Romantic and erotic fiction at its finest. Stella is blessed with great beauty, but it brings her more unhappiness than she could ever believe possible. At seventeen, she falls deeply, happily in love and life is simple. Marrying her first love, Paul, the world is wonderful and full of eager expectations, especially after the birth of their baby son, Jon. But suddenly Stella's world is shattered and her heart broken, when Paul leaves her for another woman. Stella meets a Latin charmer named Pete and finds with him a passion so strong that it shocks her. However, the relationship has a dark side that is frightening, yet fascinating. There seems to be no escape from Pete's increasingly ardent demands. When Steve enters her life, Stella wonders if this gentle, caring man has come to her rescue. He is wealthy and so different from Pete. He gives her tender affection and a feeling of security. Both her lovers are powerful men in their own way and each is determined to possess her body and soul. Stella finds a true friend in Jill, who helps her through all her problems. Her first love, Paul keeps returning to her life, adding to her dilemmas. Does Stella make the right decisions? Author Diane Griffith blends real locations and incidents into her romantic fiction. She has just completed her second novel, A Moment to Remember, inspired by her childhood sweetheart in Wales. She is retired and now lives in Cyprus. Publisher's website: http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/ItMatteredYesterday.html
I was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, spent my childhood in Wales being of a Welsh mother and grew up in Merseyside, England. I inherited my late father's Liverpudlian humour and positive attitude to life. By speaking Welsh and English as a child I believe it helped me to learn the Greek Language. Now I live in Paphos, Cyprus with my husband Tony. Sadly my lovely mother, Eleanor, who lived with us here for 5 years, passed away on 4th July 2010 aged almost 90.
I have one son, Jamie Lambert who is a singer/guitarist and had a cafe/bar, in The Philippines. He has recently returned to live in Cyprus with his lovely wife.
I have been married four times, which shows that if at first I don't succeed...
I wrote 'Chasing Dreams in Lefkas,' a true adventure story set on a Greek island.
For us it was a way out of a depressing situation that many people two decades later are facing. I hope my book will encourage them to take a challenge and do something that they might never have done. Then they can look back and say," I'm glad we had that recession," or, at least it might make them smile!
This MS lay in our attic since I wrote it in 1992 when the memories were fresh in my mind.
In 2008 my Greek teacher suggested that I send it to a Literary Agency in the USA. To my delight it was accepted, and published by AEG Publishers that same year. - It was my first attempt at writing, because I simply wanted to tell our story. I could have written it a lot better these days with modern technology. - My writing has improved since then, but sadly the situation of redundancies has not...
Now available on Kindle
I have made some corrections 20th July 2013 to the Kindle Edition - The book was written in 1992.(the hard way)I could not afford to have the paperback version corrected, since the proceeds small as they are, help me to save dogs and cats.
This is the link to video trailer:
"It Mattered Yesterday" is a romantic, sensual story based on my life, so it is written from my heart.
Since it is based in Liverpool from 60's to 80's with all the memorabilia of the time, it was mentioned on Radio Merseyside/City in January 2011.
It is about people and feelings. And, about not giving up hope. If you have a will to go on, you can overcome the very darkest hour. What mattered so desperately at the time simply becomes a memory. It only mattered yesterday.
Available also on Kindle
'The Little Christmas Angel' is a continuation of 'It Mattered Yesterday' but it could be read first as the story refers back to events in that book. The only possesion that Stella took with her from the grand house was the little angel that her son Jon had made at school when he was ten and given to her at Christmas. This story continues mainly with events in Jon's life and how it affects Stella. It has the same characters, but set in Cyprus. It is also based on true events and situations.
Continuation of 'It Mattered Yesterday'
'The Little Christmas Angel'
"A Moment to Remember, To Forgive, Divine" is another romantic fiction, for anyone who has loved and lost.
Each character has their own voice, and contributes to the overall storyline. It captures the essence of childhood, first love, heartbreak and tangled complications of love within a family life. The blend of Welsh countryside and Liverpool makes an interesting setting.
Now also on Kindle
My book for young children is called, "Granny's Magic Garden." Is also available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle.
Trailer video link:
Fairies, Pixies and many other fantasy characters enchant children as they listen to stories about Granny's Magic Garden.
George, and Freddie share the same Daddy as Harvey and Saffie, so they are a special sort of family. All of them love to hear stories from their Granny about the mystical things that go on in her garden during the night. Also, some amazing things sometimes happen when they play in her garden during the day. Children can join George, Freddie, Harvey and Saffie as they explore the wonders of Granny's Magic Garden.
I began telling the stories found in this book to my own grandchildren when they were aged from 4 years to 8 years. They enjoyed them so much that I wanted to share them with other children.
It was a way of teaching, without 'telling'. They learnt reasons to do good things and why not to do bad things, from the actions of the fantasy characters. They learnt simple lessons in behaviour with laughter, at some of the funny things that some of the characters like the silly fair, Dirty Gertie says and does.
All children love magic and mystery and most of all humour. This book encourages reading as the print is easy to read and the stories are easy to follow.
I hope children everywhere will enjoy the stories found in Granny's Magic Garden.
All my books are available on Amazon and Kindle as well as B&N.
'Nobody's Pets In Cyprus' is a collection of stories about some of the dogs and cats I have rescued during the last 5 years. It shows how I have used the proceeds from my books to give them a better life.
Help an abandoned dog or cat PLEASE Download "Nobody's Pets In Cyprus" http://animoto.com/s/5G5e09PowOaMuuKCFSRsXA ... ... Proceeds help MORE!
I love all animals, and it is distressing to see so many abandoned dogs and cats here. One poor starving hunting hound, I called Fido, has now found a forever home in Berlin. He has even appeared on German TV! You can see his story in 'Nobody's Pets In Cyprus' KINDLE, and on Diane Griffith Animal Rescue Facebook Page:
Thanks for reading :-)