Dev Love Press

Publisher info

Dev Love Press was founded in June 2012 by award-winning romance novelist Ruth Madison in order to fill the void in the industry regarding the portrayal of individuals with physical disabilities. Her debut novel (W)hole (now in its second edition) was an award finalist in the romance category of the USA Book News’s National Best Books Awards in 2009.

Dev Love Press is looking to fill a hole in the world of books. There are so few novels where characters who have real flaws and real struggles, such as physical disabilities, are able to achieve love. We at Dev Love Press think that needs to change!

We’re building up a stable of books with love stories where the characters struggle physically against great odds to find love and acceptance with their perfect match.

Where to find Dev Love Press online


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The Billionaire's Secretary
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,170. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014 by Dev Love Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
An artistic young woman dealing with an unplanned pregnancy... A quadriplegic CEO in need of a wife and child... Their worlds are miles apart, yet in this moment they need each other.
Love In Touch
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,720. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013 by Dev Love Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Kassie has felt adrift ever since her dad died when she was in college. Now 24 and living in Seattle, she gets interested in learning sign language through her roommate, a sign language interpreter. One day at a Deaf community event, she sees a young man sitting off by himself. Kassie feels compelled to try signing to him–
Harvard Hottie
Price: Free! Words: 64,210. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013 by Dev Love Press. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(4.36)
When nerdy, unhip Ellie Jenson meets rich, handsome Luke Thayer the Third as freshmen at Harvard University, it's Hate At First Sight. Ellie loathes Luke's smirk and superior attitude, and decides if she never sees him again, it will be too soon. Fifteen years later, Ellie gets the surprise of her life: Luke is her new boss and owner of her company! But when Ellie discovers that Luke was paral
The Boy Next Door
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,920. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013 by Dev Love Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Through middle school, high school, bad dates, and an ill-advised punk phase, Tasha has always been able to count on Jason. Since the day he moved in next door, he’s gone from the weird kid in a wheelchair to Tasha’s most trusted friend. But lives change and the friends are going in different directions. When Jason and Tasha rekindle their friendship, sparks fly...
The Happiness Pact
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012 by Dev Love Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.50)
When geeky Sophie moves to a new town she has the bad luck to fall for the coolest guy in school. But Jake is dealing with a changing life and rescuing Sophie from her clumsiness might be just what he needs.
Guru's Grace
Price: Free! Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012 by Dev Love Press. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
(3.00)
Sumitra's parents have brought her to India in the hopes that visiting a guru will help get her married. Single and twenty-nine, Sumitra has never told her parents that she struggles with a very particular attraction. Is it possible that the guru knows? Is he able to see into her soul and bring her the man of her dreams? *This is a short story of 4,000 words*
Home Country
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012 by Dev Love Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.50)
When Priyanka travels to America for an arranged marriage, she finds out why her groom accepted her bad horoscope and poor family.
Dev Dreams, Volume Two
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,560. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012 by Dev Love Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Erotica Anthologies, Fiction » Anthologies » Erotica Anthologies
A collection of four erotic short stories from Ruth Madison featuring disabled heroes and one bonus story by Evelyn Rae featuring casting. Each of these stories is also available separately.
True Tales: Encounters with Disabled Men
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,240. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012 by Dev Love Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Ruth Madison writes novels and short stories about romance between disabled men and non-disabled women. If you've ever wondered whether her stories are based on actual experience, now is your chance to find out (in detail!). Within these pages you will read about Ruth's real life. Of all the disabled men that Ruth has dated, she selected five hot stories to share.
Coworker Crush
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012 by Dev Love Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
(4.67)
Lily has been fantasizing about her hot, blind coworker, Adam, since she first joined the company. Will she be able to move her fantasies into reality? *** "I wake panting, my skin slick with a thin layer of sweat. My breath is shallow and catches in my throat. I can’t keep going on like this. *** This is an erotic short story for adults only
Blue Moon
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012 by Dev Love Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(3.00)
Kaitlyn has waited twenty years for her first love to return; but now that he's back, she can't just forgive and forget. "'We were never more than friends,' Kaitlyn insisted, as she had been doing for years. None of their friends knew about the single kiss they had shared." This is a short story.
The Player
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2011 by Dev Love Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
(3.00)
Rosie meets a smooth-talking paraplegic on the Internet and finds herself so enamored that she can't refuse his racy requests. But after she finds out he's talking to several girls, she turns the tables on him. This is an erotic short story of 3,500 words.
Breath(e)
Series: Elizabeth, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,300. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011 by Dev Love Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
College freshman Elizabeth Foster is beginning to come to terms with her attraction to disabled men but she fears others might judge her harshly if they knew. And that's exactly what happens. When her mother learns the truth, she does everything in her power to stop Elizabeth from finding the only kind of man she could love.
Stewart's Story
Price: Free! Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011 by Dev Love Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(2.50)
Stewart returns home to face his past and make up for his mistakes, but he soon discovers that everyone wants something from him. In particular, he doesn't trust the motives of his ex-girlfriend's flirty attention.
Dev Dreams, Volume One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,850. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011 by Dev Love Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A collection of short love stories featuring physically disabled heroes. They are stories of love like you hope it will be, the way you expect it when you arrive in the grown-up world ready to make it yours.
(W)hole
Series: Elizabeth, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,910. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2011 by Dev Love Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Elizabeth has lived a quiet and sheltered life, but she has a problem and she doesn’t know where it came from. She is only attracted to men with physical disabilities. Stewart was a pro surfer before a failed rescue attempt left him paralyzed from the waist down. He came to Massachusetts to leave behind his past. When they meet, Elizabeth and Stewart begin a relationship based on secrets.

Books

You Can Write Characters with Physical Disabilities
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,130. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
The information you need to write characters with physical disabilities effectively! You’re writing a book and one of your characters has a physical disability. Maybe it’s crucial to the plot. Maybe you thought it would be nice to give your character a more unique and unusual back story. Maybe you just want a realistic book and in real life sometimes people have disabilities.
Devoted
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,220. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
After the success of the anthology Paradox, dev authors have gathered together again to bring you more short stories, novellas, and essays about men with physical disabilities and those who love them. From lyrical romance to soul-searching memoir, the honesty and depth of feeling in these stories will open your heart and make you believe in love.
Paradox
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,430. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
A diverse collection of romantic short stories featuring men with disabilities from a variety of dev authors such as Annabelle Costa, Ruth Madison, Amy Ahn, and Sakura Sakuran. Including an introduction by the famed reviewer, DevoGirl. 140K words. The majority of the proceeds are donated to the charity organization LifeRollsOn.Org

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Smashwords book reviews by Dev Love Press

  • The Devil's Deep on Sep. 07, 2011

    This book is fantastic. It is gripping and compelling all the way through, never losing urgency and tension. The mystery is revealed so carefully, never too much revealed at a time. I felt invested in the story right from the first page. Despite it being a thriller, the characters are well drawn, interesting, varied, and believable. The dialog is realistic. I'm sensitive to the pacing of stories and how much is told v.s. shown. I thought this book kept the balance of both those things perfectly. It's been a long time since I felt so engaged in a story. I was completely engrossed all the way through. There's a reveal half way through that upped the tension so much and made me care so much that I was reading late into the night, wanting to know how it turned out! I've never read anything by Michael Wallace before, but I will be reading more of his work in the future. I am definitely a fan now! [I particularly appreciated the compassionate and humane way that the residents of the mental health facility were portrayed]
  • The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing (for Indie Authors) on April 12, 2013

    A very interesting read and provides some good thoughts for indie authors. I have read Ms. Yoffa's blog and found it difficult to read because it was so dense. This book is a much, much easier read! So that was a relief. The ideas in it are a little different than common ideas floating around the indie world. It's taking marketing principles and applying them to books. Very few of us authors have a background in marketing! It definitely got me thinking about ways to energize my own promotional efforts.