Book Launch/Giveaway, Essays

I’m Participating in Mary Buchan’s Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Wow! My first official Blog Hop/Giveaway! People, I’ve finally made it! 😀


For a chance to discover some great authors, blogs and books, read on! 

A word from our Hostess:

What is on your summer reading list? If you are searching for a book to read, we may have something for you during your summer vacation. Mary BuchanMidlifestyle RNventor, is hosting this book blog hop during her virtual book launch of Over iT. Thirteen amazing authors will make you think, cry, laugh out loud or all three. Each author will give you a chance to win his or her book in a giveaway that ends July 23, 2014. Follow the links below and make sure you enter all for a chance to win!!

About the book YOU can Win: 

Purple_MorrowlTo start off my section of this blog hop/giveaway, I thought I’d use the intro that writer, editor, and writing instructor Wendy Strain used to announce me as a judge for her upcoming #5 MinuteFiction writing event taking place July 15

“While the story begins with a just-married and innocent Jeru, it quickly spins this main character into a series of events over which he has no control, leading him to become a solitary hunter for the clan until the day the Purple Morrow, a harbinger of hope, appears to him and sets him on a path he cannot avoid as he slowly begins to understand his own destiny in a world terrorized by the Rovers.

Dyane writes with a beautiful descriptive voice that pulls you easily into the scene, but her writing is strongly focused on issues of culture and personal growth. Don’t worry, though. She doesn’t get heavy-handed about it – it’s all woven seamlessly into the stories she writes.”

Thanks, Wendy! Even I wanted to buy my own book after reading that. 😀

About The Purple Morrow in my own words…

Painting by Amy Hands
Painting by Amy Hands

The idea for The Purple Morrow started a few years back when I wanted to explore themes related to loss, redemption, and moving forward. The story of a man unable to deal with the past while being thrown into a crisis demanding that he settle things and move on seemed a good place to start. 

The Purple Morrow started very simply; I’d intended it to be a solo book. But as the story developed and the characters matured, I knew the full tale had to be explored. The world of Marathana blossomed, becoming multi-cultural, each people group following their own cultural or religious beliefs. Magic and spirituality are also firmly rooted in this world and play essential roles in determining which side–good or evil–will prevail. I had a full-fledged trilogy on my hands. 

I am proud of these books. The Purple Morrow is the only one available for purchase through Storenvy and Amazon at the moment, though Wolf’s Bane, the sequel, is in the pipe and Berserker, the third book, is in production.

To win a PDF copy of my book,  The Purple Morrow, leave a comment below or email me at and tell me what you think the Purple Morrow is. 🙂 Winners will be randomly chosen. 

The Giveaway Rules:

The winner will be chosen at random from the comment list entered in this blog.  Please be sure to give me an email. our information is confidential and used for this giveaway only. Giveaway ends on July 23rd at 11:59 pm. The winner who does not respond within 2 days of our announcement via email will be dismissed in favor of another winner. 


Congratulations to ace1028 for winning the Giveaway!


The Other Participants: Check Them Out!

1. Mary Buchan:  Over iT
2. Hallie Hawkins:  Money and Credit Guides
3. Tamela Rich:  Live Full Throttle
4. Suzanne Letourneau: Soar with Vulnerability
5. Carol Casseara:  Chicken Soup for the Soul
6. Patti Tingen:  Patti Tingen-Author
7. Paige Kellerman:  Paige Kellerman
8. Rich London:  A Handbook for Life
9. Kim Bongiorno:  Let Me Start By Saying
10. Kathy Gottberg:  Smart Living 365
11. John Baumann:  Decide Success
12. Lee McCracken:  A Prayer and a Pink Pedicure

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