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!

457 responses to “Guest Book

  1. Marilyn

    I just read Never Say Spy & loved it! I have to admit, I just about gave up on it when the portal came into play. I didn’t expect this to be sci-fi. But. The characters were so good, I just couldn’t put it down! I will probably read more of the series.

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    • Thanks for persevering through the unexpected sci-fi, Marilyn. I’m glad you enjoyed Never Say Spy in spite of it! :-) I hope you enjoy the next books if you decide to give them a try.

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  2. I follow your blog but have never been to this page and apparently had not signed up for notices. My friends and I just discovered that The Spy that Binds is out! Loved it, Loved it, Loved it. I have followed since I found Never Say Spy, FREE, and there are quite a few of us who love your books and grab them as soon as they come out, or in this case as soon as we find out. Thank you for Ayden, John, Spider, and especially Hellhound. Love your secondary characters too.

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    • Hi Jeanie! I’m sorry you didn’t hear about The Spies That Bind until now – I always announce the release on my blog, email notification list, and Facebook, but sometimes technology lets me down. I’m hoping the website redesign will make it a little easier for everyone to find information.

      Anyhow, I’m glad you finally got your copy, and I’m so pleased to hear you enjoyed it – that’s awesome! Thanks for letting me know.:-)

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  3. Sue Hamlet

    I love Ayden!!!! So kick ass & isn’t scared to be what she wants to be. Have downloaded all 11 books & can’t wait to read them. Have read the first twice, straight after finishing it, so HAD to get rest in series. Great find, thanks Ms Henders. Sue, UK

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    • Hi Sue! Thank you so much for buying the whole series – I’m thrilled by your vote of confidence! And thanks for taking the time to come by and tell me – I hope you enjoy Books 2 through 11.:-)

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  4. Mari Hill

    Thank you for writing such a terrific series. I don’t know if I can pick out just one character as favorite, I love ’em all!

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  5. Sheri Oosting

    Loved all 11 Spy books. Could not put them down until I read all 11. Only one complaint. I want MORE! Five stars

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  6. Rich steinmetz

    Just finished reading ‘Never say Spy’. It was fun. Ayden is just the type of women i would have loved to meet. The fun part for me is she is into home projects, as I have been doing for the past 35 years. If I were 10 years younger, taller, muscular, smarter, etc.., she would even be interested in me.

    Keep writing. I love strong female characters. I look forward to reading more of your books.

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    • Hi Rich! You made me laugh with that line: “If I were 10 years younger, taller, muscular, smarter, etc…” With a sense of humour like yours, she’d probably be interested in you anyway!:-)

      It’s great to hear that you enjoyed Never Say Spy – thank you for dropping by to tell me. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series!

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  7. Julie Gleinser

    I really enjoyed Never Say Spy! Ayden is my kind of character. Will she, Kane, Spider, and Hellhound meet up again?

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  8. I have enjoyed all of them except Spy High…it kinda dragged on for me. I like the high paced action of the other books better.

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    • I’m glad you enjoyed most of the series, Dea. I do my very best with all my books, but for some reason Spy High ended up slower-paced than the rest. I learn something new every time I write another book, and I guess that one was the ‘pacing’ lesson. Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out…😉

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      • Barb

        While Spy High was not my favourite in the series, it did introduce us to 3 wonderful characters; Skidmark, Moonbeam and Karma. Love them and was delighted to have Moonbeam and Karma return in book 11. Maybe they and Stemp will discover what sort of life they actually lead.

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        • Sue C

          I liked the ‘change of pace’ with Sky High. It served the purpose of humanizing Stemp, as well as introducing some more colorful characters. Besides Aydan needed a well earned break from her mundane life, lol. Also, I had no idea where the story was going, so it unfolded for me, one page at a time.

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  9. Karen Naylor

    Love all your books- can’t wait for the next one- I think Ayden & John and Ayden & Arnie are great together. Just need more time to have their romantic sexcapades together without interruptions. Ayden needs them both, and they each need her.

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  10. Aaron Caldwell

    Never say spy Good book will read next one, four stars

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  11. Hello every one! I am so excited to join you in your talks .I have truly loved every book. Yes I have read them all more than once. In reading them, I fell as if they have become my friends.
    I never can wait for the next book. In never say spy, I love the plot, and all the characters . I would not want anything different in this book. I think my favorite book was spy, spy away.but that is pushing it because I love them all

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    • Hi Tracy! I’m guessing you meant to put this comment on the Book Club page, but that’s okay – you’re welcome anywhere you want to comment.:-) And I’m so glad to hear the characters feel like friends to you – that makes my day. Thanks!

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  12. heather

    I’m so glad to have found Aydan. She’s amazing and fun and very close to my age and hair color😉 I just love the fact that she’s strong and doesn’t take crap from those that like to fling it her way. I’ve just started Reach for the Spy (book 3) and cannot stop reading – I started the series on Sunday evening. Unfortunately, I have a job and not enough vacation time to just sit at home and read…ha!!
    I hope to be back and let you know once I catch up to book 11. Thank you for this wonderful series and your fantastic writing!!! You’ve got one more fan in the US!

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    • Thanks, Heather – it’s great to hear from an Aydan lookalike, and I’m pumped that you’re enjoying the series so far! Nothing worse than starting a book on a Sunday evening, is there? 😉 I hope you find some reading time that doesn’t cut into gainful employment, and also hope you enjoy the rest of the series when you get to it. Thanks again for dropping by and giving me a smile!

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  13. I got your first book in the “Never Say Spy” series about 2 weeks ago and have since read all 11 books on my Kindle. I LOVE all of them! Ayden is an amazing heroine and she has some super sexy counter parts. I told my sister about the books and basically told her that I felt like I was losing my family as I was on the last book. I cannot wait until #12 comes out!

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    • Hi Anne! I’m so pleased and flattered that Aydan and her friends feel like family to you – thank you for dropping by to tell me! I promise I’ll get Book 12 out as soon as I possibly can.:-) I’ll be starting it soon, and once it’s under way I’ll post a weekly progress graph on my Books page. You can watch my progress here: https://blog.dianehenders.com/books/#12.

      Thanks again for your kind words – you made my day!

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  14. Lourdes Bobnis

    So loved your books, I read the series in five consecutive days! I was so disheartened when I thought Aydan & Kane were done, I almost stopped reading. Luckily there was another book with them back together at least as team members. I am the ever optimist and hope that those two end up together… Thank you for providing me a wonderful escape again and again! Looking forward to my Spy adventures!

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    • Thanks, Lourdes! Wow, you really blew through the series! Thanks for persevering through your disappointment, too.:-) Don’t give up hope – I never know what those two are going to do until I start writing, so who knows what might happen?

      Thank you for visiting and commenting – it’s great to hear that you’ve enjoyed the books so far!

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  15. Ernie

    Great read, when is the next one coming, with some of the same people

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    • Hi Ernie – I’m glad you enjoyed the book! If you read ‘Never Say Spy’, it’s Book 1 of a (so far) 11-book series about the same characters, and Book 2 is titled ‘The Spy Is Cast’. If you meant you’d read Book 11, ‘The Spies That Bind’, then Book 12 is tentatively scheduled for late 2016. Thanks for your comment!:-)

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  16. Malcolm Bernard

    Diane,
    Love your books and have read everyone, but book 11 The Spies That Bind, I thought was the best so far. Your books have me laughing, crying and on the edge of my seat and cannot wait for Book 12.
    Keep them coming

    Malcolm

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    • Thank you, Malcolm! I’m so pleased that you liked Book 11 best – I’m always striving to improve my writing so it’s nice to hear I succeeded with that one.:-) Thanks for taking the time to come by and tell me!

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  17. Barb

    Diane you absolutely nailed it with Book 11, The Spies that Bind. The story was so unexpected but riveting! Loved the way you brought past characters into the story as well as introduced a few new ones. Humanizing Stemp brilliant as was bringing in his parents. As normal, I gobbled up this book in about 2 days but am looking forward to re reading it in a few weeks. Love your books and while I would love to have Book 12 out in a few months, perfection takes time! Thanks again for the many hours of reading pleasure!

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    • Hi Barb! I’m so glad you loved The Spies That Bind – thank you for letting me know! I thought the plot twist might be a bit of shock, so I’m glad it was a good shock. :-) I’m thoroughly enjoying Stemp’s new humanity, too. He’s been buttoned down for so long, who knows what might happen when he breaks out of his mold? It’ll be fun to find out… off to begin plotting Book 12 now!

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      • Barb

        Also, loved the way you brought ‘real life events’ into the story line. Being from the Kootenay region of B C, the reference to bears acting as sentries was brilliant. Too bad they faced the same end both in reality and in fiction.

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  18. Rick Goodnow

    Always looking for new good authors. Just got Never Say Spy from bookbub. I hope it’s the start of a long relationship.

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  19. Sandra Saunders

    Just read book 11 . As usual find it hard to put down, it had just the right mix of everything, looking forward to the next one

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  20. Enjoyed the book
    4 stars
    Plan on reading the second.

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  21. Kathy Hurst

    I absolutely loved all the Spy books, I started with Never Say Spy and had to have all the others, I am looking forward to the 12th one.

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  22. Ruth

    I just finished Never Say Spy, it was great! Wish I could be like Ayden!

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  23. Laura

    OMG!!! Loved book 11! So well done, I couldnt put it down! Just in case you don’t hear it often enough..” Your Awesome!” Keep up the great work Diane! Id say hurry up with book 12, but you can’t mess with perfection, take all the time you need..they just keep getting better!!!

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    • Thanks, Laura – I’m pumped that you loved Book 11! By the time I emerge from the deluge of writing and editing I don’t have a clue whether a book’s any good or not, so it’s wonderful (and a huge relief) to hear that my hard work was worth it. Thanks for your encouragement!:-)

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  24. Marilyn Burnell

    I have all the Never Say Spy books on my kindle and have read them several times. Well, not the latest one,yet. Ayden is my favorite character but Hellhound is a close second. I like that Ayden is a strong woman, able to do her own home repairs and auto maintenance as well as protect herself, even when/if that means she has to kill some bad guys.
    As for Hellhound, well, lets just say that musicians can be very good with their hands and I’m glad Ayden is capable of looking past his exterior and see the beautiful person he is inside. Yes, I know he has to do some unpleasant things, any soldier or law enforcement officer has to be willing to do those same things, it’s part of their job.
    Ok, I better stop now. Keep those books coming.

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    • Hi Marilyn! I’m so glad that you enjoy Aydan’s slightly unusual skill set, and that you love Hellhound – he’s one of my favourite characters to write! And I’m flattered to hear that you’ve re-read the series – that makes my day! Thank you so much for dropping by to tell me.:-)

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  25. Valerie

    Very well done, Diane! I was wondering how this (book 11) would move the story and the relationships along and it is perfect. Can’t wait to read #12 to see if I am forecasting correctly. Hope so – but surprises are always good too! Think I have just picked up my new swearing mantra…It may be a good way for us Diane Henders fans to identify each other!

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    • LOL! Maybe we need T-shirts… but then again, once it was censored for public viewing, it’d just look as though we were wearing shirts with big black rectangles all over them.😉

      I’m so glad you enjoyed Book 11! I’m not quite sure yet what Book 12 will bring, but I’ve already got a few twists in mind. Off to my plotting now… *rubs hands together and emits evil chuckle*

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  26. Judith Hibson

    Loved The Spies That Bind. Read till 3.30 am. Then posted a review on Amazon. So sorry, I should have waited till morning. Oh wait, it was morning.
    I have so many errors in there I am cringing at the thought. I hope no one reads it before the editing I have done goes through.
    Can I have some cheese to go with my wine?
    This book ticked all my boxes. Just great.
    Keep up the excellent work. The stories really are getting better with every book.
    Thank you for taking the time to give so many people so much pleasure.
    Jude

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  27. Erica Ingram

    I am at times a binge reader. When I find a series I like it’s just what happens. I have read all 10 books in about 6 weeks. I have really enjoyed this series and am looking forward to the next book. I love Aydan and can relate to her character on my levels. My husband has given me a few odd looks when I just laugh out loud at what’s going on. I have gotten so involved in these characters that I actually had a physical reaction – sick to my stomach – when Aydan got into trouble and the result that led to with John in book 10! I enjoy your writing style very much. Keep the books coming!!

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    • Thanks, Erica – I’m so glad you enjoyed the series enough to binge-read! And I’d apologize for your sick stomach, but I’m actually really pleased that you got into the books that deeply. So I’m (insincerely) sorry about that.😉

      Thanks for the encouragement, too – the books will keep coming (at least for a little while – I’m not sure where this series will end). Book 11 was just released today, and I’ll be starting work on Book 12 very soon!

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  28. Sue

    I just reread all 10 books, and enjoyed them even more. I treasure my Kindle and how easy it is to have all of your books on it, and in their own section, so I don’t have to search for them in the archives. Your characters are so wonderfully written. The strength and insecurities, honor and responsibilities, integrity and deception, create very real characters, albeit with some extraordinary powers:)
    Anxiously awaiting book #11~Sue

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    • Thanks, Sue! I’m so flattered that you consider the series worth rereading, and that you enjoyed it the second time around, too! I love finding out what makes my characters tick, so it’s great to hear that you enjoy that, too. Thanks for taking the time to come by and tell me!

      P.S. I’m into the ‘final push’ of Book 11, so I’m hoping it will flow quickly now! :-)

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      • Sue

        We will all be happy to devour it, then wait for the next one! So, I will probably reread once more…it helps that I have CRS…sigh. I realize that my first post was incomplete. It is your humor, and Aydan’s thoughts as well as her words, that drew me to your writing from the start. Aydan’s mind works a little bit like Mary Hartman. Humor makes life worth living.

        P.S. I am all for a quick flow!

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  29. Kim Harris

    Hi just finished your book and loved it. Can’t wait for the new one. Thanks for the read i honestly couldn’t put it down. Sincerly, Kim

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  30. Why can’t my kryptonite be healthy vegetables instead of pizza and any kind of unhealthy carbs?

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  31. Donna Freer

    I heard about Never Say Spy on face book an I read it two days. I enjoyed reading and on to Book 2. Happy New Year

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  32. I started reading Book One of Never Say Spy and instantly felt guilty that I was enjoying it so much that I wouldn’t read it aloud to my hubby. (Luckily, I have a high tolerance for guilt). I did TELL him about it and read a couple of one-liners that made us both laugh. But no way was I going to be able to slowly read it aloud to a man who actually doesn’t mind my reading a book aloud, regardless of the fact that it takes DAYS to get through a book that way!

    I loved the characters. Love the action (and there was a LOT of it). Loved the total irreverence that kept making me laugh. Love that it was a little bit sci fi. Also .. I really love reading about hot steamy sex that doesn’t involve my having to read the detailed explanation of how that all works.

    I am totally going to be reading the rest of this series … and I suspect that I may branch out and read more books by you, as well. Maybe even before I read this one a second time. It was that cute!.. and well written!

    Thank you for a terrific evening, Diane!

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    • Thanks, Barbara – I’m so pleased that you loved Never Say Spy, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series! (And I giggled over your ‘high tolerance for guilt’. Maybe when the audiobook version comes out your hubby will finally get to hear the whole thing aloud.)😉

      I really appreciate you taking the time to come by and give me your kind comments – you made my day!

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  33. Patricia Gayadat

    I found this series by chance. I am starting the 1st book “never say spy” right now (12:36 am – Toronto, Canada). Based on the reviews I am sure I will enjoy it. Will keep you updated on my progress……🤓

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  34. Suzie Johnson

    I love your Spy books, the fans on the Book Gossip page clued me in. As to a favorite character — can’t choose just one! Thanks for some terrific reads.😀

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  35. mary-anne goss

    Recently back from a trip through Canada, I came across your books while having a surf through Kobo. I looked at Aydan, and it was a case of stroppy female, near my age, and been around the blocks enough to know what do with friends with benefits, yes ticked all my boxes. Am now hooked,and am adding you to my list of favourite writers. Its even better that I know some of the places she’s been. Please keep writing.

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    • Thanks, Mary-Anne! I hope you enjoyed your trip through Canada. I’m very pleased to be on your ‘favourite writer’ list, and I love it when I hear from readers who identify with Aydan! It’s nice to know she’s in good company.😉

      Thank you for taking the time to drop by and comment – I really appreciate the encouragement!

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  36. Michial Schmitt

    Thanks to Robin Reads from Amazon, I was introduced to Aydan Kelly in their weekly releases and suggestions. I just finished “Never Say Spy”. Now what do I do?? With this book I just HAVE to add another author series to my already bulging collection of authors. This was a “can’t seem to put down” book. Once started, I just had to keep going because the flow of the story was so captivating. Now I have to get another to read. Very well done! Love the character immensely. As soon as I can find where to give it the 5 stars it deserves, I will. Thanks again.

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    • Hi Michial – I’m so pleased that you enjoyed Never Say Spy, and thank you for taking the time to drop by and tell me. I’m flattered that you’re making room for me in your ‘author collection’, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series if/when you get to it. (I have a bulging ‘to-read’ pile myself, so I know it’s a mixed blessing – all those wonderful possibilities and no time to explore them.)

      Thanks again for your kind words – you gave me a smile today!

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  37. Geoff Brown

    I’ve just read all 10 in the past few weeks – Brilliant!
    Please write faster!

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  38. Dawn Walker

    My favorite book series! Love them!

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  39. I grabbed my much neglected Tiny tablet to take on a family vacation to the Big Isle of Hawaii. It was a last minute gesture just in case I had time to tuck in a little reading! Much to my delete, I’m anticipating starting Book 4, and we’re still on vacation! Your female Gov’t Agent is just the right companion for a fun filled family vacation! While enjoying our family adventures, I anticipate the quiet times greatly, because I know Auden awaits! What a fun character! My favorite moments are when she experiences her own appreciation of her home, land & garden. I just love her resourcefulness & personal virtues!
    My favorite male character is her dear Biker friend. Their mutual respect and affection is something to desire!
    Your imagination & technical savvy is awe inspiring! Perfect vacation accompianment ! Looking forward to more!
    Maggie Long , Kapoho, Hi

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    • Thanks, Maggie! It’s great to hear you’re enjoying the series, and especially in such a beautiful setting. I looked out the window at the snow today and then clicked over to the Hawaii vacations page.😉 Don’t know if we’ll get there, but it’s nice to dream.

      I’m so glad you like Hellhound, too – I love writing all my characters, but he’s one of my favourites! Thank you for your kind words, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series. Aloha!

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  40. Lisa

    I read the first 6 books in 12 days. I can’t download the rest until I get some work done. The books are addictive!

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  41. I am not a fan of the spy genre, am a prude when it comes to cussing, an old-fashioned romantic when it comes to love and sex, and one who would definitely not identify with a middle-aged female protagonist.
    So how does it come about that I couldn’t leave Book 1 alone unless absolutely forced to (which unkind fates duly did in mid-stream, to my fury)? Or that I am eagerly seeking an opportunity to launch further into the second?
    Well, I suppose it could be because they are exciting, gripping, amusing, witty, and fun generally. My only complaint is that Aydan suffers too much collateral damage, and dishes out too much of the same to colleagues and not enough to baddies.

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    • Wow, thanks for persevering through all the strikes against Book 1! :-) I’m pleased that you were still able to enjoy the story in spite of everything. (And in later books Aydan does get better at figuring out who the true bad guys are and sending a little collateral damage their way.) I hope you enjoy Book 2!

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  42. Leona

    I am a new fan but an avid one! I have finished #1 and #2 so far, am working on #3. I love the characters in your Never Say Spy series! The plots are fast paced and exciting with lots of twists. I love that you live in Alberta (somewhere!) as I am living in Calgary so it’s very cool that I can visualize some of the settings you use.

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    • Hi Leona – It’s nice to hear from a ‘neighbour’! And it’s cool that you’re enjoying the references to places you know. (One of my other fans wrote to tell me that he’ll never drive through the underpass at Glenmore and Heritage again without looking for a dark blue panel van – you’ll see why when you get to Book 7.)😉

      Thanks for dropping by to comment!

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  43. Garrick V.

    Hi Diane! Did anyone tell you that you look exactly as Aydan? And because I am in love with Aydan I’m falling for you as well. Just sent you a private e-mail. Sorry, can’t talk longer – I am on my way to book #4. Ttyl!

    Your reader – Garrick.

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    • Hi Garrick! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the series, and I hope you like #4! I’m sorry I didn’t get your email, though – my email provider has been having problems lately so I suspect yours isn’t the only one to have slipped through the cracks. I’m changing providers, so I hope to be ‘back to normal’ soon. If you want to try emailing me again, I’ll keep my eyes open for your email. Thanks for taking the time to write!

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  44. Diane: I love it when I find a great author! Y’all probably love it, too, because I wind my way through all your books, in order, if I can. (The first free or nearly free book is a great idea to get us hooked.) The two books I’ve read are well written, action packed, with good-guy characters I’d like to know in person. Now that you have multiples in the series, it would help if the electronic titles (for my Nook purchase) had (#2, #3, etc.) so I know I’m buying and reading in the right order.) Thank you for enjoyable mini-vacations! And, now, on to buy #3…

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    • Hi Betsy – I’m glad you’re enjoying the series so far! That’s a great suggestion about the numbering system – I didn’t realize the Nook versions didn’t include the series order in the titles. Thanks for letting me know.

      I really appreciate you taking the time to drop by and comment – your kind words made my day.:-) I hope you enjoy #3!

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      • You’re welcome. Another positive comment? I love that you have written decent-sized books (300+ pages) where you rounded out character personalities and back stories with very little repetition within the book. I’m up to #7, and you’re writing is getting even better. Kudos!

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  45. June Overdorf

    Loved your book Never Say Spy! Looking forward to the next one.

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