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.

And…..

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.

THE NEW 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!

Dani

Release Announcement #23: Soucouyant

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The ninth installment to A World of Vampires is now available!

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Renee loved living in the Caribbean on the island of Tobago, but as luck would have it her parents want to move back to France where ‘she become a proper lady’. It was the early 1700s and Renee knew that being a girl she had practically no say in her future, that is until pirates attack Tobago and she gets swept into the world of the soucouyant. Will she finally be free of the chains she saw herself bearing? Or will she have to serve a new master, one more deadly than society norms?

*All A World of Vampires Novellas are independent and do not need to be read in order.

Now available on Kindle here.

Release Announcement #21: A World of Vampires Volume 2

The second paperback collection of A World of Vampires is now available!

Vampires around the world are coming forth to remind humans they are not romantic fantasies to be sought, nor are they souls that can be redeemed. These are the stories they must tell.

This is the collection of novellas 5-8 of A World of Vampires Series: Asanbosam, Lilith, Peuchen, and Aufhocker.

Asanbosam: It’s the 1930s and Maryanne is accompanying her Oxford research professor to the Akan Empire to do anthropology field research, but little did she know the consequences of stepping into the jungle at night.

Lilith: Robin Bennet has joined the King’s Crusade to reclaim the Holy Land in 1191 and forget his past, that is until he runs into an old legend from the dawn of time, a legend filled with more darkness than he could ever imagine.

Peuchen: Apachita was once a powerful machi in the 1500s, that was until the strangers crossed the ocean and came into her land and she must decide at what lengths she will go to save her people.

Aufhocker: The Berlin Wall is up and Ade must choose between staying in East Berlin in 1965 with his mother, or taking a position with Herr Schmidt, an old family friend, as an apprentice tailor in order to be able to support his family. However, he finds that maybe this opportunity was just a little too good to be true.

Available on Antik Comics (signed), Amazon, and Barnes&Noble

Release Announcement #20: Aufhocker

The eight novella of A World of Vampires is now available!

Ade had to choose between staying in East Berlin with his mother, or taking a position with Herr Schmidt, an old family friend, as an apprentice tailor in order to be able to support his family. Being the year 1965, he choose the latter, but of course he would jump the wall any chance got in order to see him other and sister. However, what if the opportunity was just a little too good to be true and Ade finds out the true reason he is wanted as an apprentice?

All A World of Vampires novellas are independent and can be read in any order.

Available on Kindle and Nook

Release Announcement #19: Peuchen

The seventh novella of A World of Vampires is now available!

Apachita was once a powerful machi in the 1500s, that was until the strangers crossed the ocean and came into her land. What lengths will she go to save her people? Will she trust the spirits she always believed in, or will she turn her back on them and ask the help of the creatures of the dark?

All A World of Vampires novellas are independent and can be read in any order.

Available on Kindle and Nook

Release announcement #17: Lilith

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he sixth novella of A World of Vampires is now available!

Vampires around the world are coming forth to remind humans they are not romantic fantasies to be sought, nor are they souls that can be redeemed. These are the stories they must tell.

Robin Bennet has faced so many tragedies throughout his life, losing his parents, his brothers, and even his friends at such a young age, he knew the only thing for him to do was join the King’s Crusade and reclaim the Holy Land. That way he could die without such a dark shadow cast over himself. Until he runs into an old legend from the dawn of time, a legend filled with more darkness than he could ever imagine. Can Robin defeat this evil, or will he succumb to it just as every other man has done?

This novella is independent. None of the A World of Vampire Series need to be read in order.

Available on Amazon here.

Available on Barnes & Noble here.

Release announcement #15: Asanbosam

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The fifth novella of A World of Vampires is now available!

Vampires around the world are coming forth to remind humans they are not romantic fantasies to be sought, nor are they souls that can be redeemed. These are the stories they must tell.

Maryanne just wanted to explore the world and learn everything there was to it, as she had become an anthropology doctorate candidate at Oxford University in the 1930s. Accompanying her research professor, she traveled to the Akan Empire to do field research, but little did she know of the consequences of stepping into the jungle at night.

This novella is independent. None of the A World of Vampire Series need to be read in order.

Available on Amazon: Click Here

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Release Announcement #14: A World of Vampires Volume 1 Paperback

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Here it is! The paperback collection of the first four A World of Vampires novellas: Hooh-Strah-Dooh, Baobhan Sith, Strigoi, and Jiangshi!

Vampires around the world are coming forth to remind humans they are not romantic fantasies to be sought, nor are they souls that can be redeemed. These are the stories they must tell.

Hooh-Strah-Dooh: Anne Fitzgerald gives the tale of her involvement with the Irish gangs in the 1930s and how her life is full of love, loss, and abuse as she is forced to turn into the Wyandot’s vampire, the hooh-strah-dooh.

Baobhan Sith: Captain Henry Williams had everything he wanted back home in England, the woman of his dreams waiting for him, all he had to do was make it home after the war. But as he travels through the Highlands, he finds that fate has another plan for him.

Strigoi: Amalia loved living as a traveler through the country of Romania, listening to the music of the night, until she found out the evil that was behind the music. Now she must decide to save her own skin, or bring forth the most evil strigoi ever to roam the world.

Jiangshi: Hui Zhang was given a chance to follow his dreams in San Francisco and he took it, but was the money worth the price he paid? Especially when the evil he had done haunts him and his family?

A big thank you to Justin at A Bibliophile’s Workshop for all the editing, Daniel Somerville for the beautiful covers, Marcy Rachel for the great formatting, and Desiree DeOrto for edits. I would also like to thank my cousin Earlene for inspiring me to write this series, my parents for supporting me, and my husband Craig for always believing in me. Thank you all.

For a signed copy, order from my Etsy shop: Click Here!

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Available on Barnes & Noble: Click Here!