Dani Collin's fantasy romance, The Healer, will be out next March with Champagne Books. Meanwhile, it's my pleasure to have Dani on my blog today writing about the beautiful lake near her house. So without further ado, here's Dani:
This is my first ever guest blog so thank you Ute for inviting me. I’m new to Champagne and learning quickly. They’re a generous lot.
I took inspiration from Ute’s blog about summertime and decided to include a photo of the lake off my backyard. (I’m in Canada, north of Spokane.) I should clarify this isn’t against my property line. It’s a five minute hike downhill when you want to swim, ten minutes of getting hot and cranky coming home.
I’ll do double duty and also mention this piece of water is the inspiration for the lake featured in my book coming out next March with Champagne. It’s a bit of a spoiler to tell you this is Athadia’s first view of Kerfdom, but The Healer is a Fantasy Romance. If Vaun doesn’t kidnap her into his world, how on earth do they fall in love?
I’ve strategically angled the shrubs to hide my neighbor’s house. If I were Queen of Photoshop, I’d place a medieval castle on the other side. You’ll have to use your imagination.
I feel like I’ve won the lottery all summer when I jump in after work for a quick dip and sometimes go again before bed if the night doesn’t want to cool off. I love freshwater. I can live with fish and weeds, but my skin can’t take chlorine and I’m a complete pansy about waves. I’m always convinced they’ll suck me into the open ocean and next stop: Japan.
What’s your favorite way to cool off? Floating down a river? Cliff diving? Swim up bar?
Dani Collins recently contracted her first book with Harlequin Presents and followed up with a Fantasy Romance to Champagne five weeks later. Connect with her through her website at www.danicollins.com.