New Book: Liars and Thieves by D. Wallace Peach

I’m delighted to announce a new book by the gifted and prolific author D. Wallace Peach: Liars and Thieves (Book One of Unraveling the Veil)

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.

Purchase Liars and Thieves HERE

A question for Diana– What was the biggest challenge for writing this story?

Probably making sure that the magic system was consistent and made sense. In the past, my magic system has been very limited (an amulet, a magic book, a single unique skill). This series was much broader with each race having specific skills that vary in individuals. And the skills grow. It’s tricky to make the magic appear logical as well as limited enough that it doesn’t solve every problem.

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.

Connect with Diana:
Amazon Author’s Page:
Twitter: @dwallacepeach


  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today, Audrey, and for sharing my latest book on your blog. I’m delighted to be here and appreciate your generosity. I hope you have a magical day and I look forward to chatting up your followers. Happy Writing and Take Care. 🙂

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      1. Exactly! Well said, Audrey. I think you’ll enjoy this one Berthold. For me, the line between fantasy and scifi has always been rather thin because, past a certain point, aren’t worm holes, FTL and all the other standards of scifi as good as magic anyway? We ask to be convinced. The best authors give us what we want. 🙂

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        1. Great comment! Fantasy and Sci-fi are both so broad, aren’t they? And the gray area between magic and science is a fun place to play. I love telling my grandson that 300 years ago, a television would have been pure magic. As well as the flying carpets of the future. 🙂

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          1. OMG…and microwaves? or dishwashers. And then there’s video conferencing [not that I know how but…] or even the humble hair dryer.
            You know what? I don’t think I’d like living in the past. I need my dishwasher. 😦

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit to Audrey’s and for the comment, JeanMarie. I made the video on plain old PowerPoint! It wasn’t too hard to do. And it’s a great way to procrastinate while editing and still feel productive. Lol. Honestly, it does help draw attention to a book. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Have a lovely day 🙂

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  2. This: ‘It’s tricky to make the magic appear logical as well as limited enough that it doesn’t solve every problem.’

    Couldn’t agree more, and I think you’ve pulled it off beautifully. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Andrea. It was challenging for me considering the range of abilities that all three main characters possessed. So far so good since no one has asked me, “Why didn’t they just….?” Lol. I hate those! Thanks for stopping by Audrey’s and adding to the smiles. Happy Writing!

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