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May 2018: Debut Novel Inspiration
~ Dania Voss ~

CTR asked:
QUESTION: What inspired you to write your debut novel?

Dania Voss said:
Born in Rome, Italy and settled in the Chicagoland area, I became a romance junkie in my teens. After decades of voracious reading and dreaming of one day writing my own romance novel, I decided to stop dreaming and take a chance on myself. In November of 2017 I participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time, completing the challenge with over 75,000 written words. Those words became my first erotic romance novel On the Ropes, the prequel in my Windy City Nights series.

My original idea was to create two fictional towns near Dallas, Envy and Rapture and include all the elements that I’ve enjoyed reading over the years – MF and ménage pairings, BDSM clubs, shifters, cowboys and military men. I created an entire cast of characters – human and shifter – that I fell in love with. I was nervous that since I was just starting out as a novelist that I wouldn’t be able to do them justice. They felt like real people to me.

I chose to start right where I am – in the Chicagoland area, what I’m calling the Windy City Nights series. From a little personal tidbit of information a friend shared with me, I developed a new set of characters who I love just as much and you’ll meet in On the Ropes, and they will interact with my Texas crew before I head there myself to write their stories.


On The Ropes by Dania Voss cover

On the Ropes

[Contemporary Erotic Romance]

Ten years ago he let her get away. Does he have what it takes to make her his for good?

By all accounts Luke “Strike ‘em Out” Stryker lives a charmed life. He’s won 4 World Series Championship rings and is the Chicago Cobras star pitcher. He’s gorgeous, wealthy and is dating one of Hollywood’s biggest A-list actresses.

But things aren’t always as they appear.

Abbey Jayne has been nursing a broken heart since Luke Stryker betrayed her ten years ago. She’s spent the last ten years focused on her career and education, trying to get over him.

Forced to see him again at her sister’s wedding, Abbey vows to not let Luke ruin her weekend.

An accident days before the wedding has Luke re-evaluating the harsh realities of his life and future. A future that must include his one true love Abbey.

A terrible misunderstanding drove them apart ten years ago, but Luke is determined to win Abbey back by the end of the wedding weekend. He’ll do whatever it takes to convince her they belong together. Failure is not an option.

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