Danielle Tara Evans

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Danielle Tara Evans lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband and three furry children. She has been writing fictional stories ever since she was a young child. Her first novel, Escalators, was published in 2012, and her other works include The Cleansing and The Revolt: The Sequel to The Cleansing.

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Prey: Seven Tales of Beastly Terror
Price: Free! Words: 71,760. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
A longhorn rancher gets more than he bargained for... A mythical bird becomes all too real... The ghost of a cat enacts a nasty revenge... And a bear becomes a weapon just as dangerous to its wielder... From cats, to dogs, to longhorns, rats and bears, Prey explores the frightening ways nature could easily turn on us...if we provoke it.
The Revolt: The Sequel to The Cleansing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 98,520. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
John and Annie's son is now grown up, living in the UNE as Eric Beaumont. He was raised by his adoptive parents to be an Erdinist and a Julian supporter, and he does not know who he is really is. As Eric's life starts to unravel, he begins to learn the truth about the UNE. When efforts are made to take down Julian and his oppressive regime, dangerous consequences arise.
The Cleansing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,280. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(5.00)
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.
Escalators
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,220. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00)
After enduring a childhood in poverty with his alcoholic father, Jason Schultz is now a grown man suffering from depression. Between his strained relationship with his sister and a job as a cook that he despises, he struggles to make it through each day. When he falls in love with a girl he believes he can never have, his depression escalates, and he makes a decision that changes his life forever.

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Latest book: Wonderboy. Published November 19, 2014. (4.00 from 1 review)

Smashwords book reviews by Danielle Tara Evans

  • Wander Home on Dec. 28, 2012

    This is a story that takes place solely in the afterlife aside from the memories that were made while the characters were still alive. It is depicted as a place where you can be any age you want at any given moment, you can revisit places you once loved, you can relive memories and share them with others, and you can even eat a delicious meal and then simply wave the dishes away... What an amazing place, a great vision for what the afterlife could be. If it really is like this, then I wouldn't be so afraid of death! On top of the fascinating concept of the afterlife, it is also about a troubled family who is finally able to reconcile. It centers around Eleanor, who abandoned her daughter and left her with her family--her parents and grandmother. Sadly enough, the family died in a car accident before she was able to make her way back home to them. She really did love her family, but she was lost and confused, unable to live a normal life. When she enters the afterlife at a young age, she tries to make things right and to find out why she made the decision she did. When she finally solves that mystery, you are led into almost a whole other story. Her background was more complex and involved than I would have guessed. It was definitely unexpected. I thought I wouldn't like Eleanor because she left her child, and I still don't agree with what she did, but it was somewhat understandable. This incredibly well-written book will quickly pull you in, and you won't want to put it down. It reads like artful, literary fiction without being dull, boring, or difficult to follow. I loved this book for its originality and for its story about a broken family who has the chance to become whole again--in another life.
  • Twin-Bred on March 11, 2013

    Karen A. Wyle has created a whole new world in Twin-Bred. In this futuristic novel, humans are now living on a planet called Tofarn where they must co-exist with the Tofa species that was already there. Of course this is never an easy thing to do, particularly when there are communication issues and huge biological and sociological differences. The main character, Mara, is a human who comes up with a plan to try to get humans and Tofa to understand each other better. The Project is then born, where both human and Tofa host mothers carry twins in utero—one human and one Tofa. While I found the story to be very creative and unusual, I honestly had some trouble getting into it at first. The book spans a long period of time starting at the beginning of the Project and then showing the twins as they grow up into adolescence. There are so many characters presented that it was hard for me to really get to know any of them. However, Mara was definitely an interesting character, being that she still talked to her twin who died in utero. There were some characters that I wanted to see more of, such as Laura and Veda, and I also found it was hard to distinguish the personality of one Tofa from another. Just as they looked like each other, they all seemed to act the same as well. Each scene was so short that it felt like it was over almost as soon as it had begun so it was difficult to invest in what was going on. That being said, I still believe that Karen A. Wyle is a very talented writer. Her descriptions of the world and of the bizarre characteristics of the Tofa were nicely done. It was a mainly dialogue driven novel that did not have an overabundance of detail, which I enjoyed since dialogue is usually my favorite aspect of reading. While it took awhile for anything of major significance to happen (after the Twin-Bred were born), there were some intense moments later on in the story. Prior to that, I was just waiting for something to go wrong. How could anyone possibly think this Project would work out as planned? If you are looking for a fast-paced sci-fi novel with lots of action, then this not the book for you. But if you are interested in reading an imaginative story that shows how difficult it is for anyone different to live peacefully among others, then this might be one you’ll want to pick up (or download)!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Hush on April 30, 2015

    This review is also posted on my blog: http://theshortreviewer.blogspot.com/2015/04/hush.html In this short story, a sixteen year old girl is desperate to be free from her kidnapper, the man who took her when she was just a little girl. In his twisted mind, he's created a family with her and the other children he took. This story is dark and disturbing. As Madison (or Rosie as her kidnapper calls her) recounts memories of her lost childhood, she devises a plan. What she does to try to get away from her kidnapper is startling. Upsetting. It honestly reeled me. I can't say I would have done the same, but I've never been in her shoes. I can only imagine how difficult of an existence that would be. "Hush" is very short, but it's impactful. I'm giving this five stars because it's a story I won't forget.