What do mustangs, Montana, and Greek Nymphs have to do with each other? That’s what I had to find out once I saw the two books from Crimson Romance by Danica Winters. Danica has blended traditional myth with modern paranormal romance in a unique way. After your done here, scoot on over to her website and check out a short excerpt. I guarantee you’ll want to find out more! Please welcome guest author, Danica Winters to Jessica Aspen Writes.
Romance: the focus of many lives and almost every work of fiction. Romance is the verb that will keep us up at night and the noun that fills our thoughts. It is the love affair which will make us wonder and make one’s stomach clench when their lover nears. When writing Montana Mustangs my goal was to create a fabulous work of fiction which would keep the reader up at night wondering what tomorrow and the story could bring—Death? Secrets? Love?
When I’m creating characters and story lines I often find inspiration for my characters through songs. For the most part, I think we each have songs which relate to times in our lives, to events, and the emotions that flood our hearts. To get into my character’s frame of mind I made the following list of songs for certain instances in their lives during the story. I would love to now share my secret list with you, my readers. I hope you find you are as intrigued by my characters as I became as I began to know them through the mood and lyrics of songs.
Character Soundtrack for Montana Mustangs:
What would the heroine, Aura Montgarten, listen to when she was driving to Montana? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCmUhYSr-e4
What would the hero, Dane Burke, listen to when he’s at home, alone after a long night of patrolling Flathead County? (I dare you not to think of Ghost!)
What would Zeb Burke (Dane’s brother) listen to when he’s driving around the Diamond Bar Ranch?
What about Natalie—the kidnapped sister? What would she hum when she shifts into her horse form?
Do you have questions? What do you think the song would be for where you are at in life? I love interacting with my readers, so please feel free to leave a comment, your song, or a question below. (I love to surprise active readers with swag!) Happy Reading!
The Nymph Series Book 2
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Length: 60k words
Publication Date: May 6, 2013
Heat Level: Sensual, m/f, HEA
A Nymph. A woman with the ability to seduce at will, shift to protect, but cursed with the fate to have the man she falls in love with die a tragic death. As one of the ill-fated nymphs, Aura Montgarten has spent her lifetime drifting from one place to another hiding from love. Until she meets Dane.
When a body washes up on the shore of a rural Montana lake, police officer Dane Burke is faced with the task of finding the killer—even if it means he will be forced to put his life and heart at risk by working with a drifter. As the truth of Aura’s Mustang-shifting Nymph ways are revealed, Dane learns exactly the amount of danger he and Aura are in, but can’t force himself to leave a case unsolved when the truth is right outside of his grasp.
When the killer decides he needs to take another victim—Dane—Aura must choose between their forbidden love and her immortal life… Can there be life without love, or is death her only choice?
The Nymph’s Labyrinth
Book 1 of The Nymph Series
Book Description: *(Featured in USA Today)*
A world shrouded in mystery and intrigue, the Sisterhood of Epione must not be exposed.
A Shape-shifting nymph, Ariadne, is tasked with keeping the truth of her group’s existence and their ancient mysteries far out of reach of an American archeologist and his troublemaking son. When forgotten and forbidden passions are awakened, Ariadne is forced to make a choice—fall in line and continue to be overrun and pushed down by the sisterhood, or follow her heart and put everyone’s lives in danger.
Can Ariadne have the man she loves or will the pressure and secrets of the past keep her from her heart’s desire?
Danica Winters is a bestselling author who is known for writing award-winning books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and often a touch of magic. When she’s not working she can be found in the wilds of Montana working on her patience while she tries to understand the allure of various crafts (quilting, pottery and painting are not her thing). She always believe the cup is neither half full nor half empty, but it better be filled with wine.
Other Titles by Danica Winters:
An Angel’s Justice
Coming Soon from Danica Winters (2013):
Winter Swans (Crimson Romance)