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Release day: Retribution

8 June 2018

Today is the official release of Retribution by Diane Demetre (ebook and POD, self-published). Here’s the blurb:

A gripping romantic suspense of betrayal, hope and love

Who would you kill to escape your past?

Jessie Hilton is tough. Since the age of fifteen, she has dreamed of being a principal dancer with the Australian Ballet Company. Now at twenty-four, she stands on the brink of fulfilling her dream unaware of a secret buried deep within her.

Ex-military officer, Brad Jordan is rebuilding his life with the help of his boisterous Border collie, Whiskey. After helping Jessie out of a tight spot, he discovers a kindred spirit in the ambitious ballerina.

But with the sudden attention of an unwanted admirer, Jessie’s life begins to spin out of control. Called back to her family home in country New South Wales due to her father’s unforeseen illness, she is torn between career and family. As her dream of being principal dancer fades, her stalker edges ever closer. But there is more to overcome than a lurking psychopath. Can Jessie and Brad confront their own demons and escape the past?

Diane dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:

This story is my way of paying tribute to the people who have endured more than most. Those who have lived hellish childhoods, those who have fought for our freedom, those who have experienced unimaginable trauma and those who may never recover from their suffering. With the overarching theme of forgiveness and redemption, Retribution pays homage to the human condition in all its glory and misery. Having been a ballet dancer, I knew my protagonist had to be a ballerina, as they possess the qualities I needed for my story. Tough, disciplined and ambitious, she had to be driven to achieve her dreams, even against the worst odds. My hero had to be her match; a man with equal power, passion and fortitude. Since I’ve always had great respect and gratitude for the men, women and animals of our country’s armed forces, I knew my hero would be one of them. The other hero of the story is Whiskey, whose boundless energy and devotion saves Brad and Jessie in very different ways. If you would like a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of this book and what inspired me to write it go to

You can find out more about this book at Diane’s website or buy it from Amazon.

One Comment
  1. Sue Legg permalink
    10 June 2018 5:07 pm

    Purchased this book yesterday & after reading your blog I am even more so looking forward to reading it.

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