About Author

Josie Riviera

Josie Riviera
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BIOGRAPHY

Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and live in an old house forever needing renovations.

Have you ever tried something you were afraid to try because it mattered so much to you? I did, when I started writing. Take the chance, everyone, and just do something you love.

Josie Riviera Books

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A Chocolate-Box Valentine: (Chocolate-Box Series Book 3)
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A Chocolate-Box Valentine: (Chocolate-Box Series Book 3)by Josie RivieraPublish: Feb 14, 2020Romance Women's Fiction
A Chocolate-Box New Years: (Chocolate-Box Series Book 2)
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A Chocolate-Box New Years: (Chocolate-Box Series Book 2)by Josie RivieraPublish: Dec 31, 2019Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
Christmas Shorts
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Christmas Shortsby Mimi BarbourPublish: Nov 14, 2019
Chocolate-Box Hearts
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Chocolate-Box Heartsby Josie RivieraPublish: Apr 15, 2020Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
Seeking Catherine
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Seeking Catherineby Josie RivieraPublish: Oct 11, 2012
Seeking Rachel: (Seeking Series Book 4)
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Seeking Rachel: (Seeking Series Book 4)by Josie RivieraPublish: Jan 15, 2020Historical Romance Romance Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Christian Fiction
Holiday Hearts: A Sweet and Wholesome Romance Bundle:: Volume 1
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Holiday Hearts: A Sweet and Wholesome Romance Bundle:: Volume 1by Josie RivieraPublish: Jan 12, 2018Contemporary Romance Romance
Leading Hearts: First Books in Series
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Leading Hearts: First Books in Seriesby Josie RivieraPublish: Nov 20, 2019Contemporary Romance Historical Romance Paranormal Romance Romance Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Christian Fiction Religion & Spirituality more»
A Chocolate-Box Valentine (Chocolate-Box Sweet Hearts Book 3)
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A Chocolate-Box Valentine (Chocolate-Box Sweet Hearts Book 3)by Josie RivieraPublish: Feb 14, 2020Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
A Chocolate-Box Christmas: (Chocolate-Box Series Book 1)
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A Chocolate-Box Christmas: (Chocolate-Box Series Book 1)by Josie RivieraPublish: Nov 30, 2019Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
Valentine Hearts: Large Print Edition
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Valentine Hearts: Large Print Editionby Josie RivieraContemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction Christian Fiction
Seeking Rachel
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Seeking Rachelby Josie RivieraPublish: Jan 15, 2020Historical Romance Romance Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Christian Fiction Religion & Spirituality more»
Holly's Gift (Small-Town Christmas Wishes Series Book 5)
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Holly's Gift (Small-Town Christmas Wishes Series Book 5)by Josie RivieraPublish: Sep 30, 2019Series: Small-Town Christmas Wishes SeriesContemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction Christian Fiction
1-800-CHRISTMAS: Large Print Edition
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1-800-CHRISTMAS: Large Print Editionby Josie RivieraContemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
Holiday Hearts Volume 2: Large Print Edition
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Holiday Hearts Volume 2: Large Print Editionby Josie RivieraContemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction Christian Fiction
1-800-CUPID
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1-800-CUPIDby Josie RivieraContemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
I Love You More: Large Print Edition
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I Love You More: Large Print Editionby Josie RivieraContemporary Romance Women's Fiction
Holiday Hearts Volume One: Large Print Edition
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Holiday Hearts Volume One: Large Print Editionby Josie RivieraRomance Women's Fiction
A Portuguese Christmas: Large Print Edition
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A Portuguese Christmas: Large Print Editionby Josie RivieraContemporary Romance Women's Fiction
Oh Danny Boy: Large Print Edition
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Oh Danny Boy: Large Print Editionby Josie RivieraContemporary Romance Women's Fiction
Sweet Peppermint Kisses: Large Print Edition
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Sweet Peppermint Kisses: Large Print Editionby Josie RivieraContemporary Romance Women's Fiction
A Valentine To Cherish: Large Print Edition
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A Valentine To Cherish: Large Print Editionby Josie RivieraContemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction Christian Fiction
A Christmas To Cherish: Large Print
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A Christmas To Cherish: Large Printby Josie RivieraContemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction Christian Fiction
A Love Song To Cherish: Large Print Edition
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A Love Song To Cherish: Large Print Editionby Josie RivieraRomance Women's Fiction Religion & Spirituality
Seeking Charity: Large Print Edition
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Seeking Charity: Large Print Editionby Josie RivieraHistorical Romance Romance Historical Fiction Women's Fiction
The Seeking Series: Large Print Edition
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The Seeking Series: Large Print Editionby Josie RivieraHistorical Romance Romance Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Christian Fiction
Seeking Catherine Large Print Edition
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Seeking Catherine Large Print Editionby Josie RivieraRomance Historical Fiction Women's Fiction
1-800-IRELAND: Large Print Edition
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1-800-IRELAND: Large Print Editionby Josie RivieraContemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction Humor
Irish Hearts: Large Print Edition
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Irish Hearts: Large Print Editionby Josie RivieraContemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
A Snowy White Christmas
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A Snowy White Christmasby Josie RivieraContemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
Candleglow and Mistletoe: Large Print Edition
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Candleglow and Mistletoe: Large Print Editionby Josie RivieraContemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
Seeking Fortune
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Seeking Fortuneby Josie RivieraHistorical Romance Romance Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Christian Fiction
The 1-800-Series: SWEET CONTEMPORARY ROMANCES
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The 1-800-Series: SWEET CONTEMPORARY ROMANCESby Josie RivieraPublish: May 22, 2019Contemporary Romance Women's Fiction
Irish Hearts: A SWEET AND WHOLESOME ROMANTIC BUNDLE
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Irish Hearts: A SWEET AND WHOLESOME ROMANTIC BUNDLEby Josie RivieraPublish: Jun 19, 2019Romance Women's Fiction
1-800-IRELAND: A Sweet Contemporary Romance Novella (Flipping For You Book 3)
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1-800-IRELAND: A Sweet Contemporary Romance Novella (Flipping For You Book 3)by Josie RivieraPublish: Apr 17, 2019Series: Flipping For YouContemporary Romance Women's Fiction
Valentine Hearts: A Sweet and Wholesome Romantic Bundle
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Valentine Hearts: A Sweet and Wholesome Romantic Bundleby Josie RivieraPublish: Feb 20, 2019Romance Women's Fiction Christian Fiction
Holiday Hearts: A Sweet and Wholesome Romance Bundle: Volume 2
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Holiday Hearts: A Sweet and Wholesome Romance Bundle: Volume 2by Josie RivieraPublish: Jan 09, 2019Series: Holiday Hearts Volume 2Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction Christian Fiction
A Valentine To Cherish: : A Sweet and Wholesome Christian Novella (Cherish Series Book 3)
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A Valentine To Cherish: : A Sweet and Wholesome Christian Novella (Cherish Series Book 3)by Josie RivieraPublish: Feb 14, 2019Series: (Cherish Series Book 3)Christian Fiction
Seeking Charity: (Seeking Series Book Two)
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Seeking Charity: (Seeking Series Book Two)by Josie RivieraPublish: Jan 30, 2019Series: (Seeking Series Book 2)Historical Romance
1-800-CHRISTMAS: A Sweet Holiday Romance (Flipping For You Book 2)
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1-800-CHRISTMAS: A Sweet Holiday Romance (Flipping For You Book 2)by Josie RivieraPublish: Dec 25, 2018Series: (Flipping For You Book 2)Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
Maeve (Perfect Match Book 6)
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Maeve (Perfect Match Book 6)by Josie RivieraPublish: Jun 05, 2018Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
Seeking Patience: (Seeking Series Book 3)
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Seeking Patience: (Seeking Series Book 3)by Josie RivieraPublish: Aug 02, 2016Series: (Seeking Series Book 3)Romance Women's Fiction Christian Fiction
1-800-CUPID: A Sweet Contemporary Romance Novella
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1-800-CUPID: A Sweet Contemporary Romance Novellaby Josie RivieraPublish: May 15, 2018Series: (Flipping For You Book 1)Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
Sweet Peppermint Kisses: A Sweet and Wholesome Holiday Romance
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Sweet Peppermint Kisses: A Sweet and Wholesome Holiday Romanceby Josie RivieraPublish: Nov 14, 2018Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
A Snowy White Christmas: An Uplifting Sweet Holiday Romance Novella
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A Snowy White Christmas: An Uplifting Sweet Holiday Romance Novellaby Josie RivieraPublish: Oct 28, 2015Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
A Christmas To Cherish: A Sweet and Wholesome Christian Novella (Cherish Series Book 2)
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A Christmas To Cherish: A Sweet and Wholesome Christian Novella (Cherish Series Book 2)by Josie RivieraPublish: Jul 18, 2018Series: (Cherish Series Book 2)Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction Christian Fiction
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The Seeking Series: Christian Regency Romanceby Josie RivieraPublish: Feb 11, 2018Historical Romance Romance Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Christian Fiction
Candleglow and Mistletoe: A Sweet Holiday Romance Novella
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Candleglow and Mistletoe: A Sweet Holiday Romance Novellaby Josie RivieraPublish: Oct 12, 2016Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
Romance Stories To Cherish: A Sweet And Wholesome Christian Novella Book Bundle
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Romance Stories To Cherish: A Sweet And Wholesome Christian Novella Book Bundleby Josie RivieraPublish: Aug 22, 2018Romance Women's Fiction Christian Fiction
A Love Song To Cherish: A Sweet and Wholesome Christian Novella (Cherish Series Book 1)
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A Love Song To Cherish: A Sweet and Wholesome Christian Novella (Cherish Series Book 1)by Josie RivieraPublish: Aug 15, 2018Series: (Cherish Series Book 1)Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction Christian Fiction
Seeking Catherine: (Seeking Series Book 1)
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Seeking Catherine: (Seeking Series Book 1)by Josie RivieraPublish: Oct 11, 2012Historical Romance Paranormal Romance Romance Women's Fiction
Holiday Hearts: A Sweet and Wholesome Romance Bundle
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Holiday Hearts: A Sweet and Wholesome Romance Bundleby Josie RivieraPublish: Jan 12, 2018Series: Holiday Hearts: A Sweet and Wholesome Romance BundleContemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
Seeking Fortune: (Seeking Series Book 2)
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Seeking Fortune: (Seeking Series Book 2)by Josie RivieraPublish: Jan 16, 2018Series: (Seeking Series Book 1)Historical Romance Paranormal Romance Romance Historical Fiction Women's Fiction
A Portuguese Christmas: A Sweet and Wholesome Holiday Romance
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A Portuguese Christmas: A Sweet and Wholesome Holiday Romanceby Josie RivieraPublish: Nov 07, 2017Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
Aloha To Love (Hawaiian Holiday Book 5)
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Aloha To Love (Hawaiian Holiday Book 5)by Josie RivieraPublish: Oct 30, 2018Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
I Love You More: A Sweet Contemporary Romance Novella
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I Love You More: A Sweet Contemporary Romance Novellaby Josie RivieraPublish: Feb 09, 2016Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
Oh Danny Boy: A Sweet Contemporary Romance
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Oh Danny Boy: A Sweet Contemporary Romanceby Josie RivieraPublish: Jun 13, 2017Contemporary Romance Women's Fiction

Josie Riviera interview On 21, Feb 2019

"Author Josie Riviera grew up in upstate New York. She loves reading a good romance, especially by the authors like the great Judith McNaught. Romance author, Josie met her husband in upstate NY. She writes Happily Ever After Romances. Her romances are sweet and wholesome, and inspirational. She writes every day and advises the same to the young writers. A normal day in Josie's life might include lunch and/or dinner out with her husband, and visiting their grown children. Her next book will be an Irish release, to coincide with St. Patrick's Day."
Where did you grow up? Who was your preschool teacher?

I grew up in upstate New York. N/A

What inspired you to start writing contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances? What makes a good romance story?

I love reading a good romance, especially by the authors like the great Judith McNaught. A good romance, and really any story, is all about the characters and their growth.

Where do you usually go for coffee dates in the Charlotte, NC? Where did you meet your husband?

Coffee dates in Charlotte, NC are at Amelie's, a delightful French bakery. I met my husband in upstate NY.

Why do you write romance? What do you believe is so special about the historical romance genre?

I write Happily Ever After romances. Despite the conflicts, my readers are assured of a happy ending. Historical romance speaks to a specific group of readers who love Regency and Tudor romances.

How do you create characters that are so lifelike but also memorable? How important is a character's physical appearance as opposed to their characteristics?

Character studies are so important, and a character's appearance (even the hero and heroine), is secondary to their characteristics.

What is the connecting theme in the Perfect Matchbook series?

N/A, as this is a multi-author series. However, in the Perfect Match, all of the characters are on board a Holiday cruise to Hawaii. Why did you decide to write six sweet novellas in this series instead of full-length novels? N/A, as this is a multi-author series.

Who are the main characters in the Seeking Series? Which one was your favorite and most complex to create?

The main characters in the Seeking Series are Romany Gypsy heroes and heroines. My favorite character of all time is Luca, a Romany Gypsy man, who has his story finally told in Seeking Patience.

What would you say characterizes your writing? In what ways do you try and stand out from the ever-growing community of romance writers?

My romances are sweet and wholesome, and inspirational. I hope my readers love the attention to detail and realistic characters.

Who were your inspirations for the characters Angelina Conte and Dr. Caleb Sloane in "Holiday Hearts?" How would you describe their love story to a cynical stranger?

Angelina Conte and Dr. Caleb Sloane are the heroine and hero of Aloha To Love. Angelina is an aspiring screenwriter, and Caleb is a volcanologist, which is an occupation I'd never heard of before writing the book.

1-800-CUPID is a sweet story about moving forward in life after past difficulties. What is the significance of this title? How did you come up with the titles in the "Flipping For You" series?

1-800-CUPID is a series about home-flipping, renovating, and decorating. The series began when the down-on-her-luck heroine, Candee, answered her non-ringing phone with "1-800-CUPID." I've continued the theme with the other 1-800 series, focusing on a charming small town.

Being a USA TODAY bestselling author, what are the challenges you had to face on the road of becoming a published author? How did you overcome them?

I believe Nora Roberts said it once, and much better than I can ever say it. Just sit every day and write!

How often do you write in a week? Do you follow a certain schedule or write whenever and wherever?

I write every day. When on deadline, it's easily 10-12 hours per day.

How does writing make you feel? When you're not writing, what does a normal day for you look like?

It's exciting to create a brand new book, and even more so when readers respond positively. A normal day might include lunch and/or dinner out with my husband, and visiting our grown children. One lives in Ireland, so that visit takes some planning.

Is there anything new that you're working on? When can we expect the next book to come out?

The next book will be an Irish release, to coincide with St. Patrick's Day. Because my daughter lives in Ireland, I love writing about the Irish culture and the beautiful landscape. An all-time favorite book for my readers is Oh Danny Boy, a book set in Ireland and centered around a coffee shop.

Finally. what intrigued you most about the AllAuthor website? As a premium member now, have your thoughts about it changed?

Thanks for the opportunity. AllAuthor is an excellent website for both readers and authors.

Josie Riviera All time Favourite Books

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Holiday Hearts: A Sweet and Wholesome Romance Bundle
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Holiday Hearts: A Sweet and Wholesome Romance Bundleby Josie RivieraPublish: Jan 12, 2018Series: Holiday Hearts: A Sweet and Wholesome Romance BundleContemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction
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Three sweet holiday romances in 1 cozy collection.
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The Seeking Series: Christian Regency Romanceby Josie RivieraPublish: Feb 11, 2018Historical Romance Romance Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Christian Fiction
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Three Romany Gypsy Inspirational books in 1 special collection.
Holiday Hearts: A Sweet and Wholesome Romance Bundle: Volume 2
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Holiday Hearts: A Sweet and Wholesome Romance Bundle: Volume 2by Josie RivieraPublish: Jan 09, 2019Series: Holiday Hearts Volume 2Contemporary Romance Romance Women's Fiction Christian Fiction
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Volume 2 is 3 Additional Sweet Holiday Romances at 1 low price.

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