Guest Book

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I’d love it if you’d say hi here in my “guest book” – just scroll to the comment box at the bottom (or use the link to skip down).  Better still, tell me who your favourite character is, or a fun fact about yourself.  Welcome!

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Like any good host, I want to make sure all my guests are enjoying themselves. I wouldn’t intentionally put vegetarians and carnivores in the same room at a party, so I hope you’ll understand why I want to keep fans and critics on separate pages. If your criticism ends up on the wrong page, I’ll transfer it to the correct one.  Thanks for your understanding!

523 responses to “Guest Book

  1. Paul Sjogren

    Hi Diane,
    I just finished book #10 and finally took a breath! Holy shit what a ride! I just wanted to take a sec and say I am a Brad Thor, Mark Greaney and Brad Taylor sorta guy… so when this red headed bookkeeper first grabbed my attention, I thought ok honey you got some big shoes to fill! Lol.. And SHE SURE AS HELL DID!
    I love the way characters have developed and Hellhound continues to be one of my favorite characters in any series I’ve read!
    Thanks for a truly great read! Paul


    • Hi Paul! I’m grinning from ear to ear – I’m so pumped that Aydan managed to hold her own against such heavy hitters! 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed the series up to #10 (#11 came out last spring and I’m working on #12), and I always love to hear that Hellhound is a favourite – he makes me smile every time I write him.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting – you made my day!


  2. louisa

    Hi Diane
    I have to say I am team Hellhound-Kane is too annoying with never believing anything that he does not want to hear. I have read the books multiple times and find something new each time.


    • Hi Louisa! I’m so pleased to hear that you’ve re-read the series several times – that makes my day! And it’s great to hear from Team Hellhound, too. I have so much fun writing him!

      Thanks for dropping by! 🙂


  3. Jenny

    Hey Diane! I just finished book 11 of the spy series! I was looking all over for a good female spy book, and this series was exactly what I was looking for! I love all the characters, but if I had to choose one it would be…. AL Helman, Arnie’s costume character. He was hilarious! I hope we get to see him again! Also, I’m for Team Kane/Aydan. I understand her phobias (I’ve been there, too), but these two could be amazing together if they could work it out. But, if not I understand that, too. Amazing books!


    • Hi Jenny! I’m so glad you enjoyed the series – thanks for dropping by to brighten my day with your kind words. And I’m grinning just thinking about Al Hamlin – that scene was so much fun to write! I don’t know whether Al will make a repeat appearance, but if he does I’m sure it’ll be memorable for all concerned. And, hey, you never know what might happen with Aydan and John (I know I don’t). 😉

      Thanks again for taking the time to come by and comment!


  4. Janet Westberry

    I have ABSOLUTELY loved!!! the never say spy series! Love Aydan and Hellhound and Stemp and Spider and all the rest of the characters! Read all 11 books and couldn’t put them down!! Hope we haven’t seen the last of the accidental spy/heroine!!


    • Thanks, Janet – I’m thrilled that you’ve loved the series! 😀 I’m hard at work on Book 12, so there are more adventures coming for Aydan and the gang.

      I really appreciate you taking the time to drop by and comment – thank you for making my day!


  5. Dorothy

    You say there are no women 50+ as lead characters. I met Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple fairly early in life (mine, not hers!); and I loved Dorothy Gilman’s Mrs Pollifax books. I was convinced at first reading that Ayden must be Emily’s granddaughter…or great-granddaughter.

    Thanks so much for the distraction your books provide when I need it most! I’m anxiously awaiting the next installment.



    • Oh, you’re right! 🙂 I’ve loved Mrs. Pollifax ever since I first encountered her back in the 70s. I still have all of Dorothy Gilman’s books in paperback. And I’m flattered that you think Aydan could be related to Emily – that would be an honour indeed.

      It’s great to hear that you’ve been enjoying Aydan and the gang – thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment!


  6. You have a very nice website. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. 🙂


  7. Ron Ziarnick

    Spy series are fantastic. Found the first one by accident and in the past month I have read all 11. When is the next one due out?


    • Hi Ron! I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying the series – thanks for dropping by to tell me! Book 12 is due out in December 2016, and you can watch my progress here: (I haven’t posted an update for a few weeks because we’re selling our house and moving, but I’m back to work this week.) Or if you’d like to get an email whenever a new book is released, my notification sign-up is here: Thanks again for stopping by! 🙂


    • Lynda Shafer

      I just finished book one of the “never say spy series”. I have truly enjoyed reading this first book. I intend on reading the next one as well. I would rate this book as a 5 star. I really like when authors put the first of a series out free, that way you don’t have to buy the next one if you didn’t enjoy the first. As I said I’m getting ready to buy next in the series.


  8. Kathleen

    Hi Diane- I started your series last year- got the first one free early 2015 and read all that I could find of Aydans’ stories.. Just reread them and found you had 2 more out. too cool!! I really like Spider (besides Aydan of course – I’m over 50 myself). I can’t wait to see how you manage for Stemp and his parents to find out they are in the same business.. it’ll be a riot. I really like learning more about Canadians. I didn’t know that Canadians had teams in this cluskerf going on eastern europe/n africa. And I really thought that Canada- the whole thing was snow bound Oct – April.. guess not from the commune.. you can just grumble about ignorant Texans and be right. When you talk about how hot it is- I’m dying laughing- it’s Sept and we’ve had several days over 100F still. I’m going to sign up for your notice of new books and I can’t wait!!! BEST to You!


    • Thanks, Kathleen! I’m so glad you’re enjoying Aydan and the gang, and soaking up some Canadian trivia at the same time. And I’m not about to poke fun at you for thinking we’re snowbound most of the time – the way I whine and moan about the snow on my blog, that’s a perfectly reasonable conclusion. 😉

      And I’ll laugh along with you at us thinking our weather is “hot”… but I’m really glad I don’t have to deal with the kind of “hot” you get down there. I’d be a grease spot on the pavement!

      Thank you so much for dropping by and giving me a smile today!


  9. Kathy

    Started your Spy series. I got the first ebook free, now I am hooked! Love them! I hope you can write faster then I can read, don’t want them to end! Keep up the great work.


    • Hi Kathy – I’m so glad you’re enjoying the series! Thanks for taking the time to drop by and tell me – that makes my day! I’m working on Book 12, but I suspect you’ll catch up before I finish it.🙂


  10. Larry J

    Thanks for the personal reply. Spent ,34 years in law enforcement and retired for 13 years. (In California). Your books are a fun read.


    • Wow, 34 years! I’m so impressed with anyone who can stay in such a demanding job for so long – you must have been good at it. And it’s great to hear that someone with your background enjoys the Never Say Spy series! I have a lot of respect for people in law enforcement, and I hope that comes through in my writing.🙂


  11. Larry J.

    Hi Diane, more “Spy” novels. I’ve read all of them. What happens to John? Maybe you can figure out a way Stemp learns all about his parents. Don’t stop now!!!!


  12. Martin

    Thanks for a great book Never say spy was, I look forward to your next one. I give you 5 stars for this one.
    Martin Harris


  13. Barbara

    I loved everyone of the books and can’t wait for number 12, I couldn’t stop reading once I started, you are a wonderful writer. Keep it up and soon.


  14. Denise Goins

    Hi Diane, it’seems been so long I doubt you remember me & I’very missed you & your books! My old Nook stopped working, so I was using a tablet which memory is full, & classes haven’t been a breeze–but now I’m back w/a new Samsung Galaxy Note Nook! I’murdered about to start book 9 & since I can’tell wait, I will write again when I am finished w/it. Bye for now!


  15. Aida lopez

    Loved every book . Hope you are writing more . One of the characters that stand out to me is Hellbound.


  16. Denise Windle

    Just read book #1,now I have GOT to read the rest! Loved it!


  17. Debbie

    Fantastic series. Cant wait for book 12..


  18. Nooooooooo…..don’t talk about “the last book of the series”…I want to know Moonbeam and Karma’s secret but I don’t want the series to ever end! How about changing that to “it might not happen until a later book in the series.”


    • LOL! Okay… and you can feel safe with that because I honestly don’t know how many more books there will be or whether their secret might slip out earlier.🙂


      • Karen L

        Thank goodness! What are you trying to do, Diane? Give your readers anxiety attacks? No more Aidan adventures? I might as well go to bed and stay there! But I’m with sueiniowa, I wanna know the secret! Love the parents, especially Moonbeam.

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  19. Ann-Marie

    Thanks for some great holiday reading, enjoyed the first free book then after that I’ve binge read all 11 books over the last 4 weeks and looking forward to No.12. I enjoyed putting faces to characters on your Pinterest page, took me a while to enjoy all the nominees for Kane but settled on Ed Quinn, it’s the eyes. Well thought out plots that keep you hooked until the last page, just wish I had Aydan’s energy. Looking forward to seeing how John settles down to being a Dad and if Hellhound learns to relax even more round Aydan’s and have some ‘well deserved’ quality time. Please let Stemp know that his parents are cool and not just laid back hippies, the networking they could do together would be immense. Keep them coming x


    • Hi Ann-Marie! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed the series (and so quickly, too)! Thanks for dropping by to let me know. I agree with you about Ed Quinn – it was the eyes that got me, too! I’ve had lots of great casting suggestions from readers, so I need to update my Pinterest boards again soon.

      Stemp and his parents have a lot to learn about each other, and I just discovered something new about Moonbeam and Karma this morning, too! They’re hiding an even bigger secret than I realized. I’m looking forward to revealing it, but it might not happen until the last book of the series. Time will tell…

      Thanks again for your kind words!🙂


  20. Mary Magdalene Days

    5*…I could relate as similar events have occurred to me, as an unwilling participant in circumstances I was way over my head in .TG for Seals, FBI and not so much, CIA. I, too, had diff convincing them I was NOT black ops. Oh, the story I could tell but can’t write due to PTSD. I need a ghost writer. I can talk about it but it is to difficult for me to write.


  21. James Svaglic

    The spys that Binds is a page turner. You need to write faster to keep up with my reading needs. On a 1 to 5 star scale I give it a 10.


  22. Grace Cifelli

    Hello Diane, I enjoyed all 11 of your Spy series books! Love Kane and don’t you kill off Hellhound! All the characters in your books are great! Aydan, oh my love her. You have an awesome writing style, keep up the great writing. Looking forward to #12


    • Hi Grace! It’s so great to hear that you’re enjoying the series and can cheer for both Kane and Hellhound! 🙂 I’m hard at work on Book 12 – mainly plotting at this stage, but I expect to get more words on the page very soon. Thanks for your encouragement – that makes my day!


  23. artina Harkins

    The JD Nixon fan club turned me on to your books about 2 weeks ago. I’ve just finished binge reading all 11 of them and can’t wait for 12 to be finished. I’m definitely on team Hellhound. Kane is just too conventional. He needs to get back with his ex and do the family thing. As much as there might be heat between Ayden and Kane, I can’t see them ever making a go of it as a couple.


    • Wow, you really blew through the series – I’m glad you enjoyed it! (And many thanks to the JD Nixon fan club for sending you my way!) 🙂 Aydan and Kane’s dynamic is a frequent topic of debate over at the Virtual
      Backyard Book Club
      , so you’re in good company. Thanks for taking the time to drop by and comment!


  24. Leigh MACDONALD

    Like others I was able to read the first book free. Love it and have now read 3. On to the next! As a Canadian, am really enjoying a series based in Canada with a 40+ protagonist!


  25. Rose

    Brilliant books. Downloaded the first out of curiosity, and because it was free and now have bought all 11 and read them and awaiting number 12. Kane or Hellhound? No contest, Hellhound!


  26. Eileen

    I am so, so glad that I stumbled upon your books! I was just finishing up a different series on my Kindle and was looking through the “Other readers also enjoyed…” blurb on the bottom of the Amazon page. I clicked on the first book in your series and couldn’t believe that your main character was in her mid to late 40’s. I LOVED that! Being 48 plus several months (who’s counting?!) my experiences and humor had a difficult time relating with all of the female characters in their 20’s. Good God, you’d think that most authors consider women in their 40’s shriveled up prudes. Well, there’s a whole lotta us out there that aren’t. fact most of us try to stay far, far away from them!!
    Getting back to you, I love your characters, your settings, your plot development, your humor and tenderness. Flat out crazy aboutcha.
    I live in Wisconsin with my husband and two children but lived in the Pacific Northwest for several years, and have traveled through Canada enough to picture the area you write about (Vancouver, Lake Louise, Calgary, etc..)
    I realize I’m rambling now so I’ll sign off. But I just really wanted to let you know that I think you’re fabulous.


    • Thanks, Eileen – that makes my day!😀 It’s great to ‘meet’ a kick-ass 40-something who’s bucking the stereotype! I have a blast writing Aydan and the gang, so it’s very cool to hear that you love them as much as I do. It’s always fun to hear from someone who recognizes the settings, too – it makes the world seem a little cozier.

      Thank you for dropping by and brightening my day with your lovely compliments!🙂


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