Review for book 5:
I’m ashamed to say that I have only reviewed book 5 so far.
Review for book 5:
I’m ashamed to say that I have only reviewed book 5 so far.
I’m a comic book artist, writer, and all around crazy love able tattooed gal hailing from San Diego, CA, USA. I primarily focus on horror and dark urban fantasy themes, which allow me to draw all kinds of awesome monsters! My partner, Alex Julian, recently became my primary colorist; he also designs some of the creatures you will see popping up in my stories. We live in a charming old craftsman cottage in San Diego with our 6 year old boy, Ryker, a spry Jack Russell named Arrow, a fat guinea pig named Freckles, and a very curious Betta fish named Jack. We are the all- American artist family. 😉
• Have you always wanted to become an comic book artist?
Initially, no. I once dreamed of owning an art gallery and being a novelist separately. I started teaching myself the art of comics about six years ago during pregnancy bedrest, and I would never go back. I get to combine art and storytelling…nothing is better. It’s become my absolute passion.
• Do you have any quirks while writing?
I like to go sideways—coffee and a glass of wine or champagne at the same time. Gets me both hyped and mellowed, hahaha! Good music is an absolute…it fuels the creative process. I’ll sometimes listen to the same song over and over for hours.
• Do you have any advice for new artists/authors about the publishing world?
First, make a quality product. Quality is absolute. Secondly…DO NOT GIVE UP! This is a rough gig. There will be lean times. Absolute feast or famine. Determination is what will get you through.
• What are you working on now?
The next chapter of BDRR hahaha! We are also starting ASYLUM, a series Alex created about a teen insane asylum with a Lovecraftian theme…this will be the next title we put out. Thirdly, we have SHALE CITY, a punk fey fantasy that I’ve been conceptualizing for the last few years. That will hit this summer…the fans are really excited about that one!
• What are your hopes for the future?
We have a film option for BDRR that is floating around Los Angeles with a really fantastic producer and a few celebrity fans who would like to play the characters. I’m hoping it comes to fruition. The film world is complicated, so we will have to just kick back and see. Book sales will partially be driving the funding for that, so get out there and buy your copies, kids! 😉 💕🌹
• Do you have anything to say to your fans?
Today I give the word to my awesome author,editor and friend Dionne Lister
Hello 😀. As an editor, a reader and the person who vets the Booktastik books, I’ve seen my share of bad editing that authors have had to pay for. Because I also love the idea of improving as an author/writer, I’ve decided to set up a group through Booktastik. It’s a group for writers of all levels to come and ask questions, get writing tips, and find out what constitutes good editing. I want to educate writers and arm them with knowledge that will help them improve their craft and not get ripped off. I also hope to start lots of awesome discussion among writers in a space designed to encourage growth and comradeship in the author community. It would be great to see some of you join, or if you have author friends who could use the support, please tell them about the group. Thanks!
I had a reoccurring dream that wouldn’t leave me alone until I wrote it down. Once I did, it continued growing until it became this entire underground black ops series. I haven’t stopped writing since.
– What genre do you prefer to write/read?
I prefer to write M/M romance. That’s my happy place. I love to read historical romance.
– What inspires you?
Everything. I’m an observer, and a bit of an introvert. I watch and listen. Sometimes, it takes the tiniest thing to spark an entire story in me.
What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on the 4th book in my “Hellish” series. It’s a M/M paranormal series, filled with vampires, demons, and all other manner of creatures.
– What are your future plans?
I hope to keep writing as much as possible. Last year, I got all my rights back from Ellora’s Cave, so while those book were re-releasing, I had time to get ahead on my current releases. I have a few books sitting on my desktop, waiting for their turn for release. In the meantime, I’m still plugging along. One of my plans is to start a new MMA series.
– Tell me three things that is not commonly known about you.
I spontaneously burst into song.
I hate Chinese food.
My second career love is designing book covers.
Michael let Gavin keep him a secret once. Never again.
In high school, Michael and Gavin were total opposites. Michael was scholarly while Gavin was the athlete. Gavin chased all the girls and tormented Michael for being gay. Michael endured Gavin’s public taunts with grace, because he knew the truth—he was the relationship Gavin really wanted. That is, until Gavin went too far and pushed Michael away for good.
It’s been years since they’ve seen each other, but not much has changed. Gavin is still the athlete, playing for a minor-league hockey team. Michael still hates him. But fate loves a good laugh, and the pair end up stranded together during a flood. Things heat up fast, but can they survive more secrets or will Gavin finally destroy Michael for good?
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“Gaslight” By Dannika Dark
Cover Reveal Blitz
December 28, 2017
Readers are anxiously waiting for news of the highly anticipated fourth book in the Crossbreed series GASLIGHT!
The wait is over!! Today we get to see the book cover, read the blurb and learn the official release date!
(Crossbreed Series, #4)
By Dannika Dark
Vampire trafficking is a sinister business, and nobody knows that better than Keystone. After Raven discovers hidden clues in a cold case, they set a trap in hopes of catching an elusive criminal. But when their plan backfires, Raven’s world is thrown into chaos, and Christian’s loyalty is put to the ultimate test.
Buried secrets come to light, and the only thing keeping Raven grounded is her insatiable thirst for vengeance. The stakes are high as they travel to a place where the landscapes are as treacherous as the immortals that live there. This time, there’s no room for mistakes.
Will Raven have the courage to tame the violence in her heart before it swallows her whole?
February 20, 2018
Pre-Order your copy now!
Audiobook Release Date:
March 20, 2018
“Gaslight” will be available on Amazon (kindle & paperback), Audible, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Google Play on the release date.
(Crossbreed Series Book 1)
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(Crossbreed Series, Bk #2)
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(Crossbreed Series, Bk #3)
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About the Author
Dannika Dark is the USA Today Bestselling Author of Urban Fantasy Romance and Paranormal Romance. Her books have sold more than 1 million copies worldwide, and she is a 2016 Audie Awards finalist.
Dannika was born on a military base in the U.S. and spent her youth traveling abroad. She developed an interest writing poetry and song lyrics early on, eventually gravitating toward a job that involved writing procedural training documentation. In her spare time, she wrote novels before she decided to pursue a career in publishing.
In addition to writing about supernatural worlds, Dannika is passionate about graphic design and creates all her own covers and series art. When not writing, she enjoys indie music, movies, reading, Tex-Mex, strawberry daiquiris, heaps of chocolate, and unleashing her dark side.
All of her published books to date are written in the same universe and contain material suitable for adults only.
“For me, writing is all about blending genres to break out of the confines of predictability, but it’s what I love to do.” ~ Danni
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I was very lucky to win a giveaway by Susan Illene. Thank you, Susan! I absolutely love this series and eagerly await the next book.
You can read my review here: Goodreads
The Dark Destiny books are a spinoff of the Sensor Series with side characters from that world. Cori and Bartol are the couple featured in the first three novels.
Of course I highly recommend you read the Sensor Series. You can find them here on her website Susan Illene
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