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DeWanna Pace.

DeWanna Pace is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who writes under two names, DeWanna Pace and Dia Hunter.  Six of her Texas anthologies have been Doubleday, Rhapsody, Book of the Month Club, Women’s Day Book Club and Literary Guild selections, as well.  Readers who enjoy tenderly drawn stories that focus on love and laughter will find her novels often poignant and always engaging. These pages contain all the latest information about DeWanna's  upcoming releases, book list, the author herself and much more. With rich, multi-dimensional characters, DeWanna weaves adventurous tales of days gone by and love everlasting.

For those of you who have asked where you can get some of my backlist novels, they are now available in Amazon Kindle E-books under my real name, DeWanna Pace, and under my pseudonym, Dia Hunter at

All writers have dreams and goals.  One of mine has been to write for Harlequin.  This dream took me a while, but two of my historical inspirationals will be part of the HARLEQUIN LOVE INSPIRED HISTORICAL line in 2015.  The working titles will be changed eventually but at the moment they are:  EVERY GOOD PATH and SMALL DEEDS.  I get to join the awesome list of some of my favorite writers and am so honored.  Many thanks to Shana Asaro, my editor, and Gail Fortune, my agent.

See "On The Trail" page for booksigning dates!

IN OTHER NEWS: The first book in the LIS Witness Protection continuity is free on all ebook sites this month, and the second two books in the series are $1.99. I’d love it if you’d share the news on your social media pages. Here are the links:

Safe by the Marshal’s Side:

The Baby Rescue:

Stolen Memories:

Announcing The Search for a Killer Voice! Have you always wondered about writing for#LoveInspiredSuspense? Check out this unique opportunity to submit to our editors!!-The-Search-for-a-Killer-Voice!

Love Inspired Suspense is on the search for some new superstar authors, and we want you! If you think you’ve got the chops to wow us with your high intensity, fast paced inspirational romantic suspense manuscript, we encourage you to pitch it to us in The Search for a Killer Voice! 

For this pitch opportunity, Love Inspired Suspense editorsEmily Rodmell, Elizabeth Mazer, Shana Asaro, Giselle Regus and Emily Krupin will be on the lookout for fresh talent.

Biloxi, Mississippi, 1870. 

The coastal town of Biloxi will never be the same when three little girls who desperately want a new mother decide to play matchmaker between their widowed father, Sea Captain Quade Cameron, and wealthy Southern belle, Meredith Stanfield.  Quade and Meredith must wade through the antics of three little charmers and tread the deep waters of their own troubled pasts to find a safe and loving shore in each other’s arms.

Available to Kindle users

Prickly Bend, Arizona, 1887.

 Forced to marry in order to gain custody of a daughter he’s never met, gambler Nicodemus Turner risks a game of poker with his best friend, Alewine Jones, in order to win a quick solution to his troubles.  The stubborn lady freighter doesn’t have a gentle bone in her body and knows she’s the last woman on earth to be anybody’s wife or mother.  Still, she’s a woman of her word and honors her lost bet.  Six-year-old Jezlynn Turner, proves to be a little stinker and keeps Aly on her toes while unexpectedly lovestruck Nick tries to get his reluctant bride on her back.  Will laughter lead them gently into a happy full house?

Available to Kindle users

Kensington, October 2011
ISBN-13: 9781420119664
#29 on the New York Times Bestseller List

  •   ISBN-10: 1420119672
  •        ISBN-13: 978-142011967

Valiant, Texas, 1886. 

When Rachel Sloan is given a chance to assume someone else’s identity to break off an engagement to Ben McGuire, she risks the deception to meet him and find out if he’s as wonderful in real life as he is on paper.  Rachel has fallen in love with Ben through the letters he wrote to her lookalike boss.  Like anyone who has ever been thrown someone away or been thrown away themselves, Rachel and Ben discover it’s better to keep love close and treasure it forever.

Available to Kindle users

Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1866. 

When bounty hunter, Luke Reeves, enters Tess Harper’s life with the news that he has made her a widow, Luke is also forced by duty to arrest her.  Tess should have hated the scarred-faced man with the quick draw that is taking her back to stand trial.  But somewhere along the trail, each beholds the transforming power of love.  Tess starts to hope he might be the man who can help her forget her checkered past and Luke begins to question the truth behind the charges against her, discovering that she has an extraordinary ability to heal his wounded soul.

Available to Kindle users

New Ge
nesis, Texas,1849.

When feisty Opa Wagner plays matchmaker between his grandson, Conrad, and his caregiver, Toya Reinhart, the old bee keeper stirs up a buzz of secrets. Toya is promised to another man—a man she doesn’t love. Her best friend, Betina Krahn, believes Toya shouldn’t marry him for reasons of her own and encourages Opa’s matchmaking antics. The Texas hill country swarms with love and laughter and secrets revealed as Conrad and Toya discover there is nothing sweeter and more satisfying than the taste of true love.

San Augustine, Texas 1855.

Kenzy Dixon and Rose Whitaker grew up in East Texas as best friends. Trouble is they are both in love with the same man. Can they put their rivalry to rest long enough to allow love to come calling under a different name…or must one bury the dreams of a hero meant to love just her?

Available to Kindle users

Julesburg, Colorado, 1870. 

Sayra Martin must leave her home in Louisiana to assure the safety of her slow-witted niece, Lily, from the brutality of Reconstruction.  Sayra finds work with Western Union as the telegraph extends to Colorado.  Truman Taylor hires her and soon discovers she may be the only woman who can help him forget his past and forgive himself for turning away from his faith.  Sayra learns that no blessing is too small when shared and that love whispers its own special code if you open your heart enough to listen.

Available to Kindle users

Blueberry Bluff, Tennessee, 1859.

When Naomi Romans falls flat on her face while watching someone rafting on the Cumberland River, she awakens to find herself in the strong arms of Shaw Larson.  The fall from the bluff brings back memories of her real life as a missing daughter of a wealthy New Yorker, not the one she’s led for the past two years as the granddaughter of beloved mountain woman, Hazel Annie.  While she questions why Hazel Annie has made her believe their relationship is real, Naomi resumes her original search for the elusive moonbow in the mist that legend says can be found in the area.  But it is a pair of matchmaking raccoons and the promise of an exciting future felt in Shaw’s embrace that leads her to something far more precious—true love.

Available to Kindle users

Also available on Kindle:

  • ISBN-10: 1420119672
  • ISBN-13: 978-142011967

Kensington, October 2011
ISBN-13: 9781420119664
#29 on the New York Times Bestseller List

Zebra, 2011

ISBN-10: 1420111736

ISBN-13: 978-1420111736

My novella in GIVE ME A TEXAS OUTLAW is a finalist of the National Readers Choice Awards!

   Zebra, July 2010

ISBN-10: 1420111744

ISBN-13: 978-1420111743

GIVE ME A TEXAS RANGER has been chosen for exhibit in the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame in their Pop Culture exhibit which includes Elmer Kelton, Louis L’Amour and…the Lone Ranger.

Zebra 2009

ISBN-10: 1420103717

ISBN-13: 978-1420103717



ISBN-10: 142010103X

ISBN-13: 978-1420101034

See "On The Trail" page for new booksigning dates!





More of my backlist can be purchased for the Amazon Kindle, be sure to check out my Booklist page for more information!

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