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Spotlight on Dani Collins, Cinderella's Royal Seduction

We have author Dani Collins this week under our spotlight. She also has a new book out this month, Cinderella's Royal Seduction.

Award-winning and USA Today Bestselling author Dani Collins thrives on giving readers emotional, compelling, heart-soaring romance with some laughter and heat thrown in, just like real life. Mostly she writes contemporary romance for Harlequin Presents and Tule’s Montana Born, but her backlist of fifty books also includes self-published erotic romance, romantic comedy, and even an epic medieval fantasy. When she’s not writing—just kidding, she’s always writing. Look for Dani’s latest Presents, Untouched Until Her Ultra-Rich Husband and the Maid's Spanish Secret, out now!

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Do you think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly?

It depends what you want to write! Emotions tend to draw the reader in, but conflict can be interesting if it’s a moral dilemma and not so much about the push-pull of attraction, for instance. Also, authors have to put themselves into the head of all types of people. If I can imagine someone who doesn’t feel emotions very deeply, I’m sure another author could imagine themselves in the head (and heart) of someone who does.

What was an early experience where you learned that language had power?

For me it was very much a growth over time process. There was the early thing where your mom tells you the “Sticks and stones… words will never hurt me,” and you try to believe it, but guess what? Sometimes words still hurt!

Later, when I first began writing, I was very tentative and had so many rejections, but I slowly learned that the more authentic I was, the more I left more of myself open, the more progress I made—but guess what? That hurts, too! You feel very vulnerable.

More recently, as I’ve learned more about diversity and inclusion, I’m seeing how my own words can be hurtful, especially if I think my perspective is the only perspective. It’s a process!

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

There’s a standing joke in this house that I am like a cat. I’m pretty quiet and aloof, doing my own thing. I appear quite sedentary but get yowly when I’m hungry. I hiss when people come into my office, then want to cuddle on the couch.

Tell us about your book...

Cinderella’s Royal Seduction is a take-off of the classic fairy tale! Sopi (short for Cassiopeia) is trying to rescue her mother’s spa resort from the clutches of her evil stepmother and stepsisters. Prince Rhys Charlemain is looking to buy it, but he’s also in need of a wife. His presence draws all the eligible women to the resort, but he only has eyes for Sopi. There’s a lost shoe and a midnight encounter, then he reveals a secret from her past and it soon turns into a marriage of convenience with a few more twists. I hope you love it!  

Cinderella's Royal Seduction

His until midnight

Will she wear his crown?

Sopi is exhausted! With Prince Rhys Charlemaine staying nearby, the luxury spa she calls home is overflowing with aspiring princesses! It’s frantic…until working all hours leads to a late-night encounter with charismatic Rhys himself…

Untouched Sopi gives herself one chance to feel like a princess in Rhys’s arms. She knows it cannot go further, until Rhys stuns her with his convenient proposal! He promises exquisite pleasure, but Sopi has seen the man behind his royal mask—dare she believe he wants her for more than desire?

Buy on:

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  1. Good to learn more about the author. Good luck with the new book. Valerie

  2. I've never heard about this book but it seems really interesting

  3. Doesn't appear to be available in Canada.

    1. Hi Jo, you can get it off and in all retailers where Harlequin is sold (e.g. grocery stores or Chapters Indigo)
      Here's the amazon link:

      and Chapters:

      thanks for your interest!

  4. Evil stepmother and stepsisters. I love the evil stepmother trope because I have one myself. LOL

    1. hi Mary!
      I hope yours isn't trying to steal your fortune ;)

  5. Interesting interview and the book sounds good.

  6. Hi Nas - Dani definitely has the right approach for so many people who enjoy reading romance ... it'd draw me in - good luck to Dani ... and lovely to see you - cheers Hilary

  7. Nice interview, ladies! I dunno, but some days, I think my spirit animal may be a sloth...

    Good luck with your new book! It kinda sounds to me like you had a real blast writing it.

    1. thanks Susan, I did! and lol to a sloth. I hear that.

  8. Enjoyed the interview. Loved that you're like a cat:)
    Great storyline.

    'Lo, Nas:)

  9. useful tips....
    Thank you for sharing

  10. Fairy tale retellings don't usually don't interest me, but this story sounds great! Great interview, too.

  11. do I need to go to the bookstore now to get these novels? hahaha

  12. follower #301 follow me back thank u

  13. I have never read anything from this author


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