D. Wallace Peach’s #bookrelease LIARS AND THIEVES

Ciao, amici! Today I have a real treat for you. It’s my pleasure to welcome to the blog for the first time (and hopefully first of many) D. Wallace Peach. You’ve probably seen her in the comment threads. I hope you’re a follower of her blog. Once you read this post, I know you’ll be a fan. Please help me welcome her as she discusses her new release, Liars and Thieves.


Diana, I know you’re busy traveling all over the blogosphere with this release tour, so I’ll only ask one question:

Which character was the most interesting to write?

Probably Kalann il Drakk, the First (god) of Chaos. He’s not my favorite character at all, but I had to do a bunch of research on theories about chaos and how it impacts human life. The only thing I researched more than chaos was all the science-ishy details of mass and energy. Einstein, I am not! Anyway, it was interesting to write a character who is totally amoral, unpredictable, brutal on the innocent, and yet ultimately forces civilization to fall or grow. Chaos is a component of creativity, and chaos pushes people toward change and a new order. Il Drakk is horrible, but he forces choices on the characters that make them responsible for the outcome.

Fascinating! Let’s take a look at the trailer:

And how about that cover and blurb?

Behind the Veil, the hordes gather, eager to savage the world. But Kalann il Drakk, First of Chaos, is untroubled by the shimmering wall that holds his beasts at bay. For if he cannot cleanse the land of life, the races will do it for him. All he needs is a spark to light the fire.

Three unlikely allies stand in his way.

A misfit elf plagued by failure—

When Elanalue Windthorn abandons her soldiers to hunt a goblin, she strays into forbidden territory.

A changeling who betrays his home—

Talin Raska is a talented liar, thief, and spy. He makes a fatal mistake—he falls for his mark.

A halfbreed goblin with deadly secrets—

Naj’ar is a loner with a talent he doesn’t understand and cannot control, one that threatens all he holds dear.

When the spark of Chaos ignites, miners go missing. But they won’t be the last to vanish. As the cycles of blame whirl through the Borderland, old animosities flare, accusations break bonds, and war looms.

Three outcasts, thrust into an alliance by fate, by oaths, and the churning gears of calamity, must learn the truth. For they hold the future of their world in their hands.

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About the Author:

D. Wallace Peach started writing later in life after the kids were grown and a move left her with hours to fill. Years of working in business surrendered to a full-time indulgence in the imaginative world of books, and when she started writing, she was instantly hooked. Diana lives in a log cabin amongst the tall evergreens and emerald moss of Oregon’s rainforest with her husband, two dogs, bats, owls, and the occasional family of coyotes.

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Doesn’t this sound awesome? And I can’t stop admiring that cover.

It was such a pleasure hosting Diana and assisting with announcing her new release. I hope you’ll help spread the word by using those sharing buttons, and I know she’d appreciate you clicking the purchase link and leaving your best wishes below. Grazie!

Published by Staci Troilo

A writer fascinated with interpersonal relationships, the importance of family, and the relevance of heritage. Learn more at https://stacitroilo.com.

54 thoughts on “D. Wallace Peach’s #bookrelease LIARS AND THIEVES

  1. How wonderful to see Diana here with her new release! I couldn’t help comparing the climate in the United States right now as I read Diana’s research on the Chaos Theory. “Chaos is a component of creativity, and chaos pushes people toward change and a new order.” We can dare to hope!! Congrats on the new release and thanks for hosting, Staci!

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    1. Thanks so much for the insightful comment, Jan. That’s exactly what I was going for. Yes, let’s dare to hope! I so appreciate your visit. Staci has such engaged followers and it’s a joy to be here. I’m looking forward to my trip to Texas too! Have an awesome day. ❤

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    1. Thanks so much, Miriam. Chaos was a fascinating character to write. I guess I always suspected the role of chaos in creativity and order, but it was fun to research and apply those principles. But chaos is totally ruthless too. Thanks for the visit. So appreciated! ❤

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    1. Thanks, Jacqui. Isn’t he a weird character? So awful and yet somehow likable in a twisted way. He becomes quite brutal as the books progress, but always with that odd sense of a broader vision. He was fun to write. Thanks for the second visit of the day. Happy Writing!

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  2. Thank you so much, Staci, for the lovely intro and beautiful presentation, and of course, for offering a spot on your blog for the tour. I haven’t even had my coffee yet, and I’m grinning. A great start to the day. Thank you for your generosity and kindness. ❤

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    1. Thank you, Sue. It’s a pleasure to be over here at Staci’s and see all these comments! Chaos is the first bad guy I’ve written who is purely amoral and unpredictable. I’d say his main emotion is curiosity. Isn’t writing fun? Thanks so much for stopping by to cheer me on. Happy Writing!

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    1. Thanks so much Teri. With the pandemic keeping us all home, I had to do my own covers this time around (which is fun, but tricky). I just ordered a proof for the print copy to make sure its not too dark. If it works then this one is done! Yay! And it’s on to book 2 final details. Have a great day and Happy Writing!

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  3. Congratulations to Diana on the release of Liars and Thieves! I’ve been following the updates on her blog and am really look forward to reading this. It’s already on my Kindle. I just need to do some catching up with my TBR, but I can’t wait to dive in.

    All the best to Diana, and wonderful job hosting, Staci!

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    1. Staci pulls together a great post, doesn’t she? Thanks for stopping by, Mae. My TBR is overflowing too, especially since I’ve downloaded books from all my tour hosts! Lol. I’m doing an October book-a-day reading challenge that will probably run into 2021 in order to empty my kindle (and start the process all over again). Have a great day and Happy Reading!

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          1. Wow, Diana. That’s daunting. My TBR list is out of control (yours is near the top, though), but I can’t even fathom catching up like that. Wishing you all the best. I hope there are a lot of good books in that list.

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  4. Great post, you two. Diana, I have this one waiting on my Kindle, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting to it SOON. It sounds amazing, looks amazing, and is written by someone I’ve already discovered is an amazing author, too. (Raze still lingers in my head as one of my favorite characters, you know.) Congratulations on getting it launched, and the very best of luck with it, too! 🙂

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    1. I know you have a thing for Raze, Marcia. Lol. He’s a cutie, isn’t he? Thanks so much for picking up the latest book and for sharing your enthusiasm. I value your opinion and am just over the roof that the book is getting a good reception. Have an amazing day and start to a new month. Happy Reading. ❤

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    1. Thanks so much, Joan. I appreciate the kind comment and the good luck! And I’m so glad the cover works. I love the rich colors. We’ll see how they work as thumbnails! 🙂 Have a wonderful day and enjoy the start of September. Be well.

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    1. Thanks, Harmony. My face is going to hurt from all this grinning! I’m a KU reader too. And wow, is my kindle overflowing on all counts! I have to get reading so I can make some more room! Lol. I appreciate the kind encouragement and support. Happy Reading!

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