Sunday, December 23, 2012

Out of the Past 5 star review

Amazon 5 star review
Brenda J--What a great story. I really like how Dana pulled history into this modern day romance. The characters were great and really pulled me in...I'm amazed at how in depth the family history was and how enjoyable it was getting to know all about them. I can't wait to read the next book!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

New and popular books released in last 30 days on Amazon
books, romance, paperbacks, time travel
#1 Out of the Past by Dana Roquet :-)
#3 for most popular in last 90 days
#42 for Kindle books in this catagory

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Kathleen E. Woodiwiss and Out of the Past

Kathleen E. Woodiwiss has always been the pinacle of historical romance, as far as I am concerned. When I was a teenager and young adult, her stories were what I lived for. In fact, my first born was named after her epic novel "Shanna". My style of writing in Love's Vengeance was very much influenced by her and I have had gotten feedback regarding the similairities.

In Out of the Past, although the story is contemporary and more simple and modern language, I was able to give another nod to Ms. Woodiwiss in the story, which is unique. It was thrilling to be able to weave the story in such a way to be able to do so.

Out of the Past

Paperback Featured On Sale on

I just noticed that Amazon has Out of the Past by Dana Roquet featured on sale for $7.65
Normally $11.99

Great time to buy!

Amazon Out of the Past by Dana Roquet

Friday, December 14, 2012

Love's Vengeance by Dana Roquet

Love's Vengeance is now available on Nook and Smashwords (which makes it available for many other formats) in addition to Amazon and it is only $1.99.  Can't beat that price for an epic sized book. If you like romantic love scenes, a little bit of the bad boy in your hero, a great cast of supporting characters, exotic locations and true historical Pirates....this book is for you!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Free giveaway of several copies of my paperback Out of the Past is underway on Goodreads. Stop by Goodreads and enter to win a copy today!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Kindle ebook giveaway

I would like to give 1 of my books to one of those in blogger/google circles. You will have your choice of a Kindle e-version of either Love's Vengeance or Out of the Past, Heritage Time Travel Romance Series, Book #1. I will give it randomly to one responder and email you on December 27. Just go to my website and to my author page. Click on the email link and send me your preference. Put Blogger in the subject line. I will send as a gift on Amazon to your email address. My website is

Also if you are on good reads, I am having a free giveaway of several paperback copies of Out of the Past now through Jan 20, 2013

Friday, December 7, 2012

Tracey Garvis Graves and many other Iowa references

I have had a couple emails regarding all the real references in my book and wanted to give a little insight. I live in Iowa and because the book is contemporary and is set in Iowa, I wanted to give shout-outs to many local people and places. Tracey Garvis Graves is just one of many real people referenced who add interesting moments of 'reality' to a fictional story.

Even the music choices are shout-outs to some of my favorite artists and their music. The song references of Out of the Past were important to me and are not random. I wanted those song references to help set the scenes.

World famous cover model Jimmy Thomas (the model on the cover of both of my books) graciously agreed to be in the book.

Dreamcatchers Equine Rescue outside Colorado Springs also allowed the characters to inhabit their REAL ranch and mixing the real people with fictional characters was a blast. Mixing the real, with Torie and her fictional party of characters, will continue in the rest of the series.
Now available in Paperback

Friday, November 23, 2012

     My chest was heaving, and my breathing was totally out of control. I covered my eyes with my hand, embarrassed that he was bringing me to this, and I couldn’t play it down, and I couldn’t hold it back. I was exposed. I was vulnerable. I needed him desperately—totally at his mercy and in his power

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Book trailer


How this works: There are ten interview questions. I'll answer those for my current book, Out of the Past and then tag five more authors. They'll each tag five more, and so on. Here are the interview questions as applied to my book. Special thanks to Carol A. Spradling who tagged me—check out to see her Next Big Thing  here.
 Here are the 10 questions
What is the working title of your book?
Out of the Past. It is the first of a trilogy which stars Torie Mills
Where did the idea come from for the book?
It just came to me all at once. I never really considered that I would write a time travel book but many factors came together.
What genre does your book fall under?
I would say it is a combination of contemporary, fantasy, women’s fiction, time-travel, drama, suspense
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Torie Mills- is a girl next door type, stylishly beautiful without even trying. I see Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson possibly.
These next characters already have a look. It would be a matter of finding a current actor that fits the bill.
Dave Cameron-His resemblance is a certain thread that weaves throughout the story. I don’t want to give away who he looks like. It would be a simple task, though. I just would need to leave that to a casting director to find the right man.
Derek Bonner- he looks like he stepped out of a magazine. He resembles Brad Pitt
Mindy White-a young Dyan Cannon
Wyatt Mills- he looks like Christian Slater
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
It is first and foremost a love story, on many levels—love of a man and a woman, love of family and learning from the past the lessons of life.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I self-published
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It took me about six weeks to write the story but it has been about five years of research to gain the knowledge I needed to write it.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I really haven’t ever heard of a story like mine because much of it is a combination of my own personal research. It is very contemporary and the characters inhabit many real places, mixing real people and places with the fictional characters. It is a passionate love story, a paranormal adventure, a thriller with a suspense factor that is intense. My beta readers said they laughed out loud and cried over scenes.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
My love of history and family heritage inspired me.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Many surprises and twists that make the reader think that this could actually be from true life. The sharp turn the story takes to something unexpected,  will lead into the next chapter of the trilogy. Hehehe



Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Torie Mills was the first to admit she had issues-big time! She was a successful romance author, who didn't know the first thing about romance. Was in a dead end relationship with a high-powered, emotionally unavailable man and that suited her just fine. But when she decided to pack up and move to small town Iowa to find her roots and build a new life, she found much more than she ever dreamed possible.

Amazon 5 star reviews

*****Great story about life,love,time travel & loss.Emotional roller coaster ride for sure! There were parts where the tears just flowed and parts where you had to laugh.The characters are so lovable and real to life form.I really enjoyed this book and was in awe at the way the author had so much going on in the story line but kept me interested without losing me.

I'm not really into time travel books but this one had such an awesome twist to it that it made it seem real.And the true love between the characters Dave and Torie,was beyond awesome!Watching the love grow between them and watching Torie learn to trust her feelings was great. *Be warned...If you don't care hot steamy love scenes,you may want to skip those pages.I highly recommend this you read this awesome book on love,loss and going back in time.You won't be sorry!

*****What an amazing story! The way the author was able to move from past to present was amazing! Everyone should read this! Great romance story!

*****Great story line and characters, I was drawn in immediately. I hope to see lots more from this author in the future.

*****Couldn't put it down. Would make an awesome movie plot. Can't wait for more from this author!! Terrific and imaginative.

***** I could not put this book down. The story had a little bit of everything--humor, steamy romance, suspense, and some interesting plot twists. I found this book particularly engaging as I am from the midwest and recognized several of the locations referenced in the book. I highly recommend this book.

*****This is a great book with an amazing story. The characters are wonderfully written and I cannot wait to continue the story in the next book in this series.