Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Author Spotlight and Giveaway- Dianne Harmon

Happy Wednesday! Today's author Spotlight is Dianne Harmon!! Have you read her Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series yet? I just started and love it. One lucky reader will receive an e-book of their choice from Dianne and one lucky person will receive a print book of their choice. Leave a comment and email for a chance.

Murder in Cottage #6 (Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) Marriage and Murder (Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series Book 4) Kelly's Koffee Shop (Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) White Cloud Retreat (Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series Book 3) Murder at Jade Cove (Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series Book 2)                                   
Dianne Harman


Dianne Harman draws her stories and characters from a diverse business and personal background. She owned a national antique and art appraisal business for many years, left that industry, and opened two yoga centers where she taught yoga and certified yoga instructors. She's traveled extensively throughout the world, most recently dividing her time between Huntington Beach, California and Sacramento, California, where her husband was a Senator. An avid reader, Dianne brings the richness of her life experiences to her novels, Blue Coyote Motel, Coyote in Provence, and Cornered Coyote - all of which are available now in the Coyote Series.


Being a dog lover and having attended numerous cooking schools, she couldn't resist writing about food and dogs, thus the Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery series, which includes family recipes! Kelly's Koffee Shop, Murder at Jade Cove, and White Cloud Retreat have been on the top of the culinary, cozy, and animal charts within a week of being published, Kelly's Koffee Shop was recently voted as one of the top 30 Best Self-Published Books of 2014.


An Award Winning Bestseller, Blue Coyote Motel was selected as a quarter finalist in Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award contest, Goodreads Psychological Thriller of the Month Book, and e-thriller Book of the Month. Blue Coyote Motel and Coyote in Provence were finalists in Chanticleer's CLUE awards contest.


Blue Coyote Motel is a suspenseful love story which begins in the barrios of Southern California and spans the globe in such diverse locations as Provence, South America, and the Himalayas. The beautiful Latina, Maria, and her husband, Jeffrey, a scientist fired from a prestigious laboratory, struggle to build a new life in a remote Southern California desert area as owners of the motel.


Along with the anti-aging hormone, Jeffrey invents a "feel-good" wonder drug to help Maria with her depression. As Jeffrey becomes insane, he begins to experiment with the wonder drug. Six wayward travelers, including an alcoholic priest, a couple who own gold mines in Brazil, a depressed widow, a struggling salesman, and a Native American pediatrician, find themselves spending the night at the small motel. The next morning they wake up feeling better than ever. Has Jeffrey's miracle drug delivered? Or is the nightmare of addiction only beginning?


Coyote in Provence and Cornered Coyote complete the trilogy which spans the globe and introduces a character, Slade Kelly, a loveable irascible private eye, who many say has become their favorite literary character. The Mafia, food, wine, art, Provence, courtroom drama - all find a place in these books.

She invites you to visit her web site at: www.dianneharman.com; visit her on Twitter: @DianneDHarman or email her at: dianne@dianneharman.com

20 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the one book of hers that I have read. I look forward to reading more. Bobbipad@gmail.com

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  2. Love Dianne Harman's series! Thanks for the chance!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  3. I really enjoy her books. Thank you for the chance.
    Moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  4. I have not as yet read anything by this writer but I would love to!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  5. thay look great, thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  6. I've read several of Dianne Harman's books in this series. Each one provides the suspense to keep you turning the page to find out what is to come. Her descriptive manner allows you to feel you are included in the adventure within. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  7. Love dogs. Used to love to cook but now that it's just me I don't cook much. Do love to read. I'd need a hard copy though - don't have an e-reader. thanks for the chance to win.
    txmlhl@yahoo.com.

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  8. Sounds like a wonderful cast of characters!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  9. Looking forward to her latest....

    afarage(at)earthlink.net

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  10. I haven't read any of these books. The Cedar Cove ones sound a little cozier than the Blue Coyote ones. But they all sound interesting.

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  11. The books are captivating. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I would love to read the books, Thanks for the opportunity. jr_dj_gantt@juno.com

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  13. Looks interesting! Thanks for the giveaway and for the information.
    lcaldwell@ku.edu

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  14. I love finding authors and books that I had not known about before. bonnijean.marley@gmail.com

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  15. I've read Murder at Jade Cove and would like to read more of Dianne Harman's books. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  16. I haven't read any of Diane's books, but would love to get started. All the covers and titles pull me in. Thank you. Shelley and Diane for the chance to win this giveaway. ruthmazur46@gmail.com

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  17. All of these books sound so great that it would be difficult to choose. But I'm willing to face that difficulty if I'm the lucky one:) Thank you for the post and contest! woodrumbetty@gmail.com

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  18. how have I missed this series???
    would love to read it!!
    thank you for the giveaway....

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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  19. Winner! Congratulations to BJM and Skkorman!

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