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“OMG! I am in Paris and I started to read book 1 last night before bed. Went to sleep but woke up at 3am to read more. I’m hooked. Fabulous writing.”

Spicy suspense served hard-boiled

If you’re seeking intellectually stimulating literary fiction, you might as well keep looking.  But if you’re craving the literary equivalent of beer and pizza with chocolate for dessert (or for the entire meal)… welcome!

I got tired of reading stories about middle-aged female characters who sweetly reminisce about their younger years while the twenty-somethings have all the fun.  I’m not going to stop having adventures just because I’m over… okay, well over forty.  Okay, fine.  Over fifty, but that’s all I’ll cop to.

I’m old(er), not dead.

That’s why I created a kickass, foul-mouthed middle-aged bookkeeper who gets sucked into a spy’s life.  If you like fast-paced action with some laughs along the way, my books are for you.  I hope you enjoy them.

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The NEVER SAY SPY series in order:

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37 straight months on the Kindle Top 100 Free!

Despite her penchant for weapons and ripe language, Aydan Kelly’s resumé reads ‘bookkeeper’, not ‘badass’.   She’s leaving the city to fulfill her dream of rural tranquillity when she gets carjacked by a man who shouldn’t exist.

When RCMP officer John Kane kills her would-be abductor, Aydan thinks her troubles are over.  But Kane’s investigation implicates her in an international espionage plot, and criminal charges become the least of her worries when she’s targeted by the very spies Kane suspects her of aiding.

Pity her enemies.  Because nobody’s tougher than a middle-aged woman who wants her dream back.

Soon to be released as an audiobook!

From NEVER SAY SPY:

Sliding into bed, I touched the handle of the crowbar under the other pillow for reassurance.  I live alone.  If somebody breaks into my house in the middle of the night, what am I going to do?  Hit them with a pillow?  I don’t think so.

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5stars2 “Clever premise, funny and smart, takes you on a wild ride, and keeps you guessing.”

5stars2 “Gotta love ’em, quirky yet realistic characters combine with a fast-paced James Bond style plot for a whole new experience in action stories. Can’t wait to read the next one!”

5stars2 “The characters are funny, principled, sexy and flawed…everything that I want in a good story.”

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When a clandestine government agency recruits middle-aged bookkeeper Aydan Kelly, she overcomes her fear and agrees to go undercover at a lavish gala affair.  But the glamour of the mission fades fast when she finds herself astride a motorcycle, assigned to an all-male surveillance team.

Aydan discovers spies are using classified technology to torture information from their captives.  Worse, they know she’s breached their security.  Now she has to prevent them from revealing her true identity, while avoiding capture by the vicious criminals who won’t hesitate to torture her, too.

From THE SPY IS CAST:

I had a sudden mental image of letting fly with a rip-roaring fart halfway through the elegant meal, and snickered.  “You behave,” I said severely to my reflection, struggling to quell its wicked grin.

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5stars2 “I feel like I’ve just finished a wild ride on an overpowered motorcycle – I’m exhausted, shaky and totally exhilarated.”

5stars2 “Just the right amount of violence, sex and good old spy adventure to keep you entertained for hours on end.”

5stars2 “This book is hard to label. Mix in a little scifi, with two parts spy, and one part sex, shaken, not stirred. Chug it down and enjoy.”

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Middle-aged bookkeeper Aydan Kelly never wanted to moonlight as a spy, but she doesn’t have a choice.  Working with computer networks in a secured building sounds safe, but it turns out the job’s a killer – literally.

When Aydan’s trusted co-worker is shot while committing an apparently treasonous act, Aydan embarks on a secret mission to clear his name.  But her investigation casts suspicion on the director of operations himself.  If he’s a double agent, Aydan’s in more danger than she ever imagined… and national security hangs in the balance.

From REACH FOR THE SPY:

Jesus, my yard was starting to feel like a Village People reunion.  So far I had the cop, the biker, and the cowboy.  My overstressed brain temporarily disengaged as I glanced toward the road, half-expecting to see a musclebound construction worker approaching.

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5stars2 “This series just gets better and better! I can’t stop reading! More action, turns and twists, great character development, and one hell of a fun read.”

5stars2 “OMG – fun fun fun and sexy too.”

5stars2 “I just can’t keep away. For Kelly, I’d even leave Bond behind. In the dust!”

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Aydan Kelly has reluctantly accepted her unwanted role as a part-time spy.  It’s painful and dangerous, but she’s willing to make the sacrifice for the good of her country.  Too bad her country doesn’t have the same honourable intentions.

When Aydan discovers the government murdered her husband, the betrayal drives her on a quest to uncover the truth.  Living as a fugitive, alienated from the people she once trusted, she has to evade both government agents and the violent criminals who will sell her to the highest bidder.

From TELL ME NO SPIES:

My ass hurt like a bitch, it had taken me all goddamn night to get ten miles out of town, and I was starving, exhausted, and scared shitless.  And I had a Glock and a Bible.  Hell, what could possibly go wrong?

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5stars2 “This is the fourth book in a series that just keeps getting better. Aydan Kelly and Hellhound are hands down two of my favorite people in the whole world…”

5stars2 “YAHOO …A series mature women might seriously enjoy as a temporary “escape” from the challenges of their daily grind.”

5stars2 I haven’t been this hooked on a series like this since Karin Slaughter.”

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Suspense thriller How Spy I Am by Diane Henders

In her work with a clandestine government agency, Aydan Kelly stumbles across a shadowy consortium of scientists whose members are selling classified information for personal profit.

Aydan wants to report them, but there’s a small complication:  her supposedly dead husband… isn’t.  He wants to rendezvous with her, but he could be working with the consortium.  If she rats on the scientists, her husband will die.  But if she doesn’t, the consortium will kill her…

From HOW SPY I AM:

I fixed him with a weary eye.  “Shoot me, tell me what’s on your mind, or shut the fuck up.  Or hell, do all of them, in any order you please.”

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5stars2 “I’ve since devoured all five books in the series. Honestly, they’re like potato chips–I couldn’t stop.”

5stars2 “Enjoyed not only this Spy book by Diane Henders but all the rest of her Spy books besides. Kept me up reading just could not put these books down.”

5stars2 “I was so caught up in Aydan’s adventure that I bought one after another to discover answers to the mystery and intrigue that she was entangled in. It has been refreshing to read a book with a middle aged strong capable woman as the main character.”

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Aydan Kelly’s part-time job with a clandestine government organization just got a lot more complicated.  Forced to lie to save her lover’s career, she tells the director she’s an experienced secret agent.  He believes her… and assigns her to a dangerous mission.

When Aydan realizes innocent lives are at stake, she tries to confess her deception, but it’s already too late.  Cut off from the Department and used as a pawn in the vengeful schemes of an obsessed spy, she must stop him before he destroys the people she loves.

From A SPY FOR A SPY:

Oh, goody.  I’d learned another valuable spy-skill.  If you’re planning to shoot a spy, don’t knock on his front door.  Duh.

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5stars2 “Downloaded “A Spy For A Spy” on my Kindle this morning. Couldn’t stop reading!!! BEST book of the series!!!”

5stars2 “D Henders is one of the most talented writers I’ve had the privilege of reading. The way she makes you feel like your wearing the skin of her characters is a truly an amazing thing. This gave me goose bumps!” – Amy Swendra, MN

5stars2 “The characters, plots and sub-plots are incredibly well developed. The writing is superb and reads fast. I have read all six books in this series in four days. I absolutely could not put them down. Wish I could give these books each more than five stars.”

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Middle-aged bookkeeper Aydan Kelly knew pretending to be an experienced secret agent was a bad idea, but it was the only way to protect her lover.  Now her lies have caught up to her in the worst possible way:  everyone believes them.

Armed with nothing but a sleazy porn-star cover identity, Aydan must infiltrate a criminal organization to retrieve a secret weapon prototype.  With her lover’s life at stake as well as her own, she can’t afford to fail.  But she has no idea how to succeed…

From SPY, SPY AWAY:

Nine-fifteen, pitch dark, freezing cold, and I was about to drive two hours for the privilege of walking alone into a biker bar in the middle of the night.  Well, just give me a ‘hell yeah’.

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5stars2 Outstanding! Diane Henders is one of 5 authors I recommend for almost any reader. Wow. Have fun.”

5stars2 Nail biting, tear shedding, heart wrenching, humor in all the right places. I mean, WHEW!”

5stars2 “Excellent work with the characters and plot line. Such a unique story, and love the writing!”

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08_Spy_Now_Pay_LaterRailroaded into acting as a secret agent, Aydan Kelly only wants to return to her peaceful former existence.  But when trusted co-workers go missing along with a deadly weapon prototype, she’s forced to take over the investigation to protect them from an agent with a personal vendetta.

And when a violent criminal organization abducts her lover, Aydan discovers exactly how far she’s willing to push the limits of her new role.  The bad guys are about to learn an important lesson:  Don’t piss off a middle-aged bookkeeper.

 From SPY NOW, PAY LATER:

How much did I really trust Stemp?  I didn’t know the man at all.  My gut told me he wouldn’t betray us, but what the hell did my gut know?  This was the same gut that thought it was a good idea to pig out on beer and burgers right before bed…

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5stars2 “One of the best series I have ever read and I’ll say the author is a master of her craft. Her descriptions and pacing of the stories are perfection.”

5stars2 “I can not imagine how anyone can continue to write such awesome well developed stories that draw me in until I can not sleep until I finish the book. Then I want to read it again.”

5stars2 “This is a must read for anyone who loves romance and lots of action and suspense. Wow! Wonderful series. Please bring the next installment soon.”

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After four uneventful months spent guarding her boss’s eccentric hippy parents on an isolated raincoast commune, bookkeeper-turned-secret-agent Aydan Kelly is beginning to hope mildewed undies will be the only hazard she’ll face.

But some of the blissed-out flower children are not what they seem.  Aydan discovers a plot to kill her lovable charges, and in her fight to protect them she unearths the commune’s deepest secret.  Suddenly she’s facing dozens of enemies who threaten the lives of all the innocent commune members as well as her own.

She’ll only survive with a little help from her friends…

From SPY HIGH:

How the hell was I supposed to get down from the roof? As soon as my boots scraped the shingles Nichele would come running out with her flashlight again. And I couldn’t think of any plausible excuse if she caught me squatting up here like a constipated gargoyle.

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5stars2 “…a great read. I found myself smiling while reading. And then gritting my teeth with tension, while the suspense and mystery built.

5stars2 “This was one of those books that kept me engaged from page 1. And that meant, I was up until 2:30am finishing!”

5stars2 “The suspense is top notch, the humor is perfectly balanced with the intensity of the moments. Each character is so well defined that you can’t help but know them as if they were old friends, or enemies…”

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10_Spy_Away_HomeBookkeeper-turned-secret-agent Aydan Kelly has barely begun to relax after her last mission when a shotgun-wielding man kicks in the front door of her country home. She doesn’t recognize the would-be assassin, so who hired him and why?

As evidence mounts against her abrasive co-worker, Aydan begins a deadly game of cat and mouse with herself as bait. If her suspicions are correct, the Department’s security has been breached and no one is safe.

With the lives of her dearest friends at risk as well as her own, Aydan must stop her unknown enemy before the next assassin succeeds.

From SPY AWAY HOME:

He’d never know how lucky he was that my emotions were currently encased in several layers of ice.  Instead of violent rage, I achieved only intense irritation.  I grabbed his scarf and twisted hard.  “Bring it, dickbreath,” I barked in his face.  “I’ve had enough of your bullshit.  Any time you want to dance, little man, you just name the time and place.”

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5stars2 “…sucked me in so deep I can barely put the book down. Who needs sleep right?”

5stars2 “Like the other books it’s funny, enjoyable, fast paced, “can’t put it down” type book with lots of action. The characters are well developed and relate-able and there’s always a twist or two in the story.”

5stars2 “…so superbly detailed so that at the end of that section you feel almost out of breath… An amazing story. I could go on forever but it would keep me from reading it again.”

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Secret agent Aydan Kelly is hoping to resume her peaceful life as a bookkeeper, until her director issues an ultimatum: Go undercover as an arms dealer or go to jail for life. But when Aydan realizes her co-worker’s son has been taken by a serial killer, she defies orders in an attempt to save the child.

Neglecting her undercover assignment may cost more than just her freedom. When the gunrunner she’s been baiting threatens her loved ones, Aydan must choose between protecting them herself or entrusting their safety to geriatric amateur vigilantes while she closes in on the killer.

How much will she risk for a child who may already be dead?

From THE SPIES THAT BIND:

“Lola!” I interrupted.  “Please tell me you’re not forming a vigilante group.”

“Oh, fiddlesticks, Aydan!”  She gave a light innocent laugh that set off all my alarm bells.  “You know me better than that.”

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5stars2 “Fierce and fantastic… This book in particular was riveting and, as usual, I can’t wait for the next one.”

5stars2 “I loved the new “Jane Bond” gadgets that were used in this story. I read this non-stop once I started. It’s just that great!”

5stars2 “…strong characters and quirky humour!!  I tried to savor this one, but couldn’t leave it alone. I wanted it to last forever, but wanted to know how it ended even more.”


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book 12 comingBook 12 is coming!  Tentative release date December 2016.

Watch this space for updates…

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The INAPPROPRIATE series in order:

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Diane Henders is a Canadian humorist, computer geek, and ex-interior designer who deals with her mid-life crisis by lying through her teeth (referred to in polite society as “fiction writing”).

“Probably Inappropriate” is a selection of posts from her blog at http://www.dianehenders.com.

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v02_definitely_inappropriateDiane Henders is a Canadian humorist, computer geek, and ex-interior designer who deals with her mid-life crisis by lying through her teeth (referred to in polite society as “fiction writing”).

“Definitely Inappropriate” is the second volume of posts from her blog at http://www.dianehenders.com.

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Diane Henders is a Canadian humorist, computer geek, and ex-interior designer who deals with her mid-life crisis by lying through her teeth (referred to in polite society as “fiction writing”).

“Totally Inappropriate” is the third volume of posts from her blog at http://www.dianehenders.com.

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151 responses to “Books

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  2. Karen

    Just finished book 11, totally loved it as usual. Seems the relationship between Aydan and Arnie is deffo more than the relationship with John.

    Not sure now things have changed for John, he could pursue a relationship with Aydan. Though I don’t want to spoil it for other people who haven’t got to book 11 yet.

    Looking forward to book 12, when you have written it. And no I’m not rushing you to start and finish it. Time to clear some of the other books I have waiting impatiently for me to get to reading them.

    Hope your managing to keep life under control, more than I am.

    Hugs to all
    Karen xx

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  3. Karen

    Does a happy dance, book 6 finally arrived so that’s all 10 books on my shelf, just waiting for book 11 to be released in paperback and then I will have the full set on my bookshelf.

    Just started book 10 again,I ended up watching 4seasons of death in paradise over the Easter weekend and the picture is still waiting to go up on the wall oh well there is always this weekend when I’m off

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  4. Karen

    Gotta love Amazon, ordered 2 more books a few weeks, 3-5 weeks on delivery, then they changed their mind and I should get them next Tuesday, then I get an email to say Saturday, and a knock at the door about half hour ago was the Amazon delivery driver yey Amazon. Book 3 and book 9.
    Delivered from Poland no less and arrived wrapped in plastic.

    Just waiting on book 4 and book

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    • Karen

      Cont from above as hlf the comment got eaten

      Book 6.

      Just have to order books 7, 8 and 10 oh and 11 when it’s out in both paperback and on my kobo

      Most of the paperbacks are the new covers with a total babe on the cover 😉😇

      Just wish I could start book 3 now instead of eating before my interview, still it will be waiting for me when I get home later

      Hugs to you all

      Xxx

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    • Poland – wow! I didn’t even know Amazon had a warehouse there – go figure. Thanks again for splurging on the paperbacks – that’s a lovely compliment!:-)

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  5. Karen

    While waiting for Amazon to deliver more of your wonderful books in paperback, I picked up my kobo and having finished my latest murder mystery I looked up the book version of your blogs, I downloaded (and bought) the three available.

    I’m almost finished the first one and feel I should possibly apologise Tommy colleagues but I’m not going to, I have never giggled so much reading anything for a very long time.

    Amazon have promised I will have book 3 by next Tuesday I’m sooooooo enjoying re-reading them, rediscovering the relationships as they started, remembering how much I disliked Stemp??? At first then as the books went on how much I really liked him.
    I’m definitely Team Hellhound (hehe so much so that my tablet has the word already highlighted as I start to type Hellhound)

    I’m still looking forward to the release of book 11, but the Amazon guy knocking at my hehe also fills me with delight but right now anything better than waiting to hear back from/about jobs

    Hugs to all

    Keep writing Diane, you are keeping me sane at work if that doesn’t sound too insane hehe

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    • Karen

      To my even

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      • Karen

        I’ve just laughed til tears were streaming down my face ‘cooking with spam’ God help me reading ‘ more yummy spam’ I will have to look up the comments when I can breath again or maybe when I’m home and it safe to giggle again

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    • Thanks, Karen – I’m so glad to keep you giggling! And hey, giggling at work is the best – it keeps your co-workers on their toes, wondering what you’re up to.😉

      Keeping my fingers crossed for your new job!

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  6. J.R.

    Wow! I have enjoyed your books, …looking forward to #11. You have fans loyal to John, but I think Ayden should kick lying, stalking John to the curb. She then would be free to work on her cars, remodel her farm, and enjoy Hellhound’s lowdown gritty blues.

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    • Thanks, J.R. – I’m so glad you’re enjoying the series! And it’s nice to hear from somebody who’s backing Hellhound – he has a lot of supporters, but they’re generally not as vocal as Team Kane.😉

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  7. Barb

    Starting on Book 12! Think I’ve died and gone to heaven! Am taking my time re reading as I want to savor the enjoyment. Am currently on Book 8 so should be ready for # 11 when it arrives on my Kindle. Diane, I love your characters and your plots. Not many books can survive re reading.
    Thanks for the enjoyment.

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  8. Karen

    Re-reading the books, OK just the first one so far but I gotta say
    Diane I’m in love with them again maybe more so than I was before as I have them in actual paperbacks (OK only 3 so far but I will get them all)

    Id forgotten how good the first sentence was, I have smiled and giggled and gotten those looks from colleagues again. And you know what I don’t care I am enjoying the books again.

    Diane you are a real gem, I can honestly say you are a true first, I will own your books in both formats eBook and paperback. No other author has managed that yet or probably ever.

    I can take them all with my on my kobo and enjoy an actual book when I want to curl up with soft music and a nice glass of something cold, or a nice bath (OK that maybe tmi)

    I know your books are great and anyone who knows me knows that are great coz I tell them regularly, and now maybe I’ll let them borrow a book or maybe not they can buy there own

    Keep writing and I promise to keep reading

    Best get back to Ayden, I left her with John handling her yellow underwear 😉

    Hugs
    Karen xxxx

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    • Hi Karen! I’m honoured to be on your shelves in both paperback and electronic form – thank you so much for your loyalty and kind words! And thank you for spreading the word to your friends, too – that really means a lot to me.

      I’m glad you’re enjoying Book 1 all over again – have fun! (And I’m already beginning to plan Book 12…):-)

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      • Karen

        Does a happy dance book 12 yey

        Just finished book 1, taking book 2 to work with me, thank goodness I have a job where I can read and not have to bust my butt working all the time.

        Have to say team Hellhound all the way, mind I’d go Kane personally, with Hellhound hehehe. Oh who am I kidding I couldn’t decide between them. But in book 1 Aydan has a better relationship with Hellhound, I look forward to re-reading them all while waiting for book 11 to be released. And now you have said it book 12 to appear

        Oh how’s the audio book coming along? I still think it’s a shame your not reading it

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        • Thanks, Karen! The audiobook is finished, and it’s just waiting its turn to be published. Once Book 11 is out the door, the audiobook version of Never Say Spy will be next on the list. And maybe I should post a bit of the early recording I did for it – it’s good for a laugh if nothing else!😉

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          • Karen

            You soo should kinda of a blooper version just for the fans.

            I’ve never read if thats the right word an audio book, but I do love a good radio play nice dark night with candles nothing better

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  9. Angela

    I’m going to need therapy waiting lol. I’ve just re-read the first 9 books and I’m part way through 10. Awesome. I love the characters. Thank you!

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  10. Barb

    Yippee! You have created such amazingly real characters that I, and I think your readers, care what happens to them. Am enjoying re-reading the earlier books but am so excited about #11. Thanks for so much entertainment, Diane.

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  11. Barb

    And as you write, please Diane have Ayden get some help for her commitment issues! She needs to be able to trust those who care so deeply for her.

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  12. Geoff Brown

    I need the next book NOW! I’m unable to sleep knowing that all is not well because Ayden’s not in control. She needs some love and she has 2 prospective partners. Please write even faster…..

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    • I’m doing my best! :-) *scurries off to write*

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    • Barb

      Geoff, I know how you feel! Book 11is needed by your ardent fans, Diane and am having a hard time waiting. Out of desperation, I have started re-reading the series starting with the first book. It is actually a great idea as I am reading them more slowly (I tend to pig out so to say when I find a book I enjoy, gobbling it up in record time) and am appreciating the character development in light of the future books. Still, can’t wait for #11!

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  13. el Tea

    That’s all anyone can do. Do your best, and write or paint for yourself first, being true to your own inner critic. If you work in hopes of pleasing everyone you will turn out the most boring tripe that will only please the least discriminating customers. If you surprise yourself, you will also surprise and delight the more critical amongst us. You clearly understand that some people will not like your first book and won’t buy book #2, but your loyal readers are very likely to still read more books even if there are elements that didn’t work for them in a single book. I don’t ever want to miss a word.

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  14. Billie Luman

    I have just finished reading the last book(#10) of Never Say Spy!!!! Truly the best one of the best series I have ever read !!! Thank-you for writing in Technicolor and such detail! Congratulations on your great writing skills and story telling!!!

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    • Thanks, Billie, that’s so great to hear! My writing process goes through predictable stages with each book and I was just at the ‘self-doubt’ stage with Book 11. Your kind words and encouragement made my day!:-)

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      • el Tea

        Hi Diane,
        The creative process is so interesting. So many of my own paintings go through a self-doubt stage that I named it The Ugly Teenage Phase.
        Mind you, I’ve never raised a child through adulthood, but from my memories of what my siblings and I put our parents through, I named the phase. In the last years of teens and for a few years thereafter, as the teenager transitions into the independence of adulthood, the child is such a beast- so bad that the parents are about to give up all hope of the kid turning into a reasonable adult. If the parents are assured not to give up hope, that they need to hang on for just a bit longer, the kid finally matures into responsible, glorious adulthood.
        This happens in my own work so often that when I see the frustration on the faces of my painting students, I can tell them that their painting is just an hour or two from the final, most fun part, namely adding the flourishes and small details that add the spark of life to the work.
        It is nice that you are seeing the stages your books go through and are recognising them as part of the process. It should help to ease your doubts that the book is doomed and to understand that it is almost done- and a thing of great beauty is just around the corner.

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        • Thanks, el Tea! It’s nice to know an artist of your calibre goes through the same process. And I got a giggle from ‘The Ugly Teenage Phase’! I didn’t experience that with my first books because I was writing only for myself, but now I feel a tremendous responsibility to my loyal readers. Every time I release a new book, I think, “Oh, I hope they aren’t disappointed!”

          The sad part is that with such a diverse readership, the exact same book will thrill some and disappoint others; so I just do my very best with each one and try not to put myself through the mental wringer.:-)

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  15. Thanks for your comments, Sandy, Barb, Geoff, and el Tea. You all make excellent points, and I enjoyed watching the discussion unfold! I’m privileged to welcome intelligent people like you to my blog – it’s so nice to see you present such well-considered opinions, and respect each other even when disagreeing.

    You guys rock – thanks for making my day!:-)

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  16. Barb

    Good points about Hellhound and if ‘it’ turns out to be him in the end, that is OK. He has his own demons as well but there is a much deeper level of trust between Ayden and Arnie than Ayden ank Kame. He is possessive and needs to come to terms with that. Doubt Ayden will ever be totally with either one, she is too much her own person. You’re keeping us guessing, Diane!

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  17. el Tea

    Hi Sandi and Geoff,
    I’ll grant the fact that in the poll, Team Kane is ahead of all others, but I agree totally with Geoff that Hellhound is the better match for Aydan. He is so emotionally supportive and nurturing, she is free to trust him totally. With him, Aydan isn’t tempted to be anything but her truest self. With Kane, it is constant conflict and Aydan is always sublimating her needs for what Kane wants or needs. I really don’t know what the majority see in Kane over Arnie.
    Kill off either man and you have lost the tension. At that point the series is over.

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  18. Geoff Brown

    I think Hellhound’s just hiding his true feelings because of hurt he’s both caused and received in the past. Once he’s got his head around that fact I believe he’d be the better of the two for Ayden. John comes across as being a bit too possessive for a long-term relationship to last.

    Geoff B.

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  19. Barb

    YES, YES, YES!!! But Hellhound is a good foil for Aden. She needs to start being as honest with Kane as she is with Arnie. But get Kane and Ayden at least into a stable relationship! PLEASE! A

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  20. Sandy

    Ok, I’m 40% into book 10 and while I don’t want you to kill Hellhound off, I wish out of loyalty to Kane (knowing his feelings for Ayden) Hellhound would cut out the physical relationship with Ayden. It seems like a lousy thing for Hellhound to do to Kane. Of course, this goes along with my romantic on-going wish that Ayden would just end up with Kane already!

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  21. Geoff Brown

    Please write faster….. ;o)

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  22. Barb

    Thanks for your reply Diane. Being a hopeless romantic, I would love to see John and Ayden finally having an open, honest relationship. Maybe you need to connect John’s mouth to his brain ( or another part of his anatomy) so the two of them can enjoy each other more. But keep Hellhound around too, at least he keeps Ayden on a more honest, level plain!
    Can’t wait to find out what happens next!
    B

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