What a year! Having started it doubtful and a little worried, I can safely say I have wrapped up a LOT in 2017, made huge progress, and am thoroughly looking forward to 2018. What are you looking forward to most in 2018?
As I move into the new year, I'd like to mention that I'm on Booklikes.com now - this is where I'm going to hold most of my upcoming paperback giveaways and conducting some future interviews and special features, and so on. I'm excited about this new platform! My Booklikes blog will feature all writing updates, so if you're on there, you don't have to venture onto Facebook or my own website to keep up to date on releases and excerpts. (And if you're on Goodreads, all my updates already transfer to my Goodreads blog.)
I'm also on Litsy.com (my handle is DiannaHardy - just search for me there). I plan to post a fair amount on Litsy, as a reader as well as a writer. It's a lovely little space full of truly passionate book lovers, and only available as an app.
I am still most active on Facebook, and I don't see that changing any time soon, but these other platforms may bring something new into the mix.
With regards to new releases, the Eye of the Storm Omnibus Edition is now out! All the books in one. It does NOT contain the "Recap of Werewolf Biology and other Terms" section that you get at the beginning of the individual volumes because there's no gap between books, so you can read through the whole thing without needing the recap. I also wanted to keep something exclusive to the individual volumes. I may revisit the recap if I ever bring out a compendium of the series - it may happen, because, as we know, it hasn't quite ended. Blood Shadow and Aftershock will continue the saga in a different way.
The Omnibus is a steal at £9.99 for the digital format, and £24.95 for the HUGE bumper, special edition keepsake paperback of 824 pages. You can get them via the links below (release date: 31st December).
2018 will see me writing Blood Shadow, followed by Aftershock, and then I'll also be starting work on Autumn's Fall, which won't be published until 2019. If I can squeeze any other, new stories in between, I will, but those are my priorities.
You can pre-order Blood Shadow already over at iBooks, Nook, Book Depository and Waterstones. Excerpts and teasers will be posted on my Facebook page, as well as on Booklikes over the coming weeks.
Finally, I'll be at the UK Southern Book Show in Worthing on Sunday, 4th March - I hope to see some readers there. I'll have some books on hand and will also be giving a short talk in the afternoon.
2018 is looking to be full of opportunities, and I wish you all the very best of them. Here's my question to you again: What are you looking forward to most in 2018? Do let me know in the comments.
Have a wonderful New Year's Eve, everyone, and may your New Year be full of abundance!
If you're looking for the last book of the Eye Of The Storm series - signed - to add to your collection, the virtual signing is now open. There are also a few benefits to a virtual signing you won't get with a regular order - you can view all the info here:
There is also exclusive Eye Of The Storm merchandise coming to the store soon - not much of it, and it's not always easy to order in, so if you see anything you'd like, do grab it. I have a very cool mug arriving soon, and a very cool notebook. Some Facebook peeps have already reserved theirs - they'll be gone quite quickly. Best way to reserve yours now is to order at the store, and it will automatically be sent to you on arrival.
Lastly, I am trudging through the Eye Of The Storm Omnibus Edition formatting. My goodness, it's a task and a half, and trying to fit it all into one giant paperback is looking to be a challenge. But I have accepted the challenge! More on this soon when I'm nearing the end. The expected date for the release of the Omnibus is 31st December, this year. There'll be an eBook version as well, but both versions require different formatting, so I literally have to do all six books, twice. (This is how much I love my readers ;p )
That's it for now, but there's more news coming very soon - it's a busy end of the year!
Good morning, everyone! Thank you for all your lovely feedback and reviews for Reign Of The Wolf. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.
This is going to be a short and sweet blog post because I want to get straight to telling you the good stuff!
The website is self-explanatory: here it is! TA-DA!!! Welcome to my new site - a bit more sleek and a little easier to navigate, I hope. Have a browse, let me know what you think.
I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS! It's going to mean more to you if you've finished the Eye Of The Storm series.
As you all know, the Eye Of The Storm has ended now - the story of our four favourite werewolves is done. But others' stories are just beginning. There's the vivacious Layla, and the mysterious Jasmine for starters. I really, really want to write about their future.
However, before I can tell their story, we need to find out exactly how they got to where their story starts. So ... [drumroll] two companion novels are in the works! The companion novels form their own mini-series called Blood Never Lies, but each book stands on its own. The pre-order for these will go live very soon.
The first is called Blood Shadow and tells the story of Jennifer Warren. If you've read to the end of Reign Of The Wolf, you'll know exactly who that is. I couldn't leave her voice unheard; I couldn't leave her with all the shit I'd put her through without a more solid conclusion. Her story is expected to be published in April, 2018 in both eBook and paperback.
The second companion novel is called Aftershock, and belongs to Pete and Claire (and Jasmine). We're going to find out what happened to them over those five years they were away.
SPOILER ALERT: Don't read this blurb if you have not yet finished Reign Of The Wolf!
Aftershock has an expected release date of September, 2018.
Finally, going into 2019, I'll be publishing the third book in the Once Times Thrice series...
And there you have it! Before all of that though, we have the Reign Of The Wolf paperback about to go on sale end of this month, and then the Eye Of The Storm Omnibus Edition planned for end of December.
And it feels so damn good to be busy again :)
I look forward to sharing it all with you.
Love, Dianna xxx