Suspense, Christmas, and even Puppies… Oh, my!

It has been my pleasure over the last couple of years to create, write, and work with Harlequin Intrigue and its team and my agent to bring the suspenseful Mystery Christmas Series to life. The last book in the Publishers Weekly and Walmart Bestselling series, Ms. Demeanor, has just hit store shelves (and its ebook is available for pre-order wherever books are sold).

Mystery Christmas Series on Biteable.

While the series has come to an amazing and twist-filled end, my love for the series will continue. I can’t tell you how fun it was to get to know Wyatt, Waylon, Colter, and Rainier—the four Fitzgerald brothers whose stories fill the pages of Ms. Calculation, Mr. Serious, Mr. Taken and Ms. Demeanor.

Each of these brothers are alpha-heroes, right down to their love of horses, dogs, and family. These brothers are like all brothers—they fight, they have fallings out, and occasionally get hurt, but when push comes to shove family always comes first.

And that, right there, is why I feel it makes it the perfect Christmas series—no matter what happens in their lives (or who is murdered, missing, and/or there is a secret baby) they always find their family will always stand beside them.

As for the heroines of the series, each has a story as incredible as those of the men they come to love. We have Whitney, Christina, Gwen, and Laura Blade—each of these strong, confident and intelligent women has a secret… some in their pasts, some held in the present, and even some that will impact their futures.

Books and Spoons

Here is one of my favorite reviews for Mr. Taken by Books and Spoons, a 1% Top Reviewer on Goodreads:

“With mystery, threats, humor, and passion the story pulled me in, and I was enthralled until the early morning hours and ‘the end’.

Mr. Taken has a new, different kind of tone to it compared to the previous stories, obviously colored by the hero and heroine’s personalities and sizzling chemistry between them. The sarcastic, yet well-meant banter between them had me chuckling, the fervor of their feelings fanning my face. Colter Fitzgerald and Whitney Barstow have a definite spark between them, and they have much more in common than one would think at the first glance.

Colter has a great sense of humor, he is a caretaker and protector. He is not shy about his attraction and growing feeling towards Whitney, he just wishes he knew if he can truly trust her with her skittish behavior regarding the recent events at the farm. Because it is obvious Whitney is holding secrets that could put all of them in danger.

Whitney ran away from Kentucky to hide from her abusive, stalking ex who tried to kill her. She is secretive and avoiding close relationships with everyone. The lose of her family connection and beloved horses keep her away from the barn and people, yet her whole being is craving for healing and peace of mind.

She does her best to deny her attraction to Colter, yet the repeated moments of jealousy and envy tells another tale.

The story fits well into the ongoing series, and there was a natural flow to it that made it easy to follow and enjoy. The catty behavior between Sarah and Whitney was a surprise, in that hilarious, “I can’t look away oh my goodness what is going on” – way.

The mystery with the attempts to sabotage the farm builds up the suspense and tension. The investigation is churning a lot of feelings, bringing strain and stress to the relationships all around.

A touch of Christmas spirit and sort of a community miracle is witnessed in the attempt to save the farm, as all come together to celebrate the Yule. Little did they know this would give an ample opportunity to anyone wanting to harm the town or the Fitzgeralds.

A delightfully intense story filled with engaging romance and gripping mystery.”

This review, and those like it, are the reason I continue to write. I love when I can impact my readers’ lives in such a wonderful, and positive way. My goal is always to make you laugh, make you cry (with laughter), and help you to escape.

While each story is different and each couple works to solve a mystery at the family’s ranch, they all promise to keep you reading late into the night.

If you get a chance, I would love for you to read and review this series that is near and dear to my heart. I know you will fall just as deeply in love with these stories as I have!

Wishing you a happy holiday season and many great books!

Danica Winters

Halloween Scavenger Hunt and a Mystery Christmas!

Hey Guys, 
First, thanks to everyone who picked up my newest release Mr. Serious, book 2 of the Mystery Christmas Series! Your support ended up launching Mr. Serious onto the Publishers Weekly Bestseller’s List! Thank you so very, very much. 
 

If you haven’t gotten your copy of Mr. Serious (published by Harlequin Intrigue) yet, you can get it here:

Harlequin | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo | Google Play | Walmart

On October 17, the next in the Mystery Christmas Series, Mr. Taken, will be on store shelves! Don’t forget to get your copy of that as well!

Harlequin | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo | Google Play | Walmart

Oh, and if you need a little more Christmas in your life (even though it’s nearly Halloween), please feel free to check out an anthology I’m included in, Montana Christmas Romance, which is on sale for $0.99 now!

I also have a Hallowpalooza treat for you. I’m one of the sponsors of the Night Owl Reviews Hallowpalooza Scavenger Hunt.
Over $1000 in prizes!Night Owl Reviews Web Hunt
During this event I’m going to help you find some great new books. Make sure to check my featured title out along the way. And if you visit My Contest Page, you can put in for my monthly event! 
The grand prize is a $100 Amazon Gift Card.
Event Dates: October 12 – 31
Winner will be announced:
November 6th at 6pm PT / 9pm ET in the NOR chat room, 
Duration: Around 1 hour 
You don’t need to come, but we would love to have you.

 

Cupcakes and Books Scavenger Hunt with Night Owl Reviews

Cupcakes and Books with Night Owl Reviews Scavenger Hunt

Hi Guys!!

I thought it was time to kick the fun up a notch with an awesome scavenger hunt! Tammie King came to me and asked if I’d like to take part in her annual scavenger hunt. I was more than happy to jump at the chance. Tammie is awesome as is Night Owl Reviews and their followers!

This month I’m highlighting my new release from Harlequin Intrigue, Ms. Calculation!

Mystery Christmas Series, Ms. Calculation

Purchase Links: Harlequin | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo | Google Play | Walmart

This book and its series (the Mystery Christmas Series) all take place at the very real Dunrovin Ranch in western Montana. On August 19, 2017 we gave away a trip to Missoula, Montana to celebrate the series, the city, and the ranch! Keep your eyes peeled, because I have it on good authority (AKA Barb Neilan of Destination Missoula) that because this event was such a success, we may be doing an event again like this in the future! And I want to extend a huge congrats to the winner, Liz Digman, from Texas!! Can’t wait to meet you!

Needless to say, a ton of research and time went into writing and publishing these books. A huge shout out to the team at Harlequin Intrigue for taking my ideas and helping me make them into the best novels they could be! I can’t wait for readers to have the chance to experience the magic and majesty of the ranch, the characters, and the stories that fill the pages of the four books in this series!

On September 19th, it will mark the release of the paperback of book 2 in the Mystery Christmas Series, Mr. Serious!

Mystery Christmas Series

Purchase Links: Harlequin | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo | Google Play | Walmart

I hope you get a chance to check out the books! And don’t forget to take a moment and leave a review if you’ve enjoyed them! 🙂

Have a great scavenger hunt!

Danica Winters