Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Long Awaitied Moment...

* THIS IS THE BIG DAY *

It's been an incredible journey, but all good things must come to an end...



THE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
BOOK V … HEATHER
BY L. DIANE WOLFE

When confidence turns to frustration…

A new beginning awaits Heather Jennings. The position at Clemson means she will finally realize her dream of coaching basketball. Heather is ready to focus on her duties, using sheer force if necessary to prove her independence.

Sadly, her triumph is hampered as her father and greatest advocate lies dying of cancer. Battling her grief, she must also deal with a sister who appears incapable of responsibility or achievement. And once basketball season begins, a talented but cocky player who resembles her in every manner challenges all that remains of Heather’s patience.

Heather’s life changes when she encounters a man capable of handling her bold and feisty attitude. Straightforward and smug, he entices her to date him, and despite his gruff nature shows a great capacity for compassion. However, the last thing Heather needs is a serious relationship with a man equally fixated on work and opposed to marriage…

Release date: March 16, 2010, Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.
$19.95 USA, 6x9 Trade paperback, 282 pages, Fiction/YA
ISBN 978-0-9816210-5-0 / 0-9816210-5-8

Winner of the TOP CHOICE Award - a perfect 10
“I couldn't sleep not knowing what was going to happen next… definitely one of the best books I have read in a long time. It was brilliant. Props to L. Diane Wolfe!”
- FlamingNet Reviews


“Heather deals with real life and real situations - 5 Stars”
- Teens Read Too


“Wolfe has created amazing characters with believable attributes and flaws; making Book V…a true gem.”
- Donna M. McDine, Write What Inspires You Book Reviews
“Even after reading the novel, I am haunted by these characters… This is the power of Wolfe’s writing.”
- The Book Pedler


“She puts so much emotion into her stories…”
- There’s Always Something to Read Reviews


“… quite a refreshing read.”
- Peace, Love & Pat Reviews


“I did not want to put down… You will truly be drawn into the story and will find yourself eager to see what happens next.”
- Dad of Divas Reviews


“Thought-provoking, heart-warming, humorous and spirited.”
- Red Headed Book Child Reviews


“A nice completion to the series - 4 Stars.”
- Debbie’s World of Books

Described as “encouragement personified”, Wolfe’s five-book Southern-based series portrays love and friendship overcoming all obstacles. Known as “Spunk On A Stick” to her fans, Wolfe is also a professional speaker. Originally from Oregon, she now resides in North Carolina. “With a positive attitude, any goal can be achieved!”

The Circle of Friends Website: The Circle of Friends
Book Trailer: You Tube
Links to purchase: Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Dancing Lemur Press

* VIRTUAL TOUR FOR BOOK V CONTINUES *

Follow along and discover some great new writers, books, and bloggers!

9 - Guest post Thoughts in Progress

10 - Review There's Always Something to Read

11 - Review CC Chronicles

11 - Review Red Headed Book Child

11 - Interview Alex J. Cavanaugh

12 - Interview CC Chronicles

14-19 - Excerpts and giveaway Deviant Art Tour

15 - Information VBT - Writers on the Move

16 - Guest post and review Jo-Jo Loves to Read

17 - Interview with Heather and review My Overstuffed Book Shelf

18 - Guest post Books and Lit. For Teens

19 - Interview Red Headed Book Child

19 - Guest post-Edits and Revisions Mystery Writing is Murder

20 - Interview Teens Read Too Book Club

22 - Guest post from Heather and review Psychotic State

23 - Interview Jamieson Wolf

24 - Guest post from Heather and giveaway LaFemme Readers

24 - Interview Tossing It Out

25 - Guest post-Writing Tips Straight From Hel

26 - Interview Steph the Bookworm

29 - Guest post-Speaking to Promote View From the Publishing Trenches

30 - Interview Find Your Next Book Here

31 - Guest post-The Self-Image Karen…Following the Whispers

April

1 - Guest post-Setting up a VT Marketing Tips For Authors

5 - Guest post-Travel Tips From a Road Warrior The Vacation Gals

6 - Guest post-Why Write Uplifting Books A Journey of Books

9 - Podcast Writers in the Sky Podcast


Thank you everyone for your support and enthusiasm, from my fans to my author friends to the book bloggers out there and to everyone I've met along the journey...

34 comments:

Michele Emrath said...

It really sounds interesting, and sad for you. But what a great way to end! Congratulations on all your success.

Michele
SouthernCityMysteries

Crystal Clear Proofing said...

It's hard to believe the big day is here!

Congratulations on Book V's release, Diane! Here's to phenomenal sales!

Marvin D Wilson said...

Way to go and congratulations, Dianne!

The Old Silly

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Congratulations Diane! I know you've got mixed feelings about this release (and the end of your series), but I know the excitement is the biggest emotion. :)

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Excitement, fear, anticipation... Sorrow hasn't kicked in yet. It did when I finished this book and will probably hit once more in a couple months...

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on the release and much success on the tour. Thanks for making Thoughts in Progress a part of it. Wishing you the best for your next project.

ggray said...

How bitter sweet but you would want it to end any other way? What an achievement! Five books in the same series! We as writers know the characters won't let you stop until they tell all the story. Amazing. Great reviews. Best wishes for great sales and the writing fever as it arrives with the next book idea.

Creative Chronicler said...

Congratulations on the big day!! Wow, what a tour!! Hope your sales are through the roof!

Helen Ginger said...

Congratulations on such a fabulous end to your series. (And to the beginning of something new.)

And I love your recap of blogs you visit. The rest of us get to click away and enjoy your favorites for the month.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Diane!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Wow! You are a busy girl! Congratulations on your awesome success with this series! And Yay for Heather!

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats Diane - so exciting!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Ggray, I wanted to stop while writing Book V! Glad I didn't though.

Click away, Helen!

And thank you everyone else.

Karen Walker said...

Diane, it seems this is a little bittersweet. So exciting when a book launches, but when it's the culmination of how many years of work with the same characters--I can't imagine. Congratulations. And may this be the most successful launch of all!
karen

Tamika: said...

What a powerful way to end! A series with such marked success must make your heart glad. Congratulations Diane!

arlee bird said...

This is exciting! Congratulations and look forward some big sales.
Lee

StephTheBookworm said...

What an exciting day! Congratulations to you.

Donna M. McDine said...

Diane:

Congratulations! How exciting! Best wishes for your continued success!

Thank you for including a caption of my book review. Much appreciated!

Warm regards,
Donna

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Congratulations on the release! Sell lots! I will be recommending it!

thanks again for letting me read it and review it. It was a pleasure!

Take care,
Michelle

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Congratulations, Diane! What a great way to end a series with a book that rates "a perfect 10." Way to go!

Elana Johnson said...

Ahhh! Congrats! What a surreal day this must be, even if it is your fifth time! I can't wait for my release day. :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thank you Karen, Tamika, and Lee!

Steph - you rock! Thanks for hosting me on this tour.

Donna thank YOU for reviewing it!

And Michelle - my red-headed friend! Thanks for reviewing and hosting me and ofr telling others!

Jane, it is a great way to end it. Next time I'll try to begin the series with a 10 as well. LOL

Thank you, Elana - actually book #6, as I have a non-fiction title as well. And so far, the day is surreal...

Lisa said...

Wow! Congratulations! I'm sure it's sad, yet exhilerating at the same time.

Mayra Calvani said...

Your books love wonderful over there at the top! Great covers!

Jai Joshi said...

Massive congratulations!

What brilliant reviews you've garnered. Well done!

Jai

B. Miller said...

Congratulations Diane! You're quite the inspiration for budding authors like me! Keep it up, and I'll keep reading! Thanks for posting about all your progress... it's invaluable information.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Lisa, it is!

Mayra, thank you. I'm pleased with the covers and design. They look SO cool together!

Thanks Jai.

B. Miller - thank you and maybe someday I'll post about all the things that have sent me in reverse. Of course, I don't want to scare anyone...

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Good luck with this, Diane. Love the lineup for books, domino style! A great visual of your success.
Best,
Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Blogging at Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites pick www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com

Ashmodai said...

Congartulations, my dear!
This is so exciting!

Tony Eldridge said...

Congratulations, Diane! You are my inspiration for my own series that I need to devote attention to.

Angela Breidenbach said...

I'm excited for you. But I bet it is incredibly bittersweet. It's like your child graduated high school and is going away on his own. Wait! That's what happened to me in real life and he's studying to be a basketball coach! Diane, how timely your book.

Best of luck for high sales and touching lives,
Angie

Nancy J. Parra said...

Congratulations on all your writing successes and this wonderful bittersweet day! Cheers~

Beth Blair said...

Congratulations! No one deserves success more than you.
xoxo

Solvang Sherrie said...

How exciting! Congratulations!