January 4th, 2017
Rising Storm Season 2 Goes Wide!!!
Ready to settle in for a little winter reading? The second season of Rising Storm has just gone live across all platforms!!! As with Season 1, Season 2 is full of intrigue and heartbreak…but like all storms, sooner or later there’s bound to be blue skies again. Join the citizens of Storm as they rally together to find their happy endings!
Secrets, Sex and Scandals …
Welcome to Storm, Texas, where passion runs hot, desire runs deep, and secrets have the power to destroy… Get ready. The storm is coming.
And for Amazon links and all things Rising Storm, Seasons 1 and 2, check out the Rising Storm Website!
December 17th, 2016
August 1st, 2016
Romantic Suspense Give Away!
To celebrate the summer, I’ve teamed up with more than 35 fantastic romantic suspense authors to give away a huge collection of romantic suspense novels, PLUS a Kindle Fire to one lucky winner!
You can win my book Dark of the Night plus books from authors like L.A. Mondello and Diana Love.
July 29th, 2016
Barbara Vey tickets on sale!!!!
Tickets for #BVW17 go on sale tonight. Keynote speaker will be Kristan Higgins who will be joined by 59 other authors. Including me!!! Get all the info here.
I can’t wait! Am totally stoked to be able to attend this year. And look forward to seeing you!!!!
February 22nd, 2016
Cottage in the Mist
I am so excited to announce that my newest book, Cottage in the Mist is now available for preorder! (Release date March 22!) Cottage in the Mist, a sequel to Everything in its Time, is a time travel romance set in fifteenth century Scotland.
Here’s the blurb:
Mo Chridhe Gu Bràth. My heart forever.
Ancient words, a powerful legend, a timeless love…
Lily Chastain has lost everything—her family, her inheritance, and her fiancé. Desperate to escape her pain, she heads for a remote castle in Scotland, but is trapped by a violent storm along the way. Injured and alone, she is drawn by a lighted cottage in the mist. What she finds there will change her life forever.
Attacked by a vicious rival and betrayed by someone from his own clan, Bram Macgillivray finds himself alone and on the run. His father is dead, his holding all but destroyed. Wanting vengeance, he seeks out the help of his cousins, but finds instead a beautiful woman who calls to his heart.
After losing herself in an unexpected and wonderful night of sensuality, Lily wakes to find Bram gone. But even more disturbing, when she leaves the sanctuary of the cottage, she finds that it has disappeared as well.
Separated by over five hundred years, yet tied together through a magic stronger than the bonds of time and place, Lily and Bram fight to find each other again. And as Lily uncovers the secrets of the past, she must race to find a way back to save the only man she’s ever truly loved.
And here’s an excerpt:
Scotland – 1468
There was danger. Bram could feel it all around him. Fire raced up the wooden steps that lead up to the door leading into the tower. And he could see more flames thrusting out of the windows, black smoke spiraling into the night sky. Throwing his plaid over his face, he ran up the steps, but was stopped by one of the tower’s guards.
The man raised his claymore, his eyes narrowed as the deadly blade began its descent. Bram pivoted, and then swung his own weapon, confused as to where he was and why he was fighting. The man fell, only to be replaced by another. Bram called to him, some part of him recognizing a face that still seemed a stranger, but this man, too, seemed intent only on stopping him.
His mind argued that nothing made sense, even as his heart screamed that he must get inside. If he did not then that which was most precious to him would be lost. He knew this as surely as he drew breath.
With a twist and a parry he drew the man off, and then made quick work of him, dashing through the opening of the tower, down the hallway and into the great hall. A place meant for comfort it offered only danger now. It too was full of flame, and lined with enemies.
Again the thought brought him up short. But there was no time to try and understand. Fear pushed him forward. He surged into the fray, moving toward the stairway at the far end of the room. It gave access to the chambers above and it was there he knew he would find her.
His brain recoiled. Find who? But his heart urged him forward, and he fought his way to the bottom of the steps, then ran up them, taking them two at a time, knowing the other swordsmen were fast on his heels.
At the top he froze for a moment, the thick smoke disorienting him. The fire was much worse here. Pushing forward, he breathed through the heavy wool of his plaid, keeping sword at the ready. The first chamber was empty. As was the solar and the chamber beyond it. But then from down the narrow hallway he heard a cry.
Heart thundering in his ears, he ran through the flames and smoke. A timber fell, glancing off of his shoulder, and he hardly felt it, the need to find her overriding everything else.
He called for her, his voice swallowed by the raging fire. Another timber fell, and a wall collapsed. He jumped across a gaping hole in the floor, landing hard, but still moving. The doorway ahead was edged in flames, the smoke and fire roiling like some kind of evil spirit.
Ignoring the danger, he sprinted forward, through the opening, again calling her name.
And then, through the shimmering heat, he saw her, tied to the bedframe, her long hair unbound, her green eyes wide with fear.
“Go back,” she screamed.
But he pushed onward, stumbling as still more of the burning tower fell. “I’ll no’ leave you.” His words were whipped away by the inferno surrounding them. But he knew that she had heard him.
There were only a few feet between them now. There was bruising on her face, and a trickle of blood at the corner of her beautiful mouth, and he swore there would be hell to pay.
But first, he had to free her.
He reached out a hand, but as he did so, the ceiling above him crashed to the ground. One moment he was looking into her eyes—and the next, she was gone.
copyright 2016, Dee Davis, please do not reproduce excerpt without written permission.
September 10th, 2015
The Storm is Coming!!!!
Welcome to Storm, Texas, where passion runs hot, desire runs deep, and secrets have the power to destroy…
Nestled among rolling hills and painted with vibrant wildflowers, the bucolic town of Storm, Texas, seems like nothing short of perfection.
But there are secrets beneath the facade. Dark secrets. Powerful secrets. The kind that can destroy lives and tear families apart. The kind that can cut through a town like a tempest, leaving jealousy and destruction in its wake, along with shattered hopes and broken dreams. All it takes is one little thing to shatter that polish.
Reading like an on-going drama in the tradition of classic day and night-time soap operas like Dallas, Dynasty, and All My Children, Rising Storm is full of scandal, deceit, romance, passion, and secrets.
With 1001 Dark Nights as the “producer,” Julie Kenner and Dee Davis use a television model with each week building on the last to create a storyline that fulfills the promise of a drama-filled soap opera. Joining Kenner and Davis in the “writer’s room” is an incredible group of New York Times bestselling authors such as Lexi Blake, Elisabeth Naughton, Jennifer Probst, Larissa Ione, Rebecca Zanetti and Lisa Mondello who have brought their vision of Storm to life.
A serial soap opera created by Dee Davis and Julie Kenner containing eight episodes in season one, the season premiere of Rising Storm, TEMPEST RISING, debuts September 24th with each subsequent episode releasing consecutively this fall.
So get ready. The storm is coming!
Experience Rising Storm Here…
Reviews for TEMPEST RISING:
“After reading Tempest Rising by Julie Kenner I can honestly say it is everything I loved about those shows from the 80’s and more; heart-stopping, twisted, engrossing, captivating, epic all describe this very first episode of Rising Storm. Even better I FELT like I was watching a television mini-series while reading it. Each time the “scene” changed, I held my breath wondering who was up next.”-Slick Reads, Guilty Pleasures Blog
July 6th, 2015
Christmas in July
All year long, I look forward to the fun and sun of summer. Through the brutal winter months, I dream of relaxing on the beach and smiling as the summer sun shines down. That’s why it’s so strange that when summer is in full swing, I’m thinking of winter. Not just winter, but the month of December and all of the warmth and comfort of the holiday season.
Christmas time bring out the best in people. It’s a time of kindness, joy and the occasional Christmas miracle. If that’s what you’re looking for, look no further. You can find all of those things right now, while avoiding the cold, the snow, and the shopping. Just grab one –or more – of these heartwarming Christmas stories and feel the joy of Christmas in July!
Still of the Night By Dee Davis
In the still of the night…
Christmas is coming and Jenny Fitzgerald couldn’t care less. She’s getting divorced, and her life is in tatters. And just when she’s thinking it couldn’t possibly be worse, her husband is killed on the job, an undercover operation gone bad. In the midst of her grief, Jenny is confronted with a killer. A hunter who will stop at nothing to see her dead…
Award winning author Dee Davis’s holiday romantic suspense novella is re-released with a new epilogue!
A Mommy for Christmas by Maggie Shayne
Originally released in 2005 and titled, Feels Like Home, A MOMMY FOR CHRISTMAS has been substantially revised and contains brand new scenes never before published.
A heartwarming, tear-inducing, holiday miracle kind of story you’ll never forget…
All Tyler wants for Christmas is a Mommy.
Not to walk without his crutches, or to skip his next surgery. Just a mommy.
His father, Chicago Cop Jimmy Corona is determined to find him one in his hometown of Big Falls Oklahoma. But trouble follows him there, trouble that could get them both killed.
Once shy and awkward, Kara Brand has blossomed into a graceful beauty with the biggest heart in the state of Oklahoma. Jimmy thinks she’s the perfect mommy-candidate, and she falls in love with little Ty at first sight.
Jimmy plans to win her and wed her, not to love her. But he never intended for her to get caught in between a murderous criminal and his little boy.
The Oklahoma All-Girl Brands: Big family, small town, and love to spare!
The Brands Who Came for Christmas
Brand New Heartache
Secrets and Lies
A Mommy For Christmas
One Magic Summer
Sweet Vidalia Brand
Angel Be Good by Kathy Carmichael
Heartwarming, Sexy and Fun
Billionaire CEO Nat Danvers has good looks, money, power, prestige—everything—except the one thing he really needs. But only in the loneliest corners of his frozen heart is he aware something is missing. Christmas Eve arrives to find Nat alone in his penthouse office, filling out layoff notices while his employees unknowingly celebrate at the office holiday party. In breezes the most incredibly beautiful woman he’s ever seen. Daphne, part angel, part human, has been sent by the Angelic Council to teach Nat some tough lessons in the hope his hardened heart will melt. She has only one night in which to help him. With the clock ticking before she must go, can love find a way to touch them both?
Christmas With The McRaes by Teresa Hill
Spend Christmas with the McRaes, Books 1, 2 and 3 in the series plus a brand new, bonus novella, Welcome Lizzie.
TWELVE DAYS — Book 1
Twelve Days before Christmas, Rachel McRae opens her front door and a social worker puts a baby in her arms — one who comes with a four-year-old boy and an eleven-year-old girl — siblings abandoned and in need of a temporary home.
Rachel and her husband, Sam, have dreamed of a house filled with children — a dream that has led them to repeated heartbreak. Sam McRae has finally decided the only thing left to do is leave his wife.
Reluctantly, Rachel and Sam take the children in, but just until after Christmas. They will do their best not to fall in love with them, not to get their hopes up that this time a miracle will happen. That these children will stay, and that their marriage can still be saved.
EDGE OF HEAVEN — Book 2
She looks at him and thinks, “Please don’t let him be more than twenty-five.”
He looks at her and thinks, “Please let her be at least twenty-five.”
Neither one of them is.
And that’s only one of their problems.
Rye is a man with an ugly past. He didn’t come to Baxter, Ohio, looking for a woman, but there she was. Emma is pretty and sweet, and the kind of woman he’d always wanted, but never dreamed he could have. Her innocence and vulnerability tugs at Rye’s weary heart, and the sizzling sexual pull between them can’t be ignored.
But Emma has a dangerous ex-boyfriend, plus an outraged, overprotective father with a family connection that dooms Rye and Emma’s relationship from the start. That and Rye’s dangerous past make it seem impossible for them to have a future together.
BED OF LIES — Book 3
One very bad night, after more than a few drinks, the most perfect guy in the world falls apart and ends up in bed with Julie.
She understands. It happens. It doesn’t mean anything, she says, but she’s lying to herself. It blows up her life and his — a specialty of Julie’s.
Growing up, Zach McRae was her best friend’s older brother, sweet, protective and perfect. He shows up out of the blue at her engagement dinner and instantly sees right through all the lies she’s told herself. Like that she’s fine, even happy and right where she wants to be.
Zach, also, is no longer the perfect guy of her childhood, although he’s trying desperately not to let it show. His life is increasingly and uncharacteristically out of control.
It’s time for he and Julie to face some hard truths from their past, plus puzzling ones from their present. Like that they can’t stop thinking about each other, can’t stop wanting each other, and can’t stop ending up in bed together.
BONUS NOVELLA ONLY AVAILABLE IN THIS BOX SET:
Catch up with the whole McRae family as its newest member, Emma & Rye’s daughter, Lizzie, is born.
Also, get a sneak peak at the hero and heroine of Teresa Hill’s New Adult series, McRaes/Next Generation, featuring Emma & Rye’s oldest daughter, Dana, and Zach’s fiancée’s younger brother, Peter, coming in early 2015 in Saving Myself For You.
(Dear Readers, Welcome Lizzie takes place a few months after Bed of Lies ends and well before the next book in the series, Five Days Grace, begins. If I could give it a number in the series, it would be 3.5, but Amazon doesn’t allow that kind of numbering. You won’t be lost if you choose to read Five Days Grace without reading the novella. Also, while you see Grace in the novella, there are no spoilers in it for Grace’s book.)
Comfort & Joy by Judith Arnold
In the season of miracles, the greatest miracle of all is love.
For Robin Greer, Christmas is about tradition and family. After her army-brat childhood, she wants nothing more than to plant solid roots and create a stable, permanent home for her young son, Philip. Christmas is a time to celebrate that home, and she and Philip celebrate in style, decorating their house, baking treats and listening to holiday music.
Jesse Lawson’s view of the holiday is quite the opposite. Growing up in an oppressively pious family, he has rejected religion. To him, Christmas is about hypocrisy and commercialism. A legal aid attorney, he can’t enjoy the spirit of the season when his inner-city clients are facing eviction in the middle of a cold New England winter.
Yet he can’t resist Robin and her open-hearted embrace of all things Christmas. And she can’t resist this thoughtful, questioning, complex man who seems to understand the true meaning of the holiday better than she does.
Winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award.
Dakota Wedding by Lisa Mondello
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Mondello, the western romance DAKOTA HEARTS series continues with book 6, DAKOTA WEDDING.
Ian McKinnon was just getting steady on his feet, looking forward to the opening of the Wounded Veterans Center and a big McKinnon wedding celebration, when tragedy struck again. The soldier who’d saved his life while in the military has died. He’s charged with his most important mission: find his friend Carlos’s family in Mexico or become guardian and raise Carlos’s children. The only mandatory stipulation of his friend’s will was that Ian live under the same roof with Abby Townsend, a firefighter from Carlos’s firehouse. Abby knew the kids well and she could help ease them all through the transition of becoming a family. Okay, so Ian may not be daddy material, but he’d grown up with a whole lot of McKinnons running around. He could handle the kids just fine. The beautiful Abby Townsend was another story.
Abby took one look at Ian and shook her head with utter disbelief. What were her dear friends thinking by naming a man whose nickname was “The Hazard” as guardian of their three small children? She only needed to spend one year in Ian’s house in South Dakota. She had to either find Carlos’s family, or convince Ian that she was the better person to raise the children. Abby knows how hard it is to lose someone you loved. She’ll be there to protect the children in any way she can. But can she protect her heart from falling in love with a man known for taking too many risks…and risk heartbreak again?
DAKOTA HEARTS series:
Book 1 – Her Dakota Man
Book 2 – Badland Bride
Book 3 – Dakota Heat
Book 4 – Wild Dakota Heart
Book 5 – His Dakota Bride
Book 6 – Dakota Wedding
and coming in 2015, check for more Dakota Hearts books.
If you’re a fan of western romance, contemporary romance, stories full of angst and emotion, and sexy cowboy and military heroes, then you’ll enjoy the Dakota Hearts, Texas Hearts and Fate with a Helping Hand series of romance novels.
Home for Christmas by Kathryn Shay
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS was formerly published as A CHRISTMAS LEGACY, part of a series for Harlequin. The book has been revised to be a stand alone novel in its own right. It was nominated for RT Book Reviews Best Superromance in 2000 and Kathryn Shay was named Storyteller of the Year in 2001, both by RT Book Reviews.
“Ms. Shay explores the emotional balance between anger and forgiveness via richly drawn characters and compelling conflict.” RT Book Reviews
When Jacob Steele returned home after fifteen years, it wasn’t to reconnect with the town that loved him. Instead, his motivation was purely financial. He needed capital and he wasn’t above claiming the inheritance bequeathed to him by the father whom he felt betrayed him. Unfortunately for the man who now calls himself Jay Lawrence, the inheritance comes with conditions. These conditions will keep Jay in Riverbend for a month working in the family bookstore. If he decides not to fulfill the terms, the bookstore and the farmhouse he used to cherish, go to the manager, Kate McMann. Jay isn’t about to let a woman, whose ambiguous relationship with his father is questionable, get her hands on his inheritance. He sets out to confront her never knowing that she and her twin daughters would change his plans, not to mention his life, forever.
“Kathryn Shay is one of the most talented authors on the category romance scene. Her books are always intelligent, her characters realistic, and her plots believable. Hope Santa drops this one into your stocking!” The Romance Reader
“Shay has written a heart wrenching, deeply moving story of the restorative power of love.” Old Book Barn Gazette
Judy Does Christmas by Debra Salonen
Judy Banger has a secret. She’s no fan of Christmas. She’s suffered through fifty-four of them and, too late, she discovers she’s married to Wiley “Santa Claus” Canby. In four short months of marriage, Judy and Wiley have crossed off more items on their bucket list than most people do in four years. But, now it’s December, and Wiley wants to throw a big, blow-out holiday party to show off his new wife. Unfortunately, Judy’s never hosted a gala party in her life–especially not one that includes a cross-section of friends and family that makes Modern Family look like the Waltons.
What could possibly go wrong?
Texas Christmas Bride by Jean Brashear
From New York Times and USAToday bestselling Texas romance author Jean Brashear…
It’s the first Christmas in Sweetgrass Springs, Texas for several newcomers who have found a real home for the first time—or found home again. As Jackson Gallagher works to save his hometown from withering away by relocating his business empire there, the only gift he really wants is to marry the teenage sweetheart he thought he’d lost forever—but Veronica Patton Butler has other hearts to care for, however much she loves Jackson.
Bridger Calhoun is more than ready to make Penelope Gallagher his bride, but however much she adores him, Shark Girl is dragging her heels on tying the knot—which seems to be a maddening tradition among Gallagher women.
Come join the fun…the heartache…the sweetness, as Sweetgrass prepares for a community celebration that will bring the Morning Star Gallaghers and the Marshalls to town, along with several of Jackson’s Seattle geeks and more than one lost soul about to find a place to belong—
In eccentric, lovable, unforgettable Sweetgrass Springs…where hope never fades and love never dies
HOLIDAY COOKIE RECIPES INCLUDED!
“Jean Brashear writes with warmth and emotional truth. The depth of her understanding of human nature marks her as a writer to watch.” ~Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author
The Texas Heroes series includes:
TEXAS BAD BOY
TEXAS CHRISTMAS BRIDE
The Games by Patricia McLinn
Medals can be won, careers can be made, hearts can be lost.
From the pomp of Opening Ceremonies to the good-byes of Closing Ceremonies, join three remarkable women during the Winter Olympics. Tessa Rutledge, once an Olympic champion figure skater, returns as a coach, encountering her first love – and heartbreak – and testing her ability to forgive. Alpine skier Kyle Armstrong has made a mistake that could cost her Olympic gold and any hope of reconciling with the man she loves. Biathlete Rikki Lodge is just happy to be at the Games, until she meets a hockey player who demands that she puts everything on the line.
Let The Games begin!
The Surprirse Princess by Patricia McLinn
A Princess for a few weeks …
The coming Christmas season isn’t looking great for April Gareaux. Her job is uninspiring, her engagement is off, and she has nowhere to live. Certainly her family would take her in, especially Leslie and Grady Roberts and their circle of friends who have become her extended family. But it’s time she stops relying on them.
Then comes an extraordinary offer – spend the holidays in Washington, D.C., with King Jozef of Bariavak as his possible long-lost granddaughter. Even more extraordinary is the man behind the offer and the one who will be beside her through the coming weeks, Hunter Pierce.
This is the last assignment Hunter would pick. Determination and grit have moved him beyond his past in Bariavak. Yet, here it is standing in front of him again, refusing to be ignored. … Just like his reactions to April. How can he fight what he’s feeling when they’re together all the time.
King Jozef has known tragedy in his life. Now, comes this lovely young woman bringing joy to his holidays. How can he resist dabbling in some royal matchmaking. Wouldn’t it be delightful if he could give April a Christmas gift she will never forget …
… Her Prince for a Lifetime
The Wedding Series
Prelude to a Wedding
The Christmas Princess
The Surprise Princess
Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning by Patricia McLinn
Enjoy the entire Wyoming Wildflowers collection
Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry) – prequel
Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush)
Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed)
My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold)
Jack’s Heart (Yellow Monkeyflower), new release in 2015
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
One look, a passionate love . . . and then they part . . . Forever?
Before the bestselling and award-winning Wyoming Wildflowers saga began, there was another love story, one that laid the foundation for all those that came after. A love between a cowboy and an unexpected woman. A love at first sight …
Ed Currick’s and Donna Roberts’ worlds couldn’t have been any more different – a rancher from Wyoming and an up-and-coming Broadway musical actress on a national tour. What could have been a momentary encounter sparks desire . . . and more. But can there be anything but heartbreak ahead when they have only days before their dreams pull them apart?
“Funny, entertaining, and full of surprises”…”Warms your heart”… “Joy”…”Wonderful love story”
Get this much-anticipated prequel to the western romance saga of the Wyoming Wildflowers series by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn now!