Dani Collins is my guest today at An Author’s Desk. Whenever I ask for an author bio, most writers are too modest to boast, so I must explore on my own. Dani is an RWA Golden Heart Finalist and a Romantic Times American Title Finalist, both of which are really BIG deals. She writes both fantasy and contemporary and has had a very busy year in both. Her fantasy, The Healer, is definitely on my TBR list.
Once The Call finally came, Dani decided to become an overnight success by going to contract on The Healer, an epic fantasy romance, with Champagne Books five weeks after signing with Mills & Boon. For good measure, she chose to indie-publish her romantic comedy, Hustled To The Altar at the same time.
Readers will quickly realize that while her stories span very different genres, she always delivers alpha-male heroes squaring off with spirited heroines in a deeply emotional, unforgettable romance.
Dani has always loved seeing a map in the front of a fantasy book. She hand sketched one for The Healer when she was plotting, then recently had it professionally illustrated. Readers can download it here along with a Reading Guide and a Character Guide.
Once oppressed by the Shote people, the Kerfs only want peace, but unrest brews as Shotes expand into the Kerf’s hard won territory. Vaun, a Kerf General, is patrolling the border lands when he saves a Kerf captive about to be raped—then discovers she’s not Kerf at all.
Survival in the balance…
Athadia is Alvian, one of the mysterious healers driven out of Kerfdom by Vaun’s ancestors. Vaun’s first touch tells her he’s a Latent, not as strong as a full-blooded Alvian, but a possible mate. If she could bring herself to lie with a man again, even a superstitious half-blood Kerf, she could fulfill her vows and save her dwindling race.
Hope at too high a cost…
Athadia’s touch promises a kind of healing that has eluded Vaun all his life, but he has broken the Shote treaty and started the war he was meant to avert. His King expects him to kill Athadia to restore peace…
He can’t bring himself to do it.
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