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What a week [43]: Conquer Camp NaNoWriMo. Write EVERYTHING!

Welcome to my weekly recap where I share what happened last week in my Reading Bookshelf, Writing Desk and Blogging Corner. The featured section for this week is my… That’s how DRAGONS invaded my no-dragons-allowed world BUT Why aren’t dragons allowed if they are super cute??? I’ll tell you all about it in May, in my guest post on Kimba’s Caffeinated Book Reviewer Today I wanted to share with you something that JUST dawned on me: Camp NaNoWrimo is about writing. Slow learner, my little … Keep reading

In the Spotlight [22]: Blogger Interview – Barbara @ Booker T’s farm

Today I want you to meet Barbara from Booker T’s farm, which is a blog about “Books and Nails and Puppy Dog Tales” 🙂 “A blog about all the loves of my life” Barbara says and I can understand! She is talking about boxers and books! I adore Boxers and books too. Boxers are simply the best dogs ever! Barbara and I are “Horror buddies” 🙂 we met at the Horror Reading Challenge and hit it off immediately because we … Keep reading

Book Review: Fury’s Kiss (New England Furies #1), by Nicola R. White

Very Entertaining. Fun female character. Action driven. It gets my check marks for ✓ Writing, ✓characterization and ✓ Premise 3.8 stars [Thanks Strange Roads Press and BFF NetGalley for this Arc!] About the Book Tara Walker dreams of more excitement than slinging plates of seafood for Cape Cod tourists, but as she learns when she is attacked and forced to fight for her life, fate sometimes has a funny way of giving you exactly what you wish for. Faced with strange new powers … Keep reading

What a week [42]: Why my Writing Desk STILL is my favorite place in the universe!

Welcome to my weekly recap where I share what happened last week in my Reading Bookshelf, Writing Desk and Blogging Corner. The featured section for this week is my…   which CONTINUES to be my favorite place in the entire universe! [and it is probably going for the entire month of April 🙂 ] Why?  What has happened ?? My First A BOOK’S GENESIS post happened! I’M FINALLY TALKING ABOUT MY WIP!!! That’s what happened! 🙂 [Click here to learn more about A Book’s Genesis … Keep reading

Writing Tip: Conquer Camp NaNoWriMo one milestone at a time

One tip I’d like to share with you today is: If a task seems too daunting, I break it down in milestones and reward myself when I reach each milestone. 🙂 If I had to think about the 20,000 words I have to write for Camp NaNoWriMo I’d probably get discouraged. That’s why I came up with a Machiavellian Plan and I set more manageable daily and weekly milestones. And, I’m very happy to announced that I reached my Week One’s “5,000 words” milestone! So I got this beautiful mug from Evie’s … Keep reading

In the spotlight [21]: Blogger Interview – Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

Today I’m very happy to have my girl Kristen here! I love her blog with its down to earth, honest, [but still full of niceness] content. AND she likes urban fantasy. AND she supports indie authors. SO she finds the best books ever. AND she writes great reviews. AND SHE WRITES [like in she has a WIP]!!! [I’m still trying to get her to share some of that, soon, soon I hope]. So I probably spend more time reading her blog that mine! … Keep reading

Book Release and Review: The Demonists (Demonist #1), by Thomas E. Sniegoski

I’m so excited to promote the release of The Demonists today! DARK URBAN FANTASY AT ITS FINEST FABULOUSLY DARK AND CREEPY The Demonists gets all my check marks! ✓ Writing, ✓ Characterization, ✓ Premise, ✓Plot and ✓World-building 4.7 stars Wow factor: Seriously gory and creepy [Thanks BFF NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group for this ARC] About the Book From the New York Times bestselling author of the Fallen series and the Remy Chandler series, a new dark fantasy series filled with demons, exorcisms, … Keep reading

Writing Tip – A Book in the making… A Book’s Genesis!

Welcome to the VERY FIRST round of A Book’s Genesis! A monthly feature about WIPs [Work in Progress] hosted here at Daniela Ark’s Blog for Readers, Writers and Bloggers Let’s chat about the challenges of crafting amazing, unique and unforgettable stories, scenes, characters and worlds! About the challenges of turning them into words and those words into sentences, paragraphs, pages and chapters and those chapters into A BOOK. Let’s chat about the wonders of the creation of a Book. Let’s … Keep reading

What a week [41]: Why my Writing Desk is my favorite place in the universe!

Welcome to my weekly recap where I share what happened last week in my Reading Bookshelf, Writing Desk and Blogging Corner. The featured section for this week is my… Writing Desk which is now is my favorite place in the entire universe! Why?  Well, because I’m excited about…  A BOOK’S GENESIS is officially on! Let’s chat about the challenges of crafting amazing, unique and unforgettable stories, scenes, characters and worlds! About the challenges of turning them into words and those words into … Keep reading

Writing tips: Get it done! Camp NaNoWriMo Machiavellian Plan

  Camp NaNoWriMo is ON people! 20,000 WORDS! ONE MONTH! [Dark 0minous Music] This is my Machiavellian Plan to conquer Camp NaNoWriMo [end of Dark ominous Music] 1. Pinterest inspiration boards – done! Believe or not I have been preparing for this “Conquering Camp NaNoWriMo” moment for over a year now [without knowing it of course]. I started my Pinterest account before I started the blog. And I’m SO damn proud of it! A lot of hard work has gone into … Keep reading

In the spotlight [21]: Author Interview – V.J. Patterson

It is a HUMONGOUS pleasure to host V.J. Patterson, author of super stellar masterpiece When the Crows Fly Low one of my very few 5-star reviews in my Book Hall of Fame. If you haven’t read When the Crows Fly Low stop whatever you are doing and grab this book! You can come back to read this interview later and then leave a comment for V.J. telling her what a FANTASTIC book she wrote! …. Back already? you devoured When the Crows Fly Low, … Keep reading

Writing Tip: Get it done! Join Camp NaNoWriMo

I don’t know why but little kid blogger Daniela was always a little intimidated by the whole NaNoWriMo thingy.   She never had the time to find/read the answers to all the million questions she had. So she never did it! But today she was reading her fellow blogger Tori’s Monthly Summary: March 2016 and Tori said [or most specifically “squeed”] I’m doing Camp NaNo next month and I’m going to try to complete Silver Hood. *deep breaths* My goal for … Keep reading

What a week [40]: What is your Blogger Age? Part II – The Kid Blogger’s Playground

Welcome to my weekly recap where I shared what happened last week in my Reading Bookshelf, Writer Desk and Blogging Corner. My featured section for this week is my… Blogging Corner Welcome to Part II of my First Blogiversary Week Extravaganza Remember my story about being a toddler blogger? Remember THOSE posts I’m didn’t like too much? WHY I DON’T VISIT YOUR BLOG Well, VERY often one of the reasons listed was… BECAUSE YOU POST TOO MANY BOOK TOURS I was like… WOW… … Keep reading

Book review: Awakening and Amidst the Shadows, by Laura Greenwood

Darkly and Steamy These two surprisingly dark retellings get my check marks for ✓ Writing and ✓ Plot 3.7 stars About the Books/Short Stories   Amidst the Shadows: Tales From Here, After And Beyond BETRAYED A retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. All Cienna and Henry want is a child and Cienna can only see one way of getting what she wants; a deal with the notorious Xavier. But every deal requires payment and sometimes the cost is too steep. Awakening (The Alventia Series I) … Keep reading