Little Sneak Peek

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In the sequel to Second Death, there are some new faces. One of them talks so loud, I don’t even have to think about it. You’re going to love him, and he’s very much a character that you’d recognize. 

Here, I’ll give you a hint:

  

Anyone else as excited as I am?

The (Long Overdue) Review of Three Hours by Dannika Dark

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The (Long Overdue) Review of Three Hours by Dannika Dark

Have I told you lately how much I love this author? Probably. I tend to gush when it comes to her. I’m even more prone to now that she was okay with this review being late because, as of release day, I had to deal with a 10 month old in a cast. So, yeah, I’ll try to restrain myself.

One of the best things about being an author is the chance to review the works of fellow writers. I mean, all you have to do is tell the world what you think, and you could, say get a sneak peek at the eagerly anticipated next installment of your absolute favorite series.

I love my life.

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.

Three Hours, book five in the Seven Series, is once again stunning. The previous installment, Four Days, was, for me, a real tear jerker, and I was happy not to cry through the last half of this one. That is not to stay that I didn’t read it cover to cover, in one sitting, late into the night. The plot never stops. The main characters, Wheeler and Naya, are like magnets made out of flint and steel: they can’t stop the attraction or the sparks. Without a single spoiler, I can say that some things that needed to happen in the series did, (fist pump for long time readers,) and it was great to see all of the Weston pack we’ve all grown to love. There are many more things I’d like to discuss, but there are too many ways to spoil Three Hours for you, and that’s something I’d never want to do.

Dannika reports the next installment, Two Minutes, is looking to drop around August, 2015. Somehow I will have to figure out what to do with my life until then… I’ll now begin taking suggestions.

Boom goes the dynamite!

My First Signing

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My First Signing

I just wanted to thank every one who came out to the North Texas Book Festival last Saturday. I’d had what has so far been the worst week of my life, so getting out, meeting other authors, and *gasp!* acting like just and adult and not a mommy… it was awesome.

Even though I did find a pacifier in my purse.

If you missed me, there will be a limited number of *signed* copies at the Dallas Book Festival, this Saturday, April 18th, from 12pm – 5pm at J. Erik Jonsson Central Library. After that, you’ll have to track me down to get your copy signed!

Wind Catcher Review

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WC ReleaseThis fantasy adventure series is steeped in American Indian culture

and so much more.

Winner: Mom’s Choice Award — Silver Metal
Winner: Awesome Indies — Seal of Approval
Recipient: Readers’ Favorite — 5 Star Review

Juliet Wildfire Stone hears voices and sees visions, but she can’t make out what they mean. Her

eccentric grandfather tells her stories about the Great Wind Spirit and Coyote, but he might as well be

speaking another language. None of it makes any sense.

When she stumbles upon a series of murders, she can’t help but worry her grandfather might be

involved. To discover the truth, Juliet must choose between her new life at an elite private school and

her Native American heritage. Once she uncovers an ancient secret society formed over two hundred

years ago to keep her safe, she starts to wonder whether there’s some truth to those old stories her

grandfather has been telling her.

All she wants is to be an average sixteen-year-old girl, but she has never been average-

couldnever be average.

Betrayed by those she loves, she must decide whether to run or risk everything by fulfilling her

destiny as the Chosen.

Wind Catcher is a suspenseful, wonderfully written story that will capture your attention

and hold it prisoner. A book that you won’t want to escape from. Brava!” – Stephen Fisher, Readers’

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In all 100%, complete, honesty: I was highly skeptical of this book. One of the authors is a teenager, (an exotic species of human I normally steer clear of, and have very little patience for,) and it’s about Native Americans, (and they’re from New York.) As a member of a southern tribe, (No, really, even though I’m this pale. Chitimacha tribe of Louisiana, look it up. We make awesome baskets,) there was no way, no way this could be anything but hokey, right?
Jeff, Erynn, there’s a little something in my family we like to call the “I’m Right Dance.” It’s thirty seconds of unadulterated booty shaking, finger pointing, every-think-you’ve-ever-hated-about-obnoxious-winners, free-for-all.
You may commence any time you’re ready. And since there is two of you, I’ll give you sixty seconds. Because I was wrong.
Wind Catcher is engaging and realistic, incorporating enough historical elements to make it original. (No small feat in the teeming masses of YA.) I wasn’t forced to deal with another stale love triangle, (thank you!) Best of all, the writing was consistently well crafted, especially since there are two authors. I never thought, “Oh, she wrote this part, because yadda yadda yadda.” It was all very well done, and a breath of fresh air. As it’s billed as “Chosen, Book 1,” I’m curious to see what the authors have in store for us in the next installation.

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What you can do to help my book

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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

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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
 
Blurb: 
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.
Danni
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‘Twas the Night Before Release Day

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‘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.