Reviews, Giveaway & Interview with Lawrence, Ryan and Taylor from the Eye of the Storm Series by Dianna Hardy, These are too hot to handle.

We first meet Lawrence, Ryan & Taylor in Releasing the wolf, Book 1 in the "Eye of the Storm Series" by Dianna Hardy, Wow, just wow, this series has me hooked, I love the 2 I have read so far and connot wait for book 3, Heart of the Wolf. I am super excited that they are on my blog today,
Today's Menu,
Author pic & Bio,
Interview with the hottest werewolves around
Review for Releasing the Wolf, Book 1,
Review for Cry of the Wolf, Book 2,
Awesome Giveaway,

Dianna Hardy is a multi-genre author of paranormal things, dark things, poetic things, sexy things, taboo things, and sometimes funny things. She writes about witches, demons and angels ... and now werewolves.

If you have to put her in the genre box, she writes about what you may consider to be "the paranormal", including paranormal romance, dark fantasy, urban fantasy, gothic poetry and occult books.

Although quite active online, Dianna is a self-confessed hermit, preferring the company of nature and animals to the hustle and bustle of people. She loves anything paranormal (she doesn't really consider it "para"), organic food, walking barefoot, the smell of the woods after rain, and summer days.

However, she is also sustained by coffee, chocolate and the occasional vodka.

She lives in the UK with her partner and their daughter, where she devotes her time to parenting, publishing and writing.

Dianna's work

The Witching pen 
Wilted
The Sands of Time
The Demon Bride
Happy Anniversary
Til Death do us part
Working with Crystal's and Stones
A Silver Kiss
Gift
Little Moments of Truth
Working with Fairies & Elementals
Goodbye again
Sienna Dawn
Wow that is quite a list, 
and not forgetting 
Releasing the Wolf
Cry of the Wolf

Interview time

On the blog, We have the most gorgeous of men, well three of them, that is, Lawrence, Ryan & Taylor, All three are strong, compassionate and downright sexy werewolves, that any female would want in their pack, They are the male leads in Dianna Hardy’s Eye of the Storm Series, Book one is out now, Releasing the Wolf and the second in the series Cry of the Wolf will be out on April 18th.

Won’t you Please come & sit down guys, I hope I don’t keep you away from Lydia for too long,
The guys sit their big selves down amid murmurs of ‘thank you’.
“She was a bit miffed she wasn’t invited,” says Ryan.
“She’ll get over it,” grins Taylor.
“I can still hear her growling as we said goodbye.”
Lawrence flicks lint off his trousers.

Are you comfortable? Can I get you anything? A drink maybe?
Taylor smiles. “Can we have alcohol? A shandy would be lovely, thank you.”
Ryan stares at Taylor.
“What?”
Ryan raises an eyebrow, then turns to Julie. “Guinness for me, love.”
“What’s wrong with a shandy?” presses Taylor.
Lawrence clears his throat and shifts in his seat. “Iced water, thank you.”

I have just mentioned that you are in the Awesome Eye of the Storm Series, How many are there in the series and will we be seeing any novella’s about each of your previous lives?
“How long’s a piece of string?” snorts Ryan.
Taylor kicks him with his foot.
“Oi!”
“We believe there’ll be around five books, with scope for more, but it’s hard to say – our lives are still unraveling, shall we say.”
“And the past is not for airing,” cuts in Lawrence, bluntly.
Both men glance at him, warily.
Ryan drops his voice in warning. “You wanna be kicked too?”
Lawrence scowls at Ryan.
Taylor groans. “Can we just be civil? Christ, we’re guests.” He turns to Julie. “All of our histories – the parts that matter – will, I’m sure, come to light at the right time.”
Both men look at Taylor and Ryan smiles, slyly. “You know the author personally or something?”
Taylor glares at him.

What do you love the most about being a werewolf?
Ryan grins like the devil. “The se—”
KICK—
“—cond you find your mate.”
Pause.
“What did you think I was gonna say?” Ryan asks Taylor , and his offending foot, with a smirk.
Taylor goes red at the neck.
Lawrence clears his throat again.
“I like the strength and stamina,” says Taylor, going redder. “I mean when running … and lifting … er…”
Ryan hoots with laughter. “You need to ejaculate more often!”
“Will you shut up. We’re in fucking public,” hisses Taylor.
“Nothin’ wrong with doing it in public.”
“You’re behaving like you’re fourteen!”
Lawrence sighs. “The sense of family.”
They all go quiet.
“That’s what I like most about being a wolf.”
The other two drop their heads in agreement.
“Yeah,” says Ryan.
“Yeah,” says Taylor.

How old are you now? if you don’t mind me asking?
“Forty. And still alive!” beams Ryan.
“Thirty-three,” says Taylor.
“Thirty-seven.”

What does the bond you all have with Lydia feel like, Come on, tell us all, all us ladies would love to know,
Three pairs of muscled arms cross three male chests.
“We don’t discuss our females.”
Taylor rolls his eyes. “Er, what Ryan means to say is that the situation and the feelings surrounding our unexpected mating are deep and complex; layered and personal. It’s something that’s … erm…”
“Very difficult to put into words,” finishes Lawrence.
Silence.
“We’re still trying to understand it ourselves,” nods Taylor.

Do you have any guilty pleasures? Are they really guilty? can you tell us what they are, inquiring minds would love to know?
“Guilt is a wasted emotion,” says Ryan. “There’s no point feeling guilty about anything. It’s futile.”
“Yeah,” cuts in Taylor, “well, those of us that were human tend to feel guilt.”
“Wolves feel guilt too. I’m just saying it’s unnecessary and never leads to anywhere good.”
“You have your Ghandi hat on again?”
“It’s true!”
“Well, I have a guilty pleasure.” Taylor smiles at Julie. “It’s Spaghetti Bolognese. It may not sound like much, but I’m nostalgic about it, and it makes me feel human again to eat it.”
Ryan bores his eyes into Taylor. “Spaghetti Bolognese?”
Taylor scowls. “You wouldn’t get it.”
“You’d be surprised at what I get.”
“Riding my bike,” chips in Lawrence. “I could ride her all day and all night and I don’t feel guilty about it.”
Ryan leans into Julie with a cheeky curve of his lips. “Ask him what he named his bike, I dare you.”
Taylor yanks him back.

What would you change about yourself if you could?
“Nothing,” says Ryan.
“So many things,” says Taylor, in unison.
Lawrence pales, and goes as stiff as a board.
Ryan shakes his head at Julie. “Don’t press him. Next question.”

What is your favourite thing to do in the whole world?
“Lydia.”
Taylor’s head hits that palm of his hand at Ryan’s reply. “I cannot believe you just said that.”
“It’s true,” he states in earnest. “There’s nowhere else I would rather be than in her arms, and nothing else I would rather do than hear her talk a mile a minute about the things that make her happy.”
Taylor stares at Ryan in shock. “That was actually very sweet.” He clears his throat. “Same for me, I guess … spending time with the one you … you know…” His eyes glaze over and he looks off into space.
Lawrence fidgets even more, now looking like death.
Ryan sighs at Julie. “Maybe less with the personal questions, love. The emotions … these two … you get my drift?”

I know I should probably ask Dianna this but maybe you will know, When will the next book be out after Cry of the Wolf? Would love to know so I could camp out on Amazon to get my copy, just a rough idea would be great, Thankyou
Taylor pulls himself together. “Last day of December I think. I believe it’s dependent on her finishing another book before it … something to do with dragons or the apocalypse or something.”
“Right,” snorts Ryan. “’Cause dragons exist.”

Do you use a computer, If you do, what would we find on the hard drive?
“That’s private information,” bites out Lawrence, curtly.
“I believe the question is hypothetical and meant in fun,” mumbles Taylor in his direction.
“Oh.”
Awkward pause.
“I’ve been thinking of setting up a Facebook account for us,” chips in Taylor, surprising everyone.
“Why does my face need a book?” asks Ryan, quizzically.
“Haven’t you heard of Facebook?”
“I don’t do computers. You can’t smell them – they smell of nothing. I like things I can smell.”
“You can smell them, actually,” says Lawrence. “Slightly acrid; a bit like burning and hot wires, and ever so slightly sweet … it’s very subtle.”
They look at Lawrence, strangely.
“You’re a bit mad,” concludes Ryan.

Now we all know that you are Dianna’s character but is there something that you would love your writer to write about you?
“I’d like her to stop writing about me,” frowns Lawrence.
“Then you wouldn’t exist,” says Taylor.
“And...?”
Taylor sighs, and Ryan looks like he’s going to lunge at Lawrence.
“I’d just like her to write Sarah well again,” blurts out Taylor.
Now Ryan looks like he’s going to lunge at Taylor.
“I mean … she deserves it. She’s been through hell – she needs to be … you know … saved. She needs a happy ending.”
“And Lydia doesn’t?” growls Ryan.
“That’s not what I said,” throws back Taylor.
“The ending will be what it is,” interrupts Lawrence. “Some things can’t get any worse.”

Is there anything that has been written about you that you wish hadn’t been put on paper?
“Oooo, let’s see … everything.” Lawrence flicks something off the cuff of his sleeve.
“I could do without her mentioning my dick so much,” says Taylor in all seriousness.
Ryan bursts into a fit of laughter. “That’s because you have cock issues.”
“I do not! Some things just need to be private, you know? Not everyone wants to hear about—”
“Yeah they do. You think that moon affects wolves only? Nope. It might affect us more strongly than anyone else, but humans get that pull too. They read and relate. Trust me – they wanna know about your assets.”
Taylor scowls at him.

What would your ideal date be for all of you, I know Lydia is in there somewhere, but what would you do with her?
“Take her somewhere exotic,” grins Taylor. “I’d like to see her by the beach with the wind and salt in her hair … my god, she’d smell divine. I bet she’d love it.”
“Or a palace,” adds Ryan. “We could take her to a palace for a week so she wouldn’t want for anything – be waited on hand and foot instead of her doing the waiting on others.”
“Can the palace be by the sea, somewhere exotic?” asks Taylor, hopefully.
Ryan shrugs. “Don’t see why not. What do you think, Lawrence?”
Lawrence is slumped in his chair; eyes down…
Ryan looks at Julie and shakes his head. “Next.”

What is your favourite item of clothing?
“Clothes?” asks Ryan. “Who needs clothes? Naked is better – better for running and better for living.”
“My shirts.” Taylor suddenly seems shy. “Lydia likes my shirts, I think.”
Lawrence, now upright once more, smiles stiffly. “My motorcycle boots. I don’t know where I’d be without them.”

If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be & why?
“Nope. There’s only one me and this is it, baby. Take it or leave it.”
Taylor nods at Ryan’s answer. “Same here, although … sometimes, maybe … the man I was before…”
“I don’t know how to answer that,” says Lawrence, leaving his non-answer hanging in the air.

Optional questions

All time favorite movie? Or top 3?
“Die Hard,” grins Ryan.
“The Shawshank Redemption was good,” says Taylor.
“Black Swan,” adds Lawrence, quietly.

Coffee or Tea or Blood, what tickles your fancy the most?
Lawrence leans in a little. “We all drink tea or water mostly. Wolves can’t stomach coffee – it wires us up too much, and we can’t hold alcohol too well – we only drink alcohol for a laugh or when we’re feeling safe or celebratory. Juices are good – any fruit juice. We have a sweet tooth, so hot chocolate is also favoured. But the blood thing is a myth – we’re not vampires. We only exchange blood during a mating because of the life force, and the bonding it instigates, but we don’t feed on blood – it doesn’t sustain us.”

Favourite Colour?
“Green for me,” says Ryan. “Give me the colour of the land.”
“White,” says Taylor. “It’s all the colours rolled into one. I like that.”
“Violet,” states Lawrence.
Ryan sniggers.
Lawrence throws him a warning glance.

Chocolate or Candy?
Lawrence looks bemused. “People want to know this? Dark chocolate liqueurs.”
“Oh!” exclaims Taylor. “Turkish Delight. Especially if you get the real deal from Turkey – they’re gorgeous.”
“Marshmallows,” says Ryan with a smile.

Well it was so fantastic having all of you here on my blog, Please come back again, I love interviewing you, maybe you could bring Lydia next time,
They all rise and Ryan snorts. “Don’t think Lydia will let us come back without her.”
Taylor holds out his hand to Julie. “Thank you for a lovely time.”
Lawrence nods. “’Bye.”



Ebook: Releasing the Wolf (Eye of the Storm)
Author: Dianna Hardy
Fiction, Paranormal,
This review may contain spoilers
I was given this by the author for an honest review
Summary: (Book One of the Eye of the Storm series)
Lydia Martin has always had dreams, the weirdest and hottest of them all involving a faceless, muscle-bound man that speaks like sin and smells like sex. Like any sane person, she always put the dreams down to an overactive imagination, coupled with a higher than average libido.
One night, however, instead of their usual, erotic encounters, she finds him in her dream, chained to a wall and screaming in pain. Not only that, but she thinks she recognises the building he's being held captive in as one that's just a few streets away.
Awaking with an irrepressible need to save her fantasy lover, Lydia decides to humour her dream self and head on over to where she thinks he's imprisoned.
What unfolds is beyond even her wildest imaginings, as she's sucked into a dangerous and deadly world she never knew existed ... and it turns out that the man who inhabits her darkest fantasies, isn't the only one that needs releasing.
NOTE: This is an adult paranormal fantasy novella (over 34,000 words) containing scenes of explicit sexual content and some violence, entwined with romantic elements.

The Review
Well I saw the author talk about this on facebook and I thought mmmm sounds just up my street and do you know what? It was, I really loved this book, I am so looking forward to Book 2,  I cannot wait to hear more about The Pack, Ryan, Lawrence and my favourite tortured soul Taylor, The little teaser at the back of the book, OK, The epilogue, promises there will be a lot more to look forward to, This is definitely only for over 18’s, Lydia was a very complex character, who did not know what she was, she actually made an appointment to see a therapist, she was having doubts about herself, but pulled herself together when she needed to, She could stick up for herself when it was called for, her dreams were wicked and I hope I get dreams like that, *Hot* I loved all the main male characters, each had their own complexities, Lawrence (the researcher and muscle) Ryan (The Muscle and Leader) and Taylor (The male with issues and the muscle) Did I say Muscle? Yeah there was a lot of it, I could picture each of them in my head and saw the whole book play out as a film, I love when I can picture a book like that, Book 2 will be highly anticipated on my kindle, recommended to all my friends, 5/5



Ebook: Cry of the Wolf, Eye of the Storm #2
Author: Dianna Hardy
Fiction, Paranormal,
I was given this ARC by the author for an honest review
This review may contain spoilers
Summary: The full moon is a week away, and although Lydia is as excited as it gets to run as a wolf for the first time, she is also fighting to keep her independence while trying to understand her role in the lives of the three males that have come to rule hers: compassionate, tender Taylor; impetuous, fun-loving Ryan and distant, cold Lawrence.
There's also a fourth man in Lydia's life. Brendan, her previous "friend with benefits", is tirelessly searching for her. He's about to uncover things that should be kept hidden.
However, the testosterone surrounding her is the last thing she should be worrying about. Her family bear truths about her heritage she's not ready to face ... she may not have a choice, because the greatest danger to them all comes from within. The past never stays buried for long, and among the shadows of their species it is rising with a vengeance, threatening to tear their pack apart for good.
Notes: Book two of a series - it is highly recommended that book one be read first. This is an adult, paranormal fantasy short novel (over 55,000 words) containing scenes of explicit sexual content and some violence, entwined with romantic elements.

The Review
Yowzer, How super excited was I to get my greedy little mitts on this copy, I couldn’t wait to get stuck in and I didn’t, I started it straight away, I really loved the first book in this series, Releasing the Wolf, so could not believe it when the author sent me this ARC, It has felt like I have waited so long for this one, but it hasn’t really been that long, still it was definitely worth waiting for, I couldn’t put it down, it had all the characters I fell in love with in the first book, Taylor, Ryan and Lawrence, not forgetting our main female lead, Lydia, this book was more in depth with the relationship between the four, I will not give you any spoilers if I can help it, but it does delve into each separate relationship that Lydia has with each of them, along with their relationship together as a group, as usual from this author, The plotline was awesome, I would give the raunchy stuff a 5 out of 5 too, We also have the baddie from book 1, Amil, but he is really growing on me in a weird way, talking of which, the action was great, I was kept on the edge of my seat with this one, we also meet some new characters, one of which freaked me out abit, I won’t say who, you will have to read it, to see what I mean, Let me know who you think I meant, when you have read it. This book will not be out until around the 18th April 2013, I recommend you get it, but Please make sure you have read the first book first, it’s called Releasing the Wolf, You will need to read it, to understand what is going on with Lydia and the pack, I will post links for you at the end of this post to releasing the Wolf, I didn’t want this book to end, but now I am looking forward to Book 3 coming in December 2013 in a really big way, I would give this one 5/5, put it in your wish list.
  
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Comments

  1. This was such a fun interview, really enjoyed it :) Thanks Julie! x

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it Ninfa, it was great fun to do, Juliex x

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  2. Thank you for hosting me, Julie, and for an amazing set of interview questions! 'Twas great fun :D
    Dianna xxx

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    1. You are very welcome Dianna, it was an awesome response from the boys to my questions, Thankyou so much, x x

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  3. Why do i love wolves? Because they are very Alpha,possessive but love to cuddle and will fight for the one they love and just because they are so damn sexy. x

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    1. Completely agree Sam, You said everything just as I would have said it, x x

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    2. Glad i got something right x

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  4. Both men look at Taylor and Ryan smiles, slyly. “You know the author personally or something?”

    Ha. I love that comment. ;-P Fab interview. Nice to get to know the boys a little better. <3 Can't wait for the next book! :-D xxx

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  5. Wolves are always HOT. Who wouldn't want HOT? :)

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  6. I love wolves because they are fierce!

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  7. Wolves are just point blank: HOT!! Nice blog!!

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  8. they are usually beyond super hawt! throw in their unfaltering love and dedication to their mates and pack, and what more could you possible want?!?!? i <3 wolves. i only recently discovered this series, and i gotta say, i'm hooked ;)

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  9. They are loyal possesive and mate for life. They are awesome :)

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  10. They are Hot!! Possessive, loyal and they love their mates more than anything.

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  11. Wow! What is there not to love about them! Protective, strong, possesive, HOT HOT HOT!!!

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