(Seven Series, Book #4)
By Dannika Dark
Ivy believes every life must have balance, and during the past year, she’s found harmony living with the Weston pack. When an evil spirit from her past threatens her wolf, it sets off a chain reaction of events that alters the course of her destiny.
Lorenzo Church is a powerful, wealthy Packmaster who rules his pack through intimidation and order. He has vowed to never love a woman because love can destroy an empire. But chaos is fast approaching in the form of a Shifter named Ivy—a Native American, like him, who has invaded his dreams since the moment they met. She is spirited, wise, and unattainable.
In an unexpected turn of events, Ivy must choose whether or not to let go of the one person she has always loved. Lorenzo discovers the root of her courage but will never win her as his mate unless he learns to listen to his heart.
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About the Author
This is the segment where you learn a little more about who I am, so here's what I can tell you: I drink copious amounts of vitamin water placed precariously close to my laptop while writing. These are two healthy habits I have no intention of breaking. I'm a transplant living in the south, but I was born in the 70's to a military dad who moved us around the world.
When I'm not writing (which is all the time), I'm hunting down Indie music, watching movies, reading, eating Tex-Mex, discovering new ways to humiliate myself bowling, and burning up my laptop battery on the Internet. I have a relaxed, easy-going personality and don't like drama. I live with a cat who thinks she is a dog, or a goat (she eats plastic, so I'm not sure which).
Throughout my life, I've had insomnia. Counting sheep never worked and eventually I would imagine those sheep were the sole source of food after an apocalyptic battle where only thousands survived. I made up stories in a futile attempt to bore myself to sleep. The problem was, I got 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 - creating short stories, and then I discovered my love for poetry.
It's almost embarrassing how many spiral notebooks and stacks of paper I have of poetry and lyrics.
Another passion: digital art. I design all my book covers, marketing, and series art. I'm a very visual person and pursued photography as an avid hobby for many years.
I am not a YA author (I feel like I have to state this only because I've had a few people ask), but I think it's wonderful there are so many books available to teens in Urban Fantasy and Paranormal.
I am finally doing what I have always wanted to do: giving my characters a pulse through writing full time. I focus on adult urban fantasy romance, but I don't like labels and I enjoy blending genres to break out of the confines of predictability.
But it's what I love to do.
You can stalk, I mean find Dannika here:
Please welcome Seven Series author Dannika Dark to Diane’s Book Blog.
Thanks so much for having me! It’s a pleasure to be here.
What is your favorite part of the Seven Series?
I’d have to say the surprise twist I threw in “Four Days” for readers. What I love about writing the series as a whole is the challenge of taking two complicated people and creating a common bond between them.
How long did it take you to write FOUR DAYS?
Certainly not four days. :) I actually started this series with another set of characters and had to scrap that entirely because they weren’t ready, so it took longer than usual. Because of that detour, it took me about three months to get the first draft down since I had to start over.
If you were stranded on a desert island which of your characters do you want by your side?
In the Seven series, I’d have to say Reno Cole. I have no desire to be stranded on a mosquito-infested island, and he would be the man to get us out of there. Former military, no-nonsense kind of guy, he’s my guy. But during our stay, he’s also the kind of guy who would probably build me a hut and make it special.
What is your favorite book that you wrote?
Answering this is like choosing a favorite child. I put so much work and effort into each story and love them all equally. I do go through different phases where I’m feeling more warm fuzzies for one in particular, and sometimes it’s the most recent one I’m writing or published. Four Days is pretty up there for me because of a little magic I added to the storyline that was completely unexpected.
What's your favorite book-turned movie?
This is an obscure choice, but I’d say “The Green Mile.” It’s not my favorite book, nor my favorite movie, but I think that’s one of the few examples where a book came to life on film and stayed true to the original story. The characters were just as I’d envisioned them. Most readers know the movies are never as good as the books; things get left out, the actors aren’t right, or it just feels too different. Obviously Hollywood is looking for a blockbuster, and certain elements that make a book great don’t always translate to film, so I think that’s the first one that comes to mind only because it was a good interpretation. “In Cold Blood” might be my second choice. And “Silence of the Lambs,” which was an example of where I felt the movie actually added more to the characterization.
What is your typical day like?
I usually get up before dawn, make some bacon or fruit, and then start working right away. I try to get most of my daily word count in before 10 am when I’m in a writing cycle. Otherwise, I work on revisions and edits to get the bulk of the heavy work done before I run out of steam. My errands and lunch come at around 11-1pm. The afternoon is iffy since I sometimes have trouble focusing, so I tend to use those hours to work on cover design, marketing, social networking, and other misc. tasks. I usually begin my second round of writing/editing at around 3 pm and that continues through the evening. Working at home can be all-consuming, so I try to have scheduled breaks and find a stopping point at night so I can do something super important like watching “Vikings” reruns.
What do you prefer paperback, hardcover, or ebooks?
I love all for different reasons. Ebooks are convenient and something I can read anywhere. Paperbacks I enjoy because I like flipping to admire the cover design while reading. Hardbacks I don’t like as much only because of their weight. They make great doorstops and weapons, but sometimes the jacket’s slide off or I’ll drop the book on my face while I’m reading on the couch. Before ebooks came along, I think I only acquired them because I didn’t want to wait for my favorite books to come out in paperback, but they take up a lot of shelf space.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I cannot thank each one enough for the love and support they have given me over the last several years. It’s wonderful to be able to get immediate feedback from a reader who is excited about the latest release or wants to share pictures of people who remind them of characters. I’d like each one to know how much they are appreciated, and 2015 will be an exciting year for new releases!