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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Interview with Author Dani Harper and Giveaway


Today I would like to welcome to the blog author Dani Harper. Dani is the author of the Changeling series, a super hot series about the Macleod's, a family of shapeshifter wolves and their friends. Dani let me ask her some questions and I would love share them with you all, but first lets meet Dani.

Dani Harper is a newspaper editor turned paranormal author. There isn't anything she likes better than exploring the supernatural -- unless it's writing sizzling and suspenseful romance. Of course, all of her stories have at least one foot in the netherworld.

A Canadian who spent many years in northern Alberta, Dani now lives on an island in southeast Alaska! She and her husband operate a commercial fishing boat, and her stories are written on land or at sea, with the help of her executive secretary, Fiona the Pug.

Dani currently has a hot new shapeshifter series published by Kensington Brava. Look for Changeling Moon, Changeling Dream and Changeling Dawn wherever books are sold.

Places to find Dani:
Site | Blog | Facebook | Twitter |


First off, can you tell us a bit about you?
Hi, I’m Dani and I love to read and write about werewolves. And faeries. And ghosts. And pretty much anything supernatural. I spent most of my adult life in northern Canada and now I live on an island in Alaska. I’ve been a farmer and a fisherman, a newspaper editor and a magazine writer, but my favorite occupation is what I’m doing now: writing paranormal novels! I’m grateful for the love and support of my husband and four daughters in this endeavor, and the assistance of my two pugs.

Did you always want to be a writer?
Always, always, always. I loved books before I knew how to read and I knew I wanted to be the person who made up the stories.

What kind of writer are you? Pantster or Plotter?
Both. I always start off as a plotter, then the characters disagree. They have their own ideas about what should happen – and usually don’t share in advance. We argue a lot. It usually ends with them taking off in a completely different direction, leaving me trying to catch up.

Why paranormal? What about this genre pulls you in?
I think it’s a rogue gene. I’ve been more excited about Halloween than Christmas my whole life, and naturally drawn to anything that goes bump in the night. I was a dedicated Stephen King fan before I discovered paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Once I did, I was totally hooked. I love the concept that anything can happen, that there is much more to the world than we know, that mythical creatures could be living right here among us!

Where do your ideas come from?
I wish I knew! Usually it’s a case of suddenly “hearing” a conversation between two characters. I can always “see” the characters in my mind, and even know their names! As far as the plot goes, I rely on the characters to tell me what’s going on. This can be frustrating at times if they’re not telling…

A la Twitter style, describe your newest book, Changeling Dawn, in 140 characters or less.
Never judge a man by his species. Love, danger and archeology combine as human Josh and werewolf Kenzie work to rescue a shapeshifter child.

Out of any of your books, which one would you like to be a character in? And why?
I’d love to be part of my Changeling series and have the ability to turn into a wolf at will. I like the characters, naturally, and I’d love to be friends with them in real life; I’d like to be part of the Pack too. I admire the sense of belonging, and the love and loyalty between the characters.

What are your favorite kinds of stories to read?
Paranormal romance and urban fantasy, horror (I LOVE monster stories) and science fiction.

Do you have a favorite book and if so, what is it?
Omigosh, I could never have just one fav book! I have several favorite book SERIES. Karen Chance writes the Cassie Palmer series and also the Dorina Basarab series – they’re my “favorite favorites” right now! Adore the Mercy Thompson series and Alpha + Omega series by Patricia Briggs. JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood is also a must-buy for me. Kevin Hearne writes the incredible Iron Druid series, and I can’t read them fast enough! And then there’s the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher and the Night Huntress series (Cat and Bones) by Jeaniene Frost. The list goes on and on, but these are tops on my list.

Have you ever fallen for another author's hero? If so, who and why?
Oh yes! Bones from the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost really sets me to sighing. I think he reminds me of all that was good about Spike in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series – and I still think Buffy should have chosen him over Angel, hands down.

Human, Vampires, Demons, werewolves, witches or Shifters, which are your favorite and why?
Shapeshifters tend to be my favorite. I think it’s because that’s what I’d like to BE if I could. I’ve always adored animals and there’s much to admire about wolves. To see the world through their eyes would be incredible!

Describe the characteristics that make up your perfect hero.
Heroes are strong but it’s not their physical strength that’s admirable. I think real strength lies within, and it’s synonymous with integrity. It comes from keeping your word if it kills you. Real strength is taking responsibility for your actions. And being strong has to be balanced with compassion and fairness. A strong hero will stand up for himself and also protect others – he never starts a fight, but he’ll finish it!

So why are these inner qualities so vital to a hero? Easy. Readers might admire a hero’s good looks, but they’re going to lose interest if he hasn’t got any substance. Same with the heroine – there has to be a lot more to her than appearance. Speaking of which, real strength isn’t threatened by the strength of others; truly strong men LIKE strong women!

What are the scenes that are the hardest for you to write?
Sex scenes are the toughest, mostly because I need quiet, uninterrupted time to get into the right mindset. I can write anything else in the middle of Grand Central Station with Martians landing and fireworks going off, but I’m very easily distracted when I’m trying to write a sex scene.

If you could have dinner with any three book characters, who would you choose and why?
I would actually choose 3 characters from my own Changeling series. Birkie Peterson, who is a friend and mentor to most of my characters, tops the list. I’d love to swap gardening info with her, plus she’s a hoot to be around. Jessie Watson, the woman who leads the Changeling Pack, is extremely wise and I think I’d learn a lot from her. And Connor Macleod, the hero from the first book, Changeling Moon. A veterinarian, he’s much chattier than his brothers and I’d enjoy talking about animals with him.

What do you like to do in your free time?
Between writing and writing-related activities, I don’t have much free time. Hiking with my pugs is at the top of my “love to do” list, along with swimming – I adore the water! I can never get enough of gardening either. I like loom knitting, sewing and beadwork, as well as drawing and painting. I’d need a 48-hour day to be able to do all the things that I enjoy!

Favorite movie?
Can’t pick just one. I have fond feelings for superhero comics and graphic novels because I grew up reading those, and the kid in me loves to see them made into movies. Some of my favs are Hellboy, Thor, Ironman I and II, The Dark Knight, etc. I’m REALLY looking forward to the Avengers!

Favorite song?
Tough to choose because I like a LOT of songs. For now I’ll say anything by Pink, Bif Naked, Coldplay, Staind, Red Hot Chili Peppers or Our Lady Peace.

Favorite color?
I really connect with any shade of turquoise. I can live, eat and breathe that color! I feel my best when I’m wearing it. I painted my bedroom with it, and it’s now my favorite room in the house. Great energy!

Favorite food?
Anything from one of the four basic food groups: Coffee, Chocolate, Mexican and Chinese. Especially if somebody else makes it.

Last question, are you working on anything right now?
Definitely! I’m always working on something and usually several somethings! Right now my projects include the creation of a new Changeling trilogy as well as the continuation of the Macleod family Changeling series.


Changeling Series Book 1

He roams the moonlit wilderness, his every sense and instinct on high alert. Changeling wolf Connor Macleod and his Pack have never feared anything — until the night human Zoey Tyler barely escapes a rogue werewolf’s vicious attack.

As the full moon approaches, Zoey has no idea of the changes that are coming, and only Connor can show her what she is, and help her master the wildness inside. With her initiation into the Pack just days away and a terrifying predator on the loose, the tentative bonds of trust and tenderness are their only weapons against a force red in tooth, claw … and ultimate evil.

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Changeling Series Book 2

In times of stress Jillian Descharme has always found calm in her dream of a great white wolf with haunting blue eyes. But she is startled when the visions return and this time seem so real. Late at night he comes to her, speaks to her, touches her. It's almost as if he's alive...

Thirty years ago James Macleod lost his wife and unborn child to a killer bent on destroying the Changelings. Though he longed for death, his animal instinct fought for survival and James has been a wolf ever since. Yet now a woman has reawakened the man in him, taming wild instincts but arousing still wilder needs. With his ancient enemy hunting the legendary white wolf, James must fight for new life, new hope, new love.

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Changeling Series Book 3

RUN

Shadow and moonlight merge beneath her bare feet, the forest floor blurring as she flees the dogs and torches. Werewolf, monster -- those are the names given her kind by the humans who hate them.

HUNT
Kenzie Macleod has spent her whole life hiding what she is, and she’s not about to open up to any man, even one as powerfully attractive as wildlife expert Josh Talarkoteen. But legend says that a Changeling cannot escape the call of her true mate, even in the wilderness of backcountry Alaska.

MATE
An isolated archeological site, a terrified Changeling cub, a secretive research center -- as Kenzie and Josh face the ultimate betrayal, his obsidian eyes promise untold pleasure and hint at dark secrets of his own.

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**Giveaway**

Dani will be giving away a copy of Changeling Dawn + swag to 1 lucky person (International Shipping availble). So make sure to answer Dani's question-What books are you reading right now? And fill out the Rafflecopter form for your chance to win.

Good Luck =)


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139 comments :

  1. Born to Darkness by Suzanne Brockmann, Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson and Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep.

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    1. I've been meaning to try out - er, I mean READ - Brockman's sexy SEALS.

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  2. Hi Dani now I amresding frost bite by richelle mead, aretha_zhen@yahoo.com

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    1. I've heard that the Vampire Academy series is really good.

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  3. I'm currently reading Fever (Joan Swan) which is a romantic suspense (a subgenre I've never read before) & Anna Randol's A Secret in Her Kiss (Historical Romance). The cover is gorgeous! One of loveliest I've seen for some time.

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    1. Joan Swan is such a nice person -- I was just guest posting on her blog earlier this month. Caught sight of the cover of Fever there and nearly swooned! If the story matches the artwork, it's a winner!

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  4. Right now I am finishing up the Midnight Playground series by Eden Bradley. LOVE it!! I will probably finish it before bed today, if my insomnia lets me sleep, lol.

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    1. Sometimes I wish I had just a little bit of insomnia so I could read more books! But I'll bet it's tough to live with. Hope you finished the series.

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  5. Patricia Cornwell"s Red Mist, Jennifer Crusie's Bet Me and Charlene Sand's Five-Star Cowboy. This series has been on my wishlist for a while. Now, I'm going to have to change that. Thanks for the interview ,blurbs, and giveaway.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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    1. Cornwell is amazing - I really admire her. And I think Sands has a dynamite title in "Five-Star Cowboy". Makes me want to pick up the book!

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  6. I am reading An Unexpected Love by Claire Matthews. Would love to read Dani's books... they have such wonderful covers too!

    yadkny@hotmail.com

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    1. The cover gods were really good to me with my Changeling series. And I think the third one is the prettiest of all (probably because it's my favorite color, LOL)

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  7. I've actually spent the last few hours trying to decide what to read next. After finishing up with Obsidian (Jennifer L Armentrout) last night, I've wavered between Jeannine Frost and Kitty Norville book 2--so I ended up reading a naughty fairy tale today (The Wolves of Argonne by Kastil Eavenshade) whilst I decide. I've now opened up Marked by Elisabeth Naughton. I've not read anything of hers before so we'll see how it goes.

    Cool interview and thanks for the giveaway. :o)

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    1. I just discovered Jeaniene Frost this past year and fell head over heels for Bones, the hero of the Night Huntress series. Haven't heard of The Wolves of Argonne -- will have to check it out!

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  8. I absolutely LOVE SciFi Romance!!! One of my very favorite authors/series is Cheryl Brooks and The Catstar Chronicles. Wonderful author...wonderful books. I just finished reading Stud from that series. Only one more to go unless the publisher orders more (I hope...I hope!!). I'm pretty sure that I would like your series also and would love to win a copy of your book!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    1. Although I read a lot of sci-fi growing up, I've never tried a sci-fi romance --- sounds like I'm missing out! I'll have a look at Cheryl Brooks' stories.

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  9. Thanks for the great post and giveaway!

    Right now I'm reading Her Husband's harlot by Grace Callaway and Chosen by Sin by Virna Depaul.

    *hangshead* I have Changeling Moon and Changeling Dream in my TBR pile. They are pretty close to the top but I've had them for a while now. I was in a huuuge reading slump end of last year and while I got all these fantastic books, I hardly touched them. I don't know if it was the new year or my horror that I was missing so many good books that were buried in my TBR pile, but the reading slump is over!!!! I'm really looking forward to reading them :)

    Thanks again and have a fantastic day!

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    1. I have a towering TBR pile beside my bed that will probably crush me if it ever falls over! I find that I just can't fit in as much reading now as I used to -- life really gets in the way sometimes.

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  11. I'm reading Proof by Seduction by Courtney Milan and Hunger Games (Book 1)

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    1. I've heard so much about Hunger Games! I've got it loaded and ready on my Kindle.

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  12. Im reading Ecstasy Untamed by Pamela Palmer

    reginamayross@gmail.com

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    1. I've been wanting to read the Feral Warriors series -- I adore shapeshifters!

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  13. I'm reading Indulgence in Death by JD Robb and Lover Avenger by JR Ward.

    filiafantasy at gmail dot com

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    1. Love the BDB - and I was so glad that Rehvenge got his own story at last. As for JD Robb's series, Roarke is simply to die for!

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  14. I am currently reading Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh. I'm also planning on reading Play of Passion, Kiss of Snow (both by Nalini Singh), The Bodyguard (anthology), and Taming the Highland Bride by Lynsay Sands. I love to read! :3

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    1. I've got Kiss of Snow on my Kindle, waiting for me to get to it (I'm afraid that the TBR collection on the Kindle is getting as scary as the paperbacks stacked beside my bed!)

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  15. I am currently reading Wild Wild Death by Casey Daniels.... it is turnig out to be a fun book :)

    kristinaparmenter51(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Had to look this one up --- and I love the premise! It's been officially added to my TBR stack (is it a stack if it's on Kindle?)

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  16. I already own Changeling Dawn... So I am just stopping by to show some LOVE to Dani!!!!

    ♥ ♥
    Kelly
    Books-n-Kisses

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  17. Right now I'm catching up on J.D. Robb's In Death series - I've only got 2 to go! I'm also really, really looking forward to Patricia Briggs' Fair Game coming out in a few weeks. Like Dani, I LOVE the Alpha & Omega series!

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    1. I find the Alpha and Omega series to be quite different from the Mercedes Thompson books, even though there are crossover characters. There's a different feel to the story, and of course, Charles is an amazing and complex character.

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  18. Currently reading Night Magic by Jennifer Lyon & Miss Peregrine Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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  19. Just finished reading Angels of Darkness - love Nalini Singh and this series Would love to win a copy of changling dawn and I agree that Bones is truly hot! I love that series too!

    fingershankins@yahoo.com

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    1. I LOVE anthologies - that's how I discovered Christine Feehan and Patricia Briggs. Angels of Darkness looks intriguing!

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  20. I'm currently reading Forbidden Nights with a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks.

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    1. The premise of this book has really grabbed me - I'll have to download this one for sure!

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  21. I am currently reading Vampire Diaries Phanton by L.J. Smith but also will be starting Hell's Phoenix by Gracen Miller just released today!!

    joellaelbert@gmail.com

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    1. Hell's Phoenix looks like it has an interesting blend of mythology (which I love). I like Vampire Diaries on TV - are the books good?

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  22. I copied down every single book mentioned in this interview. Hello, Spring Break!

    I'm reading a whole mix of books, from Tennyson to Collins, Clare to Noel, and of course, some Dani Harper magic. :)

    Dani is AMAZING! Thank you for this interview!

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    1. That's my idea of an ideal vacation -- being able to read as much as I want to! Thanks for the compliments, really glad you enjoy my stories. :)

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  23. I am currently reading Fire by James Patterson!! Love the giveaway
    Thanks
    Amber

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    1. I've heard a lot about Patterson's Witch and Wizard series. It's on my list!

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  24. I am reading Leigh LaValle, Runaway Countess.

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    1. Hadn't heard of this one but LOVE the description. And I'm such a Robin Hood fan that I watched the Kevin Costner movie last night for the 85th time....

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  25. I am reading "Enemy Lover" by Karin Harlow. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Catchy title! Another new one for me, but I see there's a werewolf in it, so you KNOW I'll be checking it out!

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  26. Hi Dani :)
    LOVE yor Changeling series, the McLeods ROCK!
    Currently I'm reading Sweet Reward by Christy Reece, Night Games by Crystal Jordan, and A Warrior's Desire (the Esri)by Pamela Palmer (Already read Changeling Moon & Changeling Dream ;) )

    Mindy :)
    Birdsooong@aol.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Mindy! Night Games looks intriguing (who doesn't love elves after Legolas in Lord of the Rings?)

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  27. I just finished GAME OF THRONES by George R R Martin. It's brilliant.

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    1. I'm so glad that the new TV series has shone a light on these books and a whole new generation of readers can discover them. I love the Fire and Ice series (and yes, I'm partial to the Dire Wolves, LOL). A Dance With Dragons is in my TBR pile, inching to the top!

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  28. I'm reading An Affair Before Christmas by Eloisa James right now. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I don't read many historical romances but I like hers!

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  29. I just finished Zoe Archer's Devil's Kiss and I'm starting on Jeaniene Frost's First Drop of Crimson. I'm also reading Eloisa James' Winning the Wallflower on the Kindle app on my iPhone.

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    1. I have to ask - isn't it hard to read on an iPhone? I've always wondered because the screen is so little (of course, it's probably more a case of my eyes are so bad, LOL)

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  30. I am reading The Heir by Grace Burrowes.

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    1. Do you have a favorite time period when you read a historical romance?

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  31. I'm reading Celebrity in Death by J D Robb, I love this series!

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    1. (Excuse me, I just had to heave a deep *sigh* over Roarke.) I really like Eve too, and I think they're perfect for each other.

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  32. I'm currenty reading Caressed by Ice, by Nalini Singh

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    1. I so have to catch up -- I know I'm missing out on some great stories by Singh!

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  33. I love paranormal shifter stories. Right now I'm reading Lawe's Justice by Lora Leigh. Thanks for the chance.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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    1. I love them too, and it's so much fun to be able to write what I like to read! Leigh's Breeds series has me intrigued.

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  34. I'm currently reading "Just My Luck" by Gayle Koger and the "Ride 'em Hard" series by Stacey Espino.

    thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. enjoy the rest of your week.

    tammy ramey
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

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    1. Might have to try the sci-fi one! Had to look up the Ride Em Hard series --- looks sizzling!

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  35. I'm currently reading Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series - I'm on #15. Since my goal is to read more paranormal in 2012 this may be the series to go for.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

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    1. Stephanie Plum books are such classics and for good reason! I'll never forget the first time I picked one up ("she's a what?")

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    1. I didn't know about this book - thanks for bringing it to my attention! It sounds amazing!

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    1. I have the first one in this series on my Kindle, waiting, waiting.... I feel embarrassed that I haven't read Gena Showalter yet!

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  38. Hi Dani, I am reading Daughter of smoke and bone by Laine Taylor, loving it so far, I am working my way through my unread bookshelf, before I go and buy some more, only 7 left to go, I can't wait to read Changeling Dawn, I love the Changeling series, especially Connor, Yummy, Thank-you for the great interview and Giveaway and Thank-you for making it international x x
    julienewberry(at)btinternet(dot)com

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    1. Kudos to you! I can't imagine what it would be like to have just 7 left to read --- I don't have the discipline not to get more in the meantime! Glad you like my series (and I'm kind of fond of Connor myself, LOL)

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  39. In anticipation for the release of Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore, I am re-reading her previous books and I've just started Graceling.

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    1. Cashore is new to me, but I'm totally intrigued by the descriptions of her books!

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  40. i'm reading genevieve graham - under the same sky right now and will continue reading ashley march's book ;)

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    1. Omigosh - a wolf AND a highlander? I have to read Graham's book!

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  41. I'm reading Donna Grants novella-- Dangerous Magic-- paranormal historical romance. It's so good-- the third one in the series.

    I love your series Dani:)

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    1. Donna Grant does historical romance WELL! I picked this one up tonight for my Kindle - thanks for the inspiration!

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  42. Reading Awake at Dawn... Congrats on your new release!

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    1. Thanks May! I looked up Awake at Dawn and the story sounds really intriguing. :)

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  43. Right now I'm reading Cast in Secret by Michelle Sagara (Book 3 in the Chronicles of Elantra), next up are Eternal Kiss and Eternal Captive by Laura Wright.

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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    1. I've got Eternal Kiss in my TBR pile! Heard of the Chronicles of Elantra but haven't tried them yet.

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  44. Well I just literally finished Irish Moon. But have just started on Hell's Phoenix by Gracen Miller, Ghost Crown by J. Gabriel Gates and Anna Dressed in Blood. I like to have several options everywhere to read. Like on on my night stand, one in my car and one in my home office.

    Mary

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    1. Glad to hear that someone else reads like I do -- I have a book on the go everywhere I am. Glove box, night table, living room, kitchen, you name it... Somehow I manage to keep all the stories straight.

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  45. I'm reading A Modern Witch by Debora Geary - It's kind of PNR-lite with witches. I've been ready lots of dark UF recently so I needed a break. Also reading Witness In Death. I'm so glad Changeling Moon was on sale over Xmas. I picked it up and loved it and I'm really looking forward to the other two books (and of course, I love shifters).

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    1. Oooo, Witness in Death was a good one! Love that series (okay, really, I love ROARKE!)
      I'm so glad that you liked Changeling Moon!

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  46. I'm reading Desperate Betrayal by Hildie McQueen and The Guardian's Wildchild by Feather Stone now, and I think I'm going to pick up Spell Checked by C.G. Powell and Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James after. I CAN'T WAIT TO FINALLY START ON FREED!! Have you read it?? The entire series is so awesome that I have to read it when I'm done with all my other books so that I can read it one shot through. :P

    Thanks for this giveaway! I've read about the Changeling series quite some time ago, and have been wanting to read it ever since.

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    1. I've been hearing a lot about the Freed Trilogy and I've added it to my must buy list. The reviews are amazing!

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  47. I just finished the fantastic Dreams Of A Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole. Now I'm reading The Darkest Surrender by Gena Showalter.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Kresley Cole rocks. I have A Hunger Like No Other on my Keeper Shelf!

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  48. Now, I'm reading Delirium by Lauren Oliver^^

    thank's for amazing giveaway^^

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  49. Currently I'm reading "The Empress of the silk", of a french author, and sincerely I'm not enjoying the book so much.
    Anyway thank you for this awesome giveaway!
    xxx

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    1. My husband and I are both avid readers, but we disagree on what to do when we find ourselves in a book we're not enjoying. My hubby will plod on to the bitter end, determined to finish the story or die trying. I'll put the book in my giveaway bag and go on to something else. I feel life's too short to read a book I don't like!

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  50. I am reading Sparks by Laura Bickle. Very good book so far.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

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    1. I adore the cover of this book! I have it in my TBR pile -- glad to hear it's as good as it looks!

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  51. Right now I just read and finished The Rogue Pirate's Bride by Shana Galen and enjoyed it a lot! :-D

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Why are fictional pirates so darn sexy? I'm certain the real ones weren't! The description of this story sounds great.

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  52. i'm almost finished reading the secret sisterhood of heartbreakers by lynn weingarten, which is good and my next read is drowning instinct by ilsa j bick.
    thanks for the giveaway!!

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    1. Drowning Instinct looks very compelling. The Secret Sisterhood is new to me but I really like the premise!

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  53. Just finished a historical romance by Julia Quinn last night, called "Just Like Heaven", it was really good. Every once in a while I need a break from my paranormal fantasy's, and Historical romance is where I go, but waiting in the wings is the new Lara Adrian Book "Darker After Midnight" from her Breed series. I absolutely LOVE her!!!- and highly recommend you check her out if you haven't already.

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    1. I understand needing the break -- it's like "cleansing your palate" between courses at a gourmet restaurant. And Darker After Midnight is in my towering TBR pile. I'll make sure it moves up the stack a little faster, LOL!

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  54. I am currently reading Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series. I am reading book 16; One Silent Night. I am really enjoying this series! Book 15; Acheron, was my favorite of the series so far. Man that was a GREAT book!

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    1. I like a number of Sherrilyn Kenyon's books. I'm a bit slow and haven't made it as far as Acheron yet. I have that to look forward to!

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  55. I am currently in the middle of The Sounding.

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    1. Had to look this one up -- what an interesting premise! Kind of like Angels & Demons meets Supernatural. I'm going to add it to my list of books to check into further.

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    2. Really I wasnt prepared when I started it, but that sums up the general idea pretty well. Well written though Im enjoying it.

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  56. I'm currently reading Witch and Wizard #3 The Fire by James Patterson. I was a little worried about starting it cause around book 3/4 the Maximum Ride series started going really down hill so I'm half afraid that this series will also!

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    1. The Witch & Wizard series is on my TBR list, so it hadn't better go downhill before I get a chance to read it, LOL!

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  57. Just adore your wallpaper.
    I am reading two books now,
    Bedbugs written by Ben H. Winters and
    on my Kindle - Cami Miron Skiba,
    A World Apart. Would recommend them
    both for a all around good reads.
    thanks for the great book hop and a chance
    to score, snag, some sweet swag.
    Like the comment from Dani Harper about
    where she has her books, I can relate.
    WTG on her writing skills. Her books sounds
    interesting and the type of book that I would
    Like to read. thanks. dayleb at telus dot net
    Hey, she is a fellow Canuck too, SCORE.

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    1. Thanks for making me aware of "A World Apart" - it's going on my list. Bedbugs sounds like a great horror story but too creepy for me - I'd get "the willies" so bad, I'd never sit still again!

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  58. Funny thing, I actually just finished Changling Moon and loved it. I do need to get #2 and #3 now. I'm currently reading What a Goddess Wants by Stephanie Julian, only a couple pages into it. After that I think I'll hit one of my Vampire books, it's been awhile.
    Thank you so much,
    Sebrina

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    1. What a Goddess Wants sounds really good - thanks for making me aware of it. And I'm happy that you liked Changeling Moon. :)

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  59. I just won a copy of Soul Screamers so I'm reading that right now. I've only made it a couple of pages in but it looks like it's going to be good. :)

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  60. I'd heard about this author's shapeshifter series but not this one. I was very surprised to see it's about a banshee! That's got the Irish in me highly curious. Will have to try it out!

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  61. I just finished a historical book and now reading a romantic suspense by Karen Robards. I think a paranormal story is next up =)

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    1. I have a couple of Robards books on my shelf, and more in my TBR pile.

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  62. I'm currently reading A Certain Wolfish Charm by Lydia Dare (a duke werewolf is a dream come true!) and After the Snow by SD Crockett (this one is rough going; the narrator talks like this 'aint been good day'.
    Thanks for a fabulous giveaway!

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    1. Oooooo - I immediately added Wolfish Charm to my TBR!

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  63. I'm currently reading Emma by Jane Austen, Forever by Maggie Stiefvater and A Game of Thrones by Martin, George R.R.

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    1. Great to see someone who reads like I do, with more than one book on the go!

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  64. I'm going to start on Die for Me by Amy Plum and I've just read Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare :)

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    1. I've heard a lot about both of these books. The Infernal Devices Trilogy is already on my TBR list.

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  65. I am reading In the Service of the King by Laura Kaye.

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    1. It's on my Kindle, waiting for me! It just looked so good....

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  66. I'm reading SERPENT'S KISS by Thea Harrison at the moment. Thank you for the giveaway.
    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. This is one I haven't heard of, but I really like the sound of it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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  67. Hi Dani!

    I'm reading Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins and it's a great cheer-up book. I'm glad I started reading it. :)

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  68. Just finished The Rift Walker (book 2 in the Vampire Empire by Susan and Clay Griffith) Very fabulous!!!!

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    1. Glad to hear the Vampire Empire is good. I've got the Greyfriar in my TBR pile!

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  69. I'm finish reading Tempt me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas and then i'll start with Married by Morning. I'm in a romance mood! sigh :)

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    1. ileana on Rafflecopter! :)

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    2. Lisa Kleypas is a new-to-me author. I noticed she's partnered with Under the Covers in a blog hop (http://underthecoversbookblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/corsets-kisses-and-kleypas-blog-hop.html)

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  70. I'm reading Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Finally! The whole Hunger Games trilogy is amazing, and yes, I'm a little late reading it but i really hope it ends well. Thanks!

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    1. I've got the Hunger Games loaded on my Kindle, but haven't got to it yet. Sigh --- so many great books, so little time!

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