New Release: TAMING THE BILLIONAIRE

It’s out now!!! Book 2 in the Savannah Sisters trilogy hit the electronic shelves on March 1, while the paperback versions should be making an appearance on March 6. Check out the excerpt below!

The beast of Sabatini House is real. 

And only one beauty can tame him.

When Willow Harden arrives at Tate Kingston’s island castle for her housekeeper job, she finds her temperamental boss isn’t just an enigmatic author living in self-imposed exile—he’s an attractive flesh-and-blood man. Soon she’s thinking less about her mission to uncover his family’s secrets than about being under his covers. Until an unplanned pregnancy sets them on a collision course with destiny…

To see more books in this series, click here.

Keep a watch on my Facebook author page for Behind the Scenes glimpses and contests throughout the month!

You can grab your copy of this installment of the Savannah Sisters books at the links below and other online retailers.

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Goodreads Page — Add this book to your To Be Read Shelf!

EXCERPT

Sabatini House. Finally.

Willow stared up at the imposing, impressive castle-like residence through the windshield of her car. The thunderstorm raging around it was only appropriate. A structure as mysterious and unique as Sabatini House deserved an atmospheric introduction.

Unfortunately, since the owner hadn’t answered the intercom when she’d stopped at the gates, Willow now had to figure out how to get inside. It took concentrated effort to relax her fingers on the steering wheel.

The rain pounded her little car, at times completely obscuring the view. Willow had been fascinated with Sabatini House for several years, since she’d discovered mention of its owners, the Kingston family, in her great-grandmother’s journals. But they contained very little about its history, which had only whetted her appetite for more.

According to the rare articles she’d found about the house since then, it was said to have been built by a Spanish pirate for his lover. It featured underground caves that allowed the ocean to actually flow underneath the house to create a swimming cove. In her journal, Willow’s great-grandmother had described the cave from her one and only time sneaking into a party in the house, declaring it a truly magical tie between the land and the sea. As a descendant of pirates herself, that would be something her great-grandmother would have appreciated.

From the outside it still looked like a magnificent castle, with turrets and peaks and arched windows. But Willow was dying for a glimpse of the inside. She hadn’t been able to find any photos or documentation in her research. The current reclusive owner had never allowed anyone else inside besides his caretaker, Murdoch Evans, and the occasional trusted workman.

Until today.

Taking a deep breath, Willow pulled her raincoat around her as best she could. There wasn’t any point feeling wimpy about the rain. She needed to get inside. The sooner she settled in, the sooner she could start looking for clues. As much as the house fascinated her, the secrets it held were what truly drew her here. Secrets about the Kingstons, and one fateful night generations ago, that could change her own history forever.

 

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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…

 

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!

Expecting His Secret Heir Release Day

AND A CONTEST! Join me for some cool happenings today…

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

 

EXPECTING HIS SECRET HEIR arrives on the virtual shelves today-and I’m so excited to see the final installment of my Mill Town Millionaires series out in the world. The town of Black Hills, SC has been with me for several years, and I hope readers enjoy their time there.

To celebrate, I’m releasing “Extras” pages for each of the Mill Town Millionaires books! I’m fascinated about the writing process of other authors and what things inspire their various books, so I decided to share some of those things for each of these books with my readers.

But there’s more to it than just learning more about the Mill Town Millionaire’s series…There’s a RELEASE WEEK CONTEST that you can enter to win some cool reader jewelry. Here’s the RULES: Read each of the 4 book pages, and while you’re there, collect the titles of each heroine’s “theme song”. Enter it into the slots on this Rafflecopter page BEFORE 9/07/16, and you are entered to win this prize:

EHSH Contest prize

The contest is open until September 7! You can find the individual book pages under the book descriptions on the Mill Town Millionaires Series page. Be sure to visit all 4!

Then share the excitement of Release Day with anyone and everyone!  🙂  Go ahead…I’ll wait. Just kidding…but really, thank you for sharing this and every other release day with me. It’s always more fun to party with friends!

Expecting His Secret Heir, Mill Town Millionaires, Dani Wade, Harlequin Desire

The one-night stand who got away is back—and expecting… 

Security entrepreneur Zachary Gatlin can’t decide whether to kiss her senseless or give her the brush-off, but Sadie Adams insinuates herself into his business and he’s hooked.

Sadie’s on a mission to dig up dirt on Zach and disqualify him from a multimillion-dollar inheritance. Success means she’ll be able to pay for her little sister’s medical bills. But when Zach once again proves irresistible to Sadie, she faces a fateful choice: follow her heart or save her sister. And then there’s the child she’s carrying—Zach’s child…

Amazon           B&N               iBooks             Harlequin

A Year of Change

The only person you are destined to become is the person you

decide to be.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This summer, I turned 42, so I guess I was due for my midlife crisis.

Not that the dissatisfaction is new, but for some reason my birthday brought it to the forefront for me. My life is in utter chaos, overcrowded and exhausting. I looked around at the hundreds of things wanting my attention and thought – I simply don’t want to be here.

That’s sad. I mean, I have a loving husband, two great kids, a nice house, a steady day job, and I get to write too? What’s wrong with that?

All the “other” stuff that went along with the good things and my own perfectionism that has pressured me into rushing and pushing myself – now the well of my soul is bone dry.

Butterfly, romance author, creativity, refilling the well
Since I’m not the type to run away with the circus…or Channing Tatum… I decided to take the bull by the horns and actually carve a life out of my existence instead of letting it run me into the ground. I know this isn’t going to happen immediately…it’s a process that will happen over time and with deliberate action.

Why am I sharing this on the World Wide Web?

~Well, this is my page and I choose to be authentic here rather than putting on a fake, happy face.

~As an author, I process things by writing about them. I try to write morning pages (see Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way), but I also like sharing what I learn. Maybe I can help someone else along the way.

~But also, it will mean some changes around here. I’ll only be blogging once a month, putting out a newsletter quarterly and probably producing fewer Indie books. That doesn’t mean I’m not around—just check out my Facebook page to realize I’m still hanging out—but I want you to know the WHY. Authors aren’t superhumans—I’m not Supermom, Wife Extraordinaire, and I can’t juggle a million things successfully. I’m just me.

I’m working on a lot of changes and I hope to share some of the inside I gain with each of you. Thanks for your support and continuing to hang around.

Dani

Continue scrolling for the “new” extra features…

What I’m Reading This Month

Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert, Creativity, Reading, Book Lover

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

I’ve listened to the podcasts associated with this book on iTunes and started following Elizabeth Gilbert on Facebook. I find her posts deep and insightful and hope this book will encourage my creative live. So far, I’m really enjoying it! Recommended for creative types!

What I’m Working on This Month

quill, writing, romance author

Edits for the first Kentucky book— now titled REINING IN THE BILLIONAIRE—will arrive any day now.

I just finished a proposal for Kentucky Book 2! Woot!

Until edits arrive, I’m playing with the fun novella that I hope to release some day as a group of 4. They’re set in Savannah – one of my favorite places. You can see my inspiration on my Savannah Pinterest board and my #SaucySaturday post today over on the NGWN blog about Savannah as a sexy setting. And yes, this is a step in having and enjoying my life. My life will always include writing, but I need some writing that doesn’t have a ton of pressure. That’s why this one is for “fun” and has no deadline.  🙂 I’ll keep y’all updated.