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Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Road to Reality by Dianne Burnett - Book Tour - Book Reviews - Interview - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hello, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Dianne Burnett and her new book, “The Road to Reality”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Dianne and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!


The Road to Reality
by Dianne Burnett

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GENRE: Non-Fiction

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BLURB:

Get ready to laugh. Get ready to cry. Get ready for a whirlwind of an adventure. Settle in for a powerful, poignant story of inner strength and courage-and get a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the making of Survivor, the world's most popular reality show.

Spinning their mutual love of exotic adventure into gold, Dianne Burnett and her former husband, TV producer Mark Burnett, co-created Eco-Challenge, an expedition-length racing event televised on Discovery Channel that catapulted them into the arena of reality TV and set the stage for Survivor-a modern-day Robinson Crusoe with a million-dollar prize. But Dianne and Mark's fairytale marriage did not survive their Hollywood success . . . she found herself left behind, her contributions unrecognized. She lost her partner in life and began to lose her identity. In that experience, she found an opportunity to grow.

A fascinating, fast-paced, heart-warming "page-turner," The Road to Reality takes readers on a roller-coaster ride-complete with a zesty romance, as well as the ups and downs of going for your dreams-while it imparts the lessons learned as Dianne discovers what really matters in life is something beyond fortune and fame.

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EXCERPT TWO:

“Di, imagine us rafting down those,” Mark said, pointing at the foaming, churning waters as the helicopter suddenly dipped lower. I looked down at the rushing Colorado river tipped with whitecaps. No, thanks. Just flying around in a helicopter was plenty daring for me. I pulled baby James tighter, and resumed my silent chanting of The Lords Prayer, my typical pastime when in whirlybirds.

“And over there,” Mark said, pointing to looming cliffs, “they’ll repel 1,000 feet down feet down the sheer faces.” I imagined sliding down a rope that stretched the length of the Empire State Building and shuddered. It was the spring of 1994, and James and I had flown to Utah to be with Mark on the latest phase of planning for our first Eco-Challenge already being billed as “the toughest adventure race in the world.”

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BOOK REVIEWS:

Check out what readers are saying about The Road to Reality:

“Dianne Burnett’s book is a must read for anyone who wants to read a romance novel, an adventure story, and inspirational biography all in one. Her survivor sprit comes through on every page. Her experience can benefit everyone who has loved and lost and grew wiser in the process. A true Survivor.”

~ Rachelle Carson, Actor

“After reading Dianne Burnett’s spellbinding book, The Road To Reality, I can see how she had such a pivotal role on Survivor… she is one!  Curl up next to the fire you started with a piece of flint, and you’ll burn through this in one sitting…a true delight!”

~ Ed Begley Jr., Actor

“Dianne Burnett has written an honest, touching and thoroughly enjoyable book.  She and I met at the very beginning of the Survivor reality show and remain friends to this day. Road to Reality is great book. Brava Dianne!!”

~ Nancy Moonves, Producer

“A great read! Dianne’s lyrical words leap off the page and the reader becomes an unwitting passenger along for her unbridled ride of ambition, glamour, fame, family, marriage, love, heartbreak, and, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, a rebirth which continues forth to this day. Bravo to my friend.”

~ Cindy Landon, Animal Activist/Producer

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INTERVIEW:

Good morning Dianne!  Welcome to Fabulous and Brunette!  We are thrilled to have you here and can’t wait to learn more about you and your new book, “Road to Reality.”

Any weird things you do when you’re alone?
I use my pendulum questions.

What is your favorite quote and why?
I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
~ Maya Angelou

Because I believe it.

Who is your favorite author and why?
Maya Angelou. I relate to her.

What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?
Authenticity.

Where did you get the idea for this book?
My life. And I wanted to help women going through similar things.

Thank you so much for spending time with Fabulous and Brunette readers and sharing your exciting new book with us!  We wish you all the best on your book tour!

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AUTHOR BIO:


Dianne Burnett is an author, producer, and actor of stage and screen. She is also a philanthropist and entrepreneur. Dianne and her ex-husband, Mark Burnett, joined their creative forces to invent Eco-Challenge, the impetus for Survivor, which kickstarted America’s reality-television show craze and went on to become the longest-running and most lucrative reality TV series of all time.

Following the success of Survivor, Dianne produced and acted in the stage play Beyond Therapy at the Santa Monica Playhouse, served as Executive Producer of the indie film Jam (which won Best Narrative Feature at the Santa Fe Film Festival), and acted in Everybody Loves Raymond. In memory of her mother, Joan, who lost her battle with esophageal cancer in 2010, Dianne formed Joan Valentine—A Foundation for Natural Cures, a nonprofit organization that serves as a resource for those seeking alternatives to traditional medicine.

She also recently launched a multimedia platform and social network: called theotherside.com, it explores alternative views on everything from relationships to health. Formerly of New York, Dianne now lives in Malibu, California, with her family.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Dianne will be awarding a $50 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


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This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

9 comments:

  1. Dianne ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

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  2. How long after you complete a book do you start thinking about your next book?

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  3. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.

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  4. Great interview, I enjoyed reading it!

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  5. What are pendulum questions? I'm not familiar with the term...

    -_Trix

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  6. Wow... I seriously can't wait to read this!! Sounds wonderful!!

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