Blog Tour: Liars & Thieves by D. Wallace Peach

I am very pleased to host my first-ever blog tour post for a fellow author’s book launch! If you’re a fan of finely-crafted fantasy novels with intriguing characters, richly-drawn settings, and compelling storylines, I encourage you to check out D. Wallace Peach’s Liars and Thieves, the first book in her new Unraveling the Veil series. All of the particulars are below! Liz


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.

Q & A

This series took almost 3 years to write. Why?

I started the first book in 2017 prior to NaNoWriMo. Then my parents both contracted ecoli. I dropped everything and flew to Colorado. I spent 9 days in the hospital with my mom, and I honestly didn’t think she’d survive. I had to stop writing for months at a time as both parents’ health declined. I’ve moved them twice, and have become their primary caregiver. For 18 months, the books floundered, on and off, and I lost the story’s thread so completely that I even forgot names! Once things settled down, I had to start from the beginning, take copious notes, reverse outline, and re-outline. My parents live nearby now, so it’s much easier to care for them. Finally, I was able to focus and finish.


Liars and Thieves Global Purchase Link:

Author Bio:

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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Twitter: @dwallacepeach

142 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Liars & Thieves by D. Wallace Peach

    1. Thanks so much for reading the post, David. I knew that I’d eventually finish the books, but it took me a lot longer than I imagined when I started out. Fortunately my muse is bossy and didn’t let up. 😀 Have a lovely start to your September.

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  1. I remember the time when your parents were ill, Diana. It’s a miracle your mom survived and now your parents live close by. Congratulations to the success of publishing the new series and launching Liars and Thieves. Thank you for hosting Diana, Liz.

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    1. So nice of you to visit and comment again, Miriam. It was a long period of uncertainty, and I still don’t know what each day will bring with them. So far so good, especially with this virus. It’s a relief and delight to have these books done!

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment, Therese. I woke up before dawn this morning to a chorus of coyotes, a sound I love. Thanks for taking a peek at the post. I’m delighted to be visiting with Liz today. Have a wonderful day. Take care.

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      1. Thanks for the interesting post, Liz! You keep trying out new ways of doing things – I found this way of presenting an author and her work very innovative and refreshing. Very nice that many bloggers can get together to do it like this! Congrats!🤩

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    1. Thanks, Jacquie, for stopping by and commenting. My parents recovered from ecoli, but never really recovered. The illness initiated a dramatic decline. But they’re stable now and only about 45 minutes away, which is an easy drive out here. The books survived the craziness and are finally getting booted out the door! Lol. I’m so glad you joined in the fun here. Have a wonderful day. ❤

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  2. I LOVED LOVED LOVED the trailer, which I know will excite reader interest. D. Wallace Peach, this is a brilliant narrative. I especially appreciated that you have brought together three unique perspectives to the challenge ahead. Liz – you continue to inspire me in how you bring together a compassionate community. Thank you for giving a wonderful beginning to my day.

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    1. Thank you for the wonderful comment. My face is going to hurt from all this smiling! The trailer was fairly easy to pull together and a great way to procrastinate when I was tired of editing. Lol. And you’re right about Liz. She’s just pure joy in this amazing community of bloggers. And a talented writer too! Have a lovely day and Happy September.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Merril, and taking a peek at the trailer. 🙂 And thanks for the comment about my parents. I spent far too many months on the road while caring for them. Now I get to sleep at home… and finish books! Have a wonderful start to your September.

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  3. Liz, thanks for showing us how to do a blog-tour post well! You’ve done a great service for D. and for the community of authors. And I’m with others who have commented: both the book and D.’s writing journey are intriguing. I wish the best for the book as well as for the continued journey.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by to check out the tour post, Ranee. Liz was wonderfully kind to host my tour, and I’m so grateful to her followers for visiting and commenting and wishing me well. Have a lovely start to your September. Take care. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Robbie. It was hard to pick up the book and continue with the story after all the long periods of interruption. It required more work and discipline than other books I’ve written. So it feels especially good to get it done! Thanks so much for stopping by to cheer me on. Have a lovely day. ❤

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    1. Thanks, Sally. It was a very hard year and a half for the muse. I had no choice buy to put my personal agenda aside and focus on “one day at a time.” But its done, finally, and I couldn’t be more happier and relieved. Thanks so much for the visit and sharing in the fun. Hugs.

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  4. I am not a reader of fantasy but the trailer was very compelling! What a journey you have been on with your parents and your writing. Congratulations on staying the course and bringing so much delight to your readers.

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment, Gallivanta. Liz was so kind to host me on her site though I don’t think she reads much fantasy either. Lol. This is a wonderfully supportive community and she’s one of the stars. Have a beautiful start to your September and be well.

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    1. They are, Jacqui. I just got a call from my mom that my dad went downstairs to get the mail and hasn’t gotten back yet. Now we’re just managing those little daily glitches. 🙂 No hospital visits for a solid month! Thanks so much for the visit, my friend. Have an awesome day!

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  5. I knew the health of your parents was a major worry, Diana. I didn’t realise how much until now. I’m so glad they’re close by now, and that their health has steadied. Honestly? Being able to read the entire series in a relatively short space of time is a bonus as far as I’m concerned. 🙂

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    1. It was a crazy time, Andrea. So crazy that I didn’t even try to write or blog or do anything but stay rested and healthy myself. The poor book took a long break, and I completely lost track of the story. I don’t recommend it as a method for writing. Lol. But I got there! Now I need a long nap. :-D. Thanks for stopping by to check out Liz’s Q&A. Hugs.

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      1. Yeah, those long breaks are deadly. Then again, Liars may have benefited from the long break because you would have approached it with completely fresh eyes.

        -waves to Liz- I was curious about the answer to her question. 😀

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  6. I think this is my fourth book tour interview on your new book, Diana (THANK YOU, Liz!!) and I learn something new with each one. I like how honest you are, Diana, about the way we writers need to stop our process at times because “life” gets in the way. You and I have gone through a similar process, and we do what’s most important – take care of family – and perhaps as acflory suggests, our characters become even more complex and rounded because of that. So glad your parents are nearby now, and hopefully your dad made it back from getting the mail. ;-0

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    1. LOL. Your comment made me laugh. Yes, my dad made it back upstairs from collecting the mail. A couple of phone calls settled my mom’s nerves. She called me this morning to ask me if it was Wednesday. I told her it’s Friday and could hear her yelling that information to my dad. What a riot. Sigh. Yes, we’ve been through similar challenges, Pam. And the best way of all, filled with love and compassion. ❤ Thanks so much for your wonderful kindness and comments. Have a lovely weekend, my friend. ❤

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    1. Thanks for swinging by Liz’s place, Sue. She was so kind to host my tour, and her followers are amazing! I love learning about the creative process too and how unique each person is. Have a wonderful day and week ahead. 🙂

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      1. I enjoy following Liz’s blog for many reasons – her hosting tour guests like you, D. Wallace Peach, and her thoughtful commentary. Her group of followers too! All the best to you all. I appreciate you.

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  7. I think everyone should read a fantasy series at least once. One of my sons recommended a series, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I eagerly await the next installment. Kudos for you interviewing an author of this thriving genre. They usually have a complicated story arc and promise future books!!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Liz’s place, Mary Jo. She’s been a wonderful host. Fantasy does seem to gravitate toward series. And I agree that it allows for a broader scope and more complex plot – merely because there are more pages to fill. Thanks for taking a peek at this one. Have a lovely day and Take care. 🙂

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    1. It was a long journey, Sarah, and sometimes I really had to put my nose down and force myself to focus. The pandemic didn’t help either. But I’m so glad it’s done and the reception has been heartening. Thanks so much for stopping by Liz’s place to visit the tour! Have a lovely week, my friend. ❤

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    1. Thanks, Mark. So far so good. It’s been a fun tour and our community of writers and authors has been wonderfully supportive. Thanks for taking the time to visit Liz’s blog and leave a comment. Have a fabulous week, stay healthy, and Happy Writing!

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