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Dani’s passion for writing started at a very young age. It all started with a multitude of diaries, then as her passion grew she turned to poetry and short stories. She received her Bachelor’s Degree at USC in Theatre with an unofficial minor in writing. While at USC she wrote her first screenplay and post-graduation was fortunate to be hired to write another screenplay. As family life got busy her passion was pushed aside, but as she fell back into the love of reading her desire to write again increased, so she returned to it in the summer of 2013. She is currently working on a YA Urban Fantasy Romance series, The Life of Arie, with book 1 already published, and a Romance Novel to be released on March 17, 2014. You can connect with Dani through her website www.danihartbooks.com.
on Nov. 12, 2013 :
Arie is an eighteen year old girl that lost her mother two years ago. Since that time she has been in a deep depression, just going through the motions of life. She’s even pushed away River, the boy she’s seen as her soul mate since she was seven. All that changes when, on her eighteenth birthday, she starts to wake up and become attuned to nature once again. She starts to see shadows and meets Ashe, a beautiful boy she’s instantly drawn to. Her heart is torn, should she stick with trusty, reliable River. Or open her heart to the dark and mysterious Ashe. Plus she’s just found out that she needs to make a decision of the heart on the next full moon for her ascension.
After reading some excerpts from this book, I was really excited to read it. It was a very intriguing story that kept my attention. It was action packed and full of emotions. I felt Arie’s sadness over losing her mother. I loved River and his devotion to Arie. I loved the love triangle and the action. I was frustrated over a few things in this story. I felt the sadness and depression Arie felt were overblown. Okay she was sad and grieving, I get it, I just couldn’t stomach it throughout the whole book. I also was disappointed with the ending. Seriously, you have a love triangle and she ends up with no one. If you love YA paranormal romance, you’ll love this book. I’d highly recommend it. However, I’m not sure if I’ll personally continue with this series.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)