Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Down and Dirty--Dianna Love’s Slye Temp Agents Spill the Beans

Congratulations to "Jonetta" and "JoAn", the winners in Dianna's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

Shhhhh.  Dianna is still in the cave working on a new book, so we decided to come tell our side of the Slye Temp series, but if Dianna asks, we don’t know how you got this information.  Okay? 

Who are we?  The Slye Temp agents, and some significant others who really shouldn’t be here, and, well, one person who just butts in on occasion.

Dingo Paddock:  Hey! Val is not--

Margaux Duke:  (interrupts) I’m first because I’m Dianna’s favorite.  (laughs at all the shouting from behind her, then looks over her shoulder)  Get over it.  (turns back to readers) KISS THE ENEMY is already out, but she’s still got plans for me and Logan in the HAMR Brotherhood series.  (glances around)  Crud.  She really will kill all of us if I tell much about that.  Okay, I’ll make it fair. We can take turns telling on Dianna.  (group starts smiling)

Dingo:  Back off, Margaux.  You and Logan had your story. It’s time for my and Valene’s story in STOLEN VENGEANCE.
Margaux: (rolls eyes) From what I heard, you had your chance and blew it.  I don’t know why Valene would give you the time of day right now. I wouldn’t if I were her.

Dingo: Knock that off. It’s a long story and I don’t have to explain it to you.

Margaux: True.  (grins wide)  But I looked over Dianna’s shoulder when she was writing and you are so not going to like what you have coming up.

Logan Baklanov: (steps up behind Margaux and wraps his arms around her)  Don’t torture Dingo any more than Dianna has already has, babe.  I had something I wanted to show you in our hotel room, but if you’re too busy…

Margaux: (laughs)  Actually, I think Dingo and Valene should tell their secrets. 

Valene Eklund: (yells from across the room)  Dianna must have been out of her mind to think I would waste another second on Dingo after what he did.  Did that stop her? Nooooo.  And look at him over there.   He looks like some late-night desert that would be great eaten naked and… argh!   You know what?  I’m the one who butts in uninvited, and now I’m going to share something on Dianna.  (all heads turn to Valene) Dianna would rather spend the day fishing with her honey bun than travel to Europe.  And one of her favorite fishing spots is on the docks at The Grand Marlin in Pensacola Beach, FL. 

Dingo: (takes a step Valene’s way)  Shush! You can’t say that in public!  You can’t give away where we all hang out. Don’t you realize that’s a security risk?  (sees Valene’s ashen face and stops in his tracks)   Aw, crap.  Listen, Val, I’ll tell one better, so she’ll be mad at me instead of you.  Dianna loves to watch movies with her honey bun and can’t watch a movie without eating popcorn, which is why she’s so grumpy right now. She hasn’t been in the gym for a few weeks and won’t eat popcorn until she goes back.  In the meantime, she’s taking all that grumpiness out on us.  Me, to be specific.

Valene: (jams hands on hips)  You aren’t the only one with battles to fight, mister.  You should see what she has me doing.

Dingo:  I have seen and I intend to have a talk with Dianna as soon as someone takes her keyboard away so she can’t do anything else to me. (studies Valene) At least she left you smokin’ hot.

Valene: (frowns)  Would have been nice if you’d noticed back when we were together.

Dingo: (grumbles under his breath)  I missed nothing about you.

Valene: (Looks away, hurt) Just as I thought. 

Dingo: (frowns, thinking about what he said) Hold it. I didn’t mean it that way.

Valene: (storms forward)  Right, just like you didn’t mean to crush my heart? 

Tanner Bodine: (barges in)  Okay cut it out you two, or we’ll all be doing hard time in the next book. 

Margaux: (grinning even wider) Ah, come on, cowboy.  I was about to send out for popcorn for us.  This is a good show.

Dingo: (looks at Val’s hurt face and glares at the other agents) Knock it off, Margaux.  Never  forget, paybacks are a bitch.

Margaux: (lets out a heavy sigh) Have you ever known Dianna not to give her characters the HEA they deserve?

Dingo:  (still looking at Val) I’m not so sure. She’s obviously not too happy with me. Hell, I’m not too happy with me.

Tanner: (shrugs)  Tough titty. Get out of here until March 30th or Dianna might change her mind about you two. 

Valene: (freezes, then wheels around and takes off) Screw this.

Dingo: (gives Tanner a narrow-eyed look of threat)  You are not helping.

Tanner:  (gives a big cowboy grin)  Maybe not, but I’ve got my HEA and now I get to watch you suffer, sucka. 

Margaux You do know that’s why Dianna writes these romantic-thrillers – to entertain herself—right?

Tanner:  And the readers.  Don’t forget about them.  I think she’d have quit a long time ago if it weren’t for the readers.

Dingo:  You got that right, mate. She’d have quit  for certain after you and I took that little jaunt into North Korea in DECEPTIVE TREASURES.

Tanner:  I’d do it over.  That’s where I found Jin.

Dianna: (walks into room and glances around) What’s going on here?  I didn’t call a meeting.

Slye agents scatter except for Margaux and Logan

Margaux:  Oh, nothing you need to kno…uh..worry about. 

Dianna: (Sticks hands on hips) I smell a rat.

Margaux: (points) Look!  Some readers are here!

Dianna:  (smiles wide, distracted by readers) Oh, hey everybody!  So glad you stopped by! I needed a break from the writing cave.  You wouldn’t believe the trouble Dingo is giving me.

Margaux:  (Snickers and dashes for the door, pulling Logan behind her) Gotta go. We have…uh…an appointment.  (Logan grins as door closes)

Dianna:  What was that about? (turns to readers)  Since you’re here, let’s chat a bit. I’ve got some goodies to give away, and we’ll choose two winners.  If your name is drawn, and you’re willing to wait until March 30th for STOLEN VENGEANCE, you’ll receive the e-book as soon as it’s available.  If you’d rather have your prize now, you’ll get a Slye Temp e-book box set (first 3 novels). Either way, you’ll also receive a set of signed Slye Temp Keeper Kase® Cards via snail mail.  (Amazon or Barnes & Noble account required to receive e-book gifts).

To enter the drawing, tell me whether you’d like STOLEN VENGEANCE or the Slye Temp Box Set (see the comment above) and help me out by answering a question.

When I get even a short  break from the writing cave, I love to ride motorcycles with my husband.  We’ve ridden back and forth across the country more than once, and I’m always looking for little out-of-the way places to stop on our trips. On my next motorcycle ride, where would you tell me to go, and why?    


Slye Temp Book 6 coming March 30, 2015 

He's the last man she'll trust and the only one who can save her.

Slye Temp agent Dingo Paddock walked away from rare items recovery specialist Valene Eklund seven years ago to protect her from a deadly organization, but the woman can’t stay out of trouble.  Valene hasn’t forgiven Dingo for breaking her heart when he disappeared without a word. The last thing she’ll allow is for him to interfere with her new client whose contract will dig her out of financial ruin. She’s lucked into a deal that only comes along once, but Dingo believes the price is too high – her life - and now the organization he destroyed to keep her safe has returned to exact vengeance on Dingo.  Getting their hands on the one woman Dingo would walk through fire for? Priceless. 

If Dingo and Valene can't overcome their past and learn to trust again, an assassin will kill a key global figure on US soil, igniting the fuse to an international conflict. They can't save the world until they figure out how to save each other first. 
PREORDER Now - Kindle or iTunes

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST February 26th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.


  1. I live in Italy, so I can't recommend places in the US, but here some of the best routes are the Amalfi Coast and the road from Bosa to Alghero in Sardinia.

    P.S. Pls put my name in the hat for the box set. Thanks!


    1. Hi Natalija and thanks for those suggestions. I was just talking to a friend of mine last night who is planning on visiting Italy soon so I will pass those along and add them to my bucket list for future travel. Appreciate you coming by!

  2. Thanks for having me on the JRS blog today and tomorrow, Maureen!! I'll be visiting in out the whole time and looking forward to chatting with everyone. :)

  3. Good Morning Dianna,
    Just stopping in to make sure the Agents are behaving *snicker*. If you haven't read any of Dianna's book you are surely missing out. Go get one today. Do not enter me in the drawing cause You know I have them all already ....hehe.. Come on by the Dianna Love Street Team on Facebook and I will personally greet you!!! Hope to see you there....Huggs Dianna....

    1. HI Candi and thanks for coming over to visit. Everyone should know that Candi is our official welcome hostess on the street team. As you see, you've been invited! We'd love to have you join our group. :) thanks again!!

  4. Good morning Dianna. Looking forward to the new book. I love everything you've written so far. Don't forget, there are more Margarita's waiting in Houston!

    1. Oh, and don't enter me either. I've read all but the latest offering. ;)

    2. LOL - I became a Margarita fan after my visit to Houston!! I'm looking forward to my next trip out that way whenever it happens. :) thanks Maria!!

  5. One of the most beautiful rides I've taken was from Prescott, Arizona to Sedona (through Jerome). It's a little treacherous but so gorgeous! Prepare to be awed.

    I'd love Stolen Vengeance!

    Jonettaallen77 at yahoo dot com

    1. Hi Ejaygirl - Thanks for that tip. I was in AZ a few years back and just LOVED riding that country. I'll add this to my list for future rides. I love being awed. Thanks so much for visiting today!

  6. Hi Dianna! I just stopped by to say hi to a CRW-HOR winner when I coordinated the contest. We won't say how many years ago. LOL Every time I see your name I think about that and smile. I'm writing romantic suspense now, as well. Best of luck with the new release.

    1. Hi Sandra!! Long time no see. Wow, that does take me back. I remember that contest with such fond memories and you were so wonderful to coordinate it. I'm thrilled that you're writing RS now!! Woot and best wishes on your books. :) Thanks so much for stopping in to say hello and make me smile. :)

  7. If you ever make your way to AZ again, you might want to check out Prescott and then travel the back way up to Sedona then on up to Flagstaff. Gorgeous scenery and we usually have oustanding weather in the spring and fall. I would love the Slye Temp Box set.

    1. That sounds wonderful, Joan. I would like to find enough time to spend more than a day or two out there. Thanks for the suggestion and for stopping by to say hello!

  8. Slye Temp Box Set
    Brazil - around the rainforests

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  9. Hi BN 100 - I'd love to travel around Brazil on my motorcycle and, if that day arrives, I'll definitely go the rainforest. I've actually ridden a motorcycle up through El Yunque, the rainforest in Puerto Rico, many years ago. Thanks for stopping by and visiting.

  10. Vermont - the Green Mountains, Lake Champlain, wonderful bed & breakfasts, wineries and antique shops.

    Stolen Vengeance, please.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

    1. Hi Taurus! We rode through some of that area last summer and took the ferry across. It's beautiful. The weather couldn't have been better and I would love to do that again. Thanks for visiting!

  11. I'd love the e-book set b/c I haven't read any of the previous books in this series. Thanks so much for the giveaway! You should do a tour of Maine's lighthouses! But in the spring/fall when it's nicer weather :)

    1. That's a great idea, Erin. I love lighthouses and that would be a cool tour. I thought it would be nice to do a tour of covered bridges too. Thanks for the tips and visiting.

  12. I am in Australia, so pretty much everywhere would be amazing.

    I'd love the Slye Temp Box Set thank you.


    1. I love Australia, Mary, and want to return with my husband this time and stay longer. What a fun and beautiful place, starting with the people. :) Thanks for coming over to chat.

  13. all thru Kentucky to see the sites

    1. I agree, Karen. I've made a few rides that took me through KY in recent years, but the last time I actually hung around to ride the less travel paths was about 10 years ago and I want to go back. Thanks for the reminder and for saying hello!

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  15. I have not travelled much, but I do enjoy the wide open spaces of farmland... driving through with all of that space and quiet...
    Slye Temp Box Set would be my choice if chosen as the winner... thanks for sharing Dianna!

    1. I do, too, Colleen. It's great to get off the main roads and see what all those samller communities look like - the farmlands are so amazing, especially during the growing seasons. Thanks for stopping by to say hello.

  16. Bolivar County, Mississippi! Birthplace of the blues! Beautiful country, great people and wonderful food.

    1. I don't think I've been to Bolivar County, Martha, and will add that to my list. I have a lot of family and friends in MS along the coast. Thanks for visiting and sharing that!


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