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.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Six Months has gone live

Release day has come a little early! I've even put a playlist up on my website (lefthand menu or Music tab up top) of songs that make me think of scenes in this book or the characters. Be sure to grab your copy, and please help to spread the news :-)


Haven't yet begun the series? Start with Book 1



Saturday, March 22, 2014

Six Months Days Away

Six Months will SOON be available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iBooks (as well as paperback) on March 25. However, as always, there's a possibility it could go live the day before. :-)

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So get ready, Six Months is coming! Even more exciting is that I can't wait for Five Weeks (no release date set), and the first draft of Four Days is a story I'm so excited to write! I really appreciate those who support my writing through reviews, so don't be shy.

Mageri Projects
My closing note at the end of Shine was that I never shut doors all the way and there are possibilities, but I've made no promises! The series itself came to a fitting conclusion, and there is more of a likelihood of their being a "Mageri World" book (or books) that focus on characters in this series as separate stories. That means it won't be Silver's POV and likely won't be in 1st person. I am working on one now and it's made good progress, but I'm very loyal to these characters and won't publish anything I don't feel adds to this world. It wouldn't be fair to the characters or the readers. So keep your fingers crossed that the characters cooperate with me in this side project.

I know I'll have Seven fans who are going to feel the same way about these characters, and there are only seven books in this series.
Seven Years
Six Months
Five Weeks
Four Days
Three Hours
Two Minutes
One Second

And just as a follow-up, I've watched all the VIKINGS episodes. I'm completely addicted.
That is all.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Exciting News!

With the release of Six Months just a week away, I have some other exciting news to share related to THE MAGERI SERIES.

I'm pretty sure I just heard your hearts thump a little faster.

Calm down. Breathe.

I'm pleased to announce I have signed a contract with Tantor Media to have the entire Mageri Series brought to you in audio! Many of you have been asking about audiobooks for a long time.

I'm excited to be partnering with them, and soon all five books (Sterling, Twist, Impulse, Gravity, and Shine) will be yours to listen to in your car, work, or anywhere!

So jump up and down because this is going to be an amazing opportunity to experience the Mageri series in a brand new way!! Silver and the Mageri boys have toasted the good news and are anxiously awaiting the release.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

It's almost time!

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I'm so excited because I'm currently working on the second draft of book four and your minds are going to be blown. I'm anxious for these different characters to get their stories out and connect to readers. There's literally something for everyone.

In other news, I'm going to break down and order Amazon Prime so I can watch the new Vikings show. Well, not so new. When it first came out last year, I really wanted to see it, but don't have cable. I didn't realize the History channel lets you watch episodes online like some other networks do. Had I known....

So instead of watching season 2 and onward, I'm going back to the beginning. Seriously, I don't watch a whole lot of TV. It's hard for me to find a series that sucks me in and steals my soul (like LOST did for 10 years). Sons of Anarchy? It's too late now. I'm not going to watch ten seasons and watch the actors age. lol

This is actually up my alley since I love period pieces - something that takes me out of modern day. Plus, throw in some manly men and a few battles and I'm sold.

As I'm closing in on my second draft for FOUR DAYS (Seven Series #4), I'm really needing to take some time off. A few days, but ideally a week. I don't care about going anywhere at this time, but I just need to "reset". I've been working non-stop since last year in order to do some serious catch-up. So book binge and 1-click, here I come!

Although I need to stay away from 1-click; I have enough books on my Kindle and shelf at this time to get caught up on.

If you visit Facebook, swing by my author page and check out the new FAQ button beneath the Timeline cover. Click on it and ask a question. I'm trying to keep track of the most common questions here readers are asking so they can stay centralized in one place.

Time to get back to work!