Guest Book

Thanks for visiting!

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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If you didn’t enjoy my books and/or want to offer criticism, please click here.

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!

647 responses to “Guest Book

  1. Tori Moore

    It’s refreshing to see a female protagonist that has retained her humanity, she is both soft, sexy and ribald and yet carries her heart on her sleeve. She has many kinds of love, and lust in her emotional baggage. if more women we’re open and honest they would see some of themselves in the varied shades of her female images. I am a professional, and my job often entails hiding my emotions, being strong for others. It is refreshing to read, relax and giggle at the mischief she gets herself into. Diane… keep them coming…. I enjoy being able to get a good full length story, watch the characters grow and change. The value is great… and the enjoyment immeasurable. Thank you

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    • Hi Tori! I’m so glad you’re enjoying Aydan! Your assessment of her makes me happy – you’ve described exactly the kind of character I intended to write. 🙂 It’s tough to have to close down parts of your personality at work – I’m glad that Aydan and the gang gave you a break and a giggle. Thank you for taking time out of your busy days to come by and comment!

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  2. Lynne

    I just love these books. I start and I cannot put them down. Who wins?
    Hellhound or Kane? :`)

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    • I wouldn’t want to give any spoilers… but even if I did want to, I couldn’t – I don’t even know yet myself. I guess we’ll all have to find out together. 😉

      It’s great to hear you’re loving the series, though – thanks for dropping by to tell me!

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  3. Diane

    Loved never say spy
    Loved loved loved it
    5 stars
    Stayed up till 3 AM to finish it
    I’m ordering the next one now

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    • Wow, thanks, Diane! Reading ’til 3 AM; ouch! I hope you’re caught up on your sleep now. I’m thrilled that you were so immersed in Never Say Spy, and I hope you enjoy The Spy Is Cast!

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  4. donna bornhuse

    love your books especially spy high my favourite so far

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  5. Kathy DeMello

    5 stars! Really enjoyed Never Say Spy, could not put it down. Funny & Sexy & Thrilling!
    Loved it!

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  6. Michael Hearte

    5 stars. Great book

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  7. Rose

    Aydan tickles the shit out of me. I’m waiting on#13. Hurry up please. I haven’t been able to put them down. Binge reading and giggling like a fool. Great stuff.

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    • Thanks, Rose! It’s great to hear that you’ve been giggling – that makes me happy! And I promise I’m hard at work on Book 13 – I hope to have enough plotting done so that I can start putting words on the page within the next week or so. 🙂

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  8. Sandy

    I’ve been taking advantage of free books on Kobo and Bookbub and came across your first one. Normally the free books are teasers to get you interested, and most of the time I can resist temptation. But yours had me hooked right from the start. I’ve been binge reading them and have been late for work, absent from my husband, and generally completely immersed. I’ve had to go into allowance debt to pay for my habit. So much so that after reading all 11 books in a week I started over the next day and read them again within another week, savouring my favourite parts (pretty much anything with Arnie). I usually buy a series for my mother and this one will be my next gift.

    Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation from real life.

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    • You’re welcome, Sandy – I’m thrilled that you got so immersed in the series! Sorry about the allowance debt, though. And just to make things worse, Book 12 has been released now. I’d apologize, but it wouldn’t be very sincere. 😉

      Thank you so much for buying the series for your mother, too! I really appreciate your kind words and support, and I always love to hear from Team Arnie! He’s one of my favourite characters to write.

      Thanks for taking the time to come and say hi!

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  9. Larry J.

    Just finished book#12 and now waiting for #13. What I like about your books is the fact that they’re easy to read, exciting, and occasionally have a twist. I don’t have to “think” or second guess what the author (you) are trying to convey to the reader. Very entertaining book. I’m not a fan of love stories but the romance is inserted (don’t second guess the word “inserted”) in a way that makes your story flow. Keep writing these spy novels and thanks.

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  10. Lori J Smith

    😍😍😍😍😍. I just finished Never Say Spy, and what a great time I had! I love a heroine that is smart, funnny, tough, sexy and old enough to know what she wants. I’m hooked!

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  11. Frank Klock

    5 Stars, Definately. Can’t wait to get another. I just finished Book 1 and loved it. Unfortunately I have very little criticism (I know how important that is – I’m trying to write myself, but am better at short stories.) I loved the action and plot twists; though a couple were a bit obvious (normal for a first book, I think, at least for me). The characters are great, I love Ayden’s sexiness (more please and maybe earlier in the book, though I don’t know where given the nature of the plot – this is from a dirty old man of 66 who thinks he’s younger) and construction abilities – I’d love to see Webb’s character developed a bit more, computer nerds are people too, kidding. Hellhound’s first description is a bit at odds with his later actions, maybe clean him up for his second apperance in the book – though you likely did in later books.
    That’s about it for now. Thanks for a great diversion and inspiration.
    Frank (aka Ffransis Gruffydd)

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    • Thanks, Frank! It’s nice to hear from a fellow writer and dirty young man of 66 – Aydan sends her best regards. 😉 I’m glad you enjoyed Never Say Spy, and you’re right, the characters do continue to develop in the subsequent books.

      Short stories are a great way to develop your writing skills, and kudos to you for undertaking them! If you’re honing your craft, one of my favourite resources is Janice Hardy’s Fiction University – she has tons of valuable writing and publishing information completely free on her blog at http://blog.janicehardy.com/.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment, and best of luck with your writing!

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  12. Sandi

    ***** Never Say Spy was amazing! Kept waiting to hear the “truth” about Ayden. Incredible thriller! Thank you!

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  13. I’m totally having a blast w your books. I’ve been binge reading them the last several days, just finished #5, you’re added to my short list of kindle authors I LOVE!
    I actually need to take a break and let my wallet and my chores get caught up. But I’m so glad you’re so prolific, I have lots to look forward to!

    This would be longer but I’m on my phone

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    • Thanks, Marna! I’m so happy that you’re enjoying the series, and I’m very flattered to be on your short list! I totally understand about needing some catch-up time – I have the same problem. So many books available, so little time… 😉

      I really appreciate you taking the time to drop by and say hi, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series when you get to it.

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  14. Never Say Spy. My first time reading your work. It was excellent. I’m sure it could be better, but then almost everything and everyone can get better. Frankly, with Kane coming to the rescue one more time I got to thinking there was going to be a twist; he was going to be part of the evil, not the hero you made him out to be. Well, glad you didn’t go that route but the fact that you kept me engrossed to the end…good writing. I’ll read more.
    All the best
    Gary

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    • Hi Gary! I’m glad you liked Never Say Spy – welcome to Aydan’s world! I’m happy to hear I kept you guessing until the very end. Thanks for taking the time to come by here and comment, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series if you decide to give it a try! 🙂

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  15. Pat

    Oh-one more thing I neglected to mention-those sex passages are “toe curling”—THANK YOU, DH

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  16. BarbC

    Just finished Kiss and Say Good Spy (for the second time!) and loved it as I have all your books. The way your characters are growing and changing makes the series always so interesting and enjoyable. Seeing Ayden working to become more confident in her new role adds a new dimension to the story. Humanizing Stemp , allowing that little glimpse of a complex personality behind his outward stoic exterior, makes him much more real … and likable. And the evolution of the Arnie/John/Ayden triangle seems to be unfolding to its logical and (hopefully) proper conclusion. You’ve given me hope, Diane! Can’t wait to see how their world unfolds in Book 13.
    Thanks for such an entertaining, enjoyable series.

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    • Aw, thanks, Barb! I’m flattered that you considered Kiss And Say Good Spy to be worth a re-read, and it’s great to hear that you’re enjoying the evolution of the characters through the series. I’ve had fun discovering all their quirks as I go along, too, and I’m looking forward to working on Stemp a little more. He’s been a very interesting character to write!

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  17. Pat

    Oh my!!! Just finished a “spy..” marathon-12 books-12 day. Don’t remember the last time I’ve gotten so attached to a series. I am amazed I care so much for the lives of those fictional characters. Frankly I could accept it should the story stop at #12. Plenty of info to allow for imaginative
    Follow ups. The character development has been so good- in my mind I can only see one ending .(but not to be a ” spoiler” I won’t elaborate)…I will say two things stand out in #12 that bring me to this conclusion. Ultimately DH is our author so it’s in her hands- regardless of the future offerings “Thanks DH for a great read!!!!”

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    • Wow, Pat – 12 books in 12 days!?! We’re kindred spirits – I’m a bookaholic, too! And I’m thrilled and flattered that you got so deeply into the series and characters! I love writing all of the gang – just when I think I have them all figured out, they throw another twist at me.

      Thank you so much for your kind words, and for the taking the time to come by and comment. I really appreciate your support! 🙂

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  18. Sandy

    I just finished “Never Say Spy”…oh my goodness, could not put it down…..lost sleep, but loved all the twists and turns! Can’t wait to see what the next one holds!!!!! Tk u!

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    • You’re welcome, Sandy – my pleasure! I love writing this series, and I’m so glad you enjoyed Never Say Spy! Thank you for visiting and commenting, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series if you decide to give it a try.

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  19. Bill Bergman

    Wow, I just finished your book. It was a little g add to follow at f u rest. Then, I co u k dent put it down. ( The kindle) . Thank you for sure h an entertaining story! I loved it!

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  20. I loved it..sexy but not graphically nasty, entertaining but believable fast paced and nail-biting at times. Loved the main character, Ayden, her strength I admired and her humor. 5 stars.for this book!,

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  21. Haha! These books should come with “hazardous to your hygiene” labels. Pretty sure that prior to starting books 1 and 2, I also used to work for a living. I don’t suppose there is a trust fund established yet for we happy hostages of the series?

    Having a helluva time floating through the walls of your imagination, Diane!

    ~ Delightedly looking forward to more (and a bath… eventually… right after I buy book 3),

    Stacey

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    • Hi Stacey! You made me laugh out loud – thanks for that! I’ll offer (insincere) apologies for the hygiene situation; but work? Pshaw. Work only cuts into a person’s reading time – who needs income for little things like shelter and food? 😉

      Seriously, though, I’m thrilled that you’re enjoying the series so far! Thank you so much for dropping by and brightening my day, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the books if/when you get to them.

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      • Wonderful! Glad you giggled, Diane, but you’re still way ahead of me if we’re tallying laughs. And you will *want* to stay waaaaay ahead of me. Seriously… I finished book 4 this morning, and I am pretty sure I could now take John Smith in a contest for most malodorous participant in a spy series.

        ~ your stinkin’ happy fan!
        Stacey

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        • LOL! Wow, you’re blazing through the series! Remind me to stay downwind – you still have 8 books left to go… 😉

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          • You’re not going to believe this, Diane! So obsessively reading the Never Say Spy series (I am now on Book 9) must have triggered some cosmic business fortune. Last week, I received a referral for a new potential client. Starting this Friday, I am now a delightedly bemused contractor for a Canadian gal (who has lovely red hair) with her own online bookkeeping and coaching business called The Savvy Redhead. Haha! So it looks like my reading addiction was good for business after all! Thanks!!!!

            P.S. You’re invited to the wedding if a guitar playing, afghan crocheting biker dude should happen to turn up at my door.

            P.P.S. However, if any plush rabbits unexpectedly manifest in the next while, you and I are THROUGH! 😉

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            • Uh-oh! Watch out for those fuzzy bunnies – hope they stay far, far away from you! And what an amazing coincidence with The Savvy Redhead. Hmm, wouldn’t it be nice if your cosmic fortune delivered an Arnie clone, too? If it does, I’m going to hold you to that wedding invitation! 🙂

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  22. John Nelson

    Couldn’t find link to rate book but I’d give it a solid 4+. Well written and I’m looking forward to reading more of your work.

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  23. tricia

    I have been waiting for your 12th book. I’m like a kid waiting for a batch of chocolate chip cookies to finish baking and now I’m getting ready to devour it. Love your stories! Thanks for giving me a middle aged heroine to enjoy.

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    • LOL! I’m immensely flattered that Aydan and the gang are in the same class as chocolate chip cookies! Thank you for the lovely compliment, and I hope you enjoy Kiss And Say Good Spy. 🙂

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  24. Judith

    I just read never say spy could not put down could not believe it was over want more..want Hell hound to win.

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  25. Elnora Thayer

    You’re 1st book, “Never Say Spy”, took me by surprise and it was quite a page turner for me! I definitely look forward to reading ALL the sequels and other books you throw our way! Thank you so much for the fantastic ride with all those hunks and sweetheart to boot!

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  26. Dana Shelburne

    I just finished Never Say Spy. I’m hooked! Looking forward to reading all the books!

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  27. Defne Ozturk

    Hello Diane, I just started reading your books and finished the first one ‘never say spy’. I really enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to the following books. Thank you for your art! Defne 🙃

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  28. Kathy Hurst

    I just finished Kiss and say Good Spy…I loved it, so glad Kane wasn’t an ass in the end. I’m still Hellhound all the way but like Kane too. I can’t wait until #14. You are a great writer and your spy series is edge of seat, nail biting great reading. So glad I found your books. Thanks for all the great reading and excitement. Kathy

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    • Kathy Hurst

      I think I jumped book #13 and said #14, but can’t wait for it too.. I really get into what I read so just jumped the gun a little but I feel sure there will be a 14 so I’m waiting on it also..

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    • Thanks, Kathy – I’m pumped that you loved Kiss And Say Good Spy! You must have been reading my mind with your comment about Book 14, because #13 and #14 are both churning around in my brain while I figure out which storyline goes where. 😉 Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement – that makes the hard work feel worthwhile!

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  29. Lou Gockel

    I just finished Never Say Spy (#1 in series) and am looking forward to continuing on to the next one in the series, The Spy Is Cast. The plot of the first one was intriguing, and leaves one wondering if Aydan Kelly is, or is not, a “spy”. I’m guessing she is, because from the start I thought she was, but suffering from some sort of amnesia (alla J. B.), but that line disolved as the story continued. Perhaps in book two the truth will be revealed?
    5 Start rating, a really great start for a series I’ve just discovered.

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  30. Rose

    Nice start to my weekend finding the new book 12 available for pre ordering on Amazon here in UK. Roll on August. 🙂

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  31. Anita

    Hi Diane! I recently finished your first Spy book and look forward to reading more. Fun fact: I believe we may have been on the same bus headed to our small town Manitoba school. Love your sense of humour and great Canadian wit!
    Anita

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    • Hi Anita! How cool to hear from you – what a blast from the past! 🙂 I must get back to my old stomping grounds one of these days. I’m glad you enjoyed Never Say Spy, and I hope you like the rest if you decide to give them a try!

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  32. Russ

    I just finished reading the first 3 books, thanks so much for writing them, I’ve accomplished nothing in my life over the past 2, maybe 3 weeks, and have felt like I was in a sim, totally engrossed in your books. They’ve certainly been way more than your average cloak and dagger, political thriller type books. Ayden rocks! I’m gonna be a spy when I grow up! No wait I AM grown up, I forgot, again!
    Thanks!
    Russ

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    • LOL! Growing up is overrated – I try to forget I’ve grown up whenever possible, too. 😉

      I’m glad you enjoyed Books 1 through 3 – it’s so cool to hear that you were so absorbed. Thanks for taking the time to come by and tell me – that makes my day! I hope you enjoy the rest of the books if you decide to give them a try.

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      • Russ

        Well yes I did end up reading them…..twice! I had to do something while you were still writing book 12, so I started at the beginning again after I finished book 11. Would you happen to have #13 ready for me yet? 😉 I feel like I’m gonna be kinda cheating on you, but I may read something by someone else, I hear there are other authors out there…I try, I’m a little scared, but I’ll give it a go! Thanks for keeping me so entertained, riveted, and from accomplishing anything else in my life other than reading!
        Keep on writing!

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        • Thanks, Russ! Wow, I’m so flattered that you read the whole series twice!

          I’ve been plotting Book 13 and hope to start putting words on the page within a week, but it might be a while before it’s ready for you. So I’m resigned to the fact that I’ll have to share you with other authors. *sigh* Just be sure to practice safe reading! 😉

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