Monday, September 21, 2015

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Finding My Thunder


It’s young love. First love. It’s like thunder.

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Danny moved closer and he pressed his lips against mine. It only lasted for a few seconds, but when he pulled back he smiled at me. “I want to keep going,” he said.
I grabbed onto him and pulled him forward and rolled onto my back. I was looking at him and him at me and we weren’t laughing at all now, just breathing.
“You know I’m leaving,” he said.
“You run away from me. You always have.”
He shook his head and his hands gripped my shoulders hard. “You’re my only reason to stay.”
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Friday, September 4, 2015

My Wounded Soldier Book One Fight for Glory - new pictures!

A Tale. My Wounded Soldier, Book One: Fight for Glory


It’s a story about a man’s reluctant return to the fields of home after the Civil War.
Vintage photo of beautiful landscape with morning meadow. Sunrise over morning meadow in Poland
Men mustering out drifted across the country, some headed home, some were unable to settle.
One morning Tom worked the field when the neighbor boy came running. Trouble. Tom made haste to the neighbor’s farm and two dead bodies…a scarecrow man…she shot him–that woman Addie Varn. And her husband…killed. And she is ready to foal and there is only Tom and the big blue sky.
Sepia of father supporting the fist of sleeping baby.
And love comes into his hands.
The widow calls her Janey.
And so he’s going west…he can’t stay. He’ll help out for now.
But soon enough…duty calls….
Close up of the hands and torso of an authentic working cowboy in the American West riding to work in sunset light (sepia/brown tint).
The Glory Trail….
One more ride.
But it is hard to leave her…he walks those first ten miles. And then that horse that comes out of nowhere….
Silhouette of a grazing horse against sunrise through fog, an antique textured abstract image in muted sepia tone
Maybe it’s a sign…he’ll get back to her.
Addie Varn….
Close up of corset, sepia tone image ** Note: Slight graininess, best at smaller sizes
Oh, Addie Varn.
This….
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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Review for My Wounded Soldier Book Two Fight for Love





My Wounded Soldier, by Diane Munier
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“My Wounded Soldier Book Two Fight for Love” is the exciting conclusion of “My Wounded Soldier Book One Fight for Glory.”
Diane Munier writes in a vibrant and descriptive way so that the reader feels like they are right there in the middle of the love scenes, the action, and the pursuit of of danger.
After Tom has won over Addie and married her, he must now learn about the ins and outs of loving and raising his new family. With intense love and devotion from Addie by his side, Tom accepts certain new members into his family with reluctance, but before he knows it he is protecting and defending them to the death.
He has spent much of his life thinking he is not important, but then is surprisingly reassured that he is the family’s true leader and hero.
From reluctant son, to patriarch of the family, we see the emotional growth of Tom Tanner--his heart and his loyalty, and how he wins the Fight for Love.
This book is FIVE STARS in regards to the exciting story, colorful characters, and skillful writing.


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Saturday, August 1, 2015

My Wounded Soldier Book Two Fight for Love Tour Schedule



My Wounded Soldier Book Two Fight for Love
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Friday, July 31, 2015

My Wounded Soldier Book Two Fight for Love Blog Tour !



My Wounded Soldier - Book 2 : Fight for Love
by Diane Munier
Publication Date: August 7, 2015
Genre: Historical Western Romance
Cover Designer: Bookstylings

Synopsis

Tom Tanner has taken on a family. He lived through the war, but becoming a lover and pa to two small children may be the role that breaks him. This is the story of a man’s slow rise from black sheep to patriarch. 1866 is a time of learning to carry on in the aftermath of civil war. Tom is ready to heal, ready to take over Addie’s farm and make it a grand place. He has money from reupping in the war and reward money for bringing a few notorious outlaws. Can Addie’s love help him settle and become an outstanding man like his pa? It’s the only fight worth making-- a fight for love

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Excerpt





She told me of her mother then.  Greta.  She took in washing. And brought men home. And my wife, a slight girl scrubbing on the board.  That’s what I felt in her hands.  So sweetly shaped, so brined to the work.  A lady almost, but not in her marrow.  There, the laundry girl, the dirty laundry girl.  And the men.  Her learning to stand, given a knife by the neighbor woman. “Protect yourself,” the woman said. “No one else will.” And so she did, too young, too scared, too soon.  

Like Johnny.  He got took to the dark and it stabbed the tender in him and the dark came in.

I sat up and held her to me, stroking her hair while she told me.  I felt so many things with her, the fear, yes, the joy, yes.  The old wounds, yes.  The new wonder of it, yes.  The mother, and back more.  The girl, yes.  The little broken one, yes.  No man to ever rise up, and if he did, she met him with just herself and her brave eyes.  

“Lass,” I said, but only once.  I did not wish to let the pump run dry, for her words gifted me an understanding I had lacked.

I would be the pa to her sometimes.  I knew that now.  She wouldn’t want it much, but sometimes she would, almost like Johnny, me going back in her, me angry for her, saying what she knew and didn’t get a chance to rail about.  Letting her know I was here now.  I was here.

It was a part of it for us.  There was this little one in there still holding that knife, sometimes at me, yes that’s what I saw.  That knife she used and left in a man who tried to take her in an alley. That’s when she met him—her husband. She went in his store after the attack. He was kind. But God…he was weak.

But that’s how he got in.  He wiped her face, but he was no hero.  She made him feel, and then he couldn’t find it in himself to love her.  She was something he hadn’t seen…too alive…too much of everything.

“I am not him,” I told her, and oh I was not.  The dark had its hands around my throat time and time, but it did not finish me.  I was just a man, but I stood tall.  Like it or don’t, I did the hard thing.

“I am Tom Tanner, your man,” I said, “the good of him, the ugly, too.  But I am not Richard Varn.  I have my own sins, but I do not carry the sins of another.  Nor will I,” I said, not sure what I meant by this speech, but I said it with force.

Other Books in the Series

My Wounded Soldier - Book 1 : Fight For Glory
by Diane Munier
Publication Date: July 4, 2015
Genre: Historical Western Romance

Synopsis

Wounded Soldier, Book One: Fight for Glory, is my newest offering on Amazon. This is the saga of Tom Tanner and his reluctant love for Addie Varner.

After he mustered out of the Twenty-Seventh, Tom never expected to follow the boys home to Illinois. Having failed to protect his older brother Garrett, Tom planned to take his wounds out west where a man could get lost under the endless sky. But his father prevailed on him to come home and comfort his grieving mother.

Tom had nearly filled his obligation when the neighbor boy came running and calling his name as he worked in the field. Johnny was the boy that looked like his mother, Mrs. Varn. Tom had seen the woman at meeting. She rattled him some for he’d not had a woman, just that one time and he’d been liquored up and taking a dare and were he to have one, she was not hardship to look at. But Johnny was calling for him. Tom knew the sounds of war. The country was rife with veterans, some looking for trouble instead of home. What Tom finds at the Varner’s farm offers him a new kind of battle, a new kind of glory trail.

I have been writing this story for fifteen years. In its various forms it has garnered attention in literary contests and with a number of writerly folks. But stuck in ‘bridesmaid,’ mode it has never really walked the aisle. Until now. I hope you give it a spin and maybe fall in love.

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Meet Diane Munier

Living comfortably in the heart of America with the people I love. I live an extroverted life, but I'm a genuine introvert. An urban kid, I spent much of my youth running in various neighborhood establishments. There I met many colorful characters and I learned to love them and be fascinated by them. My love of story comes from them. I learned to sit on a bar stool or a kitchen chair or in a pew and hear story. Hear the voices telling story. See the mouths move and the hands clutching glasses or cigarettes. See and hear the laughter. There is no greater honor than to hear someone's story. If you feel that way about the tales I tell...what more could I ask.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

My Wounded Soldier One in Paperback and My Wounded Soldier Two for Preorder!

July 4th Special 

Announcements

July 4th is here! Happy Independence Day to you all. My Wounded Soldier Book 1: Fight for Glory is now available on Amazon Kindle. If you pre-ordered the book, then you are ready to read! If you still need to purchase Book 1CLICK HERE
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Announcement 1:
My Wounded Soldier Book Two: Fight for Love is NOW available for pre-order! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
MWS Book Two will be published on Kindle August 8th. Here’s your first look at Book Two’s cover!
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(SPECIAL) Announcement 2:
Look what I’ve got!
20150704_113848You can hold “My Wounded Soldier Book One: Fight for Glory” IN YOUR HANDS this week!
That’s right, we’re delving into the paperback world! And we’re starting off with MWS Book One. The book can be ordered in paperback on CreateSpace
This also means that on August 8th, “My Wounded Soldier Book Two: Fight for Love” will be published in both e-book AND paperback!
(The Book Two e-book can be pre-ordered HERE.  The paperback version is not currently available for pre-order.)
Happy 4th of July everyone!  Enjoy your day of celebrating and reading!
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Saturday, July 4, 2015

My Wounded Solder Book Two Fight for Love - cover reveal !





Tom Tanner has taken on a family. He lived through the war, but becoming a lover and pa to two small children may be the role that breaks him. This is the story of a man’s slow rise from black sheep to patriarch. 1866 is a time of learning to carry on in the aftermath of civil war. Tom is ready to heal, ready to take over Addie’s farm and make it a grand place. He has money from reupping in the war and reward money for bringing a few notorious outlaws. Can Addie’s love help him settle and become an outstanding man like his pa? It’s the only fight worth making-- a fight for love.

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My Wounded Soldier Book One Fight for Glory Review











Get ready to enjoy a story by the first-rate story teller, Diane Munier.  This story will transport the reader to another place and time and make the reader feel like they are right in the middle of the romance, the action scenes, the suspense, and the moving emotional times.  The reader hears  the thoughts of Tom Tanner and goes through his life’s journey with him. 
Diane uses the most amazing descriptions and expressions from the post-Civil War era that capture the imagination as well as make the reader smile and burst out laughing, and other times make the reader hold their breath in anticipation or cry over moving events.
Tom Tanner is a man of action who gets things done and also a man with strong emotions and sentiments for his family and friends.
The storyline is fresh and interesting and holds the reader’s attention from beginning to end.
This is an outstanding historical romance on an epic scale.  This will become an all time favorite for many readers. 

Review by jedigirlsc / Jeanette Belle






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Living comfortably in the heart of America with the people I love. I live an extroverted life, but I’m a genuine introvert. An urban kid, I spent much of my youth running in various neighborhood establishments. There I met many colorful characters and I learned to love them and be fascinated by them. My love of story comes from them. I learned to sit on a bar stool or a kitchen chair or in a pew and hear story. Hear the voices telling story. See the mouths move and the hands clutching glasses or cigarettes. See and hear the laughter. There is no greater honor than to hear someone’s story. If you feel that way about the tales I tell…what more could I ask.


Friday, July 3, 2015

Diane Munier interviewed by Susan Leigh Noble

 New Interview: Diane Munier Interviewed by Author Susan Leigh Noble


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Had the pleasure of being interviewed by Susan Leigh Noble on her blog Into Another World. Susan is a generous writer and according to her blog she has trouble finding writers to interview. Hence me. I stepped  into that empty room and said, “Hello?” and Susan was there.
The interview is about Finding My Thunder with mention of My Wounded Soldier. I think living between these two books is my happy place. What amazes me is the difference in the questions in each interview I have done. I hope my answers are as fascinating though that is probably (definitely) a stretch. I do find I can talk about writing endlessly. Really until an interview I do not speak about writing at all. So I guess it builds.
Actually, on closer look, wonderful though they are, the questions could be perceived as utilitarian. It’s what they make me think of that excites me, and that is about me, of course, so I’m a narcissist. Ah well, I’ll add that to my list.
Anyway, a big thanks to Susan and if you have the time and inclination here are the links to my pontificating.
Susan’s work can be found on Amazon at:
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Today’s Featured Author – Diane Munier


Today I welcome author Diane Munier to my blog. Her latest book, Finding my Thunder, was released earlier this year.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My Wounded Soldier Book 2 Giveaway on July 4!

My Wounded Soldier Book 2 Giveaway on July 4th!

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Only 8 more days until ‘My Wounded Soldier Book One: Fight for Glory’ is published!
To celebrate the release of MWS Book 1, those who have given a “Yes” RSVP to my Facebook event page by midnight of July 3rd will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of ‘My Wounded Soldier Book Two: Fight for Love’ which will be available for Pre-order July 4th.  There will be 5 winners.
So on July 4th, celebrate with family and fireworks, start reading My Wounded Soldier Book 1, and stop by this event page to see if you’re a winner and to hear a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!  Exciting stuff is happening!
I have a lot of work going on right now, so let me try to clarify everything that is happening in my publishing world.
On July 4th:
1)  My Wounded Soldier Book One: Fight for Glory E-book will be published (It is already available for Pre-Order)
2)  My Wounded Soldier Book Two: Fight for Love E-book will be available to Pre-Order (It will be published on a mystery date)
3)  A BIG announcement will happen on my Facebook event page which is a game changer!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

My Wounded Soldier Book One - Fight for Glory Blog Tour





If anyone would like to participate in the Blog Tour and provide a review of
My Wounded Soldier Book One:  Fight for Glory
Send an email to
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Friday, June 12, 2015

Finding My Thunder wins Honorable Mention at 2015 New York Book Festival



Finding My Thunder won Honorable Mention
at
2015 New York Book Festival!
Congratulations Diane Munier !!!










Finding My Thunder

Honorable Mention
2015 New York Book Festival
Posted in .


Diane Munier
The story takes place in the late sixties. Hilly Grunier has been in love with Danny Boyd since she was a kid telling scary stories on
summer nights at the fire hydrant while Danny pulled close on his bike. But when Danny is thirteen, their friendship ends when he and his brother Sukey have a vicious fight over Hilly.
Years pass, and Hilly carries a secret and growing love as she watches Danny rise athletically to the top of their school’s food chain. He even dates the prom queen and rumor says they are engaged.
Now Danny has graduated and shows up in her dad’s shop looking for some temporary employment until the army picks him off for Vietnam. He’s thrown aside his college scholarship and the golden girl. He seems to be searching for something new before he leaves town. He seems to be searching for her. Hilly can’t let him go overseas without showing him how she feels. But once he’s gone, her own battle intensifies. It’s a long road to finding her thunder.



Thursday, June 11, 2015

Finding My Thunder featured in the Books Go Social Site

Finding My Thunder

Diane Munier


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Finding My Thunder 1
1966
Christmas vacation of my sophomore year. I had finally reached a two week reprieve from the hallowed halls of Bondville High in Tennessee. I was too cold to drag my feet but as I neared home I could see it laying by the gate to our front yard, an old dog, a sooner. She rose up seeing me, but there was no challenge in her, just a sorrowful look, hoping I could decide her fate quick.
I set my books on the ground and knelt beside her and introduced myself. “Hey old girl,” I said. “How you doin’? I’m Hilly Grunier. Yeah that’s a good old girl. Sooner be one thing than another.” I gave her some love and she lifted her white muzzle and closed her eyes like her ears hadn’t been scratched in a long time. She had a grateful soul. But here came Sukey Boyd.
He barreled past in his purple Fairlane and Sooner cringed. I paid that car no mind, and I told her she shouldn’t either, but I wondered for a second if Danny was riding shotgun like usual and if he saw me kneeling there, and I wondered if he’d think about it…about me. And I let his indifference stab me all over again and I knew I’d let this old dog in.
“Hey, come on,” I said opening the wobbly gate, not that she couldn’t have come in on her own beneath this rickety fence. But she was polite, I knew that. So I let her wait on the porch and when I entered the hallway Mama was not downstairs, but I didn’t expect it. So I crossed the hall and went in the kitchen.
There wasn’t much. Naomi lived behind in the carriage house and brought supper like as not. But we had a pack of hot dogs been in there too long. They smelled okay. So I put them on a paper plate and took them outside.

Finding My Thunder Description:

The story takes place in the late sixties. Hilly Grunier has been in love with Danny Boyd since she was a kid telling scary stories on summer nights at the fire hydrant while Danny pulled close on his bike. But when Danny is thirteen, their friendship ends when he and his brother Sukey have a vicious fight over Hilly.
Years pass, and Hilly carries a secret and growing love as she watches Danny rise athletically to the top of their school’s food chain. He even dates the prom queen and rumor says they are engaged. Now Danny has graduated and shows up in her dad’s shop looking for some temporary employment until the army picks him off for Vietnam.
He’s thrown aside his college scholarship and the golden girl. He seems to be searching for something new before he leaves town. He seems to be searching for her. Hilly can’t let him go overseas without showing him how she feels. But once he’s gone, her own battle intensifies. It’s a long road to finding her thunder.



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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

Darnay Road video now on YouTube !




Fan made video
Tribute to Darnay Road !

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Multifandom Awards Nomination Announcement!

Fanatic Fanfics Awards

Subject: Multifandom Awards Nomination Announcement

Dear Counselor,

CONGRATULATIONS! The Fanatic Fanfics Multifandom Awards would like to inform you that you have been nominated in the following category:


  Favorite Veteran Author

The First Round of Voting will start on May 31st, 2015. We will take votes for two weeks before closing on June 14th, 2015. If you make it to the Second Round of voting, we will take votes from June 15th to June 22nd, 2015.
Feel free to let your readers know about this event, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

-Fanantic Fantics Multifandom Awards fanaticfanficsawards.


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR DEAR COUNSELOR!!!
YAY!



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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thoughts on Me and Mom Fall for Spencer








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Thoughts on Me and Mom Fall for Spencer


First off, yes I know it should be Mom and I. I wanted Me and Mom because it was juvenile. And my heroine has some growing up to do. If you do a search on ‘me and mom,’ you will find it is often a child’s way of referring to her relationship with Mom. My heroine Sarah never outgrew the phrase and that’s indicative of her life.
The story opens with Sarah stuck in the staleness of her relationship with her mother. She is overly dependent on her mom and in the process of that she outgrows her mother and the situation reverses. It has changed both of them. Sarah’s comfort zone has become Sarah’s prison cell. Mom has become someone so unlikeable you question if she can be redeemed.
That’s not to say Sarah hasn’t been working hard to redeem the situation. Her shining quality is her ability to touch the people around her. She doesn’t passively co-exist with them, she serves them.
To some degree, the story explores the idea that we are not confined by circumstance so much as by the attitude we allow to develop in ourselves about our circumstances.
Does Sarah need rescued? Maybe. But only if she can rescue as she is rescued. Perhaps love, true love should elevate us, defying the notion that we “fall” into anything, thereby descending. Perhaps we ‘rise’ into love. But if I would have put that as a title, “Me and Mom Rise for Spencer…” you see my difficulty. But Spencer Gundry looking through the fence, unshaven, hair wild, a walk of over a thousand miles behind him and a past he won’t talk about, I ask you, who needs saved here?
Normal things ground us. Normal things ground Sarah. She is nailed to her world, but Spencer Gundry is the proverbial tumbleweed. Notice who is leading on my cover. Notice the light between them. Notice that he can’t touch her, he knows the rules, and they are both looking ahead, not at one another. It all means something.
Sarah’s seemingly meaningless rituals are very much about the need to heal, to understand, and to protect. I rather love her brokenness. I hope you will too.


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sam and Another Ava original fiction

Diane is writing a story on her blog called 

Sam and Another Ava

by Diane Munier

 


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Monday, May 18, 2015

DARNAY ROAD

SUMMARY BY DIANE MUNIER.


Darnay Road


In Darnay Road I try to capture life on an average small town neighborhood street through the eyes of a little girl, ten-year-old Georgia Christine. Through her perspective we get a picture bathed in sunshine with a few dark spots. There is the mystery of the altar in the parish church dubbed Bloody Heart. And a crazy lady who stands on the sidewalk in her slip and talks to her dead husband. And where do the boys go at night when they climb out of their windows and what about that bump on the front of Georgia’s new Ken doll, and why does Granma tell Georgia’s father that he’s missing so much when it comes to her? She doesn’t want him, she doesn’t know him. Then there is her mother who ran off to be a model in Paris, and the picture of a dark haired woman in a beautiful blue dress.
There are the tracks behind the houses that line Darnay, there is the run-down neighborhood on the other side of the tracks. Granma calls that place the slums.
Georgia’s homelife is idyllic. She is being raised by her grandmother. Her father is a cop in the city and he has a new family. Her mother is dead. Across the street her best friend is being raised in similar circumstances by her aunt. Granma and Auntie make up the stable forces in Georgia’s life.
But what about those boys that come from the other side–the slums? Georgia is drawn to the one who lives on his bike. The one who whistles at her while she’s skating. She gets so thrown she doesn’t make the corner and zips into traffic instead. She narrowly escapes disaster with a broken bone.
That is the beginning of a true friendship between Georgia and Easy Caghan.
An excerpt of this book can be seen on Amazon along with some lovely reviews. I quote one here from reader Fran:
The characters portrayed in Darnay Road are so real, especially if you grew up in the 60s. Living with your Gram instead of your parents makes you think so differently and care so much more. You appreciate her selflessness in taking you in, and you develop that trait, the nurturing one. This is what happens here. Young, Georgia Christine’s destiny was written the first time Easy (E.C.) rode his bike by her house. She was smitten, as was he. But life gets in their way and the path is not clear until years later. Take the journey with them
Darnay Road is listed as literary fiction and historical romance and is available for 2.99 at:

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

My Wounded Solder Book 1

My Wounded Soldier, Book 1 to be published July 4, 2015 !!!

My Wounded Soldier, Book One: FIGHT FOR GLORY




My Wounded Soldier, Book One: Fight for Glory, is my newest offering on Amazon available for pre-order. It goes live on July 4th, 2015. This is the saga of Tom Tanner and his reluctant love for Addie Varner.
After he mustered out of the Twenty-Seventh, Tom never expected to follow the boys home to Illinois. Having failed to protect his older brother Garrett, Tom planned to take his wounds out west where a man could get lost under the endless sky. But his father prevailed on him to come home and comfort his grieving mother.
Tom had nearly filled his obligation when the neighbor boy came running and calling his name as he worked in the field. Johnny was the boy that looked like his mother, Mrs. Varn. Tom had seen the woman at meeting. She rattled him some for he’d not had a woman, just that one time and he’d been liquored up and taking a dare and were he to have one, she was not hardship to look at. But Johnny was calling for him. Tom knew the sounds of war. The country was rife with veterans, some looking for trouble instead of home. What Tom finds at the Varner’s farm offers him a new kind of battle, a new kind of glory trail.
I have been writing this story for fifteen years. In its various forms it has garnered attention in literary contests and with a number of writerly folks. But stuck in ‘bridesmaid,’ mode it has never really walked the aisle. Until now. I hope you give it a spin and maybe fall in love.

My Wounded Soldier: Book One: Fight for Glory

Buy from Amazon

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Leaping review





Leaping is a beautifully written story about several people who experience a tragedy, go their separate ways, then come together later and heal because they learn from their experiences, become better people, and make the world a better place.
Instead of being miserable for the rest of their lives, they are able to move forward and overcome the sadness from a tragedy.
The writing is descriptive and poetic, and the story is about redemption and forgiveness. A difficult road for the characters, but the Happily Ever  After leaves the reader with a happy sigh.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

SALE!!! 

Finding My Thunder is 99 Cents on May 6 and 7 !!! 

Sale Starts at Midnight! Thank-You Readers and Reviewers




Finding My Thunder is Literary Fiction with a strong love story. It is the book of my heart. All of my stories are dear to my heart, but this book stabs me in a special way. It is closest to my own story even though it is not autobiographical in the truest sense. But the emotions of it, the rejection, the desperation, the joy, the levels of those feelings…wow. I get those levels right out of my own life. This story takes place in a time gone by. Each character is inspired by someone I’ve known. Truth takes so many forms. Each one of these players are important with a distinctive voice. They were here, they are here. I write to make sense of life. Mine. Yours. Ours. I have respect for the dark times. When we get those right in the worlds we create, the light is a no-brainer. It is not what we go through that ultimately matters as much as what we learn and share, how we grow, what we give, how we bless. Finding My Thunder is about a girl’s courage and conviction. It changes her and ultimately it changes the people in her world. For the next week it will be on sale starting at 99 cents. If you read it, or have read it, I would love to read your review.
Thanks,
Diane

Friday, May 1, 2015

Leaping is published on Amazon!

LEAPING

 IS PUBLISHED ON AMAZON!


AVAILABLE FOR FREE 

ON MAY 2 AND 3, 2015 !




"I just published Leaping and want to gift it to readers this weekend. It is a survivor’s story, a love story, a facing Goliath story and finding Goliath is really your own fear. It’s my shortest work at around 43,000 words. I hope you’ll find it a worthwhile read."
-- Diane Munier

Two lonely souls on the beach. A chance meeting or orchestrated? She invites him to leap to the end of what could be a great time. She has a cabin for three weeks. He has his grandfather’s Victorian house. He doesn’t take chances as a rule, but he’s been drifting for a long time. Does he have the guts to take her up on the offer? It’s reckless. But his moral compass got reset after the incident. So maybe he’ll leap and see where he lands. 

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Darnay Road Review









Darnay Road is one of those stories that you can’t praise enough.  The writing transports you to the 1960s where the main character, Georgia Christine, is 10 years old.   Diane Munier is able to capture not only the time period when she writes, but also the age of the characters.   The reader is also transported back to when they were nine years old and observed the world with wonder, curiosity, and innocence,  and problems seemed like they were a matter of life or death.  Georgia is witty, clever, observant, and passionate about her family (Granma) and her friends.  She and her best friend Abigail watch and “spy” on everything in their neighborhood, but nothing compares to the time when she meets a new boy named Easy.  He is from the wrong side of the tracks and hides many secrets, but he is drawn to Georgia and they become fast friends.    After one summer of intense friendship, Easy moves away but then returns four years later.
Georgia is now 14 years old, and Diane Munier’s writing adjusts to the voice of a young, intelligent teenager.  Georgia now questions the events in her life and her environment, and looks at Easy in a new way.  From friendship to the love of her lifetime, Georgia’s and Easy’s relationship matures when they overcome  obstacles, including bullying at school and the dangers of Vietnam.
The story is charming, funny, and endearing.  Darnay Road reminds the reader of classic coming of age stories of a bygone era when children would play outside day and night and it didn’t occur to anyone to worry about it.

I recommend this story to everyone, including teens.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Darnay Road book release party on Facebook

Darnay Road book release party on 

April 25, 2015  

8 pm to 9 pm Eastern Daylight Time


Join us on Facebook at



There will be trivia games and prizes!


Hosted by Jedigirl (Jed Gerl) and Fran S. Walsh


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Diane Munier interactive advice post!

Diane Munier has an interactive advice post for anyone to join in!



Okay, here’s the deal. I told you on my FB yesterday that two things were broken, my dryer and my new coffee maker. Well someone said beware, these things come in threes. Well the third thing to break was me. I got up this morning and yikes I could hardly move. Turns out I was ‘out of line.’ So now having been lined up I have to rest.
I told you earlier I’m launching a book Saturday. Darnay Road. I had an idea that between now and Saturday I’d like to put my Counselor hat on and be an advice columnist. So for the next four days leading up to the launch, I would ask anyone who is interested to send me your question and I’ll try to answer. This isn’t about me, it’s about you. I’ll just be your mama, or your big sis, or your Aunt Jodie or something. I ask that kindness prevails. Kindness.
Here’s the thing, I reserve the right to not have an answer, thereby not responding, or to edit the question to fit the blog. I will ask you to email the questions to dianemunierauthor@gmail.com and keeping your name out of it I’ll repeat your question and answer here. Use an alias and I’ll do my best to protect any private info.
By participating you agree I can post your question and that this is for information and entertainment only and I am not liable for anything resulting from my advice. All advice given will come thoughtfully and with good intention. My opinions are just that and you can take or leave them. And you understand I am in no way substituting myself for professional, in person counseling.
Okay. Open for business. I hope I don’t starve. But I love scaring myself on a regular basis. And when I have to rest I get tons of crazy ideas. Okay, I’ll shut up. Waiting.

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http://dianemunier.com/2015/04/15/counselor/

Never marry someone who…


While waiting for my new four-day career of advice columnist to take off I’ve got a new idea –
Never marry someone… you wouldn’t go into business with.
Never marry someone…in the hopes you can fix them later.
Never marry someone…you love but don’t always like.
Your turn?
Never marry someone…

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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Starts out in summer of 1963. Sweet little ten-year-old Catholic school girl Georgia Christine meets eleven-year-old smoker with armpit hair who really does live on the wrong side of the tracks Easy. She and Abigail May are mystery solvers, The Darnay Spies, in their spare time, and Easy Caghan (E.C.) and his brother Cap will keep these two little ladies on their sleuthing toes. Darnay Road leads them into a future where their childish friendship blooms into love. Will the Vietnam War be the one challenge they can’t overcome?

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 Easy is digging in the high pocket on his jacket. He gets out a velvet box and hands it to me. “I told you I’d get you something, right?” he says. He just seems so serious. He hands me this box. I look at him before I open it and smile but he doesn’t smile back. “Go on,” he says meaning I should open the box, and I do and it’s a ring with an opal. I know it is because I love opals very much and he says it. “It’s an opal.” I take it out and it fits just right. “Abigail told me the size,” he says. Well she didn’t spill the beans at all. I put it on my finger and I keep my hand in a fist because my nails are just plain Jane. I don’t do much to them unless Abigail and I do it together, but we haven’t lately. “Thank you,” I say. I look at him. “Thank you,” I say again because he can’t have much money and there are a million places. He takes in a big breath. “Well I wanted to,” he says. I look at his lips and he leans a little and kisses me. I am overcome. “Easy,” I whisper. I’ve got tears. “What’s the matter?” he says low. “I…,” I laugh a little, “never thought I’d get a ring from you in Disbro’s truck.” That’s not what I was going to say, I don’t know what I was going to say, but it’s the truth about this truck. He laughs too. “Yeah. I’m just looking for time with you when they aren’t all around.” It has been
that way. We’re being watched

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All of Diane’s available works can be found on her Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/dianemunier

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Living comfortably in the heart of America with the people I love. I live an extroverted life, but I'm a genuine introvert. An urban kid, I spent much of my youth running in various neighborhood establishments. There I met many colorful characters and I learned to love them and be fascinated by them. My love of story comes from them. I learned to sit on a bar stool or a kitchen chair or in a pew and hear story. Hear the voices telling story. See the mouths move and the hands clutching glasses or cigarettes. See and hear the laughter. There is no greater honor than to hear someone's story. If you feel that way about the tales I tell...what more could I ask.

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