Release Day: ZIPLESS, a Rock ‘N Roll Romance

ZiplessZIPLESS, an e-novella from Lyrical Press, an imprint of Kensington Publishing, released today.

This was such a fun one to write!

I particularly enjoyed writing Scottish characters in a contemporary romance context. Sometimes it seems that the Scots only show up in historical romances. No running around the Highlands wearing nothing but a kilt and a hairy chest in this book. Nope. But you will find all the charm and humor of the tartan race within the pages of this comedy of errors. I hope you enjoy.

Stay tuned to this blog. I’ll be going out on tour, and will be chatting about different aspects of the book in  a variety of venues. There will also be giveaways.


Kensington | Amazon US | Amazon UK | All Romance | Barnes & Noble

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To-Read List: Goodreads.


Rocking, rolling and romancing in New York City — Scottish style!

Unable to perform due to paralyzing anxiety, singer-songwriter Lou Marzaroli has been managing her brother’s band for years, driving them out of Scotland and into the big time. But days before their American network debut, the band is imploding and Lou is relieving her stress in a no-strings-attached sexual encounter with an aging scenester she’s nicknamed Zippy.

The Zipman is sometimes remembered as Crash Burns, formerly of seminal L.A. glampunk band, Snakebite. It’s been years since he’d trashed the eyeliner and hairspray, and he hasn’t written a song since. Now he’s penning lyrics about the mysterious woman he last saw sprinting barefoot in a miniskirt down West Twenty Third. She’s the muse he’s been longing for, and he’s determined to be more than her one night stand.

When the head honchos learn Lou wrote the band’s material, they agree to give her the TV spot, sending her to be coached by their performance guru, Crash Burns. Now Lou must put herself in Zippy’s hands as he coaxes a life-changing performance from her. And the man who used to perform in nothing but a leather thong must find ways to get her confident on stage- and content in only one bed.

About Diane Dooley

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