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?


“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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Foster Justice By Colleen Shannon

Blog Diva - Monday, December 22, 2014

One Riot, One Ranger…

That’s the Texas Ranger motto, but when Chad Foster’s rebellious brother goes missing, it’s time to put his elite training to use investigating a crime that strikes much closer to home. Turning Los Angeles inside out to retrieve Trey and save their ranch from a ruthless land grab is a no brainer, even if it puts his badge at risk. His only lead is a heart-stoppingly sensuous exotic dancer with a very tempting butterfly tattoo, the woman who helped scam his brother out of their ranch. But staying on top of this redhead's every suggestive word and sensual move means putting his case—and his heart—right in the line of fire . . .

A Texas Ranger, complete with quarter horse, is as out of place in downtown L.A. as a lawman is in the bed of a suspect, but with both their lives at risk, Chad has to put his trust in the one woman who could bring him down for good, and pray that somehow hard evidence is really just a pack of lies. . .

Kensington: Read More

Cold As Ice By Charlene Groome

Blog Diva - Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Warriors take to the ice again in Charlene Groome's sensational series about hockey players and the women who love them. But the team's new addition may have to work for a warm welcome...

Defenseman Devin Miller has bounced from team to team and city to city, but he's finally ready to settle down-professionally and personally. The Warriors seems like the perfect fit. Now all he needs is the right woman to start a family with-and he's willing to put in the practice to find her.

Sports anchor Carla Sinclair already doesn't like Vancouver's hot new acquisition. So when she's persuaded to interview him, she's not prepared for the chemistry between them. But though Devin seems eager to show Carla his moves-on and off the ice-he keeps his personal life off-limits. Frustrated by him in more ways than one, Carla decides to track down Devin's secrets on her own-and soon must decide if their attraction is worth the hit to her fragile heart...
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Her Mistletoe Cowboy By Alissa Callen

Blog Diva - Monday, December 08, 2014

Her Mistletoe Cowboy is the second in my Wildflower Ranch series and follows on from my rodeo story Cherish Me, Cowboy. The third book, Her Big Sky Cowboy, will be out in January 2015.

Her Mistletoe Cowboy is a story about hope, redemption and the magic of Christmas. It also features plenty of festive food. Just like my character, Ivy Bishop, it is a family tradition to cook and this Christmas my kids can’t wait to try some of the new recipes I found while researching Her Mistletoe Cowboy.

I’d love to hear what your own favorite Christmas recipe may be. I will be giving away a kindle eBook copy of Her Mistletoe Cowboy to one lucky commentator who will be chosen at random.

Book blurb:

Corporate analyst, Ivy Bishop, intends spending Christmas holed up in an isolated Montana ranch house with only an abandoned puppy for company. When the festive season ends her broken heart might just have had just enough time to heal.  Read More

Find Me By Shelley K Wall

Blog Diva - Monday, December 01, 2014

Jackson was good at pushing Amanda’s buttons – making her do things her sensible mind abhorred—but was cheating on a friend part of the agenda? Would he go that far? When his best friend has the girl he’s always wanted, how far will Jackson go to tempt her away?

Jackson Holstenar owes his childhood to his best friend Carter, the closest thing he’d had to a brother. Amanda Gillespie’s in serious need of adventure—according to her friend Darlene. After losing her job a year earlier then hiring on with another law office, she hasn’t taken her eyes off work in months. Until the man behind her job loss shows up at the adventure club meeting Darlene dared her to attend—Jackson Holstenar.

When Jackson’s father suffers a stroke, he has to drop his carefree attitude and take over the family company’s helm. He turns to Amanda to help unravel a contract problem at work and fixes her up with his best friend who’s ready to start a relationship. Can Jackson work alongside her again without losing her?
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Her Winning Formula By Shannyn Schroeder

Blog Diva - Monday, December 01, 2014

Spring break was supposed to be a last blast of fun for three friends before the reality of adulthood set in. But for the trio’s science whiz, it’s an education in instant attraction…

Chemistry major Felicity Stone can tell you everything about the way chemicals interact, but when it comes to social interaction, she needs schooling. Abandoned by her friends, Felicity is faced with spending spring break alone—unless she accepts a gorgeous stranger’s invitation to pose as his girlfriend at a family wedding. Not one to turn down a research opportunity, Felicity never expected it to produce such breathtaking results…

Teacher and baseball coach Lucas Tanner is fascinated by Felicity’s potent mix of spirit and scientist, not to mention her delicious curves. When Felicity asks him to return the favor by teaching her how to pick up guys, he can’t refuse—but he’s not at all happy with the idea of her using a formula for flirting on anyone but him. Can he convince her that together they have the perfect chemistry? 
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