Looking for Book Bloggers!

My new book under my pen name Lyra Thorsson is coming out soon! In celebration, I am hosting a blog tour through OverView Media from Feb 4-11th! If you are a book blogger and are wanting to join, please email me at danihootsauthor (at) gmail (dot) com! Here are details about the book:

A debut sci-fi novel by Lyra Thorsson that has the grittiness of Jessica Jones, but the humor of Firefly. 
All Rebecca wants in life is to sail through space in her ship—is that too much to ask? The moment she lays eyes on her old military buddy Jonathan, Rebecca knew there was no running away from her duties. With her best friend, sometimes with benefits, Nik, she desired to return home to the Nreff Nation, one of the four government powers of the systems, to serve on one last mission. 
However, the problem with returning is that they all are wanted for treason. It wasn’t their fault, however, as they had been framed by their old admiral, Sebastien Wilde. Fortunately, succeeding in this mission might give them a clean slate, as they are to find evidence of Wilde’s involvement in the illegal human experimentation ring that goes against the Treaty Of World Equality and Rights (T.O.W.E.R.). 
Rebecca and Nik agree to the mission, hoping to earn a more peaceful life, however Rebecca hides a dark secret: she was once closer to Sebastien than any of them ever realized, and the evidence incriminating him might also implicate her. 
Now Rebecca has a choice: turn her back on her comrades and run for her life, or face her sins in order to prevent an all-out war. 
*This novel contains sexual content, violence, drug abuse, and mental, sexual, and physical abuse.

If you aren’t a book blogger, but are interested in preordering, the link is below!


Jan 2018 Update

Hello everyone!

Time flies when you are in school, yet at the same time it moves very, very slow. If you didn’t know, I have gone back to school to study Herbal Science. This pushed back a lot of my writing time but I have finally figured out my schedule and have a new, updated list of when things will be coming out 🙂

On top of this list, this year I will be creating audiobooks for some of my titles, so stay tuned for that fun adventure. I will also be posting more, probably weekly to bi-weekly, and it will include a monthly summary of books I’ve reviewed, anime, manga, shows, etc; some mythology research, history research, and probably random things that tie into books somehow.

Thanks for reading,



Daughter of Hades

Engaged ~ March 2018

Entangled ~ Summer 2018

Enchanted ~ Fall 2018

Sanshlian Series

The Return ~ May 2018

A World of Vampires

Draugr ~ February 2018

Yara-Ma-Yha-Who ~ April 2018

A World of Vampies: Volume 3 ~ May 2018

Resurrected ~ Winter 2018

Wonderland Chronicles

Stranded in Wonderland ~ Late Winter 2018

TITLE TBD (3) ~ Spring 2019

TITLE TBD (3) ~ Summer/Fall 2019

Hel’s Labyrinth

Volume 2 ~ Fall 2018


Endangered Cover Reveal


Endangered (Daughter of Hades #1)
by Dani Hoots

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Release Date: May 13th 2016

I proud to reveal my cover for Endangered (Daughter of Hades #1)! I am so excited to release this book to you all in less than two months! Please add it to your Goodreads “want to read” list! The preorder will be available in the next couple of weeks, so keep an eye out for that!

Summary from Goodreads:

Chrys has been in the Underworld for thousands of years, hidden away by her father, Hades, from all of the other gods. He’s afraid that if someone finds out about her, they will destroy her because of the dichotomous power that she holds, the power of life and death. So she has remained in the Palace of Hades all her life, making very few friends and always bored out of her mind.

Huntley would have never guessed that after he died he would wake up with a beautiful girl standing over him. And that she would be the Dark Lord of the Underworld’s daughter. Yet, for some reason, she keeps him around as her tutor, as if he knows anything about the world. But Huntley knows that all she really wants is a friend; being trapped in the Underworld can get pretty lonely.

That is, until Chrys decides she wants to run away to the human world after a big fight with her mother Persephone. Chrys claims her father is just over reacting and that nothing bad will come of it. There’s no way that the gods will notice she’s there for only a couple of days…right?

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About the Author

Dani Hoots is a science fiction, fantasy, romance, and young adult author who loves anything with a story. She has a B.S. in Anthropology, a Masters of Urban and Environmental Planning, and is currently in the Your Novel Year Program through Arizona State University.

Currently she is working on a YA urban fantasy series called Daughter of Hades, a historic fantasy vampire series called A World of Vampires, and a YA sci-fi series called Sanshlian Series.

Her hobbies include reading, watching anime, cooking, studying different languages, wire walking, tinkering with her violin and concertina, and volunteering at the library. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two cats.

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2016 ~ What’s to come?

Hi everyone!

I wanted to update everyone as to what the new year will bring! I have a lot of projects I’m currently developing and I can’t wait to share them with you!

A World of Vampires:

I will be finishing up the last three novellas here soon with the third volume paperback available in the spring.


I will be writing an adventure with most of the vampires in a modern day setting! It’s going to be like an avengers get together where they have to defeat some sort of evil? Who’s gonna be the villain? Well, you will have to find out! Also, there will be extra stories about our vampires in the back of this novel so stay tuned for that! It is scheduled to publish in the fall of 2016.

My Broken Heart:

The last three short stories are currently being written and the paperback collection should also be available in the spring.

Sanshlian Series:

The Journey is currently at the publishers being edited with a spring release. I am also planning on working on the third, and last, book in the series that should be published in the fall/winter. There will also be two preludes for 2017.

Hel’s Labyrinth

At Antik Comics, Ari and I are working hard on finishing up our graphic novel for our kickstarter. We are aiming for a kickstarter in the spring so do check back here in March! We are planning on two graphic novels for the series.


Daughter of Hades (series name not set in stone):

Get ready for a new series! This series is about Chrys who is the unknown daughter of Hades and Persephone. Her parents have been hiding her in the underworld, not wanting any other god/dess (mainly Zeus) to find out about her as she has the power to control life and death. However, Chrys is sick of living in the underworld and wants to know what Earth is like, what being a teen is like. She takes her tutor, a teen who was her tutor on recent history and modern age, and they sneak to earth and enroll in a high school where Chrys tries to learn what being human is like. However, little does she know that god/desses have spies everywhere and it isn’t long until some figures out what’s going on.

This is scheduled for a late spring release and the second one for a winter release as well.

Tales as Old as Time (series name not set in stone):

I will (hopefully) be releasing one remake of a fairy tale legend a year. Each book in the series will be independent. The first one will be based of Little Red Riding Hood. Details to come! Little Red Riding Hood (Title TBD) will be released in summer 2016.

Pitching to agents!

I will also be pitching some of my books that I have finished, currently working on, and ones to start next year. I’m very excited about some of my new ones I am working on and hope that it will get picked up. Wish me luck as I do so!


Be sure to check out this blog and my website www.danihoots.com and www.antikcomics.com for all my published works!

Have a great New Year!


A New Year – 2015

Happy New Year Everyone!

Well it has been a crazy 2014! Between Masters, getting into a writing program that I am looking greatly forward to, traveling across the US (and Britain), publishing a few novellas, and working on publishing a novel. This year was really a blessing and I couldn’t have done without my friends and family! Thanks a bunch!

Next year is going to be great as well, as more novellas and novel(s?) will be coming out as well. Below is a tentative list of when everything will be coming out. I will be going to conventions and book fairs in the Arizona, Oregon, and Washington area, which is listed below as well. I can’t wait to start my writing program, finish up my masters program, get my herbal certificate (yea!), learn violin, and learn German! It’s gonna be another great year I hope with many more adventures to come!

Publication list:

    • March-Hanami(My Broken Heart #1)
    • » April-The Quest(Sanshlian Series #1 with Hear Me Roar Publishing), Lilith(A World of Vampires #6)
    • » May-Peuchen(A World of Vampires #7), Klopf(Free Download)), Last Summer(My Broken Heart #2)
    • » June-Styzga(A World of Vampires #8
    • » July-A World of Vampires Volume 2 Paperback
    • » August-Empusa(A World of Vampires #9)
    • » September-Soucouyant(A World of Vampires #10), Hel’s Labyrinth(AnTik Comics, a comic with Anthill Studios #1), Young Adult Mystery(Still in works #1)
    • » October-Draugr(A World of Vampires #11)
    • » November-Ruber Mortem(A World of Vampires #12)
    • » December-A World of Vampires Volume 3 Paperback, Young Adult Mystery(Still in works #2)

Convention list:

Sneak peek for the future #1

Hi all!


I wanted to let you know what is scheduled to come out in the next few months on Amazon(all tentative):

May-Damon Salvatore: Life After Lost #3

June-Damon Salvatore: Life After Lost #4

July-Damon Salvatore: Life After Lost #5, A Falling Starr Trilogy: Forgotten

September-A Falling Starr Trilogy: Found, A World of Vampires #1

October-A World of Vampires #2

November-A World of Vampires #3

December-A Falling Starr Trilogy: Free, A Falling Starr Trilogy: Complete Paperback Edition, A World of Vampires #4, A World of Vampires #1-4 Paperback Edition


Along with these stories I will be posting artwork, downloadable murder mystery parties, and new photography on my etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/UrbanWriter13


Thanks for following and I look forward in creating these works for you all to enjoy!