Dark Valentine Press is a co-op venture run by the former publisher and editor of Dark Valentine magazine, which ceased publication in the summer of 2011. The press publishes fiction in a variety of genres, including horror, mystery, noir, and several sub-genres of romance. At the present, we publish approximately ten titles per year. Books currently available can be found on the Catalogue page, while a list of our future titles is located on the Upcoming Releases page. Publication by DVP is via invitation only; we are not open to submissions.
Meet Our Team
Katherine Tomlinson and Joy Sillesen are the former publisher and editor of Dark Valentine magazine, respectively. Between them, they have more than forty years of experience in the publishing industry, ranging from national magazines to small literary presses and everything in between. This experience is applied to every aspect of the publication process, from content editing to proofreading, and from cover design to formatting for both ebooks and print. Every book with the Dark Valentine imprint has gone through a rigid quality-control process.
We invite you to browse our current catalogue and our upcoming releases page. Please bear in mind that all release dates are tentative, and occasionally some titles will be put on hold indefinitely as other books or series are launched.
Our Latest Release
Even the Emperor of Sirlende cannot always do as he pleases, but when custom demands he find another bride after the death of his betrothed, a princess he barely knew, Torric Deveras defies his counselors and changes the rules rather than make a loveless marriage.
Ashara Millende is the only daughter of a nobleman, but had her inheritance stolen from her by her unscrupulous stepmother. A servant in the house that should have been hers, she dreams of escaping the drudgery of her life and finding someone who will love her for who she truly is.
When Torric invites all the marriageable women in his kingdom to a five-day holiday of feasts, tournaments, hunts, and balls so that he might choose an Empress from among them, Ashara never dreams that she can attend, much less catch his eye and win his heart. Then a woman with hidden secrets appears who will give Ashara the chance to win her heart's desire — if only she is bold enough to take the first step.
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