Dana Wayne: One of the Top 50 Indie Writers You Should Read
July 20, 2018
Caleb Pirtle III
Heart-pounding and heart-breaking romantic suspense that will grip you, haunt you, and take your breath away.
Awarding winning author Dana Wayne is a sixth generation Texan and resides in the Piney Woods with her husband and biggest fan, a Calico cat named Katie, three children and four grandchildren. She routinely speaks at book clubs, writers groups, and other organizations and successfully coordinated multiple writing events including conferences and workshops as well as appearing on numerous writing blogs.
Her debut contemporary romance, Secrets of The Heart, took First Place – Contemporary Romance, in 2017 in Texas Association of Authors contest, was a 2016 finalist in the ETWG Writing contest, a finalist for the 2017 Scéal Award for Contemporary Romance, Reviewers Top Pick and selected as a Top 10 Books to Read This Winter from Books & Benches online magazine.
She has since released two additional books, Mail Order Groom released in 2017 (listed in Top 100 Books to Read Before You Die), and Whispers on The Wind (2018).
Affiliations include Romance Writers of America, Texas Association of Authors, Writers League of Texas, East Texas Writers Guild, Northeast Texas Writers Organization, and East Texas Writers Association. She can be reached via her website, www.danawayne.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You didn’t stop him. He killed her.
Dire warnings from a voice only he can hear makes Sheriff Cooper Delaney doubt his sanity. When a body is found matching one from a recent nightmare, he believes he’s gone off the deep end. The dead do not talk to the living. Or do they? One body becomes two. Are there more?
Heartbroken by betrayal, Dr. Samantha Fowler finds herself starting over at thirty-three. When she meets the local sheriff, the attraction is instant and fierce, threatening to crumble the defensive walls around her heart.
Once burned, twice shy, she vows to stay far away from him for the duration of her stay at the quaint B & B they share. But when she finds one body, then another, avoiding the handsome Texan is impossible.
He’s not done.
Quarry in sight, he watches and waits. “I am the master. I cannot be stopped.”
The clock is ticking…
“Find a husband in thirty days or lose the ranch when I die.”
Emma Marshall is stunned by her dying father’s ultimatum. With Twin Oaks to run alone, she delays dealing with it, unaware of the advertisements he placed seeking a groom for her.
One by one, prospects arrive, spurred by the promise of control of a prosperous ranch and a beautiful bride. Angry, embarrassed and heartbroken by her father’s tactics, she fights for her independence.
Tyler Roundtree acts on a request from his best friend and accepts the job of temporary foreman at the Marshall place. Surprised to find his new boss is a beautiful, jean-wearing, gun-toting woman with enough grit to go bear hunting with a switch, he happily accepts the job.
Distracted by persistent suitors and a dangerous man intent on getting control of her ranch, Emma is totally unprepared for the instant attraction to Ty. Thrown together by chance, she can’t help but wonder if he may be the answer to her problem. However, it soon becomes clear she knows everything about running a ranch, and nothing about being a woman.
A world-weary Southern gentleman, a fiery, independent woman—a marriage of convenience was only the beginning.
Nurse Tori Morgan needs to regroup following a personal tragedy. Seeking refuge, she accepts a position at a remote ranch in Montana. Firmly convinced love happens once in a lifetime, she resigns herself to being alone.
And then she meets her new boss. Wade McBride is six feet four inches of man capped off with a potent sexuality that makes clear thinking difficult. To make matters worse, she discovers she must pretend to be his fiancée for the sake of her new patient.
Wade needed a nurse for his mother but got more than he bargained for in Tori. She was a breath of fresh air in a world full of crap. Pretending to be in love with her seemed like a good idea at the time. The plan starts out easy enough even as they try to ignore the electricity radiating between them, unaware of danger watching from the shadows.
The test kiss changes everything. Once was not enough for Wade. Tori is convinced his mouth should be registered as a lethal weapon. But is she ready for this? Will she ever be ready?
They dance around the elephant in the room until they have to ask themselves…what happens when make-believe becomes real?