*Author Interview* Montana Mustangs by Danica Winters *Bewitching Tours*

Montana Mustangs

The Nymph Series Book 2
Danica Winters
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Length: 60k words
Publication Date: May 6, 2013
Heat Level: Sensual, m/f, HEA
A Nymph.  A woman with the ability to seduce at will, shift to protect, but cursed with the fate to have the man she falls in love with die a tragic death.  As one of the ill-fated nymphs, Aura Montgarten has spent her lifetime drifting from one place to another hiding from love.  Until she meets Dane.
When a body washes up on the shore of a rural Montana lake, police officer Dane Burke is faced with the task of finding the killer—even if it means he will be forced to put his life and heart at risk by working with a drifter.  As the truth of Aura’s Mustang-shifting Nymph ways are revealed, Dane learns exactly the amount of danger he and Aura are in, but can’t force himself to leave a case unsolved when the truth is right outside of his grasp. 
When the killer decides he needs to take another victim—Dane—Aura must choose between their forbidden love and her immortal life…  Can there be life without love, or is death her only choice? 

Let’s give Ms. Winters a wonderful warm, hussy welcome!

Since you are a new to me author, I am hoping to bring you to the light of others! So share away!

Tell us a little about your book?Well, I could give you the tried and true blurb, but you want something not on Google so—As you can except, I love this book.  I have the pleasure of being from Montana and my love the outdoors shaped my writing of Montana Mustangs.  I tried to integrate the majestic blues and golden yellows of the mountains and the valleys and the icy fingers of a cold fall wind in our little Northwest corner where we could almost kick a ball and have it land in Canada.

Also, I have a fun relationship with my fans on Facebook—my fans actually named the two main characters Aura Montgarten and Dane Burke based on pictures and descriptions I provided.  I love doing this with my fans!  So if you are a fan you should expect to take part in at least one round of voting for: “What’s my name?” J

How much emotion does it take from you to write? Great question.  This book is a murder mystery/paranormal so  as I was writing I had to delve deep into the fear and guilt that comes to those who feel responsible for the kidnapping and possible death of a loved one.

What is your favorite part of the book? There is a scene in which they horseback up a mountainside in search of evidence.  I had the unique pleasure of going horse backing into the high mountain lakes of Montana to ‘research’ the scene.  It was so much fun—and I caught my limit of fish!

What was your favorite scene to write?  There are so many things that come to mind, but I love the opening scene in which the main hero, Dane, finds a hand floating in Flathead Lake. 

You can only pick 3 words for your main characters..what would they be? *to describe your main characters* Aura: Headstrong, mysterious, and lonely
Dane: Jaded, determined, and work-centered

Which was the easiest character to write and the hardest ~ and why?? The easiest character had to be Aura—I think I could deeply relate with her need to find her sister and keep her safe.  It may be my familial instinct, but I would do the same for someone I love.

How many books are you shooting for in this series?? I’m almost finished writing the next book (the third) in the Nymph Series and am thinking I will need at least two more.  I like to leave this up to the needs of my story and my characters. 

What are you currently working on? I’m currently working on wrapping up the next book to follow Montana Mustangs.

Do you have anything due to release soon?  Montana Mustangs will be released May 6th, 2013 and then the next book in the series should be released this Fall.

What’s one thing that you enjoy about writing? I love writing.  Recently I have been mentoring new authors and teaching classes for new authors.  It has been so much fun to share my passion for the written word with others.  About the actual act of writing, I like starting with a blank canvas and painting a picture with words.  Quite often I may have a plan ahead of time for the direction I want to move the story, but as my characters evolve I find the story changes to fit them and their personalities—which is also something which can drive me crazy!

Since we’re cover hussies….what was your first impression of your cover? I LOVE my cover.  I think the publisher went above and beyond with this book.  The background image is of Glacier National Park—which is close to where the book is set. 
What do you prefer ebooks or paperbacks? I like them both for different reasons.  I have long ago run out of space for any more paperbacks so I like that I can access all my books in one little device (and I don’t have to find more bookshelves).  However I’m a wee bit nostalgic and love walking into a book store and smelling the fresh scent of ink and paper. 

Is there a genre you would like to write but are a little apprehensive to try? I always consider writing romantic suspense, but I like paranormal.  My books are along the line of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse Series in that they are centered in real life and have elements of the paranormal sprinkled in—some people call this “light paranormal”, so it wouldn’t be a great stretch to simple go all into everyday life, but I would miss the freedom that comes with imagination and mythical creatures.

Okay…. personal time!!!! Oh yeah, I go there… Hahah…

If you thought you were safe… Nah… Forgot it… Not a chance! We will start off slow and easy, I promise!

What is on your night stand/dresser? Floss (boring) and books… Lots of books… They are teetering, but I swear I will get through them all.

What are you listening to you right now? Oh Geez—I’m listening to kids bickering over snacks as they watch Max and Ruby on television.  Oh…I think I just saw a pretzel enter a nose. Sigh.

What are you reading right now? I’m reading short stories.  I love reading shorts when I’m working on writing.  They are single-sitting reads which is nice.

What is your favorite season? Holiday? I love the earthy scents and rich orange and red hues of the fall.  Between the season and my writing paranormal romance, it should come as no surprise that my favorite holiday is Halloween (plus, you get candy—how could it get any better?).

And what has been your best b-day present ever?? My husband bought me a Kindle Fire last year.  He has since regretted buying it as I’m always reading.  We lovingly call it ‘my boyfriend.’

Hard and Quick Time! Don’t think… Just answer! Okay, before we go this route, I will get us a refill on our drinks… I will be right back…

You know you do… Quickie time… Think fast….
Are you a quickie kind girl?
Yes
Dark or Milk Chocolate? Milk
Whipped or Melted? Whipped
Straight up or with a twist – sex? Twist
What’s ur fave drink – in a glass or on him? J Glass
Junk or Health Food? Chocolate
Ties or Chains? Ties
Leather or Lace? Leather
Soft or Hard… Bed, where was your mind? Hard
J
Control or Be Controlled? Control
Hot Wax or Whip Cream? Whip Cream
Vampire or Werewolf? Vamp
Twitter or facebook? Facebook
Pinterest..do you pin? Love it
J

Thank you so much for having me on your blog today. This was a fun interview!
-Danica Winters


The Nymph’s Labyrinth     
The Nymph Series Book 1
Danica Winters
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Date of Publication: 12/31/12 
ISBN: 1-4405-6223-7
ASIN: B00AKERYRI
Number of pages:  300
Word Count: ~60k
Book Description:
A world shrouded in mystery and intrigue, the Sisterhood of Epione must not be exposed. 
A Shape-shifting nymph, Ariadne, is tasked with keeping the truth of her group’s existence and their ancient mysteries far out of reach of an American archeologist and his troublemaking son.  When forgotten and forbidden passions are awakened, Ariadne is forced to make a choice—fall in line and continue to be overrun and pushed down by the sisterhood, or follow her heart and put everyone’s lives in danger.
Can Ariadne have the man she loves or will the pressure and secrets of the past keep her from her heart’s desire?
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble  | Kobo | All Romance




About Danica Winters
Danica Winters is a bestselling author who is known for writing award-winning books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and often a touch of magic.  When she’s not working she can be found in the wilds of Montana working on her patience while she tries to understand the allure of various crafts (quilting, pottery and painting are not her thing).  She always believe the cup is neither half full nor half empty, but it better be filled with wine.
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