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Friday, 10 February 2012

Guest Post and Giveaway with Author Dani Harper! (GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED)

Today I have the pleasure of welcoming author Dani Harper who will be telling us all about her paranormal romce series. At the end of her guest post she will also be giving you the details of a fantastic giveaway that she is hosting here at Once Upon a Series. So don't be shy, give Dani a warm welcome and don't forget to enter the giveaway!


Changelings 101 - not your mother's werewolves

Hi, I’m Dani Harper and in my new paranormal series from Kensington-Brava, I’ve created a world in which wolfen shapeshifters live as humans among us, hiding in plain sight. Extremely long-lived and very strong, they call themselves Changelings and they regard their innate ability to become a wolf at will as a gift.

Each story revolves around a member of the Macleod family. Driven from Scotland two centuries ago when wolves were being exterminated there, these Changelings found sanctuary in the wilds of northern Canada. An entire community has since sprung up around them and the Macleods and their pack are part of the human community. But there’s just enough unspoiled forest left for them to joyfully run as wolves whenever they please. They seem to have the best of both worlds – but there are still dangers lurking for their kind. And love, when it arrives, brings dangers and complications of its own.

There are 2 immutable laws in the Changeling world:

1. Never harm a human

2. Never turn a human against their will

The wolf within, however, has its own set of primal rules. If a Changeling’s life is in danger, the wolf will emerge to defend it. The wolf will also rise, unbidden, to defend a mate at all costs. And Changelings mate for life.

HOW TO RECOGNIZE A CHANGELING

Changelings in their lupine form are attractive. Graceful and swift, they stand on all fours like natural wolves. Aha, you say, then how do you tell a Changeling from a real wolf? Easy. Changelings are much bigger. And while their fur color seldom corresponds to the color of their human hair, their eyes never change.

Stealthy as a ghost, a Changeling is intent on guarding his secret identity. Humans are unlikely to ever encounter him in his wolfen persona. Unless of course you’ve been foolish enough to endanger him, his pack or (worst of all) his mate. Yes, Changelings have rules they choose to live by, but that doesn’t mean they’re tame!

As for recognizing a Changeling when he’s on two legs? Not going to happen. They may run on four feet in their free time but they choose to live as humans. They have jobs, pay bills, drive cars … they could be your neighbor, your boss, your banker. The only thing that’s certain is that you will never, ever know. But don’t worry. Thanks to the rules, a Changeling will never harm humans unless he turns rogue. And that’s only happened once. So far….

THE CHANGELING BOOKS

There are 3 books in the series at present (and by the way, each has been written to stand alone). Changeling Moon focuses on Connor Macleod. Changeling Dream is about James Macleod, the oldest of the siblings. And my newest release, Changeling Dawn is about the youngest Macleod, Kenzie. Here’s the blurb:

Kenzie Macleod has spent her whole life hiding the fact that she's a werewolf. She's not about to open up to any man, even one as powerfully attractive as wildlife expert Josh Talarkoteen. But legend says that a Changeling cannot escape the call of her true mate, even in the wilderness of backcountry Alaska. An isolated archaeological site, a terrified Changeling cub, a shadowy research facility - as Kenzie and Josh face the ultimate betrayal, his obsidian eyes promise untold pleasure and hint at dark secrets of his own...

For more information, reviews and excerpts of each of my novels, check out my website!

WHERE TO FIND DANI HARPER

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Newsletter / Blog

DANI'S GIVEAWAY FOR READERS (GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED)
I love to talk books and I love to give away prizes! So name one or more of your favorite paranormal or urban fantasy series authors. (I love Patricia Briggs, Karen Chance, Jeaniene Frost and Keith Hearne myself!) A name will be drawn at random from the commenters on Feb. 21st . The winner will receive a signed copy of my new release, Changeling Dawn, and a “Dani Harper” tote bag to put it in. PS – the giveaway is International!

46 comments:

Julie S said...

Thanks for the guest post and giveaway! I've had these on my to read list for a while.
juliecookies(at)gmail.com

Kelly said...

Great Post....

I am in love with JR Ward, Laurie London, Jennifer Lyon, Laura Wright... Oh I could go on forever...

And now I love you!!! Since I already have Changeling Dawn. You don't need to enter me.

Just wanted to stop by and share my love.

Kelly
Books-n-Kisses

Proserpine said...

Hi! Nice post! Thanks for this chance! Fac series authors.... : Kresley Cole, Shelly Crane, J.R Ward, Carrie Jones, Karen Marie Moning, Alyssa Day.... There's too many of them and I would love to add Dani Harper to this list :P

Proserpine Craving Books
proserpinecravedfor(at)hotmail(dot)com

Filia Oktarina said...
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Filia Oktarina said...

I want this book. This story look wonderful. Can't wait to read it.
I love Alexander Ivy, Jeaniene Frost, Patricia Briggs, JR Ward, and Nalini Singh.
Thanks for the guest post and giveaway!
filiafantasy(at)gmail(dot)com

tattoogirlreads said...

Nice post! I've been meaning to read your books for awhile.

I like Karen Chance and Kelley Armstrong!

Thanks for the chance to win

maibyers at gmail dot com

Sharon said...

well, you pretty much named all my favorites! Don't forget Charlaine Harris and Kim Harrison...thanks for the chance! sstogner1 at gmail dot com

Krystal Larson said...

I adore JR Ward, thank you for the awesome giveaway! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

Cathy said...

Thank you for the giveaway. Some of my favorites are JR Ward, Kim Harrison, Kelley Armstrong, Karen Marie Moning, JR Robb, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Laurell K. Hamilton. I am looking forward to reading your books as well.
Cathy S.
dragonfly1056@aol.com

Melliane said...

thanks for this post and the giveaway!

I think my favorite UF series are: Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews, Spellcrackers.com by Suzanne Mcleod or even H&W intestigations by Jess Haines, but there are so many series I love it's difficult to pick one.

ellana_(at)hotmail(dot)fr

Patti P said...

I would have to say JR Ward tops my list. I have been dying to get my hands on these to read. But it's not in my budget right now.

musicalfrog at comcast.net

Phoenix Carvelli said...

I can't wait to read Changling Dawn! Thank you for the giveaways!
Phoenix

Bea said...

Not entering because I already won elsewhere but I enjoy reading your guest posts. I also really enjoy Patty Briggs, especially her urban fantasy.

Bea ~ http://beasbooknook.blogspot.com/

Erica Nicholas said...

I love J.R. Ward, Amanda Ashley, Laurell K. Hamilton, Kresley Cole, there's a ton more...Thanks for the giveaway! :) ericanicholas at gmail dot com

LadyVampire2u said...

Great post! And I love the authors mentioned so far. Here are a few of my favorite authors not mentioned yet... Marjorie M Liu, Thea Harrison, Linda Robertson, Chloe Neill and Yasmine Galenorn.
LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

Barbara said...

I LOVE this series...I've read Changeling Dream and Changeling Moon and can't wait to read Changeling Dawn! Some of my favorite authors are J.R. Ward, Gena Showalter, Lora Leigh, Pamela Palmer, Lara Adrian, Jennifer Ashley, Jaime Rush...and many more! Thx for this GREAT giveaway opportunity!

barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

Robin said...

Your series looks great! I also like J.R Ward, Karen Marie Moning, Dakota Cassidy and Thea Harrison.

robindpdx(at)yahoo(dot)com

marybelle said...

Jeaniene Frost is most definitely a favorite. She has some of the most amazing characters around.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Carol L. said...

Hi Dani, I loved, loved Changeling Moon and have the next 2 on my TRL . Looking forward to reading them. Thanks for this chance.I love all your posts concerning changelings and wolves.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Amber Garcia said...

Loven the Giveaway! My favorite paranormal authors would be Stephanie Meyer, Andrea Cremer, Lauren Kate and Kelly Armstrong. There are so many of them out there I think i truly love them all.
agarcia6510@columbus.rr.com

kami said...

Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews and JR Ward.

nat said...

Great post. Mine is Rachel Vincents Shifter series, JR Ward,Kelley Armstrong and Jeaniene Frost

natcleary(at)gmail(dot)com

booklover0226 said...

Dani Harper is a new author for me but not for long. This series sounds amazing and I've added it to my must have list.

I like J.R. Ward and D.N. Simmons.

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Marie-Claude said...

My favorite author is Kelley Armstrong!!!! But I also love Patricia Brigg, Kevin Hearne, Chloe Neil, Laurell K Hamilton (merry serie), Kresley Cole, Linda Robertson....and a lot more!!!

I really need to try Dani Harper, her book look so good.

Glassheart18ca@hotmail.com

Carol L. said...

Wow, coming back I realized I never answered the question. Sorry.
I love pretty much the same Authors listed. JR Ward, Larissa Ione,Erin Qunn,Brenda Joyce's Masters Of Time series,Karen Marie Moning,Kresley Cole, Sherrilyn kenyon and Diana Gabaldon.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

buddyt said...

Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

I would say Karen Marie Moning is among my favorites.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Zendastark (France) said...

Merci!

Thanks a lot for this international giveaway! I'm so glad to have a chance to win this book! I've read the first two in the series and I'm eager to get the third!

You're on my top list authors now and I also really love Ilona Andrews, Nalini Singh, Patricia Briggs, jeanienne Frost, Karen chance and some others...

I keep fingers crossed and thank you for this post!

Zendastark(at)hotmail.com

Shelagh said...

Yet more books to crave. :) Great introduction to the series.

Fave authors of UF/PNR: Jim Butcher, Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter, Patricia Briggs....

wordfiend AT mighty.co.za

ilona said...

Most of the names given are on my list but I noticed a few others that haven't been mentioned yet:

Neil Gaiman,Richelle Mead, Jennifer Estep and Jennifer Rardin.

They all write excellent UF stories.

Vanessa N. said...

Great giveaway. I love Patricia Briggs, Lora Leigh, Keri Arthur, Kim Harrison, and Jennifer Ashley. I love finding new authors. Thanks for the chance.

mythic021@gmail.com

hernameisavril said...

My favorite authors are Becca Fizpatrick, L.J. Smith, Rachel Vincent and Melissa Marr thank you for the giveaway :D

hernameisavril@yahoo.com

suzi1811 said...

My favourites are Kelley Armstrong, Jim Butcher, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Keri Arthur and Melissa Marr! I have Dani's first book on my kindle waiting for me to get to it on TBR list and I'm really looking forward to it! I'd love to win the book cause I want to get the whole series in one form or another for definite as it I love paranormal books and especially werewolf/shifter books!

Michelle said...

My favourites are Nalini Singh, Larissa Ione, Stephanie Tyler, Ilona Andrews, Laura Wright, Lisa Renee Jones... I could go on & on :)

The books sound really interesting. Thanks for sharing!

mmcmichael79(at)googlemail(dot)com

KathyE said...

Thanx for the opportunity to enter your draw... Favorite series authors:
JR Ward, Jeaniene Frost, Larissa Ione, Karen Marie Moning, Kresley Cole, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Diana Gabaldon, Kelley Armstrong, Patricia Brigg, Chloe Neill, Kresley Cole, Ilona Andrews, Lara Adrian, Lora Leigh, Marjorie M Liu, Charlaine Harris, Nalini Singh, Karen Chance, to name a few :)...I also see some new para names i haven't tried yet...adding them to my list to check out...
kathy_erb@hotmail.com

Eli Yanti said...

thanks for the chance to win dani harper's book, sounds very interesting.

hope i'm not late.

eli_y83@yahoo.com

Miss Bohemia said...

Great giveaway!

Some of my favourites are Kim Harrison, Charlaine Harris, Melissa Marr and Jennifer Rardin.

thealexion@hotmail.co.uk

Sue Sattler said...

Looks like I have new books to add to my need to buy list. They sound really good. Some of my favorite authors are Shayla Black, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan, Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter, Keri Arthur and a host of others. Thank you for the giveaway.
proudarmymom32@yahoo.com

JoAnna said...

I have heard a lot of good things about your series. I can't wait to give it a try. I have so many..
J.R. Ward - Black Dagger Brotherhood
Kerrelyn Sparks - Love at Stake
Gini Koch - Alien series

Just to name a few.

beckerjo at verizon dot net

msmjb65 said...

Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on the book! I love so many authors and I hope to add you to the list! I love many of the same authors listed already: JR Ward, Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole, Charlaine Harris and the list goes on!
I'd love a copy of your book and I have a collection of author tote bags that I'd live to add on to...
MJB
msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

Stephanie said...

Awesome post, my favorite authors are Jeaniene Frost, Lyndsay sands, kresley Cole, Lara Adrian, you (Dani Harper) etc. i could gone for hrs
evangeline_the_dark_one(at)yahoo.com

Kristin said...

I enjoyed reading Connor's story but I really want to read Kenzie's.
I love Patricia Briggs' Alpha and Omega series, Rachael Vincent's Shifter series and Karen Marie Moning's Fever series.

Doris said...

My favorites are..Patrica Briggs..Delilah Devlin.. J R Ward..Stephanie Meyer..Lora Leigh..Evangline Anderson..Jennifer Lynn Barnes..Angela Knight..Joey W Hill..Sarah McCarty..Octavia E Butler and Laurell K. Hamiliton. Thanks for the chance...

Di said...

A series about a family is a favorite of mine and it fits in with my 2012 goal to read more paranormals.
sallans d at yahoo dot com

Jennifer L. Bielman said...

Jennifer Estep, Ilona Andrews, Anita Blake, Jeaniene Frost, Karen Moning, Patrica Briggs, Nalini Singh.

autumnflower6(at)aol(dot)com

Thanks for the giveaway.

Koll said...

Richelle Mead, Rachel Caine and Andrea Cremer are just a few of my favorite authors :)

DANI HARPER said...

I really enjoyed reading all the comments and seeing what authors everyone is enjoying. Thanks to everyone who took the time to read my guest post and thanks for the compliments too!

BIG THANKS to Chrissie for inviting me to Once Upon A Series!

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