Friday, August 14, 2015

Blood Rose by Danielle Rose - Guest Post, Review & GIVEAWAY


There's no wrath like that of a witch scorned.

Avah Taylor has been given a death sentence: as one of the only spirit users in her coven, Avah has been chosen to wield The Power, the ultimate weapon against the immortal vampire species witches have been at war with for centuries. The Power, given by the gods to one witch of each generation, is considered a great honor, but every witch before has died trying to master this all-too-powerful gift, one that the shell of a mortal can’t contain for long.

On the night of her birth rite, Avah’s coven is attacked, and Avah is left for dead. Confronted with a terrible choice, Avah must decide to either die or save herself by becoming like her enemies. Forced to seek refuge among the very beings she has sworn to kill, Avah vows revenge on those who took her former life from her. 

As Avah slowly transitions into a life of blood and war and battles her own feelings for a man she is supposed to hate, she realizes everything she’s been told is a lie.
There's nothing like finding out that everything in your world is not true. For Ava she wakes one day expecting to be delivered as the chOden one in her coven and what she actually gets is the surprise of a life time of being turned into a vampire and a hunter. This is the type of heroine we love to read about because she is strong and vulnerable at the same time, she meets her soul mate and together they must form an alliance with enemies that will save not only themselves but those around them. She learns that she is not only a strong and capable witch made even stronger and even more capable vampire and witch combined. Her new coven relies on her to make decisions for them even though she's new and she does so overwhelmingly earning their respect. Blood Rose is the type of book that when you start to read it you know that nothing that you thought about either covens of witches or vampires is as it seemed. Blood Rose will keep you turning page after page expecting to see something and then finding something completely different. With mild violence I do suggest this for a more mature audience and not recommended for younger readers. I highly suggest that you read it as well.
~Dowie
Purchase links:

Blood Books Series
Blood Rose (Blood Books 1) – August 2015
Blood Bound (Blood Books 2) – December 2015
Blood Books 3 – June 2016
Blood Books 4 – December 2016
Blood Books 5 – June 2017
Blood Books 6 – December 2017
**Novels to possibly continue based on story arc.

Author Bio:
Danielle Rose is writer of fiction and travel, as well as the owner of Narrative Ink Editing LLC. Danielle currently resides in the Midwest, where she spends her days at a local coffee shop planning her next vacation or plotting her next novel.

Danielle holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast program. In addition to her Master of Fine Arts, she also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and certification in professional writing from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. 

When not writing, traveling, or writing about traveling, Danielle enjoys being outdoors, cheering for her favorite football team (Go Packers!), and spending time with her husband and their furbabies: two dogs and a cat. For more information about Danielle Rose, visit her website: www.Danielle-Rose.com.

Guest Post
10 things I wish I knew about being an author I didn't know before I was an author.
Since becoming an author, I’ve learned a lot that I either didn’t realize or didn’t consider before diving into this career. 

  1. You will always find someone who forces you to justify your job. I can’t tell you how many times someone has told me this: “All you do is sit at home all day.” I also can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone explain how they had to work all day and therefore shouldn’t have to [insert whatever you’re asking said individual to do here]. It’s not that I can’t tell you. It’s because I literally cannot remember how many times I’ve heard those things—I lost count a long time ago. And because you’ll continue to do this…
  2. Writing has the potential to ruin your relationships. Being a full-time writer isn’t like being a full-time [insert job title here]. Most full-time writers only spend three to four hours writing every day, and even though the rest of your day is spent researching, emailing, social media-ing, and so many other important aspects of a writer’s life, your non-writer friends, family, and significant other may not understand. It can become very difficult, especially when your [insert relationship here] doesn’t give you the reaction you’re hoping for. For example, reaching [insert amount here] pre-orders means serious business to you, but non-writers may not understand. It’s important to meet in the middle. Explain your feelings and the importance of [insert news here]. Otherwise, writing truly can ruin your relationships.
  3. Your mom will brag about you to anyone she meets. And I mean anyone. The next time you see your bank teller, the Starbuck’s barista, every single emergency room technician, or the bagger at your favorite grocery store won’t be the same.
  4. Your story could save someone else. If you’re lucky, someone will tell you that your writing changed their life or that your writing saved them. There is nothing that will please you more than hearing how your words affected someone in a positive way. Writing is a beautiful thing that can truly change the world.
  5. You will write complete crap, and you will write it all the time. You’ll write crap at the beginning of your career, in the middle, and at the very end. That’s just how it works. Sometimes, you’ll publish this crap and not realize it until…
  6. You will get negative reviews. They will come. It will happen. Prepare yourself now. Remember these three things: 1) you can’t please everyone, and that’s totally okay; 2) most of the people who think they’ve got the stuff to be an editor probably don’t have that necessary stuff; and 3) sometimes, people are just plain mean. But you will become a better writer, and you must not take it personally. This is by far the hardest part of writing. Your book is your baby, and sometimes, not everyone will treat it as such. But the most important thing to remember is to…
  7. Write the book you want to write—even if it’s complete crap! You’ll learn from this more than anything else. You’ll learn from the crap, and you’ll learn from ignoring your editor and beta readers. You’ll learn more about yourself, how you write, and how to get better at it. And most importantly, you’ll also learn that…
  8. You will repeat the same words or phrases throughout your work. It’s going to happen no matter what. You’ll eventually learn to spot these, but it is really important that you know…
  9. You need a professional editor. If you’re an editor, you definitely need a professional editor. I am the owner of an editing company and have edited countless novels, but the “clean” version of my novels still suck—until my editor steps in to save the day.
  10. You probably won’t write a novel that will make millions or become a hit [insert television show, film, graphic novel, etc. here]. But that shouldn’t stop you. Don’t write to be famous or to make millions. Write because you can’t imagine not writing. 
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Giveaway Info:
1 Signed copy of Blood Rose (International shipping available)
5 eBook copies of Blood Rose

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