FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT
Spotlight & AUTHOR AMBUSH (Interview with Logan!)
LITERAL ADDICTION and Book Monster Reviews are very happy to welcome Dannika Dark back to our sites today to celebrate the release of “Impulse” on the Impulse Blog tour.
Dannika has a great little bio on her website so we thought we’d borrow it for today’s Event:
“Down in Texas, there’s a woman who drinks copious amounts of vitamin water placed precariously close 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. Since I was little, I used to make up stories in my head in a futile attempt to bore myself to sleep. The problem was, I’d get so wrapped up in my “head stories” that I would continue them through the following nights, changing it up each time to make it more exciting. Eventually, I started writing my ideas down more and more, creating short stories which evolved into 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 it’s 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.
But it’s what I love to do, and someday, I’m going to be doing this full time.”
You can find her online at the following places:
FB Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dannika-Dark-official/148451945238628?ref=ts&fref=ts
Dannika is the proud creator of the MAGERI series, as well as some great single titles.
For our readers new to the MAGERI series, here is a spotlight of the books to get you up to speed:
MAGERI BOOK #1
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.
MAGERI BOOK #2
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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.
MAGERI BOOK #3
Within the dark and supernatural city of Cognito, Silver is living under the watchful eye of her Ghuardian and dating her mortal enemy. Neither man can protect her from a dark secret, one buried within the contents of a box. As rival factions struggle to gain control, she finds herself in the middle of a centuries-old feud that threatens to drive a wedge between her and Logan Cross, the man who intends to seduce her.
In an explosive turn of events, one life is saved and another is forever altered. Can Silver trust those around her, or are they hiding a dark secret of their own?
They sound great, right!? They are – a nice unique take on Urban Fantasy Romance that new readers should definitely check out. :) So… make sure to add them to your TBR and find them at your favorite bookseller ASAP. For now though, go over and see what Dannika had to say when we let her take over the sites for the day:
INTERVIEW WITH LOGAN CROSS
One of the most popular characters in the Mageri series is Logan Cross. He’s not only a Chitah, but he’s also a force to be reckoned with. Chitahs are a unique Breed that have many animalistic traits, but unlike Shifters, they do not actually change into one. They are very tall with eye colors ranging from a warm amber to a yellow citrine. They’re fast, dangerous, and if they lose control of their emotions, their switch will flip. What does that mean? Their canines come out, their eyes roll into an obsidian black, and they run on pure instinct.
So naturally, I decided to ask him if he was available for an interview.
In fact, without having told him where I live, he flew down from Cognito and hunted me down. I won’t lie—I’m a little nervous sitting in the same room with a Chitah. But he’s assured me that a female is safe in his presence. My furniture is far too small for Mr. Cross, so he’s made himself at home by sliding my wooden coffee table over by the back door, and is lying on his side on top of my area rug.
Dannika: “Thanks for the interview, Mr. Cross. Comfortable?”
Logan: “Call me Logan. And yes, immensely.”
Dannika: “Logan, can you tell me how it is that you found me?”
Logan: A wide smile stretches across his face, and he shifts on his right elbow. “I’m a Chitah, and tracking is what I do best. But I also have access to files and databases,” he says with a light shrug. “I was once a man for hire.”
Dannika: “Would you ever go back to that life again?”
Logan: “You never know what will push a man over the edge. I have no intentions of going back to the man I once was, but that man is still a part of me.”
Dannika: “Are all Chitah males as emotionally honest as you are?”
Logan: He sits up with one knee bent and his white shirt untucked from the right side of his loose jeans. “Only a foolish male would attempt to lie around another Chitah, because we can scent it. Speaking my mind has become a habit, but we have deceptive men among our kind who have mastered the art of twisting their words in such a way that the lie becomes truth.”
Dannika: (I scratch my shoulder nervously)
Logan: “Speak, female.” He draws in the air through his mouth and lowers his head. “You can ask me anything.”
Dannika: “I don’t mean to get personal, but I have a list of questions from some of my readers. If you’re not comfortable answering, just let me know. My question is about Silver. She seems to have trust issues. Why do you continue to pursue a woman who isn’t sure about her feelings?”
Logan: (Shifts his position so that both knees are pulled up and his arms are draped over them) “Anything worth chasing is worth having. I would have second thoughts about a female that accepted so readily. Would I have wanted her to accept the man I was when we met? I’m a better man the longer I know her. I have my past, and she has hers, and somehow we have to figure it out. I don’t know where it will lead,” he says with a pause. “Trust is a dangerous thing, and one of the greatest gifts that you can give someone. It’s fragile, like glass, and easily broken.”
Dannika: “What would your mother think of Silver if she were alive?”
Logan looks thoughtfully toward the windows. “She loved her sons, and I’m certain she would have loved anyone they brought into her life. She knew about Levi before even he did, and I sensed if he had ever brought a male home that was worthy, she would have welcomed him with open arms. But he kept that side of himself hidden for a very long time. My mother was an honorable woman, and she would have liked that Silver was giving me a run for my money.”
Dannika: “Do you see yourself having kids?”
Logan: “Having young is something every Chitah male looks forward to. That would be a great honor in my life.”
Dannika: “Would you ever consider adoption?”
Logan: (His face sours) “There are no unwanted Chitah young, aside from the human offspring. It’s unheard of, because family is important to us.” Logan reaches for the soda on the coffee table and takes a long sip. He seems uncomfortable with some of the personal questions, so I decide to switch gears.
Dannika: “What is your version of a perfect night out?”
Logan: He sets the can down and stretches out his legs, leaning on his elbow. “Jiminy, that’s a tough one. I have a private cave on some property that belongs to my family that I visit once in a while to get away. It’s also been a hideout whenever I’ve needed it. Perhaps it’s not comfortable for a female, but I could drag a mattress in there and cook her a meal over the fire. The stars are spectacular outside of the city, and once she tired of looking at the heavens, she could look into my eyes for the rest of the night.”
Dannika: “Do female Chitahs go into heat like cats?”
Logan: (Bursts out laughing and I immediately cover my face with my hands) “No, Miss Dark, I will answer this one.” After a few chuckles, Logan reaches around and pulls his hair out of the band, shaking it loose. “A female most definitely goes into heat, but only when it’s her time to mate and have young. It doesn’t come along often, but when it does, her body is primed to carry young. I don’t know anything about pet cats, but it’s one of the most exquisite scents that a female can carry.”
Dannika: “Is it painful for her?”
Logan: (He runs his tongue across his lower lip before biting it) “Mild discomfort, like muscle cramps. Her skin changes over to her unique patterns, and it’s all very brief. Some will last a few days, while for others, only a few hours.”
Dannika: “A reader wants to know if you’ll marry them.”
Logan: (Stands up and stretches his long legs) “Chitahs don’t marry—we mate.”
Dannika: I watch him pace to the window and lift the shutter, catching a glimpse of the sun lowering beneath the rooftops. “Would you risk everything for love, even your life?”
Logan: (Sighs deeply) “If you love someone enough, you’ll sacrifice everything, even if it means losing them. Your life is all you truly have to give.”
Dannika: “One last question: What’s your favorite part of a woman’s body?”
Logan: (Strolls across the room and stands directly over me, looking down his nose. Okay, I admit it, I’m flustered) “I can only choose one?” (He cocks his head to the side, a strand of hair falling in front of his face)
Dannika: “Just one.”
Logan bends over and places his warm hand across my chest. “Her heart.”
I’d like to thank Logan for taking the time to fly out for a personal interview. It’s been great getting to know a little bit more about the man behind the books!
There is a tour-wide giveaway going on…
Up for grabs:
1 Box Set of The Mageri Series (Sterling, Twist, & Impulse)
Book Cover Cards (4x7) (Sterling & Twist)
Set of Key chains (double sided)
Car Charm (double sided)
Surprise Gift from Justus himself.
Make sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found below as well as on Dannika’s blog and the tour host’s blog, Viviana, Enchantress of Books:
Monday, November 12, 2012 - Blog Launch:
Dannika Dark’s Blog
Tuesday, November 13, 2012:
Talk Supe Blog
Wednesday, November 14, 2012:
Mad Hatter Reads
Thursday, November 15, 2012:
Pimp in Reads
Friday, November 16, 2012:
Saturday, November 17, 2012:
Romancing The Dark Side
Sunday, November 18, 2012:
Delphina Reads Too Much
Monday, November 19, 2012:
Claire’s Book Corner
Wednesday, November 21, 2012:
Addicted 2 Heroines
Thursday, November 22, 2012:
Viviana, Enchantress of Books
Saturday, November 24, 2012:
The Reading Cafe
Monday, November 26, 2012:
Tuesday, November 27, 2012:
Books & Kisses
Wednesday, November 28, 2012:
Friday, November 30, 2012:
Saturday, December 1, 2012:
Vamp and Stuff
Sunday, December 2, 2012:
Reading Between the Wines Book Club
Monday, December 3, 2012:
Tuesday, December 4, 2012:
I’m a Book Shark
Wednesday, December 5, 2012:
Thursday, December 6, 2012:
Book Savvy Babe
Friday, December 7, 2012:
Cocktails and Books
Saturday, December 8, 2012:
Literal Addiction and Book Monster Reviews
Sunday, December 9, 2012:
Bookish Babble with Michelle
Monday, December 10, 2012:
The Consummate Reader
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - Blog Tour Closing -
Dannika Dark’s Blog