Danielle Nicole Bienvenu


At 29, Danielle is a professional author and poet of 16 published novels. She wrote her debut novel, "Against All Odds: The Ruby Princess" at 14 years old and published it at 17. She became a professional model in print and on runway at 10. Danielle became a professional actress at 12; doing commercials, theatre, and acting in a pilot series with Haley Duff and Shelly Duval. She has won many international pageants. A former dance teacher, she has been dancing from an early age, winning awards for her choreography and dancing while performing internationally. Like the characters from her first novel, at 18 she received her Coat of Arms from France. Her full name is Danielle Nicole Bienvenu, Lady of Estons.

Danielle began song-writing at the age of 6 and writing stories at 10. Danielle has her Master's from Oxford Brookes University in England in International Law and International Relations (focus on human rights), two certificates from Harvard University in Justice and National Security and a certificate in Counter-Terrorism from Georgetown University. She also holds two Bachelor's degrees from Lamar University in Political Science and French with a minor in Creative Writing. A former French teacher, Danielle is fluent in French as well as English but she also dabbles in Spanish, German, American Sign Language, Hebrew, and Mandarin. After living abroad in Europe, traveling around the world, and teaching English in China, she decided to return to her native Texas.

Danielle is a seasoned missionary who likes beads and feathers. She enjoys playing guitar to her own beat, dancing in grocery store aisles, and singing whenever the urge strikes. She is often found with pen in hand. She has two furry babies, her Golden Retrievers: Duchess Annabelle and Toby Maximus. Danielle is outspoken about being a voice for the voiceless whether it may be human or animal, and is a motivational speaker on overcoming depression and suicide. She adamantly volunteers to help victims of domestic violence and rape. A lover of history, she has dedicated countless hours to preserving historical museums in her native area. It isn’t uncommon to find her in a recording studio or performing her music in her spare time. She loves to read as much as she enjoys writing.

Danielle is also a member of Faith Writers, an online forum for Christian authors. She is best known for her mystery and psychological thrillers, romance novels, poetic symbolism, and works against social injustices. Her genres range from thrillers, mystery, romance, historical fiction, drama, young adult, paranormal, comedy, poetry, nouveau romain, Christian and novellas.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Adventure, my dear Watson.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was raised in Southeast Texas. Living two hours outside of Houston an and hour and a half outside of the beach provided many benefits. I was able to see the glitz and glam of Houston, the relaxed lifestyle of the island, and the warmth of Southern hospitality a mere thirty minutes from Louisiana. I'm thankful for my Southern roots. My upbringing shows itself in many of my novels (i.e. Running From My Shadow, What Am I, Once In A Lifetime, for starters).
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Danielle Nicole Bienvenu online

Where to buy in print


Le Beau Coeur Book Trailer
A Collection of poetry & lyrics by Danielle Nicole Bienvenu. Available through Amazon.com and Author House in paper back and e-reader.

Roberts, Dana; 21. Book Trailer
E-book published via Smashwords.

Escaping Lila Book Trailer
E-book available via Smashwords.

The Right Kind of Perfect Book Trailer
E-book available via Smashwords. YA Comedy.

My Brother's Keeper Book Trailer
Available in paper back & e-book via Amazon, Kindle, & Smashwords. Psychological Thriller.

Against All Odds: The Ruby Princess
Available in paper back on Amazon and iUniverse. First in the Against All Odds Series. Young Adult.

The Elopement Book Trailer
Available in paper back and e-book from Smashwords and Amazon.

Changing Stripes Book Trailer
Available in e-book from Smashwords. A work against racial prejudice.

He's Mental, That's Why!
Available in e-book from Smashwords. Young Adult.

Taming of the Free Spirit
Available in e-book from Smashwords.

The Gilded Mirror
Available in paper back and e-book from Amazon and Smashwords.

The Life of Virginia Wargenheimer
Available in e-book from Smashwords. YA Comedy.

Author Interview- Book Lover's Month
Much to the author's dismay, here is her interview.

Once In A Lifetime
Available from Amazon and Smashwords in e-book and paper back.

Running From My Shadow
Available from Amazon, Kindle, and Smashwords in e-book and paper back. Psychological Thriller.

Sarah's Secret: Book One in the Desert Sands Series
Book 1 in the Desert Sands Series. Available through Kindle, Amazon and Smashwords in paper back and e-book.


What Am I?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,600. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Danny Parker is plagued by recollections of life before birth. Yet with every passing year, memories of his soul's past slip from him until he encounters counterpart souls that share the intangible bond of being the Tsaddikim Nistarim. Danny, Jade, Todd, and Quinn seek to tame their powers and answer the question burning in their inmost being, "What am I?" Explore the origins of souls.
Sarah's Secret
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,490. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Sarah Marshall was molested as a young girl. Now as a successful social worker with Child Protection Services Sarah vows to save as many young lives as she can. She'll soon learn that she must face her past or her past will face her.Sergeant Elijah Ryan joined the United States army when his parents died. He's angry with a God he doesn't even know. He just wants to make it out of the war alive.
The Life of Virginia Wargenheimer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Virginia attracts trouble wherever she goes whether it's with the Girl Scouts, her high school teachers, the trombone or boys. All she wants is to work at Greasy Cheesey's,get rid of a few pimples and disown her freakish family. Seriously. Bienvenu brings another comedy to the table that will leave you rolling.
The Right Kind of Perfect
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Fifteen year old Tessa Smithers has anything but the perfect life and things only get worse once she is accused of being a bird killer. Suddenly the entire town has turned upside down and the only thing they can agree on is she's guilty. Has everyone lost their mind or is it just her? Bienvenu writes a sensational teenage comedy that will leave you laughing until you cry.
Taming the Free Spirit
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,430. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Marie Johnson is perfectly content running in fields and picking wild flowers until her family informs her that she is to be married to Joseph Clemmins, a perfect tart if there ever was one. Will Joseph force her to become someone else or will Marie be allowed to remain the free spirit she was meant to be and learn to love one another?
Once In A Lifetime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,630. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
They say you never forget your first love. Kate Bryans and Anderson Beckett never did.
Roberts, Dana, 21.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Dana Roberts was a regular college student until a car accident took her memory. Dana struggles to reclaim her memory and sense of identity but nothing is what it seems. The therapist, her family and friends are all keeping secrets from her and Dana is determined to find out the truth about who she is. She just didn't know it would be so devistating. Sometimes the truth is better forgotten.
Escaping Lila
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,240. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Some people die before their time. Others die long before their body does. Lila McGillis could feel it before it happened. Bienvenu wraps up a nouveau roman style in a tight little package that keeps you guessing to the very end.
The Elopement
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,970. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Irish Maggie Crawford had her perfect life planned for her. Then she met Charles Labbe. His handsome French blood wasn't exactly what her rich parents had in mind. Shy, awkward Maggie takes her life into her own hands. But when it comes to going against the grain will she defy her parents demands and choose love even if it means leaving everything she knows behind?
Changing Stripes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2011. Categories:
An abstract piece on racism, Bienvenu showcases a White girl and an Hispanic boy parted by the waters of racism. They are torn apart by the world around them and left to face the harsh truth that the world doesn't see people for who they are, only the color of their skin.
The Gilded Mirror
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,690. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Anne Davenport is a stranger in a foreign land. An immigrant from Austria alienated from her family, she must learn to survive however she can even if that means becoming a maid. Dreams of returning to Austria collide with her employer Lord Birkshire and she has no one to turn to. Through unwarranted cruelty and social injustice Anne learns to spread her wings and fly.
He's Mental, That's Why!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Sadie Lynn Reeves wants out of her life. She wants to see the world instead of her dead end home town and she doesn't want anyone getting in the way of her dream. Then comes Jackson Monroe who works his way into her life and tears down her walls. The trouble is it may be too late. Sometimes time has its own plans.
My Brother's Keeper
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 24,570. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Everyone is convinced that Brayden Kelley committed suicide but Bryce is determined to vindicate his brother and prove that it wasn't suicide at all but murder. Bryce will stop at nothing to find his brother's killer. Bryce quickly learns that clearing his brother's name could be deadly and he'll need all the help he can get.
Running From My Shadow
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 48,210. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Collin Flannigan married the love of his life. Then tragedy struck and took her from him. After years of believing her to be dead, Collin now learns that the love he went so long without might be alive after all. But with a child on the way and a vindictive wife, Collin might lose his love. A psychological thriller and page turner, Bienvenu captivates the very essence of intrigue and mystery.

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Smashwords book reviews by Danielle Nicole Bienvenu

  • D.N.A. -Nothing Would Ever be the Same on April 18, 2012
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    "D.N.A." is an insightful novel written by Ey Wade. Debney is a complex character who stands brave in the winds of adversity. I think everyone can say they would be proud to associate with a young woman with as much courage as the main character. The plot is constantly moving and like a detective hinging on clues, the reader draws them out one by one. Light is slowly shed on the events that dramatically changed Debney's life one fateful night. Wade's story draws attention to a situation many young girl's find themselves in.
  • The FishingTrip-Trial by Water, Execution, & Deliverance of Retribution on May 09, 2012
    (no rating)
    A true page turner showing the need for justice and the prevention of crimes. While Durham and Penny's methods in seeing justice through aren't legal their motives are understandable. Wade created a strong and rivoting read full of thick plot lines and solid characters.- Author of Sarah's Secret
  • The FishingTrip-Trial by Water, Execution, & Deliverance of Retribution on May 09, 2012
    (no rating)
    A true page turner showing the need for justice and the prevention of crimes. While Durham and Penny's methods in seeing justice through aren't legal their motives are understandable. Wade created a strong and rivoting read full of thick plot lines and solid characters.- Author of Sarah's Secret
  • Chronicles of Time: Book 1 on Jan. 22, 2013

    J.C. Allen's Chronicle's of Time Book 1 was a joy to read. The characters were real in a very clever situation. The relationship between Rick, Alex, and Jessica is a heartwarming one most can relate to. The sentences engross you in the story and I for one was left wanting more. I look forward to Book 2 in the series as Allen's gift of captivating audience with words and fantastical scenarios are sure to please. If you want an adventure, this should be your pick.
  • M.O.D. on Jan. 25, 2013

    A tantalizing read. Allen does it again. Espionage, cover ups, uprisings... I enjoy reading books about what if scenarios, especially ones that could very well become real any moment and this is certainly one of them. Well done.
  • The Karaoke Duo Vs The Karaoke Zombies on Jan. 25, 2013

    I LOVED it! Stark is well off the beaten path but you can't help but marvel at him because of it. The Karaoke Duo Vs.The Karaoke Zombies is a far cry from what I would normally read yet I fell in love with it. I enjoy a good comedy and Stark's book was certainly that. I found myself chuckling throughout... especially with the evil doers carrying identification cards of their status. I highly recommend this to anyone with a fancy for comedy. Just because zombies is in the title is no reason for you to advert your attention from it if you aren't zombie inclined. I will definitely be spreading the word on this one. I don't give 5 stars easily but I think Starks deserves it for his clever humor and thinking outside of the box. I would like to see this as a continual comic strip.
  • Endings on Feb. 06, 2013

    I'm not someone who normally reads fantasy but I found that Williamson's Endings pulled at the heart strings. In a world full of elves I discovered a fight against tyranny and the right of justice.