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The Prohibited Trilogy

Maxine never wanted love. After an abusive relationship, she couldn't see herself falling in love with another man. But then she meets Michael and everything changes. She fights her emotions but it seems she isn't strong enough. Michael feels the same. After his philandering ways, the last thing on his mind was falling for someone. But when love happens...

However, they encounter many characters in their lives that feel their love is a sham. Maxine and Michael’s love has been tested. They have been through lies, infatuation and broken marriages. Will it survive or will lust and betrayal pull the lovers apart forever?

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"I have been writing for over a decade and enjoy bringing the characters in my head to you."

Erotic Romance Murder Mysteries

The New Genre that I am writing in.

I have a saying. Create your own genre if the one that you are looking for does not exist. Most writers stick to what is already out there. I was like first. After publishing several erotic romance novels, I felt like I was trapped writing in that genre forever. I felt that way because I assumed that you (the reader) wanted more erotic romance from me. But I quickly learned that you (the reader) just wanted to be lost in a world and ultimately to be entertained. So, that is what I shall do. I will write in this new genre so that my characters will pull you into their worlds leaving you ravaged and wanting more. I will entertain you and captivate you all at the same time.

What you can find in an

Erotic Romance Murder Mystery

A Good and Fulfilling Romance.

Some Spicy Sex Scenes.

Interesting Characters.

A Death and a Mystery Surrounding that death.

Good Clues and A Satisfying Ending.


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My Books

Your next best read is here. Check out my library of books and stay tuned for what I have in store next. Coming 2022 and 2023 new books are arriving!

About Me

A spicy romance, romance suspense and romantic suspense murder mystery writer, blogger, short story writer, youtuber and speaker, Donnée Patrese wears a lot of hats. Born and raised in Gary, IN, her love for writing blossomed as a young child. She worked as a journalist at The Post Tribune and the Indianapolis Recorder for two years and won an award with the Indiana Association of Black Journalist before deciding to be a full time novelist.

Lover of books and a slave to the wonders of her mind, she has published seven books through First Draft Publishing, including The Prohibited Trilogy, Diary of a Wanted Woman and Burned: Deadly Desires.

She has a BA in Journalism from Butler University and is a life long member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority.

In 2012, Donnée Patrese moved to Bakersfield, CA where she and her husband raise their daughters. She is currently the Vice President of Writers of Kern, a branch of the California Writers Club.

Book Reviews

"The author has you empathizing with every character, even those you first think are unlikable. I feel so attached to them now and MUST see where everyone ends up!"


" Ms. Donnee Patrese has managed to do the impossible and write an arresting first novel. Once I began reading it, I could not put it down."


" Interesting twists and turns in this novel, definitely a surprise ending! A good read. I could not put this book down."

~Amazon Customer

My Books

Diary of a Wanted Woman

Hannah Jones is a Wanted Woman. Who would have thought two major athletes would want her at the same time. One wants to wife her and give her the world. The other introduces her to the world of BDSM. Which man will she choose? Mr. Nice Guy? The Bad Boy?

Maybe she'll decide after she has tried them both.

Burned: Deadly Desires

Kimberly Lawson is the new girl at Inferno Lounge and she has something to prove. But when women start dying and no one knows who is killing them, will she be next or will the man who wants her be there to protect her?

A new romantic suspense story where the question becomes…who will survive?

On Santa's List

Shannon Montgomery is a lonely and depressed housewife with four kids and an angry abusive husband. She finally finds hope in the arms of another man. When infatuation turns to obsession and obsession turns to a thirst for revenge...murder seems the only way out.

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