Monday, March 5, 2012

March Madness: March 5th Welcome author Diane Nelson.

March  Madness for March 5th Welcomes Diane Nelson Author
"Dragon Academy " and "The Conference."


Author, editor, publisher. Diane left the demands of technical writing and corporate America to embrace YA urban fantasy and contemporary romance fiction. In her spare time she wrangles horses, cats and the Hens from Hell. Her son has yet to come to terms with the people living in her head.

With high school finished for the summer, Nick looks forward to visiting his aunt and uncle in New Jersey. What awaits him is a heat wave like no other - and the last two Greywings on the planet. Nick has an innate ability to train horses but will he be able to translate his amazing skill to these teenage dragons?

The steaming soup of mid-summer heats up tempers and tests resolve as Nick vies with fellow trainers, Keith and Maxie, for mastery over their new charges.  The dragons, Nikita and Michael, typical teenagers themselves, have other ideas. 

Nick treads a torturous path through a minefield of competing demands: the expectations of his aunt and uncle, recalcitrant horses, the Academy’s female students and the overwhelming egos of Nikita and Michael. One small mistake erupts into a conflagration that hurls everyone into a race against time and the overwhelming forces of nature. 

Dragon Academy by Diane Nelson

Genre: YA/Adult contemporary fantasy (suitable middle grade on up)
Kindle: (will offer free Kindle version)
Print:  (will offer one signed copy, US only)


“My kids loved this, so I read it, and saw why. Ms. Nelson easily creates an enchanting world, and Dragon Academy is a delight of a magical adventure.”— readin’ it (Maine), Amazon review

The Conference by Diane Nelson       

Genre: Contemporary women’s fiction, romance, short fiction
Heat level: sweet
Kindle: (will offer a Kindle version)


Barry’s the Golden Boy with a killer corporate style and a former running back build.

Sam’s the techno-nerd with soft brown eyes and a smile that melts glass.

Sanji’s the world class soccer star, model, man-about-the-continent,  and the face of Raji Enterprises.

In a tropical paradise in the Bermuda Triangle, corporate giants come to a business conference to wheel and deal. The stakes: a half billion dollar prospectus with shares up for negotiation.

Maggie’s the systems analyst whose expertise will seal the deal. Confident in her numbers, but not in herself, Maggie becomes an unaccustomed center of attention and the unwitting victim in a game of corporate one-upsmanship.

The question is: what will it take to get the negotiations back on track?

With three men vying for her favors, can Maggie afford the distraction—a distraction giving new meaning to the term hot and sultry?


“I was either laughing, holding my breath, or rolling my eyes. I missed Maggie when I finished the book - it was wonderful to share this Conference trip with her. I highly recommend it.”—NatureRabbi, Amazon review


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  1. "Dragon Academy.' That's my choice. It sounds great fun. When this month is done, I'm going to go back through each book featured, and buy at least a dozen. Marj.

  2. So far I haven't had a chance of reading any of Diane's books but the pieces she shared with us during NaNoWriMo last November were downright exquisite!

  3. They both sound like enjoyable reads.

  4. These books sound great! Thank you for posting them! :)

  5. Love new books...these sound great!

  6. Thank you all for participating and commenting on today's promotion of Diane Nelson's wonderful books. I put the names in a hat, and drew out the winner!....Congratulations to M.A have won both 'Dragon Academy" and "The Conference".

  7. i'm curious--does anyone believe in a dragon sort of creatures? i do.

  8. I have moments when I'm convinced they must have existed at some point in history. The detailed description in ancient Chinese literature, and the numerous depictions of dragon-like creatures tend to have me believe in the possibility that they did in fact exist at some point.


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