Author: Diana Rubino

"Diana is a self-confessed history nut, her favorite eras being Medieval and Renaissance England, and all American history. She has written several novels set in England and the U.S., two time travel romances, a chick lit vampire romance, and a fantasy romance which received a Top Pick award from Romantic Times. She just completed biographical novels about Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Richard III Society. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, and they own an engineering business, CostPro, based in Cambridge. She also has a condo on Cape Cod, and on many weekend nights you can find her and her husband dancing at the Irish Village in Yarmouth.

In her spare time, Diana bicycles, golfs, plays her piano and devours books of any genre.

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Dark Brew

Dark Brew
  • Number: B01G9P1V0W
  • Release: 2016-07-22
  • Author: Diana Rubino
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
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Two months in the spotlight change Kylah McKinley’s life forever. Falsely accused of murdering her husband Ted, she learns through past life regressions that she’s the reincarnation of Alice Kyteler, a Druid who lived in 14th century Ireland. Major events in her life parallel Alice’s.

Someone tried to kill Kylah along with Ted in a hit-and-run. Who can hate them both this much? Her journeys to the past as Alice give her the answer.

As Kylah’s trial date approaches and she fights to maintain her innocence, she must learn from her past or forever be doomed to repeat it.


Still Crazy

Still Crazy
  • Number: B00YNIQXDS
  • Release: 2015-05-31
  • Author: Diana Rubino
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Summer Solstice
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Obsessed with ex-girlfriend, Alyssa Tyler, convinced they’re destined for each other, Clay Lynch stalks, pesters and torments her… he creeps up to her bedroom window, he follows her onto planes, he wrecks her wedding by abducting her. His arrest and prison sentence assure her he’s finally out of her life… until his remains are found in the desert and she receives a haunting text message. Is he now stalking her from beyond the grave?


Bootleg Broadway

Bootleg Broadway
  • Number: 9781509201280
  • Release: 2015-05-29
  • Author: Diana Rubino
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
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It’s 1932. Prohibition rages, the Depression ravages, and Billy McGlory comes of age whether he wants to or not. Musical and adventurous, Billy dreams of having his own ritzy supper club and big band. On the eve of his marriage to the pregnant Prudence, the shifty “businessman” Rosario Ingovito offers him all that and more. Fame, fortune, his own Broadway musical—it’s all his for the taking, despite Pru’s opposition to Rosie’s ventures. Meanwhile, Pru’s artistic career gains momentum and their child is born. Can anything go wrong for Billy? Only when he gets in way over his head does he stop to wonder how his business partner really makes his millions, but by then it’s far too late…


The End of Camelot - The New York Saga, #3

The End of Camelot
  • Number: 1628308427
  • Release: 2015-03-27
  • Author: Diana Rubino
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
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November 22, 1963: The assassination of a president devastates America. But a phone call brings even more tragic news to Vikki Ward—her TV reporter husband was found dead in his Dallas hotel room that morning. Finding his notes, Vikki realizes her husband was embroiled in the plot to kill JFK—but his mission was to prevent it. When the Dallas police rule his death accidental, Vikki vows to find out who was behind the murders of JFK and her husband. With the help of her father and godfather, she sets out to uncover the truth. Aldobrandi Po, the bodyguard hired to protect Vikki, falls in love with her almost as soon as he sets eyes on her. But he's engaged to be married, and she’s still mourning her husband. Can they ever hope to find happiness in the wake of all this tragedy?

Stands Alone: yes


The Jewels of Warwick - The Yorkist Saga, #3

The Jewels of Warwick
  • Number: B00O90TOH2
  • Release: 2014-10-06
  • Author: Diana Rubino
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Summer Solstice
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Henry VIII's reign as seen through the eyes, ears and emotions of remarkable women.

The Jewels of Warwick are two very opposite sisters, Topaz and Amethyst Plantagenet. They’re grand-nieces of Richard III, who lost his life and kingdom to Henry Tudor, future father of Henry VIII. Amethyst is the love of Henry VIII’s life, but each time he proposes marriage, something…or someone…gets in the way. Topaz wants what’s rightfully hers, ­the throne of England. It would have been hers, had her father been crowned as Richard III’s heir. But life holds many strange twists of fate…


A Necessary End

A Necessary End
  • Number: B00JPO1WCC
  • Release: 2014-04-14
  • Author: Diana Rubino
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Solstice Publishing
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When actor John Wilkes Booth, under the guise of seeking spiritual advice, visits the President's medium to gather information about Lincoln's habits in order to kidnap him, a malevolent spirit appears, which haunts and torments him at every turn. A mysterious coin also appears out of nowhere, and returns every time Booth tries to discard it. Each return of the bloodthirsty Roman coin brings with it increasingly terrifying events and eerie hauntings. In the midst of these strange visitations, Booth falls in love with Alice Grey, a beautiful actress who's hired by the government to spy on him. Will her love for Booth win out over her duty to protect the President from assassination?


A Bloody Good Cruise

A Bloody Good Cruise
  • Number: B00ILXYAI6
  • Release: 2014-02-22
  • Author: Diana Rubino
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
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Romance writer Mona Rossi's book sales are slipping. She needs new ideas and fast! Her vampire love, Fausto Silvius is a doctor aboard the Romanza, a luxury cruise ship. Holding a "Motion on the Ocean" writer's cruise sounds like a great idea. What better way to combine a career boost with romance?

But they soon discover hunters on board who give chase to Fausto and his fellow vampires. While he longs to bring Mona into his world, how can he convince her to join him with fringe lunatics on the hunt? In the prime of her life she's not sticking her neck out for a shot at eternity.


Thy Name Is Love - The Yorkist Saga, #2

Thy Name Is Love
  • Number: B004IK8IQQ
  • Release: 2013-10-31
  • Author: Diana Rubino
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: HerStory Books, http://HerStoryBooks.com
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The epic love story first begun in "Destiny Lies Waiting" continues as Denys Woodville and the dashing knight Valentine Starbury are thrust into a nightmare world of plotting and intrigue at the court of Edward IV.

Denys should be content with her life as ward to the Queen, but she resents feeling like a pawn on a chessboard all the time. Her bid for independence brings her into ever more danger as she continues to search for her lost family, but instead finds only a trail of murder, mayhem and destruction.

Denys also seeks the love of Valentine, betrothed to her due to his loyalty to the Yorkist king Edward IV, eager for any ally to keep his tenuous hold on the crown many say he has stolen and does not deserve.

Denys loves her king and country and the Yorkist cause, but wants more than a just a white rose withering in a politically expedient marriage. Can such an ambitious knight as Valentine ever truly love her? His heated kisses and caresses tell her one thing, but in a world where York and Lancaster are constantly at odds and all hunger for power, the only thing she feels certain of is betrayal by the one man whom she should be able to trust: her own husband.

An unexpected death leads the way for her childhood friend Richard of Gloucester to win all for the Yorkist cause, but the upstart Henry of Richmond has great plans for his own family-not that of the red rose of Lancaster, but a new house on the rise, the house of Tudor.

As Denys draws closer to discovering her real identity at last, the line between friend and foe has never been more blurry. One false step could mean certain death. Is the truth about her parentage really worth sacrificing everything for: friendship, love, even her own marriage?

Valentine's love, loyalty, and very life hang in the balance as the white and red roses of York and Lancaster battle for the throne at a little place in the north called Bosworth Field. Can Valentine remain faithful to King, country, and wife when he discovers the real identity of the woman he has married? Or will their love too become nothing more than a casualty on the battlefield?


Destiny Lies Waiting - The Yorkist Saga, #1

Destiny Lies Waiting
  • Number: B00200JXG0
  • Release: 2013-10-28
  • Author: Diana Rubino
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: HerStory Books, http://HerStoryBooks.com
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England, 1471, the Wars of the Roses (the Cousins' War)

Beautiful orphaned Denys is suddenly thrust into the center of power politics in England when her guardian Elizabeth Woodville marries the new king, Edward IV. The Wars of the Roses finally seem to be at an end, with the white rose of York victorious against the red rose of Lancaster.

But not everyone rejoices in King Edward's victory over his cousin Henry VI. They see Edward as an upstart who must be destroyed. They mistrust the ambitious new queen even more; she and the Woodvilles have clawed their way to power through switching sides from red They are always on the look-out for a chance to advance their ambitions, even at the expense of the King's own family and most loyal supporters.

Denys is delighted that the house of York has won, though she detests her aunt's grasping nature. She considers King Edward and his youngest brother Richard, the Duke of Gloucester, to be the only real family she has ever had. Her guardian has never once given her a hint of who her real parents might have been, causing Denys to feel like an outsider no matter where she goes.

Now her close friendship with Richard is put in jeopardy when the queen decides that the two of them should wed for dynastic reasons. Both are horrified at the prospect and determined to marry for love. Denys longs to be more than just a pawn to be disposed of for the sake of the best bargain to be made in her aunt's bid for ultimate power. Richard is in love with Anne Neville and eager to marry her, if only her father, the cunning “Kingmaker” the Earl of Warwick would stop playing power games.

As the walls of the palace start to close in around her, Denys decides to flee the safety of the court in order to seek the truth about her real identity. She longs to find any living family of her own who might care for her for herself, not her political connections.

Richard does not want to marry Denys, but nor does he want to see her married off to an even worse bridegroom, or wandering around the countryside on her own, endangering herself as she uncovers the skeletons he is sure are lurking in Elizabeth Woodville’s past.

Richard asks his closest ally Valentine Starbury, a powerful Yorkist warlord, to woo Denys in order to save them both from the queen's plot. Valentine agrees, even though he knows it will earn him powerful enemies if he succeeds in winning the woman’s heart.

Valentine’s promise out of Yorkist duty becomes a quest for love as fate seems to have brought him together with the most remarkable woman he has ever met. But the boldness of this knight on a mission flusters Denys. It is too much passion, too soon. Can he ever really love her for herself? Or is he too just using her to further his own agenda?

As Denys and Valentine grow ever closer, their affair unleashes forces that will have the most stunning consequences for the couple, and those they hold most dear. Their passion sparks off a cataclysmic chain of events that will rippled outwards from the throne, to the whole of England itself...


The Crown of Destiny - The Yorkist Saga, #4

The Crown of Destiny
  • Number: B006FNJ7LY
  • Release: 2011-11-27
  • Author: Diana Rubino
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: HerStory Books, http://HerStoryBooks.com
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In this sequel to The Jewels of Warwick, Topaz Plantagenet's rebellion against Henry VIII gets under way, throwing England into civil war and chaos once more as Topaz seeks to restore the throne to the Yorkist family, and win for herself at last the crown of destiny she has sought all her life.

Amethyst is horrified at the extent to which her sister will go to gain power. The armed rebellion against the Tudors forces her into an impossible position. Amethyst is confronted with the most momentous choices of her life: To remain loyal to her eldest sister, or risk losing the only two men she has ever loved, King Henry, and her sister's own husband Matthew…..


Fakin' It

Fakin' It
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B003LSTEFK
  • Release: 2010-05-10
  • Author: Diana Rubino
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
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What happens when the perfect hero steps out of a romance novel and into the real world?

Pulp sci-fi author, Judi Somers, is about to find out. After finishing her 10th novel in her popular Race Parsec series, she runs into childhood friend Felix Varlden. Now a biotech genius, he tells her of his breakthrough discovery that makes it possible for him to create a humanoid in a lab.

Felix sees the project as a chance to bolster interstellar missions. She sees it as a chance to have all her fantasies come true—a real-live version of her series hero. "Leo" is perfect...but perfection is driving her crazy. What happens when Judi realizes who her hero really is?


Book Library

  • Dark Brew Dark Brew
  • Still Crazy Still Crazy
  • Bootleg Broadway Bootleg Broadway
  • The End of Camelot The End of Camelot
  • The Jewels of Warwick The Jewels of Warwick
  • A Necessary End A Necessary End
  • A Bloody Good Cruise A Bloody Good Cruise
  • Thy Name Is Love Thy Name Is Love
  • Destiny Lies Waiting Destiny Lies Waiting
  • The Crown of Destiny The Crown of Destiny
  • Fakin' It Fakin' It