Interview With Dani Wade

By on December 8, 2014

I sat down (virtually) with Dani Wade for a short interview. Dani Wade’s latest release is Beneath the Surface, Small Town Secrets Book 1, a Sexy Romantic Suspense.

Cynthia Sax: What is one thing you absolutely love about Beneath the Surface?

Dani Wade: Beneath the Surface originated from my own life experience, and is one of the things that excites me most about this story!
At the core of the suspense in Beneath the Surface is Emma’s search for her twin sister, to whom she is psychically linked. The twins have always been able to feel each other’s emotions, but only in extreme circumstances. Now imprisoned by a man she thought she could trust with her body, Amy is reaching out to Emma in the only way she knows how…through her dreams.
Growing up as an identical twin gave me a lot of insight into Amy and Emma’s relationship. Everyone thinks that being a twin is completely cool…it is, but the dynamics of a twin relationship are much more complicated than that. It’s having that person who has been with you from before birth, knows more about you than you probably want them to know, can hit every irritation button you possess, and yet is someone you can’t imagine your life without.
Putting that on the page was a wonderful experience for me.

Cynthia Sax: Where is Beneath the Surface set?

Dani Wade: This entire series is set in the fictional town of Cadence, TN. Though I live in the suburbs now, I grew up on a farm in rural Tennessee. This type of small town—where there are enough people to create classes within the society, but few enough people that everybody knows everyone else’s business—has always fascinated me. These towns have secrets that the people don’t want spread, and they run risks to keep them quiet, creating a fine tension that becomes the fuse to a potential bomb. Fun to play with as a writer, and be swept up in as a reader.

Cynthia Sax: What causes problems between Emma and Colin?

Dani Wade: A lot of characters have conflict because they are so different from each other. I found it intriguing that Emma and Colin’s conflict is instead rooted in the same goal: the responsibility they each feel to take care of their families. But in doing so, they put the other person’s family at risk. The search for Emma’s sister might uncover a lot of Colin’s secrets—unwanted secrets he has spent his adulthood protecting his grandmother and sisters from.

Cynthia Sax: Is Beneath the Surface part of a series and will you be writing more stories in this series?

Dani Wade:
This story is part of a loosely connected series all set in the same town of Cadence in rural Tennessee. The Small Town Secrets series already has this book and a novella, Snow Bound. Book 2 is already in the works for release next year, along with a planned Book 3. Each book features a different couple and mystery, but revisiting all the characters in this town is a must. I simply can’t let go of them!

Thank you, Dani Wade, for joining us today!

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Too many secrets…

Hidden in a quiet town along the Tennessee border, a secret gathering exists where the privileged fulfill their darkest desires. One of their members initiates a desperate act designed to bring home his lifelong obsession: Emma Hartwell.

A past not forgotten…

Drawn back to her hometown by the psychic connection with her twin sister, Emma must fight the stubborn silence of those around her in her quest to find her missing sister. Colin McIntyre hopes to make up for his past mistakes with Emma by helping her, but his own ties to the Gathering might be exposed along the way.

Time is running out…

Exposure could be dangerous for his family, along with himself and Emma. Can they fight the secrets and lies to rescue Emma’s sister… and their own chance at life-long love?

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2 responses to “Interview With Dani Wade”

  1. joyce says:

    you’ve definitely piqued my curiosity….which means, I’m gonna have to buy this book. lol. No worries, I’m sure my book budget won’t groan overly much. 😉

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