Diana Miller is an award-winning author of romantic suspense fiction, and the library recently acquired her book Dangerous Affairs. The story might end there, but for the fact that Diana Miller is the pen name for Miller High School graduate Donna Meier, daughter of Harlan and Kathy Meier. The path Donna has taken from hometown girl to popular author (recently #1 in Canada for romantic suspense) is told in her online biography: “When award-winning author Diana Miller was eight, she decided she wanted to be Nancy Drew. But no matter how many garbage cans she dug through, conversations she “accidentally” overheard, and attics she searched, she never found a single cryptic letter, hidden staircase, or anything else even remotely mysterious. She worked as a lawyer, a soda jerk, a stay-at-home mom, a hospital admitting clerk, and a conference host before deciding that the best way to inject suspense into her otherwise satisfying life was by writing about it. Diana is a five-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award and winner of a Golden Heart for Dangerous Affairs–a romantic suspense novel that shows not everyone in her home state is Minnesota Nice. She lives in the Twin Cities with her family.”
A teaser for the book is also found on the author’s website: “When soap opera star Abby Langford leaves Los Angeles for her Minnesota hometown, she’s hoping to give her nine-year-old daughter the peaceful childhood she never knew. But instead of tranquility, Abby finds an old knife hidden behind a wall of her new house. Then the nightmares start: a blood-soaked victim and a killer’s arm slicing through the air, again and again. Somewhere in the shadows of Abby’s memory lies the key to a very present danger. But she’ll have to stay alive long enough to find it…” Based on comments of fans clamoring for more of Miller’s romantic suspense, expect to see more titles in the future!
Books marked with an asterisk below are available in EBook or audio format at http://southdakota.lib.overdrive.com. New in fiction: Fear Collector by Gregg Olsen*; The Death Relic by Chris Kuzneski; A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry; The Next Time You See Me by Holly Goddard Jones; Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason; The Intercept by Dick Wolf*; Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman*; The Drowning House by Elizabeth Black; The Girl On the Cliff by Lucinda Riley; Wise Men by Stuart Nadler; 1356: A Novel by Bernard Cornwell; The Last Summer by Judith Kinghorn; Ratlines by Stuart Neville; Moonlight Masquerade by Jude Deveraux; The Lesson by Suzanne Woods Fisher; Calculated in Death by J.D. Robb; Big Sky Mountain by Linda Lael Miller*; Goodbye to Yesterday by Wanda E. Brunstetter; Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner; Until the End of Time by Danielle Steel*; The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult; The Night Ranger by Alex Berenson; Return to Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs*.
Noteworthy nonfiction titles include: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright*; Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2013 Price Guide by Eric Bradley; Guinness World Records 2013; The Year Without Summer: 1816 and the Volcano That Darkened the World and Changed History by William K. Klingaman; The Secrets of Happy Families by Bruce Feiler; My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor*.