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LEFT TO FOREVER by Roe Valentine

Blog Diva - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Realist Dr. Carla Harris believes that people create their own fate through hard work and careful planning. She believes in playing things safe. But, while preparing for her upcoming nuptials, she’s forced to confront the most reckless thing she’s ever done…her estranged husband, Jacob.

Idealist Jacob Moreau believes in soul mates as much as he believes in saving endangered companies. When his long lost wife reenters his life seeking a divorce, he is convinced more than ever they are meant to be together. And he will do—and lose—anything to have her again.

She thought she had her life planned to perfection. He thought they made perfect sense together.
Would marrying Jacob be the craziest thing she’s ever done, or divorcing him? Read More

LEFT TO FOREVER by Roe Valentine

Blog Diva - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Realist Dr. Carla Harris believes that people create their own fate through hard work and careful planning. She believes in playing things safe. But, while preparing for her upcoming nuptials, she’s forced to confront the most reckless thing she’s ever done…her estranged husband, Jacob.

Idealist Jacob Moreau believes in soul mates as much as he believes in saving endangered companies. When his long lost wife reenters his life seeking a divorce, he is convinced more than ever they are meant to be together. And he will do—and lose—anything to have her again.

She thought she had her life planned to perfection. He thought they made perfect sense together.

Would marrying Jacob be the craziest thing she’s ever done, or divorcing him? Read More

Snowed In By Sarah Title

Blog Diva - Thursday, February 19, 2015

Winter can really be a bummer.

But do you know what can help with those cold, snowy winter blues? A nice guy. A nice guy with nice shoulders.

Maureen only agrees to go out with Gavin Fraser because a strange woman in the grocery store told her she should rebound with a stranger. So why not? She wasn’t going to get back together with her boyfriend, not after he dumped her so completely unceremoniously. And Gavin is handsome, and kind, and strong, and really, really hot.

Besides, it’s just one date.

But one date turns into one blizzard, and they’re stranded together for two whole nights. What on earth will they do to pass the time? Read More

Barbecue and Bad News By Nancy Naigle

Blog Diva - Thursday, February 12, 2015

JUST DESSERTS
Welcome back to Adams Grove…where more than the barbecue is sizzling.

In the latest book in the Adams Grove series, Barbecue and Bad News, advice columnist Savannah Dey could use some guidance of her own, especially when it comes to the feelings stirred up by the handsome sheriff of Adams Grove…and the secrets of her tragic past.

And although the handsome sheriff knows from experience that city girls are a recipe for disaster, he can’t get the gal he pulled over for speeding off of his mind.

Scott’s barbecuing, Savannah’s got the bad news and together let’s hope they get their just desserts…and by that I, of course, mean their happy ever after ;) Read More

Life After By Kathryn Freeman

Blog Diva - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

What is so special about three?

Three seems to be a magical number. It is often said that good things come in threes (umm, and bad things, too). In the literary world many famous stories have included the number three; The Three Musketeers, The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Three Blind Mice. In maths three is the first odd prime number, and, if you round it up, it’s pi (which I remember from school was pretty important). Buses are said to come in threes. There are three primary colours. When you blow out a candle you make three wishes…and you give three cheers.

Three is special to me, too, because I now have three books published. Two years ago I would have been over the moon to have just one out there and yet here I am, the proud writer of three. My first, Too Charming, wasn’t the first book I wrote. Funnily enough, it was the third. After that came Do Opposites Attract and now my third book, Life After. The thrill of seeing that go live is just as great as the thrill of seeing my first. If you’re surprised at that, just think about books as children. They have a longer gestation period, true (mine are more akin to baby elephants) but the time up to birth is filled with just as much excitement (and exhaustion and pain – I’m thinking editing here!). And when it comes to the actual birth, to that book going live for the first time, is it any less wonderful to see the second or third child born than it was the first? I don’t think so. Read More

Starling By Racheline Maltese

Blog Diva - Monday, January 26, 2015

While the majority Love in Los Angeles, our LGBTQ+ romance series from Torquere Press, takes place in, well, Los Angeles, some pretty crucial action happens in various locations outside of that city.

One of those places is Marion, South Carolina, the town Paul, one of our heroes, grew up in. At the beginning of Doves, book two in the series, Paul and his boyfriend Alex travel to South Carolina to visit Paul’s family. It’s both a vacation for them, away from the stress and schedules of their lives in L.A. -- Alex is an actor, and Paul runs his own TV show -- and a chance for Paul to show Alex some of his own history. It’s a way for both of them to step outside of their daily lives, and learn a little more about each other.

When our characters are in Los Angeles, or New York, or Washington, D.C., or any of the many other cities their jobs take them to, the prose of the Love in Los Angeles books trips along like a script. The language is spare, and precise, and we do our best to not direct from the page too much -- that is, we like to leave room for interpretation for our readers to fill in as they will. Also, silence and space can often be much more eloquent that sound and forms. Read More

TWICE IN A BLUE MOON by Cate Masters

Blog Diva - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

True love can change the course of your life
by Cate Masters


Love makes people do crazy things, doesn’t it? Especially when they’re in love with the wrong person.

Buck Wright was miserable trying to hang onto the wrong someone. When she left him, it wrecked him. Then he made his first decision for himself—to became a dog sled guide in Sweden, unaware how much he’d love it, or that it would lead him to true love with someone who brought out the best in him.

Do you love reading stories about finding real love the second time around?

Excerpt

“Photos never do them justice.” Buck’s upturned face reflected the soft glow.

Such a handsome face. Why did a good-looking guy choose to live such a solitary existence? “Don’t you get lonely?” Gah, I said it out loud. A rookie mistake. Luckily, no one had followed her with a camera. Read More

Melted by Jennie Marts

Blog Diva - Thursday, January 08, 2015

New Release as of January 2, 2015

Steam up your snowy nights with Jennie Marts’ latest novella, Melted.

Painful memories from long ago resurface when Emily Wells travels to Colorado to clean out her family's vacation cabin for its new owner. Strongest among them? Her recollections of Logan Chase, Emily's first love, to whom she gave her heart one magical summer, only to have it broken when she never heard from him again. Logan had never forgotten that summer romance and can't believe it when he finds Emily packing up the little cabin that he has recently purchased for renovation. Despite the passage of years and their stormy history, Emily and Logan can't deny the fierce attraction that still sizzles between them...Will one snowy night together be enough to melt her frozen heart and give them both a second chance at love? Read More

Rescued By Linda Rettstatt

Blog Diva - Monday, January 05, 2015

Sometimes We All Need to Be…RESCUED.

Alexandra Ramsey has been rescuing strays since she was abandoned by her mother at the age of seven. She's a Southern girl with a chip on her shoulder. Her day job is waitressing in her uncle’s grill. But Alex’s true passion is poured into Harley’s Haven, the no-kill animal shelter she built from scratch in Cade's Point, Mississippi.

Evan Whiting rode the crest of the wave of success as a top chef in Manhattan until 26 people were sickened by bad crab meat. He lost his restaurant, his savings, his reputation and his wife. His life could be written into a country song. Evan retreats to the home he inherited in the Mississippi Delta to start over.

Both Alex and Evan need to be RESCUED. And, then, there's Walter.... Read More

The Brothers’ Keepers By NLB Horton

Blog Diva - Monday, December 29, 2014

Chateau Cushan

(Author’s note: A young man, Matthew, has just brought a breakfast tray to Maggie, the adult daughter of The protagonist of The Brothers’ Keepers. They’re in the library, working to try to prevent disaster on an epic scale. She’s a hydrologist and he’s a Mossad associate. Both have neglected personal lives for careers, a condition that’s apparent in the awkward exchange that follows.)

“A headache, probably from lack of sleep. I don’t know how everyone keeps this pace. And I’m the nut who willingly got up early, instead of enjoying that marvelous bed,” Maggie said. “That’s the fluffiest down comforter ever.”

“Many geese gave their feathers for you, Ms. Madison. They were honored.” Matthew bowed, and reached for her hand. “Give me your left hand.”

She stiffened. “Why?” Failure.
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