Monday, October 17, 2016

2016 Passport to Romance event at the Emerald City Writers' Conference

I had a blast at the Passport to Romance event this past Saturday at the Emerald City Writers' Conference! It was so fun hanging out with so many great people who love romance novels, especially all the ones whose eyes lit up when I asked if they liked bad boys. I gave out all of my Revenge sample books and tons of postcards with the code to download a free copy!

Definitely looking forward to next year! :)

Dana Delamar, author of the Mafia romance Blood and Honor series

Dana Delamar, author of the Mafia romance Blood and Honor series

You can see more pictures from the event on Facebook. If you want to come to the event next year, it'll be on Saturday, Oct 14, 2017, at the Bellevue Westin. I'm planning to do it again!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Mafia Romance REVENGE (Blood and Honor, #1) Hits #2 in Crime Thrillers on Amazon!

I just want to give a big THANK YOU to all the readers who picked up a FREE copy of my Mafia romance, REVENGE, in the last few days! It's currently #2 in Crime Thrillers and #6 in Romantic Suspense at Amazon!

And it was one of the top free books on Apple iBooks! 

If you didn't already get your copy, what are you waiting for???

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All Romance eBooks:

Monday, September 5, 2016

WIN A KINDLE or A $25 GIFT CARD! Check out the Labor Day Super Sale & Giveaway!

Check out the Labor Day Super Sale & Giveaway!

29 Romance Authors are offering 40 books...

Most of them are FREE or are on sale for a limited time. It's just our way of thanking our loyal readers.

Even better, we've pooled our funds to offer an awesome giveaway! 

Enter to win a KINDLE and one of THREE $25 Amazon Gift Cards just for subscribing to our newsletters or following us on social media.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

WIN A KINDLE OR A $25 GIFT CARD! Romance Novel Indie-pendence Day Super Sale & Giveaway!

Check out the Indie-pendence Day 
Super Sale & Giveaway!

July 4 - 11

25 Romance Authors are offering 41 books on sale or for free!

Most of them are on sale for a limited time. It's just our way of thanking our loyal readers.

Even better, we've pooled our funds to offer an awesome giveaway! 

Enter to win a Kindle or one of three $25 Amazon Gift Cards!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

FREE NOW - first time ever! Mafia Romance REVENGE (Blood and Honor, #1) by Dana Delamar

It's my birthday, but you're the ones getting the presents! For the first time ever, Revenge, Book 1 in my "Blood and Honor" Mafia romance series is FREE!

"A powerful journey of lust, love, power and murder…. Very well written."

"A taut, thrilling romance of moral ambiguity."

*** Double-finalist (Romantic Suspense and Best First Book) in the 2013 Booksellers’ Best Awards! ***


A woman on the run. 
A damaged Mafia don. 
A rival bent on revenge... 

Mafia don Enrico Lucchesi struggles to preserve a fragile truce with the Andretti family. But when Kate Andretti flees from her abusive husband, Enrico won't leave her in jeopardy. Can he save her without reigniting the bloody feud between the families? 


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Seattle-area romance readers: Be sure to attend the Passport to Romance FREE reader-appreciation event!

Seattle-area romance readers: 
Be sure to put this event on your calendar!

Join us at the Emerald City Writers' Conference on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 6 - 8 PM at the Bellevue Westin for this 2nd annual "booktail" party celebrating the romance genre. Meet authors and cover models as you collect some awesome swag and free books. That's right- FREE!

Amongst our authors are NY Times Bestsellers Courtney Milan, Roxanne St. Claire, and Donna Grant. And if you're excited about meeting me, I'll be there too! 

WhenSaturday, October 15, 2016 from 6 - 8 PM
Where: The Westin Hotel, 600 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA

Although the event is free, there will be raffle tickets available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Domestic Abuse Women's Network. Last year, raffle ticket sales contributed to a $2500 donation!

Check the link above for updates on attending authors and models throughout the year.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

New 5-star review for Mafia romance RECKONING (Blood and Honor, #4)!

You know what makes my day? Waking up to an awesome 5-star review like this one for RECKONING:

“I have been along for this ride since the beginning and all I can [say] is WOW!!! 

Ruggero was one of my favorite characters from the very beginning and I'm thrilled he finally got his chance at love. When you look up "rough around the edges" in the dictionary you will find a picture of Ruggero, that's him to a T! Dana smoothes out some of his edges and gives her readers another look at him and he softens, slightly, when Loredana comes into his life. The spark between them is explosive despite the danger that is around them; when you have a STRICT and no-nonsense judge and a Mafioso, what could go wrong?! Right?!

Ruggero and Loredana's love scenes make the reader reach for a glass or water and beg to trade places with her…. You cannot go wrong with RECKONING; well, only if you don't dive in and hold on tight.”

If you're a reader who takes the time to write reviews, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Want to learn more about Reckoning and the Blood and Honor Mafia romance series? Keep reading!

Reckoning (Blood and Honor, #4) by Dana Delamar


A brutal hitman. 
A fervent anti-Mafia judge. 
A far-ranging conspiracy…

Everyone thinks Ruggero Vela is just an assassin, a cold-hearted thug. But a passionate heart beats underneath his granite exterior. When he finally meets the woman of his dreams, she turns out to be Loredana Montisi, a fervent anti-Mafia judge hell-bent on prosecuting his Mafia don boss. The beautiful judge has no idea she's being used as a pawn by much darker forces with a truly frightening agenda. 

With enemies closing in on every side, Ruggero walks a dangerous tightrope—can he win Loredana's heart and her help, or will he lose her and the only family he knows?

Paperback US | Paperback UK

Want a little taste of the book? 

Ruggero ignored her and pulled out a pack of cigarettes and lit one. Loredana watched him take a drag, but when the smoke started flowing from his nose and mouth, she lost it. 

She snatched the cigarette from his lips and tossed it to the floor, crushing it with her shoe.

“What the hell?” he asked.

“My grandfather died of emphysema.”

“Why would you care what happens to me?”

“No one deserves that kind of death.”

“Even a Mafia thug?”

“Even a man like you.”

Something in his face changed, darkened, and his eyes lasered in on her. He grabbed hold of her arms. “Is that how you see me? As a man? Or do you see me as a Mafioso?” He pulled her close, his eyes flicking back and forth across her face, before dipping down to stare at her lips.

Both of them were breathing hard. She placed her hands on his chest, his muscles twitching beneath her palms. Her heart was pounding, her stomach flipping. “I see you as a man,” she said, the words just barely above a whisper.

Before she could second-guess herself, she leaned in, rising up on her toes, and pressed her lips to his. For just an instant, he kissed her back, then his hands clamped down on her biceps, and he broke the contact. “What the fuck are you doing?”

“I don’t know.”

Those wolf’s eyes drilled into hers. “You’d better know, Loredana. I’m not a man you can play with.”

She stared at him for a moment that stretched on and on. What did she want? She knew; she just needed the courage to own up to it. Then she stepped closer and raised her lips to his. “I’m not playing with you,” she murmured against them.

With a groan, he hauled her flat against his well-muscled body, his mouth coming down on hers in a searing kiss. She clutched his suit jacket as he took control, his tongue delving into her mouth, his hands fisting in her hair.

She shouldn’t be doing this, she knew it, and yet she couldn’t stop. And why should she? She might not have much time left, and if she was going to die, she was going to die happy—or something like it.

If you need to catch up on the series, the links to the other four books are below. The series prequel, Malavita, is FREE!