Monday, July 29, 2013

Diane Rinella Interviewed

[I'm bumping this up because Love's Erotic Flower is now available!]

I have much appreciation for the lovely and talented author Diane Rinella, as I've previously mentioned. She has written about brother-sister consanguinamory and continues to. So I was very happy to see Authors Helping Authors publish an interview with Rinella at to talk about Love's Forbidden Flower, Love's Erotic Flower, and Time's Forbidden Flower.

Did you intend to write a book with such a controversial subject matter or did it just turn out that way?

When I wrote the book, I honestly didn’t realize how controversial the subject was. To me it was just another thing people got worked up over. It wasn’t until I was on the third draft that it hit me. Once I started talking about it, the huge number of people who not only have strong feelings about the subject, but also misunderstand it, became obvious. Suddenly the book became very personal. What if people said my relationship was icky and that I wasn’t allowed to be with the person I love? Now I feel totally invested in the human rights aspect.

Awesome. She grew as a person through the work. Maybe there's a filmmaker out there who'd also like to grow? I guarantee adapting Rinella's work would get buzz. If done right, it would not only help people, but it would be profitable and good for the careers of those involved. C'mon, Hollywood movers and shakers. I know some of you have real life experience with this subject. Either you or someone close to you has gone through some of the same things as her characters. You can understand how they feel what they do. Do something with that. Someone is going to make at least one breakthrough production sooner or later with the subject matter. Be that someone.

Can you tell us about your up coming books Love’s Erotic Flower and  Time’s Forbidden Flower?

While Love’s Forbidden Flower can be viewed as a standalone novel, there is so much more to tell. You can’t have two soul mates and truly end their story when they are 20. Lily and Donovan made life-altering decisions that will result in life-long consequences. Thus, Time’s Forbidden Flower will complete their journey. Meanwhile, since so many of my fans are erotica lovers and wanted more graphic scenes, Love’s Erotic Flower, a 8K word short story, was written for them. It is a stand-alone story so it can be read by people who have not read the other books. It will be free on Amazon July 29 to August 2.
You can read the whole interview and find more here.

Genre: Romance/New Adult
Rated: Parental Guidance Suggested
Length: 320 pages
Cover by: Indie Author Services
ISBN/ASIN: 978-0615732626
*** This is a New Adult Romance novel involving two siblings who struggle with their emotions.***
The heart cares not what society forbids.
Lily nurtures a secret love for a flawless man—the one who is her soul mate. Donovan is gorgeous, charismatic, and delights in all of Lily’s talents and quirks. Their innate knowledge of each other is almost telepathic. Together they interlock like fine threads creating luxurious silk.

But society dictates this picture-perfect adoration is the ghastliest of all possibilities.

As Lily embarks on a quest for the romance the heavens intended, her suitor turns reluctant. Desperate to uncover why Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hiding decayed from a tender-hearted gentleman into a ferociously self-serving, cocky bastard, Lily is prepared for battle when it comes to the salvation of her soul mate. However, Donovan traps Lily in a mental game of chess, leaving her to question his sanity. When Lily’s revelations about Donovan’s destructive alter ego lead to an inconceivable truth, can she help Donovan survive fate’s cruel joke?

Impassioned, witty, and deeply moving, Love’s Forbidden Flower is filled with stunning controversies that will forever haunt your heart.


Coming July 29, 2013

Free on Amazon July 29 – August 3

Genre: Erotica
Rated: 18 years and over
Length: 38 pages
Cover by: Diane Rinella & Indie Author Services
ISBN/ASIN: 978-0615853635


Coming August 19, 2013

The Journey Ends

Genre: Romance/New Adult
Rated: Parental Guidance Suggested
Length: 304 pages
Cover by: Indie Author Services
ISBN/ASIN: 978-0615853024

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  1. I am reading forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma and I really enjoy it so far(almost done). I am glad to see this particular type of romantic couple be more widely accepted and written about. Might I ask if you know any more books that have this theme or maybe of others that tackle polygamy or polyamorous romances?

    1. For poly romance you might want to check out what it says at

      As for consanguinamory, a good place to start might be as they have an "incest/taboo" section that deals with ADULT consensual relationships. While a lot of the stuff there is just "wham, bam" sex writing, some of the higher-rated stories there can be quite long, romantic, and well-written. Some of the authors there publish novels.

  2. I would like to thank you for, because otherwise I probably would not have known about her books. After reading this and a bit of her blog I have bought "Love's forbidden Flower". We need more books like this. And ones that end on happy notes (truly happy, not a cop out or tragedy to please the bigots.)


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