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…

 

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Pinterest: Yay or Nay?

I adore pictures. Sometimes I love them more than words, because they inspire a multitude of stories and ideas in my writer’s brain.

I resisted joining Pinterest for a long time. First there was the whole legal, copyright issues. Then I convince myself that I didn’t need the time suck (I knew what to temptation it would be, from the beginning.)

Pinterest, author fun, pictures

Then I saw one of my author friends, Andrea Laurence’s, Pinterest boards for her books. She creates them the same way I do bulletin boards for my stories – and even better, the links can be submitted to my publisher with my art fact sheet for help with cover creation and ad copy.

So I created my Dani Wade account, and I found it both fun and inspiring. Contrary to my earlier worries, I don’t spend a huge amount of time there (because I simply don’t have it to spend) but when I’m plotting or looking for inspiration, I’ll create new boards and have a flurry of new pins.

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It’s fun. Sometimes, in the pressure to perform as an author, it’s a relief to have something that’s fun and relieves stress, rather than creating stress.

Same with the rest of life, huh? So what about you? Yay or Nay? Are you a visual person? What media inspires your thoughts and fantasies?

Enjoy!

Dani

Mill Town Millionaires-Cover Reveal

There’s nothing more fun than new pretties to obsess over! Yes, these can already be seen on bookstore websites, but in the chaos of life I didn’t get them posted. Here are the covers for the last two Mill Town Millionaires books!

These guys are Swoon-Worthy!

The Renegade Returns, Mill Town Millionaires, Harlequin Desire, Dani Wade

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They are both up for pre-order already and will hit the shelves (virtual and reality) in July 2016 and September 2016. Can’t wait to revisit Black Hills, South Carolina, with all of my readers!

The Renegade Returns:

iBooks        

Amazon

B&N

Harlequin                                                                                                                           

Expecting His Secret Heir:

iBooks  

Amazon

B&N

Harlequin

I’d love to hear which is your favorite out of the 4?

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Enjoy, Dani

BEHIND THE SCARS Release Day

I grew up in a small town in Tennessee. It was a farming community where everyone knew everyone – big players and small. In school, everyone knew what family and family type you were from. And when something exciting happened – fabulous or scandalous – everyone heard about it within a matter of hours…and had some kind of comment on the matter.

Behind the Scars, Dani Wade, sexy romantic suspense, small town secrets series, southern romance
Kate McIntyre, the heroine of BEHIND THE SCARS, has experienced that fall out recently. After the sex scandal that rocked her family’s world, she’s eager to keep her secrets to herself.

Everyone in a small town has secrets, but Kate McIntyre’s have followed her home.

Daire Rousseau grew up in Cadence, but has never really felt at home here despite his sprawling family estate and ties to the town’s heavy hitters. His secrets are buried in confidential military files he hopes never to relive again – every night in his dreams is bad enough. Kate is a sexy challenge that distracts him from his demons. Until a new horror is unleashed in their cozy community.

When a student’s admiration for her takes a dark turn, Kate turns to a hometown hero for help and protection. Ex-Green Beret Daire Rousseau knows the face of evil all too well–and he’ll do anything to keep it from this pretty redhead. Can they trust each other to look behind the scars that define them?

Kate McIntyre, college art teacher and sculptor, holds people at a distance. That’s how she copes with her internal and external scars, after a car wreck that left her fighting for her life. Art is her only outlet for sensuality–until Daire returns to Cadence, TN.

She’s shocked by how much she wants the sexy, silent veteran, and crushed when after one drunken embrace, he pushes her away. But when she realizes she has a stalker, Daire is the man she wants at her side.

Daire Rousseau may have been born to wealth, but he grew up a loner, shuffled off to boarding schools after his mother’s death. He joined the Army to prove he was more a man than his father, and found a close-knit band of brothers. But after being captured and tortured by the enemy, he’s fighting a new war–battling to get back to the man he was. And afraid his scars will never let him forget. Convinced his battered body and psyche will repulse an innocent beauty like Kate, he pushes her away. Until the only way to keep her safe is to stay by her side day and night.

Come back to Cadence, TN–where secrets can be deadly. Get your copy of BEHIND THE SCARS today!

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What’s a book release without a celebration? I’d love to give one of my lovely readers this cute little bracelet as a reminder of our love of reading! Just comment on the world – setting that stands out based in your mind as a story world you can’t wait to revisit.  [JR Ward’s Caldwell comes to my mind!] Or a place you’d like to see as a setting in a romance novel. One lucky commenter will be chosen to win!

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Don’t forget – if you haven’t read the Small Town Secrets novella, SNOW BOUND,

you can read it for FREE with this Special Offer.

My Sexy Saturday: Beneath the Surface

Is there anything sexier than a dance? I think not! At least, that’s what my heroine shows the hero of BENEATH THE SURFACE, Book 1 of my Small Town Secrets series. Check it out!

Street Cafe At Night

She grinned, eliciting a sneaky suspicion in the bottom of his stomach, along with a warm molten spread of need. “Why don’t I just show you what I’ve got, then you can tell me where we need improvement. Turn on the music when I open the door.”

Dumbfounded, Colin stood motionless. What the hell? She acted like she already had this all planned out. Where was the shy, blushing innocent from Sugar and Spice last night? He sucked in some air as it hit him that he was swimming out of his depth. That was ridiculous. He’d been watching the open, freestyle activities at the Gatherings since he’d taken over, along with participating in a fairly interesting sex life when he got the chance. Nothing she could do would surprise him. But as soon as the music started, he realized he was wrong.

The door to the bathroom swung open, and Emma stood posed in the frame, one arm draped up over her head along the wood, the other resting on her cocked hip. It would have been innocent enough if she hadn’t been wearing the short skirt and button-down shirt they’d picked up at the emporium. Colin pressed Play on the remote control before all the blood rushed from his head and left him stupid. One step and he was in serious trouble.

Not only did she look different, she walked differently. As if someone had dialed up the sensuality level on her movements. Normally she had a slight sway to her hips that flowed down her legs, creating a womanly swing that sent him humming. Now she strutted, exaggerating her hips with an almost twist that accentuated the toned muscles of her bare legs. And the heels. Oh. My. God. What they did to her walk.

He almost asked her to turn around so he could see what they did for her ass, but figured he didn’t want his head to explode…yet. Heat crept up his spine, and his heartbeat went into overdrive. As his gaze slid up over her incredible assets, he met her hooded gaze. The breath stopped in his throat.

It was the same look she’d had while they were having sex. His body responded to the instant flash of memories. Lips open as if they were panting, eyes mysterious and heavy-lidded. She stared straight at him as she advanced to the beat of the music, not looking away or over him as he’d expected her to.

She walked straight to the chair opposite him and swung a leg out to straddle it, facing away. The remote dropped to the floor at the flash of the curve of her ass cheek and the garter holding up her sheer stockings. He bit his lip to keep from groaning. His only wish was that she’d sat on him instead.

 

BENEATH THE SURFACE is available for $2.99 on Amazon or FREE on KDP Select.

Too many secrets…

Hidden in a quiet town along the Tennessee border, a secret gathering exists where the privileged fulfill their darkest desires. One of their members initiates a desperate act designed to bring home his lifelong obsession: Emma Hartwell.

A past not forgotten…

Drawn back to her hometown by the psychic connection with her twin sister, Emma must fight the stubborn silence of those around her in her quest to find her missing sister. Colin McIntyre hopes to make up for his past mistakes with Emma by helping her, but his own ties to the Gathering might be exposed along the way.

Time is running out…

Exposure could be dangerous for his family, along with himself and Emma. Can they fight the secrets and lies to rescue Emma’s sister… and their own chance at life-long love?

Check out the other sexy offerings this Saturday at the My Sexy Saturday blog.

Wednesday Writer: Jinni James

Today I’m featuring a cool author friend who happens to be from good ol’ Alabama, just like me! Please welcome Jinni James! I’m featuring her newest release, BUSINESS AND PLEASURE, which is available now. Isn’t this a beautiful cover?

Business and Pleasure, author Jinni James, romance author, Wednesday Writer, Dani Wade

Jinni, you’ve focused on a heroine that is obviously determined and professionally successful. What led you to developing this type of smart, successful heroine and how do her successes complicate her relationship with the hero?

This is such a great question! I’ve read many books where the female of the story is struggling or has a job that just pays the bills. Then she meets a man who is very well off that basically saves her from her struggling life. He starts to take care of her and it all sounds good but it got me thinking, what if the heroine in the story didn’t need saving?

So I wanted to write a story with a level playing field. My heroine Elizabeth Hamilton has her own company as well as her parents company so she’s set as far as money is concerned. The hero of this story is Alexander Preston; he owns his own publishing empire so he’s set as well. Neither needs anything other than each other.

This tends to complicate things at first because Alexander comes in wanting to acquire Elizabeth’s little publishing company. He quickly finds out that Elizabeth won’t give up without a fight. Later on in the story you can tell that Elizabeth isn’t used to having someone “take care” of her. She’s an independent woman and she struggles slightly to let go of that. But our hero can be quite persuasive.

I thoroughly enjoyed writing a story with two strong, independent, characters that I still run through their paces. Nobody gets a happily ever after in the beginning, right?

Thanks for having me on your blog today! I hope everyone who downloads BUSINESS AND PLEASURE enjoys it as much as I did writing it!

BUSINESS AND PLEASURE Blurb:

Elizabeth Hamilton is a smart and successful business woman with not one business but two. After the death of her parents, she takes over their company Neo Corp then starts one of her own right out of college. A publishing company that Alexander Preston and his associate Rachel would love to get their hands on. Unfortunately, Elizabeth isn’t in the market to sell.

Elizabeth fights the spark between her and Alex but quickly realizes there’s no fighting with chemistry. She battles with the internal struggle between her desire for this man and the passion for her company. 

Hidden secrets are unearthed. Betrayal and loss run deep. Fighting for what she believes in, as well as her companies, may just cost her the ultimate price.

Could Elizabeth end up with nothing or everything she could have ever hoped for?

Check out this sexy, powerplay book here: Amazon

And find out more about author Jinni James on her website or Facebook.