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The College of Charleston Series, #4

Kate L. Mary

November 2016

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Some people like a little chaos. Not Sarah. Growing up in a house of humiliating filth means she has three crystal-clear goals:

Get through college, however she can.
Keep her four-year-old sister away from her mom’s hoarding.
Never, never let disorder take over her life.
Of course, studying, working, and taking care of a toddler mean Sarah has no time for fun. Until she meets Zac.

He’s sweet, he’s funny, they have compatible plans for the zombie apocalypse. But Sarah can’t let him in. It’s not just his three drooly, sloppy dogs—with him in her life, the pristine future she’s working for would be shredded before you can say Down, boy!

Sometimes falling in love is really all about letting go.

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Moving On

College of Charleston series, #3

Kate L. Mary

NA Contemporary Romance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

╣Synopsis╠

  

After a year with her dying aunt, Bette knows what she wants from life.
1. Keep Aunt Missy’s House
Chris Pressley is the perfect roommate—uptight and damaged and hung up on his ex. And hot. Bette doesn’t date, but she definitely likes looking.
2. Get Her Dream Job
Chris just needs to get away from the happiest couple on campus: the sweet, shy girl he loves and his former best friend. Watching Bette rock her tattoos and her curves even as she builds her own business is an education. That’s probably why he can’t keep his mind off her…
3. Never Compromise
Bette isn’t interested in changing for anyone. But the heat rising between her and Chris won’t leave her the same…
 

 

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Kate L. Mary is an author of young adult and new adult fiction, the award winning author of WHEN WE WERE HUMAN, and the Amazon best-selling BROKEN WORLD series. She writes everything from post-apocalyptic tales of the undead to contemporary romance – basically anything that grabs her attention and holds on.

She is also a mother of four and an Air Force wife who grew up in a small town just north of Dayton, Ohio where she and her husband met at the age of twelve. Since their marriage in 2002, they have lived in Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and California. She currently resides in Oklahoma with her husband and children.

 


 

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THE LIST
Book 1 in the College of Charleston Series
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The List. Twenty things every girl must do before she turns twenty…
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Body piercing
Get drunk
First kiss
But thanks to her crazy, over-protective father, Annie Roth is way behind schedule. Good thing it’s her first semester of college, because Annie is more than ready to start checking off items. . .
Fake ID
Skinny dipping
Road trip!!!
Where it gets complicated? Ryan and Chris. Best friends. Both sweet, funny, totally hot, and totally into Annie.
But there are some things on The List that Annie only wants to do with Ryan. . .
Lose it
Get Heart Broken
Fall in love

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No Regrets
Book 2 in the College of Charleston Series
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College is supposed to be fun…no regrets

Go to parties

Pick up guys

Maybe get in a little trouble

On the surface Cami is your average, wild teenager out to have a good time, but inside she’s struggling. Almost a year ago her best friend was in a car accident, an accident Cami feels responsible for. Since then, she’s made it her personal mission to experience everything life has to offer, both for herself and for Julie, who will never have fun again.

Then she meets Liam, her cousin’s sexy roommate. Hooking up with a hot British dude seems like the perfect way to start off the school year, but the more time she spends with him, the more she finds herself actually liking the guy. Which totally screws up her plans to live life with no regrets…

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Keep an eye out for book #4 in the College of Charleston series, Letting Go, coming November 2016!

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I’ve been obsessed with watching the show Hoarders for a long time, and it’s been in the back of my head to write something that deals with this fascinating and heartbreak issue. Of course, part of my obsession comes from the fact that I can’t understand the mentality of someone who doesn’t know how to let go, so it only made sense for me to write from a family members perspective. I’m just excited that my editor at Lyrical, Alicia Condon, and my agent, Stacey Donaghy, are both thrilled about this idea as well!

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No Regrets

College of Charleston series, #2

Kate L. Mary

NA Contemporary Romance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

╣Synopsis╠

  

College is supposed to be fun…

Go to parties

Pick up guys

Maybe get in a little trouble

On the surface Cami is your average, wild teenager out to have a good time, but inside she’s struggling. Almost a year ago her best friend was in a car accident, an accident Cami feels responsible for. Since then, she’s made it her personal mission to experience everything life has to offer, both for herself and for Julie, who will never have fun again.

Then she meets Liam, her cousin’s sexy roommate. Hooking up with a hot British dude seems like the perfect way to start off the school year, but the more time she spends with him, the more she finds herself actually liking the guy. Which totally screws up her plans to live life with no regrets…

 

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      By the time Friday rolled around I had talked myself into believing the whole thing with Liam was nothing serious. He’d invited me over to his place because Ryan had a date, which I took to mean he wanted to be alone with me. In my head, I was kind of picturing the evening being more like a booty call. We’d enjoy a quick romp in the sack while Ryan was out on his date, then order a pizza. Maybe go for round two if we had time.

      That wasn’t exactly what happened, though.

      When I got there, Liam answered the door with a big smile on his face and a dozen pink roses in his hand. It was adorable and definitely made my heart skip so many times I wondered if it was playing jump rope. He’d really thrown me off my game.

      “Wow,” I said, taking the bundle of roses and giving them a sniff. “I wasn’t expecting flowers.”

      “I noticed your mobile case was pink, so I thought you’d like the color.”

      Okay, so maybe it was a little cliché, but pink was my favorite color. And the fact that Liam had noticed was so sweet I found it difficult to speak. Which for me meant a lot. It also made him about a million times hotter, and made me want him about a billion times more. Go figure.

      Liam held the door open so I could go inside. He didn’t even make a move to kiss me, which totally blew because at that moment I was imagining sucking on his bottom lip.

      The guys didn’t have a table in their apartment, which was why I’d kind of figured Liam and I would be lying naked in bed with a box of pizza between us. There was, however, a small bar between the living room and kitchen. That’s where Liam had set out two plates and two wineglasses, along with a bottle of what appeared to be champagne. He even had a candle lit. And the apartment smelled a-maz-ing!

      “Did you cook?” I asked, standing in front of the bar with my mouth hanging open.

      I’d never had a guy buy me flowers before, and I definitely hadn’t thought for a second Liam would. Plus, he’d actually cooked. For me. It was like his body had been taken over by pod people.

      “Of course.” He grinned and picked up the bottle of champagne. “I invited you over for dinner. What did you expect, pizza?”

“Umm…yes?”

      Liam laughed and ripped the foil off the bottle. He turned it away from me while he worked on getting the cork out. The pop was so loud it made me jump, and the cork flew about three feet through the air before hitting the kitchen cabinet. I was kind of wishing he had aimed at me. Right at my head. Maybe the jolt would have helped me make sense of the situation, because I was totally confused.

      Liam filled the glasses and handed me one. “We have about fifteen minutes before dinner is ready.”

      I stared at the champagne in my hand and frowned. “You know you don’t have to get me drunk, right?”

      “What are talking about?” He paused with his glass halfway to his lips.

      Liam looked hurt, which made me feel like a total bitch. He’d gone to so much trouble with the whole thing, but I couldn’t even enjoy it because all I was thinking about was jumping his bones. Yeah, I was being a mega bitch.

      “I’m kidding.” I forced out a smile and held up the glass. “This is awesome. Thanks!”

      He relaxed and returned the smile, and we clinked our glasses together.

      Even though I didn’t get the booty call I’d been hoping for, the night was pretty sweet. Liam turned out to be a really good cook. He’d made spaghetti, which didn’t sound like a big deal until he revealed he’d made his own sauce. Color me impressed. Plus, he’d made the meatballs too.

      I was pretty full after stuffing my face full of Italian food, so I couldn’t eat dessert right away. Cheesecake drizzled with caramel, chocolate, and chopped pecans. Where the hell did this guy come from? While we waited for our food to digest, we sat in the living room and talked.

      “So you mentioned you have a sister. Any other siblings?” I asked, sipping the champagne. The bubbles tickled my lips and made me giggle.

      “Just the sister,” he said. “Half sister, really. We have different dads. My mum was married to Elisabeth’s dad for about ten years. They split up, but he’s still around. Treats me like a son too.”

      “What about your biological father? Does he live in England?”

      “No, actually. He lives in the States, which is why I’m here.”

      He took a drink of his own champagne while he studied me. I got the feeling he didn’t talk about his dad a whole lot and he was debating whether or not to tell me more. I honestly wasn’t sure how much I wanted him to share. I was really starting to like Liam—like him like him—and I was afraid if I got too attached, it would thwart some of my wilder plans for college life. I couldn’t really pick up guys in bars and go home with them if I was in a relationship.

      Plus, I’d promised Julie I wouldn’t settle down until I was a hundred years old. At least.

      Liam must have decided I was worth making himself vulnerable, because he said, “He has a place here, actually.”

      “Really? In Charleston?” It was a bit of a surprise since he hadn’t mentioned it before, but it explained why he was here. Kind of. He did say his dad was a jerk.

      Liam nodded. “Isle of Palms. You remember the beach house the frat party was at?”

      Was he kidding? How could I forget the beach house? Not only was it pretty much the nicest and most expensive building I’d ever set foot in, we’d shared a pretty amazing moment in that upstairs bedroom. Just thinking about it made my body shiver with pleasure.

      I put my hand on his leg and smiled up at him. “I remember very specific things about the beach house.”

      “You did seem to have a pretty brilliant time.” Liam flashed me a lopsided grin that showed off those adorably crooked teeth of his. God, was I glad his mom never got him braces.

      “It wasn’t nearly enough, trust me.” I ran my fingers gently up his thigh.

      Liam cleared his throat and shifted his whole body until he was sitting almost out of my reach. My hand was still on his knee at least. “You know you’re making it bloody difficult for me to turn over a new leaf, right?”

      “I like your old leaf,” I said, flashing him a pout.

      “Right.” Liam chuckled and shook his head. “That house belongs to my dad.”

      My hand froze on his leg. There weren’t many things that could have distracted me from all the dirty thoughts going through my head, but that was definitely one of them.

      “Your dad owns that mansion on the beach?”

      “He may be a tosser, but he happens to be a very rich tosser. He’s why I came here, really. He threw my mum money over the years, but it wasn’t much. She couldn’t pay for me to go to uni, and it was either beg my dad for the money or work my own way through. I really wanted to tell him to sod off, but I felt like he owed me. Anyway, he agreed to pay my way, but only if I came here. Said he wanted to get to know me. Maybe he’s gone soft in his old age, I don’t know. Whatever the reason, I saw it as my only option.”

      “So he’s not a total tosser then?” I loved all the British slang, so was sure to emphasize the word.

      Liam chuckled again. “No, I guess he’s not a total tosser.”

      I mulled the whole thing over as I emptied my glass. Liam wanted to turn over a new leaf. His dad was a prick and he didn’t want to be that way, which I could understand and even respect. But what did that mean for us? He’d made me dinner, bought me flowers, and opened up to me all in one night. It was starting to feel dangerously close to girlfriend territory.

      Which was something I was going to have to get a handle on real soon.

      I set my glass on the table, then took his and did the same. He eyed me as I scooted closer to him, as if he was afraid I was going to attack. Of course, he was right to be concerned. I was going to attack, and I wanted things to go my way for a change.

      I leaned closer, waiting for him to make a move to kiss me or stop me from kissing him. The conflict in his eyes was obvious. He thought it was a bad idea. Unfortunately for him, I thought it was pretty much the best idea I’d had in a very long line of great ideas.

      “Let me thank you for dinner,” I said, moving until our faces were less than an inch apart.

      We were so close I could see little specks of brown in his eyes. My nose grazed his and he sucked in a deep breath. His very intense gaze moved down to my mouth. Then his lips brushed against mine and he closed his eyes. I followed his lead, squeezing my eyes shut as our mouths moved together. Quickly. So fast it took my breath away. Liam thrust his tongue into my mouth and slid his hand up my back, gripping my neck. Not just holding me there, but pulling me closer to him. Like he might never be able to get enough.

 


╣About the Author╠

Kate L. Mary is a stay-at-home mother of four and an Air Force wife. She grew up in a small town just north of Dayton, Ohio where she and her husband met at the age of twelve. Since their marriage in 2002, they have lived in Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and California.

Kate enjoys any post-apocalyptic story – especially if zombies are involved – as long as there is a romantic twist to give the story hope. Kate prefers nerdy, non-traditional heroes who can make you laugh to hunky pieces of man-meat, and her love of wine and chocolate is legendary among her friends and family. She currently resides in Oklahoma with her husband and children.

Be sure to check out her bestselling BROKEN WORLD series, which is a top 100 book in dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction on Amazon.

 


 

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THE LIST
Book 1 in the College of Charleston Series
Available NOW

The List. Twenty things every girl must do before she turns twenty…
The List-highres_edited
Body piercing
Get drunk
First kiss
But thanks to her crazy, over-protective father, Annie Roth is way behind schedule. Good thing it’s her first semester of college, because Annie is more than ready to start checking off items. . .
Fake ID
Skinny dipping
Road trip!!!
Where it gets complicated? Ryan and Chris. Best friends. Both sweet, funny, totally hot, and totally into Annie.
But there are some things on The List that Annie only wants to do with Ryan. . .
Lose it
Get Heart Broken
Fall in love

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Moving On
Book 3 in the College of Charleston Series
Coming February 2016 Pre-Order Now!

After a year with her dying aunt, Bette knows what she wants from life.Moving-On-mockup3
1. Keep Aunt Missy’s House
Chris Pressley is the perfect roommate—uptight and damaged and hung up on his ex. And hot. Bette doesn’t date, but she definitely likes looking.
2. Get Her Dream Job
Chris just needs to get away from the happiest couple on campus: the sweet, shy girl he loves and his former best friend. Watching Bette rock her tattoos and her curves even as she builds her own business is an education. That’s probably why he can’t keep his mind off her…
3. Never Compromise
Bette isn’t interested in changing for anyone. But the heat rising between her and Chris won’t leave her the same…

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The List

College of Charleston series, Book #1

Kate L. Mary

NA Contemporary Romance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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The List.
Twenty things every girl must do before she turns twenty. . .
 

Body piercing
Get drunk
First kiss
 

But thanks to her crazy, over-protective  father,  Annie Roth is way behind schedule. Good thing it’s her first semester of college, because Annie is more than ready to start checking off items. . .

Fake ID
Skinny dipping
Road trip!!!

Where it gets complicated?  Ryan and Chris. Best friends. Both sweet, funny, totally hot, and totally into Annie.

 But there are some things on The List that Annie only wants to do with Ryan. . .

Lose it
Get Heart Broken
Fall in love

 

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      “I don’t want to go crazy, Cami. I just want to experience the normal things teenagers experience. While I’m still a teenager. I’ll be nineteen next month, and I haven’t done anything! I have one year.”

      Cami nodded as a slow smile spread across her face. “Kind of like a bucket list for your teen years.”

      I grinned and my wet hair bounced around when I nodded emphatically. “Exactly!”

      Cami jumped to her feet and started pacing the room. “That I can help with! But we should start a list right now. Write it all down, so we can mark it off as we go.”

      My insides jumped and fired to life, and I got to my feet too. “That’s a great idea.”

      Cami grabbed a notebook and flipped it open, then grabbed a pink Sharpie. At the top of the paper she scribbled Annie’s Bucket List. “Okay, what’s first?”

      I chewed on my bottom lip and ran my hand through my damp hair. “Let’s start small. Buy makeup.”

      Cami nodded and jotted it down, then said, “And some new clothes and shoes. Girly stuff.”

      She wrote down, buy a dress and heels and I inwardly cringed. Wearing heels seemed a bit unrealistic, but I was determined to do this. Even if I fell out of my shoes and broke my arm in the process.

      “Get highlights,” I said.

      Cami giggled while she wrote. “With your hair, I’d get lowlights.”

      I nodded even though I had no idea what she was talking about. She’d know better than me.

      Cami looked up and raised an eyebrow. “Get your ears pierced?”

      “And something else too! Like my nose or my belly button!” I was getting really excited. Bouncing around like Cami. I’d always been intrigued by the way most girls these days glinted under the lights. It was rare, especially in California, to see girls in their teens without multiple piercings. I wanted to be one of those girls.

      Cami wrote it down before looking back at me. “A tattoo?”

      I hadn’t even considered that one. Something inside me jumped, but with the painful way it twisted I wasn’t sure if it was fear or excitement. “I don’t know…”

      “We’ll put that one on the shelf for now. What else? Just fire them off and I’ll write as fast as I can.”

      I took a deep breath and went for it. She was willing to help, so I shouldn’t be scared about revealing how little I’d done. “Go on a date, go to a formal, go skinny-dipping, get drunk, have a first kiss, stay up all night, take a road trip with a group of friends.” I took a deep breath and peered at her out of the corner of my eye, but she hadn’t even blinked and she was still scribbling away. “Have sex….”


 

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╣About the Author╠

Kate L. Mary is a stay-at-home mother of four and an Air Force wife. She grew up in a small town just north of Dayton, Ohio where she and her husband met at the age of twelve. Since their marriage in 2002, they have lived in Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and California.

Kate enjoys any post-apocalyptic story – especially if zombies are involved – as long as there is a romantic twist to give the story hope. Kate prefers nerdy, non-traditional heroes who can make you laugh to hunky pieces of man-meat, and her love of wine and chocolate is legendary among her friends and family. She currently resides in Oklahoma with her husband and children.

Be sure to check out her bestselling BROKEN WORLD series, which is a top 100 book in dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction on Amazon.

 


 

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Always

A Nelson Island Novella

Diana Gardin

 


 

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Ever Always is book two in the Nelson Island series by Diana Gardin. This novella tells the story of Ever Allen and Hunter Waters after Sam has run off to Nelson Island. When I read the first book, Wanting Forever, I hated Hunter and Ever. A lot. Sam is a nice guy who gave everything up to protect the girl he loved. Even though I don’t understand his line of thought or how he believed the choices he’d made in any way benefited him or Ever, I got why he was written that way. He made decisions based on emotions rather than taking the time to think it through clearly, so it fell in line with his character.

“Sam was the fixer; he would rather make her(Ever’s) headaches go away than find out what caused them in the first place.”

Reading Ever Always didn’t really make me change my mind about Ever and Hunter, but something I really hadn’t really been expecting happened. I found myself wanting Ever and Hunter to get together. Did I like either one of them? Nope—Ever I especially disliked—but I couldn’t deny their chemistry or the fact that they belonged together. I just didn’t love the way they chose to go about it. Diana Gardin did a good job of developing the characters and explaining how things had played out. As children, Sam, Hunter and Ever had always been together. The three of them against the world. As they grew, feelings developed, and somewhere along the way Ever chose Sam. Being the dutiful brother, Hunter stepped back. Good for Hunter. Too bad he couldn’t be that loyal as an adult. To be fair, I liked Hunter a lot more than I did Ever. I understood his emotions more, I felt they were more legitimate, and even the ones that weren’t made sense when you saw them through the eyes of someone who had been denying his feelings for years. Doesn’t mean I don’t think he’s a douchebag, but I understood him at least. Especially when you take in the complication of a mother who had always favored Hunter.

“Maybe, on some level, he’d just allowed Sam to swoop in and scoop Ever up off her feet when they were teenagers because he knew Sam deserved her love so much more than he did. When Ever had chosen Sam, it had sliced him up inside, but he’d felt relieved. Because finally, Sam had been given the love he deserved.”

Of course, Hunter did a fair amount of blaming Sam for hurting Ever with his happiness. Like Sam should have locked himself inside and embraced misery just because Ever wasn’t next to him. If you love someone, their happiness should make you happy, and the fact that neither Ever nor Hunter cared whether or not Sam was happy pissed me off.

“Hunter tried not to feel bitter, but it wasn’t exactly working. It was going to hurt Ever, seeing what Sam had built down there without her.”

“Hunter could almost feel the tiny pinpricks of pain all of his (Sam’s) comments were inadvertently causing Ever’s heart. Sam would never hurt her on purpose, but Hunter couldn’t fathom why he couldn’t see how this was hurting her. Seeing him happy here was what was going to give her closure, but it still hurt her.”

And this was after Ever and Hunter had already grabbed a little bit of happiness on their own, if you know what I mean. Unfortunately, I didn’t like Ever at all. She is by far one of the most selfish characters I’ve ever come across, and as far as I’m concerned, Sam is better off without her. From the second Sam left Ever couldn’t think about him without feeling bitter. Like he’d seen her dead father, kissed her on the forehead and said, “Hope you get out of this. I’m on my way to Paris. Catch you later.” She acted like he was on a vacation, and even though she claimed to be happy in Duck Creek and not want to leave, every time she heard Sam talk about Nelson Island she was bitter and angry and jealous. And I don’t think it had anything to do with her loving Sam. I think she just wanted him to be at her beck and call like he always had been.

“He couldn’t see her, couldn’t touch her. Couldn’t comfort her. For the first time in their relationship, he couldn’t be there for her right now. At least not in the way she needed him to be.”

Basically, their relationship had to be on Ever’s terms or it wasn’t going to be. Which to me means she never really loved him. I’ve spent the last ten years following my husband all over the country. Leaving family behind, saying goodbye to friends who are practically family, leaving beautiful places I’ve loved for middle-of-nowhere bases. But it’s all been worth it because I love him. If Ever really loved Sam, she would have been happy to be with him anywhere. The way Ever and Hunter betrayed Sam is unforgiveable. It’s one of those situations where even though it turned out good for all the parties involved—Sam was free to move on and find his own happiness—it just didn’t justify the actions. And to see Ever get jealous of Sam and Aston after what she’d already done…What a bitch! The clincher for me was after Ever and Hunter left Nelson Island and Ever ended things with Hunter. She couldn’t be happy with hurting just one brother. Oh no, she had to destroy them both in the same day. Nope not a fan of Ever. Like I said, even though I didn’t like Ever and most of the time I thought Hunter was a jerk, I wanted them to get together. They deserved each other, and had they been a little nobler and gone about it the right way, there could have been a lot less tears and heartache for everyone involved. The good news about this novella is that it made me love Sam that much more. Sam and Aston were very attracted to each other, but Sam stayed loyal to Ever. He still only thought about her, and he was genuinely happy to see her when she came to visit. Sam is the kind of good guy you want to have as a main character, and this novella only confirmed that. Once again, Diana Gardin has created characters who are real and complex, and brought out a whole range of emotions. While I didn’t love them, I wasn’t bored reading about them. I even got teary-eyed when Ever finds out she’s going to have her dream job. It’s good when an author can create characters that you find yourself rooting for even though they aren’t exactly the kind of people you like. It means there’s depth to the story, which is what I look for when I read a book. People have layers, and so should characters.

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╣About the Author╠

Diana Gardin was born and raised combing the coasts of Southeastern Virginia. She is now a happy Dianaresident of South Carolina as she married into an enormous Carolina-rooted family. She loves the beach, and even more than that she loves to read while sitting on the beach. While writing was always a passion of Diana’s, she enrolled in college to become an elementary-school teacher. After eight years of teaching in both Virginia and South Carolina, she decided to stay at home with her first child. This decision is what opened her eyes to the fact that she still very much loved to write, and her first novel was written. Diana is also the author of the Young Adult novel COLOR BLIND and the New Adult series the Ashes series.


 

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Wanting Forever (Nelson Island, #1)

New Adult Contemporary Romance

Sometimes the one thing you want is exactly what you can’t have.Wanting Forever Cover_edited

For Sam Waters, it’s Aston Hopewell. Talk about a girl out of his league. But he’s just a hired hand, happy to keep his head down and work hard on her father’s ranch. With a warrant out for his arrest, he can’t afford trouble. Everyone thinks Aston’s life is perfect, but she knows the truth: nothing is as it seems. The only one who gets that is Sam. He understands her in a way no one ever has. But even he won’t tell her everything-until the night that changes their destiny forever . . .

 

 

Color Blind

New Adult Contemporary Romance

Camryn Grimes has a choice to make. Two amazing boys have declared her as their heart’s18625127 desire. But will Camryn choose based on what her head thinks is good for her, or what her heart knows she wants? Seventeen-year-old Cam is a successful student and star of her school dance and theater department. She’s captured the attention of Luka, a handsome athlete who is known around school for his good looks and future in college basketball. Cooper arrives on the scene on a racing motorcycle, and his bad-boy demeanor leaves Cam feeling breathless and confused. In the end, her heart wants what it wants. But when the mob comes to their small coastal town in the form of Cooper’s presumed-dead father, Camryn is caught in the most dangerous spot possible: the center of the conflict. Will Cooper be able to save her from his father’s cross hairs? Or will Camryn end up making the ultimate sacrifice for love?

 

 

 

 

 

Out of the Ashes (The Ashes Series #1)

New Adult Contemporary Romance

Paige Hill is discovering who she is again after losing everything she loves in a tragic fire. She’s endured a long road to recovery with the help of her best fiend Gillian and is finally beginning her life again: college, a job, and a blossoming love she never even saw coming. Clay Forbes is the notorious campus playboy. He’s a star athlete, a senior architecture major, and the only son in a family with power and money back in his hometown. When he crashes into Paige, his whole perspective on life shifts, and his world as he knew it becomes nonexistent. He’s wrapped up in her. They’re both learning how to love, but Clay’s ex-girlfriend Hannah won’t make it easy for them. She puts a target on Paige’s back, and won’t stop until she’s derailed their budding romance once and for all. Who will be left standing after the ashes settle for the second time?

 

 

 

Settling Ashes (The Ashes Series #2)

New Adult Contemporary Romance

He broke her heart, she’s missing the largest piece of the puzzle… Paige Hill is no stranger to physical pain, but the ache that plagues her heart is an entirely new kind of hurt. She left Rutherford to escape it, but did she make a huge mistake? Her ex-boyfriend Beau, who scooped up the broken pieces of Paige like he never got the chance in their past, doesn’t think so. He wants her to stay… Clay Forbes can’t eat, can’t sleep, and can’t fight the murder charge that hangs like a guillotine over his head. None of it matters if Paige won’t forgive him. He’ll do anything to find her and bring her home. But how safe will that home be when the two are finally reunited? It seems the death of Hannah Davis is definitely unfinished business in their small college town, and someone is still on a mission to keep Clay and Paige apart…this time forever.

Lyrical Press, here I come!

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I’m so excited  to announce my 3 book deal with Lyrical Press Books, the digital imprint of Kensington Publishing! Thank you to my amazing agent, Stacey Donaghy.

Look for The List, my New Adult contemporary romance May 2015!

 

 

The List
Book #1 in the College of Charleston series
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Annie Roth is only a few weeks from her nineteenth birthday when she leaves for college, but she’s never lived a day in her life. Raised by an over-protective father, Annie’s never gone on a date, had a first kiss or even flirted with a guy. Now facing freedom for the first time in her life, she is determined to have a few normal teenage experiences whiles she’s still a teenager.

With the help of her bubbly roommate, Cami, Annie makes a bucket list for her teen years. Twenty things she needs to experience before she turns twenty. It starts off easy enough—getting her ears pierced, having her first date, going skinny dipping—but things get complicated when Cami’s cousin Ryan and his best friend Chris get involved. Chris likes Annie, but she can’t seem to shake the unmistakable pull Ryan has on her, and despite her determination to cross items off her list, there are certain things she only wants to mark off if Ryan is involved.