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.


Monday, November 13, 2023

GIVE THE GIFT OF READING!


Buy one book, get one of equal value or lower free.


Applies to both print and eBook – buy one print, get one free; buy one eBook, get one free.


Free book must be same price or lower.


Books must be purchased directly through Dancing Lemur Press site.


After selecting your first book, note the book you’d like free in the “Comments to Seller” section. If not prompted to leave a comment, please send us an email with your free selection. Print books will also receive bookmarks and postcards.


No limit – purchase two books to get two free, etc.


Offer available on books purchased between November 13 and November 24, 2023.


Visit Dancing Lemur Press to make your selections!


Friday, October 6, 2023

The War on Mars Continues - Blood Red Steel by Damien Larkin

New This Week From Dancing Lemur Press! 


Blood Red Steel by Damien Larkin

Blood alone decides the fate of Mars

For two years, the Mars Expeditionary Force has held the line against the last remnants of the Third Reich. McCabe, Jenkins, and the Second Battalion long for home. Reinforcements have arrived, but the veterans of the MEF have one final mission. Defend Forward Base Zulu at all costs.

While Generalfeldmarschall Brandt plans a decisive showdown at Forward Base Zulu, Reichsf├╝hrer Wagner celebrates the activation of the first generation of the Hollow Programme. Surrounded and cut off, McCabe and Jenkins once again find themselves in league with the MAJESTIC-12 operatives known as the Black Visors. Now the future hinges on the sacrifices of a few determined soldiers.


Print ISBN 9781939844958 $18.95
eBook ISBN 9781939844965 $4.99
Science Fiction – Military/Alternative History/War & Military

“He takes numerous storylines and threads them together to create a story which never lets up. There is not just action a-plenty. There is non-stop, relentless action. It is breath-taking in its remorselessness.
– Phil Parker, author

“The stakes are so high in this one. Larkin is a master storyteller and every plot twist is a punch to the gut.” – Jessa Forest, author

“Exciting, fast paced and as good as, if not better than the previous two books in the series.” – Sue Tingey, author


Links: iTunes / B&N / Kobo / Amazon / Amazon UK / Scribed / Goodreads


Damien Larkin is an Irish science fiction author and co-founder of the British and Irish Writing Community. His debut novel Big Red was longlisted for the BSFA award for Best Novel. He currently lives in Dublin, Ireland. Website



Monday, September 18, 2023

Latest Release - In Darkness: The Werewolf

Available now!


In Darkness: The Werewolf

Souls shrouded in darkness…
On her own in England, Vicki trains at a prestigious fencing school. Face marred by a birthmark, she’s suspicious of Nicholas’ attention. A dinner date reveals his genuine interest and they begin to connect. Nicholas is attractive and she wonders why he’s so shy and reclusive. 
 Then one evening she happens upon him changing into a lycan. Every werewolf legend is shattered by the gentle, fearful creature before her. Vickie accepts his secret, but Nicholas knows he’s an unpredictable beast. Can they trust love enough to overcome their physical challenges?

“The author's technique of raw, magnetic characters and great plotlines is a gift. A very unpredictable story, my favorite kind!” 5 stars – Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews

“This beautiful short story is both heartbreaking and heartwarming.” – Charlotte Butler, Archaeolibrarian

“Out of the many werewolf books there are to choose from, this is perhaps the sweetest, gentlest story in that genre that you’re likely to find. I’d even venture to say it’s a werewolf story for readers who don’t usually read paranormal books.” - Lori Alden Holuta, SciFi Radio

“I want more. I think that there is so much to discover. This author took time to develop this book and it was worth every second.” – On Review by Sara

“Another cozy romantic fantasy by Diane Wolfe…If you're interested in low stress, genuinely nice characters, a caring sweet romance, this book is perfect for you.” - Nat Kennedy, author

Romance/Paranormal/Shifters, Romance/Paranormal, Fantasy/Paranormal
eBook ISBN 9781939844927 $3.99
Links: Amazon / iTunes / B&N / Kobo / Scribed / Goodreads