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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Release Day! MISSION TO NEW EARTH is here!

At last!

There were times when I thought I would never finish this book. And it's short, for heaven's sake. Roughly 88 pages, which makes it a novella instead of a novel.

As you can tell from the marvelous cover (by the amazing Florence at The Novel Difference), MISSION TO NEW EARTH is science fiction plus romance.


Earth’s overpopulation and dwindling resources force the United Earth Space Agency to expedite exploration of new planets for a possible new home. When new crises ensue—a giant tsunami and the threat of nuclear winter—the timeline changes. Eight years of training crammed into four. Sara Grenard and her team prepare for launch, but are they ready for the one-way trip? Will the Goldilocks planet prove just right for Earth’s inhabitants? Before time runs out.

Here's a short excerpt:

Then only Marsh and I were left.
I strolled up to the man I loved and put my arms around his waist. When I rested my head on his chest, I heard the thud of his heart. Normally, a reassuring sound that always made me go weak in the knees, it beat more rapidly than usual. He was still agitated about the sim.
“Hey, guy. Everything will be all right. We’re ready. More than ready.”
“I know. It’s just—”
Leaning back in his arms, I reached up and patted his cheek. “Settle down, big boy. I think Bill and Ana have the right idea. From Gloria’s blush, she and Tom do, too.” I gave him a long kiss. At first, he didn’t respond—still worked up over the latest simulation. Then he gave in, as I knew he would. Not to be smug, but Marsh did like my kisses.

His kiss turned hard, demanding, as he strained to maintain control. I wanted him that much, too. But not on the tile floor in the lav. The shower had possibilities. When he eyed the enclosure, I knew he was thinking the same thing. Too bad I had other obligations. That was me, duty first. I could be such a stick-in-the-mud.

MISSION TO NEW EARTH is available at:


My friends have offered to help celebrate my new release. At each stop, you can read more about MISSION TO NEW EARTH, different excerpts, behind the scenes, the characters, and me. Also, at each stop, you'll have an opportunity to register for an Amazon $10 Gift Card.

Sept 1: Alicia Dean
Sept 2: Kathy Wheeler
Sept 6: Gina Conkle
            Veronica Scott
Sept 7: M.J. Schiller
Sept 13: Hywela Lyn
Sept 15: Mischa Gericke
Sept 20: Eva Solar
Sept 21: Zara West (since that's One Red Shoe's book birthday, I'll be talking about it, too)
              J.Q. Rose
Sept 27: Maureen Bonatch


Leave a comment and you may win a $10 Amazon Gift Card. Here's a question: Would you go on a one-way trip to a new planet?

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  2. Huge congrats on your new release, Diane! :) I would go on a one-way trip if I was allowed to take my family with me. Otherwise, no. I'd stay here.

    1. Thanks, Jess. I'm with you. No way would I leave my family behind.

  3. Congrats on your release! Wishing you many sales.

  4. Congratulations, Diane. So please for you. Super cover and an exciting excerpt. Wishing you every success with it!!

  5. Yay Diane!! I shared on Google+ and twitter. Wishing you great success.

  6. Sounds wonderful, but I'm not surprised. So glad it's finally available.

  7. Congratulations!! Nope, I will stay right here on Earth, thank you very much!

  8. Your new release sounds timely (over-population of earth) and full of action. Congrats on finishing and publishing!

  9. Congrats on the new release!
    Good luck and God's blessings

  10. Nicola, thanks so much. Glad you like the cover. Me, too. :)

    Alyssa, thanks.

    Gina, appreciate the extra support.

    CJ, thanks.

    Maris, awww. Thank you.

    Alicia, LOL. Thanks.

    Susan, I'm amazed at what I'm reading lately and how it connects. Thanks.

    Pam, thank you.

  11. I'm not very adventurous, so I'd stay here, if I could. The devil you know. :) Congrats and best wishes for MISSION TO NEW EARTH!

  12. I would stay here!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  13. Congrats, Diane! I love the cover and your blurb teases with such potential. Best of luck with your new release!

  14. Thanks, MJ. Nothing wrong with staying put. ;)

    Natasha, you're welcome.

    Thanks, Marissa. Appreciate your kind words.

  15. Congrats on your new book baby! 🙂

  16. Congratulations, Diane! Wishing you much success with the new book!

  17. No . But if there was no earth ,then I would.

  18. Woo-hoo that's wonderful! Congratulations!!
    About the one-way trip, not in a million years LOL. I'm not adventurous enough for that.

  19. Thanks, Maureen. MY baby is off to a good start.

    Leah, appreciate your good wishes.

    Deb, we can do anything if we have no choice.

    Julie, LOL Thanks so much.


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