Like many who enjoy the fantasy genre, Akers started reading it as an adolescent. He was fascinated with Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and Bram Stoker's Dracula. He currently enjoys reading works by Dean Koontz, Heather Brewer, J.K. Rowling, and Rick Riordan.
Akers enjoys creating a fantasy world with compelling storylines, while injecting humor and a touch of drama into the action as he did with his first book Terra Vonnel and the Skulls of Aries, which has received rave reviews.
"I start every story with this thought: Where can I take my audience now? To me it's about the journey, the escape into a world filled with the fantastic and the unexpected. There is nothing like an adventure that takes you further from reality with every turn of the page."
D.C. Akers was born in Texas and after spending several years working in accounting, Akers began to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a writer.
on Nov. 29, 2014 :
I really enjoyed this story which is the beginning of a Haven series.
A Stranger Magic gives insight into the main characters of the story; Sam, Sarah and Alisa Dalcome, Sam’s best friend Travis and a glimpse at characters yet to come that inhabit a world Sam never knew existed until now.
The reader learns details about the Dalcome past regarding why the Dad is no longer around, about the love and caring Mom who works hard to provide for her two children, the typical sibling rivalry between brother and sister and the strong bond between best buddies Sam and Travis that cement their friendship as they are always there for each other through thick and thin.
The story begins with a look at their everyday lives that Sarah and Sam assume are just your normal teens’ existence. But by the end of the story, you learn that they are anything but “average,” especially after Travis and Sam’s adventure into the local quarry and the mystery they uncover.
Even though the first part of the book starts out slightly slow, the story does pick up and I felt the book set up the next novel very well as the suspense builds at the end of A Stanger Magic. I cannot wait to see what happens in Book 2!
A Stranger Magic is a book that would be good for ages starting at young teens and up.
(review of free book)
on Oct. 29, 2014 :
13 year old Sam is miserable and feels his life is boring and ordinary, his sister Sarah is stuck up, pretty and popular, not to mention she is always picking on him. Their mother Alisa, is a widow who is constantly working as a waitress just trying to keep a roof over their heads. However, there is a strange magic surrounding the small family of three. Then one night Sam discovers a mysterious stranger outside his home. Bewildered, he tries to uncover the stranger’s intentions. But Sam is sidetracked when he and his friend Travis, discover a secret passageway deep in the town’s quarry that leads to a hidden cavern. What they uncover changes their lives forever! Sam discovers more about himself and his family with each page. This book is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat waiting for more!
(review of free book)