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I am so excited to share the news about this series.  I read Love’s Forbidden Flower a few weeks ago at the request of the author.  I fell in love with the book.  I was amazed at how she took such a controversial topic and exposed the real question about love.  Who are we to put limits on who a person is supposed to love.  Laws cannot and should not dictate our hearts and who we love.

She wrote Love’s Erotic Flower as a short novella to fill the gap of time between Love’s Forbidden Flower and Time’s Forbidden Flower.  This novella lets the reader see the transition that Lily and Donovan made after their father died in the first book.  It could be a stand alone read, but I highly recommend that you read the first book along with the novella in advance of the second book which is scheduled to be released soon.

In the novella, she lets you see how their love is explored and acted upon.  It is humorous, sincere and very well written.  Diane once again shows us her outstanding talent at taking a taboo topic and making us see the real issue………..LOVE.

I have had the honor of reading the second book, you won’t want to miss out on it.  It closes the story for Lily and Donovan and leaves you with the answers you have had during the story.  The ending is what I classify as a OMG moment when you fully understand what had happen in their lives that lead them to where they are now.

Diane does such a wonderful job giving you the pieces to this story as you go, but she doesn’t draw you a map.  This isn’t a book you can predict the ending to half way through.  Oh you might think you have the answers and know what is going to happen, but it is at those times she changes the questions and you start all over again.  What I love most about this series is that the topic alone could turn many readers off.  I only hope that the book falls into the hands of readers who can look past the surface and see the real truth to the story.

Do we as society have the right to tell someone they can’t love another person because of title, relation or to establish comfort in society?  Do we have the right to tell a person they have to ignore their heart and live in a loveless marriage because that is what is acceptable?  Yes this is a story of two siblings who were lied to, abused and mistreated by not only society but their own parents.  I walked away feeling like I need to examine how I personally feel about others rights to love who they love.  A heart can’t be controlled, it can be held hostage, it can be manipulated but it will continue to love who it loves.

I am so proud of Diane for taking the step out of the box and writing such a wonderful series.  Starting today you can get the novella Love’s Erotic Flower free at Amazon. Make sure you go pick it up and buy Love’s Forbidden Flower while you are there. 

Love’s Forbidden Flower Summary 

 *** Please note: This is a New Adult Romance novel involving two siblings who struggle with their emotions. This is not a work of erotica.***

The heart cares not what society forbids.
Lily nurtures a secret love for a flawless man—the one who is her soul mate. Donovan is gorgeous, charismatic, and delights in all of Lily’s talents and quirks. Their innate knowledge of each other is almost telepathic. Together they interlock like fine threads creating luxurious silk.
But society dictates this picture-perfect adoration is the ghastliest of all possibilities.
As Lily embarks on a quest for the romance the heavens intended, her suitor turns reluctant. Desperate to uncover why Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hiding decayed from a tender-hearted gentleman into a ferociously self-serving, cocky bastard, Lily is prepared for battle when it comes to the salvation of her soul mate. However, Donovan traps Lily in a mental game of chess, leaving her to question his sanity. When Lily’s revelations about Donovan’s destructive alter ego lead to an inconceivable truth, can she help Donovan survive fate’s cruel joke?
Impassioned, witty, and deeply moving, Love’s Forbidden Flower is filled with stunning controversies that will forever haunt your heart.

Love’s Erotic Flower Summary 

Society’s torch only illuminates our path.Very disturbing or somewhat intriguing? That is the question Donovan asks himself over his soul mate’s latest idea for bedroom antics. Undecided, he enters into a bet. If Lily wins, Donovan will become a willing participant in an unsettling new adventure. If she loses… Well, does Donovan really want her to lose?

Love’s Erotic Flower is an erotic, stand-alone, short story featuring the characters from the controversial New Adult Romance novel, Love’s Forbidden Flower. This piece is approximately 8000 words.

Diane Rinella


Enjoying San Francisco as a backdrop, the ghosts in Diane’s 150-year old Victorian home augment the chorus in her head. With insomnia as their catalyst, these voices have become multifarious characters that haunt her well into the sun’s crowning hours, refusing to let go until they have manipulated her into succumbing to their whims. Her experiences as an actress, business owner, artisan cake designer, software project manager, Internet radio disc jockey, vintage rock n’ roll journalist/fan girl, and lover of dark and quirky personalities influence her idiosyncratic writing.
JBJ says5 Hearts rating

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