12 September 2018

*Author Interview & Giveaway!* WHISPERS ON THE WIND by Dana Wayne

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Book Lift Off
Date of Publication: March 7, 2018
Number of Pages: 277

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You didn’t stop him. He killed her.

Dire warnings from a voice only he can hear makes Sheriff Cooper Delaney doubt his sanity. When a body is found matching one from a recent nightmare, he believes he’s gone off the deep end. The dead do not talk to the living. Or do they? One body becomes two. Are there more?

Heart broken by betrayal, Dr. Samantha Fowler finds herself starting over at thirty-three. When she meets the local sheriff, the attraction is instant and fierce, threatening to crumble the defensive walls around her heart. Once burned, twice shy, she vows to stay far away from him for the duration of her stay at the quaint B & B they share. But when she finds one body, then another, avoiding the handsome Texan is impossible.
He’s not done.

Quarry in site, he watches and waits. “I am the master. I cannot be stopped.”  
The clock is ticking…


“Smooth pace and lovable characters drew me in almost instantly.”

“If you love romantic suspense, you are in for a treat!”

“Masterpiece! Dana’s ability to paint a picture with words is incredible.”

“Hard to stop reading once I started.”

It has been a long time since I enjoyed a book as much as I did this one.”

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Interview with Author Dana Wayne

Where did your love of books and writing come from?

I grew up listening to my father read from a stack of paperback westerns he kept beside his chair. I was fascinated at how someone could create a picture with words so vivid I could see it in my mind. That’s when I knew that one day, I would be a writer.

How long have you been writing?

I have written all my life, but it wasn’t until I retired in 2013 that I was able to pursue my ultimate writing goal of writing a novel.  

Why did you decide to self-publish?

With traditional publishing, you lose a lot of control over your work, and I wasn’t willing to do that.

How important are names to you in your books? How do you choose names?

Names are extremely important and must fit the character. I have been known to name them Male or Female until I find the right one. Sometimes, though, the character comes to me with a name already. Then, I just have to figure out their story.

Which character from Whispers on the Wind is most or least like you?

I’d have to say Sam. We both talk to our pets like they’re people. (I have a Calico cat named Katie who listens – most of the time – when I talk to her.)

What was the hardest part of writing Whispers on the Wind

Definitely keeping the suspense level modulated where it wasn’t too much or too little.

What did you enjoy most about writing Whispers on the Wind?

The interaction between Coop and Sam. They were so different yet had some of the same hang-ups. It was fun to watch them work it out.

What projects are you working on at the present?

I typically have a couple going until one insists on being next. Right now, I have another western historical and two contemporaries in the mill, though one of the contemporaries is insisting his time has come.

Tell us a little about yourself. What are some day jobs that you have held?  Have any of them impacted your writing?

I’ve been a waitress, worked in an aluminum mill, legal secretary, home health office manager and software trainer; all of which have provided me with a ton of experiences from which to build my imaginary friends.

What do you like to read in your free time?

I will read anything that captures my interest be it vampires or cowboys, billionaires or aliens, and everything in between.

What’s something interesting, fun, or funny that most people don’t know about you?

I once went shark fishing in a bass boat.

What’s your funniest flaw?

A writer is always writing. Sometimes on paper, sometimes in our heads, so it’s not uncommon for me blurt out whatever I’m thinking at any given time. When that happens, my husband will ask, “Are you talking to me or your imaginary friends again?”

What is your favorite quote?

If you can dream it, you can achieve it.

Awarding winning author Dana Wayne is a sixth generation Texan and resides in the Piney Woods with her husband, (and biggest fan), a Calico cat named Katie, three children and four grandchildren. She routinely speaks at book clubs, writer organizations and other groups about writing and self-publishing.

Her debut novel, Secrets of The Heart, was awarded First Place - Contemporary Romance, 2017 by Texas Association of Authors, was a finalist for the 2017 Scéal Award for Contemporary Romance, Reviewers Top Pick and included on the Top 10 Books to Read This Winter from Books & Benches online magazine.

Her next two novels, Mail Order Groom, released in April, 2017, and Whispers On The Wind, released in April 2018, both received 5 Star Reviews from Readers Favorite among others. She was recently included in the Top 50 Indie Authors You Should Read by calebandlindapirtle.com, an international book blog site.

Affiliations include Romance Writers of America, Texas Association of Authors, Writers League of Texas, East Texas Writers Guild, Northeast Texas Writers Organization, and East Texas Writers Association.

FIRST PRIZE:  Signed Copy of Whispers on the Wind  + Floral Fan + $10 Amazon Gift Card
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  1. FYI....winners were emailed yesterday. Per the rules, they have 48 hours to claim their prize. If you registered, please check your email - including junk folder as it could have gone there - so you don't miss out!