What you can do to help my book

What you can do to help my book

This week has been awesome. Release Day and the ensuing live chats were way more fun than I expected them to be.

Lately, I’ve been getting a bunch of “How’re your sales?” And right now, I can only guess. The major retailers give you end-of-month sales reports, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Which brings me to my next subject: reviews.

If you’ve bought my book, thank you. Thank you times 100. If you enjoyed it, even better. Now I need you to do one more thing for me. I need you to write a review. It doesn’t have to be huge or in depth. Just a little snippet about what you thought. Then post it to wherever you purchased SD from. And if you really love me, post them to other places. The most important being Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Goodreads. Any or all of these will be a great help in getting other people to check out SD.

Thank you all again for such a wonderful beginning to my writing career! Stay warm!

Cover Reveal: Three Hours by Dannika Dark


So to take a break from my own stuff, I want to introduce you to my absolute favorite author. I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it: this woman writes exactly what I want to read. Somehow, she has tapped into my brain and figured out everything I need in a book to read it in one sitting. Overnight. Knowing that my baby is getting up at 5:30 and the Monkey has to be up for school at 6:15.

I love her Mageri Series, (Logan, you ever become real and single, call me!) but the Seven Series is my all time favorite. It may or may not have something to do with me hosting. I will 100% help promote one of my favorite authors to get to see her cover featuring the books main character a teeny weeny bit earlier. #Sorrynotsorry.

Here you go. Do yourself a favor. Pick this stuff up. You can send me thank you notes later. :)

Three Hours
(Seven Series, Bk # 5)
By Dannika Dark
Destiny will find you
Naya James is a confident woman who also happens to be an exotic dancer. She doesn’t care if people judge her, just so long as they don’t disrespect her. Life has been good, but when two dancers from her club are kidnapped, Naya puts her life on the line to uncover the truth.
Wheeler is the black sheep of the family, evident from his extensive tattoo collection to his dark personality. Nothing like his twin brother, Ben, who can do no wrong. Wheeler’s pack loyalty is put to the test when Austin orders him to act as a bodyguard for a woman he’s despised for years—one who presses his buttons every chance she gets.
A dark secret unravels, uniting two enemies and threatening to fracture the brotherhood of the pack. A tortured soul, a violent past, a fiery romance, and a shocking twist that will leave you breathless.
Release Date:
April 6, 2015
The Seven Series
About the Author
This is the segment where you learn a little more about who I am, so here’s what I can tell you:  I drink copious amounts of vitamin water placed precariously close to my laptop while writing. These are two healthy habits I have no intention of breaking. I’m a transplant living in the south, but I was born in the 70’s to a military dad who moved us around the world.
When I’m not writing (which is all the time), I’m hunting down Indie music, watching movies, reading, eating Tex-Mex, discovering new ways to humiliate myself bowling, and burning up my laptop battery on the Internet. I have a relaxed, easy-going personality and don’t like drama. I live with a cat who thinks she is a dog, or a goat (she eats plastic, so I’m not sure which).
Throughout my life, I’ve had insomnia. Counting sheep never worked and eventually I would imagine those sheep were the sole source of food after an apocalyptic battle where only thousands survived. I made up stories in a futile attempt to bore myself to sleep. The problem was, I got so wrapped up in my “head stories” that I would continue them through the following nights, changing it up each time to make it more exciting. Eventually, I started writing my ideas down – creating short stories, and then I discovered my love for poetry.
It’s almost embarrassing how many spiral notebooks and stacks of paper I have of poetry and lyrics.
Another passion: digital art. I design all my book covers, marketing, and series art. I’m a very visual person and pursued photography as an avid hobby for many years.
I am not a YA author (I feel like I have to state this only because I’ve had a few people ask), but I think it’s wonderful there are so many books available to teens in Urban Fantasy and Paranormal.
I am finally doing what I have always wanted to do: giving my characters a pulse through writing full time. I focus on adult urban fantasy romance, but I don’t like labels and I enjoy blending genres to break out of the confines of predictability.
But it’s what I love to do.
You can stalk, I mean find Dannika here:
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‘Twas the Night Before Release Day

‘Twas the Night Before Release Day

So my book, this little story I wrote mostly for me, will be commercially published in two and a half hours.

Wow. Just wow.

So there’s a couple of things I wanted to share with you all before I get wrapped up in promoting and working on the sequel.

First of all, I am so humbled and grateful to all of those who’ve helped me get here. Ryan, Netta, and now Lane and Robyn. You guys rock and it’s rubbed off. Thank you.

Speaking of reasons my publishers are awesome, check out these quotes and images from SD. Still one more that drops at midnight, but I love these so much:

sdlp-mike sdlp-claire sdlp-ben

I know, right?

And lastly, I just got my first review. You can read it here. Not gonna lie, I cried a little. Knowing that someone you’ve never met or spoken to likes your stuff is exciting, humbling, and all the other great feelings in the world.

I am so fortunate for all of this. Thank you all again for being part of it.



Whoop whoop boop ba doop! Guess what day it is? Guess. What. Day. It. Is. That’s right, it’s COVER REVEAL DAY!!!

And you know what else? It’s a surprise. Since I last posted about Second Death becoming available for pre-order, the stars aligned, and I was able to get a photo by Jenny Braly on my cover of this absolutely gorgeous young woman who reminds me so much of Claire, it’s ridiculous. So now, I have an even newer cover, which I am so thrilled to share with you. Right now:


BAM! Is that not a thing of beauty? I can only hope you all think the book lives up to it.


Second Death now available for Preorder!

Second Death now available for Preorder!

Surprise! Look what just popped up as available for preorder! We’re still doing the cover reveal on February 2nd, but if you were to… Let’s say go to the Amazon or B&N website, and just happened to search for Second Death by Emily Reese, and then possibly ordered said book in ebook or paperback, well… A person might get a peek at the cover as well.

If you were to feel so inclined, the links are right here:

Second Death on Amazon
Second Death at B&N

Have a great day, keep warm and dry!

A New Year, A Bunch of Announcements

A New Year, A Bunch of Announcements

Greetings all! I hope you and yours enjoyed the holidays. Now that they are over, I have a few exciting announcements I would like to share.

Firstly: SECOND DEATH IS BEING PUBLISHED!!! AAAAAAHHHH! As in not by me but an actual publisher, Robyn Lane Books!!

I. Just. Can’t. Even.

Here’s some important dates in regards to the official release of Second Death:

Cover Reveal Day is February 2nd. I’ve seen it — it’s awesome.

Blog/Review Tours begin February 16th.

Release date is February 17th.

April 11th I will be at the North Texas Book Festival in Denton! Click the link for details and come see me!

Secondly: For those of you who’ve read SD and been waiting… there WILL BE A SEQUEL. No release date yet, but, yeah, it’s happening.

Thirdly: Anyone who subscribes to my blog will get access to primo content from the Second Death universe — stories and such you won’t get anywhere else!

And finally, (though personally not as exciting,) I will be blogging more. It’s my un-official resolution. I’ve already got a few post stored up, so hopefully I can keep up with it. I’ll be reviewing a couple of books, highlighting a few authors I’ve discovered and loved, and of course, talking about my girls. (I’m a stay at home mom, what do you expect?)

I would greatly appreciate it if you would share this post, as well as other Second Death news, on any social media you choose. The more the better!

So mark your calendars and be sure to subscribe so you can keep up with all the exciting things happening in the coming months!

Keep writing, keep reading!

$h!t My Girls Say – #2

$h!t My Girls Say – #2

$h!t My Girls Say is a sporadic post when I include things that Monkey, and eventually Pinwin, say that is just… well… you’ll see. They can be funny, sweet, and just plain wrong, but regardless, I love the little mouths they come from.

(In the car, discussing snakes — her choice.)

Me: Snakes lay eggs, but their shells aren’t hard like the ones from the store. They’re squishy, and when they come out, the babies are like little adult snakes. They don’t need their mommy and daddy to take care of them.

Monkey: Oh. Like the little people on wrestling?

Me: (Here’s my thought process following her statement: She thinks Little People come from eggs?! Oh dear Lord, please don’t ever let her say this in public, I’ll die. Or wait, does she think they don’t need their mommies and daddies? No! I get it. She sees them as little adults. Okay, that’s not so bad. I’m not the worst parent in the world. Yet. Don’t laugh, don’t laugh, don’t laugh.) No, baby. The little people on wrestling were babies first too. They needed their mommies just like you did. *bite my lip and search for something shiny to distract her* Look, Monkey! Goats!