Week Two – Soe and Ira #giveaway posts

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๐ŸŒŸ Dani Smith ๐ŸŒŸ

Bio:

DANI SMITH is an award-winning artist, illustrator, comic book creator, and novelist residing in San Diego, CA. Her single-issue comic books and illustrated novels have appeared on bestseller lists in the US and Australia, outselling select digital issues of titles such as Hellboy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Last Airbender. She is best known for her BLACK DOG AND REBEL ROSE Series of novels and comics. Upcoming projects include her much-anticipated new punk fey series, SHALE CITY, the Lovecraftian teen comic series ASYLUM (created by Alex Julian), and a feature film based on the first book of her BDRR Series.

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๐ŸŒŸ Kell Inkston ๐ŸŒŸ

Bio:

Just a quick heads up: I’m one serious werido, so be prepared for strange and mystical tales of whimsy and ultraviolence when you crack open one of my texts. Magical ponies and stupendous manslaughter go hand-in-hand, I tell you; it’s literary justice!

I have tons more coming in the months and years ahead, so if you’ve been enjoying my work, I’d encourage you to +Follow me to get regular updates on my activity. It won’t give you enough intel to triangulate my movements and capture me, but it will definitely tell you when the next book comes out. I think that would be for the best, because anyone who’s been kidnapped would tell you it’s not all that exciting.

I mean, unless you kidnap me and take me on an all-expenses-paid vacation to Disney World or something. I could deal with that I bet.

My hobbies and stuff include: running, birds, eating ramen noodles, spending time with my horrible dogs and super-cool loved ones, and writing stories that tear out people’s internal organs and force them to send me emotional emails.

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๐ŸŒŸ Jade Waltz ๐ŸŒŸ

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Jade Waltz lives in Illinois with her husband, two sons, and her three crazy cats. She loves knitting, playing video games, and watching Esports. Jade’s passions include the arts, green tea and mints — all while writing and teaching marching band drill in the fall.

Jade has always been an avid reader of the fantasy, paranormal and sci-fi genres and wanted to create worlds she always wanted to read.

She writes character driven romances within detailed universes, where happily-ever-afters happen for those who dare love the abnormal and the unknown. Their love may not be easy–but it is well worth it in the end.

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๐ŸŒŸ J.A. Cummings ๐ŸŒŸ

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J. A. Cummings was born in Flint, Michigan and was raised in a nearby town called Clio. Appropriately enough for someone growing up in a place named for the Muse of history, she developed a passion for reading and the past that continues to this day. Her love of poetry and storytelling quickly followed.

Her life has been one of numerous false starts, unexpected endings and fascinating side trips that lasted far too long. All of that chaos has informed her writing and improved her understanding of what it means to be human, both the sorrow and the glory.

She still resides in Michigan.
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๐ŸŒŸ Michael Radcliffe ๐ŸŒŸ

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An avid reader of fantasy and science fiction novels all of my life, I began writing The Guardian’s Apprentice in 2002 and did not finish until 2010. I live with my family in rural Kentucky, along with our six cats. When not acquiring more cats for our plan of world domination (cat armies are terribly hard to train), I enjoy spinning stories from the wisps of magic around me.

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๐ŸŒŸ Eva Delaney ๐ŸŒŸ

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Eva combines her love of spaceships, strong heroines, and charming guys into swashbuckling romantic adventures. Her hobbies include writing, procrastinating, and feeling bad for not writing. The rest of the time, she’s a butler to a cuddly dog and a playful cat.
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Eva Delaney’s Star Ship Crew

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๐ŸŒŸ Serenity Rayne ๐ŸŒŸ

Bio:
Hi I’m Serenity Rayne and I love to write paranormal stories. My first book out Hide Little Wolf is a dream come true. I’ve read a ton of books over the years , I’ve always felt they were missing something. So I was encouraged to write the book I’ve always wanted to read. In real life I’m a mom, wife and outdoors woman. I love supporting and being supportive of others. You’ll find in my books that the female characters are strong independent women that don’t lose their bite no matter what is thrown their way. I hope you enjoy reading it!
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๐ŸŒŸ Melissa Adams ๐ŸŒŸ

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I’m from the UK (but I was born in Italy and grew up between the two countries). I’m UK based now and my day job is connected to my other huge passion after writing and reading: flying. I have lived in the US and got myself a super hot American husband who followed me back to Europe.

My obsessions: Yorkshire terriers and Norse gods!

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๐ŸŒŸ AC Wilds ๐ŸŒŸ

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A.C. Wilds was born and raised in New York City. She lives in an outer borough with her husband and two girls. She loves horseback riding, mythical creatures, and everything books. When she isn’t at her desk writing the next great escape, she can be found with the blankets over her head reading a steamy paranormal tale.

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๐ŸŒŸ K.A. Morse ๐ŸŒŸ

Bio:

Hi I’m K.A. Morse. Wife and Mother. I have always loved writing, and reading. Everything Doctor Who, Supernatural, The Walking Dead and all things Halloween. I have 3 cats as well. I love to travel and see new places.

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๐ŸŒŸ Jenee Robinson ๐ŸŒŸ

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Iโ€™m a wife for almost 18 years now! I have 3 beautiful but ornery girls. I love books and writing them. I have a Supernatural, Harry Potter and Captain America obsession. Other then that Iโ€™m boring.

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๐ŸŒŸ Skye MacKinnon ๐ŸŒŸ

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Skye MacKinnon is a USA Today & International Bestselling Author whose books are filled with strong heroines who don’t have to choose.

She embraces her Scottishness with fantastical Scottish settings and a dash of mythology, no matter if she’s writing about Celtic gods, cat shifters, or the streets of Edinburgh.

When she’s not typing away at her favourite cafe, Skye loves dried mango, as much exotic tea as she can squeeze into her cupboards, and being covered in pet hair by her two bunnies, Emma and Darwin.

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๐ŸŒŸ Rebecca Morman ๐ŸŒŸ

Bio:
Hi! I am Rebecca. Obviously. Lol! Anyway I am never good at writing these things. I really don’t like to talk aboit myself. There is nothing overly exuberant about me. I am just me. I’m from N.E Oklahoma where I live with my husband, our 4 boys, 2 dogs and 2 cats. I am 29 and have been 5’4″ since I was 12. Hahaha I’m sure I can think of aomething later to add to this, but for now, that’s all folks!.
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๐ŸŒŸ Sam Hall ๐ŸŒŸ

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I grew up in that bit of Australia you saw in Crocodile Dundee. Yup, I have seen saltwater crocs in the wild, have held a koala (the 70s, when stressing wildlife for the kiddies was still cool) and have swatted an insane number of hand-sized spiders (they think I am their queen and are always wherever I am!). I have a gorgeous child with ASD, a super supportive, truly awesome partner and so, so many animals. Seriously, there is double the number of pets to people.
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๐ŸŒŸ Erica Woods ๐ŸŒŸ

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Erica Woods is an animal loving, coffee-addicted, chocoholic who lives in Norway with two fur babies of the purring variety and a hubs of the supporting, slightly growly variety.

When she’s not writing (which is seldom) she can be found clinging to her hubby like a koala bear (yes, she’s needy) with abook in one hand and some kind of snack (most likely chocolate)
in the other.

Besides being crazy about animals and obsessed with all things romance, Erica likes to be near the ocean, draw, fantasize about
life on foreign planets, and tease her hubby until he chases her around the house while she squeals.

Fun times.
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๐ŸŒŸ Gene Stiles ๐ŸŒŸ

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International author, Gene Stiles, a Michigan native, moved to Simi Valley, CA in 1963. His first publication was at age eleven when the Los Angles Daily News (then the Valley News and Green Sheet) and the L.A. Times both wrote articles on a young poet selling his work to buy a Mother’s Day present.

An avid researcher, his interests include mythology, world religions, archeology, geology, paleontology, lost civilizations, science fiction and the 2012 phenomenon which are the basis for his Colony Series of novels, Colony – Atlantean, Colony – Neander, Colony – Bloodkin, Colony – Seeds of War, Colony – Nephilim and the upcoming Colony – Olympian.

Growing up an outcast in his family, he lived much of the story in his first novel, To Walk the Winding Road – A Story Of Abuse And Survival.

At age seventeen, he started a three-state wide non-profit organization called Teens, Inc in the hopes of helping other troubled teens like himself. As an adult, he continued his devotion to kids by opening teen-oriented businesses including two arcades and three teen nightclubs – which are the sources for his book Phenomenon – The Xenon West Story.

He is also a martial artist and major karaoke junkie.

He lives in Missouri on the land he and his late wife, Dianne, cleared together and in the house the two built alone and with their own two hands. She promoted him, believed in him and without whose inspiration none of his books would ever have been printed.
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๐ŸŒŸ Ariz Brune ๐ŸŒŸ

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Ariz loves to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys cuddling up with her husband and reading books across many genres. Her favorite to read and write are Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.
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๐ŸŒŸ Madeline Fay ๐ŸŒŸ

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Madeline lives in rural Michigan in a castle with all her fur babies and husband. She loves to read, youโ€™ll find her in her tower with her kindle and cup of tea. She has a few addictions, chocolate is her weakness and anything seventies related. Sheโ€™s a hippy at heart. She has an evil day job, but at night she watches over her city in the shadows and calls herself batman. Not really but she keeps hoping it might come true one day. Sheโ€™s in her bat cave writing and plotting mad, evil genius, stories while sipping some wine.

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Shale City: Fox and Faun by Dani Smith #newrelease

Shale City: Fox and Faun by Dani Smith

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Welcome to SHALE CITY, a derelict punk rock metropolis populated by the fey creatures that overrun our mythological dreamscapes. A place where magic and technology run thick side by side…sometimes with devastating consequences.

Twinglader swordsman Ashe sacrificed his freedom in exchange for his grandparents’ lives. Now torn away from his faun tribe, he finds himself in the service of Drake, a cunning and powerful satyr chief known for his insufferable cruelty.

But when Drake returns from a raid with a new prize: the intensely beautiful Iona, a fire-haired fox maiden trained in the magic arts, Ashe will begin to question his loyalty… and his own heart. Swearing to protect and free Iona from her captor, Ashe will be forced to risk both of their lives–and a life unborn–for a chance at freedom.

Written and illustrated by bestselling comics artist and creator Dani Smith, SHALE CITY is a dark, gritty, and ultimately gorgeous journey into an urban fantasy world with no boundaries.

Publisher’s note: This illustrated novella contains adult themes including gore and violence, foul language, graphic sex, nudity, slavery, and dubious consent. It is intended for readers 17+ ONLY.

Artist Dani Smith #interview

Please give a warm welcome to my fabulous friend, artist and author Dani Smith

Tell us a bit about yourself

Iโ€™m an illustrator and book cover designer focusing on fantasy, horror, and romance themes. I have been creating and publishing my own comics and novels through my boutique publishing and art business, QuickDraw Studios, since 2010. I have been on Top 100 Bestseller lists numerous times, outselling select issues of titles like Hellboy, The Walking Dead, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer in digital format.

I currently am at work with my husband and partner, Alex Julian, on numerous novel and comic projects that are projected for publication in the next year. We live in a little white cottage in San Diego, CA. with our boy Ryker, a terrier mix named Arrow, a fat guinea pig named Freckles, and a sassy black cat named Gabe the Prince of Darkness. Our house is full of murals, nude and pinup art, and rock nโ€™ roll. We are the all-American family. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have you always wanted to become a designer/blogger?

I knew I was an artist from toddlerhood. I never questioned it, though that may not be the popular or โ€œrightโ€ thing to do according to the society in which I live. Sometimes you are just born who you are meant to be in a straightforward fashion, no questions asked. I got into book cover illustration during my 2011 pregnancy with my son, and I have enjoyed it ever since.

My favorite book cover projects are illustrated, though I have also created covers using stock photos for authors, if this is requested. I also love doing interior illustration and character design for authors in the romance, fantasy, sci-fi, and horror genres.

What was your inspiration for your current work?

I have always been inspired by folklore, anthropology, fairy tales, film, and music. Lately I have been creating personal works for my Instagram, @daniquickdraw, that reflect my favorite popular characters or portray Instagram models that I find creatively alluring. These personal works have been immensely popular.

What are you working on now?

I am always working on the next comic book project, most recently the next issue of my bestselling Black Dog and Rebel Rose series, and two illustrated novels, ASYLUM and SHALE CITY. You can see examples of work done for these on my Instagram and Facebook pages fairly regularly.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I love to go โ€œsidewaysโ€โ€”that is, I drink strong coffee while also drinking a glass of wine or champagne. The alcohol relaxes me while the caffeine stimulates my creative brain and gets the juices flowing. Itโ€™s a really great combination. I love to listen to folklore, true crime, and anthropology podcasts while painting, as well as indie soundtracks on YouTube that fit whatever project I am working on at the moment.

What are your hopes for the future?

I currently have a live action film option on the table in Los Angeles for my most popular comic series, Black Dog and Rebel Rose. It has been a long time in the works, and we have had a few hurdles to jump over as time has gone by, which seems to be a fait accompli for indie films. But I remain hopeful that the project will pan out and be a success. Most recently, my producers are planning to film a teaser trailer featuring the five major characters that will be launched worldwide to promote the funding of the project.

Do you have any advice for new designers about the author world?

Make sure your work is top-notch in quality. Try to stand out from the crowdโ€”discover what is unique about your work and focus on that. Let your light shine and the right folks will find you.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I love every single one of you. Without my fans and supporters, I would be nowhere.

Buy links

Strange Days

Boobes: An Adult Coloring Book

Skriker: A Boy and His Beast

Black Dog and Rebel Rose: Chapter One: The Road to Hell

Black Dog and Rebel Rose Revamped

Being Ophelia and Other Poems

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Dani Smith International Fan Page

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Black Dog and Rebel Rose: Chapter I: The Road to Hell by Dani Smith and Alex Julian

I’m lucky today to have the fantastic artist Dani Smith from Quick Draw Studios visiting. She was kind enough to answer a couple of questions about herself and her latest release.

Tell us a bit about yourself

Iโ€™m a comic book artist, writer, and all around crazy love able tattooed gal hailing from San Diego, CA, USA. I primarily focus on horror and dark urban fantasy themes, which allow me to draw all kinds of awesome monsters! My partner, Alex Julian, recently became my primary colorist; he also designs some of the creatures you will see popping up in my stories. We live in a charming old craftsman cottage in San Diego with our 6 year old boy, Ryker, a spry Jack Russell named Arrow, a fat guinea pig named Freckles, and a very curious Betta fish named Jack. We are the all- American artist family. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have you always wanted to become an comic book artist?

Initially, no. I once dreamed of owning an art gallery and being a novelist separately. I started teaching myself the art of comics about six years ago during pregnancy bedrest, and I would never go back. I get to combine art and storytelling…nothing is better. Itโ€™s become my absolute passion.

What was your inspiration for the series?
I have a passion for anthropology, folklore, mythology, theology, and the stories cultures worldwide have told for generations. I was inspired by the beings and creatures that have emerged from these traditions, and I wanted to write a story incorporating them, with characters that are both wondrous and relatable. The end result was BDRR.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I like to go sidewaysโ€”coffee and a glass of wine or champagne at the same time. Gets me both hyped and mellowed, hahaha! Good music is an absolute…it fuels the creative process. Iโ€™ll sometimes listen to the same song over and over for hours.

Do you have any advice for new artists/authors about the publishing world?

First, make a quality product. Quality is absolute. Secondly…DO NOT GIVE UP! This is a rough gig. There will be lean times. Absolute feast or famine. Determination is what will get you through.

What are you working on now?

The next chapter of BDRR hahaha! We are also starting ASYLUM, a series Alex created about a teen insane asylum with a Lovecraftian theme…this will be the next title we put out. Thirdly, we have SHALE CITY, a punk fey fantasy that Iโ€™ve been conceptualizing for the last few years. That will hit this summer…the fans are really excited about that one!

What are your hopes for the future?

We have a film option for BDRR that is floating around Los Angeles with a really fantastic producer and a few celebrity fans who would like to play the characters. Iโ€™m hoping it comes to fruition. The film world is complicated, so we will have to just kick back and see. Book sales will partially be driving the funding for that, so get out there and buy your copies, kids! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒน

Do you have anything to say to your fans?

You are why Iโ€™m here. I love you all and could not be more grateful. I hope to do right by you all by continuing to put out stories that you are excited to read!
Black Dog and Rebel Rose: Chapter I:

The Road to Hell by

Dani Smith and Alex Julian

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A Beauty and the Beast tale unlike any other…
Skriker, the Halfling son of a demon and a stripper, is a supernatural hunter with nothing to tie him down, and he likes it that way. Between gore-splattered hunts slaying things that go bump in the night, he fills his days and nights with women, cage fights, and hard, fun living. But when the tattooed, Harley-riding bad boy makes a trip out to the abandoned town of Paradise Hill, a rotting burg rumored to be infested by a parade of grisly horrors, he discovers that he isn’t the only hunter to sniff out such a rich prize…and while she just might be the stuff his dreams are made of, she may also lead to what could be his gruesome undoing.

Delve into Chapter One of Dani Smith’s worldwide bestselling comic series, with revamped illustrations, storytelling, and new colors by artist Alex Julian!

This comic is suitable for MATURE READERS only.

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Black Dog and Rebel Rose by Dani Smith @DaniQuickDraw #AmReading

The kickass artist and author Dani Smith is here to introduce her book Black Dog and Rebel Roseย 

She is the creater of all the artwork below.

Black dog and Rebel Rose cover

Synopsis
Skriker, the Halfling son of a demon and a stripper, is a supernatural hunter with nothing to tie him down, and he likes it that way. Between gore-splattered hunts slaying things that go bump in the night, he fills his days and nights with women, cage fights, and hard, fun living. But when the tattooed, Harley-riding bad boy makes a trip out to the abandoned town of Paradise Hill, a rotting burg rumored to be infested by a parade of grisly horrors, he discovers that he isn’t the only hunter to sniff out such a rich prize…and while she just might be the stuff his dreams are made of, she may also lead to what could be his gruesome undoing.

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