New to Dani?
Are you brand new to my books? Have you read one and you’re not sure what to try next? You’re in the right place to find your next Dani Collins read.
My books range in tone from zany comedy to cry-fest, but the core is always a romance with a love that is meant-to-be. My heroes are alpha tough, but usually have a soft-centre buried under their armour, one that the heroine unerringly finds. My heroines typically posses a sense of humour, because how else do you get through life? And my characters are always flawed and dealing with a disaster of their own making.
Ensuring each couple finds their version of happily ever after is a must for me as an author and even my sweetest stories have love scenes that are pretty sexy. I love writing cross-over characters, but all of my books can be read as stand-alone stories, without cliff-hangers. (Except Secrets of the A-List, which you can read about here.)
Rolf Johansson is a retired gold-medal downhill champion who owns a sports equipment conglomerate and he’s rebuilding a ski resort in the Montana Rockies. He’s got it all and knows it. So arrogant. So sexy. So doesn’t give a sh*t. He knows what people call him (none of it is good) and he owns it. You’ll want to hate him.
But he’ll win you over. Because winning is what he does.
The romances I grew up on…
Harlequin Presents are fast-paced, dramatic and set in exotic locations. They focus on tycoon heroes and their innocent, but feisty heroines. These are very sexy books, but the love scenes are handled with euphemisms. You will only see mild cursing, but plenty of passion and intense conflict and, of course, a wonderfully satisfying HEA.
Start with The Secret Beneath The Veil, which features an iconically damaged hero who seems incapable of love, but who falls for the ultimate virgin after she takes her sister’s place as his bride. Read the opening here. You’ll be hooked!
Sometimes you just want a good cry.
His Christmas Miracle will give you all the feels, especially the Happily Ever After sigh when it all ties up with a big, red bow.
This holiday story follows Nicki using an Advent calendar to help Quincy bond with Atlas–the four year old son he has just learned he has. This one is sweeter in tone than a lot of my books, but it does have a love scene. It also has a book trailer to get you in the seasonal spirit and an Advent calendar you can download and make at home.
The Sauveterre Siblings are two sets of identical twins, older boys, younger girls. They’re the product of a French Tycoon father and his Spanish Aristocrat wife. They’re rich, gorgeous, and have been media darlings all their lives–except the youngest, Trella. She’s a recluse.
I took it to the next level when Henri’s mistress, Cinnia, accidentally got pregnant with–you guess it–twins! That’s His Mistress With Two Secrets. If you like to read in order, start with Pursued by the Desert Prince.
How about a Baby Swap?
I have a lot of books with babies, but my most popular has been my baby swap duet, the Wrong Heirs.
Cesar has amnesia and doesn’t recall making love to his P.A., Sorcha. His first inkling that he’s a father arrives with the hospital phone call requesting he submit to a DNA test to determine which of the switched babies is his.
Of course the baby is The Consequence He Must Claim.
If you like to read in order, start with The Marriage He Must Keep.
Pleasures in Disguise…
In both books, masks are worn and secrets are kept. In Mastering Her Role, Arianne asks her neighbour, Jason, to introduce her to Dominic, a dominant instructor in the erotic arts. Does Dominic bear a striking resemblance to Jason? The man she has been crushing on forever? Maybe.
These two can be read as stand-alones, but Arianne and Dominic make a brief appearance in Playing The Master.
If you love it to feel real…
Come home to Marietta, Montana, where ranchers and school-teachers–and even a ballplayer coming back to check on his kid brother–overcome heartache as they fall in love.
Sometimes size matters (*wink*)
If you’re big on longer stories full of community and characters with flawed family dynamics and lives that include kids and seniors, check out my Secret Dreams duet.
Not in her Wildest Dreams and Only in his Sweetest Dreams offer humour, well-developed secondary characters, rich subplot romances, maybe a bit of larceny or other crimes, and definitely the sexy core romance and complex emotions I offer in all my books.
Are you looking for something a little different?
How about a medieval epic fantasy? If you like to immerse in another world that feels a little dystopian, a little highland warrior, a little paranormal, then check out The Healer.
It’s sexy, has a lot of family secrets, political intrigue and a love that is legendary. When it comes to my backlist, it’s one-of-a-kind, but let me know if you love it. I might be moved to set another book in Kerfdom.
(And be sure to check out my Extras page for a map and character guide.)