Author Spotlight-Dana Wayne

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, writers groups and other organizations, and is a frequent guest on numerous writing blogs.

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 second novel, Mail Order Groom, released in April, 2017, received 4.5 Stars and the Crowned Heart from InD’tale Magazine, 5 Stars from Readers Favorite and Books & Benches, and was included in the list of 100 Best Indie Books to Read Before You Die. Her third book, Whispers on The Wind, is a romantic suspense released in March, 2018.

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.

Whispers on The Wind

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…

Read Chapter One Here

Secrets of The Heart

 NOTE: This title was re-issued in April 2018 with another publisher.  It is still the same book with all the 5 star Reviews, just published on another platform.?

Nurse Tori Morgan believes comforting patients as they transition from this world to the next is her life’s calling.  Emotionally scarred by personal tragedy, she seeks refuge with a remote assignment in Montana. She loved once, she could never love again and protects her heart as fiercely as she protects those entrusted in her care.

When Wade McBride’s plan to hire a nurse for his mother unexpectedly goes awry, he is forced to do the unthinkable; persuade a total stranger to pretend to be his fiancée.

Bulldozed into working together, sparks ignite, but old wounds run deep and danger is closer than they think. The line between deception and reality blurs, compelling them to look beyond the pretense and take the biggest risk of all.

But can a love born of secrets and lies survive the truth?


Mail Order Groom

“Find a husband in thirty days or lose the ranch when I die.”

Emma Marshall is stunned by her dying father’s ultimatum. With Twin Oaks to run alone, she delays dealing with it, unaware of advertisements he placed seeking a groom.

One by one, prospects arrive, spurred by the promise of control of a prosperous ranch and a beautiful bride. Angry, embarrassed and heartbroken by her father’s tactics, she fights for her independence.

Tyler Rountree acts on a request from his best friend and accepts the job of temporary foreman at the Marshall place. Surprised to find his new boss is a beautiful, jean-wearing, gun-toting woman with enough grit to go bear hunting with a switch, he happily accepts the job.

Distracted by persistent suitors and a dangerous man intent on getting control of her ranch, Emma is totally unprepared for the instant attraction to Ty. Thrown together by chance, she can’t help but wonder if he may be the answer to her problem. However, it soon becomes clear she knows everything about running a ranch, and nothing about being a woman.

   A world-weary Southern gentleman, a fiery, independent woman; will a marriage of convenience bring them happiness or more heartache?

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