Books by Diane Jones

Fantasy Standalones

Heart of Magic

Annabelle is a hard-nosed writer with a sound marriage, a thriving career at Adorn magazine and a busy social life. She has only one ambition—to be the best-known advice columnist in the UK. When her world is turned upside down by her husband’s infidelity she strikes out on her own and answers an ad to flat with Christian, a jet-setting businessman. As Annabelle begins to settle she sees things in her new house aren’t quite what they seem and her problems begin to mount.
Can Annabelle find happiness again, while helping Christian find what’s missing from his life?

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Dorothy and the Ruby Slippers

Madonna Smith hates her dysfunctional life in Liverpool. She leaves home, cuts herself off from family and friends, and reinvents herself in London as girl about town Madeleine Smythe-Hamilton. She has a great job on a trading floor, a rich and successful fiancee, and a fantastic social life. George Davies, a handsome young fireman from Liverpool, is from Madeleine’s past. When he moves to London and they meet after many years, can this down-to-earth fireman and social climbing pretender have anything in common? And can you love someone you wanted to forget?

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Moon Called

These short stories explore the themes of love and loss.

In The Ticking Clock, a married woman explores the decision she made to forgo having a family.

In The Engagement a man returns to India for an arranged marriage.

A teenage girl deals with the repercussions of pregnancy in Not Quite Perfect.

An adult searches for the grave of her baby brother in Beneath The Silver Birch.

A mysterious stranger attends a funeral in Grief Is A Hungry Business.

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Bess Twitch

These short stories explore the themes of love and loss.

In The Ticking Clock, a married woman explores the decision she made to forgo having a family.

In The Engagement a man returns to India for an arranged marriage.

A teenage girl deals with the repercussions of pregnancy in Not Quite Perfect.

An adult searches for the grave of her baby brother in Beneath The Silver Birch.

A mysterious stranger attends a funeral in Grief Is A Hungry Business.

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Daemons and Dragons Series

Concerning Dragons (Daemons and Dragons 1)

Tessa Taylor is a college student with small problems and big dreams. Her dream is to make it big as an actress in Los Angeles. But even though she’s studying acting, she can’t get any traction in her bid to get a job in LA, where all the auditions are. Until the week when things unexpectedly begin to change. Some news in her acting class leads to an exciting opportunity, but chance meetings might compromise her luck. Does Tessa have what it takes to shine in the audition?

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Short Stories

Mermaid Lagoon

This box set contains the first three books in the series. In book one, prequel novelette The Audition, we meet Tessa Taylor, a twenty-one-year-old college student from DC whose dream is to be an actress in Hollywood. In book two, Taking the Lead: Adventures of a Hollywood Dog Walker, we follow Tessa as she moves to LA and finds a new life. She pursues her acting ambitions, but finds she needs part-time work to pay the bills. It’s this work—as a dog walker—that leads her to fun friendships, romance, and adventure. In book 3, Acting Up: More Adventures of a Hollywood Dog Walker, Tessa finds that as she focuses on her acting career, she’s catapulted into a further adventure.

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About

I was born in Liverpool, England to parents who had a strong sense of adventure and moved many times.  I’ve lived in Canada, the United States, England and New Zealand.  I’ve worked in a variety of jobs ranging from envelope stuffer to bakery assistant, librarian to trade development executive, but none of my jobs were as much fun as the one that allowed me to write and get paid for it.  That was a few years ago, and each year it’s become more and more apparent what I want to do is write full time, a dream that first occurred to me at seventeen.

My books are light hearted and humorous stories for and about women who value their families, friendships, careers, and independence; who have a sense of adventure; and who live and love with passion. Did I say they also love dogs?

Like my characters, I love my family and friends, beautiful shoes, anything sparkly, the ‘occasional’ drink, parties, and a good belly laugh.  I’m addicted to shopping, chocolate, bubble bath and anything else that smells nice, and TV programmes you’d never publicly admit to watching.

I live in a lovingly renovated home overlooking Auckland’s beautiful Waitemata Harbour, with my trusted Great Danes Dolce and Gabbana, and their two cats Charlie and Jamie.  The dogs keep me fit and exercised, scare the burglars away, sit loyally by my side throughout my late night writing sessions, and hang on my every word when I read final drafts aloud.  They truly are my biggest fans, and I theirs. The cats, on the other hand, hang out by themselves and ignore the dogs and me.

I love my life, but not so much that there’s not room to live a load of other lives, through the hearts and minds of my characters, all of whom I adore, and some of whom I’m fortunate enough to call friends.

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