Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dani Collins: On The Edge...Of a new series!

My grandmother loved her gardens. Loved them. In the same way that I get an idea for a book and build a story around it, she would get it in her head that a certain plant was needed in a certain spot and plotted how to make the whole thing work.

One of those plants was a Blue Spruce tree. She lived with my parents and my dad, her son, hated that tree. Oh, he agreed they're pretty as a picture to look at, but mowing around them is a matter of taking your life into your hands. They're one of the most prickly trees imaginable.

But Grandma won. And they are pretty! I wander around my neighbourhood enjoying them all the time, thinking of her whenever I see one. They have a distinctly blueish tinge to their needles which makes them stand out.

The prettiness of them, coupled with my warm memory of Grandma, is the reason I called my new series Blue Spruce Lodge.

This series turned into quite the family affair. My daughter helped me decide this particular lodge was a mountain chalet catering to skiers and you can read more about other family input here.

Even my sister's dog, Murphy, shows up in this series.

In fact, since the heroine of On The Edge, Glory, is a closeted romance author, I'm practically part of the story. I certainly relate to her introverted, sarcastic personality. (And her penchant for swears.)

Also, I worked at a ski hill in a past life. A very past life where I did office work and had perks like free lift tickets and free rentals and free lessons and rarely took advantage of it. Like Glory, I'm more of an observer of nature, rather than a go outside on a cold day type of person.

Rolf, on the other hand, is an alpine champion. He's everything I don't typically encounter and one of my edgiest heroes yet. He owns a world-renowned sports conglomerate, has won countless medals and cups, and is bent on turning a defunct ski hill into a training facility for elite athletes--if his kid brother doesn't mess it all up.

I hope you're intrigued! Here's more about On The Edge, the first book in this series that releases today.


The champion meets his match… 

When Glory Cormer’s father introduces her to ‘their’ new business partner, she’s appalled. Viking-like Rolf Johansson exudes the same alpha-intimidation that jocks used to torment her through high school. After nursing her mother the last several years, she’s trying to break out of her shell and secretly pursue a writing career, but Rolf insists she go through with the rotten deal her father struck with his brother to renovate an old chalet.

Rolf envisions this mountain as a world-class resort for elite athletes and other jet setters. As a downhill champion and owner of a world-renowned sports equipment empire, he knows what it takes to get what he wants. Nothing will stop him, especially not a hotheaded wallflower who turns the ice in his veins to lava.

Fun Fact: This book includes Blessed Winter, secretly written by Glory. It’s the long-awaited sequel to Cruel Summer, the short story you receive when you join my newsletter.

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Author Bio:
Award-winning and USA Today Bestselling author Dani Collins thrives on giving readers emotional, compelling, heart-soaring romance with some laughter and heat thrown in, just like real life.

Mostly Dani writes contemporary romance for Harlequin Presents and Tule’s Montana Born, but her backlist of forty books also includes self-published erotic romance, romantic comedy, and even an epic medieval fantasy. When she’s not writing—just kidding, she’s always writing.

Dani lives in Christina Lake, BC with her high school sweetheart husband who occasionally coaxes her out of her attic office to visit their grown children.


traveler said...

I enjoyed your warm and loving tribute to your grandma which is very special. Grandma's deserve recognition and are important to remember since they impart a great deal to our lives.

Eileen AW said...

This was an interesting book but I wish Glory grew more throughout the book. I could have been Glory until about 15 or 20 years ago.

dstoutholcomb said...

congratulations on the new release