No Longer Forbidden

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Rowan O’Brien will always be the thorn in Nic Marcussen’s side. She was the only woman to tempt him beyond his steely control…the only woman strictly forbidden to him.

Years later, Nic’s sole focus is business – the boy who grew up under a cloud of shame now has the world at his feet. Until tragedy brings Rowan back into his life and his façade begins to crack.

In the seclusion of the Marcussen mansion in the Mediterranean their deeply buried secrets surface and they are forced to confront their darkest desires!

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Nic, my bank cards aren't working. Kindly sort it out and send the new ones to Rosedal. Im moving in the weekend for some downtime.

- Ro - No Longer Forbidden? Jan 4, 2013

Note From Dani

The very first manuscript I ever mailed off went to Harlequin Presents when they were still accepting submissions in Toronto, back in the eighties. Not even joking.

By the time I was a runner up in their Instant Seduction contest it was 2008. It took another four years after that to receive The Call and that was for this book.

Honestly, it’s a blur. I can’t tell you what was going through my mind as I wrote Nic and Rowan’s story except to say I was committed, grittily determined that I would reach the finish line if not with this book, then the next. I was going to keep at it until it happened.

And honestly, when you’re getting revision letters and the changes are getting easier each time, you kind of get the message that you’re pretty close. Still, it was a huge kick to have my editor, then Megan Haslam, call and say she wanted to offer me a two book contract.

It was an enormously gratifying moment, even though she told me it wouldn’t come out in North American, only in the UK. I had to run to work so I couldn’t get drunk on bubbly. We celebrated that evening and then the real panic set in. Website, head shot, social media. I stepped onto the roller coaster and haven’t stopped since.

No Longer Forbidden? is the first book in the Makricosta series, which was an accidental series. I didn’t know Nic had siblings until he mentioned them in the scene after the memorial in the middle of the book. I started thinking about them and this led to More Than A Convenient Marriage?, which is Book Two, Adara and Gideon’s story.

An Heir To Bind Them, with Theo and Jaya, is Book Three. Demitri’s story will be written in 2014. Look for it in late 2015 or early 2016.

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About Dani Collins

Dani Collins grew up in Maple Ridge, a suburb of Vancouver, when it was still a small town. With a father and both grandfathers switching up between logging and fishing, she grew into a quintessential BC girl: green, natural, and impervious to rain. Despite a lot of canning and hanging of laundry in her childhood, Dani has a habit of leaping into the unknown, which she credits to her ancestor, Samuel Robertson, a boatwright from Scotland who pioneered Maple Ridge and traded furs to the Hudson’s Bay Company in Fort Langley. Given this adventurer’s blood, she’s always been drawn to stories about people braving life in faraway lands.

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