Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Haunted by a Troubled Past...

Now Available!


Haunted by a troubled past…

The future appears bright for James Sheppard. Emerging from a troubled childhood, he is blessed with talent and a good work ethic. Excelling in his classes and at the campus newspaper, James’s goal of editor appears within his grasp.

However, years of abuse and loneliness have dampened his spirit. By the time Maria enters his world, James is nearing the breaking point. Her innocent love slowly fills the void in his life, boosting his confidence and giving him hope.

When a crisis abruptly forces him into adulthood, James is saddled with more responsibility than expected. Struggling to cope with the situation, the past returns to haunt him. Will James find peace before the mistakes of his father destroy him completely?

Release date: August 18, 2009, Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.
$19.95 USA, 6x9 Trade paperback, 296 pages, Fiction/YA
ISBN 978-0-9816210-3-6 / 0-9816210-3-1

“This book is very motivating and inspiring! This just tells you how much someone is willing to go for the best in his or her life!! There are so many twists and turns and it can teach you how far you would be willing to go to have the perfect moment.”
- TeensReadToo.com

“I could not put this book down… This was a wonderful book that will make you fall in love with the characters, hurt when they hurt and rejoice when things go their way.”
- Debbie’s World of Books

“It is a study of the depth of the human heart and the choices we make in our lives… Wolfe deftly manages to draw you into the story and makes you care for these characters.”
- The Book Pedler

“Full of friendship, love and true life situations, Circle Of Friends Book III is a recommended read for YA of all ages.”
- Missy’s Book Nook

Visit- The Circle of Friends

Book II available at:
Barnes & Noble
Dancing Lemur Press LLC
Book I - Amazon & Barnes & Noble
Book II - Amazon & Barnes & Noble

Follow the virtual tour for your chance to win a free copy:

Aug 11 Interview J Kaye’s Book Blog & Giveaway
Aug 13 Review & interview TexasRed Books
Aug 14 Interview Genevieve's Blog
Aug 14 Review Jamieson Wolf
Aug 15-16 Review Jo-Jo Loves to Read & Giveaway
Aug 17 Guest post Frenetic Reader
Aug 18-19-20 Interview & review Always Something to Read
Aug 19 Book giveaway & guest post Pudgy Penguin Perusals
Aug 21 Guest post & review The Story Siren
Aug 24 Review & interview Ultimate Book Hound
Aug 25 Guest post Find Your Next Book Here
Aug 26 Guest post & review Belle of the Books
Aug 27 Interview Kathy Erskine’s Blog

And from Aug. 16-21, interviews & appearances on Deviant Art - see SpunkOnAStick for details.
Time to do the Spunky dance!


  1. Congratulations on your release! It's got a great hook. I'll be following your tour.

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  2. Diane,
    I'm so happy for you and will be following you as well. How are you feeling now that another "baby" is launched into the world?

  3. Awesome! Mucho many mega kudos, Diane! Exciting isn't it?

    The Old Silly

  4. Karen, relieved! But it will be sad when The Circle of Friends ends...

  5. Congrats! And what a great kick off you have planned. Keep us posted on your fun. I want to see pics!

  6. Congrats, Diane! I am looking forward to reading and reviewing Book IV!

  7. Sounds great, Missy!

    Allyn, I need to take some photos, don't I?

  8. The books all sound great and whoever did the covers should get a bonus!

    Morgan Mandel

  9. Sounds great. Congrats. And thanks for the links to the virtual tour. It'll be fun to follow it.

  10. Congratulations, Diane! May I suggest you email Julie McGuire at The Internet Review of Books? She may well be interested in reviewing Circle of Friends. You can reach her at jmcguire@internetreviewofbooks.com.

    Bob Sanchez

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  12. Do you think of this as a literary novel. "Mistakes of his father," sounds like a classic theme.
    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Blogging at Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites pick www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com

  13. Congrats on the release of your book and all the great reviews, Diane!

  14. Thanks Bob - sure my publisher had done that!

  15. Congrats on the new book. I'm glad to be a part of helping you to promote it!