Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Afternoon Movie

Took a couple hours off to take in a movie. Went with my husband and daughter to see “The last Exorcism” It was creepy and done somewhat pretty well, until the last five minutes. But I won’t ruin it for you. Go see it, and have a little fun when you jump!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Amazon Networking

Hello Gang,,

Ever used Amazon to network? Well, if you haven’t, I have news for you!! Amazon is a great place to build your name and at the same time, market your books. I read an awesome article that I took to heart, and today, amidst my writing, I took the time to follow the directions of the author. So, I’m going to put together a breakdown of what I did, and share it with all of you. I’ll keep you posted about the day of the event.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Diane Story: Choices!

Diane Story: Choices!: "Lesson Of The Week “To Use, Or Not To Use” In other words, should we use our affiliations with someone famous to help us promote our own e..."


Lesson Of The Week
“To Use, Or Not To Use”

In other words, should we use our affiliations with someone famous to help us promote our own endeavors? This was a question that nagged me all week. Especially when that “Famous Someone” is closely related.

I have used him in the past to get a VIP booth at a club!
I have used him in the past to get into some awesome parties in Hollywood!
I met one of my best friends “Ian Drew” from US-Weekly magazine because of him!
So, I had to ask myself again, do I use him now?

I happen to have a very, sweet nephew who comes from a large line of awesome family members. Because of this, I know he would be happy to help me any way he could.

You all would know his as K-Fed or K-Fat or the ex-husband of Britney Spears.

But the reality is… He is know by my family as Kevin Federline, and he is an awesome father, son to my sister in-law, cousin to my children, and nephew to me. And I will use him, and his experiences as a mentor. Who knows, maybe one day he will let me write his autobiography… hmmmm!

With that said, I would like to invite all of you to celebrate the release of my new book “Desperate Hearts. I am having a PRE-RELEASE sales event going on now at my web-site. Just click on my link and feel free to browse: http://www.dianesstorys.com/My-Books.html

Riddle Me This!!!!


I have no voice and yet I speak to you,
I tell of all the things in the world that people do,
I have leaves, but I am not a tree,
I have pages but I am not a bride or royalty,
I have a spine and hinges, but I am not a man or a door,
I have told you all, I cannot tell you more,
What am I ?

Saturday, August 28, 2010


SO.... Behind...gotta get caught up today on my new book "A Pharaoh's Kiss", Pitched "Crystal Dreams" to lots of agent's,, so cross your fingers for me... Happy Weekend!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

What a DAY!!!

O.M.G.,,,,, what a DAY!!!

Not only did I find out that I might be getting “Desperate Hearts” in a MAJOR magazine, but I also managed to get the help of a publicist.
This could be BIG news for me, and need fingers crossed all across the internet!!!!!

Has anyone ever noticed how much time it takes to market a book? I just pitched nearly15 agents, and the time it takes to make sure I follow all of the rules boggles the mind. This one wants this,, that one wants that…… WHEW!!!! But, maybe the efforts will pay off for my COMPLETED manuscript “Crystal Dreams”

I told my dear husband that he is going to have to be my manager, because between a day job and pitching, I need to find time to now finish “A Pharaoh’s Kiss”

Good Night everyone,,, all my best!!!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Author Diane Story


Diane: Posted on 8/22/2010 7:38:00 PM

Hi Romance Lovers!!

This week has been a bear!!! With working on my new-web site, and trying to get my ISBN for my new book,,, I have not had a lot of time to write,,, YUK!!

But today is my FRIDAY,, and guess what? My house is clean, my office is clean, and all of the laundry is done,,,, so I now have 2 whole days to get caught up. AND,, In the midst of all of this, I was able to get my first 5 chapters of “Crystal Dreams” sent to my worlds best!! Editor Kathleen Marusak for editing,,, check her out at www.bookeditor-bookcovers.net

Now that all the fluff is done,, now it’s time to get busy marketing “Desperate Hearts” for it’s bid day-view!!

Does anyone!!! And I mean ALL of you!! Have any real GOOD suggestions??

Keep following my blog to find out my results,,,

Much Love,


RomFan Reviews: Review: Desperate Hearts by Diane Story

RomFan Reviews: Review: Desperate Hearts by Diane Story

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Desperate Hearts cover art

Hi Everyone,
The cover art for "Desperate Hearts" is done. I am just waiting for approval from the publisher. I'll send the cover as soon as I can.
Happy Writing!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

New Look

Great News!

I have re-worked my Blogger site, and am happy to say that it is coming together.
I found a great program to build it with, and I think it looks a lot better. I’m still working on it, but it’s getting there!

News about my book Desperate Hearts: The cover is coming along. The artist has sent me one preview, but she has a few more things to do before it will be done. I’ll share it with you when I get it.

News about “Crystal Dreams”: Crystal Dreams is done. Pretty much!!!! Except for a few more editing issues here and there. And then I’ll be sending it to my editor Kathleen Marusak for final edits. Then I’ll be pitching it. Wish me luck.

Also, I have placed a Poll on my Blogger about 2012. Check it out.

My web-site has a new contest link. I will be giving away an autographed copy of “Desperate Hearts” to the winner.

Talk to you soon!