DhNAi Divine

Biography

DhNAi Divine has been writing since she first learned to construct a complete sentence. It took her years to find the genre that resonates the most with her. She grew up reading books for her age, but wanted a challenge. Her mother allowed the young girl to read one of her “grown up” books. The material being entirely inappropriate for the 10-year-old, but her mom knew her child was mature enough.
DhNAi wanted to read books with Black faces in it, but there was only so many times she could read Cheetah Girls and the few young adult books geared towards African Americans that one could find. So, instead she devoured a bevy of urban or hood literature and for some time it shaped the stories she wrote. She wrote about tales and lifestyles that she was clueless about, she fashioned stories that mirrored the movies with people with similar skin to her own. It wasn't until she was 15 when she desired something more, something that truly fit her. The fantasy adventure she felt she was denied based on her complexion.
DhNAi went to the drawing table and crafted an epic tale, for her eyes only. This single novel written over a decade ago led to dozens of stories throughout the years. Here is where some of those tales will be unleashed. She was yearning for variety, the flavor of her own unique culture and people, intertwined with the imagination of the Fantasy genre. And so, she created what best fit her and she'd love to share this journey with others.
And now she's gonna stop talking about herself in 3rd person. Hello all, welcome to my world!

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Ohio, in the projects. When you grow up poor, it helps to fine tune your creativity and for some your imagination. When I finally wrote Fantasy stories, I realized that I found magic in the most mundane thing. Or better yet, magic had to be made out of the most mundane thing. Not having much, my family and I had to learn to appreciate free things, cheap things, and simple things.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing and telling stories my whole life. But, when I was 12 I got into poetry. Poetry was a piece of writing I could start and complete. Novels were a difficulty for me to complete and when I was younger I never thought to write a short story. I'm too long winded, so it took some time before I attempted to write a short story.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find DhNAi Divine online

Twitter: @dhnailou

Books

Betrayal of Eralavict Series: Bonus Episode 1A: The Qrowl of Ol' Lake Counet
Series: Betrayal of Eralavict. Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » African American fiction » General
The consequences will always be damned as far as it concerns Khezzy, but punishment must fall on somebody's shoulders. In the case of the Pearl Lotus of Ol' Lake Counet, the pain will rain down on the criminal Quilateins once again. The powers from their true home in the ocean found them once again and the sentencing will be uglier than the last.
Betrayal of Eralavict Series: Book 1: Adventures of a Boss, Episodes 1-5 Box Set 1
Series: Betrayal of Eralavict. Price: Free! Words: 34,860. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Enter the tale of a wild child, who goes by Khezzy. A twenty something year old Yerosai Angel, beings coated in earth itself. The girl in question was coated in gold, with a back that sports wings. She fancies herself as free, sparking like flames and as wild as that fire. She explores the world around her, never shying away from being entangled in a mess. If anything the messier, the better.
Betrayal of Eralavict: Episode Eight: Life Outside Gatara
Series: Betrayal of Eralavict. Price: Free! Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Khezzy's life was on pause as she did life (in her mind it was life) behind bars in her very bedroom. She stayed home instead of taking her chances as a runaway on the street. Her punishment will last her some weeks, so we turn the page for a different chapter. We check up on her dear friends; Samita, Raishana, Meishanre, and Neimala
Whispers At Twilight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,330. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Discovery only happens when routine is broken, alterations made. Impulse urges are followed straight over the bridge, dove deep into the abyss. An uncertain left turn is where one finds themselves. Sa'yexh Johnson travels the bridge of routine, comforted by its never changing landscape. One day she spots its edge. And just like a bored fool, she jumps for it.
Betrayal of Eralavict: Episode 7: Be Like Tika-Be Like Tika
Series: Betrayal of Eralavict. Price: Free! Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » African American fiction » General
There comes a time in a girl's life when she must concede defeat. Khezzy was in that place, accepting her punishment. Her plan was to impersonate her sister, which she did. The young lady found she liked the results of her good behavior. That was until her parents decided to turn up on her, then she had to revert back.
Betrayal of Eralavict: Episode 6: Dare 2 Get That A** In Trouble
Series: Betrayal of Eralavict. Price: Free! Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » African American fiction » General
The young golden girl just couldn't help herself to trouble. It was a persistent urge in her soul. But this go round she crosses the wrong sell keep. And finds herself in an entanglement that will have her spiral to rock bottom.
Harmony of Lady Shadow Moon
Price: Free! Words: 29,040. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » African American fiction » General
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Aanujah believed her summer would be a simple visit to granny, but the truth manifested itself with sharp teeth and claws. It will take all her courage to not back down from such a force. It will take all her courage to once again become the Lady of Shadow Moon.
Betrayal of Eralavict: Episode 5: The Suits
Series: Betrayal of Eralavict. Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » African American fiction » General
In this final episode of segment 1, Khezzy is faced with the Suits. A government organization that lives behind the veil. The city where Khezzy comes from have tasted the Suits in small doses, enough to have slight familiarity with them, but never truly know them. For Khezzy, that was all about to change.
Betrayal of Eralavict: Episode 4: Kharver Dip
Series: Betrayal of Eralavict. Price: Free! Words: 9,610. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Kharver Dip. A location shrouded in mystery and cloaked in the shadow. After much time of abandonment any creature could have stopped by and taken up residence. A benevolent being or a malicious one. Sounds like good Saturday in the making to Khezzy.
Betrayal of Eralavict: Episode 3: Bomb Dinner: Kaboom!
Series: Betrayal of Eralavict. Price: Free! Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Love is in the air. Khezzy is elated, but afraid. Her parents will overreact and throw their hands up like they don't care. And when they're done, on the floor is where Khezzy will be laid. Let the good times roll.
Betrayal of Eralavict: Episode 2: Sneaky Bastards
Series: Betrayal of Eralavict. Price: Free! Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Kids rescued? Check! Lotus locked? Check! Disaster averted? Not exactly. The golden youth was trapped, trying her best to make a miracle. A miracle to free herself, her sister, and her friends.
Betrayal of Eralavict: Episode 1: Pearl Lotus of Ol' Counet
Series: Betrayal of Eralavict. Price: Free! Words: 13,530. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Our story begins with an odd creature, a young girl dipped in gold, wings grown from her back, pumped up by the thrills of life. And trust, she'll get that thrill in good nature fun or wicked sin. Her latest adventure; saving children from sea monsters. Noble right? Ask the golden girl and she'll tell you, she ain't in it for the honor. All she asks for is the danger!

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