Friday, August 20, 2010

Celebrating A Print Release In Ann Hinnenkamp's Dyad Series

Today we are celebrating the print release of Ann Hinnenkamp's DYAD QUEST, the second book in her paranormal romance series!

Born in a decade that starts with an F, Ann now finds herself in an age decade beginning with the same dreaded letter. Her plan had always been to accept aging with the same effortless grace as any movie star with the last name of Hepburn, but now that her forehead is sliding down around her nose, and her neck attracts every rooster in the yard, she’s given up on grace and put her faith in a good moisturizer and turtle neck sweaters.

Ann had a B.A. in theatre and went to graduate school at the U. of M. in the M.F.A. acting program. She freelances as an actor and director in the twin cities area and has played everything from Eleanor of Aquitaine, to the third extra on the right with the gap in her front teeth.

Taking the advice from her father to heart, she never quit her day job. She works at a messenger service where the motto is: If you got it, a courier brought it. Her years in the business world have taught her a few valuable lessons: When designing a floor plan, never put your own office across from the bathrooms. All it has to do is snow to turn a great day to shit. It’s impossible to pick up a monkey at the airport, look him in the eye, and then deliver him to a testing lab. And transporting caskets, even when they’re empty, is just plain scary.

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DYAD QUEST - Book two in Ann Hinnenkamp's Dyad Series.

Aiden Rawlings has had centuries to perfect the art of staying unconnected. For over four hundred years, he's served as human partner to one of the immortal Dyads, protecting mankind from their worst enemy - themselves. But all his carefully built emotional walls start to crumble when he finds Jude Kapfer dying from gunshot wounds and asks the Dyads to heal her. They agree on one condition, Aiden must protect Jude and discover who is behind the attempt on her life. He's only got one problem with that - how can he protect her if he can't take his eyes off her?

Jude is having a bad week. First, a masked madman shoots her, then, two insanely sexy men show up and heal her and she discovers humans are not alone on the planet. Now, in order to save her life, she must team up with Aiden and allow herself to be drawn deeper in to the mysterious, hidden world of the Dyads. Maybe she should take her chances with the masked gunman. At least he's human.


WIN - Leave Ann a comment or question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat to win the first book in her Dyad Series, DYAD DREAMS, in your choice of e or print! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!


  1. Morning Ann and super congrats on the print release of DYAD QUEST!!! It's so wonderful to hear that now both of your Dyad books are available in print!

    Tell us a little bit about this series and the world you created for it. Also tell us how the books connect and if the books should be read in order. And for the most important question, will there be more? :-)

    Enjoy your party and I hope the print release is a bestseller for you!

  2. Hi DaNita,

    My thanks to AuthorIsland for hosting the party today.

    This second book in the series, Dyad Quest, picks up a few months after the first book ends. But both books are stand alone plots. You don’t need to read the first one to know what is happening in the second. But for the series arc, it works better to start at the beginning with Dyad Dreams

  3. Hi Ann!
    I'm so excited for your second book to be out in print! You know how much I loved Dyad Dreams--I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't read Dyad Quest yet--but now I get to hold it in my hands and turn page after page of wonderful story.

    I remember the first time I really met you--you were a GH finalist (in Dallas I think) and I thought, "Wow, I would love to be like her!" Plus you were really nice. So, I followed in your footsteps :-) I just have to keep following.

    Congrats, Ann. I hope Dyad Quest soars! Happy Launch party.

  4. Congratulations on your series going to print. It sounds interesting.

    I loved your lessons learned, poor little monkey.

  5. Dear Liz,

    Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words about Dyad Dreams. I remember that conference in Dallas. Dyad Dreams was a Golden Heart finalist that year. It was the first romance conference I’d attended and I was blown away by how great everyone was.
    I’d never been in a situation where a huge group of people were basically in competition with each other and at the same time, genuinely wished the best for their fellow authors.
    I hope you like Dyad Quest. Please let me know

  6. Hi Anne,

    Thanks for stopping by. It’s always great to meet another Anne. I don’t run into many.

  7. That's a fantastic trailer, Ann - loved the background song!

    And I forgot to mention - over on the contest page of, there is another chance to win a copy of DYAD DREAMS - so be sure to check it out!

  8. Hi, Ann! Congrats on the book release! I'm sure this story will prove just as entertaining as the first, if not more so. :)

  9. Thanks Skylarker,
    Let me know what you think after you read Dyad Quest. I'd love to hear from you.

  10. Hi Ann,
    I read both Dyad books and loved them. I see on your web site that a third one is on the way.
    Who is this one about? When will you do a book about Luke?

  11. Hi Alice,

    The third book in the series is Dyad Love. It’s the first Dyad love story. The first two books have been about the human partners. This is Damien’s book and much of it takes place at the Dyad home city. The heroine is Emma, the wonderful best friend from the first book who the Dyads heal at the end. After a lifetime in Mildred, her wheelchair, Emma is suddenly able to walk. Just when she’s starting to (forgive me), get her feet under her, a Dyad is killed which makes the whole race go into heat. And the story takes off from there.

    And Luke, I have to admit, he’s one of my favorites. Who wouldn’t like a man with a killer smile, perfect body and a fun sense of humor? Luke’s book is slated to be the fifth in the series.

  12. congrats!cant wait to read it.

  13. Hi Regina,
    Thanks for stopping by.

  14. Congrats on the release! Dyad Quest sounds like a winner to me and I'm excited to see that it's a series:)

  15. Ann, so happy Dyad Quest is in print. Loved the book -- your guys are such great heroes; alphas who make me laugh...and sigh.

  16. Hi yadkny,
    I love series too. Hope you like the Dyads.

  17. Dear Amy,
    Thanks so much for coming to the Party.

  18. Congratulations on the release.

    kolists a/t gmail d\t com

  19. What a great trailer, Ann. I'm so excited for the third book to be finished!

    A lot of authors have an image in mind for their hero. Was Aiden modeled after anyone we'd recognize? And what about Jude?

  20. congrats on the print release! and i'm glad to see that there will be more in the series! :)

  21. Glad you liked the trailer.
    Physically, I always saw Aiden as Sean Bean as he looked in the Sharpe series, not so much the Lord of the Rings period. But mentally, he grew up in Henry VIII’s England, so he’s always having trouble with the modern world, fighting against his nature to fit in. Women’s liberation is a real trial for him. Not because he doesn’t like and admire women, but his instinct to protect Jude always gets her back up.
    I saw Jude as a Julia Roberts type but absolutely unaware of her beauty. When we first meet her she hides behind thick glasses and baggy clothes. It isn’t until she meets Aiden that she starts to come out of her protective shell.

  22. This book sounds so good! If I win, I will definitely get a copy of the first one also.

  23. Sean Bean in Sharpe! What a great inspiration.

  24. Hi Ann!
    you are a new author to me and your books sound really interesting... I will keep them in mind!
    and I have to say I love the trailer - lately they influence me more and more and yours is really good, especially the part "a little scary" makes me curious!
    wish you all the best, Ina

    inale87 at gmx dot at

  25. Joanne,
    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

  26. Great post.
    Great trailer.
    Great looking book.

    You are also a new to me author and it all sounds really interesting...can you tell, I'm hooked?


  27. Hi Ina,
    Thanks for the good wishes. I really like the trailer too. Still have trouble sometimes believing it's my name on it.

  28. Thanks to everyone who stopped by today. Please keep in touch.

  29. Congratulations on the release it sounds like a great series. Your a new author to me and I can't wait to see more from you.

  30. Hi, Ann.

    I can't wait to read another book in this series; it sounds wonderful.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  31. Congrats on your print release!
    You are a new to me author and your books sound great.

    kissinoak at verizon dot net

  32. Congratulations on the print release. I look forward to reading more.

  33. Congratulations on your new release Ann!! Best of luck

  34. Thank you for the contest. I would love to be entered and try a new author!

  35. Oh my - I almost missed the launch! For some reason I kept thinking this was tomorrow.

    Congratulations on this award-winning book! I can't wait for the 3rd book in the series. And Luke needs his own book. when will we get a book on the female Dyads?

  36. I'm sorry I missed the launch! Off line for one day and I miss a party..ugh. CONGRATS, Ann!! Your Dyads are so dreamy!!

  37. Congratulations on the new release, the book sounds great! That book trailer is soo good.

  38. Congrats on your book going to print. Great post and really liked the trailer.
    Sue B