Welcome to the new home of Author & Professional Speaker, L. Diane Wolfe (AKA "Spunk on a Stick") and The Circle of Friends!

The Circle of Friends series follows a group of young adults as they face different challenges and learn to overcome. The emotionally gripping stories focus on love, friendships and the pursuit of dreams. Aimed at adults/young adults, these books defy the growing trend of salacious titles, especially for teenagers. Positive and uplifting, this series will leave readers determined to overcome their obstacles and achieve their goals.

This blog is now the home of the original The Circle of Friends website.


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Druid's Moon - Beauty and the Beast Retelling

Out today – a beautiful and innocently sexy Beauty and the Beast retelling –

Druid’s Moon
By Deniz Bevan



Beauty to his Beast…


Lyne Vanlith, an archaeologist who seeks a logical explanation to any mystery, discovers an ancient Druidic curse on her first dig. When the signs foretold by the curse descend on her, Lyne can’t find a reasonable interpretation.

And that’s even before a Beast rescues her from a monstrous sea-creature. She drops a grateful kiss on the snout of the Beast, who transforms into a man, Frederick Cunnick, Baron of Lansladron. Lyne is meant to be Beauty to his Beast—and break the curse forever.

Now both spellkeeper and monster are targeting Lyne. She must take up her legendary role, to defeat the curse and save Frederick—and herself. Instead of logic, for the first time, Lyne must trust her heart.

“…the entire sequence of events that leads to the finale was a thrilling joyride.” – Rain ‘n’ Books reviews

“A re-telling of Beauty And The Beast with werewolves, witches & a sea monster with a slow-brewing romance. The quieter moments were my favourites.” - Jorie Loves a Story reviews

“Ms. Bevan weaves a rich tale of mystery, passion, and true evil whirling through the depths of a quaint seaside village.” - Michael Di Gesu, author


Fantasy – Romance / Paranormal / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Print ISBN 9781939844866 $14.95
eBook ISBN 9781939844873 $4.99


A firm believer in burning the candle at both ends, Deniz Bevan is generally writing a new novel while editing another and blogging about her reading and research adventures. Other days, she tries to stay off the web altogether, as she delves into the history, mystery, and romance of her characters’ lives.

Find Druid’s Moon here: Dancing Lemur Press / iTunes / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / Scribed / Amazon UK / Goodreads

Virtual tour dates:
Sept. 19 - Jemi Fraser
Sept. 19 - Alex J. Cavanaugh
Sept. 20 - Archaeolibrarian
Sept. 21 - Christine Rains
Sept. 23 - Sandra Cox
Sept. 26 - Susan Gourley
Sept. 29 - C. Lee McKenzie

Ready for a little beastly romance?



Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Experience First Love All Over Again

JUST RELEASED:

First Love: The Art of Making Doughnuts
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology


The sweetness of first love…

Could a fiercely independent cop’s heart be stolen by the guy who makes her favorite doughnuts? Will a maid who used deceit to snare a mail-order husband get a dose of her own medicine? Can her handsome neighbor rescue a modern-day “princess” from a tenacious ex-boyfriend? Can two strangers in a rideshare be honest enough to fall in love for real? Can you remember your first love? How about your second? Third? Fourth?

Featuring the talents of Linda Budzinski, Melissa Maygrove, Michael Di Gesu, Sylvia Ney, Katie Klein, Kim Elliott, Templeton Moss, S.E. White, Denise Covey, and Sammi Spizziri. Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will touch your heart and rekindle lost feelings. Prepare to return to that first love…

Print ISBN – 9781939844880, $14.95
eBook ISBN – 9781939844897, $4.99
Romance - Clean & Wholesome / Contemporary / Historical
186 pages, Freedom Fox Press, an imprint of Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.

Founded by author Alex J. Cavanaugh, the The Insecure Writer’s Support Group offers support for writers and authors alike. It provides an online database; articles; monthly blog posting; Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram groups; #IWSGPit, and a newsletter.


Visit the IWSG Anthologies site for a full list of tour dates.

Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iTunes / Kobo / Scribed / Goodreads /

“…a refreshing read! This is a gem of a book that I highly recommend.” - Rebecca Boerner M Ed., reviewer

“…this collection nailed the little bites of cute romance… recommend to anyone looking for an uplifting collection of sweet romance to fill an evening.” - Hayley Reese Chow, author

“This was a sweet, warm collection of love stories.” – Angie Titus, author




Tuesday, April 5, 2022


AVAILABLE NOW!

By Alex J. Cavanaugh

His world is unraveling…

Bassan’s father is stepping down from command. His best friend almost dies when Bassan freezes. Now, he’s being sent across the galaxy to speak at an important conference. Despite saving the eleven races years ago, he’s paralyzed by doubt. Could things get any worse?

Once there, new acquaintance Zendar convinces Bassan to visit his planet for a humanitarian mission. Bassan’s special connection to ancient technology is the key to saving Zendar’s people. One problem though—it’s a prisoner planet.

On Ugar, he discovers things aren’t so straightforward. As each truth reveals itself, the situation grows more desperate. If he can’t find the right answers, he might die along with Zendar’s people. Can Bassan summon the courage to be a hero again?


Print – 9781939844842 $16.95
EBook – 9781939844859 $4.99
Science fiction - adventure/space opera/space exploration

“Cavanaugh returns to the world of his Cassa Series…for a fourth inventive space opera.” – Publisher’s Weekly

Praise for his other Cassa books:
“…calls to mind the youthful focus of Robert Heinlein’s early military sf, as well as the excitement of space opera epitomized by the many Star Wars novels. Fast-paced military action and a youthful protagonist make this a good choice for both young adult and adult fans of space wars.” - Library Journal

Alex J. Cavanaugh works in web design and graphics. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Online he is known as Ninja Captain Alex and is the founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. His Cassa books are Amazon Best Sellers and winners of the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. Website / Insecure Writer’s Support Group

Links: iTunes / Amazon / B&N / Kobo / Scribed / Goodreads / Dancing Lemur Press direct - extra bookmarks and swag included with print orders!