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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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

Desires-Then & Now

Recently, one of my besties gave me a cool gift. Author Marilyn Baxter showed up to breakfast with this book:

Diana Palmer, romance covers, Silhouette Desire, Harlequin Desire, Dani Wade

 

She’d found it at a thrift store, and thought I would enjoy it since I write for the same line. This is from the Desire line when it was Silhouette Desire, a brand new venture, as this is #50. I absolutely love the cover! The ultra alpha male with a bushy mustache. Those high heels in the middle of the woods. And the (now) vintage car in the background. Dated as it is now, it’s a true representation of the books I read that got me hooked on romance. The emotional draw of being swept off your feet by someone able to take car of everything (even if its not PC, I still dream of that some days). 🙂

Some of the first Desires I read  were some older ones. A kind lady who lived across the street gave me a box of books when I was recovering from a very bad illness and it included this book and several others:

Justine Davis, Upon the Storm, Silhouette Desire, Harlequin Desire, vintage romance books, Dani Wade

I still have this book and still read it too! It’s Desire #712. A little closer to the traditional clinch cover, this one still represents the glamour of the Desire line. I’ll be forever grateful to that kind lady! She reintroduced me to the joy of reading romance, and eventually writing it. Something I wouldn’t even think about until over 3 years after reading it.

Though vintage covers are cool, I have to admit I’m in love with my Desire covers. Now the line is Harlequin Desire, and my release for last month, A Bride’s Tangled Vows, was Desire #2322.

His By Design, Dani Wade, Harlequin Desire, Writers on Reading

I think the full cover pic truly pops and draws the eye of the reader more. And I have a brand new cover coming soon. The Blackstone Heir, my Mill Town Millionaire book coming in February 2015, will be my first ever baby cover! It’s so cute! (The cover & the baby.)

So let’s talk about covers! What are your favorite old school and modern cover designs?

Dani

If you’ve ever wondered about the process for Indie authors creating their own covers, check out this really cool Inside Scoop post from yesterday on Nice Girls Writing Naughty by Ella Sheridan, who shares the awesomely hot hunk who will be on her upcoming cover with us!!!!

a bride's tangled vows. dani wade. harlequin desire. contemporary romanceNestled in the hills of South Carolina is the one town Aiden Blackstone has refused to acknowledge since he was eighteen years old. The town he grew up in. The town of his birthright. Lured home by his grandfather’s pretense of death, Aiden finds himself snared in a well-laid trap made of coercion, obligation, and duty. There’s no easy way out of his grandfather’s demands that he marry and take over the family business that supports the entire town, not if he wants to keep his invalid mother safe.

 Saddled with a wife he shouldn’t want, and the town he never wanted to save, Aiden finds himself swimming through a mire of anger, responsibility, and lust, counting down the days until he can walk away, return to the life he built for himself in NYC, filled with socialites and high dollar art deals, not a town counting on their mill to stay open…and a woman whose soulful gaze gives him a redeeming purpose for every day.

 Christina Reece spent her entire childhood wishing Aiden’s family was her own. When a tragic car accident left Aiden’s mother an invalid, Christina got her nursing degree and moved to Blackstone Manor to care for her. Over time, she ended up creating the family she’d always dreamed of…almost. Now she’ll do whatever she must to keep them safe and preserve their future.

 When Aiden’s grandfather threatens all she holds dear, Christina volunteers to become Aiden’s wife—not realizing the tormentor from her childhood had transformed into a man she could truly love. A man eager to leave the minute his obligations are fulfilled. As they join forces to uncover a saboteur in their midst, outwit Aiden’s grandfather’s manipulations, and care for Lily, Christina sees the man Aiden truly is—and helps him to see it too. But how can she trust her heart to a man intent on walking away from everything they are building together?

 Then their enemy strikes out, threatening everything they hold dear, Aiden and Christina must choose which is stronger—obligation or love?