Monday, August 25, 2014

Tour Kick Off - Fallen Knight by @DanaD_author

Historical Romance
Date Published: June 20, 2014
    For breaking the sacred vows of knighthood, Gareth de Mowbrey is banished to the outer realms of the kingdom. He is broken down and is plagued by the demons from his past. He has lost everything, his reputation is in shreds, and he is walking the path of self-destruction. That is, until he meets one woman who may have the power to save him from himself...

Clarisse de Servian knows that her duty is to marry the man that her family chooses for her. But even for the betterment of her people, she cannot bring herself to wed a man she does not love. She does however fall in love with a man who is forbidden to her, and for once she enjoys happiness. But this happiness is only fleeting, for Clarisse possess a dark secret that threatens to destroy her and everyone she loves.

Note: Although part 3 of the Knights of Honor Trilogy, this story can be read as a stand-alone book.

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

Oh yes, definitely! When I graduated with my BA in English Literature and History, it was quite depressing. I had no practical skills and no career direction. One thing I did have was a $30K student loan that I needed to pay off. So I took jobs from vastly different industries. It was like trying to connect the dots but having no picture to show for at the end. I worked part time at the public library, jumped to an editing position at a legal publisher, worked as an online content editor for a health organization, and then found myself doing customer service at a financial institute. I disliked every job I had. At one point, I sat at my desk and projected the future, seeing myself with grey hair and performing the same boring tasks over and over again. Fortunately I worked hard to pay off my loans, and then when I was married and pregnant with my first child, I took the opportunity to quit the corporate world and become a stay-at-home mom. Now almost a decade later and with a second child, I’m still at home. I’ve always wanted to be a writer and have self published five titles to date. Out of all the things I’ve done, writing is the only occupation that I truly enjoy. And since I still don’t want to return to the corporate world, I have no other choice but to make this writing career work.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

For me, the hardest part of the writing process is the editing. After the first draft, things always seem daunting. There are plenty of repetition, boring passages and inconsistencies. Since these issues need to be addressed, I wade through the mud and keep working the draft. By the time I’m satisfied with the story, it barely resembles the original draft. But that’s a good thing!

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?

No not one person, but many. Since I decided to finally join social media about a year ago, I’ve made numerous friends online. Their support and encouragement means a lot to me, and have helped me greatly in my writing path.

#4 – What is next for your writing?

I just completed Fallen Knight, the last book in The Knights of Honor Trilogy, which is a series of historical romances set in an imaginary medieval setting. I have a keen interest in the Regency period so I will venture in that era soon. However, I also enjoy other time periods, so if the fancy strikes me and I can come up with some decent plots, I’ll write those stories.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?

When I was in high school I had a crazy, obsessive addiction to reading romances. I used to haunt the library and check out 10-20 books at a time. I loved entering into the imaginary worlds so much and there were days when I was kind of walking through my classes in a happy daze. Looking back, it’s amazing that I somehow managed to complete my schoolwork lol.

These days with two young kids and writing, it’s difficult to find time to read. I might finish 1-2 books a month, which is a far cry from the amount of books I used to read. However I still enjoy reading and losing myself in imaginary worlds. At the moment, I’m reading Diana Galbaldon’s Outlander series.

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Fallen Knight: Love, loss and redemption in medieval England.

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3?

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?
French Fries - especially ones that are light, crisp and just out of the fryer.

#4 – Comedy or Drama?

#5 – iPhone or Droid?

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?
Fantasy with a touch of realism

#7 – Call or Text?

#8 – Summer or Winter?

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate?
Hot Chocolate

#10 – eBook or Paperback?


Dana D'Angelo

Dana is the only girl from a family of nine children. As a teenager, there was a constant battle for the T.V. remote, which she lost so she was forced to find her amusement in books. Soon after she discovered historical romance novels from best selling romance writers like Johanna Lindsay, Judith McNaught and Julie Garwood. She read as many as 10 romance books per week, and spent hours with her nose pressed between the pages, skipping meals and cutting out sleep. Medieval romance and love in the Regency era was just too exciting.
It wasn't until she was married with two young kids that she decided to take a stab at writing her own historical romance books. She is intrigued with the idea of writing romance fiction that could bring hours of enjoyment to readers, help them escape from reality, and perhaps remind them how sweet love is and should be. These are the things that she enjoys as a reader, and these are the things that she wants to give back as a writer.
Dana resides in a city east of Toronto, Canada. When not writing or reading, she's dining at local restaurants with her husband and kids and enjoying the spectacular foods of the world.

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  1. Hi Dana! I love your books! I highly recommend all your books!!

    1. Hi Adriana! You're a doll! Thanks so much for your recommendations! :)

  2. So glad to be here! Thanks so much for hosting my Kick Off!

  3. Hi ladies. Sorry I wasn't here yesterday . Hard at work. Dana I love your stories. I love how they have honour and chilvary with them. Can't wait for your next one. Thank you

  4. Wishing you huge success with your book tour, Dana!