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Monday, July 23, 2012

Author Takeover: Dannika Dark (plus...Giveaway) (Blog Tour)

Please give a warm welcome to Author, Dannika Dark today.  =)
We are so happy to have her here...where we let her takeover our blog.

AUTHOR TAKEOVER

Putting a new spin on an old classic.

Vampires. Smoldering, sexy creatures who can seduce a woman by driving his canines deep into her neck. Okay, what’s up with that? At some point, the frightening image of a vampire changed into something desirable. When I sat down to write the Mageri series, I decide that this book would not revolve around vampires. It’s difficult to stay fresh with something that has been written about thousands of times.

So, I chose a Mage. I wanted to discard all of the folklore about them wearing hooded robes, carrying a giant stick, and mastering sorcery. If they really did exist and kept themselves hidden from humans, then it’s quite possible that the only thing we know about them is based on stories and fiction. What if we had it all wrong because humans did not understand their power?

Enter Justus De Gradi. A man with pure sex appeal, in more ways than one. In The Mageri Series, a Mage is able to harness energy. Energy exists in all living things, and they are beings of energy. They can use it to heal, and even misuse it to get a high by stealing it from someone else. They can use energy to move faster and have a sense of direction and time. But the one unique thing about each Mage is that they all have rare gifts that are separate from their usual talents. For Justus, he is a Charmer. His energy works as a magnet and draws women in like moths to the flame. Maybe it’s those cobalt blue eyes or tribal tattoo circled around his bicep, but he is a Mage with a gift that many would dream of having.

It also gave me an opportunity to consider different ways to use energy. There is something very sensual that a Mage can do with another called “binding”. Think of it as an exchange of energy between their hands in the rawest form – so powerful that not even a bed is required. ;-)

The most exciting thing about creating a spin on a supernatural was doing it in a believable way. In a world where humans have always had it wrong, and that sometimes what we think we know is only based on half-truths and stories. As a reader, I don’t always like to know what’s coming. Not just with the story, but also with the type of characters that I’m reading about. The Mageri series is a bit of a curve ball when it comes to plot and supernaturals. I hope that readers will find that yes, there is live after Vampires.

Thanks to Book Lovin’ Mamas for having me here today!

Sterling (Mageri Series: Book 1) is available on Amazon for .99 cents
Twist (Mageri series: Book 2) is available on Amazon for $2.99
Impulse (Mageri Series: Book 3) will be available this Fall

 Author Bio:
Down in Texas, there's a woman who drinks copious amounts of vitamin water placed precariously closed to her laptop. Yeah, I know. I've got a drinking problem. Hi, I'm Danni.

When I'm not writing (which is all the time), I'm listening to obscure music, watching movies, reading, discovering new ways to humiliate myself bowling, and burning up my laptop battery on the internet. I live with a cat who thinks she is a dog, or a goat (she eats plastic, so I'm not sure which).

Some people count sheep when they have insomnia. My entire life, since I was little, I made up stories in my head. If could bore myself to sleep, then mission accomplished. The problem is, I'd get so wrapped up in my 'head stories' that I didn't fall asleep. Then the next night I would start over and change it up a little to make it more exciting. It never dawned on me until much later that maybe I should pen those down. So I created short stories, and then went on to writing poetry.

Lots and lots of poetry. It's almost embarrassing that I have an entire box loaded with spiral notebooks filled with furious, heartfelt, and blushing words. Apparently, I had a lot to say.

Another one of my hobbies is digital art. I designed all my book covers.

I am finally doing what I have always wanted to: giving my characters a pulse through publishing. I write adult urban fantasy romance, but I don't like labels. I let the story tell itself, and color outside the lines. I am not a YA author, but I think its pretty great that there are so many books available to teens in Urban Fantasy and Paranormal. These are the future readers!

The work that goes behind self publishing is hard work, I won't lie. On top of my regular day job: I write, edit, format, create cover art and market. Who the heck has time to eat?

So wipe your feet, come inside, and make yourself at home.

You can find Dannika Dark at these sites:
Blog
Facebook
Twitter
Goodreads



Sterling (Book 1)
Publishing Date: 9/5/11

Description

Zoë Merrick lived a less than ordinary life, until late one night, she was brutally attacked and left for dead.

A man named Adam spotted her running down the road covered in blood, and took her under his wing. Zoë didn't just survive that night - she underwent a physical transformation and acquired strange new abilities. Severed from her old life, her frustration grows as she tries to comprehend what's happening to her.

Serendipity leads her to Justus. He's handsome, arrogant, and not entirely human. Zoë learns the truth about what she is, and just how dangerous their world is for a young Mage. The only way she will understand her power is by putting her trust in this man, and accepting the protection he offers.

When her immortal freedom is threatened by the one man who has a right to claim her, Zoë learns the price of freedom...and the value of loyalty.

Twist (Book 2)
Publishing Date: 2/26/12

Description

 Months after moving to the mysterious city of Cognito, Silver is developing her gifts as a Mage, and learning how to live under new laws. Forced to give up her old life, she must now live in secret among the humans. She finally has hope of leading an ordinary life . . . until Logan Cross walks into it.

Their chance meeting leads her close to discovering the identity of the nameless Mage who once stole her light and discovered the unique power she possesses. That knowledge poses an unimaginable threat to Silver, fueling her search to find out who he is, before he finds her first.

Lives are at stake. Truths are revealed. And an unexpected passion ignites.

 Now here's your chance to win a Kindle copy of "Twist" from Author, Dannika Dark.
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