That's what this blog and group are all about. Having a "safe" place to go to read about romance and to discover "sweet, safe" romance books to read. As our description in the side bar says, this definitely does NOT mean "boring", though. Our books are full of adventure and mystery, suspense and just good old fashioned storytelling, along with a sweet, safe, satisfying romance. You just can't beat a ride like that!
My specialty is sweet medieval romances, laced with mystery, suspense, conspiracy, treachery, sometimes a little swashbuckling, and hey, even a little history! But always, always at the center of my stories is a man and a woman who are falling in love.
My first medieval romance, Loyalty's Web, was a 2007 Whitney Award Finalist. Midwest Book Reviews called Loyalty's Web "a historical tale of intrigue with multiple twists and turns, arranged marriages and true romance. It is a fast-paced, well-written, fascinating read." Click here to read a synopsis and first chapter. (scroll down the page to find the chapter)
My second medieval romance, Illuminations of the Heart, was released this summer. Laura Fabiani of The Library of Clean Reads writes: "The action begins right from page one and pulls the reader immediately into the story. DiPastena skillfully creates a web of intrigue, romance and revenge as the story unfolds." You can click here to read a synopsis and here to read the first chapter.
Oh, and click here to read about my in-progress book blog tour for Illuminations of the Heart and learn how you can enter to win one of four prizes, including an autographed copy of Illuminations of the Heart!