Land of Falling Stars (( Romantic Suspense Historical )) [NOOK Book]

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After her parents die in a fire, Sophia Whitfield struggles to save her beloved home, Arbor Rose. The Civil War has devastated the South, and another blue coat has come to steal her meager possessions. Before the hated enemy inflicts his destruction, she shoots him. And soon discovers the soldier is Gavin, the champion of her childhood.

Gavin's dark secret lurks in Sophia’s future. When she discovers the truth, she's torn between a burning ...
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Land of Falling Stars (( Romantic Suspense Historical ))

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Overview

After her parents die in a fire, Sophia Whitfield struggles to save her beloved home, Arbor Rose. The Civil War has devastated the South, and another blue coat has come to steal her meager possessions. Before the hated enemy inflicts his destruction, she shoots him. And soon discovers the soldier is Gavin, the champion of her childhood.

Gavin's dark secret lurks in Sophia’s future. When she discovers the truth, she's torn between a burning hunger for the man she truly loves and loyalty to Jesse, their childhood friend. The despicable acts of war have changed everything Sophia and Gavin once cherished. Yet somewhere deep in their hearts, the mystical Land of Falling Stars still exists.
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REVIEWS
A complex, layered plot and conflicts add to this poignant tale of star-crossed love. Diablo has created a romance that manages to blend erotic romance, historical and many elements with a subtle maestro's touch. Erotic Author, Chloe Watts, 5 Stars

Diablo’s LAND OF FALLING STARS an erotic historical romance set during the Civil War is an excellent read. Goodreads reader, 5 Stars

LOFS Makes for one phenomenal read that will keep your heart pumping and the pages turning, not just from the delightfully sinful sex, oh no, the drama and suspense will carry you through till the end! Book Junkie, 5 Stars

Keta Diablo has penned a beautiful and haunting love story full of passion, deception, danger and the epic War between the states that will leave you breathless and longing for more! I loved this story from beginning to end! Night Owl Romance Reviews – 4.75 Stars

Diablo has a knack for getting beneath her characters’ skins. This is one of those rare books that you don’t want to miss out on! I’m sure you‘ll agree after you read Land of Falling Stars that Keta Diablo is a name we’ll be seeing a lot more of in the coming years. To which I say bravo!” - Sapphire Romance Review Blog, 5 Stars

The author pens a story that is unlike any other. I was torn during the reunion scenes and breathless during the chase scenes. I loved all the sub-stories and the minor characters that were such an integral part of the author's vision. Land of Falling Stars makes you believe in the possibility of retribution and the hope of finding your brass ring in the last place you look. You NEED to Read – You Gotta read Reviews

“A story that has the ups and downs of a roller coaster and keeps the reader hanging on with bated breath, Land of Falling Stars is captivating.” —Bookwenches Reviews, 5 Stars

The blurb doesn't even begin to state how wonderful this book is. Two compelling characters who seem so real thanks to Keta's expert writing. I will read Land of Falling Stars again and again. Tina Ordone, Erotic Romance author, 5 Stars

“If you haven’t read Keta Diablo, you haven’t lived!” Crave More Romance. 5 Stars!
"This is one steamy hot erotic historical book I devoured as soon as I got a couple of pages in. I recommend all erotic romance readers go out and buy this book. It's a keeper." Phoebe Jordan, Talk About My Favorite Authors, 5 Stars!


"Keta Diablo has woven a tale set in Civil War times that is truly engaging." The Girls on Books Blog - 4 Martinis

"I thoroughly enjoyed Land of Falling Stars and hope to read more of the people of Arbor Rose and Fredricksburg." Whipped Cream Erotic Romance Reviews - 4.5 Cherries

"If you enjoy passion and emotion in your romance, Land of Falling Stars is one you won't want to miss!” Jennifer's Random Musings - 4.5 Stars

“Historicals are my favorite genre so when a friend told me about Land of Falling Stars I read it. I don't read a lot of Civil War stories, but this was beautiful. I truly enjoyed it. The author really brought out the desolation and fear of the war.” Christinereader, NJ, Five Stars
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Editorial Reviews

Erotic Author - Goodreads - Patty R
A complex, layered plot and conflicts add to this poignant tale of star-crossed love. Diablo has created a romance that manages to blend erotic romance, historical and many elements with a subtle maestro's touch. Chloe Watts, 5 Stars
You Gotta Read Reviews - Maddy M
The author pens a story that is unlike any other. I was torn during the reunion scenes and breathless during the chase scenes. I loved all the sub-stories and the minor characters that were such an integral part of the author's vision. Land of Falling Stars makes you believe in the possibility of retribution and the hope of finding your brass ring in the last place you look. You NEED to Read
Crave More Romance - Laurel Q
“If you haven’t read Keta Diablo, you haven’t lived!” Crave More Romance. 5 Stars!

"This is one steamy hot erotic historical book I devoured as soon as I got a couple of pages in. I recommend all erotic romance readers go out and buy this book. It's a keeper." Phoebe Jordan, Talk About My Favorite Authors, 5 Stars!
Various Reviewers - Anastasia N
"Keta Diablo has woven a tale set in Civil War times that is truly engaging." The Girls on Books Blog - 4 Martinis

"I thoroughly enjoyed Land of Falling Stars and hope to read more of the people of Arbor Rose and Fredricksburg." Whipped Cream Erotic Romance Reviews - 4.5 Cherries

"If you enjoy passion and emotion in your romance, Land of Falling Stars is one you won't want to miss!” Jennifer's Random Musings - 4.5 Stars
Book Wenches - Mariel H
“A story that has the ups and downs of a roller coaster and keeps the reader hanging on with bated breath, Land of Falling Stars is captivating.” —Bookwenches Reviews, 5 Stars

“Historicals are my favorite genre so when a friend told me about Land of Falling Stars I read it. I don't read a lot of Civil War stories, but this was beautiful. I truly enjoyed it. The author really brought out the desolation and fear of the war.” Christinereader, NJ, 5 Stars
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013526174
  • Publisher: Keta Diablo
  • Publication date: 11/23/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 359 KB

Meet the Author

Keta Diablo lives in the Midwest part of the country on six acres of woodland. When she isn't writing or gardening, she loves to commune with nature. Keta is a multi-published author in both erotic romance and gay fiction. Her latest paranormal novel, Where The Rain Is Made, has been nominated for a Bookie Award by Authors After Dark in the Best e-novel category. In addition, Keta's books have received numerous Top Pick, Book of the Month, and Recommended Reads awards from the top professional review sites.

You can find her on the net at the following places:

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  • Posted April 24, 2014

    I couldn't put it down, from the moment I picked it up I was imm

    I couldn't put it down, from the moment I picked it up I was immediately drawn in and hooked! 
    Keta Diablo has this amazing ability to engulf you within the world she's created and you live the story as it unfolds.
    This happens to me with all of her books, the world simply disappears!
    I just loved this book, the setting, the characters and most of all the writing.
    I am a huge fan and Land of Falling Stars has been added to my collection of favorites.
    Wonderful book, incredible author and all around perfect purchase.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2013

    Keta Diablo writes with a surreal and reader-friendly tone, an e

    Keta Diablo writes with a surreal and reader-friendly tone, an eye for detail that transports the readers back in time with its descriptions, and laced with witty conversations that are amusing and entertaining. Strong, dynamic, and passionate characters develop well in a steady pace, despite second-guessing their own decisions.
    I have been given an e-book copy by BTS for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review—all conclusions are my own responsibility.
    Flame Rating: 4

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  • Posted January 8, 2012

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    Once Again, Keta Spins her Magic

    Keta Diablo never fails to surprise me with her talent for creating characters that come alive – passionate, obstinate and wholly believable. Then by placing them smack in the middle of one of the most tumultuous eras in American History, she spins her magic. Keta has created a story that is like a majestic tapestry. The characters seem to live and breathe within the framework of a grand story rich in historical detail. Three childhood friends are divided by horrific, gut-wrenching circumstance, forced into difficult situations, driven by honor, but deceived by lies. Passion is ignited and cannot be denied, but duty and honor must also be served. Ever capricious and fickle, fate never makes it easy for two star-crossed lovers to find true happiness.




    Short, poignant flashbacks of an idyllic childhood are skillfully interspersed. They spectacularly highlight the stark contrast between the shared freedoms and escapades of youthful innocence with the current reality of the immeasurable loss of family, possessions, and wealth. Gavin returns from the war a haunted specter of the young man he once was. Jessie longs to return to the woman he loves, the woman promised to him since birth, but his dreams can never be realized because his life is cut short. Sophia hangs on tenaciously to the remnants of property; all that remains of her once gracious childhood home. Having grown up accustomed to wealth, pampered by her doting parents, Sophia is singularly unprepared for the hardship and tribulations she is forced to endure. Occasionally, I felt her childish tantrums were overplayed; however, she truly was dealt some significant emotional blows, so perhaps I am being too harsh in my judgment of her. Ultimately, however, she emerges as a self-possessed woman who will risk it all for the one man she truly loves. This is an emotional rollercoaster that tells a breath-taking and heart-rending story that will capture the heart of romance readers everywhere.

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  • Posted December 10, 2011

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    Captivating and Sensually Moving!

    Captivating and Sensually Moving!

    Wow! This novel was such a moving and heart felt story. The story captivated me immediately just from the first paragraph. War is such a horrible time as the South and the North leave pillages of carnage behind in their wake, but that is not the worst of it when one is promised to marriage of one of the soldiers sent off to fight the war along and your childhood best friend is fighting on opposite side.

    What you will find in this story is strength, survival, faithfulness, dedication, betrayal, love, friendship, healing, loneliness, death, and bitter sweet emotion that will take you on a ride between sorrow and bliss.

    The connection between Sophia and Gavin is intense with a mixture of love and hate. Their erotic romance scene is sensually hot, tender at times, and wildly rough leaving the reader wonton themselves as the words come alive on the pages and leave vivid images to fantasize about.

    I loved the independence of Sophia even through the turmoil she was put through and how she guarded her heart even though a mental blindness of accepting reality. Gavin is the savior every woman dreams of, a man bound by loyalty to follow his best friend¿s promise, a man who would give the world to the woman he loves to make her happy, and a man that was resistible and insatiable.

    There were times however that I just wanted to reach in and grab Sophia¿s shoulders and shake the crap out of her. The drama in the book will definitely have you reeling with emotion as I felt happiness, sorrow, aroused, and even got teary eyed through parts of it.

    I cannot forget about the loyalty of the wolf-hound in the story, he was the most trained and brilliant protector throughout the whole story. Also the gypsy¿s won my heart immediately with their unconditional kindness and their magical faith of healing.

    What can I say, I totally loved it! Definitely a book to keep on the shelf to read over and over again, therefore I highly recommend this historical read for all genre readers and I am truly a fan of Keta Diablo and look forward to reading more of her works.

    Excellent Read!

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