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. 

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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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