While we publish books for women's journeys, we hadn't really intended to move into romance. But the response to Baby Dust was incredible, and Deanna got so many readers writing her about the characters Stella and Dane from that book that she decided to write the backstory of their relationship.
We feel the book strikes a balance between the literary fiction we take pride in and the romantic stories we know many readers enjoy. The book has taken off very swiftly on the Kindle and the response has been amazing--many readers write that they finished the book in one day!
The Kindle version is already released, and the paperbacks are moving through the distribution chain as we speak and should start hitting Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell's and other outlets by the first week of August.
Here is information on the book:
Stella is one step from leaving her honky tonk town when bad-boy Dane roars down Main Street on his prized Harley-Davidson. Their dangerous romance keeps the locals talking, but when Dane is arrested after a deadly bar fight, the couple discovers their love runs deeper than their reputations.
Fans of “Baby Dust” will enjoy reading the backstory of their favorite characters in an edgy romance that moves from Stella’s small town bordering the Ozarks to the famous Missouri State Penitentiary, proving that the best kind of love is the one that endures.
“Deanna Roy has created a tuck-at-your-heart yet edgy nontraditional romance. The star-crossed lovers are destined for a host of insurmountable problems in a rural Missouri town where one of them is home-grown, and the other an intruder viewed with suspicion.”
--Loretta Giacoletto, author of Free Danner
“By turns heart-rending and uplifting, Stella and Dane is a spellbinding testimony of love's power to carry us through the hardships of life.”
--Amber Sweetapple, author of Jack and Djinn