ACE OF HARTS
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When you’re given a difficult choice.
How do you decide?
After traumatic circumstances drag her away from a life she was used to, Emily Reid packs up her small
town life and moves to New York City to start again. Leaving behind a past that brought her unbearable
pain, she pushes through to make her teenage dreams a reality.
After three weeks of being in the Big Apple, she lands her dream job. The one she’s wanted since she
finished her studies and received her degree. She needs to prove herself, she needs to show her
demanding, perfectionist boss that she is the girl for the job.
Triston Hart is a man with a dark past, he doesn’t believe in love. Giving it or receiving it. When a young
woman walks into his office he is startled by her. The confidence, beauty and absolute determination in
her personality tugs at him.
Emily finds her challenge when her boss and a handsome stranger sweep her off her feet. The feelings
grow, but how is she supposed to choose? Her life seems to be spiralling out of control when her past
catches up to her, it shakes her to the core.
Will her past destroy her future?
Or will her Ace of Harts win her hand?
The following story contains mature themes, strong language, and sexual situations.
It is intended for adult readers.
BROKEN BY DESIRE
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Secrets will destroy any chance at happiness.
Especially when they don’t want to stay in the past.
Cassandra Winters, torn, broken, and in need of change. At 27 she’s overcome a traumatic experience that
left her debilitated for two years. An opportunity presents itself that will allow her a second chance. This
sees her moving to the City of Angels. When Cassie arrives she is met with the amazing sights of
Hollywood and all that Los Angeles has to offer.
When a handsome green-eyed stranger elicit’s feelings from Cassie she buried long ago, she is
overwhelmed. Finding herself in something deeper than she could ever imagine possible. As long as her
dark secrets aren’t revealed, she will have a chance to move on.
Lucien Verán, rich, sexy, and domineering. This 30yr old playboy wants nothing more than a good hard
fuck. A one-night stand. He has everything money could possibly afford him. There isn’t time for love in his
life. His heart is locked away. Nobody can come close to him again. Never again.
Until he comes face to face with a pair of chocolate brown eyes that will have him questioning his life, his
heart and his mind. But he has demons, that follow him everywhere he goes. His past is as dangerous as
his broken soul, nothing can bring light into his darkness. Or can it?
Will her secrets destroy their chance at happiness?
Or will his demons threaten everything they worked so hard to overcome?
Mature audiences only, this story covers a few darker themes and topics.
BETWEEN LOVE & FIRE
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Cerulean eyes pierce me.
A touch that scorches me.
Words that entice me.
With a reputation of the bad boy rock star,
I know he’s bad news.
He’s infuriating, persistent, and drop dead gorgeous.
The man that has women’s underwear dropping,
with a click of his fingers, has his sights set on one woman.
I need to keep my distance.
I need to fight the attraction.
Chestnut eyes lure me.
A smile that tempts me.
Words that bait me.
The innocence in her eyes is like a drug.
Her feisty personality is a turn on.
The more she pushes, the more I pull.
I don’t back down from a challenge.
To have her in my bed is what I want.
And I always get what I want. HER
I need to make her mine.
I need to make her see the real me.
SHATTERED BY LOVE
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The boy from the wrong side of town. The girl who stole his heart.
For five years, I’ve lived with my choice.
Pain. Regret. Heartache.
A shattered soul.
She was my salvation. My love. My world.
Until I let her walk away.
For five years, I’ve lived with my secret.
Hurt. Remorse. Sorrow.
A shattered soul.
He was my life. My love. My world.
Until he let me walk away.
Broken hearts, shattered by love.
Secrets. Deception. Lies.
Can shattered love be mended?
Meet the Author
I am an indie author and freelance graphic designer. I started focusing on writing in January 2015 and after a few fan fiction stories, I decided to publish Ace of Harts it was my first full length novella. On a daily basis I have a few hundred characters, storylines, and ideas floating around in my mind. If I am not on Pinterest or Instagram looking for my next muse, you can find me on Twitter or Facebook. So head on over, I love meeting new readers and authors.
When I am in the cave, I am happiest. If you can’t find me sitting behind my trusty MacBook writing about hot alpha males, I am probably drinking coffee at a coffee shop, or wine tasting one of the few hundred wine farms in my home city of Cape Town, in South Africa.
I have an addiction to reading (who doesn’t?), TV series, music, tattoos, chocolate, and ice cream. I am constantly looking for a new book to get lost in and new book boyfriend to fall in love with. My favorite authors include – M Never, K Webster, KL Kreig, Meghan March, and that’s just to name a few!
Much love xo
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Interview with Dani René
1. When and why did you begin writing?
I’ve always wanted to write, but never really sat down and did it. I was always too scared. I guess I still am, but I’m matured now and I feel that my books aren’t for everyone, and that’s okay. I started seriously putting pen to paper in December 2014. I was inspired by a man who taught me to fight for my dreams and I wrote my first fan fiction story on Wattpad. It all spiralled from there into this incredible journey and if I look back on it now, I am so happy I did it.
2. When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I don’t really consider myself a writer, even now that I’m hitting publish on my fourth book, I still feel like a newbie. Yes, I call myself and author, but I have years to go to live up to that title. I consider myself a baby compared to where I want to be. Maybe one day when I’m all grown up I’ll call myself a writer. lol
3. Do you plot out your books on paper? Or seat of your pants?
I am a panster! Definitely. I have however planned a couple of my series that’s coming up in the next few months. I find if I plan too much I feel stifled. So I make notes, and do research which I write down, but I generally leave the storyline open for my characters to tell me what happens.
4. Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
There are some very personal aspects in my books. I don’t make mention of them, but I write from experience.
5. What books have most influenced your life?
I used to love reading crime novels, like James Patterson and Val McDermid. I don’t really have one book that influenced my life, but I have many books that influenced certain aspects of life, and since my younger years, my reading genre’s have changed a lot.
6. If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
I have two, and you can’t make me choose – K Webster and M Never.
7. What book are you reading now?
Haha, I tend to read multiple books. I’m finishing up the Indebted series by Pepper Winters, and I’m also reading a couple of ARCs for the blog I work on. I’ve just finished Stripped Down by Emma Hart, and Disclaim by Pam Godwin.
8. What are your current projects?
I am working on a novella series which will be published by December, then I have the third book of my Backstage Series, which is the last in that series. There is constantly something I’m working on, but the other projects are secret for now.
9. Do you see writing as a career?
Yes, I do. I’m working towards it as a career where I would be able to do it full time.
10. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in writing?
I find shutting characters up while trying to finish my current WIP. I guess it’s a good thing they’re chatty, but when you’re on a deadline all you need is to finish what you’re working on.
11. Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Wow, that’s difficult. Really difficult. I have a few. Firstly, M Never, she’s one of the first authors I read and she is someone I look up to. Her writing is incredible, her stories and characters pull you in and keep you in their grip even after you’ve finished the book. Another author I really love is K Webster. She’s got a wicked mind and she definitely pushes the limits. They’re both incredible in their own right, and I definitely look up to both of them.
12. Do you have any advice for other writers?
Don’t be afraid of taking the chance. Don’t read reviews. Don’t believe when people tell you that you’re not good enough, we all start somewhere. Work hard, focus, and don’t be scared of what your characters tell you, just sit down and write. If you’re feeling like writer’s block is attacking, then take pen to paper, don’t plan, just write, it opens the mind to new and interesting things. Listen to your instinct, if you’re not feeling a story, then move on, you’ll come back to it later. Never force a story, let it flow naturally. And do your research! If you’re going the indie route, then you need to know what you’re getting into, do not hit that publish button just to publish a book.
13. Which of your books do you like the most?
That’s like asking a mother to choose which is her favourite child! LOL. If I was forced to choose, I would have to say Ace of Harts. It’s my debut and I suppose it will always hold a special place in my heart.
14. Do you get nervous when you publish a book?
Oh god yeah! It’s the most nerve-wracking experience of my life.
Sushi and Pizza, preferably not together lol
Favorite time of day?
Night time, like 10pm, that’s when I normally write
What do you do to relax?
Read, or I binge tv series.
Black, although I also love blues and purples. NO pastels though.
Cats or dogs?
Favorite music genre?
This is difficult because I love music, but I’d have to go for rock.
What questions would you like to ask your readers?
What would be the first thing you would say to me if we met?
Of all my alpha’s which is your fave and why?