CUPCAKES AND BOOKS Scavenger Hunt 2016

It's a super-sweet scavenger hunt from Night Owl Reviews 
(and I get to be one of the sponsors! WOOT!)


GRAND PRIZE - $100 Amazon Gift Card

The fun begins on June 16!

Easy-Peasy to Enter!

As a reader, you'll visit various Authors' pages on Night Owl's website, and find a hidden cupcake. On the entry form, you fill in the word located on the cupcake graphic.

Along the way, you'll also discover some great books!

"WHO'S YOUR HERO?" GIVEAWAY HOP - Dani Harper's Page

Welcome to the Hop, and many thanks to Herding Cats and Burning Soup for hosting it.

As a fantasy and romance author, I fall a little in love with each one of my heroes. It’s not a conscious or deliberate thing – it just happens, at least if I've done my job right, LOL. 

I feel like I know them, and I've definitely become close to them. I root for them, boo when bad things happen to them, and cheer loudly when they win. 

And after the book is finished, it takes me a long time to get into a new project with new characters. Yup, it's true – I suffer from PHL – Post-Hero-Letdown.

One of My Favorite Heroes 

Oh how I missed shapeshifter Connor Macleod after I finished writing Changeling Moon! After all, I'd gotten to know how he thought, how he felt, how he moved and what he would likely do in any given situation. It’s no wonder that he naturally reappeared in Changeling Dream when his brother, James, needed a hand. And both brothers made their presence known in the third book, Changeling Dawn

Yet both were eclipsed by the unexpected hero of the third story in the series. It began like this, with the youngest sister of Connor and James.......

Kenzie Macleod belongs to a long-lived family of Changelings who can turn into wolves at will. They were forced to leave Scotland when wolves were being exterminated there, and those terrible times have left her with a serious distrust of humans....

That’s as far as I got when up popped Josh Talarkoteen. I’m used to it – many of my characters, including the entire Macleod clan, simply walk into my brain anytime they feel like it and start talking to me. But this guy was something new. Oh sure, I got his resume loud and clear – tall, handsome, wildlife expert, Air Force veteran, member of the Tahltan tribe – but it was the fact that he was 100% human that caught me off guard.

“I want in on your new book,” Josh said. “I want a chance with Kenzie.”

I blinked. “I’m not sure that would work. You’re not a werewolf.”

“Your Changeling world has plenty of mixed couples.”

“Yeah, but so far the humans have been women.”

“What difference does that make? They sure didn’t need any super powers in your stories – those women are strong and smart and more than a match for the werewolf men,” he said. “So why not give a regular guy a chance with a Changeling gal?”

“Look, I admit that you’re great-looking, but isn’t it going to be tough to impress a woman who can turn into a wolf? I mean, how do you compete with that?”

“You mean the fact that she’s faster, stronger and can leap tall humans in a single bound?” Josh laughed out loud. “So what? No hero worth his salt would be threatened by that. And besides, I’m looking to win her heart, not throw down with her in a cage fight.” 

I did a quick mental inventory of the books on my keeper shelf – and realized that there were a few heroes I loved who were not the magically-endowed half of the couple. I’d just never written about that situation before. So Josh got his chance in CHANGELING DAWN, and I couldn’t be happier. He proved to be one determined man, and everything a hero should be.

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Don't forget to visit any or all of the participating blogs --- there's a GIVEAWAY to enter at every site!

Dani Harper's GRIM SERIES on sale this month!

It's Amazon's April Romance Deal!

This is your chance to get paperback copies of
STORM WARRIORSTORM BOUND, or STORM WARNED from my Grim Series at sale prices! 
There are other great books to browse too!

Here's the link to the April Romance Deal Page:

Spring Fling Giveaway Hop - Dani Harper's page
Spring has sprung and love is in the air! I've been asked to share some of my favorite romantic reads for this blog hop, which sounded like a lot of fun --- until I realized how hard it was to narrow down the list!

There are SO many fabulous books out there. I have a number of favorites on my Keeper Shelf that I reread like comfort food for my brain. Plus I have a towering TBR pile beside my bed that threatens to fall over and crush me in my sleep. Between those extremes, I have many, many stories that I've enjoyed, and whole bunch of "auto-buys" as well.
After much deliberation, I settled on the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. This is a sweeping epic of what happens when the walls between the faerie realm and the human world come down. Not a light read --- and the Fae are revealed in their full horror. I'm currently reading Book 6, "Iced", but I just ordered Book 7, "Burned"!

So naturally my personal giveaway had to include one of the Fever series books, as well as one of my own! Check it out on my Rafflecopter below.

Don't forget, there’s a giveaway at EVERY blog so be sure to visit them all! You'll also get to see what books have us in a swoon this month. The "Linky List" -- a directory to all the participants in the hop -- appears at the bottom of this post.

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