End of the year Thanks and planning for 2019

The U.S.A.’s season of Thanksgiving has arrived, even though this post comes a few days afterward. In fact, I’m writing this on my 47th birthday! It’s a time to reflect on the accomplishments and blessings of the past year. Also, I have news of 2019. First of all, notice how the Dhea Loral logo includes a cornucopia? It very much resembles an old Thanksgiving table. This represents...

Posted:28thNov, 2018

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1st review up for Pilgrims with Blades – 5 stars!

I was already glad to see a 5-star rating hit from one reader on Goodreads, but now we also have a first written review up on both Goodreads and Amazon. Also 5 stars! …Van Dyke’s writing is tight and action is well paced and thought out. Immediately, I spotted some things that made me grin… Follow the links below to either site to read the full review. It’s from Christopher Schmitz,...

Posted:2ndAug, 2018

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1st Review in for Pilgrims with Blades – 5 Star Debut!

Pilgrims with Blades (Click for a larger picture) I was overjoyed to see the first review hit Amazon for Pilgrims with Blades: Pressed into Service. 5 stars! I knew a lot of folks were impressed by it, but an author needs to see folks give a thumbs up in their public reviews. Many thanks to the reader for giving me this boost. Ok, I feel like getting in more writing right now… Link to Amazon...

Posted:19thJan, 2018

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Tearfully Good 10th 5-star Review for Widow Brigade

Last night, I checked through the ratings and comments on my books at Amazon and found a wonderful surprise. It wouldn’t be enough to say that The Widow Brigade now has a streak of ten 5-star reviews. Much as that alone would make me jump for joy, that doesn’t sum up what truly got to me. The reviewer introduced herself as a recent widow. She praised Duli and said she related to her more...

Posted:28thJun, 2017

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9th Straight 5-star, Widow Brigade

Another good review this morning…but, let’s set the scene properly. This past two weeks I have churned out dozens of pages in revisions to “Muster of Heroes”. I’ve got a lot of new fans eager to read that one. I’ve been in the mood to write   Then, despite the many good reviews, I end up catching a bad review on one of my books. Insert sad face here. I realize...

Posted:23rdAug, 2016

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Widow Brigade – New 5-star reviews up!

A new review by a fan has popped up on Amazon’s book page. It’s another 5-star review! So far, “The Widow Brigade” has 8 reviews in total there, and all are 5 stars! I’m very happy about this news. (now if I can get more folks to rate my books on Goodreads). Oh wait…someone did! There is also a new 5-star text review on the Goodreads page as well! The Amazon review...

Posted:8thJul, 2016

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First review for revised Earthrin Stones #1 on Goodreads

This actually happened back in February…guess it’s been too long since I’ve visited! Thanks to a loyal fan who posted the first review for the revised Inheritance of a Sword and a Path. The ratings seem to be going well.   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25121029-the-earthrin-stones-1-of-3   She may be already looking to read the revised book 3 of the series. I need...

Posted:2ndApr, 2016

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A great review from a friend

A friend of mine contacted me recently, having read a copy of “The Widow Brigade”. People are making me blush! I just finished reading your book, Widow Brigade! Great job! Needless to say I was a bit hesitant to read it, but I’m glad I did! You are an impressive writer and the book kept me interested from start to finish! I loved how your main character was a woman! Keep up the great...

Posted:6thFeb, 2016

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6th Straight 5-star Review hits Amazon

The Widow Brigade has earned its 6th straight 5-star review on Amazon! Of course I am overjoyed to receive all this good feedback from fans. Despite my laptop biting the dust, I’ve been working hard to put in some extra hours writing.   Here is a link with the latest review at the top: http://www.amazon.com/The-Widow-Brigade-Douglas-Dyke/product-reviews/1502427192/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#R3TQ223X8CTGJ2 (Click...

Posted:20thDec, 2015

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Goodreads Author Link

Are you a part of Goodreads? I am! If anyone is looking up me or my books there, this is the author link they have for me: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/761586.Douglas_Van_Dyke_Jr_ It used to be confusing because they had me listed twice. (So many people forget the “Jr”) My books have gotten pretty good ratings over there. The latest book to hit the shelves, Trials of Faith, is...

Posted:15thDec, 2015

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