A huge thank you to KD for having me on her blog! It’s always an honour to be here, because I LOVE her Lakeland Heat series, and I know how busy she is 🙂
Read on to find out all about my upcoming release, which can already be pre-ordered.
Meredith is leading a straight-laced life in London with her straight-laced fiancé, determined to forget her reckless, wild-child past. They’re about to get married.
Jamie is an old, poetic soul with a broken heart returning home to Cornwall to get his life back in order.
What binds them?
And now history is unravelling; the past and present, merging…
Words can change everything, but can they change your destiny?
And in the messy world of magic, what part does love play?
It’s summer all over again, but the spell has only just begun.
Defined as Practical Magic meets a Nicholas Sparks novel, written
‘Dianna Hardy-style’ – do not miss this summer’s must-read story!
This is a heartfelt, summer romance, but also a story about letting go, making changes, second chances and acceptance. Since most of my books are racy and erotic urban fantasy romances, I was definitely nervous to delve into the realms of contemporary romantic fiction, not least because in my heart, I wanted to keep my “signature” style of writing: third person point of view, from many different characters, as fast-paced as possible without compromising detail, and, of course, it had to have meaning, humour and sexiness, with characters that are both real and larger-than-life.
Reading over that, it’s no wonder I have a mini-panic attack every time I write a book! That sounds like a lot to fit in, especially into a genre I’ve never written before, but I hope I’ve succeeded – time will tell 🙂
The Spell of Summer was originally going to be a more standard romance, telling just the story of the main couple, and I even considered writing it in first person, present tense. In the spirit of brutal honesty, that’s what seems to sell the best – it seems to be what readers want.
I’m glad I didn’t write it that way, although I can only say that now that I’ve finished it! The end product is truly what I wanted, it’s very ‘me’ and I’m over the moon with it.
(insert “tame her” quote image)
I jokingly call myself a “method author”. It seems that every time I write a book, something happens in my life that enables me to get within a character or situation that I need more insight on. The Spell of Summer was no different – god, not at all – and I hope you all enjoy the read. Writing it was certainly an amazing journey.
EBOOK ORDER LINKS:
Barnes & Noble (Nook) – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/dianna-hardy
Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/440225
Amazon US – only available on release day – try this search link
Amazon UK – only available on release day – try this search link
PAPERBACK ORDER LINKS:
Book Depository – http://www.bookdepository.com/Spell-Summer-Dianna-Hardy/9780957540422
Full links can also be found on Dianna’s website: http://www.diannahardy.com/the-spell-of-summer.html
Dianna Hardy is the international bestselling author of The Witching Pen series, and the Eye Of The Storm series. She writes paranormal / urban fantasy and contemporary fiction that’s twisted in plot, big on the romance, high on the erotic, with a dusting of humour. She currently lives in Surrey (United Kingdom) with her partner and their daughter, where she writes full-time.
Official site: http://www.diannahardy.com