Saturday, December 1, 2012

Giveaway and Guest Post with Danita Minnis and her book Falcon's Angel


Danita Minnis: Dreaming of Him

I’m driving to work and in front of me a man gets run over by a car.

A tragedy? No, it’s a romance, my paranormal romance Falcon’s Angel.

For three weeks this man haunted me, always getting into trouble. I had to throw this man into life-threatening scenarios and let him figure his way out. Threw a couple of his friends and enemies in there with him. Some of them didn’t make it. Whoever he is he must have nine lives, I thought. If he’s that good at dodging a knife, maybe he’s an assassin. While breading chicken for dinner I would wonder; what would this man do to stay alive?

I had to record these thoughts, get them out of my mind and into my laptop.

I didn’t know then that I was learning some of the most important ingredients for a great story: goal and motivation.

What do your characters want? Give it to them (even if you think they’re crazy) and see where it takes them. y alive? (I didn't know then that I was learning some of the most important ingredients for a great story: Goal and Motivation)


For three weeks this man haunted me, always getting into trouble. I had to record these thoughts, get them out of my mind and into my laptop. I had to throw this man into life-threatening scenarios and let him figure his way out. Threw a couple of his friends and enemies in there with him. Some of them didn't make it. That's how I started writing.

Writing is not easy for me. It's not effortless, and the learning curve only increases. But I love it. I have stories in my mind that wake me up at night and fill notepads. That's inspiration, yes, but delivery is key. I'm working on that, I better always be working on that.

My debut paranormal romance Falcon's Angel releases on May 28th (
www.LiquidSilverBooks.com).

It's countdown until release day and like any new author I'm jumping out of my skin with hope, fear and a few things in between. Hope you don't mind if I share....

Writing is not easy for me. It’s not effortless, and the learning curve only increases. The stories in my mind wake me up at night and fill notepads. Inspiration, yes, but delivery is key.

Here’s what I learned by writing Falcon’s Angel; my characters write their story. After all, they live it! I’m just telling their tale.

As it turns out, my hero Falcon does not have nine lives, he’s got something better; Angel. He just doesn’t know it yet. She’s just as clueless, and perhaps a bit more stubborn. Without giving too much away, let’s just say that’s a problem for both of them.

 A haunting tale of passion, two hundred years in the making...

Angelina's passion is music but she has never felt this kind of want before.

Falcon wants the Stradivarius in her possession and goes undercover to track down a thief. He soon discovers he is not the only killer in search of the violin.

il Dragone, a devil-worshipping cult, wants revenge for a past only they can remember.

Falling in love was never part of Falcon's plan but before he can have what he wants, he must help Angelina unlock the secrets of a love which ended in tragedy in eighteenth century France. This is one special assignment that must be completed before il Dragone gets what they want.

Falcon’s Angel is a paranormal romance of love that ended in tragedy in eighteenth century France. That love is tested in a fight of good versus evil some two hundred years later. This time around Falcon and Angel have an opportunity to put a stop to the cycle of murder and mayhem, if only they can remember.
Bio
If you asked Danita Minnis which is easier, writing songs or writing novels, she would say it was the former. Melodies and rhymes are second nature. What her characters want is another thing entirely. With her debut novel, Falcon’s Angel, she learned to listen to her spunky heroine and sinfully confident hero. They’re funny and in danger, and that’s just the way they want it. Lesson learned: don’t try to save them.
When she’s not writing, Danita exercises her lungs at her son’s soccer matches and their favorite theme park, because everyone knows it’s easier on the stomach to scream your way down a roller coaster.
You can find Danita here: http://danitaminnis.danitaminnis.com/
 
Danita is offering a copy of Falcon's Angel to one lucky subscriber!!  Just fill out the rafflecopter!!
 
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway
 

31 comments:

Miriam Whitewolf said...

this book looks amazing! thank you for introducing me to a new to me author. i loved the excerpt and can not wait to read this!
miriam.whitewolf@gmail.com

Sandy said...

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. The books sounds great!

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Holly Letson said...

This looks wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway.

bookaholicholly @ gmail . com

LorettaLynn//Temprance said...

oops i put in my twitter name instead of my GFC.. Here is my GFC name
LorettaLynn/Temprance
Thank you for the great giveaway, injoyed the post and am looking forward to reading this one. Sounds great
elliott2668[at]yahoo[dot]com

Maly said...

Thanks for the chance.

Kassandra said...

Thank you so much for the chance!

Kassandra
sionedkla@gmail.com

Filia Oktarina said...

Love love love the cover book!!! I will happy to have this one on my books collection. Thanks for giveaway :)

Sharonda SexxyBlogger said...

Sounds like an awesome reads...thanks for the Giveaway :) hope I win..lol!

sharonda

crystalg123 said...

Love the cover of the book and will definitely be adding to my to read list. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes said...

Congrats on your first release! I love the premise, and definitely want to read the story.
Wishing you all the best!
Thank you for the giveaway!

Darcy
pommawolf @hotmail.com

Romance Reader Enthusiast said...

I'm always envious on how creative authors are. One thing I love about the internet is I'm finding new authors all the time. Congratulations on your book's release.
Lynn
lareynolds0316@gmail.com

Mary Preston said...

I am looking forward to reading FALCON'S ANGEL. It looks amazing.

divavixenqueen said...

Looks really good. Going on my TBR List, for sure.

Cathy V said...

Thanks for the post. I love finding out about new-to-me authors. Sounds like a great book.
kitcat76(at)hotmail.com

BLHmistress said...

I have been eyeing this book for awhile, I love the premise and the cover is gorgeous.

Rafflecopter name Dawna Newman

Foretta said...

Love finding new authors. Love the Hop!!! Thanks so much!
forettarose@yahoo.com

Danita Minnis said...

Hi Miriam!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Kimberly Brooks said...

Looks like an interesting read.

Danita Minnis said...

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Thank you for all the lovely comments, and enjoy the hop!

Judy-Ree said...

Sounds smexy!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Beckey said...

Thanks for sharing the excerpt, seems like a great read...

Elise Chase said...

Thanks for the giveaway, loved the excerpt.

eliseandtegan@gmail.com

N. Kuhn said...

can't wait!

kimberly holgate said...

i like the sound of the story should be a good read
kaholgate at ymail dot com

Kim D said...

Sounds great!! Thanks for the great contest
Merry Christmas
swkimbell@yahoo.com

laurie said...

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. The books sounds great!

parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

orelukjp0 said...

Thank you for the great giveaway. Falcon's Angel sounds great.

burbanette said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Look likes a great book!

Josie Hink said...

Sounds like a great book!!!

josiehink122026(at)gmail(dot)com

Angela Love said...

This book sounds great!!!
thanks for the giveaway and Hope you have a happy Holidays!!!

angelalove40@gmail.com

Denise Z said...

It has been a while since I read a book in this setting and I am feeling the itch. Thank you for sharing, I would love to read Falcon's Angel :)

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