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Thursday, August 16, 2018

#ThursdayThoughts with Diane Burton

Good Morning!

It is always a pleasure to bring back a previous guest. Diane Burton has shared treasures and been in our spotlight so please welcome her as she shares some thoughts with us today....


Thanks so much, Pam, for inviting me to your blog today.

When someone says write about anything, I’m overwhelmed. So many thoughts. How do I choose? I try to narrow down the choices. What’s important to me? That’s easy. Family. Five years ago, we moved to be close to our only (at the time) two grandchildren. Last summer, my son and his family moved close to us. After twenty-some years, my whole family is close by. I can see all the grandkids (now there are 5) any time. And they can visit.

Not growing up with grandparents close by, I didn’t realize the importance. Now, as a grandparent myself, I do. I can share my experiences. I can tell them stories about their mother/father. Show them pictures of their mommy/daddy when they were little. We play games like “who’s this?” with family pictures. I can tell them about my parents (now deceased) and my grandparents. Family history can be passed on.

I know I’m blessed to have family close.

In my new release, NUMBERS NEVER LIE, a romantic suspense, Maggie loses her brother in a car accident. With her parents deceased, she’s lost her whole family. Devastating. That loss becomes an impetus for her to discover if it really was an accident.

NUMBERS NEVER LIE
A Romantic Suspense
By Diane Burton
Release Date:  July 9, 2018
Length: approx. 80,000 words
Available at Amazon  http://a.co/gUmO9wZ
Free with Kindle Unlimited

A shocking secret brings danger to Jack Sinclair and his sister Maggie.

As kids, they were the fearless threesome. As adults, Jack's an accountant; Drew, a lawyer; Maggie, a teacher and camping troop leader. Upon returning from a weekend camping trip, Maggie receives horrifying news. She refuses to believe her brother Jack’s fatal car crash was an accident. If the police won’t investigate, she’ll do it herself. Convincing Drew Campbell to help is her only recourse.

Drew Campbell was too busy to return his best friend’s phone call. Too busy to attend a camping meeting important to his teen daughter. Too busy to stay in touch with Jack. Logic and reason indicate Jack’s accident was just that--an accident caused by fatigue and fog. Prodded by guilt, he’ll help Maggie even if he thinks she’s wrong.

A break-in at Jack’s condo convinces Maggie she’s right. Then her home is searched. What did Jack do that puts Maggie in danger?

Excerpt:

“Ms. Sinclair?” the sheriff deputy said. “I’m calling about your brother, Jack Sinclair.”
Alarm shot through Maggie’s veins. She heard bits and pieces through the roar in her ears. “Regret to inform you . . . accident . . . early yesterday morning—”
She slid to the floor, the kitchen cupboard at her back. The phone clattered on the white vinyl.
“Ma’am?” the man on the phone said. “Can we call someone for you? Ma’am?”
Maggie pressed her forehead against her knees and shook.
“Maggie? What is it?” Drew picked up the phone.
She could still hear the deputy. “Ma’am? Are you all right?”
When she didn’t answer either of them, Drew talked to the deputy. She barely heard his words. After he replaced the receiver, she raised her head. “Jack is dead.”
His face reflected the anguish crawling through her. “I know.”

Numbers Never Lie is available at Amazon.

About the Author:

Diane Burton combines her love of mystery, adventure, science fiction and romance into writing romantic fiction. Besides writing science fiction romance, she writes romantic suspense, and cozy mysteries. Diane and her husband live in West Michigan. They have two children and five grandchildren.
For more info and excerpts from her books, visit Diane’s website: http://www.dianeburton.com

Connect with Diane Burton online

Blog:  http://dianeburton.blogspot.com/
Twitter:  http://twitter.com/dmburton72
Facebook:  http://facebook.com/dianeburtonauthor
Goodreads: Diane Burton Author
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dmburton72/
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Wow...sounds like another great read, Diane! We certainly wish you the best of luck and God's blessings with your new book.

Hope you enjoyed today's post, friends, and that you'll check back regularly for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight.

Until next time, take care and God bless.
PamT

15 comments:

Diane Burton said...

Pam, thanks so much for hosting me today.

Nightingale said...

You always write such interesting posts, Diane. This one by no mean is an exception.

Diane Burton said...

Thanks, Linda. I appreciate that.

Margo Hoornstra said...

Having the kids and grandkids near sure is a treasure. We're blessed to have ours near too. Best of luck with Drew and Maggie. Can't wait to get my hands, er eyes, on this one.

Diana Stout said...

Another great blog, Diane!

Darcy Flynn said...

Oh, you're so blessed to have your family live near you! Great excerpt, Diane!

Diane Garner said...

It sure is nice to have family close. However, some I don't want TOO close. LOL Enjoyed the excerpt!

Diane Burton said...

Margo, I love having the grandkids close--my kids, too. They seem to run second to their children. LOL Right now, my daughter is babysitting my son's children, so the cousins are all together. From their expressions, they all enjoy this.

Diane Burton said...

Thanks, Diana.

Diane Burton said...

Darcy, you are so right. I am blessed. For over 20 years, we lived apart. Now, we're all within 20 minutes of each other. Truly wonderful.

Diane Burton said...

Diane, you made me laugh. True, some of my relatives are easier to take when we're several hundred miles apart. Thanks for stopping by.

Judy Ann Davis said...

It must be wonderful to have family close. For the first time in years, we were able to get my two sons, their wives, and my first grandson (born in Alaska) together in Anchorage. It was heartwarming to have everyone in one place. Best of luck with sales and promotion of your novel.

Diane Burton said...

Thanks, Judy. I know what it's like to have your family so far apart. Until last summer, Son & family lived in AZ (the rest of us in Michigan). How wonderful you were able to get everyone together.

Maureen said...

I enjoyed your post! :)

Diane Burton said...

Thanks, Maureen.