Monday, April 28, 2014

Five Weeks Cover Reveal Scheduled

Book bloggers, I would love to have you be a part of the cover reveal for FIVE WEEKS (Seven Series #3)!

Reveal is scheduled for May 29, and all information will be provided. The signup sheet is HERE.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Five Weeks Release Date Announced

Official release date for Five Weeks (Seven Series: Book 3)

IMPORTANT: For those of you subscribed to my newsletter, there's been a bit of a snafu with how some of the e-mail servers are using spam filters. SO, without all the messy details, I've changed my e-mail domain and will be sending out a newsletter this week: SO LOOK FOR IT!!! That means check your spam folders, too.

If something important every lands in your spam folder by accident, you need to mark it as "not spam" and move it. Why? If you simply leave it there after reading it, the next e-mail from that person will also go to spam. When you get a newsletter this week (Week of April 21st) add that new e-mail to your contact list/address book. That will be my permanent address going forward for newsletters, and please note that it's a no-reply e-mail. :-)

So instead of writing, I spent five hours dealing with newsletters, web domains, and research. Oh my.

I did get a batch of RENO bookmarks, however. Don't they look great? I also designed the bookmarks and ordered them for Five Weeks. Giveaway for these bad boys is in the works and will take place on my Facebook page.

FIVE WEEKS COVER REVEAL has not been scheduled at this time, but I am SO working on it!

First I need to finish up the cover design and then come up with the synopsis: aka an author's most hated part of the job.I'll announce the date here, Facebook, and my newsletter once I nail that down.

If you're signed up for my newsletter, you'll get to see the cover and synopsis before the scheduled release day.  Perks, people!


Monday, April 7, 2014

Yeah, that just happened.

Seven Years is no longer on sale, but what an amazing run it had.

Seven Years managed to rocket on to the Amazon Top 100 up to #22, and hit #2 on all of Barnes & Noble. Then Six Months followed close behind on Barnes and Noble where it's now in the Top 100. When that happened, I pretty much went into shock. Do you realize how impossible that feat is? Especially with fantasy books.

Yeah, so this is one of those times I need someone to pinch me. I'm ever-grateful to see our family expanding, where new readers will step into the Breed world.

If you check out the link at the top of this web page that says DANNIKA DARK BOOKS, you'll find updated links with the pre-orders for Mageri on audio! And I thought Logan was the only one who could give me butterflies. ;-)

Nothing else worth mentioning. I've been working on a few small projects around my place, as well as watching every episode of Vikings there is. Have I mentioned I love this show? It pre-dates the Middle Ages, but it sure sets my imagination off as to what early life must have been like for Justus.

You may or may not know I did research on all my immortals to estimate when they were born. I even looked up Simon's surname on a census from England to make sure that name was in use during the time period he lived, and prior to. I did the same with Justus's first and last name. I even looked up a war that look place mentioned in one of the books. Funny how you can spend two hours researching something that is only a mere mention in a book.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Seven Years is on Sale!

Haven't gotten around to picking up the new series based in the Mageri Universe? Seven Years is now on sale for a LIMITED TIME ONLY. Sale will end 4/6/2014.

Book 1 in a new paranormal romance series about shifters. Only $0.99
Already own it? Recommend it to a friend!


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Fools

Nah, I'm not going to play any jokes on my readers. But taking some time to break away and give you a few updates.

As a reminder for those who haven't seen the news, SIX MONTHS is now available!

I have also added some new items to the MAGERI STORE, including several mugs for the Weston Pack. You can find lots of cool Mageri gear to show off your Breed pride. CLICK HERE.
 There is also a new CHARACTER POLL on my sidebar menu on the website for SIX MONTHS. Vote for your favorite characters in this book, and check out who is in the lead! You can also access the poll HERE.
Now that readers have finished up Six Months, I'm getting asked this question a lot. Like most new books you read, authors don't usually have release dates on the next in the series. This applies for me as well. Five Weeks is currently in edits, and the cover design will begin this month. The plan is sometime late summer, but we'll see how this plays out. I don't rush my books in the writing, editing, nor the release.
Once I've finalized the cover design, the subject for the next book will be disclosed during the cover reveal. Seven fans might not know the way I operate, but my Mageri fans know how much I love holding the surprises. This will be fun since the book cover alone will identify who each book is about. No date set at this time. If you are a blogger, I will have a cover blitz planned, so I hope you'll want to participate!
 I'm juggling two projects at the moment. I'm finishing up the last pre-beta edit for FOUR DAYS (Seven Series #4), and I've begun the first draft for THREE HOURS today. These characters gave me a lot of trouble when I tried to write them into Four Days, so I swapped them out. Let's just hope they're finally ready to tell their story. I will also have the edits back for Five Weeks this month and be working on that, along with the final proofs.

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As previously announced, the Mageri series will be available in audiobooks as early as June. The pre-orders are currently in setup, and Sterling appears on Amazon. They're also available on the Tantor website, but we should have it ready to go pretty soon. If you know anyone who likes audio books, this would be a great gift or recommendation! Links will be available on my Books page, as well as announced, once they are live.

Thanks to everyone for all the reviews you've been putting up for all my books, and especially SIX MONTHS. You have no idea how much support means to me, and more than anything, I'm so glad to see readers connecting with this story. Writing about struggle is never an easy task, but we've all been there. We've all had moments in our lives when we couldn't ask for help, and it seemed like the sky was falling. The darkest periods in our lives are there to teach us strength.

This is a story of triumph about two people learning to accept each other for who they are, and nothing more. That a happy ending is what you make of it.

Hope you survive April Fools. Keep your wits about you.