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Coming Soon

Hey guys!

So…. let there be a drumroll… my next books are going to be hitting bookshelves worldwide soon!

Yeah, you heard that right! I am currently in the process of finishing up with the four book STEALTH Series being published by Harlequin Intrigue in December 2019, January 2020, February 2020, and March 2020.

As I get the covers and links to the books I will be publishing them here and getting everything ready for you guys to check these babies out!

Also, I will be breaking new ground and stepping out into the world of single-title romantic thrillers (based in true crimes in Montana) for Amara. There is a great story coming for those who want to learn a bit of the behind-the-scenes about those books. Let’s just say that, for now, some things have hit a little too close to home in my world…and those closest to you may in fact be killers. #Chilling

In the meantime, feel free to poke around and see what’s up, but don’t forget to subscribe for the latest and greatest.

As always, I’m super glad to have you here. You are the reason I write. ;)


New Release: Dust Up with the Detective

I'm so very excited to announce Dust Up with the Detective has landed on bookstore shelves!About Dust Up with the Detective: 

Dust Up With the DetectiveMurder in Montana is never simple Every dead body in Butte is someone's kin. Detective Jeremy Lawrence has investigated so many wrongdoings, but he still never imagined how it'd feel to be standing over his own brother. Until now. Thankfully, he has the help of Deputy Blake West, a woman he's known his entire life—and wanted for as long as he can remember.It's been forever since Blake has seen Jeremy, and she has questions for the hot-as-sin lawman. But her interrogation must wait once she learns the killer has set his sights on Blake's daughter. They promise to put family first, but time is running out to uncover the Lawrence family's secrets—and rebuild what Jeremy and Blake thought they'd broken long ago…

I LOVED writing this book and it is definitely one of my very favorites (though picking my favorite would be exactly like picking a favorite child--completely impossible). I still have a major crush on Jeremy Lawrence and I wouldn't be surprised if he makes an appearance or two in upcoming releases!dsc02654In preparation for Dust Up with the Detective's release, I hit the road and visited Butte, Montana.Butte is an incredible city with an even more interesting history that centers around the grueling reality of mining and the lives it impacts, lives I tried to capture in the pages of the book. The city was coined 'The Richest Hill on Earth' as it provided the United States with a hefty supply of copper, silver, gold, and other heavy metals. However, due to the nature of mining and a blind eye to environmental issues, Butte and the Berkeley Pit (an open-pit mine) are now home to one of the most toxic man-made environments in the United States. New environmental laws and protections have been come into play, yet the damage of generations past can still be witnessed firsthand in this one-time boom town. dsc02547One of the iconic images of Butte, Montana are the headframes that are scattered around the city. Each has its own name, but my favorite was the headframe named Orphan Girl.A headframe is used in underground mining, and in Butte some are illuminated with LED lights to commemorate Butte's history in copper mining.I bet you can guess why, but the picture of the Berkeley Pit was my absolute favorite! If you look closely, there is another headframe in the background.dsc02602If you have been to Butte--feel free to share you stories! Also, I hope you get a chance to check out Dust Up with the Detective! I can promise this book is just as enchanting and full of intrigue as the city in which it is set!You can get your copy of the book anywhere books are sold or you can visit these online retailers (please note it is also available in large print):Harlequin | Amazon | iTunes | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play | All RomanceAs always, I want to take a moment to thank my readers. I can't wait to hear what you think about this book! I love getting feedback! And, if you get your hands on a copy, please make sure to send me a picture! You can send it to me on Twitter (@DanicaWinters) or Facebook!!headframe-glasses-promoIf you post a review on Amazon or send me a picture of you (or your furry kids) with Dust Up with the Detective, you will be entered to win a set of Headframe Distillery pint glasses (and some other goodies may be thrown into the box as well--mugs, signed books, tote bags, and pens)! So send those pictures and post those reviews (don't forget to tag/email me)! You can enter more than once. Contest ends October 5, 2016 and winner will be notified via social media or email. *U.S. Residents only.Wishing you the happiest of reading,Danica Winters PS - Enjoy this slideshow of Butte, Montana!!! 

Reader's Choice!

Exciting things are on the horizon and this is your chance to be involved.You may already know, but earlier this year I signed a three book contract with Harlequin Intrigue. (So cool, right?!) This awesome sauce would not have been possible without the support of you, my fans! After wracking my brain to find a way to thank you for all of your support and kind words, I decided to give back in a way that would give you the chance for your vote to be counted, and your voice to make it onto the page.If you couldn’t tell, I’m super stinkin’ excited about this, and I hope you are too.So, here’s the deal. Over the last few weeks I’ve been hitting my Facebook fan page and asking you guys to come up with the next heroine’s name (for book 3 in the Montana Heroes Series). I have picked the top names and now it’s your chance to pick the final name! Pretty cool, huh?So, here's your chance to make your mark in the world of romantic literature! Feel free to cast your vote!

A Little Extra Awesomeness

The first book in the Montana Heroes Series, Smoke and Ashes, is already available for pre-order on Amazon (to be released May 2016). Don’t forget to snag your copy!

Also, for those of you who will be attending the RT Convention in Las Vegas in 2016, I will be there and will be signing books. Hope to meet you there!

Amendment on 12/14/2015:

Just a quick note to let you know this contest has closed.

The official name you picked for the character is Alexis Finch!! Way to go, guys! I love this name. She's going to do you proud!