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Ready for a Sneak Peek?

I hope all of you have enjoyed Reining in the Billionaire this month! But don’t forget–we have one more Harrington brother to go…

Kane’s story, Unbridled Billionaire, comes out in June. Harlequin just sent me the final cover and I have to say, this model has the smolder down pat!

Dani Wade, Harlequin Desire, Billionaire romance

Yep–Kane is just as much of a handful as his brother, only in a dark, more demanding capacity. Here’s a sneak peek at his story!

Blurb:

A Cinderella moment…with an untamable billionaire 

Presley Macarthur was always a plain Jane, a fact her stepmother pointed out at every turn. But Presley’s passion is horses, and when a bad business deal leaves her at the mercy of newly wealthy stable owner Kane Harrington, Presley finds herself on the brink of a sensual transformation she never saw coming. 

Kane has a use for Presley—to make him legitimate in the exclusive world of high-dollar horse breeding. But there’s nothing useful about his growing feelings for her. After losing it all before, is he willing to take the ultimate risk again, and make this woman’s passionate transformation complete?

Excerpt:

A sudden high pitched squeak broke the silence. The murmur of voices from the right-hand fork of the aisle. Guess he wasn’t as alone as he’d thought. Had a sneaky couple decided to play some games in the stables while the party was going on? Normally he would just ignore it, but that wing had been declared off limits to visitors earlier in the day.

Because that’s where their new breeding stud was being kept.

Sun was a very new addition, having only arrived yesterday, and Kane hadn’t wanted him disturbed by a rush of onlookers. He needed time to get used to his new digs.

Picking up speed, Kane rounded the corner and made his way toward the noise. The closer he got, the more his calm melted away, because the voice seemed to be coming from the stud’s stall. Singular and soft, it had to be a woman. And either she was talking to the horse or some man was getting an earful of sexy whispers.

The stall was about halfway down the aisle, but as Kane approached something further down caught his attention. The back door to this wing sat ajar, giving him a glimpse of the black night now blanketing the land…and the glint of the inside lights off a metal frame. A truck? A trailer?

Was this woman stealing his horse?

His big body automatically adopted stealth mode, almost silent on the hard-packed earthen floor. He gave the stall door a wide berth, coming around it in the shadows across the aisle so he could see without being seen. As he paused, a sudden awareness of the pumping of his heart and an intense curiosity flooded over him.

Guess he wasn’t bored now…

Over the half wall, Kane could see the massive stallion stood unusually still, almost as if mesmerized by the woman’s voice. She spoke continuously as she worked-from what Kane could tell, she was indeed readying him for transport. But the whole time she touched him, steadying him with a firm hand that bespoke familiarity and authority.

Her actions contradicted her clothing choice. Through the barely open door he caught a quick peek of the flat soles of her sandals—her only concession to her work. The straps across her feet were bejeweled-or at least, what little he could see peeking out through the straw. A loose sundress of nondescript grey-blue material skimmed what appeared to be a lightly muscled body rather than hugging the curves beneath.

Pretty, but not flashy. She certainly hadn’t caught his attention earlier tonight. If she’d been present at the party-as the dress suggested-he couldn’t remember her. And he had a feeling he would remember the wealth of caramel-colored hair she’d pulled back into a thick ponytail. He found himself wondering what her face looked like, but first, he needed to know what she was up to.

Many people didn’t realize that behind his stoic exterior, Kane was an exceedingly patient man. He stood for a good ten minutes in silence, cataloguing the woman’s movements, actions, guessing at her intentions. She had an incredible talent to soothe the giant horse they’d nicknamed “the Beast”, but the breakaway-style halter, blanket, and leg wraps left him in no doubt that she planned to leave here with his horse.

As if the truck and trailer didn’t make that plain enough.

As she finished the last of her preparations, Kane decided it was time to make his move. Stepping out of the shadows, he moved to block the open stall door. The Beast caught sight of him first, lifting his head with a little jerk that conveyed his uneasiness at Kane’s appearance.

The little thief didn’t catch on as quick…

 

Christmas Extravaganza!

Interested in FREE BOOKS and Christmas Goodies??

If so, you must checkout the Christmas Romance Extravaganza I’m participating in right now!

Christmas Extravaganza, Dani Wade, Free romance books, reader contest

This is a coordinated effort with lots of authors in many romance genres with BookSweeps. There’s something for every kind of reader!

And don’t forget the numerous prizes-including ereaders, gift cards and more! The contest is up the entire month of December (until Dec 26th) but get your goodies early HERE.

Happy Reading!

Dani

A Year of Enjoyment

I had a hard time titling this post, because the trips I’m discussing don’t fall under a single label. This fall I got to take 2 precious trips-small by other people’s standards but big to me-and I wanted to share that beauty with you.

Were they enjoyable? Of course! Relaxing? Definitely! But more than anything, they are precious memories that I savor as I attempt to calm the chaos in my life.

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The first was a trip to the Smoky Mountains-a girls’ trip, to be exact. I go every year with these particular women. Since we’re all authors, we write. We brainstorm. Talk shop. Share about our families, what’s going well and not so well.

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But we also play board games and laugh, which is good-I don’t laugh often enough. And we try to do something we’ve never done together before just for the sheer fun of doing it. This year we went to an Escape Room (and made it out with 20 minutes to spare!).

Cards Against Humanity
Cards Against Humanity
Marrying Mr. Darcy
Marrying Mr. Darcy

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As if that wasn’t fun enough, I also got to visit Cade’s Cove this year! I’ve been nearby before, but never made the trek over there. Absolutely gorgeous!

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Just a few weeks later, I went with my husband to a cabin on the lake for the weekend. We haven’t been away alone together in many years, so this was a very special treat.

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Its so wonderful to discover that after 20 years + we can still have interesting conversations, similar interests, and the ability to simply rest in each other’s presence. It was a quiet, reaffirming weekend.

What’s the most peaceful time you’ve had lately?

Dani

Continue scrolling for the “new” extra features…

WHAT I’M READING THIS MONTH

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Writers Beware! This is a plotting method book that I’m trying to learn. I was already a plotter (so the pants were already long gone), so I’m hoping to add a little streamlining to my process. The book is quick, but not necessarily easy. If you’re interested in stepping up your plotting process, this book is perfect for you!

WHAT I’M WRITING THIS MONTH

I just turned in the proposal for my first Savannah Sisters trilogy, which will start next year with Harlequin Desire! I’ll be working on that, in addition to a short story that I hope to release next year.

Reining in the Billionaire, Dani Wade, Harlequin DesireThe start of my upcoming Kentucky Harrington brothers is now up for pre-order! Check it out on Amazon and B&N.

Cover Goodness

I’ve received lots of good news over the last few weeks, not the least of which is new covers for some of my books, and I just had to share them with y’all!

Awesome editor sent me the cover for my next release, Reining in the Billionaire (Harlequin Desire, February 2017), which is up for pre-order now! Gotta love a man and his horse (but most of all, that sexy cowboy hat)!

Reining in the Billionaire, Dani Wade, Harlequin Desire

A little more about the first installment of my Harrington brothers Kentucky horse racing series:

An instant billionaire wants revenge…and more! 

Mason Harrington grew up as a rough-and-tumble stable boy. But a shocking inheritance enables him and his brother to return to their hometown and settle some scores. First on the agenda: take over the elite horse farm belonging to the woman who once broke Mason’s heart when her daddy said he wasn’t good enough.

Despite Mason’s motives, EvaMarie Hyatt has no choice but to stay on at the ranch and work for him. Soon it becomes clear Mason wants more than revenge. Even more surprising: EvaMarie’s willingness to succumb. But will new misunderstandings derail their renewed passion, or will this second chance lead to forever?

And the Backstage Pass series has new covers too!!! Aren’t they gorgeous?

Finding Her Rhythm, Backstage Pass series, rock star romance

Settling the Score, Backstage Pass series, rock star romance

Striking a Chord, Backstage Pass series, rock star romance

So much yumminess there!!! Thanks to Jay Aheer from Simply Defined Art for the new look (to match the Backstage Pass Anthology cover that she created). I’m pretty happy with my rock stars at the moment! {Psstt… don’t forget to watch Rhythm this month-its going on sale for 99cents! Share with your friends!}

Dani

Special Harlequin Sale

Who doesn’t love a good romance for a great price? Harlequin is having a special sale on all of my back list books from Harlequin Desire from now until October 25th! You can get digital copies of each of the books below for only $1.99. Don’t miss out, because these don’t go on sale often… So Stock Up Now!

Harlequin Desire, His By Design, Dani WadeHIS BY DESIGN

Harlequin Desire

Amazon Kindle

 

 

a bride's tangled vows. dani wade. harlequin desire. contemporary romanceA BRIDE’S TANGLED VOWS

Mill Town Millionaires, Book 1

Harlequin Desire

Amazon

 

Mill Town Millionaires, Billionaires and Babies, Blackstone Heir, Dani WadeTHE BLACKSTONE HEIR

Mill Town Millionaires, Book 2

*Billionaires & Babies*

Harlequin Desire

Amazon

 

The Renegade Returns, Mill Town Millionaires, Harlequin Desire, Dani WadeTHE RENEGADE RETURNS

Mill Town Millionaires, Book 3

Harlequin Desire

Amazon

 

Field Trip: Harlequin Junkie Q&A

I’m being featured today over on the Harlequin Junkie blog with a Q&A about EXPECTING HIS SECRET HEIR! There are some cool excerpts, behind the scenes info, and a giveaway of books 1-3 in the Mill Town Millionaires series. Come check it out!

Expecting his Secret Heir, Mill Town Millionaires, Harlequin Desire, Dani Wade, Passion

And see what else Sara has to offer on the cool site she’s put together. They’re very supportive of the romance genre and its a great place to hang out!