Hi Dani and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, Blame the Mistletoe!
Liz Flowers has never enjoyed Christmas, but this one is shaping up to be the worst by far. She let her ex take her daughter to Mexico while she stays behind in a strange town, sitting her former mother-in-law’s high strung little dog. It’s an opportunity to meet new people, but this California girl doesn’t have much in common with the ranchers in small town Marietta.
Blake Canon perks up with male interest when he sees a new face at his friend’s Christmas cocktail party. His son is away and a light affair would take his mind off his financial troubles. Then he realizes he knows Liz. She was once married to the brother of his ex-wife.
Their children might be cousins, but Blake and Liz do the kissing—under the mistletoe. It’s the beginning of a new view of Christmas for Liz, but when their children arrive home unexpectedly, and family secrets are revealed, Liz isn’t sure she’ll stay in Marietta for Christmas after all.
Fun Facts about Blame the Mistletoe:
• The idea to have Liz and Blake have exes that are siblings came from someone close to me. She’s always wanted to have a ‘reunion of the exes’ from her first husband’s family.
• I told my daughter that dogs seem to be popular with readers, so I thought dog-sitting would be a good way to get my heroine into Marietta. My daughter said, “But it has to be an awful dog. Super cute, but just a total pain.” (Curly is actually very cute, but he’s upset at being left home with a stranger.)
• I gave Liz a career in spas and nail salons because I have a cousin who has done very well with mani-pedis. She started in California and now lives and works in Las Vegas. Sir Elton John calls her when he’s in town. True story.
Favorite lines from Blame the Mistletoe:
• From the second she’d walked in, he’d been captivated, not even realizing that he knew her.
• Crossing a room was hardly a date, but Blake’s light hand on her felt surprisingly significant.
• Her gaze caught Blake’s on the way down from the little sprig and her heart skipped at the light in his eyes.
• Oh, chemistry, you drunken cupid, you.
• The sex she could bear, no matter how much intimacy he demanded, but his sweetness defeated her.
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Meet the Author:
After twenty-five years of writing and submitting, Dani Collins won the 2013 Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best First In Series from Romantic Times Book Reviews. Known mostly for her emotional, passionate Harlequin Presents, she has also published a hilarious romantic comedy, an epic medieval fantasy romance, and a pair of extremely erotic erotic romances. Dani writes anything, so long as it’s romance.
Hometown Hero is Dani’s debut with Tule, but look for a Christmas story late 2014 and other projects so secret that if she printed them here, this bio would have to explode after it was read.
Buy link: Blame the Mistletoe – http://amzn.to/ZcpDkA