Friday, July 29, 2011


Wrapped up in the woes of erotica. Good grief, it cant be that hard ((Pun))
But seriously, it is. And I would imagine that writing erotica is for most authors of romance, one of their greatest challenges. Not the romance, or the story building, but the actual scene. ((you know what I mean))
My books might not end up with the most dog eared pages on my readers book shelves. But I had fun trying and learning along the way.
Have a fun day,

Monday, July 25, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Fantasy,,, or not!

Who likes fantasy romance?
I know it is a hot topic within the romance genre nowadays, and I was wondering what readers thought about it. Are you getting sick of Vampires and Werewolves?
Lets not include "True Blood" because I'm pretty hooked on that series. But what about others.
Let me know... I'm gathering opinions for my new project.

Have a nice Saturday,
Diane Story

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Maya Banks

I'm reading "Coulter's Woman: Coulter's Legacy" by Maya Banks.
I'm stuck on one word WOW...

Mind you, this book is erotica, so don't take my response as my way of telling you to read it. But, for those of you out there who like erotica, this is a fun book. Maya Banks is a master.

Yesterday I added Facebook pages for all of my books. Even my January 2012 release "Crystal Dreams" I hope you will all take the time to LIKE, each page. Visit my web-site for the like buttons, or just visit me on Facebook.

Have a super day,

Diane Story

Monday, July 18, 2011

Keli Gwyn

As VP of my local RWA group, "Yosemite Romance Writers" I had the honor of welcoming author "Keli Gwyn" on Saturday to Fresno as our monthly speaker.

Keli's topic was "Rockin Your Revisions" It was a very enjoyable meeting, and one I definatley learned from.

Keli's first book "A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California" will be available in 2012. Please visit her at

Diane Story

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Author Marketing

Doing a quick poll,,,

As an Author, HOW do you Market your books?:
How do you get your ranking up on Amazon
Do you pay for Markting? And if so, who do you use?:
Share your best advise:

Diane Story

Thursday, July 14, 2011


What Do you think?
Real or not?

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Gotta Love that 'Harper"

Harper felt his pride swell, amongst other things. “God, do you know what a spitfire you are? Jonas could never have kept up with you. Why, I don’t even know if I can.” He closed the space between them then tilted her chin upward with his forefinger. Her eyes dilated and widened when he bent down and kissed her gently on her pink lips, but she didn’t pull away. “You see, Chantel, when two people are as attracted physically to one another as we are, nothing else matters. Physically and mentally we are matched and god only knows how we’re going to get though this, but we will. Wait until my aunt meets you; she’ll be begging me to marry you.”

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

And More Snippets.....

Harper stood in the shadows of the hotel patio and watched the mayor of Elkhorn drive her buggy past him. He was well hidden in the dark, and was glad she didn’t notice him as she drove by. He’d been coming to Elkhorn Pass for the last two years and had actually only lived at gold center for a few months but had never stopped in the town of Elk-horn until tonight. He took a long drag off his cigar then threw it to the ground before squashing it under his boot. “Lady Aubuchon, Mayor of Elkhorn. A challenge I look for-ward to,” he drawled slowly from deep in his throat. He watched her until she was no longer visible under the moonlit night before he went back inside to join the others. He’d been on his way to deliver the gold, but now it would have to wait until he could build up more. The children would have to be patient; hell, he would have to be patient now. His schedule was beginning to stretch out further and further. His aunt would never release him from their agreement until the children were safe and secure. And neither would he

Read more "Desperate hearts" 

Have a great day,,,,

Diane Story

Monday, July 11, 2011

Little Snippets,,,

All he could see were her eyes, as dark as coal under-neath thick lashes that stared at him from behind her bandana. Her voice was deep and sultry, drawing him in the same way a black widow draws in her prey. Oh yes, this woman was deadly. No doubt about it, he would have to be careful if he wanted to live to see another day. Tipping his hat, he stepped forward cautiously. “Why yes, ma’am, my name is Harper Barnes.” He smiled when she took a step backward. “Pray tell! To what do I owe the pleasure of your visit on this fine day?”
Chantel scrutinized him. He was tall, lean and terribly handsome. Dressed in a pair of those new denim breeches from the East Coast she’d heard about and only seen in cata-logs from Mrs. Buckley’s shop. His gray eyes penetrated her, right down to her soul, making her feel as if he could read her mind. Pulling herself together and stepping back one more step, she answered his question. “Not that it makes any differ-ence to the likes of you, but you’ve taken what doesn’t belong
to you, Mr. Barnes. I’m just here to take it back to its rightful owners.”

Harper nearly slumped forward from the lash of her tongue. God, he longed to rip that bandanna from her face. “Oh, I see now. You must belong to the Sumpter gang. I didn’t know they had a woman riding with them.” He could tell she was frowning underneath her bandana. “What’s the going rate nowadays for a woman bandit? Five or ten dollars? Why, I bet the men get at least double that.”
“Shut-up!” Chantel yelled."

Want to read more? Check out "Desperate Hearts" and get your copy today.

Have a fun day,
Diane Story

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

June 2011 Contest winner

What a nice month June was. Beautiful weather and lots of fun.

Along with that, I am happy to announce my June 2011 contest winner. 
Congratulations to: Allison Reed
She will receive the M&M dispenser and her favorite bag of M&M's to go with it.

Allison wrote a wonderful review on Amazon for my book "Desperate Hearts" Take a minute to check it out.

Have a great day,
Diane Story

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th Of July

On July 4th, 1776
This great nation, the United States of America,
In a struggle for what was right and free,
Was proudly born...
May we celebrate that precious freedom
For which our forbears fought so bravely...
The freedom that is inherent
In the Stars and Stripes, our revered flag...
Celebrate Freedom
This Fourth of July!
Have a fabulous Day....

Saturday, July 2, 2011

No Sale! :-(

Well, my father-in-laws e-bay items did not sell. But he's OK with that. We'll hold on to the items and maybe try it again in a year or so. 

It really can be horrible how some people respond to things like this. When TMZ contacted us for the story, we said sure, why not. Out of 37 comments, 99% were derogatory. 

The comments were really quite nasty. And very judgmental. I suppose we could have replied to all of those remarks with  some of our own. But why?  Our family's goal was to help out our father. If he could use the money for a nice trip or whatever he wanted,,, it is his right to do so.  

Who's worse? The Prostitute, the one buying the prostitute or the pimp? Regardless of what we might think, it is not our place to judge. We don't know the story of any of them.  So until we are in their shoes, we need to keep our opinions to ourselves.

Thanks to everyone out there who considered the items. If, and when we ever decide to re-post them, I'll send a blog.

My best,

Diane Story


TMZ Article....

TMZ Article

Have a great day,