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717 responses to “Guest Book

  1. Dianne Reynolds

    I’ve Loved all of the Spy books explanation point I could hardly wait until the next one came out. And I think there needs to be more! 11 is just not enough. if an older woman it really made me feel good that there was a character out there I could look up to. I did not like this series I loved this series!


    • Thanks, Dianne! I’m so glad you loved the series! And if you think eleven books aren’t enough, I have good news for you: I’m almost finished Book 12 and there will be a Book 13, too (but I’m not sure after that).

      Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy Book 12 when it comes out. 🙂


  2. Jina

    OMG I’m addicted! Trying to pace myself reading these as I was hoping to take them on holiday in July what was I thinking? I do think I should be sent a new kindle as I dropped mine in the bath during action packed book 3!!


    • LOL! Oh, no! Your poor Kindle. I’m always afraid I’m going to drop mine in the bath, too, but it hasn’t happened yet. *crosses fingers for luck*

      I’m pumped that you’re loving the series, though! Thank you so much for dropping by to tell me, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the books. (And I hope you don’t have any more Kindle casualties.) 😉


  3. Donna

    I read, and thoroughly enjoyed, each of the books in this series and I am patiently…well, maybe no so patiently awaiting the 2017 release. I love the characters and the twists that love to surprise the reader. Please, keep ‘m coming!


    • Hi Donna! I’m so glad you’re loving the series – thanks for taking the time to come by and tell me. I’m hoping to have Book 12 in your hands very soon, and Book 13 is already knocking at my mental doors! 🙂


  4. Janice Roberts

    I’ve just finished the series and loved them…. I totally see the spy in Aydan in me… and I’ve grown more ‘spy’ with her…. she is definitely my favourite. At 65 I’m beginning to think I’m in the wrong profession…or at least I need to get the Aydan in me in print! I’m in the UK now (British) but did spend a good number of years in Egypt as an expat editing and writing a magazine. I’m going to check out your other books but can’t see me deserting Aydan…. my Hero!


    • Thanks, Janice! It sounds as though you’ve led an adventurous life, so I’m thrilled that Aydan is your cup of tea! Maybe ‘spy’ will be your next career. But I guess if it was, you couldn’t tell me… 😉

      Thank you for coming by and commenting – your support means a lot to me!


  5. Hi Diane,
    As the semester comes to a close (I’m grading final essays now … ugg) I’m looking forward to rereading the series. I expected book 12 a while ago, but I can understand about moving, building, and life being in chaos. So for now I’ll reread the series for the 3rd or maybe it’s the 4th (I really can’t remember) and I’ll be totally ready when book 12 comes out. I just hope it’s before September 5th. That’s when my hybrid courses start and I’ll be one busy adjunct professor. On a side note, where are you moving to?
    A fan in Arizona,
    PS. When I first read the books, I was a Kane fan all the way. Then I became an Arnie fan, then back to a Kane fan etc. I can’t decide, I love them both. Both are good guys in their own unique way.


    • Hi Cait! I hope your essay-grading is going well – that sounds like a tedious process. And I really hope Book 12 will be done before September! I only have a bit left on it, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll get some quality time soon.

      I’m pumped that you’ve re-read the series multiple times, and also that you can’t decide between Kane and Arnie! If you can’t decide, that means I’m writing them the way I intended. 😉

      We’ve moved to the Qualicum Beach area of Vancouver Island BC, and we’re still waiting to move into our house (which was supposed to have been ready by the end of March). Living out of a suitcase is definitely getting old!


  6. I just spent the entire weekend reading all 11 books in the spy series and they were outstanding. Looking forward to the next one. Your characters are interesting, well developed, and real. And you can sure write a sex scene! It’s a blast recognizing locations and settings. Keep up the great writing, Diane!


  7. Diann M Morales

    I just finished rereading all eleven books and I’m suffering from withdrawal! 😙🤗😢 I hope twelve is coming soon.

    And I’m Team Arnie all the way and have been. Every new book convinces me more strongly.

    Caught this on the interwebs:

    “Canadian Graffiti”
    “Your mom is a nice lady.”
    “Your dad is proud of you.”

    It was actually a picture with the title, Canadian Graffiti. I don’t know how to send that to you.


    • Bahahaha!!! That’s hilarious. I dunno if we’re that polite. 😉

      I’m so flattered to hear you’ve reread the whole series – wow! That’s a lovely compliment. Poor Book 12 has been suffering while my life is in upheaval over our move and construction delays, but I’m trying to carve out time for it in between crises. I hope to finish it soon, and your kind words and encouragement really help. Thank you!


  8. Jane Bourque

    I just started reading the spy series and I can’t put it down. I am on book #5. I can’t wait to catch up. Your writing style is wonderful. Keep writing.


  9. Amy Hylton

    I just finished re-reading the series this past week. It’s like an addiction, I was only getting 4 hours of sleep each night because they are so good. Please keep the series coming! As far as Arnie or John… I can’t choose either!


    • Thanks, Amy! I’d apologize for your loss of sleep, but I’m actually thrilled that you’re finding the series that riveting even on a re-read. 😉 I really appreciate you taking the time to drop by and tell me – thank you!


  10. Linda Battell

    Hello Diane! Loving your books. Finally a heroine that thinks like I do. Oh and I’m definitely team Arnie!!! After book 11 I feel like John Kane is just not right for her (lovely as he may be).

    I’ve already recommended you to another friend who I think will love this series, if she hasn’t already discovered you.

    Looking forward to Book 12

    Cheers, Linda


    • Hi Linda! Thank you so much for recommending the series! And it’s good to get another vote for Team Arnie. It’s been fun to watch the opinion poll as the series develops – Arnie just keeps gaining ground. I’m glad you’re enjoying the adventures of Aydan and the gang – thank you for taking the time to drop by and tell me!

      I’m doing my best to get Book 12 wrapped up soon. It’s been a bit of a struggle to write while cooped up in a hotel room with my earplugs in and my back to Hubby’s TV-watching, but I’m getting there. I appreciate your encouragement! 🙂


  11. Jo Anne Shepherdson

    I started the series and am reading straight through. Never Say Spy wasn’t my favorite. I think it was a little hokey until close to the end. I liked Skidmark but knew there was more to the story with him. Heading online to get #10. I enjoy the books…they are light reading…not too intense, and I like the characters.


  12. B

    Love need say spy … what a great read on wonter afternoon from a Canadian author…of course mentions of Calgary ,drumheller and Shuswap
    Put the icing on the cake


  13. NH Goode

    Never say spy – review on Amazon UK
    OK, it started out as a freebie, but it’s so good that I am going to have to buy the next in the series.
    This is one of a very few books that I have given a 5 star review for. It’s a brilliant story of an every-day woman with a tangled past who finds herself dropping down the metaphorical rabbit-hole into virtual reality and government departments while mostly retaining her sanity.
    I love the way that the story develops – I think that the weakest bit was the start – and the characters. The premise is a bit off-the-wall, but the whole story fits together so well that you soon get absorbed and it grips like a wood-clamp. The lady is brilliant, well thought out and as rounded a character as you could wish for.
    Highly recommended, I will definitely have to buy more of the series


    • Thank you so much! I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed Never Say Spy, and extremely flattered by your five-star rating. I also appreciate that you posted your review on Amazon – thank you for taking the time, and for your kind words. I hope you enjoy The Spy Is Cast if you decide to give it try! 🙂


  14. Denise Nohner

    Oh my heck. Seriously. I’m almost sad that I only JUST found you…but the good news is I can read EVERYTHING to be as caught up as possible. I love your characters, and really can visualize them – which isn’t easy for me. Love the language – I feel so right at home! I’ll admit to needing a break because I’m getting ZERO sleep because I can’t put these books down. I can’t pick a favorite character – I just can’t. I’ll tell you that I sobbed in book 3, though. I was so pissed at you – I’m so glad it didn’t last. I’m also a 40+ kick ass chic…just down here in Minnesota (MinneSNOWta), so i get the weather too. Please don’t stop writing – I heart it all so much. If we ever meet, I really hope you just say “Glad to fuckin’ meetcha.” We’ll never be strangers. 🙂


    • Right on – it’s great to ‘meet’ a kindred spirit! Especially one who understands the joys of living in a winter climate – I grew up in southern Manitoba, so I know where you’re coming from.

      Sorry about the gut-punch in Book 3 – one of my beta readers said she nearly threw the book across the room when she read it. Fortunately she forgave me, and I’m glad you did, too. 😉 It’s so cool to hear you’re that immersed in the series – I’d apologize for your lack of sleep, but it actually makes my day! Thank you!


  15. Judy Largent

    Can’t get enough Kane and Helhound, neither can Aydan obviously!


  16. I haven’t been able to read a book for about 5 years now because of a medical condition that also prevents me from doing much more than tending to ferrets (I run a ferret rescue out of my home) and medical appointments, and trust me, waiting in a waiting room is torture when you can’t read a book. I started new meds a few months ago and finally I’m able to read again. You can’t know how boring Netflix is until that’s your only source of mystery while you are forced to spend more than 18 hours of every day laying in bed, unable to sleep. Usually it takes me over a week to finish a short book. I’m still working on keeping focused… slow and steady wins the race… except this time.

    Being so long since buying a book I was hesitant to purchase something new, I’ve been re-reading some old favourites but your book was featured for free in iBooks and you’re Canadian so I decided to get Never Say Spy. I started it yesterday. I finished it today. I would have finished it last night but my eyes stopped being able to focus from reading all day. I’ve just finished buying the next 4 books in the series. I also have convinced 4 other people to download your first book, including my red haired, 65 year old mother who has already told me how much she loves it.

    I grew up in Calgary, stayed in Alberta until my late twenties. I’m 45 and I swear as much as and as… creatively as Ayden, who is definitely my favourite. I’m torn between all the men tho… Luckily I don’t have to choose.

    I was wondering…you an Alberta girl too?


    • Just read your latest blog…. I live in Courtenay. Hello neighbour.


    • Hello, neighbour! 🙂 I’m feeling so lucky to live here on the Island – I have to keep reminding myself that I’m not going to wake up and discover that my vacation has ended and I have to leave! I lived in Calgary for 30 years, and that was about 20 years too long – I loved it for the first while, but then it got too big for me.

      Wow, I can’t imagine how awful it would be to have to depend on Netflix (especially Canadian Netflix, which sucks compared to the US version). Your ferret rescue sounds wonderful, but not being able to read would be torture indeed – I’m so glad to hear you’ve recovered enough to return to books. And I’m thrilled that Never Say Spy kept you reading – that makes my day!

      Thank you so much for passing on the recommendation to your friends and your mother, and for buying the next 4 books – I really appreciate your support. And thanks for dropping by to comment – it’s great to ‘meet’ a fellow ex-Calgarian Islander! 🙂


  17. Gina Allen

    Diane, thank you, thank you for creating these characters. I am in love with Kane! I stayed up reading till 3am reading book 5, and can’t wait to get home from work later to read book 6!

    Dublin, Irealnd


    • Hi Gina – I’m so pleased to hear that Aydan and the gang have made it to Ireland! I’ve never been there, but it’s one of my top “hope-to-visit” places.

      It’s great to hear that you love Kane, too – he’s an interesting character to write because he’s so dedicated to duty and so good at concealing his true thoughts and feelings. I hope you enjoy Book 6 – thank you for taking the time to visit and comment! 🙂


  18. Barbara

    This is one of the best series ever , sucked down all 11 books.
    Just re read the first book well 99 percent of it
    Liked it the second time too


  19. Valerie Richmond

    When is # 12 coming out?


  20. Amy

    Good Evening, Diane and Happy New Year to you and Phill!

    Thank you for creating an absolutely fascinating world.

    Like others, I found you via the Bookbub Omnibus (vol 1-3). I acknowledge I am a voracious reader — could not put your books down. No, seriously – you triggered that compulsive, greedy, more-more-more complete immersion into the world of Adyan Kelly. Just finished book 11, about 72 hours after first meeting the Spy series. Some of the most interesting, frustrating, delightful, I-wanna-shake-some-sense, cheer out loud, fist pump YES, characters I’ve enjoyed in years.

    I think I wore out my BUY button on iBooks, lol.

    Most delightful aspects of your writing includes your decision to pick up where you left off in the last novel. That sense of continuity really helps your reader just sink right in. I love the level of detail and the tick and tie of your facts and storyline made my project manager heart go pitterpat. The well rounded, fleshed out characters seemed plausible…well, within this realm. Hallelujah, depth! And consistency in how they remain true to their personas. Nothing disrupts a story more than a character acting out of character. They can surprise you, leave you on edge of your seat — all good. But a complete break with the reality of the story construct? Hell no.

    Btw, you made me crazy when Adyan didn’t follow script and end up with Kane when I thought she would. Then you brought more of Arnie to light. I enjoyed him but I swear I fought you for several books before I got it…the why/wherefore of her independence. I mean seriously…we’ve been programmed to expect and accept the formulaic heroine, the typical hero. The easy slide into the solution. And damn, you bucked it over and over. Good decision. Great storylines.

    But now I have to wait 3 months for your next release. Argh! Obviously, will be worth the wait but, omg…what comes next? (Just erased 9 questions because this is public and it would be a spoiler to your fans still working their way through the series. Minor teeth gnashing…).

    Thank you for posting your progress in plotting and drafting book 12. Love the peek into the process.

    Best wishes on the move! Now, I have to go catch up on all the tasks and plans I put on hold to enjoy the last few days hanging out with you. Sigh…



    • Hi Amy! Thank you so much for your eloquent comment! I’m thrilled and flattered that you gobbled down the series so fast – 72 hours?!? WOW!

      Thanks for sticking with it through the frustration with Kane! When I started the initial plotting of the very first book it seemed like a foregone conclusion that they’d be together, but as the characters developed Aydan just kept resisting. I came to understand why along with everyone else! But “it ain’t over ’til it’s over” and I’m sure all the characters have some surprises left in them, for me as well as for everyone else. (I know some of Stemp’s secrets and I’m dying to write them, but the time’s not right yet. Patience. *sigh*)

      Thanks again for taking the time to write! I’ll offer you an insincere apology for the delay of your tasks and plans, but you know I’m secretly grinning because I’m so pleased that you put everything on hold to read the series. Happy New Year to you, too! 😀


  21. Margery

    When I read the first one I thought that was okay but I wouldn’t read more. Now, a month or so later, I’m about to start #10 and I’m hooked. Thank you. I just about lost it with the depilator😂 Love Aydan and, oddly enough, Stemp. Thank you for the great entertainment your books provide


    • Thanks for your kind words, Margery! I’m happy to hear that Aydan and the gang have sneaked into your reading list! 🙂 Stemp is such a complicated character – I felt sorry for him at the beginning when Aydan showed up and started being a giant pain in his butt, and it’s been fun to watch him develop. I’m glad you got a laugh from the depilator scene, too – anybody who’s ever tried one can surely identify!


  22. Sherry Surdam

    Hi Diane:

    Well, I just bought your omnibus and am looking forward to reading it. I’m in the middle of another book but soon! Anyway, part of my eagerness to read your books comes from reading little biography on the Amazon site. You have a terrific sense of humor so I’m already sure I’ll love your books.

    Oh, and I’m nearly 73 and no “shriveled up prune” either!



  23. Jerry Dawson

    Hi Diane. I just discovered you, thanks to BookBub, and bought your 1-3 bundle. I, too, am writing a series hopefully in a similar style to Janet Evanovich’s. I have some related questions for you, but I’ll read your books first; then catch up with you.


  24. Jai

    Hi, Diane, December is that time of year when it’s hot and horrible, 37 degrees C, and that’s when I like to re-read your books. Love all the snow and ice and freezing Alberta weather, not to mention the kick-ass characters. Thank you for Aydan, Arnie et al, love them all. You should be proud to have written books that bear a second read, and in fact this will be my third time through. Best wishes for the holiday season from Australia.


    • Hi Jai! Wow, 37C is a bit too warm for me, even though we’re shivering at -22C right now. Too bad we can’t average it out at a comfortable temperature for all!

      Thank you so much for your kind words – I’m thrilled and flattered that you consider the series worth re-reading! And best holiday wishes to you from chilly Canada, too – thanks for thinking of me. 🙂


  25. 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!


  26. 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! 🙂


  27. 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!


  28. 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!


  29. 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!


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


  31. 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.


  32. 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!


  33. 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. 🙂


  34. 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. 🙂


  35. 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!!!!


  36. 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


  37. 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.


  38. 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!


  39. Aida lopez

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


  40. Denise Windle

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


  41. Debbie

    Fantastic series. Cant wait for book 12..


  42. 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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  43. 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! 🙂


  44. 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.


  45. 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.


  46. 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!


  47. 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!


  48. 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!


  49. 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!


  50. 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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