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