Monday, December 8, 2014

***NEW ADULT COLLECTION FOR ONLY $0.99***
16 New Adult Stories from 16 of your favorite New Adult Authors
Very Limited Time (2 weeks only)
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Featuring MY UNEXPECTED FOREVER by USA and NYT Bestselling Author Heidi McLaughlin
They say you should expect the unexpected, I didn't realize my unexpected would be the forever kind.

FOR EVERLY by Raine Thomas
The last thing physical therapy student Everly Wallace wants is a relationship, but when she’s roped into working with sexy Major League pitcher Cole Parker, she’ll discover that it just might be the one thing she needs.

INDELIBLE by Bethany Lopez
Sam's a single mom, working her way through college while raising her toddler. Judd's a college baseball player, who on the outside, looks like he doesn't have a care in the world. Can two people at different stages in their life find a way to make a life together?

TATTOOED DOTS by Kimberly Knight
Brooke and Easton learn that people are brought into their lives for many reasons. Over time, they find out what those reasons are. Some are to be a temporary acquaintance while others are there for life.

MANGLED HEARTS by Felicia Tatum
Can two loves find their way back to each other despite an addiction and a hardened heart, allowing
their love to overcome it all? Can these mangled hearts be mended?

BREAKDOWN by Amanda Lance
After Charlotte Ferro's suicide attempt is ruined by a handsome do-gooder he introduces her to a world of fast cars and cool criminals. But can their new found friendship survive the secrets of their past?

MAVERICK by Anna Cruise
International surf sensation Kellen Handler has it all – fame and fortune and more women than he can
count – but he's riding his own personal wave toward disaster. Can PR genius Gina Bellori rescue his
reputation...and his heart?

DO ANYTHING by Wendy Owens
A broken heart is only the beginning for her. He thinks he has his life figured out. Will they risk their
hearts on a new chance at love?

RESIST ME by A.O. Peart
Ethan, a former-Marine-turned-firefighter, has never really cared for any woman, while living his life to the fullest and enjoying the bad boy stigma. Until the street-smart Lisbeth comes along, and instantly turns Ethan’s world upside down, making him want to protect her, no matter the consequences.

THE MAN TEST by Amanda Aksel
Couple therapist Marin Johns tries to prove that all men are liars and cheaters by beginning a fictitious relationship. Will her new "boyfriend" be the statistic or will Marin regret the satisfaction of being right?

A RISK WORTH TAKING by Heather Hildenbrand
For college grad, Summer Stafford, watching her parents’ divorce has taught her that, above all, love is a risk. For a drifter like Ford O’Neal, love isn’t just a risk, it isn’t even on the table. But attraction quickly leads to something more and they are both forced to realize they’re risking a whole lot for a summer fling.

UNINTENTIONAL VIRGIN by A.J. Bennett
Nineteen-year-old Karma points is cursed. Cursed with a ridiculous name, self-esteem issues and the
inability to lose her virginity. That is until Jax, the tattooed bouncer, comes into the picture.

THE FALL OF SKY (PART ONE) by Alexia Purdy
Singing duo Audrey and Liv Westing hope to be discovered as the next big thing. While fumbling through their turbulent existences, they attract the eye of a deadly but powerful Cartel family.

A FIREFIGHTER'S FLAME by Dani Hart

If you dig into the deepest parts of your soul, what would you find? Happiness,pain, love, regret, peace, sorrow? Follow Lennox's journey of rediscovery, falling in love, and searching for her own fairy-tale ending.

STEALING PROMISES by Brina Courtney
One moment can change your life forever.
One moment to find love.
One moment to lose it.

FIRESIDE SERIES by Morgan Black
A cowboy with a mysterious past. A ranch princess with an eye for the one she can’t have. What
happens when their two world collides one weekend in a snowstorm?

Friday, December 5, 2014

New Year = Changes

It doesn't have to be a new year to make changes in our lives,  but it seems to be a great catalyst. For me it's my birthday just before, so every year older I reflect on the year passed. I am very happy with what I have accomplished and how I accomplished it. I have made great friends, learned a lot, and most importantly discovered what was important to me and what I needed and didn't need. I think a lot of us go into the publishing world completely blind with adrenalized excitement and then slowly (or quickly?) realize how hard it actually is to connect with readers and network with cohorts. Some jaded by disappointment while others seem to soar with success. I don't know where I am at on that scale to be honest. Definitely not soaring to success or even close to it, but I'm not sure how much that really matters to me anymore. The readers that have taken a chance on me have vindicated that I was meant to write stories no matter how few people actually read them and it's satisfying a big part of something I needed to do to feel fulfilled as a person. My only regret is how reckless I was with my time and how little pay off it actually produced. I guess how much money I spent would be a huge regret too, but none of this I can change nor will I sit here and dwell on it. All I can do is change. So here it is...

I am officially letting go of Authors Under the Lights (AUTL) after 2015. I had planned on doing a 2016 and even toyed with the idea of starting a Utah one when I moved out there, but the time I have sacrificed has been too great. Plus, the behind the scenes stuff and the politics isn't really my thing. I get that in every business you have to do your time and kiss some ass (even if that ass is dirty), but I don't like being at the top of something (no matter how small) and feeling like people think they have to kiss up to me to get something. I cherish real friendships and the rest doesn't matter to me. So I'm really sorry if anyone is disappointed by this, but there are so many fabulous people hosting signings these days that I know every author will find one to attend.

As far as my author career (?)... I LOVE it! I'll never stop, but you won't see me on social media as much, but you can ALWAYS reach out to me via email and private messaging and I will respond. I love interacting and building friendships. A great way to stay up to date with current releases, sales, teasers, etc. is just by signing up for my newsletter That way if you're not into stalking pages and websites it'll be delivered straight to your inbox. I listed those links below.

My website is being renovated right now to accommodate the two divisions, YOUTH and ADULT and as soon as I can get on there I will update all my WIPs and appearances. Appearances for me will be limited and selective based on the genres being represented, but if there's a demand for me in a particular area I will do my best to add it to my itinerary at some point. I will also do my best to make regular blog posts as my way of staying in touch with the readers.

Thank you to everyone who has believed in me and I hope you will continue to support my work in 2015.

D. Hart Adult Books NEWSLETTER: http://eepurl.com/75FUP
Dani Hart Youth Books NEWSLETTER: http://eepurl.com/Rt_l9
Website: danihartbooks.com

Monday, December 1, 2014

Evolution

So many things have crossed my mind this past year. I feel so blessed that I finally had the courage to follow the only dream I have ever had, but at the same time it's been the hardest dream to chase. Social media made the indies of 2012 and 2013 the success they are today. Facebook had a lot to do with that success. Unfortunately, times are always changing and I came in at the beginning of the evolution of social media into big business. It saddens me to think had I just started a year earlier that I might have reached more readers. That my stories might be out there more for others to enjoy as much as I had writing them. However, I can't change the way of the world nor will I dwell on it, but I also have to evolve with it. Being on a strict budget rolling into year two of my publishing life I can't afford to boost posts that still aren't seen by the readers I want to reach. If I thought I was reaching my intended audience I would shift focus in that direction for marketing, but it's just not the case. With my business evolution I am considering getting rid of my PAGES on Facebook and only keeping my profile for the purpose of connecting with readers via private message and groups. I just don't see a purpose for the PAGES anymore, not without a big pocket book and that's still questionable. I want to focus my time on writing and actually reaching the readers where they are at, which I have found is on WattPad, Goodreads, Instagram, and Twitter. Marketing takes at least 50% of an author's time and I want that time to be well spent. I know I will be making a lot more changes in the new year, but you can always count on my website and blog for UP TO DATE information on releases, sales, teasers, etc. My website is under construction right now and should be ready by the new year. While there are many things that have disenchanted me in this business, there are still so many things that inspire the hell out of me and I will never quit writing. NEVER. It's ingrained in my DNA and that can't be changed. I hope I will always have your support and you will always be able to find me when you're looking. xoxo

Monday, November 17, 2014


Forgotten Treasures: A Second Chance Novel by D. Hart
Contemporary (18+ audience)
Add to your TBR: GOODREADS CLICK HERE

In the aftermath of destruction, hearts were destroyed, strengths were stripped, and vulnerabilities were exposed.

A community was ripped apart after a tragic accident, and the loss hit one family particularly hard as it claimed the lives of three, leaving only one surviving member to pick up the pieces and move forward.

Baylor’s life was wiped clean in the blink of an eye. No family, no home, no name. That is, until she met Brandt. He took a chance, giving her hope and a reason to start over. A reason to rebuild a life full of forgotten memories. A reason to trust. A reason to love.

Finding love in all the right places should be easy, but when truths are revealed, it's anything but. Brandt will help her rediscover the true meaning of unconditional eternal love that will prove painful, life altering, and redeeming.

Together, they will try to face the future and will use each other’s strengths to learn how to live again. Can they rewrite history, or in the end, will the tragedies of their pasts be too much?

 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Everyone Has a Story

And here's mine...

I am a very honest, but very quiet person when it comes to the demons in my head. I always try to put my best foot forward, especially in public. It's one of the hardest struggles of my every day life. Waking up and putting on my suit of armor for my husband, kids, family, and friends comes at a cost to myself but something I need to do... for them.

Growing up I always felt isolated. I would make friends and then lose them without reason. I always felt like an outsider looking in at a happy life just beyond my reach. How could this be normal for a child? How did I even know what depression was? I was still too young. I was still innocent. But my mind wasn't. It was riddled with fear, pain, sadness, and on rare occasions, complete bliss. My favorite memories are of watching the sunrise and set albeit I was alone, but it was just so damn beautiful and peaceful and it made my mind quiet for just a few minutes. And then at the same time it would break my freakin heart. This was the daily cycle of my life. I don't know it any different. I feel more than "normal" people feel. Mean words don't just cut me, they break me. Love lifts me up and then crushes me to the point where I don't think I can breathe anymore.

And then there are my dreams...

I took solace in writing at the youngest of ages. I peeked back at my diaries a while back (one from 1987) and it nearly broke me. I was ten years old and I hated my life. I hated myself. At ten. The things I wrote were so sad and dark. It made me realize I am never going to change. I'm never going to feel like normal minds because mine was never normal. My behaviors might change, but to the very core of me I was not normal.

My writing evolved into poetry, always dark in nature, but so freakin beautiful. At least to me. It helped me express what I couldn't say. I still lacked solid friendships, but I had my words and it kept me grounded in some way. It kept me here. 

I found another avenue that helped me feel "better". Acting. I loved it. Everything about it. I could put all of my pain into an amazing performance and still hide who I was. I devoured it. I wrote plays and put all of me into my passion. Into MY dream. I was going to do this for the rest of my life. Act and write and try to be happy. I transferred to USC, enrolled in the theatre department and took writing classes on the side. I found a talent agent, I went on auditions, I filmed shorts, almost booked a pilot... I was trying. I was ignoring the voices in my head that said I would fail. That I couldn't. I worked my ass off at school during the day, auditions in between, and waiting tables at night. I was living the dream, only after the years drifted by I wasn't living the dream. I was struggling. Every rejection cutting me down. A few inappropriate propositions later I realized I wasn't strong enough. I didn't have it in me to be what I needed to be to make it. I was broken. I left the industry, retreating to to solace and isolation of my younger years. I finished my degree, got married, had kids, and abandoned all hopes of a dream come true.

Ignoring my dreams, my passion, chisled away at my sanity slowly over the years. I should be happy. I was blessed with a man who loves me more than he should and 2 completely healthy children, which not everyone can say. I was lucky. So then why do I still feel so damaged? Again, I was the little girl looking at the world from a different view wondering why the smiles I have can't be real. Why I can't feel happy rather than just pretend to be.

Take Two...

After 10 years I finally went back to the voices in my head. I started writing again. My passion reignited with the first word written and then the dream again. I dumped my soul into my story. I lined up my marketing strategies. I handed out my money like candy on Halloween night. This was going to happen. This time I would see my dream realized. This would happen. I wouldn't give up because people would finally see me. I wouldn't be on the outside anymore. People would know me.

I'm writing this because I tried. I invested my heart, my soul, my money, my friendships, all of me into this. Into my writing. Into my ONLY dream. I'm not an overnight success. In the book world I'm still considered a nothing. My sales are obsolete, my following small. But I'm here. I feel like stealing the internet microphone and screaming "I'm freakin here. Just see me. Give me a chance." But I'm still waiting. I'm still writing. And I'm still struggling daily. Still trying to understand why I would be given such a deep passion for something for it to fall flat. To chase a dream for over 20 years and still be screaming, "Just see me". I write this because I'm still here. I'm still trying. And I won't give up even if the world has given up on me.

I'm still here.

~Dani

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Book Trailer

The official BOOK TRAILER for...

The Arie Chronicles

WATCH THE BOOKS COME TO LIFE HERE
You Tube



Saturday, October 25, 2014

5 Days Until Release Day



 
***SPECIAL PRICES END OCTOBER 31st***

Read the series that everyone is calling ORIGINAL! (buy links below)

"A truly remarkable piece of literature. A powerful, thought-provoking read that leaves the reader in wonder." ~Julie S. (Amazon reviewer).

"This is a fantastic and clean love story with mystery, danger, and adventure for anyone 13+. Definitely not your typical paranormal read it is unique and refreshing and I can't wait to read the next installment!!!" ~Anonymous Amazon Customer

"This book was simply amazing. It brings to life the books of childhood fae in so many ways... a 5 STAR read from start to finish" ~Random Musesomy (Amazon reviewer)

REALITY (book 1) $0.99 (reg. $3.99)
http://www.amazon.com/Reality-Arie-Chronicles-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00FB35OOS

DREAMS (book 2) Pre-order $2.99 (reg. $3.99)
http://www.amazon.com/Dreams-Arie-Chronicles-Book-2-ebook/dp/B00NCCEL0S

Banner By Hang Le



Thursday, October 23, 2014

DREAMS Cover Reveal

Releases October 30th

 


***SPECIAL PRICES END OCTOBER 31st***

Read the series that everyone is calling ORIGINAL! (buy links below)

"A truly remarkable piece of literature. A powerful, thought-provoking read that leaves the reader in wonder." ~Julie S. (Amazon reviewer).

"This is a fantastic and clean love story with mystery, danger, and adventure for anyone 13+. Definitely not your typical paranormal read it is unique and refreshing and I can't wait to read the next installment!!!" ~Anonymous Amazon Customer

"This book was simply amazing. It brings to life the books of childhood fae in so many ways... a 5 STAR read from start to finish" ~Random Musesomy (Amazon reviewer)

REALITY (book 1) $0.99 (reg. $3.99)
http://www.amazon.com/Reality-Arie-Chronicles-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00FB35OOS

DREAMS (book 2) Pre-order $2.99 (reg. $3.99)
http://www.amazon.com/Dreams-Arie-Chronicles-Book-2-ebook/dp/B00NCCEL0S

Banner By Hang Le
Original Cover Art by Jennifer Renee at Nosim and Cleón

Friday, September 5, 2014

Pre-order Sale

 Design by Hang Le
Original Artwork by Jennifer Renee




 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014



Coming October 30th



How can a child focus on solving a math problem or memorizing a new word when she or he is trying to ignore the persistent pangs of hunger? 

Across the country, teachers and school nurses have found that in some instances, Monday morning comes and they are forced to compete against hunger for the attention of their students. More than 18 million children qualify for free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program, the fuel that they need to get them through the week. What happens to these children when they go home over the weekend?

For more than 15 years, the Feeding America BackPack Program has been helping children get the nutritious and easy-to-prepare food they need over the course of the weekend. Today, bags of food assembled at more than 150 local food banks are distributed at the end of the week to nearly 230,000 children every year.  With your help, we can provide more.

Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Their mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. For less than one dollar, you can help.

Twelve young adult authors have come together to form Otherworlds: Twelve Young Adult Fantasy Books to Benefit the Hungry. One hundred percent of the authors’ proceeds from the sale of this charitable boxed set will be donated to Feeding America.


For ninety-nine cents, you can help feed America’s hungry while feeding your imagination with twelve other worlds:

Eternal Starling (Emblem of Eternity, #1), by Angela Corbett
Pawn (Nightmares Trilogy, #1),  by Sophie Davis
The Prophecy (Divinity Stone, #1), by Desiree DeOrto
Through Glass Novella Series (#4, #5, #6), by Rebecca Ethington
Final Life (The Transhuman Chronicles, #1), by Rose Garcia
Reality (The Arie Chronicles, #1), by Dani Hart
Hunted (Dark Secrets, #1), by Allie Juliette Mousseau
The Amulet (Custodian Novel, #1), by Alison Pensy
Betraying Innocence, by Airicka Phoenix
The Gatekeeper’s Sons (Gatekeeper’s Saga, #1), by Eva Pohler
Halo City, by Mary Ting
Blood and Snow (Blood and Snow #1), by RaShelle Workman

Pre-order date: September 1st       Release Date: September 15

Otherworlds is available now for pre-order at Smashwords and Amazon (You may have to wait a few days for Amazon to price match the ninety-nine cents).

It will soon be available at your other favorite ebook sellers, so stay tuned and thanks in advance for your support!

Here is a list of bloggers participating in the promo book tour. Please visit these other amazing blogs!

Shooting Star Book Reviews 9/1
Platypire Reviews 9/1
Eva Pohler Books 9/1
Seeing Double In Neverland 9/1
Ashley’s Bookshelf 9/1
A Little Bit of R&R 9/1
Promoting Authors, Books & Reviews 9/2
Jo Michaels Blog 9/2
Page Turners Book Blog 9/2
Paisley Reader 9/3
Dowie’s Place 9/3
Escaping Life’s Craziness With Books 9/3
cody pimps authors 9/3
Write Away Bliss 9/4
The Crazy Booksellers 9/5
Fairiechick’s Fantasy Book Reader 9/5
Word Wenches Guilty Pleasure 9/6
Opinionated Cupcakes 9/6
G.I.T.F. 9/6
A Thousand Lives Lived 9/7
Shelves of Books 9/7
Reading For Fun 9/7
Write as Raine 9/8
Book Crazy Gals 9/10
Girls With Books 9/10
Short Side of Tall 9/10
EllieSewSweet 9/12
Eskimo Princess Book Reviews 9/13
Ang Corbett 9/14
Airicka Phoenix 9/15
CrossAngels 9/15
Pure Jonel 9/15



Monday, August 18, 2014

I don't sell signed paperbacks online, so your exclusive and only chance to own a signed paperback is to come to one of my appearances and say hello. xo








You, the Pacific Ocean, authors, books, a glass of wine, tapas. This unique book signing is less than 2 weeks away! Grab your ticket now! You can plan on visiting the Queen Mary after. It's less than 0.5 mile away.
 

 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Have you read Reality: The Arie Chronicles? Even if you have, here's your chance to read it again with Dani. Starting August 1st there will be a daily chapter discussion in the Arie's World goodreads group. This is a unique opportunity to have one-on-one time with the author and get inside the heads of the characters. For those of you who have not purchased it yet, a FREE download code will be given in the group on July 31st. An added bonus for those who participate in the chapter discussions will be sneak peeks into Dreams: The Arie Chronicles, book 2 before anyone else later this fall. Come join the fun and meet or get reacquainted with Arie and her 2 favorite boys, River and Ashe.

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/140012-arie-s-world


4.6 Stars on Amazon


To be extraordinary was a fate Arie Belle had never imagined. She was comfortable living the simple life on a meadow protected by towering trees just outside of town. Her days were filled with naïve pleasures and promising love until the unexpected and mysterious death of her mom. Instantly, her world became dark and, at times, hopeless. Her only saving grace was her lifetime friendship with the boy next door, River, who was relentless in picking up the pieces of her broken future.

Years of numbness were lifted when a beautiful stranger, Ashe, entered her world and took her soul to places it had never been, across realities trapped in the worlds of fairytales. Would he be her savior, or would she find the strength within to be her own?

Her journey begins on her eighteenth birthday and quickly unravels what she is and who killed her mother. Her uncanny connection with nature and heightened sensations are just one of many secrets that unfold along the way. Will she find answers before the next full moon where her death is painted in the fate of the stars? Will she accept a scripted destiny or let the dark side of life suck her in? 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Social Media Interaction

These are the Social Media sites you will find me on doing different things. I think I have thrown in the towel on all the others, although I'll be on Pinterest doing pins every so often. I am starting a fun writing project on Tumblr and Wattpad, so look out for that. This is my first year where this IS my full-time job and my kiddos will both be in school the same hours. While I want to publish on a regular basis I also thought some other writing projects would be fun. Showcasing me and my work for free. I plan on having a lot of fun with my writing this year and I hope you'll take the ride with me. xo

www.danihartbooks.com

FB www.facebook.com/authordanihart
Interaction like you have been seeing

Twitter https://twitter.com/authordanihart
Random in-the-moment comments (I tend to get deep) and play-by-play on fave shows

Tumblr http://danihartbooks.tumblr.com/
Teasers, random stuff, and possible secondary short story blog of real life moments

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/140012-arie-s-world
Group discussions about my books chapter by chapter
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/408766.Dani_Hart/blog
Weekly Blog posts

Wattpad http://www.wattpad.com/user/DaniHartAuthor
Exclusive chapter releases

Instagram http://instagram.com/authordanihart
My life for the most part

Newsletter http://eepurl.com/Rt_l9& other related things (Bi-monthy)

My Blogger www.authordanihart.blogspot.com

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Exhale Anthology

Stock up on your sexy summer reads in 1-click for only $2.99! 15 FULL LENGTH NOVELS and ALL proceeds go to the Avon Foundation. Only available until July 21st, so get it NOW!
Drool over your favorite book boyfriends and discover new ones!

AMAZON
US: http://amzn.to/U00PtD
UK: http://amzn.to/1mtZfuY
CA: http://amzn.to/1qFKtD5
AU: http://bit.ly/VUlmRU

BARNES & NOBLE: http://tinyurl.com/qd3yhf7
KOBO: http://tinyurl.com/ky5atju


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Giveaways Cheapen Our Relationship

I've noticed, myself included, that there's a huge rise in giveaways by authors and bloggers, whether it be a flash giveaway or a rafflecopter. The intentions are good, but I wonder if the giveaways cheapen our relationships with our readers. They are no longer looking to interact with us because they (and I'm not saying ALL) know we'll do a giveaway to buy that interaction. With that bribery I believe it's in hopes that we will gain readers and our sales will increase. I have not seen this happen personally except on my release days. There are a few issues with giveaways that I have observed.

1) The giveaway host either forgets or lags in sending the winner their prize. I for one know I am guilty for lagging, but not always. It depends on my life situation at the moment, but I know it's seen as unprofessional so I need to be on top of that better. Now the real issue seems to be that readers have grown accustomed to these giveaways and are louder and more confident to call you out publicly if they did not recieve their prize. My issue is for both sides on this. These are gifts, essentially. You did not pay for it so really it's the discretion of the giveaway host whether they are going to follow through with it. Is it unprofessional and somewhat unethical if they don't follow through? Well, of course, but to stoop to bottom feeder level and call them out on Facebook, twitter, etc. is worst in my opinion. On the flip side the giveaway host is buying your fanship (I believe I just created a word there) which by some is seen as unethical. In reality it is a marketing tool, but at what point do we step back and crunch numbers and realize it's a bad one? Well, I have and the numbers just don't work. If I was super on my game right now I would show you the mathematical proof, but I just woke up and would rather write my novel (sorry).

2) You can't buy true loyalty. Yes, you can try to buy the fans of your page and hope they become loyal readers, but how often does that actually work? It doesn't. Not enough at least for giveaways to make sense. And when I say giveaways I am talking about ones with prizes that cost a few dollars or more. I think the smartest giveaways are bookmarks. Those are cheap to make and send out and it still gains a lot of interaction and it advertises your brand. Other inexpensive swag makes SMART giveaways too.

3) Readership Numbness. I believe that readers, fans, whatever you want to refer them to, become numb to our giveaways and also expect us to do them. Some believe that since we do so many that all they have to do is email or private message us and we'll just give them stuff because they asked. And wait for it...they get mad if you say no (GAH). Then there are others that don't even do what's asked in the giveaway or even read the entry instructions and just write DONE in the comments. Of course, there are exceptions to everything. There are amazing readers out there who play fair, are sweet, and gracious, and to those we are all grateful for.

I guess the reason I am writing this is because after seeing how much I spent in promotion last year and seeing where I am at already this year compared to the number of book sales, I am realizing I'm not promoting smartly and I don't want others to fail like this. Moving forward I won't be doing giveaways like I used to. I want to believe that if I interact with the readers thoughtfully through Q & A and such that they will want to stick around for my next book release and a possible flash giveaway surprise. I want to build a REAL relationship with my readers and not one that's based on monetary compensation and/or bribery (I am talking about giveaways here. I don't partake or condone in any bought reviews).

I want to close this off on a positive note. I appreciate how far I have come in such a short period of time AND I appreciate the readers who have become REAL fans and loyal followers. My job is to write quality stories not to do giveaways, so I promise that I will do better by my fans and myself to make that my primary focus. Of course, I'll always do THANK YOU giveaways!

xo Dani xo

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Children's Series

Untitled Children's Series
Expected publication: September 2014

           My 7 year old son has a gift for writing and art. When he finally realized that I write books he asked if we could write one together. And of course, my 4 year old daughter wanted to write one with mommy too then. I was thrilled. I told my son to think of ideas for a story. He came up with a couple of cute ideas. But then he came home one day from school and started talking about this series that his friend loves. The title was silly, but it gave me an idea. It's totally unrelated to the series he mentioned, but it inspired a story line. I pitched it to my son. Yes, I actually did a pitch! LOL! And he loved it! The best thing about the series it could be spilt into a boy series and a girl series. It makes both of my kids happy, which makes me happy. The most important thing about this series is I want each story to originate from their creativity and then I can help build and guide them. These are their stories told through the eyes of a 7 year old boy and a 4 year old girl. I am beyond excited to get started on book 1 in each series and get the illustrations underway. The series will be silly and fun and cater to the 10 and younger audience.
 

Friday, May 2, 2014

GIVEAWAYS

Kindle Winners:

Paperback Release Party for A Firefighter's Flame
BRANDI DAGWAN

Book Boyfriend Hangover blog takeover
CRYSTAL MACMAHAN

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Let's Catch Up

A Firefighter' Flame released with a bang! Thank you to everyone for all of the support. I am sorry I have been MIA on here. I promise to be more active because, let's be honest, facebook isn't what it used to be. I have started a newsletter that you can subscribe to and I am in the process of working on bi- weekly newsletters to keep you up-to-date on sales, giveaways, releases, events/signings, and WIPs. I will also be adding a Q & A section on the blog, so I can answer all of your questions.

MY CRAZY LIFE UPDATE

I am excited to announce that I will be completing my post-grad education on May 16th and will be taking a year to focus on writing and really building my brand.

2014 Signings

I registered for many signings across the country and then quickly realized that wasn't the path I wanted to take just yet. Traveling is VERY expensive and I feel like that time and money can be better spent on promotion and building my reader base. I have also made a promise to myself that I will NOT be affiliated with any signings that include repeat MEAN GIRL offenders and signings that becoming more about who you know rather than based on your brand and positive presence in the book world. I really feel strongly about this with the surge in bullying and mean girl behavior. With that said, here are the only signings I am confirmed for this year.

UtopYA (www.utopyacon.com) Nashville, TN
June 20th 6pm-9pm
Table location: Area 51.5, Table 53 sharing with Tijan

Sin with the Saints (http://sinwiththesaints.blogspot.com/)
Park City, UT
August 2, 2014

Authors on the Coast Long Beach, CA
August 23rd 10:30am-2:30pm
Location: Hotel Maya

WIP

Dreams: The Life of Arie series, book 2 (expected publication October 2014)
Untitled NA Vampire series, book 1 (expected publication Winter 2015)

I don't think I have any other updates right now. I will always try to be accessible to my readers, so feel free to email or message me any time.

~Dani