of The Wolf (Eye Of The Storm #4), published October, 2014

I've decided to give you a lengthy excerpt tonight, since you're all so endlessly patient and understanding of the breaks between books - enjoy! (Just over three months to go!)

Return of The Wolf, unedited excerpt, copyright © Dianna Hardy, 2014. All rights reserved. Excerpt may be altered or deleted before publication.

BEWARE potential SPOILERS if you have not read Releasing The Wolf, Cry Of The Wolf, or Heart Of The Wolf


She half-ran down the stairs and made straight for the front door, letting nothing but her intuition guide her to … whatever would make her feel better. She didn't know what that would be, but it was her three mates she scanned for with her senses, automatically and without thought. And what an ability that had become overnight.

Since she'd transformed, it was as if they somehow lived in her. If she focused hard enough, she could feel where she ended and her mates began, even though they might be miles away, and she could catch the trails of their emotions – even their thoughts.

It was fucking weird.

And pretty damn cool.

So, she let her feet lead the way, behind the huge house, part of her wanting to shift, but another part of her feeling too self-conscious to do so – the whole thing was still so incredibly new, startlingly personal, and her human side hadn't completely left her yet. Maybe it never would.

She felt him there way before she saw him, but seeing him caught her breath a little, as it always did. He always looked magnificent – statuesque – his tall gait perfectly balanced, his flaxen hair, setting off a golden sheen against the last rays of sun. The profile of his face, currently turned away from her, was almost Roman in its structure, yet it was the legacy of what surely must be Scandinavian deities that shone through the armoured visage.

Ha! Right, let's add fuel to that ego of his…

Still, she'd never been able to deny his beauty from the second she'd laid eyes on it, nor, to some extent, him.

She wrinkled her nose in thought as the memory of her undoing her blouse and practically coming for him, right there, in the very public theatre restaurant, sprang up in her mind.

But the way he had looked at her… Don't even get me started on those eyes.

He knew she was there – of course he did – without needing to turn. Because the way she could 'feel' her mates … it was reciprocated.

Lawrence reached an arm out behind him and stretched his hand towards her, still with his back to her, facing the dilapidated, boarded up outbuilding to the south of the mansion.

She almost shifted then.

Her legs seemed to tremble at his presence, and although she was still a little pissed off he continued to have that affect on her, she could now also appreciate the splendour of it. The wolf in her had always relished her reaction to Lawrence. Human Lydia, however, would rather have that reaction to pretty much anything else. What ever happened to going ga-ga over a pair of Jimmy Choo's like a normal woman? Not that she'd ever been able to afford Jimmy Choo shoes…

Her bare feet led the way, not waiting for permission. She reached out and laced her fingers through Lawrence's own.



Return Of The Wolf is released on 30th October, 2014. All info on the series can be found here - http://www.diannahardy.com/eye-of-the-storm-series.html