Saturday, December 8, 2012

A Novella of the Heart

"Kane was faced with making a choice, and each came with a consequence that would wreck him forever."

 What I loved about writing this book was that all of the layers were stripped away to the core of the story because of the unusual circumstances, and the location.It forced two individuals to take a hard look at themselves, and come to terms with who they are and what they value in life.

What matters.

I can't say that it's an easy sell, because #1 it's a novella, and you get the typical feedback that a reader wishes it had been longer. But I wanted to take out all the additives and make this story concentrated. Writing it was effortless, but in retrospect, it was one of those books that I wondered how readily readers would accept because of the unusual set of circumstances that these two find themselves in, as well as the central location where most of it takes place.

There may be questions on how this is possible, and that is where making this part of the Mageri world imperative. There is sometimes magic beyond our understanding, but it would have only been possible with this Breed type.

For me, it was a very visual story to write. I can still so vividly see the scenes in my head, including the very last scene as the camera pans back and takes us away from this world.

It's also one where after I wrote it, I kept hearing these songs on the radio that made me think of it. And yes, I was a bit of a wreck writing out one of the scenes on my last draft. I'm very proud with how it turned out, and am happy to see that it had a very good launch day. It's nice to know it's out there now, and that every so often, someone will step into Kane and Caroline's story.


I hope when you finish the read, it will be with a bittersweet smile on your face.


  1. Dannika you have created a great story. I had a feeling that when you released the character name Kane, that it would be Sunny's brother. It is a unique premise.Your story is a rare and gripping love story. I am so happy that you shared your Mageri world with us.

    1. Thank you so much for giving this novella a chance, and I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it! I knew Mageri fans would like the connection and familiarity of the world, while at the same time, getting to read new characters. It was an unusual twist to write, and I hope that others will find the story touching. So much more to come!

  2. So excited for more! Thank you for the Novella.. Holding us over until MB4 in 2013. Muwah!!