Call me a nerd, but I have to start this new release post out with my favorite SUPER cheesy joke. I can’t help myself, so here goes:
Q: How do you make a napkin dance?
A: You put a little boogie in it!
Okay, one more… LOL
Q: Who did Frankenstein take to the prom?
A: His ghoul friend.
All right, I can hear the groans from here. No more jokes, but hopefully they at least put a little smile on your face and got you prepared for Halloween!
Around my house, I have the zombie in the window, the blood moon paintings on the walls, and the bowl of half-eaten candy by the door. (I made the terrible, terrible mistake of opening candy two weeks before. The only thing I really fear this Halloween is stepping on the scale.) Aside from the dirty scale monster, I LOVE this holiday. It is a great time to get out of the house and breath in the crisp Fall air and scare the living daylights out of my kids. (Hand coming out from under the bed, anyone?)
In addition to the upcoming holiday, I have some great things happening as well. As many of you know, my latest Harlequin Intrigue Dust Up with the Detective hit bookstore shelves in October. Dust Up with the Detective has been on Nielsen Bookscan’s Top 100 books for four weeks and readers are flooding my inbox with letters letting me know how much they have enjoyed Jeremy Lawrence and Blake West!
Now, I’m gearing up for my new release which will be hitting bookstore shelves on November 1st (my first paranormal romance in a year) Once a Gypsy.
Once a Gypsy is definitely a book of the heart. I wrote this book after doing years of research into the lives and culture of Irish Travellers. Some of my research even included exchanging letters and chatting with people from within the Pavee and Romany communities. It was truly an eye-opening experience and is one that has changed my life.
Here is the blurb:
I can’t tell you how fun this book was to write. I had the opportunity to mix one of the most picturesque settings in Ireland, an ancient culture, and twist in just a bit of magic—enough that what happens can’t be real… or can it?
Before you run off to read the books, I want to let you know that I will be doing my last couple of signings for the year.
Dust Up with the Detective Signing: October 29, 2016: Fact & Fiction, Missoula, Montana 5-7 p.m. Wine included and Halloween costumes welcome! This event is being sponsored by Kohl’s who will be donating $1500 to the local YWCA to raise awareness of domestic violence and racial equality. Also, Debra Ricci will be speaking about her work with CASA (a women and children’s advocacy program). I’m ridiculously proud to be able to help raise awareness and advocate for women’s rights.
Once a Gypsy Signing for New Release: November 5, 2016: Barnes & Noble, Missoula, Montana 2-4 p.m.
For those of you who I have had the chance to chat with throughout the year and to those I have met at the many signings this year, I want to give you all a shout out—Thank you! Also, to those who have read and reviewed my books, I couldn’t do this without you. You rock!
If you get the chance to read the books, let me know what you think! You can dramatically influence what projects I will be working on next. Like paranormal, but love suspense? Tell me on Twitter @DanicaWinters Or, if you just love books and don’t care what genre they are if they are well written, you can let me know what you are dressing up like for Halloween! I want to see at least one picture of you dressed like a book! I’m really feeling a Jane Austen title!
To purchase the new release Once a Gypsy (available November 1, 2016)
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo | Google Play | Walmart
To purchase Dust Up with the Detective
Harlequin | Amazon | iTunes | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play | All Romance | Walmart
Hope to chat soon. Happy Halloween!