Monday, April 15, 2013

Guest Post with Danica Winters

Danica Winters
Guest Blog
Montana Mustangs

Five  minutes can change  a life.  In five minutes, you can have a cup of coffee, open an email, or post on social media sites.  I like to think of my life in five minute segments.  I almost see it as a challenge.  What can I do in five minutes that can change my life? 

For me, my life revolves around two things: my family and my writing.  Most recently it has been the book Montana Mustangs, the second book in the Nymph Series.  This entire book was written in what always started as five minutes stretches.  Once I started looking for five free minutes in my day I started finding them: while I waited for my kids to get out of school I made use of those few free minutes, while I waited for a meeting, or while I waited for dinner to cook.  Sometimes I would start with those five minutes and they would stretch into hours.  Sometimes all it was were those precious minutes.  Yet, in just a few short months I had Montana Mustangs completed. 

When I was writing Montana Mustangs those minutes were reserved exclusively for writing—not daydreaming or thinking about the next plot point.  Suddenly, when I was driving to pick up my children I had great book ideas (How I wish I had a marker I could write on windows with!).  As a result, my characters were like my friends, visiting me during the day and telling me how the story should move ahead.  It was amazing how I conditioned myself to plan ahead during moments of downtime so when I reached for my computer I was ready.

In addition to writing Montana Mustangs (and then the next book in the series), I have had the fabulous opportunity of teaching courses on writing to published and yet-to-be-published authors.  The most common excuse I hear as to why a person couldn’t finish a book was/is: “I don’t have the time.” 

I immediately think of my five minute challenge.  Everyone has five minutes at some point in their day that isn’t occupied by crying kids, phone calls, cooking, or working at a nine-to-five job.  The hard part is utilizing them. 

If you have a passion and you really want to change your life I recommend you start with my rule.  It doesn’t have to be writing.  Maybe you want to lose weight? Start knitting?  Find those spare moments in your day and before long you will have attained a goal in which you had never thought possible. When you achieve your goal you will become empowered.


Montana Mustangs
The Nymph Series Book 2
Danica Winters


Publisher: Crimson Romance
Length: 60k words
Publication Date: May 6, 2013
Heat Level: Sensual, m/f, HEA


Book Description:
A Nymph.  A woman with the ability to seduce at will, shift to protect, but cursed with the fate to have the man she falls in love with die a tragic death.  As one of the ill-fated nymphs, Aura Montgarten has spent her lifetime drifting from one place to another hiding from love.  Until she meets Dane.
When a body washes up on the shore of a rural Montana lake, police officer Dane Burke is faced with the task of finding the killer—even if it means he will be forced to put his life and heart at risk by working with a drifter.  As the truth of Aura’s Mustang-shifting Nymph ways are revealed, Dane learns exactly the amount of danger he and Aura are in, but can’t force himself to leave a case unsolved when the truth is right outside of his grasp. 
When the killer decides he needs to take another victim—Dane—Aura must choose between their forbidden love and her immortal life…  Can there be life without love, or is death her only choice?  
The Nymph’s Labyrinth       
The Nymph Series Book 1
Danica Winters 

Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Date of Publication: 12/31/12  
ISBN: 1-4405-6223-7
Number of pages:  300
Word Count: ~60k
Book Description:
A world shrouded in mystery and intrigue, the Sisterhood of Epione must not be exposed. 

A Shape-shifting nymph, Ariadne, is tasked with keeping the truth of her group’s existence and their ancient mysteries far out of reach of an American archeologist and his troublemaking son.  When forgotten and forbidden passions are awakened, Ariadne is forced to make a choice—fall in line and continue to be overrun and pushed down by the sisterhood, or follow her heart and put everyone’s lives in danger.
Can Ariadne have the man she loves or will the pressure and secrets of the past keep her from her heart’s desire?

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About Danica Winters
Danica Winters is a bestselling author who is known for writing award-winning books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and often a touch of magic.  When she’s not working she can be found in the wilds of Montana working on her patience while she tries to understand the allure of various crafts (quilting, pottery and painting are not her thing).  She always believe the cup is neither half full nor half empty, but it better be filled with wine.


1 comment :

  1. Thank you for having me on your blog today! Happy Reading :)