Thursday, October 14, 2010

Books That Inspired Me

Leave a comment or two about what you'd like me to vlog about next. I'm totally open to suggestion, that's why I never go to those stupid hypnotism shows!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It's That Time of Year!!!

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Happy Halloween (Decorating) from The Marks'

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ninja Librarians and a Request!

Feel free to comment. I won't bite...much.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Interstitial #1: Stuff

Why must I bombard you with Vlogs?

Leave a comment. Lemme know what you'd like me to vlog about next!

Monday, September 6, 2010

I'm In Labor on Labor Day!

Since it's Labor Day and all, I figured I'd push out a vlog for y'all. This one has some slathery YA love for Dia Reeves and Bleeding Violet, also, why Christopher Moore is my hero and what I'm reading currently.

What are y'all reading?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Distractions A-Plenty!

If you don't see a vlog below, there's something wrong. I mean seriously, horribly wrong!

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Friday, August 20, 2010

An Addiction to Book Hauls! (Vlog Dos)

In case you read adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance, you might want to watch the Tuesday vlogs at the Qwillery!

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Have a good weekend y'all!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

Release Day!!!

Despite the fact that I've seen KISS ME DEADLY at my local Barnes & Noble, tomorrow is the OFFICIAL release day, I guess. So I've been holding off on buying it for my goddaughter (I get a free one from the publisher; ::eyes mailbox:: someday). But just as a heads up and to make it easier for y'all. I'm collecting lots of links for places you can pick up a copy of your very own!

Here's the rundown:

If you can possibly thirst for more mysterious metaphysical accounts of love, Trisha Telep has organized some of the greatest and most thrilling tales of paranormal paramours since The Eternal Kiss. She presents the acclaimed literary talent of thirteen unique authors, creating a collection of stories that will undoubtedly capture the imagination of every soul who dares to read them. Werewolves, ghosts, zombies, vampires, and fallen angels drive the plot of these riveting romances.
Kiss Me Deadly includes the exceptional writings of several authors, including:

• Sarah Rees Brennan (faeries)
• Becca Fitzpatrick (angels)
• Caitlin Kittredge (witches)
• Karen Mahoney (vampires: sequel to story from The Eternal Kiss)
• Daniel Marks (ghost kids)
• Justine Musk (sorcerers)
• Diana Peterfreund (unicorns)
• Michelle Rowen (demons)
• Carrie Ryan (zombies)
• Maggie Stiefvater (werewolves)
• Rachel Vincent (banshees)
• Daniel Waters (zombies)
• Michelle Zink (gothic ghosts)

Pick it up at your local independent bookseller or any of these online retailers!

Book Depository UK (Worldwide Free Delivery)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Who are Velvet and Nyx?

...and more importantly, why is Nick spelled Nyx?

I thought up Velvet and Nyx's world long before I began a career as an adult urban fantasy writer, but it just never seemed to gel in my head and hair before fall of 2009. Basically, it's a set of stories and novels set in Purgatory, that vague place between heaven and hell. I was always interested in the concept, but intentionally didn't research other's ideas of Purgatory because I didn't want to cloud this vision of a dystopian city (which it is).

Velvet is the leader of a commando extraction and clean-up team called the Salvagers, just one of many such teams in Purgatory, but, as it happens so many times in Fiction, Velvet's is the BEST, bitches! The Salvagers consist of a pair of poltergeists (Luisa and Logan), an undertaker (Nick) and a body thief (Velvet). I wanted those job's to be just that, titles. They're all the same but their different abilities determine their part in the team. The job of the Salvagers is to save trapped earthbound souls, disrupt black magic spells and generally police the cracks between the worlds of the living and the dead. Not doing so has DIRE consequences!

The stories are as much about romance as they are about deadly hauntings and evil spirits. So expect some sparks and hot making out.

Currently, VERMILLION, the short story in the KISS ME DEADLY: 13 TALES OF PARANORMAL LOVE is the only story available, however, my agent will be shopping the trilogy as soon as I finish revisions. So keep your fingers crossed.

ps. Nyx is Velvet's pet name for Nick. They're kind of in love.

Chatting It All Up and Shit!

Tonight I'll be taking part in the Kiss Me Deadly chat for the release of that YA paranormal romance anthology. If you look for me there, I'll be Danny Marks, so don't go calling me some other secret name or nothin' cuz I'll be like "Who?" Anyways, if you're into chatting, and I know many of you are, I'll be there with the likes of Trisha Telep (editor), Becca Fitzpatrick (Hush Hush), Sarah Rees Brennan (The Demon's Covenant), Michelle Zink (Prophecy of the Sisters), Rachel Vincent (My Soul to Keep), and Karen Mahoney (The Iron Witch) possibly, she's sick so she's hoping she'll make it. Here's the link to that!

Awesome YA Chatting with Chatty Chattertons!

It's from 6:00 PM PST or 9:00 EST or whatever time, wherever you are. I think we'll be available for about 90 minutes at the most.

I can't imagine what anyone has to ask me about this story, but I'd be happy to answer just about anything. And, yes, for those who know me, I'll try to restrain the filth.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Some Awesome Early Reviews!!!

Kiss Me Deadly's release is still a couple of weeks away, but the reviews are coming in...

First, Kirkus has this to say:

Can true love die if you’re already dead? This tantalizing collection of 13 short stories by some of the best writers of paranormal fiction in the United States and Great Britain explores “the other side of love.” Whether it’s an old-fashioned ghost story, as in Caitlin Kittredge’s “Behind the Red Door,” in which Jo wonders about the dashing resident of an abandoned house and a string of mysterious murders; a story with a twist, as in Michelle Rowen’s “Familiar,” in which a reluctant witch discovers that her chosen pet is a shapeshifter in disguise; or a story with dark humor, as in Sarah Rees Brennan’s “The Spy Who Never Grew Up,” in which a slightly older Peter Pan connects with Wendy’s granddaughter to fight evil in Her Majesty’s Secret Service, each story features a paranormal kiss. Fans who can’t get enough of their favorite authors will also be thrilled to find a back story to Carrie Ryan’s The Forest of Hands and Teeth, a Generation Dead companion by Daniel Waters and more killer unicorns from Diana Peterfreund. (Short stories. YA)

So nothing about Velvet, but that's cured over at Poisoned Rationality in a really awesome in depth review! Check it out!

Friday, June 11, 2010

iTunes Mix for Vermillion

Care to listen to the background music I was thinking about when I wrote the story. Well then here you go...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Little Blurb on Vermillion

When a haunting triggers a series of shadowquakes in Purgatory, spirits Velvet and Nick must cross over into the world of the living to sort out the case of a missing undertaker. But will a seductive body thief come between them and cast the distant district of Vermillion and its inhabitants into forever night?

Vermillion will appear in the upcoming Kiss Me Deadly anthology from Running Press Kids (August 2010).

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Excitement is Building!

I went over the proof pages for Vermillion this week and got to see all the other contributor's stories (which I'll be reading soon-2 months early--take that!!!). Looks like I win at being a windbag. Vermillion is the longest story of the bunch (by about a half a page). A little about the story: It's set almost entirely in Purgatory, so all the characters (mostly) are dead, there's romance, sexual subterfuge, human body possessions and stuff. I hope people like it.

And because people are going to ask, Vermillion is actually the sequel to a trilogy of Velvet and Nyx books (which I haven't finished working on yet--though I'm close, so damn close). Hope to be going on submission (that means my agent will be pimping the first book to publishers) by the end of this month!

Wish me luck!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Oh Hellz Yeah...Cover Time!

Looks like the anthology for my first YA short story has a cover and it's pretty hot...

...and I'm totally excited to be in the midst of such great YA authors. Here's the list...

Maggie Stiefvater
Becca Fitzpatrick
Rachel Vincent
Carrie Ryan
Sarah Rees Brennan
Caitlin Kittredge
Karen Mahoney
Daniel Marks <--Aw yeah!
Justine Musk
Diana Peterfreund
Michelle Rowen
Daniel Waters
Michelle Zink

Wanna preorder it? Just CLICK HERE!!