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Author Spotlight: Dani Collins Has a New Release!

Congratulations to Kathleen Shaputis!  You are Dani’s giveaway winner! Thanks to everyone who stopped by, we love talking to our readers. 

Y’all know how much I love spotlighting my fellow Tule Publishing authors, right? Well, today, Dani Collins is with me and I couldn’t be more pleased to introduce you to her. She’s here with a brand new series and a fun giveaway.

Award-winning and USA Today Bestselling author Dani Collins thrives on giving readers emotional, compelling, heart-soaring romance with laughter and heat thrown in, just like real life. While she is best known for writing contemporary romance for Harlequin Presents and Tule Publishing, she also writes historical and erotic romance. When she’s not writing—just kidding, she’s always writing—Dani lives in Southern BC, Canada with her high school sweetheart husband.

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Tell us about your new series, Dani…

I am so thrilled to be visiting my fellow Tuligan, Nan Reinhardt, as I celebrate the launch of my Raven’s Cove trilogy. The first book, Marrying the Nanny, came out yesterday (Hooray!)

Some books are written in a feverish few weeks. Others, like these books, took years.

It started with my aunt showing me photos of her visit to the island where my cousin had been working for more than a decade, in a remote part of Canada’s west coast. It was a tiny fishing village that you could only reach by boat or plane. I instantly thought, “What a great place to set a book.”

Story wise, I’d been noodling something with three brothers and came up with: Three Men and a Baby on an Island.

In 2018, my husband and I went to visit for a few days. It was a journey and a half to get there and so worth it. It was beautiful and rugged and tiny enough that everyone knows everyone’s business. I was in love.

I came home and began to write, but things got in the way—other books and life and pandemic and loss. Sadly, my aunt passed, then my cousin, which makes this trilogy extra special to me. I can’t look at the covers without thinking of Auntie Honey and Lorne.

But these books are also a celebration of deep, intrinsic parts of me. Both of my grandfathers and my dad were gillnetters. They all visited that same tiny village as they traveled up the coast to fish. These stories became a love letter to this special part of Canada and my childhood and relatives I remember with deep, deep fondness.

I really hope you’ll visit Raven’s Cove with Marrying the Nanny, then come back for more in Forgiving Her First Love, Jul 16. (Book Three releases Oct 1, but doesn’t have a title yet.)

Here’s what early reviewers had to say about Marrying the Nanny:

“This is my first read by Dani Collins. It definitely will not be my last! I loved every character.” ~ 5 stars, DeeAnn on Goodreads


“The setting is amazing and makes you want to be in Raven’s Cove, the characters are all so lovable and relatable you can’t help but root for them and crave to read all of their stories.” ~ 5 stars, Sara on Goodreads

Start reading on my website here:

GIVEAWAY! For a chance to win (one) signed copy of MARRYING THE NANNY, tell me about a favorite place you visited as a child, or that reminds you of your childhood. We’ll draw a winner on Friday morning, March 8.

Marrying the Nanny

When infant Storm is orphaned, nanny Emma Wright, on a work visa and still reeling from a painful divorce, yearns to adopt her but must relinquish Storm to her three adult half-brothers. They remind her of a pack of wolves–protective, but not prepared to care for a baby. Alpha male Reid is especially aloof and intimidating.

Like his younger brothers, Reid Fraser left the Westcoast village of Raven’s Cove at eighteen and never looked back. Now a successful corporate consultant who rescues failing businesses—which is what this fly-in fishing resort has become, Reid must rally his brothers to save Storm’s inheritance, but he and his estranged brothers barely get along. They can’t deal with an infant, too. They need the nanny.

As Emma coaches Reid through midnight feedings and teething, they try to ignore the sexual pull between them. Then they learn Storm may have family who could take her from them. Reid proposes a marriage of convenience, but will it be enough to keep this fractured family together?

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  • Glenda M

    I lived in southern California until I was 10. It was very easy to go to the beach where we’d spend the day and have picnics.

  • Latesha B.

    Oh, this story sounds delightful. Looking forward to reading it. Didn’t go on vacations as a child, but a neighbor had a big field that the neighborhood kids liked to play in.

  • William

    Hello to two dear friends, Dani Collins and Nan Reinhardt! My childhood, regrettably was filled with vacations to battlefields and museums. My first real girlfriend and myself drove to the beach for a week our second summer. Her grandmother lived 100 yards from the water on the North Carolina shore. That was 50 years ago. I still visit that beach. It is the only beach that I visit. PS. My TBR list just increased by this series!

  • Roseann McGrath Brooks

    Sounds like a fun series! Congrats on the launch. My favorite places were my grandparents’ houses in Philadelphia. They lived two blocks from each other. (My folks are childhood sweethearts.) We grandkids could play at the playground across from one grandmother’s row home and then head down the street to the candy store near my other grandmother’s row home.

  • Debra Pruss

    I loved going to my Mom’s home place in West Virginia. It is in the mountains around Thomas, Davis, Black Water Falls, Canaan Valley, West Virginia. My Mom’s home place is in a small community in the area. It was a former lumber community. There was a creek across the street from the house. We were able to go play in the creek everyday we were there. We would be there with my Mom’s brothers, sister and their families. My Mom was one of seven children. She was the youngest. I loved being there. Thank you for the opportunity. God bless you.

  • Audrey W.

    I love visiting the Texas Gulf Coast in my home state. It’s not exactly Raven’s Cove, Dani–but it’s definitely peaceful and relaxing just the same! 🙂

    Happy release day on this lovely new title. Cheers!

  • Kathleen Bylsma

    I have two places:

    The Grotto in Portland, OR and Cannon Beach OR…both imperatives when we were kids visiting grandma and grandpa.

    Dani Collins is a delight to read.

    Thanks for the chance.

  • Jonna Niles

    What a great setting for what sounds like a wonderful series Nan! I love how you brought in your memories with family to write these and can’t wait to read them! . One of my favorite places to visit as a child was my Grandpa & Grandma Jordan’s house. I loved watching my Grandpa work in the garage making things – he was a tool & die maker – little metal shavings littered the floor and to this day the smell of metal brings back these memories. In the house, I loved helping my Grandma make egg noodles for chicken soup and ooey, gooey cinnamon rolls – so good! The smell of fresh baked goods & cinnamon bring a smile thinking of my Grandma in the kitchen wearing her favorite apron covered in flour.

  • Kathleen Shaputis

    Visiting my cousins in Northern California at Thanksgiving was an annual trek from Southern California. My parents had a Ford station wagon and since I thought of myself as an only child (my brothers and sister were many years older) I had the entire back area to spread out my books, crayons and snacks. Looking out the windows at the passing wild wheat and oak trees dotting the rolling hills, I imagined riding my solid black, imaginary, horse named Midnight across the ridges with my faithful collie, Lad, running alongside. Every year, we’d ride for hours across the fields and hills in my mind.

  • Doris H Lankford

    I remember going to Stony Creek, Virginia to visit my Nanny. She lived in this old house that had the best screened porch with a swing. We had the best time playing outside and eating her good cooking.

  • Liz Flaherty

    Oh, my goodness, this sounds so fun, especially the setting and the MOC–a favorite trope for a long time!

  • Janine

    My grandparents house. They grew all sorts of fruits and veggies and I used to love to pick strawberries and help my grandmother sell them at their roadside stand.