Beyond pleased to know Christmas Clash is being enjoyed by so many!

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“In CHRISTMAS CLASH, Dana Volney presents a plot-driven kisses-only romance that has believable conflict and a hero and heroine with backgrounds that make the plot increasingly interesting as the differences between them is slowly revealed. The awareness that Candace and Luke hide from one another keeps the reader on edge, and this author really knows how to use dialogue and motivation to build drama. Despite the title, holiday references are minimal, so readers will delight in this solidly written and satisfying romance no matter the time of year or the temperature outside. Well done, Ms. Volney!” — The Romance Reviews    …see the entire review here

Thank you for a great year!

Today I celebrate 1 year of officially being a published author! 🙂 One year ago today Holiday Hoopla was released. Since I’m celebrating, I thought you should too–so I’m **GIVING AWAY** a digital copy of Christmas Clash today! Comment below or go to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to like, share, favorite or comment for a chance to win! I’ll be drawing tonight and posting the winners name so check back 🙂

*** Congrats to Lexi Lamb – the ebook winner of Christmas Clash ***

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Christmas Clash is Available TODAY!

Christmas Clash Cover FINALFor the first time in her life, Candace Ellison is determined to stand on her own two feet. When the city council’s new convention center project threatens to demolish her new flower shop, Kiss from a Rose, she vows to win the fight without help from her wealthy and well-connected family.

But to keep her doors open, she’ll have to turn to an even unlikelier source—Luke Carrigan. Problem is she hasn’t been able to get along with the guy since that fateful day they met … back in kindergarten.

There’s more than building blocks and coloring books on the line now though. Luke’s recently inherited his family pub, and isn’t about to let the city put a wrecking ball through years of memories and tradition. This is his chance to show his family he can be more than just the fun-loving, favored son. … except Luke’s not exactly singing “Jingle Bells” at having to strategize with spoiled Candace.

The only hope they have is in finding some common ground. Will this Christmas bring miracles or the destruction of everything these old rivals love?

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Reviews:

Tumbleweed Book Reviews says, “Once again Volney has created some witty characters. Try as they might to dislike one another, nothing can stop them from their real feelings. The entertainment is nonstop with Christmas Clash.” read more…

Edible Espionage is available as of TODAY!

Edible Espionage by Dana Volney and Shaunna Owens.

Smart and independent, Sarah Zion is a woman who rarely apologizes. As head pastry chef and co-owner of Crazy for Cake, she feels the small business pressure to keep her dreams alive. Winning the grand prize at the Trio Trifecta would be the icing on the cake. She is caught off guard when smooth talking, gorgeous Gavin Arnold folds himself into her life. When a help wanted sign appears, Gavin jumps at the opportunity to infiltrate Crazy for CakeHe sleeps, eats and breathes his personal security firm and is on an assignment to stop at nothing to make sure his client wins the Trio Trifecta baking competition, even if that means acing out Sarah’s bakery. What Gavin doesn’t see coming could cost him. Will personal feelings rise above professional obligations?

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Christmas Clash Cover FINALTumbleweed Book Reviews posted a fabulous review of Christmas Clash! Woot!

“Once again Volney has created some witty characters. Try as they might to dislike one another, nothing can stop them from their real feelings. The entertainment is nonstop with Christmas Clash.” read more…

Christmas Clash comes out on November 3, 2014. Click here to pre-order your copy!

NaNoWriMo: 5 reasons to let your mind do the writing

I’m over on the USA Today HEA Blog talking about NaNoWriMo and Christmas Clash (arriving 11/3 via Crimson Romance) – check it out!

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For the first time in her life, Candace Ellison is determined to stand on her own two feet. When the city council’s new convention center project threatens to demolish her new flower shop, Kiss from a Rose, she vows to win the fight without help from her wealthy and well-connected family.

But to keep her doors open, she’ll have to turn to an even unlikelier source—Luke Carrigan. Problem is she hasn’t been able to get along with the guy since that fateful day they met … back in kindergarten.

There’s more than building blocks and coloring books on the line now though. Luke’s recently inherited his family pub, and isn’t about to let the city put a wrecking ball through years of memories and tradition. This is his chance to show his family he can be more than just the fun-loving, favored son … except Luke’s not exactly singing “Jingle Bells” at having to strategize with spoiled Candace.

The only hope they have is in finding some common ground. Will this Christmas bring miracles or the destruction of everything these old rivals love?

Edible Espionage Review

Edible Espionage releases on October 29, 2014 through The Wild Rose Press. Here’s the first review we’ve received!

…”I liked seeing both sides of the story and at times I was frustrated just like the characters. If a book can make me feel what the character feels, you know it’s a well written book! If you want a fun and easy read for an afternoon or you’re looking for a story to keep you smiling the entire way through, Edible Espionage is your book! Make sure you have cookies on hand because this book is going to make you want some!”

See the full review on Tumbleweed Book Reviews: http://www.tumbleweedreviews.com/review-ee-dana-volney/

Edible Espionage by Dana Volney and Shaunna Owens.

Smart and independent, Sarah Zion is a woman who rarely apologizes. As head pastry chef and co-owner of Crazy for Cake, she feels the small business pressure to keep her dreams alive. Winning the grand prize at the Trio Trifecta would be the icing on the cake. She is caught off guard when smooth talking, gorgeous Gavin Arnold folds himself into her life. When a help wanted sign appears, Gavin jumps at the opportunity to infiltrate Crazy for Cake. He sleeps, eats, and breathes his personal security firm and is on an assignment to stop at nothing to make sure his client wins the Trio Trifecta baking competition, even if that means acing out Sarah’s bakery. What Gavin doesn’t see coming could cost him. Will personal feelings rise above professional obligations?

Blog Hop: Writing Process Blog Tour

My magnificently talented writer friend and critique buddy Mary Billiter (www.marybilliter.com) author of “Not My Kid…” and “The XYZ Affair” passed me the baton for the Writing Process Blog Tour (my first one!). Check out her post at http://marybilliter.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/blog-hop-lets-get-this-hopping/ (she is amazeballs and you all should follow her @marybilliter and Facebook.com/mmbilliter).

Here are my answers about my process and books!

What are you working on?

Resting up! Mary Billiter and I just returned from the 2014 RT Booklovers Convention in New Orleans and we had such a great time I had to sleep for a week! 🙂 I’m currently working on promotion of “Paradise Point” my first full-length contemporary novel that released April 21, 2014 (http://www.crimsonromance.com/crimson-romance-ebooks/crimson-romance-book-genres/contemporary-romance-novels/paradise-point/),  editing a contracted co-authored novella, editing a holiday novella, and developing a couple new stories. Never a dull moment for me when it comes to the publishing industry!

Why do you write what you write?

I write romance because I *love* romance, from the sorrow to the tingles. I’m completely intrigued by the chemistry, dialogue, emotion, and interaction that make up the entire experience of falling in, and out, of love. I’ve enjoyed reading since I can remember and when the romance genre was introduced to me in my 20s that was it, I was hooked. I read the greats like Jennifer Crusie, Suzanne Brockmann, and more, thinking that maybe someday I could put an entire story together. When my sister saw a class on advanced fiction writing in our local community college brochure, she prompted me to sign up. And, although the class was way out of my league, I stuck with it and haven’t looked back. It doesn’t hurt that my ever-spinning imagination on the subject feeds my need to write.

How does your work differ from others in the genre?

This is a tricky one because as the saying goes, there’s no new story, only new voices. So, with that being said, I think what I bring to the table is witty, strong characters, that are navigating life in a less than perfect way (as am I), but one that works for them and is fun and fulfilling for readers.

 What is your writing process?

I’m a panser all the way. And, ya know what? That’s the way I love it! For the holiday novella I’m currently editing, I got out a roll, yes roll, of paper and plotted everything. I was so excited that I’d finally moved on to the plotter stage of my new career and thought my outline would make writing the story a breeze. What I found out, and am struggling with to this day, is that plotting made the story a bit boring for me. Everything was planned, nothing was a surprise, and my characters, I think, became a little mad about that. So, I’ve gone back to starting with a name, having a general direction of the plot and ending, and fly by the seat of my pants (happily). That way, we’re all on the journey together!

I’m passing the baton to the amazing Alexis Anne (http://alexisannebooks.com/). Alexis writes numerous series, including The Storm Inside (my personal favorite!), FILTERS, and the upcoming The Unspoken Game action/adventure series. She lives in central Florida and, especially during Wyoming winters, makes me jealous of her beautiful surroundings!