Playing for Keeps

Author Diana Rose Wilson

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Another goodie-basket from RT BookLovers.

During the RT BookLovers Convention, I won a lovely gift basket from Louisa Bacio @Louisabacio for my costume at the 'Steampunk High Tea Party' (I will eventually convert all readers to Liad through costumes and my big mouth. It will just take some time.)

I wanted to give an update regarding the books I have in my greedy hands thanks to the gift card included in the basket:

Border Town (SLICE Agency #1)

Lucky Charms

Once Upon A Twisted Time (Twisted Fairy Tales, #1)

 (WOO!)

I still have a little for a book or two more, so if anyone has recommendations, let me know. :D

Also: Thank you for the goodies, Louisa Bacio @Louisabacio

After RT!

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So, just back from RT Booklovers and boy, they weren't kidding. The name of the convention is spot on. So many awesome books. Here's just a small sample of the actual books I have to look forward to.  I didn't include the ebooks and many other promo items for authors I'm looking forward to reading.  

I decided to attend the convention at the last moment and wasn't sure what to expect.  I'm happy to report that everyone was so friendly and welcoming.  I went from a singleton not knowing anyone at the event to connecting with some awesome authors and readers.  On top of meeting people, it was just fun attending the events.  

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Here's my setup from RT.  It was nice to have a little setup so people could see what I'm working on.  

I passed out a couple 'Fallen Angels' shirts. Did you get one?  ;D  I still have a couple to pass around, but holding onto them for now.  Interested in a shirt?  I might have your size. :D  

 Dresden wants to know WTF happened to his nap spot and who dared put all books there!

Dresden wants to know WTF happened to his nap spot and who dared put all books there!

I've started finding everyone I was lucky enough to meet on various social media locations. I'm looking forward to learning more about all the people in the reader/writer community.  I'll also be reading through the books, so look for my monthly read-list.  

Looking forward to BookLovers Con next year. Bigger and better costumes for me. ;)  Maybe.  I need to think about how much room I'll need to get all those books home!

 One my favorite events of the convention: Bridesmaids, Bachelors and Bubbly.

One my favorite events of the convention: Bridesmaids, Bachelors and Bubbly.

April Reads

Meet Me at the Cupcake Café - Jenny Colgan  @jennycolgan

Wanderlust - Lauren Blakely @LaurenBlakely3

My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton -Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie    @stephaniehdray @laurakayeauthor

(Now I want a Hamilton + Laurens novel. Someone. Please. It doesn't need to be particularly historically correct.)

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking -Malcolm Gladwell

Hope's Folly - Linnea Sinclair 

(The Rapey-Rape Saga) Special thanks to L Scott Brown at the Book Nook @booknookfresno who always sets me up with the good reads.)

Daughter of the Blood - Anne Bishop

Heir to the Shadows – Anne Bishop

Up next:

Pretty much all of Anne Bishop’s rape-rape books. (Obviously even the abuse/rape/torture isn’t keeping me from these. I stopped reading Mercedes Lackey due to how often she used rape as a darkest moment for her heroines/heroes, so we'll see how far I get before I'm tired of it. I’m holding out for just one happy sex scene.  It’s like anti-romance. These are so well written that I hope the rape-factor lightens up.  I forgot how much I love pure Fantasy.)

(Bumped by the rape-rape books)

Ride Hard - Laura Kaye @laurakayeauthor

Dawn on a Distant Shore - Sara Donati

 An actual image of me after reading something good.

An actual image of me after reading something good.

Reading Order

“Where do I start?”

It’s a question I usually ask when someone recommends a new author to me.

My stories are made to fit together.  If I do this right, there will be big, epic, awesomeness <TM> as all lines converge. At least there will adventures (good and bad) for all involved.  Some books you can read out of order without the risk of spoilers, but others really work better in sequence. (As of April 2018)


The chronological order option:

An End to Summer (Spirit Lands)

Lies that Blind (Spirit Beasts)

Wicked Masquerade (Forbidden Secrets)

Snow Mistress (Forbidden Secrets)

Taming the Brat (Forbidden Secrets)

Blood Feathers (Forbidden Secrets)

Paying the Dragon’s Price (Forbidden Secrets)

Dangerous Seduction (Forbidden Secrets)

All Thorns Eve (Gems)

Heart Bound (Forbidden Secrets)


This is the 'From Reality, Straight Down the Rabbit-Hole' reading option:

Wicked Masquerade (Forbidden Secrets)

Snow Mistress (Forbidden Secrets)

Taming the Brat (Forbidden Secrets)

Blood Feathers (Forbidden Secrets)

Paying the Dragon’s Price (Forbidden Secrets)

Dangerous Seduction (Forbidden Secrets)

All Thorns Eve (Gems)

Heart Bound (Forbidden Secrets)

Lies that Blind (Spirit Beasts)

An End to Summer (Spirit Lands)


Other mix-and-match order:

Although I recommend reading about Ursa, you can jump in at Blood Feathers (Forbidden Secrets). After that point in the series you might run into spoilers.

Lies that Blind (Spirit Beasts) and An End to Summer (Spirit Lands) can be read at any point. The stories don’t hinge on the later or earlier books of any series as of the posting of this timeline. They share characters with the other series that will give you glimpses into things to come, or provide insight on things that happened.

All Thorns Eve (Gems) and Heart Bound (Forbidden Secrets) should be read after Dangerous Seduction, but can be interchanged in the reading order.


To current readers:  What say you? 

What order did you read the stories?   

 Of the sea and air.

Of the sea and air.

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