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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754 responses to “Guest Book

  1. I just read your first book, Never Say Spy, and was delighted to find out there are 14 books in the series! You write in such a refreshing way. I will devour the rest of them with pleasure!

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  2. Debbie Weber

    Hi! Just reread the series and bought the 14th book. Love them. Nice to read a book about a middle aged woman. Looking for a “Arnie” guy myself. Ready for book 15. Thanks.

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    • Hi Debbie! It’s good to hear that the series stands up to re-reading – that’s a great compliment! I’m hard at work on Book 15, and Arnie will have a big part in it; so even if you can’t find your own ‘Arnie’, at least you’ll get a fix in the next book. 😉 Thanks for dropping by!

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  3. Master Robin O'Connor

    Well done, I like your independent strong middle age fem character. I am a strong middle age woman who is still able to seriously kick ass .

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  4. Rachelle Long

    This is the best book I’ve read in awhile- and that’s a big deal for me. I read a book a week, (or less!) I loved Aydan the best, but I DID really get into the burly, biker softie Arnie. He has a way to any woman’s heart in a terrible situation, and always has your back. You have a great knack for developing characters.

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    • Hi Rachelle! I’m glad you liked Aydan, and Arnie. I have a lot of fun writing him — I’m never quite sure what he’s going to say until it comes out of his mouth. 🙂

      Thank you for taking the time to come by and comment — I appreciate your support!

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  5. Kelly Lehr

    I absolutely love this series. I read the entire series in a week. If I didn’t have a job it would have been shorter! I love all the characters but Kane is my favorite. I love how he’s such a manly man but he is also sensitive. I really want him and Ayden together. I do really like Arnie but I just think Ayden and Kane would amazing! Thanks for writing such awesome bokks. Can’t wait to read the next one!!!

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    • That’s so great to hear – thank you, Kelly! Aydan and Kane have had an uphill battle together, and I’m not sure how it will turn out. Early in the series I was sure they’d end up together; then for a while I thought he might get back together with his ex for Daniel’s sake; and now… well, your guess is as good as mine. Just when I think I’ve got those two figured out, they go and do something entirely different. But their story isn’t over yet, so stay tuned. 🙂

      Thanks for dropping by — your comment made my day!

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  6. Deb with the pet named fern

    Hey Diane, love the Never Say Spy series, have you considered pitching it to Red Om Films? I’m just saying, Julia would be kinda badass perfect, if she still has it in her.

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  7. Ken Klimo

    Hi Diane, Just finished your first 3 Never say Spy novels and enjoyed everyone of them. Your characters are well developed and your humour is obvious in the series. will def. get and read the rest in the series.

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    • Hi Ken! I’m so glad you enjoyed Aydan and the gang in the first three books! Thank you for taking the time to drop by and comment, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series. 🙂

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  8. Wendy Taylor

    Just finished your first “Spy” book and loved it. Couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait to find and read the next ones. I love it when I find a new author so am looking forward to reading every one of your books.

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  9. Kia ora from New Zealand! Just thought I’d say hi (fellow crime thriller author here) and let you know that I read your first two books recently – was taking a break after finishing my 11th novel. Very much enjoyed them. Think I’m probably team Hellhound! Laughed out loud a few times, and was delighted to find a character who happily enjoys Corona! 🙂

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  10. My friend was delighted with book one as a present. She has started reading it and already I’m getting little questions. But as with the other book I have her all she gets is a mmm.

    I asked her if she is team Kane or team hellhound but she only like 20 pages in. Started it this morning.

    Diane henders in Spain well her books anyway

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  11. Artina harkins

    I am so glad that I found your series. Everytime you publish a new book
    I’m one of the first to buy it. I search for your name every time
    I login to B&N. Definitely a Team Hellmand member. Love Arnie to pieces, John not so much. Stemps parents are a really nice touch. I’m glad they’re getting along so well now. I hate Dermot, but I kinda like Holt. Spider, Ian and all the rest are simply awesome. Please keep writing. Every book you publish is a thrill to read. Thank you for sharing your talent and imagination with people like me who enjoy reading so much.

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    • Hi Artina! I’m glad you found the series, too — thank you so much for being such a faithful reader! I love writing characters where there’s a lot of character development needed (as with Holt). He’s fun because he’s trying so hard to overcome his natural (asshole-ish) temperament! 😉 And of course I have a blast with Aydan and the usual gang — I never quite know what they’re going to do until they do it and surprise me.

      Thanks again for your kind words and support, and for taking the time to drop by and comment!

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  12. Tina Stratton

    I’m so hooked on this series. I absolutely love John Kane. I really hope that Ayden and John get together. It would be great to have them both on missions together. Hellhound is great but just not for Ayden. If John and Ayden got together and go on missions I know Hellhound would be there to help. I love these books and I can’t wait for the next book. I’m an Alberta girl and I know all the places you write about and have been to all of them. I get to Calgary now and again and also Drumheller. The dinosaur museum there is wonderful. Please don’t stop writing this Series.

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    • Hi Tina — It’s great to “meet” another Alberta girl! The Tyrell Museum is amazing, isn’t it? I’ve been there a couple of times, and I did the fossil hike once, too.

      And thank you so much for your kind words about the series! I’m so glad you’re loving Aydan and the gang. And it’s nice to hear from Team Kane, too — it’s been fun to watch the poll fluctuate. In the beginning it was all John, but Arnie has been slowly closing the gap as the series goes on. I don’t know yet how it’ll end — I guess I’ll just have to keep writing and find out along with everybody else. 😉

      Thanks for dropping by!

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  13. I knew she landed safe and sound. I’m loving reading them again and can’t wait for the end of the month for the latest one, I just hope I get to the end of 13 before the 27th, mind even if I don’t I will still find time to enjoy it

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  14. Reading the end of book 7 on an airplane fun. Especially when we were coming into land and I had to stop before I got our girl and the shoe safely back on the ground, no one on the plane knew why I was howling with laughter and itching to get back to the book

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  15. Gayle

    Diane, I love this series! Thank you! I just preordered Friends in Spy Places (14). Let’s get the series on the big screen with Geena Davis as Aydan!

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  16. David Meaney

    Love these books.. I have just re read books 1 to 9 and am now on 13 can’t wait for 14. Once I start I can’t stop have to force myself to stop reading and go to sleep at nights.

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    • It makes my day to hear that the series holds up to re-reading (and still keeps you up at night)! 🙂 Thank you so much for your kind words, and for taking the time to drop by and tell me – I really appreciate it!

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  17. Cindy strausbaugh

    Diane, I have loved reading all of your books! I am up to #9 and and in awe of how you manage to keep all of the main characters around but change the scenario and plot. I am an avid reader and have not read another author since starting your series. Please keep them coming!

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    • That’s so wonderful to hear – thank you, Cindy! I’ve just finished writing Book 14 and hope to announce a release date for it soon, so you’ve still got a few left in the series. I really appreciate you taking the time to drop by and and comment – it’s so nice to get some encouragement during the crazy rush of a new book release. Happy reading! 🙂

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  18. Douglas Kirkbride

    Loved the book and can hardly wait for the next one. Awesome.

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  19. Karen Krieger

    I’m about to start book 7. I guess that pretty much sums up how much I enjoy these books.

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  20. Carol

    I loved this series. Read them all one after the other. Can’t wait for 14 to come out. Need to find out what happens with Aydan and Kane

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    • Hi Carol – I’m so glad you’re loving the series! I’m back to work on Book 14 now after a 5-day power outage, so I hope to make some good progress on it between now and the new year. Thanks for dropping by to encourage me! 🙂

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  21. Melinda Connor

    I got the first book and then did a marathon reading through all your books one after another in several days. I wish book 14 was already out already in the I Spy series!

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    • Thanks, Melinda! Wow, you really blasted through the series – that’s great to hear. 😀 I’m hoping for some quality writing time over the Christmas holidays, so maybe I’ll be able to announce a release date for Book 14 soon!

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  22. Anna Romero

    I just finished Once Burned, Twice Spy so now i’m Waiting for book 14. I loved every book and all of the characters and I have to say I’m going to miss them!

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    • Hi Anna! I’m so glad you loved the series – that makes my day! I hope you won’t have to stay in withdrawal for too long – I’m about 3/4 of the way through Book 14 and hoping to have a release date soon.

      Thank you for taking the time to come by and comment, and thanks again for your kind words! 🙂

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  23. Karen Krieger

    Just finished the 3-book Omnibus (I think it was called). Nice. I peered through the net looking for the next 3-book bundle and came up with zilch. Oh well, guess I’ll just have to read book by book…and I will!
    Well done! Not too many authors out there who know how to spell and punctuate.

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    • Thanks, Karen! I’m completely anal about spelling and punctuation, and when a mistake slips through (as it inevitably does), I wince and hurry off to fix it as soon as possible.

      You’re right: only Books 1, 2, and 3 are available in a boxed set so far. I’m not sure whether I’ll ever release 4, 5, and 6 in an omnibus. Not in the foreseeable future, anyway.

      Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series if you give it a try! 🙂

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  24. Christi

    I am in love with this series! I am currently on book 12 and freaking out that I may catch up before book 14 is released!
    I love a good series, and hadnt found a decent one in A LONG TIME! Until I downloaded Never Say Spy! This is by far my favorite series yet!
    Keep them coming!!!!!

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    • That’s so great to hear – thanks, Christi! 😀 I’m working as fast as I can on Book 14, but… uh-oh… if you’re already on Book 12, you’ll probably catch up before I finish. *scurries off to write feverishly*

      Thank you for dropping by to encourage me – you gave me my smile for the day!

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  25. Noelle Cates

    Hi Diane…Noelle here! Quite by accident I downloaded the first in the Spy series, and stayed up half the night to finish it! Original kick-ass heroine you have there! I casually mentioned to my husband (who unlike me is not addicted to reading), that he might enjoy the book…kind of an SF take on adventure with a little healthy erotica thrown in. I just downloaded the last of the series for him! He’s hooked for sure….Aydan may be fantasy, but her flaws are real, and who can’t relate to the guns, the fighting arts, and OMG Arnie! i so love this female character who knows which end of the tool works. I’m a woodworker/cabinetmaker, so yay team! Carry on with the good times!

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    • Hi Noelle! Hooray, another tool-wielding female – it’s great to “meet” you! I have huge respect for cabinetmakers and finish carpenters – you have FAR more patience with wood than I could ever muster. My woodworking skills run more to framing where I can use my chop saw and nail gun, although I’ve built a few kitchen drawers and pull-out shelves and lazy susans for my corner cabinets… but I made them out of melamine-clad particle board with melamine edge banding because I loathe sanding.

      I’m thrilled to hear that you and your husband both enjoy Aydan and the gang! Arnie is one of my favourite characters to write, so I always get a warm fuzzy when I hear from another Arnie fan.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to come by and comment – you gave me a wonderful boost on a day when I needed some extra motivation! 😀

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      • Noelle Cates

        Thanks for writing back! I have a tendency to critique authors…pretty nervy for somebody who has never been published! But I can’t find anything to complain about! As a martial artist and gun nut since childhood, there are so many authors who write well, but with no apparent “heart”. Keep at it. You’re one of the good ones! P.S. Love her cursing! My co-workers over the years have laughed their asses off at some of mine…in two languages no less. Chingada and keep up the good work.

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        • Aw, thank you for your kind words! 🙂 And wow, you’re a martial artist, gun nut, cabinetmaker… are you sure you’re not actually Aydan?

          And you made me look up ‘chingada’ – LOL! Always good to have my vocabulary expanded.

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  26. Judy Davis

    I also found your spy series through bookbub,and I love the story lines and characters. Ayden is so brave, although she wouldn’t admit to that. She just wants to get the job don so she can get back to her real life. And Kane and Hellhound are so intriguing.I’m ready for book #3.

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  27. Pam Brecheisen

    I read “Never Say Spy” and liked it so much I had to get “The Spy Is Cast”. Aydan is phenominal! She is NOT a whimpy girl or a damsel in distress! And she is sexy with a bit of modesty with some lude and crude thrown in there. I will be getting the rest of the books, you can count on it! I retired from an airline so I read a lot. I was rooting foe Kane as the love interest but now, I am glad she went with Hellhound. Love these stories!!

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    • Thanks, Pam – that makes my day! I’m pumped to hear that you enjoyed Never Say Spy and moved on to The Spy Is Cast. I have so much fun writing Hellhound – I’m always pleased when he sneaks ahead in the popularity contest. I love Kane, too; but Hellhound’s sense of humour is a nice foil to Kane’s passion and intensity. 🙂

      Thank you for taking the time to come by and comment, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series if you decide to give it a try!

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  28. Brenda Chenger

    Hello,
    I am now on the third book of your ‘spy’ series and I have to say these books have totally hooked me 🙂 I am a contract bookkeeper working in the Calgary and surrounding areas and I am NOT a spy lol! It is so interesting to read about Aydan’s adventures in areas that are so completely familiar. I fully intend to purchase the rest of the series as they make me laugh out loud, cry (Book 2 when I though Kane was dead) and identify with some of your characters. I have a cousin-in-law who is 6’9″, ugly as sin, rides a huge Harley, scares the bejesus out of my friends but has the kindest heart of anyone I’ve ever known. Oh, and also, I have an online sex toy client ‘O-zone’ which sometimes makes me roll my eyes and blush, lol! Keep writing and I’ll keep reading. THANKYOU!

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    • Hi Brenda –
      It’s great to hear from a Calgarian! Wow, you have ‘way too many commonalities with Aydan – are you sure you’re not just very deep undercover? (So deep even you don’t know about it…?) 😉

      I’m pumped that you’re enjoying the series – that makes my day! And your cousin-in-law sounds awesome (in every sense of the word). I’ve been thinking I’d like to start a “Lookalikes” page where people could post photos of themselves dressed up as the characters – it sounds as though your cousin-in-law would make a perfect Hellhound. And O-zone: That’s too funny! I wonder if the owner’s name is Lola.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to come by and brighten my day; and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series!

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  29. Bob

    I just stumbled onto book 1 (thank you Bookbub!; I truly could not put it down. Your characters are so real life and are complete with human flaws. Add in the humor and suspense – makes for terrific reading. I can’t wait to continue learning more about Arden.

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    • Thank you for your kind words, Bob! It makes my day to hear that the characters rang true for you. I’m pumped that you enjoyed Aydan’s first adventure, and I hope you enjoy Book 2 if you decide to give it a try. Thanks for visiting and commenting! 🙂

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  30. Dee Lewis

    Diane, I just stumbled into you yesterday and devoured book one and am starting book 2. Ayden is so badass. No drama. And she knows herself. A mature woman that takes no prisoners. And every man that meets her can’t help but fall a little in love with her. He’ll I know I did.r

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    • Hi Dee! I’m so glad you enjoyed Aydan – I love writing her! Characters with lots of life experience (and associated baggage) are so much more fun to write than young ’uns. 😉 Thank you for taking the time to drop by and comment, and I hope you enjoy Book 2!

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  31. CLAIRE Henning

    JUST FINISHED Book #1. I just loved it and I am looking forward to reading them all

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