B.J. Daniels

Author of Into Dust

Please join me in welcoming NYT & USA Today bestselling author B.J. Daniels to Books & Benches for a Q&A.  Into Dust is B.J. Daniels' fifth book in her Montana Hamiltons series.


“Lucky Shot is third in a solid mystery series with rugged cowboys and strong women who are smart characters. Fans of the show Longmire will find a new book to absoutely adore.”

—RT Book Reviews on Lucky Shot

Can you bring us up to speed with the characters in Into Dust?

Hamilton daughter Cassidy hasn’t been home to the family ranch in months. To escape the notoriety of her father running for president, she took off to Europe after college and graduate school and is now in Texas. She thinks no one knows who she is until someone tries to abduct her off a Houston sidewalk.


Tall, dark, sexy cowboy Jack Durand rescues her, but he knows more about the kidnapping attempt than he is admitting. Forced on the run, the two try to unravel a complicated family secret, exposing a diabolical plot years in the making that will either tear them apart or bring them together forever.


What is one thing you absolutely need while writing?

Coke Zero. :) But I also need peace and quiet. I’ve been working a lot this summer at the lake. There is NO internet, NO television, hardly any cell phone service. It is VERY quiet, no one around. I can just sit and look at the lake and write to my heart’s content.


What made you pick Houston, Texas as the city Cassidy runs to as an escape?

I was born in Houston so it was nice to go back there if only in my book. Also I have an older brother who is buried there so when I was writing the cemetery scene I was thinking of that.


What was the first romance novel that you ever read?

The Flame and the Flower. I was so hooked.


Where have you traveled to and how has this informed your novels?

I’ve traveled quite a lot. I think it makes you appreciate what you have at home. At least it does for me. Montana is like another character in my books. It’s wild country in a lot of the state, dangerous, isolated, harsh at times. It is not easily tamed – just like a lot of characters.


What are you working on now? What is your next project?

I’m very excited about my next project. After INTO DUST, there is the final book in the Montana Hamilton series, HONOR BOUND. It is Ainsley Hamilton’s story but also all the loose ends are tied up in the series.


With that book finished, I am now working on a new series set in the center of Montana with a whole new fun family. Cahill Ranch is a 6-book series about a family who live under a constant threat. The Cahills are a strong, determined Montana family who will fight together to keep their lifestyle.


I’m having a ball with the Cahills and hope readers will too.

"Wild Horses is filled with action, intrigue, mystery and romance; in other words a classic B.J. Daniels book."
—Fresh Fiction on Wild Horses


NYT and USA Today Bestselling author B.J. Daniels was born in Texas but moved with her family to Montana at the age of five. Her first home was a cabin in the Gallatin Canyon and later a lake house on Hebgen Lake outside of West Yellowstone.

Most of her books are set in Montana, a place she loves. She lives now in a unique part of the state with her husband and three Springer Spaniels.

When she isn't writing, she loves to play tennis, boat, camp, quilt and snowboard. There is nothing she enjoys more than curling up with a good book.




Into Dust

“B.J. Daniels truly mastered the art of keeping her characters true and it couldn’t be more apparent than in Into Dust.

Night Owl Reviews

The Montana Hamiltons by New York Times bestselling author B.J. Daniels 

He's meant to protect her, but what is this cowboy keeping from her about the danger she's facing? 

As the daughter of a presidential candidate, Cassidy Hamilton left the Montana family ranch to escape notoriety and live her own life. But when someone tries to abduct her off a Houston sidewalk, Cassidy finds protection in the tall, dark and sexy form of cowboy Jack Durand. The gorgeous Texan doesn't recognize her, wants nothing from her and is determined to keep her safe. 

Jack hates keeping secrets from the beautiful Cassidy, but he knows more about her kidnapping attempt than he's admitting. Forced on the run, Jack and Cassidy begin piecing together a jagged family puzzle, exposing a plot years in the making—one that will either tear them apart or bring them closer together than ever.

Series: The Montana Hamiltons

Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages

Publisher: HQN Books (July 26, 2016)

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