2/20/2018

E.E. Burke's Best of the West with Danica Favorite


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When Laura Booth’s dangerous ex-husband escapes from prison, she turns to the one man who can protect her: Owen Hamilton. Living with the widowed former lawman—who once helped put her ex in jail—and his adorable twin daughters on their Colorado ranch is a welcome respite. For the first time, Laura feels safe—but after her troubled past, she’ll never trust her heart again.

Owen would like to say only obligation draws him to Laura’s side. But in his gut, he knows his feelings for the gentle beauty run deeper than duty—and it stops him cold. After guarding their wary hearts for years, can Owen and Laura give love a second chance?

Meet Danica 

A self-professed crazy chicken lady, Danica Favorite loves the adventure of living a creative life. She and her family recently moved into their dream home in the mountains above Denver, Colorado.  Danica loves to explore the depths of human nature and follow people on the journey to happily ever after. Though the journey is often bumpy, those bumps are what refine imperfect characters as they live the life God created them for. Oops, that just spoiled the ending of all of Danica’s stories. Then again, getting there is all the fun.

You can connect with Danica at the following places:
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/7HCXj
Website: http://www.danicafavorite.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/danicafavorite
Instagram: https://instagram.com/danicafavorite/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanicaFavoriteAuthor 
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Danica-Favorite/e/B00KRP0IFU
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/danica-favorite

E.E. If you couldn’t be a writer anymore, what profession would you take up?
Danica: I would probably go into counseling. I was accepted to grad school to be a counselor years ago, but as a newlywed, we just couldn’t make the finances work, and the school lost all of my financial paperwork! Every couple of years, I look at schools and paperwork, so you never know! I just might do it anyway!

E.E.: What do you do to unwind and relax?
I take a bath with a book, a cup of tea, a glass of wine, and a glass of water, and I don’t leave the tub until they’re all gone!

E.E.: Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing?
I try not to. The good reviews are definitely flattering and make me feel good, but a lot of the bad reviews are pretty mean. I don’t have thick enough skin to not take it personally, and I don’t have time to handle it emotionally. As far as it letting them influence my writing, not really. Since I try not to read them, I’m not always aware of their comments. Even when a comment is brought to my attention, I haven’t found anything helpful enough that would make me change anything. Generally, what one reader loves, another hates, and vice versa. I can’t please everyone, so I write what makes me happy, and it will connect with the readers it connects with. There are a lot of other great books for those who want something different.

E.E.: What dreams have been realized as a result of your writing?
Danica: Just being published is a dream! But since then, we’ve moved into our dream house (still under construction), done more traveling, and had a lot of fun experiences. Being a writer has given me the courage to dream big, and to see where those dreams lead. The move to our dream house was a total act of faith where I told my husband, “look, we’ve been talking about this as long as we’ve known each other. We need to either start making plans to make it happen, or we need to stop talking about it.” In my grand speech, I was thinking it would be a 2-5 year plan. It ended up being a 2-5 month plan! But, as I mentioned, we’re still under construction, 2 ½ years later! However, being a writer has taught me about dreaming, making plans, taking risks, and being patient with the process, so even though I have a lot of moments of discouragement, I am constantly reminded to keep trusting in the process, and the time will come. One of the first things we bought for the house, two years ago, was my dream bathtub. I love a nice bath for relaxation! However, it didn’t get installed and working until this week! And I still have no drywall, flooring, or even decent lighting in there. For a while, I joked that my master bath had a toilet and hand sanitizer. Now, we have a toilet, hand sanitizer, and a tub, and my friend helpfully reminded me that now I can wash my hands in the tub!

This whole house process has been like a slow version of the writing process. You can see a lot of the results and dream about them well before they ever happen, and a lot of the time you spend as a writer is all in the waiting for the thing you’ve had in your head to finally reach a reader’s hands.

E.E.: Tea or Coffee? And how do you take it?
Danica: Tea. Plain. And I have a rather extensive collection.

E.E.: What one thing about your hero drives his heroine crazy? And what one thing about your heroine drives her hero nuts?
Danica: Definitely my hero’s need for control. He gives a lot of orders, expecting her to follow them, and she doesn’t like that he doesn’t give her a lot of say in the matter. For the hero, it drives him crazy that the heroine doesn’t trust him to do his job and keep her safe. He doesn’t have precious time to waste to explain his every move to her and get her to understand.

Today, Danica is giving away a copy of her book, Honor Bound Lawman. Just leave a comment and enter the rafflecopter.

What is a dream you have, and how are you working to reach it?


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14 comments:

  1. This looks intriguing. I love westerns.

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  2. My dream is not to try to fix everything..and to just let it work itself out.. what I’m doing about it? Is to pray to let go and it will work out..

    I do love western books 📚 thanks for the chance..

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    1. You're welcome! What a great dream! I love that you're taking steps toward it. <3

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  3. My dream is for both my husband and I to one day live full time in an RV and travel. We have family all over the U.S. so it would be awesome to visit! We're trying to save as much as we can to achieve that goal 😊

    What a fun interview! I love getting to know authors better. Thank you for the giveaway chance for a copy of Honor Bound Lawman!

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    1. What a great dream! I love that you're saving up for it. It took hubby and I long time to realize we couldn't just wish we lived in the mountains, we had to save!

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  4. I live my dreams thru books as I am disabled and have been battling a disease for 23 years. I am not getting any better so my dreams are in the romance and the westerns that i get to read! Peggy Clayton

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    1. Peggy, what courage you must have, fighting so hard! Glad you find comfort in books.

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  5. I have many dreams that I have never reached because of chronic illness. I guess my current dream is to just be a better me since most of my other dreams will not come true on disabilty income. Things like working on controlling stressors because stress is hard on MS. Eat better. Exercise more. Meditate to control anger and patience. Learn more about natural remedies for different health issues caused by MS. My dreams of travel have be reached through reading so hopefully I'll win this book so I can go on another adventure!!

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    1. Stephanie, so sorry to hear about your MS, but wow, you are handling it like a champion! I really admire your strength and perseverance. Here's to your dream of being a better you! <3

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