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Diane Valterra was born in Staten Island, New York and now lives in the heartland of the US, Kansas City, MO. Diane has been writing since she was 6 years old and has been published in newspapers, historical magazines and books of poetry, she has written radio advertising, sales training manuals.
Current books I have published: Darla, Poems From The Heart, Poems Of Endearment, Chucky Chick's First Day At School.
Currently Available on SMASHWORDS:
Darla… One Woman, Two Men, One Obsession,
Is a romance novel evoking feelings of compassion, and a desire to protect Darla from the fearless menace that is pursuing her. The innocent and steamy love developing between Darla and Jonathon will keep you turning pages. Darla, while fleeing from a threat arising out of her past, left her without a memory of the fate that awaits her. The mystery woven into the novel is an exciting and suspenseful aspect to the story, taking this novel beyond the typical romance scenario. As the suspense builds and the threat becomes imminent, Darla is faced with saving herself. The tension, expectation and drama is an edge of your seat read. The story line is current time in the Midwest with a descriptive narrative of the natural beauty of Iowa and it’s peaceful farmlands. She was now without a family or aid, a vulnerable young woman not yet experienced in life and living, she finds herself stalked and pursued by an incomprehensible terror.
Jonathan, a man with a mission in his own life and business, is drawn into the mystery surrounding Darla’s arrival. He develops an overwhelming need for her with a passion that binds them in a perilous romance. Steamy and adoring, their love evolves, drawing Jonathan into a situation that tests his beliefs and ethics.
Ali, the menace from Darla’s past, is an unrelenting danger who stalks her and is relentless in his obsession. He is powerful, wealthy, and has great influence in the community. He instills a deep fear in Darla, heightening her need to escape his grasp and his bitter compulsion to possess her.
on April 06, 2011 :
I found Darla to be a book you can not put down...with sizzling romance, mystery, and suspense all woven together in a great novel. Fantastic romance between Darla and Jonathan and the unexpected Ali put the suspense in the right place and the dialog was impressive. Bravo! When is the next book?
(reviewed the day of purchase)