Cursed by Fire (Blood and Magic #1)
by Danielle Annett
Release Date: January 28, 2015
It has been six years since the Awakening and peace in Spokane, Washington is still tenuous at best. The vampires and shifters are all vying for control of the city and the humans seem to be the ones suffering the consequences, or so it seems.
Aria Naveed has spent the last two years of her life fighting to make the many wrongs of the world right, but soon finds out that the humans aren’t as weak as they appear and may be a more terrifying foe than any of the other races combined.
When a stranger rolls into town with trouble on his heels, Aria finds herself trapped in the middle of a battle that could cost her more than she has bargained for as a fight for justice turns into an unexpected fight for her life.
Kissed by Fire (Blood and Magic #2)
by Danielle Annett
Release Date: September 13, 2015
As Friend of the Pack, Aria Naveed should be untouchable, protected by the most influential group in the Pacific Northwest. But someone is unleashing rogue vampires to hunt her down, and she is determined to find out why.
When Aria gains command of Sanborn Place and takes on a case involving a mysterious paranormal, her life is put in more peril than ever as she finds herself bound to an influential power player. She doesn’t want to be anyone’s puppet, but must tread carefully as she traverses the streets of Spokane, WA, or risk being overwhelmed by the forces moving against her.
As the only known pyrokinetic in the area, Aria is in high demand, but not for her services. It seems that to those in power, she’s worth more dead than alive, and if a mysterious enemy has their way, she won’t live long enough to find out why.
About the Author
Danielle Annett is a reader, writer, photographer, and the blogger behind Coffee and Characters. Born in the SF Bay area, she now resides in Spokane, WA, the primary location for her Blood & Magic series.
Addicted to coffee at an early age, she spends her restless nights putting pen to paper as she tries to get all of the stories out of her head before the dogs wake up the rest of the house and vye for her attention.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Hobbies, pets, fun facts? Tea or coffee?
So, I’m a 27 year old mom of two and happily married. Before I started writer, I was an avid reader, still am, and a blogger, which I also still am. I’m obsessed with coffee much like my main character and I have an obsession with Grey’s Anatomy.
What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
I love writing from Declan’s POV. I do this in one chapter for each book. I just love getting inside his head. I’d say that a close second if the first chapter of my books. The first chapter is the start of my adventure and when I’m most excited about writing so for me, first chapters always rank pretty high.
Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or is it purely all imagination?
It’s all imagination at this point.
What inspired you to write this series?
To be entirely honest, I’m not entirely certain. Cursed by Fire started out with Angels and Demons and then took a drastic turn with rewrites and edits, getting rid of angels and throwing in shifters and vampires and psykers. I think as a reader, I was just inspired to write because I had so much love for books. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to write in the beginning which is why my first book took so long to finish but now, I feel like I’m inspired every time I think of my characters. It’s like they’re living people inside my head now.
Is there a particular author or book that influenced you in any way either as a child or an adult?
Don’t make fun of me, but I’d have to say Twilight. I hopped on that band wagon like most everyone else and that was my first introduction into reading for fun. Twilight was the first book for as long as I can remember, that I read as an adult when it was required for college courses and it was the book that turned me in to an avid reader and made me a lover of all things paranormal.
Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
Read a lot. I think in order to be a successful writer, you need to be a reader and you have to be patient. Writing a book takes a lot of time and there are numerous steps. Don’t skimp.
Is there anything you would like to say to your fans or readers?
Thank you! My readers are so supportive and I am so grateful for that. Every page you turn and ever review you write truly means the world to me.