Danielle Tara Evans
Danielle Tara Evans was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She currently lives there with her husband, two dogs, and one cat. She has been writing fictional stories ever since she was a young child. She published her debut novel, Escalators, in June of 2012. Her second novel, The Cleansing, was published in September of 2013. The Revolt: The Sequel to The Cleansing will be released soon.
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By Danielle Tara Evans
Published: September 4, 2013.
After the earth suffered from a series of severe natural disasters, America allows in foreigners to assist with rebuilding. A new wave of immigration occurs, and now Americans are in the minority. A foreigner becomes president and forces them to attend the Earth Education Program. As a massive genocide takes place, American couple, John and Annie Weber, struggle to survive in this new world.
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Smashwords book reviews by Danielle Tara Evans
- Reach: a Twin-Bred novel
on May 20, 2013
In Reach, the story begins where the first novel left off. The Twin-Bred, along with Mara, and a few others leave their planet in a spaceship, hoping to find a new home. Since they had failed to bring the Tofa and human species together and are no longer welcome anywhere on Tofarn, they begin a new and risky journey in space. The issues on their home planet are not forgotten, however, since host mothers and a pair of Twin-Bred have stayed to lead separate lives.
This novel moves along at a much quicker pace than the first one. As they venture into the unknown, you will want to keep reading to find out what will happen to them. Will they find a new home? Will they remain safe out in space? If they find a new home, will they be welcome there? Or will it be even more dangerous than the planet they left behind?
Meanwhile, back on Tofarn, the situation between the humans and the Tofa appears to be worsening. In Reach, the scenes flip back and forth between Mara with the Twin-Bred and the problems that remain on Tofarn. Both are equally enthralling, and as all the events unfolded, I found myself to be drawn into this world, or rather, this universe. Once again, Karen A. Wyle does not disappoint with her flawless writing.
I felt a stronger connection with the main characters in this novel as I rooted for them to finally find some peace. It was fascinating to learn more about the Tofa as well, who have abilities that were never realized before.
After reading the first Twin-Bred novel, Reach is a sequel that will answer any questions you may have had. You will delve further into the story of Mara and the Twin-Bred, and you will see how much this is a reflection on our own world. This is definitely a book worth reading!
- Killing Matt Cooper
on June 09, 2013
I normally enjoy stories that are told through the viewpoint of someone you can feel for—you know, a good guy or girl. Being that I knew this story would be told through the eyes of someone truly evil, then I got past that and found myself both intrigued and utterly disgusted at the same time. I do like a good disturbing thriller after all. And this book certainly delivered on that.
Fearlessly written, the author holds absolutely nothing back. This is not an exaggeration. The main character is a serial killer, and you are taken into his sick and twisted mind. The repetitiveness of his thoughts is indicative of how I believe someone like him would think. I had no empathy for this character at all. I found myself hoping this was fiction and not an autobiography in disguise! That is how good of a job the author does with bringing you inside this psycho’s demented world.
The story is graphic, and many of the scenes are deeply horrifying and troubling. And what is even more terrifying is that there are people out there who do commit atrocious crimes such as this. So even though this is fiction, it is probably more realistic than most of us would like to believe.
It often read more like a diary, where the killer tells a lot of his story, and the dialogue is limited. It was a short, quick read, and I do sincerely hope for a sequel. The story did not feel finished as there is definitely more to be told here.
I recommend this for anyone who thinks they can take it for what it is - a messed up and gritty story.
- The Falling of Love
on July 02, 2013
The Falling of Love centers around Grace, a teenage girl, who falls in love with Ian, a boy with a troubled home life. The author did a great job capturing young love and showing how exciting and beautiful a new romance can be. The beginning brought back memories of when my husband and I first started dating as teenagers. Just like Grace and Ian, we fell for each other very hard and very fast. When Ian ends up living with Grace's family, I could relate to that as well because I had lived with my husband's family during my senior year of high school (prior to being married of course). Grace and Ian were then out on their own at a young age just as we were so I really felt for them and for their struggles. It is tough having to grow up so soon, and this book shows that very well. Things get dramatically worse though as Ian embarks on a dangerous lifestyle in L.A. The love they have for each other is strong, but their relationship gets heavily tested.
While the content is intended for mature readers only, the writing style would have otherwise led me to believe it was geared towards a younger audience. Despite that, this book has a really good story that is painfully realistic at times. There are some explicit scenes, but they do not take over. They are used to enhance the story, and they are placed at appropriate times rather than being thrown in constantly for no reason other than to have lots of graphic sex.
It was a book that kept my interest the whole way through, and I couldn't wait to see what would happen. The dialogue really brought the story alive, and the characters seemed very real. I often found myself angry, sad, or hopeful. It was definitely an emotional ride. I'm looking forward to book two!
- Ridley House
on Feb. 23, 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was smoothly written, well-edited, and the story was compelling with a fascinating main character. It only took me a few days to read it; I didn't want to put it down. Each scene seemed to unfold before me as if I were watching a movie.
Kay appears to be nineteen, but in reality, she hasn't aged or changed at all in seventy-five years. She also doesn't know why, and she has no memories of her childhood or who she was before she was unable to mature like a normal person. She has been changing locations and doing odd jobs for years, living a very lonely existence. She gets a summer job at the Ridley House Inn, and suddenly, she feels she may find the answers she's been seeking. Not only does the place feel familiar, but there is an old portrait of a woman on the wall who is identical to her.
While there, she meets a handsome, young man, and memories slowly begin to return. She is desperate to find out more about her past, especially anything regarding her lost love. She makes some friends, and she also makes some enemies while working there. The owner of the inn may be her relative, and she may also be able to give her information about her family.
This is an intriguing mystery and love story; books like this one are the reason why I love to read so much. I got completely lost in it, and I couldn't wait for the secrets in Kay's past to be revealed. I was also hopeful that Kay would get a much deserved happy ending. Highly recommended.