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A Sweet Seasonal Deal for KU Readers!

Oct 7, 2023

Great news for KU readers! You’ll find A Montana Born Christmas Anthology there for a limited time.

Ready to two-step under the mistletoe with a hot cowboy? How about a gorgeous tycoon?

Spend a white Christmas in Montana with eight heartwarming, contemporary romances. Even if you’ve already read my Blame the Mistletoe, you’ll want to check out this limited edition collection that features sweet and sexy holiday stories from NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling and award-winning authors like Jane Porter, Megan Crane and CJ Carmichael.

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Get *In Too Deep* FREE for a limited time

Sep 21, 2023

Exciting News! In Too Deep is free today until Sep 27th!

Playboy champion snowboarder, Trigg, is flabbergasted to learn he’s a father of a twelve-year-old girl. Wren has had it up to here with her niece and Sky is going through it as she enters her teen years, but they’re all crying out for love and they somehow pull it all together to become a family (complete with a silly dog!)

The family he didn’t know he needed…

At her wit’s end with her twelve-year-old niece, Wren Snow takes the manager’s job at Blue Spruce Lodge so Sky can get to know her father, Trigg Johanssen—a tycoon snowboarder with a playboy reputation.

Gold-medalist Trigg Johanssen is furious she kept Sky a secret, but quits competition to focus on his newly discovered daughter only to have his chemistry with Wren complicate their attempts to co-parent.

When outside forces threaten the ski resort he’s rebuilding, a marriage of convenience seems like the answer. It would give his daughter the life she deserves, but is it too much for a heartbroken woman still nursing past hurts?

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In Too Deep is Book Three in the Blue Spruce Lodge trilogy. It can be read as a stand-alone, but for the full experience, you might want to read:

Book One: On The Edge
Book Two: From The Top

Beauty and Her One-Night Baby for $2.99

Sep 1, 2023

Great news! Beauty and Her One-Night Baby is a Kindle Monthly Deal! Through September, you can pick it up on Kindle for $2.99.

Please check prices before you buy. I don’t know if this price drop is international or just the U.S. or whether other platforms will price match.

Either way, I hope you’ll check out this delightful Beauty and the Beast retelling along with its sister (brother?) book featuring Javiero’s brother, Val, in A Hidden Heir to Redeem Him, where illegitimate Val discovers sensitive artist Kiara kept his daughter a secret for nearly three years!

From irresistible beast in the bedroom…

to father of her child!

The first time Javiero Rodriguez sees CEO Scarlett Walker after their impassioned night together, she’s in labor with his baby! No matter how shocking the surprise, Javiero won’t let his son grow up in a broken home like he did.

Scarlett has worked hard for independence and she can’t accept empty vows. Yet the scars Javiero gained in a jaguar attack haven’t lessened the tycoon’s rugged appeal. Which means every day is a heated reminder of the pleasure they shared…and could share again!

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Wake up to Awakened on Her Royal Wedding Night

Jul 1, 2023

Awakened on Her Royal Wedding Night releases July 25th, but you can read it today if you order direct from Harlequin.com or Mills & Boon UK.

I had so much fun with this one! After tracking four timelines and eight characters for my Four Weddings and a Baby quartet, I was ready for a standalone couple who get into all sorts of over-the-top mischief.

Claudine, a beauty pageant contestant, flees a dangerous situation by jumping overboard and washes up like a mermaid at Crown Prince Felipe’s feet. She immediately mistakes him for his evil twin and attacks him. He sorta-kinda takes her captive and persuades her to marry him. Sexy times and palace intrigue ensues with more evil twin shenanigans that end in a duel. With swords.

If you love a virgin heroine, a wounded hero, a fight for her honour and so much chemistry, you’ll love this one.

Get Awakened on Her Royal Wedding Night today from Harlequin.com or Mills & Boon UK or pre-order here for delivery Jul 25th.

Claim The Prospector’s Only Prospect for 1.99 today

Jun 29, 2023

Exciting News! The Prospector’s Only Prospect has been chosen for a Kindle Daily Deal today only (Jun 29, 2023).

Jocelynereadsromance on Amazon gave it 5/5 stars, saying:

“The Prospector’s Only Prospect by Dani Collins is everything I did not know I needed! I adore this novel! Collins beautiful crafts a simple and sensual romance that is enriched with delicious and well rounded characters. Collins writing is witty and conversational, it beautifully invokes a new frontier and explores the uncertainty of womanhood…”

And Gretchen said:

“I loved this! The Prospector’s Only Prospect was such an entertaining and fun read. I loved the characters, the time period, and the playful banter. It was a delight!”

If you haven’t had a chance to read The Prospector’s Only Prospect, this is your opportunity to pick it up for 1.99 (may be US only, sorry!) Happy reading!

Did you know June is Audiobook Awareness Month?

Jun 10, 2023

Honestly, it was news to me, too. Fortunately, my publisher was all over this one. You can get the audio version of The Prospector’s Only Prospect at 50% off if you buy from Audiobooks.com.

Here’s what Cara on Goodreads had to say:

“I’m a huge fan of this author, and while I don’t read historical romances, I did because Collins wrote it. I loved it! I loved both main characters, the children, and the men at camp. While the black moment was a doozy, it’s a toast to Collins’ writing that my heart lurched and ached until I knew Virgil was on his way back to Marigold. And his groveling? Swoon! Very well done.”

The Prospector’s Only Prospect is also available in print or digital on all platforms.

Claim A Convenient Ring to Claim Her for $1.99

Jun 2, 2023

A Convenient Ring to Claim Her has been chosen for a North American eBook flash sale today, June 2nd.

The ebook is be available on all major platforms (Amazon, Nook, AppleBooks, Kobo and GooglePlay) at the discounted price of $1.99. Watch for it as a Kindle Daily Deal on Amazon!

A Convenient Ring to Claim Her is one of my favorite romance tropes–lovers who are hiding their affair and really, truly believe it’s only an affair, but they’re so secretly in love with each other, they don’t even realize it themselves. Thus, they are stunned at how thoroughly the other can rip their heart out. Here’s the blurb:

Will the billionaire finally say “I do”?

Find out in this intense marriage of convenience from USA TODAY bestselling author Dani Collins.

The proposal…
…she vowed never to accept!

Life has taught orphan Quinn Harper to trust only herself. So, whilst her secret fling with billionaire Micah Gould was her first taste of passion, it wasn’t supposed to last forever. Although it gets harder and harder to pull herself away from his bed…

The abominable actions of Micah’s father have left a permanent mark. Love isn’t in his future. Then his relationship with Quinn is suddenly exposed and, in Berlin, a new possibility presents itself. Quinn could be the convenient bride Micah needs…but can he be what she deserves?

A Convenient Ring to Claim Her is Book Three in my Four Weddings and a Baby quartet. If you like to read in order, they go like this:

Book 1: Cinderella’s Secret Baby
Book 2: Wedding Night with the Wrong Billionaire
Book 3: A Convenient Ring to Claim Her
Book 4: A Baby to Make Her His Bride

Happy reading!

Audiobook Lovers! Pre-Order The Prospector’s Only Prospect

May 9, 2023

Hooray! The Prospector’s Only Prospect is available on audiobook today!

This slow burn to sexy Western Historical has been garnering lots of five star reviews. Here’s what fans are saying:

  • “I am still coming down from the high of Marigold and Virgil. This story took my heart away.”

  • “If you enjoy can’t-put-down steamy and emotional historical romance, don’t miss The Prospector’s Only Prospect by Dani Collins.”

  • “…this was good, it was angsty, it had heart and grit and I couldn’t put it down…”

I hope you’ll give it a try and, good news, if you’re on the run and prefer to read with your ears, you can! Click on the image for all the audiobook links or scroll to the bottom.

Ordering a bride was supposed to be easy…

After eight days in a cramped stagecoach, divorcée Marigold Davis already regrets her decision to come to Denver City to marry. She certainly didn’t realize she’d signed up for mosquitos, mud, and scores of rough men eyeing her like a hot meal on a cold day. But with her life in Kansas all but incinerated, Marigold needs a husband. Even if she’s not the bride that gold prospector Virgil Gardner is expecting…

Virgil Gardner has a reputation as a grumpy hard-ass, and he’s fine with it. He’s also no fool – this is not the woman he agreed to marry. It takes a tough-as-nails woman to survive the harshness of a Rocky Mountain gold claim, and this whiskey-eyed, gentle beauty is certainly not the type. Now it’s just a matter of how quickly she’ll quit, so he can find a wife who will stick. Someone who can care for the only thing he values even more than gold–his children.

But Marigold isn’t about to give in. Cramped in a one room shack. Berry picking turned into a bear escape. Or, cooking for an entire crew of bottomless pits. She’s got more grit than most. And just when Virgil starts to realize his replacement bride might be the treasure he’s been looking for, an unannounced guest arrives… to change everything.

Humor and romance collide in USA Today bestselling author Dani Collins’ all-new western series, starting with a mail order bride’s unexpected arrival in 1859 Colorado.

“Collins mines the setting for both danger and humor, providing the perfect backdrop to this sensuous romance. Readers won’t want to put this down.” ~ Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review

It’s my Call-iversary! Eleven years!

May 8, 2023

Eleven years ago today, I got The Call. After writing and submitting romance for twenty-five years, Harlequin Mills & Boon in London offered to buy my book. They actually bought two. Then three. Then four. Yesterday, I turned in what will become #55.

I also began writing for Tule Publishing and indie published some of my orphans and lately began writing for Entangled Amara. I’ve actually published almost eighty books, which makes it sound Just That Easy, once you get The Call.

It’s not. In fact, I was recently speaking to a writing coach who said, “Congratulations on eleven years. Most careers last five.”

Publishing is hard. It’s luck and timing and grit, but it’s a dream come true for me so I thought I’d celebrate my eleven years by telling you about eleven of my books and why I loved writing them:

1. No Longer Forbidden – Well, duh. It’s the one that earned me The Call. Rowan is a cheeky child star who had a crush on her estranged stepbrother, Nic. They’re forced together when their parents disappear, which taught me how to focus on the main characters and their romance. It’s also the book that taught me, Hey, I can do this after all. (And it was Book of the Month!)

2. The Healer – This epic medieval fantasy was published in 2013 by Champagne, a Canadian digital first publisher. Athadia and Vaun are fated mates and I adored telling their story. It taught me worldbuilding on a grand scale, juggling multiple points of view, and was very much a passion project that took years.

Fun fact: it was a Nanowrimo project. This book also taught me to finish books that are hard and that readers don’t always follow an author into unfamiliar places so I left Fantasy behind, but I often think about returning to this universe.

3. His Blushing Bride – I love all my Love in Montana books, but by the time I got to this one, I was learning to weave in characters from the previous three books without letting them take over the story. Piper is a shy music teacher at the school. Sebastian is a playboy in town to see his sister. They’re cute and funny and things get hot, but he leaves because he’s never going to marry anyone.

Except, he’s devastated when she seems to move on. The scene in the hotel room at the end, when he is crushed that he let her go, is one of my all-time faves.

4. His Christmas Miracle – Single Dad Quincy falls for his temporary nanny, Nicki, when she helps him bond with his (adorable) four-year-old son. It’s the holiday season so Nicki creates an Advent calendar of activities that I used to build the plot of the story. Quincy also lives with his father who is falling for his old crush which is very sweet.

Everything about this book was a joy to write. Plus, you can download your own Advent Calendar here.

5. Only in His Sweetest Dreams – This is almost a tie with the first book in this duet, Not in Her Wildest Dreams.

These are books I indie published because they’d never found a home. The characters are regular folk with messy lives (my favorite kind). Only in His Sweetest Dreams actually took me years to finish which taught me that sometimes I’m not ready to tackle a certain story because I need more time to develop as a writer.

I also learned that if you paint yourself into a corner in book one, by naming a future hero with a name you don’t like, you can just have him change it when he gets his own book and reinvents himself.

6. His Mistress with Two Secrets – I loved writing the two sets of identical twins in the Sauveterre Siblings quartet, but if I have to choose one of them as a favorite, it’s Cinnia and Henri.

Cinnia has the nerve to leave Henri when he makes it clear he’s not interested in marriage. She knows she’s pregnant, but he doesn’t. Then he finds out. Delicious!

This one also got me on the USA Today Bestsellers list.

7. In Too Deep – This is the third book in my Blue Spruce Lodge trilogy. Here, too, I am hard-pressed to pick a favorite because I loved so much about all of these books. In each one, I had a challenging subplot element, but I chose In Too Deep for a bunch of reasons.

Wren and Trigg were a ton of fun to write. I love how Wren learns to love herself and stand up to Trigg. I love how he learns to bend. I love that Sky is appalled that her aunt and her birth father are married. I love that Sky learns more about her mother and grows up. I love that it wraps up a mystery at the resort and puts a bow on the whole series.

8. Confessions of an Italian Marriage – This was a story where I took a few chances and was so happy with how it turned out.

Freja and Giovanni adore one another, but Giovanni is secretly a spy and fakes his own death. I told this with a nonlinear timeline and pulled out all the stops in many ways. (The heroine was trapped in North Korea for a time. I slip into a secondary characters POV at the end.)

I really wasn’t sure this story would fly with my editor, but it’s the first book I’ve ever had accepted without revisions. I guess she liked it.

9. Innocent in Her Enemy’s Bed – I struggled between a few titles because I’m getting to the end and, honestly, every book is my favorite for one reason or another.

In this one, however, I harked back to what I drew me into Harlequin Presents. It’s a classic revenge/forced marriage plot, but even though Ilona is sensitive and vulnerable (eg. she gets arrested on her wedding day and Leander isn’t there to save her!) she’s also a very competent business woman who doesn’t let Leander use her. In the end, she very much gets the best of him and he loves her for it.

10. The Prospector’s Only Prospect – I didn’t expect to write historical romance let alone a mail-order bride in the Denver goldrush, but once I ended up there with Marigold and Virgil, I was hooked. I adore them and can’t wait to revisit this world.

11. Raven’s Cove Book Two – I’m cheating by putting this on the list. It’s a new series that comes out next year. I don’t have the title for Book Two yet, but if you love to see a hero grovel, make a note of this one. Sophie had a crush on Logan since they were children, then he broke her heart and left. Now they’re stuck working together and she is not about to forgive him.

There you have it. One-eighth of my backlist. I’ve written a lot of different types of romance in the last eleven years and will probably write a bunch of other wild stuff over the next eleven, but I couldn’t do it without you!

You are the reason I’m celebrating eleven years today. Thank you, thank you for reading my books.

Price Drop! Get Beauty and Her One-Night Baby for 1.99 today!

May 1, 2023

Good news! Beauty and Her One-Night Baby will be price-dropped in North America to $1.99 for the month of May.

Loosely based on Beauty and the Beast, Beauty and Her One-Night Baby has Scarlett working for a Not Very Nice Man. She accidentally has a torrid one-night-stand with his son, Javiero. She hides her pregnancy until her boss dies and goes into labor on Page One. This is the opening few lines:

Her water broke.

Horrified, Scarlett Walker hoped if she didn’t look, it wouldn’t be true. She stared at the hook on the back of the stall door where her handbag hung and prayed she was wrong.

She knew what had happened, though. There was no mistaking such an event and no, no, nooo. This was supposed to happen next week, at the island villa that had been her home for the last six years. Or last week, when she’d been sitting vigil at her employer’s bedside. Anytime but today.

Not now. Please not now.

And wouldn’t you know who shows up to save her? Yup. Javiero. He’s been having a hard time, what with being attacked by a jaguar and losing his fiancée. He is not pleased that Scarlett has been keeping such a secret.

Grab this one while it’s on sale. You’ll find all the buy links here.

BUY LINKS

FUN FACT: Beauty and Her One-Night Baby is Book Two in my Feuding Billionaire Brothers duet. They stand alone so you don’t have to read Book One, but if you’d like to, it’s called A Hidden Heir to Redeem Him.