Diana lives with her family in a small seaside community north of Wellington, New Zealand, with two cocker spaniels who bark at everything and a tortoise-shell cat who teases them mercilessly.
She's a writer of contemporary romantic fiction and currently has four series—Desert Kings, for those who love their romance on the more exotic side, Italian Romance, and The Mackenzies and New Zealand Brides which are set in New Zealand.
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How would you describe your books?
Emotional, romantic, with a touch of suspense.
What's the story behind the Mackenzies and New Zealand Brides series?
The inspiration for the Mackenzies series came from the view at the end of my road! I live in New Zealand, thirty minutes north of Wellington, and daily walk my two cocker spaniels along the cliff top overlooking Kapiti Island, the location of my hero's home in book 2, The PA's Revenge. In this book, I introduced Guy and Lucia whose story unfolds in The Real Thing, also set in Wellington and the surrounding areas—places I know well. From there, the series moves to the South Island's Mackenzie country (check out my Instagram (dianafraserwriter) photos from a recent visit). The last book in the Mackenzies series—The Lakehouse Café—introduces Max whose story is told in Yours to Give—the first book in the ongoing New Zealand Brides series.
Italy... the land of romance. From Milan and the Italian lakes in the north, through Tuscany down to Naples, one thing remains constant—the beauty of the land and the passion of its people. Lose yourself in Italian romance...
Archaeologist Madeleine MacGillivray arrives in Akaroa with a backpack and a story she refuses to tell. Beautiful, mysterious women are a weakness of Dr Gabriel Connelly’s but, despite an undeniable chemistry, Madeleine insists on remaining friends only. Gabe has six months to change her mind; six months to unlock her secrets. But, after he discovers the truth, will he wish he hadn't?
Ursula is a career woman who’s given up on Christmas and is doing her best to avoid it; Demetrio is an Italian widower for whom tradition and family are everything. But can Demetrio’s traditions and love do the impossible? Can they make Ursula stop running from her emotions, and instead, embrace them?
When celebrity chef Rachel Connelly meets ex-rugby player Zane Black she knows he holds the key to a secret she’s desperate to discover. But will the principled Zane unlock that secret or do as his instinct tells him and hide it away forever?
Escape to the land of the Desert Kings with this boxed set of three contemporary romances: Awakened by the Sheikh, Claimed by the Sheikh, and Wanted: A Baby by the Sheikh. You’ll find powerful sheikhs, strong women, and mystery and intrigue. Pour a glass of something long and cool and sit back and enjoy the heat and passion which await you in the land of the Desert Kings.
Yours to Give is the story of Max Connelly—owner of a Queenstown resort complex—and Laura McKinney—YouTube sensation and thrill-seeker extraordinaire, who never refuses a dare. But will she be able to accept Max's challenge?
Max and Laura first appeared in The Lakehouse Café, book 6 of The Mackenzies.
Ever wanted to visit New Zealand? Why not whet your appetite with a ‘virtual’ visit by reading The Mackenzies series?
This boxed set contains the last three books in the series:
The Cowboy's Craving
The Playboy's Redemption
The Lakehouse Cafe
Check out my website (dianafraser.com) for a complete booklist. Happy reading!
Ever wanted to visit New Zealand? Why not whet your appetite with a ‘virtual’ visit by reading the first three books in The Mackenzies series?
Against a backdrop of beautiful New Zealand locations—deserted beaches, Wellington towers, snow-capped South Island mountains—the three Mackenzie brothers and their close friends fall in love.
Single mother and café manager Lizzi Burnett has moved on from her abusive ex-husband and is determined to never be vulnerable again—even if that mean not trusting anyone. And she doesn’t… not even Pete, who she first meets emerging from the lake like a kiwi Daniel Craig. Pete has moved to New Zealand’s Mackenzie country to start afresh. But some things he can’t leave behind…
After an itinerant childhood, art restorer Lucia yearns for what other people have—a home, husband and children. There's no way she’s going to get involved with a commitment-phobe again and Guy takes the concept of a commitment-phobe to a whole new level. But their lives become entwined when Lucia proves his 'forgery' is genuine and reveals a mysterious past from which neither can escape...
Crown Prince Malek of Sumaira needs the respectability of a wife—fast. Or at least his country does. And his new PA is happy to help him find one. After looking after her sick mother for years, the last thing Sophie wants is to be tied down. But will the idea of being tied down by this Michael Fassbender clone become an obsession she needs to get out of her system before it’s too late.
Escape to the land of the Desert Kings with this boxed set of three contemporary romances: Wanted: A Wife for the Sheikh, The Sheikh’s Bargain Bride, and The Sheikh’s Lost Lover. You’ll find powerful sheikhs, strong women, and mystery and intrigue. Pour a glass of something long and cool and sit back and enjoy the heat and passion which await you in the land of the Desert Kings.
“You walked away from our wedding and kept on walking. And I hear nothing from you for a year, except a trail of credit card charges. Now you return saying you want our baby. What the hell is going on, Taina?” But Finnish heiress, Taina, can't answer Prince Daidan's question without destroying his world. So Daidan comes up with a proposal of his own...
One macho cowboy, one nerdy astronomer... and a heartache that neither could have seen in the stars... Morgan West is more than happy to satisfy astronomer Rebecca Mayhew's curiosity about sex. But instead of their physical relationship clarifying things, Rebecca's neat world unravels, revealing painful pasts that have the potential to explode more than just their own worlds.
With an arranged, love-free marriage looming, Prince Sahmir of Ma’in is enjoying his last night in Paris when Aurora runs by, fleeing for her life. All Rory wants is to regain the estates her father lost to the Russian mafia. She hadn't planned on being kidnapped by the Russian, or living with a sheikh and she certainly hadn’t planned on a baby.
Cara Devlin's sexy voice lands her the job as translator to the King of Ma’in with a salary that will ensure she can leave Ma'in, and the painful memories of a husband who used her, and start afresh. King Tariq is devoted to his children, his country and remaining single. He soon realizes Cara could prove useful in his business negotiations... but only providing she doesn't know she's being used.
James Mackenzie is tired of his shallow lifestyle and wants a family. But before he begins his new life he wants to secure the future of the woman he wronged ten years before. The last thing Susie Henderson needs is her ex lover buying the winery in which she works and threatening her independence. Because how can she trust someone who betrayed her, someone who doesn't even believe in himself?
“A shepherd’s hut, twenty-four hours, a stranger…” It’s not the perfect start to Gemma Winters’ new life but when she finds herself isolated with a handsome stranger, the demands of her body take over. Callum Mackenzie's only real love affair is with his land. But the night of passion he shares with Gemma has shattering consequences—marriage, and two people forced to face their worst fears...
Escape to Italy—the land of romance—with this boxed set of three contemporary romances.
*Perfect...Scarred archaeologist, Emily, believes she can never be the handsome Alessandro’s perfect lover*;
*Her Retreat...Isabella is forced to face her past when she works with her ex lover*;
*Trusting Him...Rose is keeping secrets that could destroy more than just her relationship*.
Interior designer Isabella, Contessa di Sorano, is skilled at creating beautiful facades that cover a multitude of sins, especially when it comes to herself.
But when she's forced to sell her home and accept a lucrative contract from the lover she rejected seven years earlier, she can no longer avoid facing up to her painful past.
When commitment-phobe Lucy finds herself falling for the King of Sitra, she wants to run. But she can't. He's her only clue to her missing sister.
Razeen is determined to do his duty as King, even if it means an arranged marriage. But he has two weeks before he has to choose a wife. Two weeks in which to have an affair with Lucy. What could go wrong?
Cassandra Lee is determined to exact revenge on the man she believes to be responsible for the death of her father and son. She studies his business and becomes his PA with the aim of sabotaging his fortune.
But one thing she's not prepared for is to be seduced by the powerful and sexy Dallas Mackenzie. She just hopes that his interest—and her resistance—will hold out long enough to ruin him...
Previously titled The Passionate Italian.
After a year with Giovanni Visconti, Rose had disappeared, seemingly unable to deal with her husband's jealous and controlling nature.
Two years later Giovanni tracks Rose down, determined to prove he can be trusted. But Rose is keeping secrets from him—secrets that could destroy more than just their relationship...
The ultimate controlling sheikh, Zahir Al-Zaman is so obsessed with freedom-loving Anna Whitman that he traps her into marriage. But he won't force her into his bed; he has his strategies for seduction.
Despite an intense attraction, Anna refuses to be seduced because she won't have a relationship based on lies. But how can she reveal secrets that will destroy the beliefs he holds most dear?
Alessandro is a commitment-shy Italian count who lives for the pleasures of the present. Emily is an archaeologist who’s obsessed with the past. Will they manage to forge their ‘perfect’ future amidst the ancient ruins of an Italian estate?