Guest Book

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274 responses to “Guest Book

  1. Catherine B. McDonald

    I’ve just finished the first 4books. Between yelling ,laughing, and crying I can honestly say youwoman are a fine story teller. Never enjoyed so much in so short a time( 3. Days). Thankfully my husband is out of town. I’ve been staying up all night reading. Any who need to start on book 5. Thank you and God bless.

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    • Hi Catherine – Ah, there’s nothing like uninterrupted reading time! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the series that much – thank you for dropping by to tell me! I hope you like the rest of the books (and don’t forget to sleep now and then). ;-)

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  2. Jim

    I just read Spy High and loved it. You got her away from her computer and she has become even more awesome than before. I have been waiting for this book and now look forward to the next.

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  3. Gotta say I love the Spy series. Great characters, superb plots, and just enough suspense not to scare the crap out of me. lol

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  4. Jim Watson

    Spent all my free time over the last 3 weeks reading all 9 of your spy books.
    Hope you get number 10 done soon. I really enjoyed reading this story and must admit you have a devious mind. Keep up the great work.

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    • Thanks, Jim! Being told I have a devious mind is a great compliment, and I’m glad you enjoyed the series! :-) I’m hard at work on Book 10, and you can track my progress by clicking on the “Click here for details” link to the right, under the image of the book covers. The progress graph is also available on the Books page.

      Thanks again for visiting and commenting!

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  5. Sue Weinberg

    Ditto- it sounds amazing, I would love to see it!
    I’m curious- what do the cavalry do? I used to be involved in a horse jousting group;not actual combat; we put on shows at Ren Faires. We would do mounted games like rings and quintain, mock combat. and jousting using breakaway lances (no one got knocked off their horses). Do they do something similar with the cavalry or are the horses there just to add to the atmosphere?

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  6. Sue Weinberg

    My armor is heavy leather body armor with steel arms/legs/shoulder/gauntlets and a steel bassinet helmet with a barred faceplate. When I fought with a sword I used a metal heater-shaped shield (shorter than a kite shield-think traditional shield-shape). When I fought with a spear or polearm/glaive I did not use a shield.

    I have worn chainmail although not to fight in. It’s pretty and moves well, and is good protection against real (edged) weapons, but for safety we fight with rattan weapons, and chainmail is not great protection, the force of the blow goes right thru it rather than being spread out by more rigid armor. I did know people who fought in chainmail but I never did understand it, except that they wanted to be more authentic.

    Our fighting is not separated by age/gender/size. I am a 5′ female; when I started fighting there were very few women fighters so most of my opponents were men twice my size/weight. I had a ball!!! Some tournaments do limit participation based on experience so new fighters can compete against others with similar experience/skills. Or there might be a tournament for a specific weapon type, but in general anyone can end up fighting any other authorized fighter.

    And BTW, Diane, a lot of people think I’m crazy too, but we both know the truth about adrenaline-fueled fighting highs, right? It’s FUN!

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    • LOL! Reminds me of that joke, “It’s all in good fun until somebody loses an eye… then it’s a sport!” You and Richard are certainly broadening my vocabulary with all these medieval terms. The next time I see anything medieval, I’ll be thinking of you both!

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    • We also let women on the field it is one of our few compromises with authenticity. No one is stupid enough to underestimate the ladies. Mail with out the padding of a hauberk is a very silly idea for the reasons Sue mentions.

      If either of you is ever in England during the summertime try to get in contact and see if we have a show on. But the best time of all will be October 2016 at Battle. On the nearest weekend to the original battle just about every early medieval re-enactor in Euope will try and be there for the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, probably around a thousand fighters on the field, cavalry (no weopanry anywhere near the horses) and a good few non-combatants beside. I predict that the usurper Harold Godwinson will be vanquished and William the rightful king will take the throne. Normandieeeeeeeeeee! (apologies for the manic battle cry it sound better in the flesh)

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      • The Battle sounds like it’ll be an amazing spectacle! If by some chance I’m actually on your side of the pond in October 2016, I’ll definitely try to take it in. The thought of that battle cry coming from a thousand throats is sending a chill down my spine!

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  7. Sue Weinberg

    Oh, the bruises are part of the fun (I know, it sounds weird, but it’s true). I fought in the SCA for years, and when I lose a bit of weight and fit back in my armor I would like to get back into it. You don’t notice the bruises while you are fighting- too much adrenaline-and afterwards you can compare the pretty colors of your battles scars. And the bruising makes you a better fighter-it’s incentive to improve your blocking technique.
    The castles do sound really cool!!!

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    • Owning your own armour is approximately the coolest thing ever! And you’re making me feel a lot better – everybody looks at me like I’m nuts when I get hurt kickboxing, so I’m glad I’m not the crazy one out there! :-)

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      • The one time I was a combatant I had a thick padded linen gambeson to absorb the impact under chain mail with a full face helm in my head again padded with a quilted linen arming cap underneath. Add to this a wooden kite shield which defends from knee to shoulder height and I took on a hefty rugby/American football player 3 decades my junior. I gave him flying lessons and he still got up and carried on. Just for the record I am not fit or terribly keen on pain but I would do it again if we were really short of warriors.

        Cripes ,Amazon.co.uk sell gambeson’s though I wouldn’t use any of them on the field, they are strictly for show.

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  8. Richard White

    I have just read my first Aden novel and loved it. Whilst a good story is important for me so are well written characters. I got both and putting it down tested my will power. I am delighted to find it is a series. Also like many others it is enjoyable to have a heroine who is a mature individual.

    Richard

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    • Thanks, Richard – I’m so glad you enjoyed Never Say Spy! And thank you for dropping by to let me know – you gave me my first smile of the day. :-)

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      • Glad I made you smile. I also posted a review on Amazon.co.uk to try and entice some more Brits to try you out.

        Off now to plan my own virtual reality – medieval re-enactment. I have just received a list of which castles we get to play in this year.

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        • Oh, very cool! We have the Society for Creative Anachronism over here and every now and then they take over our archery range with their longbows and costumes. Is that similar to what you do?

          And thank you so much for taking time to do a review – I appreciate it! :-)

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          • Not really as we take great care to be historially accurate where as the SCA is more about creating their own reality. What it does mean is that we get invited to put on shows in some very cool places like Dover Castle. Even better we get to camp overnight in them. Also ourweopans are real as possible within the bunds of safety as our also accurate armour is pretty effective and you rarely get more than bruises.

            I only go on the battlefield when they really are desparate for numbers being in my late fifties and nowhere near as fit as other that could be mentioned. I normally enjoy myself playing a mouthy cleric of some variety as 11/12th century clergy did not consider being politically correct a priority. For instance Bishop Odo of Bayeux commanded the rear gaurd at Hastings.

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  9. Jane

    Picked up the first book in the series as a free kindle book but quickly bought the others. Obsessively read them – finished two of them in a single day! Saved books 8 & 9 for a cross-country flight this weekend. Finished both the first day and then didn’t have anything to read on the way back. :(

    So maybe, just maybe a certain red head can help Stemp figure out a way to take over his parents mission and bring his wife and daughter to stay there too so they can finally be a real family.

    I would propose possible solutions to the John/Arnie deal – but I haven’t a clue unless the story about Stemp’s parents was a hint as to what is to come with their love triangle.

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    • Hi Jane – Thanks, it makes my day to hear how you devoured the series! :-D I feel your pain, though – there’s nothing worse than running out of reading material with a whole flight ahead of you.

      And I’m never quite sure what my characters are going to do, so I guess we’ll all have to wait and see what happens. Somehow Aydan’s solutions rarely turn out exactly the way she’d planned them…

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  10. Dianne Reynolds

    I really enjoy reading your books. You have the perfect mix of love mystery and humor. Keep up the good work.

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  11. Karen

    I join with many others who have dropped out of our lives to obsessively read the entire series non-stop. I really really want these characters to be real! I want to go and hang out with them at the bar and take self-defense with them and ride on the back of Arnie’s motorcycle. I am actually grieving that I cannot do these things. And having binged on 9 books, I am going to be crazy by the time #10 arrives. Please do whatever it is you do to be inspired to write more and more. Thanks for giving me my “me” time and my escape – it makes my real life seem less daunting!
    – 49 yo (50 in 2 months!) mom to 3 boys (youngest is 8 – yea, I know!) wife to the same man for 25+ years (how did I get to be old enough to have done anything for 25 years?) and feeling unexpectedly motivated to get in shape because of your books, dang you! :)

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    • LOL! Oops, sorry about that. My bad. Maybe you should lie down until the urge passes…

      Wow, I have huge respect for anyone who’s capable of raising children and still finding time to read in between the 24/7 on-call duties. And I know exactly what you mean about the age thing – whose idea was it to sneak into my house at night and replace my body while I slept?!?

      I’m so glad you loved the series – thank you! I kinda want the characters to be real, too, but at least I get to spend most of my days with them without any actual danger. I think it’s the best of both worlds! ;-)

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  12. Rita Jones

    Just finished book 9 of my Spy marathon…..could not put them down!! I cried, I laughed, and felt I was there every step of the way. Favorite character, Aydan of course, but favorite lover, now that’s a hard one. I adore Arnie and all their back and forth bantering…..but I have to root for John. While Arnie adores Aydan and even loves her in his own way, I think for John, she is his one and only(second to his job, of course!) So, my vote goes to John, and hopefully there is an ever after for them in their future.
    Thanks for transporting me to another world, if only for a short time. I look forward to #10!

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    • Hi Rita – It makes my day to hear that you got so immersed in the series! I’m never quite sure what my characters are going to do next, so I guess we’ll all have to wait and see how it turns out. ;-)

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting – I appreciate it!

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  13. patricia jones

    You are AWESOME! I just finished reading book 9. My favorite part was the scene with Arnie and Ayden in the tent and all the condom references. I laughed until I cried. Thanks for creating such great series with wonderful characters. I can’t wait for 10!

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    • Thanks, I’m so glad you got some belly laughs! I laughed myself silly(er) writing that scene, too. I love writing this series because I never know what my characters are going to do or say.

      Off to work on Book 10 now, and find out what comes next… :-)

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  14. Patrick

    As promised I bought Book 8 and just finished book nine. Both were most enjoyable and an interesting shift in the overall storyline. I’m anxious to see where this goes. BUT in keeping with your request for pointing out inconsistencies I must mention Book 9 and the role Nichele plays at the commune. I get she is a distraction to the bigger issues Aydan is facing but you have her passed out in the hands of Ratface. We know (others don’t yet) how that ends but you later note that she and Aurora (i think) steal some of Skidmark’s pot and that is how she loses touch with the events of the night. Eventually Nichele regains consciousness and fusses with her hair etc etc. My question is just how did Nichele get so wasted as to lose it. Couldn’t have been from Skidmarks stash could it, given that he grew his pot to be essentially impotent.

    Hopes for the future: Get rid of the cowboy/neighbor. Kane, Arnie, Stemp aren’t so insecure as to have little “pissing contests” over a girl. Develop the relationship with Stemp’s parents. Cool, enigmatic characters. I want to know Spider better.

    Target date for Book 10? that’s all for now. Thanks.

    Pat..

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    • Hi Patrick – Argh, that inconsistency in Book 9 was just a matter of me not explaining well enough. Sorry about that – I get so caught up in writing the story that I forget that my readers don’t know everything that’s going on inside my head. Ratface actually drugged Nichele – it wasn’t anything to do with the pot. I should have clarified that in the scene where Karma is examining her. I’ll get that fixed, and thanks for pointing it out. But I can’t make any promises about Tom. ;-)

      Right now I’m planning to release Book 10 toward the end of this year, but that may change (hopefully get earlier) as I get farther into the writing phase.

      Thanks for commenting!

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  15. Liisa Michelle Harkness

    love love love the spies series ….am just starting book 5 now. keep up the great work !!!

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  16. Sue Weinberg

    Yes, I’m caught up on my sleep a bit, thanks.

    Your realistic character portrayals and the exciting twists and turns of Ayden’s relationships as well as her creativity and outside-the-box thinking have hooked me.

    I have to tell you that I actually see a lot of myself in Ayden. I’ve got 10 years on her and I’m short and brunette, but I have never gone for “girly” stuff. I wear jeans/sweats/t-shirts/sweatshirts almost exclusively (I will wear a dress maybe three times a year for religious services-primarily to keep my mom happy; fortunately jeans are OK to wear at work), I always wear a waist pack instead of carrying a purse, I ride a motorcycle, I have my dad’s old 22 rifle along with a couple of other guns (but I’m not nearly as good a shot as Ayden), and my absolute best friend (but without benefits) for the past 40 years is a guy-we were Best Person/Person of Honor at each other’s weddings. So I can definitely relate to your characters.

    When I read books with sex scenes I generally just skim them, I’m more interested in the story than the bedroom details, but I read and enjoy every word of your books.

    Do you ever travel for book signings? I would love to meet you in person. Based on your books I’m betting that you are an incredible person! I’m in Iowa-although right now our weather is very Canadian -cold and snow.

    Sue

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    • I thought I’d replied yesterday, but I guess WordPress ate my comment. Computers… they’re great when they work…

      Thank you for the lovely compliment! It sounds as though you and Aydan could be sisters. The three of us could all hang out together (though I’m not sure the rest of the world is ready for that). ;-)

      I haven’t done any travelling specifically for book signings, but I’ve been thinking of throwing in some personal appearances whenever I’m out and about if there’s enough interest. I’m not much of a traveler, but I do get around a bit. I’ve never been to Iowa, so who knows? And hey, if I get invitations to speak at a few libraries/bookstores/whatever in the same general vicinity, I might be able to swing a trip specifically for that. I guess we’ll see…

      If I’m going to be doing any personal appearances I’ll announce it in my weekly blogs and post it on the News page and on Facebook. Thanks for asking!

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  17. Sue Weinberg

    Just wanted you to know that you are personally responsible for my averaging 5 hours of sleep most nights for the last several weeks. I just finished reading the whole series straight thru for the second time (I finished #9 and started on #1 again). LOVED all the books, and I can’t wait for the next one (next two, next three, next ten…).

    I hope you develop a relationship between Stemp and his parents, as well as Ayden and John, but I also love Hellhound and the way he and Ayden relate. It’s wonderful seeing true friendship cross gender barriers, it’s portrayed very realistically.

    Keep up the great writing, you’ve got a loyal fan here!

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    • Oh, ouch! Five hours a night is brutal – I hope you’re resting up now. I’d apologize, but I’m actually pumped that you loved the series that much! :-D

      I love my characters, so it’s great to hear that you’ve really connected with them. There are lots of times when I’m writing a scene and my jaw drops and I go, “Holy shit, I didn’t know that about _________!” So I’m sure we’ll find out more about Stemp and his parents, and lots of other little details that even I don’t know yet.

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting – I really appreciate the encouragement!

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  18. Judy

    Hi Diane, OMG – I’m crazy about your series. I downloaded your first book last week and I’m now on your 5th. I’ve already downloaded the rest and can’t wait to finish them. I read at night until the wee hours hiding my kindle under the covers to not wake my husband, I read when I take a break at work, I read while brushing my teeth. I can’t remember the last time I was so totally into a series. I’m totally addicted to the humanity and warmth of these eccentric and intelligent characters. I love the passion and the suspense. Your writing is clever and witty and your story is unique and fresh. (I also love that you’re a fellow Canadian). I’ve recommended your series to my mother in law and friends. For me it’s Kane and only Kane all the way!

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    • Hi Judy – Nice to “meet” a fellow Canadian! And, aha – another player for Team Kane. I hope you voted in the poll (lower right sidebar). Not that I’m making any promises about how it’ll all turn out, but… you never know… ;-)

      I’m so flattered that you’re caught up in the series – it makes my day to hear that! Thank you for your kind words, and thank you, too, for recommending my books to your family and friends. I really appreciate your support!

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  19. Lisa Keefner

    I just finished (for the second time) Spy High. I have to express how much I love your twisty tales. I wanted so much to savor it and delay my gratification, but was unable. “Just one more chapter,” was a promise to myself I couldn’t keep. I guess I’ll just have to accept delayed gratification as I wait for Ayden’s next adventure!

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  20. John Ward

    awesome reading.

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  21. BJVP

    Thanks for offering your first book for free. I have read all nine in the last week and wish you had nine more in print with more on the way. Love that Aydan is an older woman; we are not used up after 30 and it’s great to see a ‘real’ person with the smarts and savy of a woman who has ‘been there and done that’ and isn’t afraid to stand up for herself even when her confidence is low. Love the men characters, too, although there are times I’d like to wring Stemp’s neck, too. You keep him human and I like to see his character develop. Please keep writing this series.

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    • Wow, nine in a week! Thanks for reading, and I’m glad you enjoyed Aydan and her adventures! The fun of writing Stemp is that he’s so thoroughly annoying to Aydan, but from his perspective he’s just trying to do his job and Aydan is a giant pain in his ass, too.

      And I’ll definitely keep writing – I’m having too much fun to stop! Thanks for dropping by! :-)

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  22. Just finished your book. Loved it. About 2 weeks ago I downloaded book bob, ad I got your first book free 2 days ago. I have never reviewed a book before. I tried your link concerning how to review but could not connect. I was hooked from the first page. The characters were engaging. The one liners made me laugh. I could not put the book down. I give you 5 stars. I am a Canadian and never knew we had such great talent here in Canada! Where do I find more of your books? I will gladly buy them all. Loved the Star Trek references too. Keep up the great work. You have a wonderful imagination. If your books get made into a movie count me in.

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    • Hi Deborah – Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed Never Say Spy and that you got some laughs. It’s nice to “meet” a fellow Canadian! :-) I don’t know what device you’re using to read your ebooks, so here’s a link to the purchasing info for all my books through all available channels: http://www.dianehenders.com/buy-books.html#2. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series!

      And it would be great fun to see them made into movies – who knows; it could happen… :-)

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  23. Nancy

    Great book. Lots of action and the plot has depth. And it takes place in Canada. Who knew Canadians could write more than literary masterpieces?I also enjoy a middle-aged heroine who can kick a–. I got the first book free from Book Bub, but will certainly buy the others. I can see how to write a review on Amazon, but what about on a Canadian booksellers’ website?

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  24. Mary Nash

    I love this series, your mixture of suspense and humor makes a great read. There hasn’t been one of your books that I haven’t finished in one sitting. Just for reference when I get mad or frustrated the f bombs fly like crazy, sometimes a girl just can’t help it.

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  25. Patrick

    Hi Diane, First off I just finished Book 5. The series makes for an interesting read in that it is fast moving, keeps my attention and has likable characters. I do wish there were a few more “hate-able” ones though.
    You did ask for some technical corrections so this is a minor criticism mentionable only because I tend to be a bit anal anyway. In book 3 (or 4 I forget) Aydan borrows the beat up Caprice that has the hot engine and was used to win its share of pink slips. In that part of the story you mention the Hurst Shifter which is a racing set up. So far so good. I recognized it and knew that car to be a stick shift. Later Aydan and Dave are waiting for Arnie and anticipate the need for a fast getaway. You have her with one foot on the brake and one on the gas. That says automatic transmission to me. Also you mention pulling the shift into gear at one point which also says automatic. At one point accelerating through the gears she chirps the tires with each shift. That says manual transmission. I don’t recall the mention of a clutch being used anywhere.
    Ok, ok I know this is nit picky but stuff like this always sticks out to me but hey, you asked.
    Next week when the kids and grand kids go home I’ll lean back in my old chair with book 6. Keep up the good work.

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    • Hi Patrick! Agh, good catch! I hate it when I screw up like that, but I really appreciate you telling me – I’ll get it fixed ASAP. The Caprice was definitely supposed to be a manual transmission, and I can’t believe I missed the inconsistencies. Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out… ;-)

      I’m glad you’re enjoying the series, and thanks again for helping me improve!

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      • Patrick

        Ok. As promised I spent time in my old chair and finished book 6. I’m a little pressed for time and will comment more later but do a search for “whale” and consider that “wail” might have been the appropriate verb.

        Whale on.. or wail on..

        I know it’s picky but I sense you are as picky as i am about some of the “small stuff”.
        Regards
        Patrick..

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        • Hi Patrick – Thanks for checking in! That was a word I struggled with, too. I didn’t consider “wail” since it has other connotations, but I did consider “wale” (as in the wale of corduroy, also meaning “welt”, which seemed appropriate considering the context). But that got flagged as a spelling mistake even though it wasn’t, so in the end I went with “whale”, as in “whale the tar out of”, per both the Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries.

          It still looks odd in print, though – maybe I should have just chosen a different word entirely. ;-)

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  26. starr

    I loved your first book. I downloaded for free. I love good funny mysteries.
    Our library system does not carry your books, but I will see if any of the used book stores that I go to has any, as I can’t really afford to buy or download new books.
    Have read the expert from your second book and loved it.
    Sincerely Yours

    Starr

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    • Hi Starr! Thanks, I’m glad you loved Never Say Spy! My books are slowly making their way into library systems, and sometimes they’ll bring them in if you request them. My books are all available through the Ingram Advance Catalogue and most libraries can order from there.

      Thank you for taking the time to drop by and comment – I appreciate it! :-)

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  27. moondance4me

    Bob, you may be right in some way, about the frequency of the “F” bomb. However, in the real world, those types of characters, in their settings, would just not be saying “gosh darn the gawl darn luck anyway! Golly!”
    Just enjoy the plots and the interactions of the characters and you’ll love the whole package.

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  28. Dave

    Just wanted to say that I am really enjoying your novels,and I’m happy that you decided to share them with the world.gotta go and start reading #3.

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  29. Laura

    Love, Love Love your books!! Read the first one and was hooked, finished them all with in a week. They were so awesome I was staying up till 2:30am and hating the 6am alarm. I was so happy when Sat came and it was raining. I camped out on couch and told my boys to just use the microwave…
    Wow Diane , your are such a good writer. I’m so glad I found your series and can not wait till book 9 arrives😋 I’m telling all my friends to read these, they are great! The characters were so relatable and real, in some parts I was laughing out loud. Redheads rock… I could so totally picture what was going on.(temper, passion and Lucy moments) I’m voting for John, but love Arnie as well, ok so I’m torn a little,but can’t wait to see what’s up with all the characters in book 9. Keep up the terrific work Diane!!!

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    • Ouch, three and a half hours of sleep! That must have made for a lo-o-o-ong week! Thank you so much for your lovely compliments, and for recommending me to your friends – I really appreciate that. And I’m glad you got some laughs – I love writing this series so much, I’m often laughing while I write. It’s so cool to find other people who connect with my warped sense of humour. ;-)

      Thanks for taking the time to write such encouraging comments – you made my day! :-D

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  30. Barbara Guzman

    I just discovered your books, and promptly read all 8 in a row in the last week. I Am really looking forward to the next one, do you have an anticipated release date? Aydan’s relationships, even when she denies having them, are both hilarious and sad. I’m not sure if I’m rooting for Arnie, John or both! Thanks for writing books that a 45 year old lawyer, mother and wife couldn’t put down! At least now I won’t get up at 3:30am to finish one of the books (until the next one anyway).

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    • Hi Barbara! I’d apologize for your lost sleep, but it wouldn’t be sincere – I’m so flattered that you made time for my books in what must be a crazy-busy life! :-)

      Book 9 is scheduled for release in early 2015. I’m aiming for January, but it may end up to be February. You can track my progress on the Books page at this link: http://blog.dianehenders.com/books/#9. I update the graph weekly, usually on Wednesdays when I publish my blog posts.

      Thank you for taking the time to drop by and comment – I’m so glad you’re enjoying the series!

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  31. Hi Mel – You’re right, my books definitely aren’t for everybody. I’m sorry you were offended.

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    • June

      Hey Mel, get a life! The series is for entertainment! Diane even responded so politely. The rest of us enjoyed Aydan!!

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      • moondance4me

        LOL! Yes June, and you saw where she said “after I finish the book, I’ll throw it in the trash!” Not before she finishes, but after. Kinda says it all doesn’t it? hahaha

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        • June

          Big time! I’m an avid reader and enjoy getting lost in a book. If I come across something I find offensive, I stop reading it AT THAT POINT and move onto something else. What’s with these people??? I like the old saying I grew up on “if you haven’t got anything nice to say, DON’T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!!” Who is this “Mel”, a NY Times Book critic?? Anyway, I am patiently waiting for Book 9. BRING IT ON!!!

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          • moondance4me

            Same here. I take critics views with a gain of salt. I have to find out for myself. Diane’s books have racey content sure, but, in the context of the story it all works. I had a teacher once that said, actually said it in class, “If you hit your thumb with a hammer, saying gosh darn the luck anyway, darn it! just doesn’t fit the emotion you feel at the time. Hence we tend to swear!” We were discussing rage moments and emotions and how different things have different outcomes. I guess Mel, and others like her/him are likened to the book burners of days gone by. Unfortunately, there are still some out there. On a cold Winters night, curled into my blankey I’ll take any of Diane’s books before Chaucer or Hemingway. I want to lose myself in her stories, not have to think about the hidden meaning of something. LOL!
            And, I didn’t mean to fill the guest book with rambling. Sorry Diane. ;)

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          • June

            Maybe Mel should read “Fifty Shades of Grey” and then let’s see what he or she says about Diane’s books!! LOL!! By the way, I don’t think you were rambling with your reply. It’s good to know there are still great teachers out there and you were lucky enough to have one!! I was an English major and still enjoy a racy, trashy novel!! I already read the classics and the required reading, and yes, the Bible too. But there’s a whole world out there! I fell in love with Robert Ludlum’s espionage books and read everything he ever wrote. Then he passed away (phooey!!). Diane has now filled that spot! Thanks D!!

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  32. Tammy

    I love your Aydan Kelly books and plan to read the whole series!

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  33. Rebecca

    I love Hellhound. I keep wishing he was real and that I could run into him somewhere and take him home with me. My mom put me onto your books. I am a 40 something redhead, too, although that about ends my similarity to Ayden. Read the series to date in just under a week. Looking forward to the next installment. Hope Hellhound is in it a LOT. Thanks for the wonderful hours absorbed in their lives.

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    • Thanks, Rebecca! I love Hellhound, too – I have so much fun writing him. I love all the characters, of course… but Hellhound surprises me and makes me smile more often than any of the others. I never know what he’s going to do next!

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying the series – thank you for coming by to tell me, and please pass on my thanks to your mom for recommending my books! :-)

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  34. JeanneKK

    I learned about you from a FB friend. I can’t find you on Audible. Are there plans to record your series?

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    • Hi Jeanne – thanks for dropping by! Yes, I’m getting ready to have the first book recorded. After that, I’ll see about the rest of the series.

      I actually recorded half of Never Say Spy some time ago, but I’m not satisfied with my narrating ability and it takes too much time away from my writing. Hiring a narrator is a pricey endeavor and I want to make sure I get exactly the right voice, so I’m taking my time, but it’s definitely in the works. :-)

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  35. Dawn carpmail

    I Love Ayden Kelly , i have read and enjoyed every book in the series , thank you for writting such breilliant books

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  36. Sally

    Please hurry up with the writing don’t know how I’m going to wait till 2015!! Quite simply the best series of books I have ever read started the first one a month ago and have just finished the last one. Will now have to start all over again!

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    • I’m hurrying! ;-) I’m already having fun with the new characters in Book 9. And thank you for the lovely compliment, too. I’m glad you enjoyed the series, and thanks for dropping by to tell me!

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  37. moondance4me

    I was in the process of my 2d reading of #8 when hubby asked me what on earth could I get out of reading a book more once or twice? I was having a “moment” trying to pick the words right when I read a passage where Ayden was conversing with Spider about a current situation. You described her as taking too big a bite of an energy bar and the half chewed lump went down painfully. That’s it, It’s that all too familiar detail that we all have had happen to us. The details of the small things, the details that we mortal human beings experience and feel every day, many times over is what brings your characters and stories to life. We find ourselves “in” the story. We are there, hiding in the corners, climbing that wall and landing in dog poo, experiencing our socks sticking to icy snow while trying to hurry back to a warm place, LOL. You have a gift that everyone that reads your stories should feel blessed for having read them.
    How’d you get so much talent? hahaha Nope, don’t want to know, I just want to keep reading your stories. Now I can explain to hubby what to look for in a good author.

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  38. moondance4me

    Just wanted you to know that I’ve finished book #7, again! LOL I’m bringing myself up to date in prep for #8. I’ve read your series at least 3-4 times already, and yes, it’s that good and then some. #7 had me going all over again with laughter, tears, anxiety, the whole nine yards. Close to the end, Kane, Ayden, the plane, Ayden with the shoe hugged close to her heart, Hellhound, his black fatigues, Spider, the ring, the party, I mean……JEEZE! How can I NOT keep following this series! I will give no spoilers here, new readers have to find out for themselves, but mercy, these characters should be closely guarded as yours and yours alone. And of course the readers that will be hooked as I am. I have read many books of all kinds. I have perhaps 4 authors that I pay attention to and you are at the top of the list as you are the only one that I absolutely follow. Wonderful writing young lady, wonderful writing.

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    • Thank you! I’m so flattered that you consider the series to be worth multiple re-readings. :-D And I so appreciate your encouraging words! I love writing, but “giving birth” to a book is exhausting and stressful toward the end, so it’s great to get a boost now while my beta readers are doing their thing and I’m getting ready for the final push to production.

      I hope you’ll enjoy Book 8 (…and one of the other things on my to-do list this week is to choose a title for it…) ;-)

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  39. Debbie Oxier

    Just finished Never Say Spy and must say I really enjoyed it. I am looking forward to the next installment.

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  40. Jamis

    Enjoyed the story line. I like stories that have strong women in them some of the language was rough but thats not what makes your character strong anyway. You are a beautiful lady will continue on with the series and the adventure
    Thanks for a good read

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  41. Donna Lewis

    Great books. Keep writing.

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  42. Tracey Simonds

    Hi Diane your red headed MI5 wannabe clone from the UK here – just wanted to say thank you so much for books 1-4 and what I have read so far of book 5, this series has made my year – the storylines and characters, are just getting better and better – keep them coming – literally!!

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  43. I AM A fan of Aryan but, I feel the character you have described doesn’t fit with the outrageous profanity. BEEN IN THE FEDERAL LAW SYSTEM FOREVER AND NEVER HEARD THAT LANGUAGE UNLESS PERSON DOPED OUT OR EXCESS ALCOHOL. LOVE ADYAN AND THAT SERIES. KEEP THEM COMING

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    • Hi Bev – I do take quite a bit of “artistic license” with Aydan’s language – her verbal filters vanish fast when she’s scared or hurt, and it’s no-holds-barred when she’s just inside her own head. I think as a general rule Canadians tend to be more foul-mouthed than our U.S. friends… though I’ve heard that doesn’t hold true in places like New Jersey… ;-)

      Anyway, I hope you found Kane and Stemp and the other law enforcement characters believable, and I’m so glad you enjoyed the series. Thanks for dropping by to comment!

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  44. Laurie

    Just finished reading ‘Never Say Spy’, and loved it!! Can’t wait to read the next book. Aydan rocks!

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  45. chip..

    I really enjoyed your book. I hated to put it down. Cannot wait to read the next one.

    CS

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  46. caron

    hi there, have just finished reading never say spy.. and i loved it!!! the combination of vulnerability and downright over the topness of Ayden… brilliant . and i loved Hellhound too. will be buying others for my e-reader!!!

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    • Hi! I’m so glad you enjoyed Never Say Spy! I’m glad you loved Hellhound, too – I have so much fun writing him. Thanks for coming by to tell me, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series! :-)

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  47. Tracey Simond

    Now that would make for an. Interesting book! :-D

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  48. Tracey Simonds

    HI Diane, I just wanted to say thanks do much for your books, I’d been reading some pretty heavy stuff and had had enough and needed something that made me enjoy reading again and not dread what might be coming on the next page. As a 48 year old 5 foot 10 redhead from the UK myself having her own mid life crisis (and who had always wanted to join MI5 as a child but thought that was no go being so tall with the red hair and all) I am now living vicariously through Aydan (and without the risk of having to find a Kane for the juicy stuff). It is so refreshing to read about a heroine who, as you say, is at her prime and who has got the balls and guts to do and say things many people only dream of (including her potty mouth) So what if her knees creak from time to time. At least she gets more than enough ‘knee tremblers’ as well (a UK expression which I think pretty much sums up some of her ‘leisure’ activities. So keep them coming, the free book did the job getting me on board and am on book 3 and very much looking forward to the rest. Thanks again! Tracey

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    • Hi Tracey –
      How cool to hear from an almost-twin in the UK! And how fascinating that you wanted to join MI5 – now I’m wondering what would have motivated young you to think of that career. When I was a kid, I wouldn’t have even known something like that existed. (Mind you, I grew up in the back of beyond, so I wasn’t exactly cosmopolitan in my tastes.) ;-)

      Anyway, I’m so glad you’re enjoying the series – thank you for dropping by. Your comment is a great start to my day! Off to write some more on Book 8 now…

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      • Tracey Simonds

        Thank you for your lovely reply, good luck with Book 8, am so looking forward to reading them all…! (PS growing up an army child might have had something to do with that urge to join MI5, don’t think that was normal for young girls in the 70’s!)

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  49. Angela

    Hi Diane,
    Just finished spy, spy away.Absolutely loved it, to the point where other things were being put aside, hmmmm..
    I have to say, my heart thudded into my stomach when Kane reunited with his old flame Yana and then went ahead and married her. Seriously your writing was so believe able, that I felt that I was Aydan & then some.
    Truly a terrific read & now I’m itching for book no. 9
    Can’t wait, many thanks
    Ang
    Melbourne, Australia

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  50. Holly

    Diane..
    oh I’m soo hooked.. emagine I work in a kitchen back in the corner by myself.. reading my spy series books.. and you make me laugh out loud! then when I was reading about Kanes funeral.. I sobbed.. omg .. you carry me throuh the story and make me feel it! please.. KEEP WRITTING! and don’t change a thing!

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    • moondance4me

      I have to respond to this one! One box of tissues wasn’t enough for me on that one. I almost got the hiccups from crying. Here’s a hint for another box to keep handy. I won’t mention which book it’s in but stay tuned! Later on I almost died when another “situation” came up. I actually put my Kindle down and had to walk around asking myself, “What is wrong with Diane Henders? How could she do this? There’s got to be an explanation, PLEEEEESE! ” Tissues handy is a must here. Stay with this series, as long as it continues. And stay with Diane, it’s simply become a “must do” with my time. I check on the progress chart practically daily. These characters have become family almost. LOL

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    • Thanks so much to both of you! It’s so great to get this kind of encouragement. I’m glad you’re getting belly laughs, and I’d apologize for the tears, but I’m hoping they’re the “good” kind. :-)

      I really appreciate you taking the time to come by here and make my day – thanks again!

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  51. Lee Ann

    I just wanted to say that I really like your website. I know I can get a good laugh on your site and feel alot better when I have had a bad day. I just wanted to say a big THANKS FOR MAKING A BAD DAY BETTER!

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  52. June Mozian

    Hey Diane! June here! OMG! Just finished Book 7! WOW! Well done! Had a tough time tearing myself away to go back to work after lunch! It takes 5 minutes to eat a sandwich or a yogurt which gives me 55 minutes of undivided attention to your book! I couldn’t focus back on work!! LOL Can’t wait for Book 8. I’m just lovin’ those Aydan & Kane spontaneous combustion get-together’s!! It makes going back to work damn near impossible! Wish I could get paid to read!!! Thanks for the laughs, the cries and oh yeah all that “hot stuff”! You made Aydan so driven in this book! She’s really on the “GO GET FUZZY BUNNY & TAKE ‘EM DOWN” ride. I guess we haven’t seen the end of Parr & wife. I don’t want to say any more and ruin it for anyone who hasn’t read 7 yet. Oh, by the way, you asked for a star rating………..how ’bout a 10?!?!!!

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    • Thanks for my morning lift, June – it’s so great to wake up to such wonderful compliments! Yep, Aydan’s going after FB hard (notice how I refrained from making any “hard” double entendres there). :-)

      I’m hoping for some quality time on Book 8 this week – I’m just over 10% done and it’s going well…

      Thanks again for making my day!

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      • June Mozian

        Good! Glad I made your day! Now, you can work on Book 8, but don’t burn out!! Have some champagne and strawberries (or beer and chips…….whatever trips your trigger!)…..and write some more……go shopping for nothing in particular……….and write some more………have a romantic date night with hubby……….and write some more. I guess you get my drift! Oh, and by all means, DON’T FORGET THE CHOCOLATE!!! May your imagination fly!!!!!!

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  53. Sheila Humphrey

    I love your Spy Series!! I got the first one as a free download, read it and was hooked. I’m now on the sixth book and it won’t take me long to finish it and get to the seventh. Reading your series is my past time on the treadmill. I can get 5 miles in and it doesn’t seem like I’ve been on it that long at all. I hope it will not take long for the 8th book to come out!

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    • Hi Sheila! That’s great, I’m so glad you’re enjoying the series! And how smart of you to read on the treadmill. I’d love to be able to write while I’m running on the treadmill, but I don’t think I have enough brain power or coordination to write and run at the same time. So far Book 8 is on schedule for release late this spring/early summer, but I’d love to have it out earlier – I’ll keep updating my progress here: http://blog.dianehenders.com/books/#8

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting – I appreciate it!

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  54. Lisa

    I REALLY tried to practice delayed gratification over this past weekend, but could not put down your latest creation. The timing could not have been better as we had some snow. I had snacks and warm Jammies and my nook. It was a slice of heaven.
    I so appreciate your humor (humour) and your brilliantly crafted characters. Can’t wait until the spring for the next adventure!

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  55. Hello Diane.
    My name’s Tom, and I’m astoundingly observant.
    I’ve just spotted your guestbook and instantly needed to leave a message! I shall now return to the ‘other side’ of the blog! Hope you’re having a good week!

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    • Hello, Tom, and welcome (as always)! :-) I’ve always thought those links across the top were too small to be conveniently noticeable, but I’m too cheap to pay for a custom theme and change them. But that’s okay – it’s always nice when one of my “regulars” discovers something new about my site! Hope you’re having a good week, too!

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  56. judith inselman

    Gads sorry but I a would love ayden and john together good for them and a happy ending for me

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  57. June

    Hello Diane! I’m another fan that got so hooked on the Never Say Spy series! I’ve read the first 6 and joined your list so I can get 7 as soon as it’s available. OMG! Haven’t enjoyed reading like this in years! I hope you NEVER run out of ideas for this series! Love the characters! You go girl!!

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    • Hi June – It’s so great to get such an enthusiastic endorsement – thank you! :-D I love writing my characters, and I’m pumped that you loved them, too. So far, every time I’ve thought I might be getting close to the end of the series, another character pipes up and says, “Hey, wait, what about…” and off I go again. So as long as they keep talking, I’ll keep writing.

      It’s normal to have voices in your head… isn’t it…? ;-)

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      • June

        Of course it is!!! Hahahaha!! That’s how ideas are born! I hope yours just keep on coming! By the way, how did you come up with “Fuzzy Bunny”? Such an innocent name for a such a sinister group!! Very cool!

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        • Thanks! I was actually going to name them something sinister-sounding, but then I thought, “Nah, that’s too predictable.” So I went with the opposite: “What’s the least-threatening thing I can think of on the spur of the moment?” And Fuzzy Bunny was born…

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          • June Mozian

            Absolutely outstanding!! By the way, I’ve been reading the other comments and your replies; everyone’s really enjoying this series! You’ve got a great sense of humor and real gift for passion……an unstoppable combination to keep a great story going. So glad Book 7 is almost ready!! Oh, I meant to ask you, is Kane based on a real person like someone you know? Sounds like a real hunk! Yahoo!

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            • Kane the character is 100% fantasy. Kane the hunk, however, is a composite of a couple of the guys who work out at my gym. Yep, love my gym time… wonder if I can write off my gym membership as “research”? ;-)

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  58. Carol Cunnynghamm

    Hi Diane, just read your first book inn the Never say Spy series and loved it! You had me on pins and needles from the start, and I will definitely purchase the complete series! All I can say is “Wow”!

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  59. Janet

    Fabulous.i got your free book to start with thank you for that.i enjoyed them so much I bought the others in the series.i have missed my bus stop to work on several occasion because I was so engrossed in my kindle reading the books.i give you a five star rating for every one.weldone.i will be looking to see if you are doing any more in the series.i have told all my friends at work and family about how I enjoyed them.i told them to buy them and have a dam good read and laugh.thank you so much.janet.

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    • Thanks, Janet! I take it as a wonderful compliment that you missed your bus stop – it’s great to hear you were that caught up in the story (but I hope it didn’t inconvenience you too much). :-) I’m glad you enjoyed the series, and thank you so much for recommending my books to your friends and family – I really appreciate that!

      Book 7, ‘Spy, Spy Away’ will be released this month, and there will be at least two more books after that – I hope you enjoy them. Thanks again for visiting and commenting!

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  60. Else

    Hi. Just finished “Never say spy” and loved it!Can’t wait to sit down and read the next one. Really looking forward to read all about Aydan:-)

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  61. Jane Kempfer

    I have consumed your Spy series too quickly. It is interesting that my husband wants to know about Aydan and “what’s happening” whenever I put my nook down. He is as curious as I am. He knows when I finish a book because I show him my sad face. I hate them to end. I am looking forward to book 7 and congratulate you on your success. Best wishes, Savannah

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    • Thanks – I’m glad you enjoyed the series! And you can tell your husband that lots of male readers enjoy the books, too, so he can satisfy his curiosity in good company. :-)

      I’m hoping to finish the draft of Book 7 this week, and then it’s off to the editors, so hopefully it will be on schedule for an early release in November or early December.

      Thanks for taking the time to drop by and comment – I really appreciate the encouragement now while I’m in the final intense writing stages!

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  62. mandy

    Hi. I have read 4 of your books., downloaded the next two ., I think they are terrific xxx. Mandy

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  63. Katherine Adlong

    I am a read-a-holic, lol. Never Say Spy is one of the best books I have read in a long, long time. When I find a book as thrilling, catching and just down right hard to put down, I know I have found an author I must watch! I read at least 1 book a day and will be going after your other books tomorrow! Aydanand Kane are two of the best written characters I have read in quite a while. Thanks for sharing your talent and allowing me and your readers to truly enjoy our reading experience.

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    • Wow, you really are voracious! That’s how I used to read, but it’s been hard to find reading time since I started writing. Thank you so much for your kind words – I’m glad you got a kick out of Aydan and Kane in Never Say Spy, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series. And thanks for coming by – it always makes my day to get lovely comments like yours!

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  64. Lisa

    I absolutely LOVE this series. I have read all 6, most in a single day. I really enjoy the characters because, let’s be serious, what woman in her right mind wouldn’t want guys like Hellhound or Kane around?! I have recommended this series to several friends who have all enjoyed them, as well. Anxiously awaiting number 7, and I will definitely start it on a day where I can be up all night without consequences! Which then means that I will anxiously await number 8.

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    • Hi Lisa –
      I’m so glad you loved the series – thanks for coming by to tell me! And thank you, too, for recommending my books. I really appreciate that.

      I’m lucky to have Kane and Hellhound living in my head, but it’s a good thing they don’t exist in real life – I’m not sure Hubby would approve. ;-)

      Book 7 is coming along nicely – it should definitely be out before Christmas, and I’m hoping for November. I’ll finish it within the next month or so, and then it will go to my editors and I’ll begin Book 8. Tentative release date for Book 8 will be June(ish) 2014, but that may change.

      Thanks for visiting!

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  65. Hey, Wolf’s Heart, if you’re out there – I tried to reply to your email but it bounced back undeliverable. Thanks for writing to me, and I’m sorry I couldn’t email you back.

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  66. Eric

    Fantastic characters, I read all six books in four days. Only slightly fast than the sequence of events in the books. Just couldn’t put them down no matter how hard I tried. Any thing you write in the future will be a joy to imagine.

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  67. BJ Boss

    after I read your first book in this series I couldn’t stop reading. Love your books and can’t wait for the next one. I just finished A Spy for a Spy!

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  68. Nancy in Iowa

    Caught up on all your Spy books and looking forward to the next. Like your ebook covers. Hellhound and Spider are my favorite supporting characters. Get a kick out of Lola and Dave too. Thanks for surrounding Aydan with interesting people.

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  69. Valerie

    I just wanted to drop in and say that I love your Spy Series. I had them done in only a few days, I just couldn’t stop reading them. I really am cheering though for John and Ayden!! Driving me crazy wanting to know if it will happen! :) Thank you for writing such a great series!!

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    • Welcome, Valerie! It’s so great to hear that you loved the books and you’re rooting for the characters. I’ll offer a (slightly insincere) apology for driving you crazy… ;-)

      I really appreciate you taking the time to drop by and comment – thank you!

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  70. Rachel Seccombe

    The Spy series – Absolutely brilliant books, I couldnt put them down, have read all 6 this week, how can I wait til winter for the next one? Fantastic!

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  71. Lynne

    I have read all six so far, absolutely brilliant. They have everything. It was quite a roller coaster ride :-)
    Looking forward to no. 7
    The only thing I would like to see at the end would be for John and Ayden to get together. Pleeeaaaasssseeee!!!!! :-)

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    • LOL! To tell you the truth, even I don’t know how that’s going to turn out. My characters keep surprising me – when I wrote the first book, it was supposed to be a single novel, and Aydan and John were supposed to get together about half-way through. I turned my back on Aydan for a minute and next thing I knew she was hooking up with Hellhound (who was only supposed to be a “throwaway” character), and her other adventures were knocking at my mental doors. I guess we’ll all have to wait and see what happens. ;-)

      I’m glad you enjoyed the series, and thanks for coming by to tell me – it always makes my day to hear from readers like you!

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  72. Betty

    Loved the books. I have laughed & cried with all involved. My writing isn’t as correct as it should be. I found the first one then down loaded the rest from I-book. Read all straight thru. Had back surgery so can’t do gardening and other stuff I like to do. In my 60’s so have done alot. Enjoying life, kids, & great grand kids. Waiting for #7 like everyone else. Also recommended you to others. Keep enjoying life.

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    • Hi Betty –

      Thank you for dropping by to say hi! I’m so glad you loved the books, and I hope your back improves enough that you can get back to gardening and all the other good stuff. If you love gardening the way I do, you must really miss it.

      And thank you so much for recommending my books to others, too – I really appreciate that! When I was on vacation last week I didn’t get a chance to write at all, but I “wrote” a lot in my head. I could hardly wait to get back to writing when I got home! Got a bit done last night, and I’m looking forward to a productive week.

      You keep enjoying life, too! :-)

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  73. Love the series book 4 in 4 days. Love the22-250 my favorite gun. Just need to change the vehicle from the vette to a Jeep! Just my humble opinion thanks for entertaining me!

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    • Hmmm, a Jeep instead of a Vette? Not sure about that. Guess I’ll have to go and test-drive some Jeeps (for research purposes only, of course). :-)

      I’m so glad you loved the books – thanks for taking the time to drop by and tell me!

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    • ENOUGH ALREADY!
      Readers, it’s time to quit with the ADVICE-TO-THE-AUTHOR- comments.

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      • Thanks for the support, Becky. :-) I take it all in good fun – all my friends bug me about what they think I should do with my characters, so I get a kick out of it when my readers do, too (as long as they’re not obnoxious about it). I think everybody knows I’ll do my own thing regardless, so it’s fun to hear what everybody thinks!

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  74. moondance4me

    Good grief! It’s for certain I have an addiction to the characters in your stories when I wake up before dawn with match-ups for them. Sheesh.
    John and Ayden for sure, of course Spider has Linda, I think Tom and Dr. Honey would be perfect since he’s a first responder anyway (it could work real good) and the show stopper would be…..drum roll please……ARNIE and NICHELLE! LOL Nichelle has only referred to Arnie a couple of times and wasn’t impressed with his looks. However, I can’t see her and Dave really going anywhere but I can see her coming into town and going to Blue Eddy’s to meet Ayden. Of course Ayden is late and Arnie is there to play his guitar. He spots Nichelle and they talk, he plays some music with her in mind and ZING! She brings him out of his “shell” and his “safe spot” and majick does indeed happen. hahaha I like tidy, happy endings that have the potential for spin-offs! Aaaaah, I can now have my coffee.
    Have a great 4th!

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    • LOL! Arnie and Nichele – don’t think it’s ever gonna happen unless she overcomes her addiction to men in suits. Can you see Arnie shaved and dressed up in a suit? Nah, didn’t think so… but hey, bonus points for trying. ;-)

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      • moondance4me

        Haha, too true. I remember Nichele telling Ayden that she was over men in suits after the “James” incident and thought it would be neat if those two totally opposites could show up together. I have fun being the fictional matchmaker even tho’ my matches never would work. Fun anyway. I finished my “re-reads” and am resting my eyes for awhile. The story lines are great especially the “Fuzzy Bunny” aspect. I don’t want to hold you up from completing #7! I can’t believe I have been so taken with a book series as I am with this one. Just fantastic.

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  75. moondance4me

    I’ve posted before and I don’t mean to just “gush” on but, holy cow! I’m into my 2nd read (actually 3rd on book 1) of the series and I am still awed. I still laugh out loud at Ayden’s comments and the situations that occur. Her opinion of the bicycle seat after riding 10 miles on the stolen bike made me laugh till I cried! The situation when Kane had her and Hellhound in the hotel room, trying to make her “talk” makes me laugh over and over again. This series is simply priceless. You are one talented lady Ms. Henders, for sure. I’m 70 now and can also appreciate a good looking man (as one of your other posters said) and the action of all these characters working together and off of each other is just amazing. As others have said, I am so counting the days until the next one is ready. Thanks for the update on it too! I’m smiling in anticipation. LOL

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  76. rebelflairsnowbird

    Hi Diane,
    Boy am I glad that I found your first book on Amazon.com! Have had a hard time not just sitting around and reading all day! I’m on Book 5 already and while I’m supposed to be packing to move on July 25, I still have time to spend with my books. I love to read and find your adventures so exciting. The cast of characters, the surroundings I can just envision in my mind. I’m older than you are but still enjoy an interesting man! In fact, it’s almost like you’ve met my man who is everything you say about Kane/Hellhound put together. Yummy. I will be so sad if you ever kill anyone off since I find even the bad guys I love to hate. Keep the thread going, I find the adventure, spy, mystery combo, very refreshing. The fact that you’re not just a pretty face, but a can-do woman is wonderful for your character. I don’t swear that much, but am working on it!

    Have introduced my sister to your books too and she is just barely behind me on the reading, she’s supposed to be packing too! We have joined forces to build a house together with a lovely space for a garden. We’ve been at it since Dad built us a playhouse way back when. Our first efforts were calla lilies and iris. Have built several beautiful gardens over the years from scratch and look forward to the next one. Looking forward to fresh veggies if we triumph over the bugs and the bunnies.

    When we get moved and get our act together I’ll send out website and blog link. We make jewelry that we like and find others who do as well–one of a kind, and home decorating items, mostly made of silk. Did I mention that I worked for a wonderful quality fabric store for 13 years! Do I have a stash. Have also been a spinner-knitter for many years and now that I’m retired, look forward to having time to create. Also in the works is getting a chapter of Care To Knit (Knitting for charity) going in my town under the umbrella of my sister’s group in Calif. She is part of the organization there. So much to do, we will never be bored.

    Can’t close before I say how sorry I was to hear of the troubles in Calgary. It sounds so strange to hear about flooding in the summer, it just isn’t right. We have had our share of troubles here in the States this year too. It sounds like the community is pulling together and all will be well in time.

    Thanks again for your wonderful stories! Keep ‘em coming.
    Rebelflairsnowbird

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    • Thanks, I’m so glad you’re enjoying the series! I’m hard at work on Book 7, I promise. :-) I hope you get all your packing done in time, though. I can only imagine how much yarn and fabric you have to pack – sounds like you’re a multi-talented person! I think you’ve got a better attitude toward moving than I do – the thought of moving makes me shudder.

      I hope your move goes well, and your plans for the new garden sounds lovely! Thanks again for your kind words. :-)

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  77. While taking a break to savor the deliciously entertaining and stimulating Never Say Spy before devouring The Spy Is Cast I read your posts. What a hoot! I’m so happy to find a lady writer who will just hurl out the most tip-of-the-tongue dialog with tongue-in-cheek attitude and freedom of expression! No kidding. Your blog conversation is like having a great sit and yap session with my best friend. Oh, and BTW, Aydan Kelly is my new best friend.

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    • I’m glad you got a chuckle out of my silliness – welcome to my circle of blog friends! And I’m glad Aydan has a new best friend, too – a girl can never have too many of those. ;-)

      Hope you enjoy The Spy Is Cast!

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  78. NEVER SAY SPY – SO MUCH FUN! Great entertainment. Love the heroine – full of courage and daring action – a girl on her own to relate to all of us ladies living on our own and fending for ourselves! I only wish I had even half of Aydan’s physical fitness… The story is full of intrigue and twisting turns, dangerous escapades, and lusty comments appreciating the opposite sex. Great sexy scenes – a real treat. I suppose the guys appreciate it, too. I can only speak from my own female perspective! I’ll be following the series to share more adventures with tall, red haired and good looking Aydan, and hopefully John will still be in the picture. He sounds delicious.
    I’m a native Californian on her way to relocate in Idaho. My Idaho sister lent me this book, and I’m hooked on the series now. Can’t wait to get to #2 …
    I think you made the right career choice, Diane. Your story telling is excellent!
    I post book reviews on Goodreads.com as well as Amazon.

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    • Hi Becky –

      Thank you – I’m glad you got a kick out of Never Say Spy! And I’m glad you think I made the right career choice. ;-) It certainly wasn’t a career I ever expected, but I’ve been having a blast doing it!

      And thank you so much for posting reviews – I really appreciate you taking the time to do that, and to drop by here and comment. I hope Idaho isn’t too much of a culture shock for you – wishing you all the best in your move. :-)

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  79. moondance4me

    You are more than welcome. I just purchased “The Spy is Cast” and am into it already! Just a couple chapters so far but my gosh, it promises to be just as good as the first. This is a series I will gladly pay for (the first was a freebie from Amazon). Thank you again for being the talented writer you are and making my reading very enjoyable.

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  80. I just finished reading “Never Say Spy” for the second time. I had gotten it on Amazon some months back, left a review and almost got it again, having let it slip my mind about the first time! Getting old does that to a person. Anytime a story grabs me so thoroughly that I read it twice, or more, I think it deserves a special place in my collection. This was so well written, so detailed in suspense and action, so breath taking with the emotional turbulence that Ayden was going through that I just couldn’t put it down, again! Kudos Ms. Henders, I will definitely be searching out more of your books.

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    • Wow, thank you! I’m so flattered that you thought Never Say Spy was worth a second read. And I’m glad I’m not the only one whose memory slips sometimes! :-)

      Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review and to leave a comment here as well – I really appreciate your kind words, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series!

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      • moondance4me

        I have not only finished the series I have started reading them all over again! With good stories, that is easy to do and these stories are thrilling each time. I always spot something I may have missed before. Hard to pick out one favorite character, John is indeed “delicious”, Arnie is just plain “hot”, Spider is just too cute for words, Ayden is a superb example of independent womanhood. Shoot, I even like Gen’l. Briggs and Stemp! LOL All fantastic characters, each and all. I’m practically counting down the days until the next installment comes out.

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        • What a nice compliment to have my books re-read – thank you! I just love my characters, and I’m always thrilled when other people do, too. :-) I’ve been making good progress on Book 7 – it’s ahead of schedule at about 40% done. We’ll see how the summer goes…

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  81. Layla

    I downloaded your first book as a Freebie off of Amazon and I’ve read the rest of the books over the last week. I have really enjoyed them and can’t wait for the next one. I’m hoping you give Aydan a bit of a holiday or break in the next one though as I’m feeling a little sorry for her because of the amount she has dealt with in such a short time. You have drawn me in with your strong, witty and vulnerable character and I can’t wait to read more about her.

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    • Hi Layla – I’m so glad you like Aydan! She did have a brutal few weeks, but at least it forced her to admit she needed help. Book 7 begins the story a couple of months later, so she’s had a bit of time to recover before things get complicated… again… ;-)

      I really appreciate you taking the time to come by and comment – thanks!

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  82. Lorri Babcock

    Got Never Say Spy as free download from Barnes & Noble NOOK website. Enjoyed the read. Typically read audio books so I can multi-task… was worththe focused read time. Thankyou. Lorri

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    • What a great compliment – thanks, Lorri! I’m hoping to have audio books produced too, but they’ll be a little farther down the line. I’m glad you enjoyed the “print” version of Never Say Spy!

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  83. Ronda

    Dear Diane,
    I love your books. I have read all six, can hardly wait for #7. I have laughed, cried, been excited and tense, while reading. As for the men in Ms. Kelley life, I love both Kane and Hellhound. I believe both are needed for her to remain happy. I have an active imagination and can see the story in my head while reading. I love the visuals I get from your writing. I would have to give five stars to all six so far.

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    • Hi Ronda –
      Thank you – it’s a lovely compliment that you can “see” what I’m writing! And I’m glad you love both Kane and Hellhound. They’re so much fun to write!

      Thanks for stopping by – it always encourages me to know people are looking forward to the next book. I’m working on it this weekend… :-)

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  84. Barb Robinson

    Hi Diane! I started reading your books 3 days ago…. Have not been able to stop, I’m starting book 3 today! Needless to say I’m loving them! I just wanted to thank you for such entertaing and unique stories, I usually don’t read spy novels but you’ve made me a convert. I have the whole series downloaded, so I’m going to keep reading, ignore my husband, try not to skip any meals and just enjoy them!
    Barb Robinson

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    • Hi Barb!
      LOL – Don’t skip any meals! But maybe your husband could make them for you… while you read. If I could figure out a way to make that happen in my house, I’d be a happy camper. ;-)

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying the series – thank you for coming by to tell me!

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  85. Hi Diane,

    I just had to tell you how much I loved reading “Never Say Spy”. I love your main character, Aydan Kelly. You have a wicked, sharp, and refreshing sense of humor. Being a person who doesn’t watch her language, I can relate to some of Aydan’s outbursts. I just wish I had her creativity!! I don’t know how many times I laughed so hard I was crying but…let’s just say it was several!! I can’t wait to read more of your wonderful stories. You are a great writer and I just became a fan. Thanks so much for providing wonderful and creative novels.

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    • Hi Doreen –
      I’m so glad you enjoyed Never Say Spy – I love hearing that I’ve made somebody laugh! And I really appreciate you taking the time to come by and tell me – thanks for making my day. :-) I hope you enjoy the rest of the series.

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  86. Bev Weghorn

    Just finished Never Say Spy and I loved it!!! A definite 5 !

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  87. Marcie

    Love your stories, can’t put them down. On Tell Me No Spies now. Just one comment, NEVER put your finger on the trigger, till ready to shot.

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  88. Lee Ann Brown

    I read the first book Never Say Spy in less than 2 days and I was hooked! It was a free book on my nook so I read the reviews. All the comments said it was worth the read. So I am now reading How Spy I Am. I am almost done with it. I love your style of writing, you not only put humor in these you make the main characters lovable. I hope you keep writing the way you do. I can’t wait to read the rest of your books. I will be waiting for book 7 when it comes out.

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    • Hi Lee Ann –

      Thanks for coming by to tell me! I always love to hear when people like you get hooked on the series. And I’m glad you find the characters lovable – I have so much fun writing them!

      I’m hard at work on Book 7… :-)

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  89. Hi Diane, I have finally read the first book, and all I can say is LOVED IT! Well done … I couldn’t put it down and your sense of humour is as infectious on paper as it is in person. Can’t wait to read more.

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  90. Diane

    Hi from sunny Adelaide, South Australia. Have only recently discovered your books and am hooked. Nice to have a heroine who is assertive without being arrogant, and really enjoy the interaction between the characters. I am soooo over insipid and annoying female characters who either swoon at the slightest provocation, or are superhuman in their infalliblity. It’s even made my bookkeeping job feel a bit more cool! Many thanks.

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    • Hi Diane –

      Nice to “meet” a Diane from the other side of the planet! And a bookkeeper, too – definitely cool. :-) I’m glad you like Aydan – I can’t stand wimpy female characters, either, and she’s a lot of fun to write.

      Thanks so much for dropping by – it always makes my day to hear someone’s enjoying my books!

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  91. Janet White

    I love your Never Say Spy series! Thanks for writing about a non-stereotypical heroine! May all of your stories read so well! :)

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  92. Linn

    Just finished Never Say Spy. I absolutely loved it!! As a late 40’s woman I appreciate having a protagonist I can relate to, makes the reading so much more enjoyable. Now if only I could be as active as she is. Can wait to read the rest, just have to wait til payday to download the rest!

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    • Hi Linn –

      That’s great to hear – I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s tired of feeling as though fictional fun ends at 30! Thanks for dropping by to tell me, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the books. :-)

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  93. Bruce Smith

    Just finished reading Never say spy. Have to admit, I tried it because it looked interesting, but was free. Most free books seem to be worth the price, but your book was a happy exception. Ayden is a great character, and a strong “middle aged” woman is unusual, to put it mildly. I will definately buy the rest. Just a quick aside, you asked for typos or errors. One small one was the reference to Marilyn “Munroe”. Her last name was spelled “Monroe”. I saw a few others, but not sure if they were typos or differences in usage between American and Canadian english. Please continue the excellent work.

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    • Hi Bruce –

      Oh, good catch! Thanks for reporting Munroe/Monroe – I’ll get it fixed up in the next version. And I’m so glad you enjoyed Never Say Spy. Thanks for coming by to tell me, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series!

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  94. Karene

    Hello
    just finished reading all six books one after the other and I was glued to my kindle sometimes till four in the morning despite having to be at work for ten the next day and no sleep. I enjoyed them would rather see Aydan hook up with John as spies with benefits and Hellhound just become a very good friend to Aydan. Thanks for the good read and looking forward to book seven.

    Karene

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    • Hi Karene –
      I’ll offer a (slightly insincere) apology for your late nights and lack of sleep – I’m glad you enjoyed the series that much. And “spies with benefits” made me laugh out loud – love it!

      Thanks for making my day! :-D

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  95. amy

    Totally enjoying your books. Read the first 2 in two days. Will be writing 5 start reviews on Amazon and have posted to my facebook page. Thanks for your amazing stories!! have to take a break before book 3 – my house needs some attention (especially the laundry)

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    • Thanks, Amy – I really appreciate you mentioning my books on Facebook! And thanks for dropping by to tell me, too – I needed a lift today.

      I hope you enjoy the rest of the series (and I hope your laundry isn’t piled as high as mine is today). ;-)

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  96. Becky

    I love your books, they really hit all the emotional spots throught all your books…laughs, love, fear, loss etc. You are in my top 5 writers (John Sandford, Michael Connelly, John Locke and Janet Evanovich). I love your imagination and your ability to paint a picture with your words. I love the ebb and flow of the books, they are never boring in spots waiting for the next action sequence. The pacing is good and they really flow along nicely. Thanks and I can hardly wait for number 7!!

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  97. Amy Swendra

    Hey Diane I have an idea,I think you should kill off Kane(hehehe). You know something really gruesome,Or maybe just a pink mist (hehehe) guess whose team I’m on! GO TEAM HELLHOUND!!!

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  98. Amber (Anderson) Howell

    Hi!

    Best series ever!!! I just started reading your series on Wednesday and I am already done and anxiously waiting for the next one and hoping there will be many more…Hint hint. I have had to read them at night because I have had young ones at home this week on spring break. But your writing is well worth the amount of caffeine that I have ingested in the past few days.

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    • Hi Amber –

      Wow, that’s some serious late-night speedreading – I’m amazed you got through them in such a short time! (My sincere apologies to your caffeine-laden system.) But thank you so much for coming by to tell me – I’m so glad you enjoyed the series! It makes my day to receive kind words like yours. I’m hard at work on Book 7, I promise. :-)

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  99. Allie

    Hi Diane – any idea when book 6 will be available on Nook? I have the other 5 in that format and wanted to be consistent.

    Thanks

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    • Hi Allie –

      Thanks for asking! Smashwords supplies my e-books to B&N, they just shipped Book 6 this morning. They say B&N can take up to two weeks to get books up on their site, but in my experience it’s been much faster than that.

      I’ve just changed the format for my new book notification lists, so if you signed up on the old list (which was just a general “as soon as it’s out” list), I’ll switch you over into the Nook notification list instead.

      I’m sorry for the delay – I wish there was a way to release simultaneous versions, but there isn’t at the moment. Maybe in time for Book 7… :-)

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  100. Claudia Burchell

    What great books. Was up half the night reading. Can’t wait for # 6. Hope Ayden and Kane get together, that was my only disappointment. Keep up the great work. !

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    • Thanks, Claudia – I’m so glad you enjoyed the series! And hey, Kane’s a tenacious guy, so you never know. I don’t know what those obstreperous characters are going to do until I put them on the page, and they often surprise me – writing is as much an adventure for me as reading. :-)

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  101. Mischa Roberts

    Hi Diane-I just finished reading “Never Say Spy” on my Nook tablet.
    Excellent-I poitively LOVED it! I am an as yet unpublished author (lol), & my usual genre is sci-fi/horror. I am simultaneously writing the next two books in my
    series, but will definately take time out to read the next book about
    Aydan’s adventures. Thanks for writing!
    -Mischa

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    • Hi Mischa –

      Thanks for dropping by and letting me know you enjoyed Never Say Spy! Great to “meet” another author – we’re a strange breed, aren’t we? Best of luck with your series. :-)

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  102. allie

    Diane,
    I just finished reading all 5 books (in less than a week) and absolutely loved them! I especially loved the vulnerability and human-ness (if that’s even a word) of all the characters. Ayden’s a mess, John struggles mainly with himself…they are all so funny, real and raw. I can’t wait for book 6!
    Thanks so much for sharing your imagination and creativity!

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    • Hi Allie –

      Wow, you really blew through those books! Nice to “meet” another speedreader like myself. :-)

      Thank you so much for letting me know you enjoyed the series – it makes my day to get kind comments like yours! So far, Book 6 is still on schedule for March 31…

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  103. john vee

    Good series Aydan blows Stuart Wood ‘s character Stone Barrington the detective out of the water. She rules and i do like kinky red heads.

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  104. john vecchione

    You make stuart woods stories childs play.look out adyan’s here to stay, Stone Barrington.

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  105. Jamie Osborn

    Ok, I’m HOOKED on your wonderful spy series!!! I just read #5, LOVED it!! I can hardly wait for the next one! As a middle aged female myself I felt like my age wasn’t that bad, then, along with the bawdy tease between Ayden and Hellhound which is ssoo politically incorrect, which I loved, the handy person and the aversion to dressing up it really blended!! I couldn’t stop reading, then as soon as I finished one book I had to get the next!! You just made my day!! I cried, I laughed, it was GREAT!!!

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    • Thanks – I’m so glad you enjoyed the books! I have so much fun writing Hellhound. Just because we’re middle-aged doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun now and then, right?

      Thank you for dropping by – comments like yours make my day! :-)

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  106. Duane Beard

    Dear Diane,
    Hello from Armenia. I have spent 25 years rattling around in some of the most obscure places in the world and I am a chronic reader of spy fiction as my main entertainment. Your work is pretty darn entertaining!! (that means really good!) You gave me a few outstanding belly-laughs and those are few and far between. I am halfway thru your second book and will read them all for sure. If I get my lazy backside moving I will write some good reviews for Amazon. Thanks for your work, its very good!.

    Uncle Dewey

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    • I really appreciate you dropping by to tell me, and I’m glad you got some belly laughs! Armenia is definitely out-of-the-way. I won’t ask too many questions just in case your penchant for obscure places and spy fiction adds up to something I shouldn’t know about… ;-)

      It means a lot to me when people like you take the time to get in touch – thank you! Hope you enjoy the rest of the books.

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  107. nancy

    I got first book free on bn bought rest nook enjoyed so much read 5 in 5 days really enjoyed enjoyed then I haven’t been able to read for several years had surgery kids bought me tablet these were fun and exciting thank you for all the fun

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    • Hi Nancy –

      Wow, you really tore through the books! I’m glad you enjoyed them – thanks for popping by to tell me. :-) I hope to have the sixth one out by the end of the month…

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  108. Donna Fisher

    Hello Diane
    I found your first book as an ebook free on bn.com, and have now purchased the rest in Nook format. I can see the technical editor in your work; I am one, too. Have never had the kind of inspiration you have had, though.
    I enjoy your works. They’re a little heavy on the sex for me, but I understand that’s what sells . . .
    So glad to see someone who has found their calling besides what we do to make a living, whether we like it or not. :-)
    Keep writing please.
    Donna from Tallahassee

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    • Hi Donna –

      Thanks – it’s nice to “meet” another techie! I’m glad you liked the free book, and thank you for taking the time to tell me. I know the sexual content won’t appeal to everybody, but I appreciate your vote of confidence in buying the series. I hope you can just skim over those naughty bits… ;-)

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  109. Pat

    Just finished Never Say Spy and loved it! I am a voracious reader – generally reading anywhere from 3-7 books per week – and I am thrilled when I find a new author and and a series that combines all my favorites – mystery, comedy, interesting characters with good development, and relationship-developing-romance-and/or sex. You and this series are DEFINITELY being added to my “read more of” list. The marketing strategy of giving the first one free is definitely going to pay off in my case (and with lots of other people, I’m sure) because now that you’ve impressed me with the freebie, it’s only right that I “pay to play” for the rest of the series. :) One more thing – like Spider, I am TRULY impressed with your unique combination of colorful words (and I live with a factory worker so I thought I knew them all)! LOL

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    • Hi Pat –

      Thank you so much for dropping by to tell me – I’m glad you enjoyed Never Say Spy! And I’m glad you got a chuckle (or an “ooooohhhh”) out of the language. I wish Uncle Roger wasn’t a figment of my imagination. I would have loved to have an uncle who taught me all the “creative” language. :-)

      Thanks again for your kind words, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series.

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      • Pat

        I have the rest of the series loaded and ready for reading on my Nook. I made myself read another book before I let myself open The Spy is Cast. I just finished that book so I can start reading Book 2 now. Yay!

        It was definitely a laugh that came out when I read the “creative” language. :) Several years ago my husband was very ticked off about something at work and used numerous variations of the “F” word in rapid succession when telling me about it. He was not pleased when I burst out laughing. All I could say was, “Sorry, but Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone use the F word for that many parts of speech in one sentence before!” When he thought about what he’d said, he started laughing, too. :)

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  110. Jolene

    Hey, Diane never would have guessed you were an author, thats totally cool!!!! I am gonna have to find your books and check them out…:) Hope all is well in your part of the country….tell uncle phil i say hi…..

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    • Hi Jolene! Thanks – I’ve been having great fun with the books. I never expected to be an author, and then all of a sudden I’d written three novels. Go figure. Never Say Spy (the first one in the series) is free in the e-book version right now if you want to give it a try. Even if you don’t have an e-reader, you can download free software so you can read e-books on your computer – try Adobe Digital Reader or download Kindle for PC from Amazon.

      Great to hear from you! Take care. :-)

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      • Jolene

        thanx i am going to check it out…..love your characters name, my oldest sons name is Aiden and if he had of been a girl her name would have been Ayden…..:)

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  111. nikkix2

    Hi there!
    I found you on the blog “Not Quite Old”,
    I’m a fellow Canuck, who hasn’t been blogging for too long. I look forward to reading more :)

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  112. cathifinch

    Harper Faulkner posted on his blog All Write this week to visit and I’m elated that I did…great grins and stuff!!!

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  113. Hi,Just read your cruisin’ post. Looking forward to doing a Californian roadtrip one of these days(asap) :)

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  114. Sandy Hand

    Hi Dave, I mean Diane! Wow – you’re an author!!! Who knew? But then again nothing surprises me about you, as you can do anything you set your mind to and that’s something I admire about you. I’ll be following your blog (your writing is so entertaining). I’ll try to get my hands on one of your books too – what fun!

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  115. Hi Just dropping by to say Happy Halloween
    I wonder if you celebrate this amercan event
    Here we do in Australia
    its great
    Hugs Noelle xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    • Thanks for visiting, Noelle! Yes, we have Halloween, here, too. It’s usually pretty cold by then, though, so all the little kids’ costumes have to be big enough to fit over snowsuits when they go trick-or-treating.

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