Cover Reveal: Dust Up with the Detective

I’m so excited! The day has finally come in which I can share the cover for Dust Up with the Detective! This book is available for pre-order, but it will hit physical bookshelves September 20, 2016!

Cover Reveal: Dust Up with the Detective

Murder in Montana is never simple…

Murder in Montana is never simple 

Every dead body in Butte is someone’s kin. Detective Jeremy Lawrence has investigated so many wrongdoings, but he still never imagined how it’d feel to be standing over his own brother. Until now. Thankfully, he has the help of Deputy Blake West, a woman he’s known his entire life—and wanted for as long as he can remember.

It’s been forever since Blake has seen Jeremy, and she has questions for the hot-as-sin lawman. But her interrogation must wait once she learns the killer has set his sights on Blake’s daughter. They promise to put family first, but time is running out to uncover the Lawrence family’s secrets—and rebuild what Jeremy and Blake thought they’d broken long ago…

What do you like best about the cover??? (I have to say that anytime I see a Timothy Olyphant-looking man holding a gun… well, it’s hard to look away!) Any fellow Justified fans out there?? 😉

I totally admit that Timothy was the man I had in my mind while writing this book… and it only made things come out that much hotter! There may be a character that is even a little reminiscent of Boyd Krauter (also of Justified). Though, beyond the main character’s physical descriptions, a bit of the good boy/bad boy routine, and a mining town as the setting–the stories are miles apart. That being said, it’s a great read for anyone who is looking to pinch hit for their post-Justified television binge!

I hope that you get a chance to check out the book… I think you will fall just as deeply in love with as I have!

Cover Reveal: Montana Christmas Romance

Cover Reveal for MONTANA CHRISTMAS ROMANCE: A Multi-Author Anthology

A Collection of Heartwarming Holiday Stories From Under the Big Sky . . .


Coming November 1st 2014!

Take a trip to Montana with this collection of seven heartwarming Christmas romances by award-winning and best-selling authors. This collection of stories from the mountains to the valleys of Big Sky state will remind you of what is truly important and why you love the holiday season. Be ready to be swept away on a series of incredible journeys of the heart and soul.

Casey Dawes — author of Love on the Wind

Danica Winters —author of A Date for Christmas

R.L. Syme — author of Montana Mistletoe

Clare Tallier — author of Homecoming

Melissa Tenley — author of An Unexpected Gift

H.A. Somerled — author of Death at a Party

Jade Barnaby — author of The Stars She Lost


Published by Self-Publishing Services, LLC.

Paranormal Romance Guild Nominee for Best Book!

Montana Mustangs has been nominated for PARANORMAL ROMANTIC SUSPENSE BOOK OF THE YEAR!!  And I need your help!!

Dear Friends-  I’m excited to announce that my novel, Montana Mustangs, has been nominated by the Paranormal Romance Guild for PARANORMAL ROMANTIC SUSPENSE OF THE YEAR!
To win this highly coveted award, I am asking that my fans vote each day through January 13, 2014 (You can vote by clicking here)!
As always, I want to thank my wonderful, loyal fans. I love receiving your many notes and cards. Your kind words and support are truly amazing!
Wishing you a Happy New Year!
Thank you, Danica Winters   *I know many of you have fallen in love with Montana Mustangs, but for those of you who have yet to check it out, you can find it on all retail sites including Amazon. It will also be available in paperback soon!

Thank you for your help!!

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Living In Montana

Montana Mustangs

I consider myself blessed to live in a place in which the pounding of horse hooves and the song of the blackbird are its heartbeat. At night the sky is filled with the brilliance of a million stars, the Milky Way, and on some occasions the Aurora Borealis. I live in a place where grizzly bears, mountain goats, and elk are not strangers, but instead the stewards of the craggy, timbered mountains and the endless wheat-filled plains. I live in the Last Best Place, under the Big Sky, and in the unforgettable state we call Montana.

Right now my ‘backyard’ has finally seen the last bit of the winter snows melt and the soil has begun to churn with the new lives of the delicate yellow kisses of the Glacier Lilies and the native purple and sage green Lupines. Soon the beautiful, but deadly, soft-leaved Arnicas will begin to dot the ground, filling the land with untouchable beauty. As beautiful as the spring and summer are in Montana everything is appreciated with a bated breath—nothing in this land of enchantment lasts long—nothing is permanent except the stars in the sky and the passing of time.

Moraine LakeThe constantly changing beauty serves as the backdrop for my new novel Montana Mustangs (out today!), the second book in the Nymph Series. In fact, Montana Mustangs takes place in Somers, Montana which lies just south of the (small and humble) city of Kalispell—the city that many fly into in order to visit Glacier Park, one of the best and most picturesque parks in the contingent United States.

Somers, Montana lies at the edge of one of the largest (and coldest) freshwater lakes in the U.S., Flathead Lake. At the beginning of Montana Mustangs we first get the chance to meet our characters as they are standing at the edge of this picturesque lake, where they have made a macabre discovery—one in which sets the book into motion.

My love of life, horses, and Montana are represented in every aspect of this book, but please know that just like our beautiful spring flowers, to everything there is possible impermanence—especially for the main character, Aura, a nymph cursed to never keep true love. Like the others of her kind, she has been struck with a curse by Zeus that if she falls in love, the man is fated to die a tragic death.

When her sister is kidnapped, she must team up with a local Sheriff’s deputy, Dane, and work together to solve a case steeped in mythology, lies, and deeply hidden secrets. If you have a love of Montana, horses, the unexplained, and paranormal romance (which is centered in the not-so-supernatural world) then this book is a must read. Montana Mustangs is my own spring flower, a story filled with such beauty it will never be forgotten even long after you have turned the last page.

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