Feb 182019
 

by Doranna

I promised you fiction…I bring you fiction!  Complete with introduction!  I anticipate posting twice a week, which should take five weeks to finish this story.  Starting with this wee introduction:

While I was finishing work on my final Sentinels book, I was invited to write this daily Featured Read for the Harlequin site–relationship-oriented as all the Nocturnes are.  And yes, with a bit of explicit spice because all Nocturnes have that, too.

It had to be under a certain number of words, divided into equal chapters, and complete unto itself. Also, because it ran the entire month of October, culminating on Halloween, it needed to touch on the season.

In the end (to maintain my own sanity) I wrote the story to the targeted word count, divided it, and created transitions as necessary.

The story itself was as magical in the writing as I could have hoped for–it had its own character and epic fantasy tone, and flowed readily from my brain. It’s one of my favorites now, and I won’t be surprised if it always is.

 

Samhain Heartsong

1.
When Arlie Parker sang to the earth that winter solstice day, she didn’t expect it to shout back at her. Continue reading »

Feb 102015
 

by Doranna

c.alpha.rising.72Oh right.  It’s an author blog.  And occasionally books become available!  I should maybe mention that?

This month, the book is Alpha Rising Very cool cover.  Love the UK version even more!

(Except I’ve got to say…the back cover copy is NOT MY FAULT.  And it doesn’t reflect the book’s nature, or the hero’s nature.  I am so full of headdesk that I’ve actually had to clear surfaces.) Continue reading »

Aug 202014
 

So, hey! You may have seen signs of Donna Fasano across the Internets; she’s generous with time and knowledge to reader and writer alike. This interview came my way, and it’s a pleasure to share this peek into her brain!

(I’m not sure that came out just right. But here it is anyway!  Have fun!  And no peeking into MY brain.  Far too scary…) Continue reading »

Apr 142014
 

by Doranna

Doranna & DuncanEvery once in a while I do guest and/or interview blogs elsewhere.  On the theory that not everyone here is there (and the other way around), I tend to post such things at Wordplay, too.  Hope it gives you grins!

(This particular interview first posted at Writers & Other Animals.)

Tell us a little about your background…

Oh, it’s complicated.  Start with one animal lover, determined to become a vet.  Life happens.  End up in Environmental Education, and then in a stunningly remote area of the Appalachian mountains.  Hand-built log cabin, a hundred acres…dogs, wood stove, and endless tromps in the woods together.  Enough people to generate lost and dumped dogs, not enough to have a shelter, so UPS would drop dogs off at our place for rescue.  And with the vet hours away, I found myself dealing with mange, broken bones, snakebite, varmint damage…even gunshot. Continue reading »

Apr 012014
 

Guest Post by Mindy Klasky

Thanks, Doranna, for letting me hang out here today and for allowing me to share some of the background of my Diamond Brides Series, including Perfect Pitch, which is in stores now.

Once upon a time, I wrote my first novel. The Thirteenth Teaching was an epic fantasy, a quest novel that involved the collection of twelve artifacts, each pointing toward the reincarnation of a vengeful goddess. Clocking in at 175,000 words, Teaching was rejected by every major publisher in New York. Continue reading »

Mar 172014
 

I’ve been tagged! Tagged, that is, to participate in a blog hop for writers, which I think is actually supposed to be called “My Writing Process.”  But, you know, what fun is that?

Every Monday authors blog about their own writing process, using this format. This is definitely a multi-genre hop–so I feel like I fit right in!

(Except for the part where I somehow wasn’t included in the blog hop links, so…I guess I’m on my own.  But I did the blog, so I’m doggonit gonna put it up!)

PS We retrospectively figured that out!  Thanks to Susan Holmes, who did the hop a few weeks ago.

What am I working on? Continue reading »

Feb 232014
 

by Doranna

So, yeah…I’m playing around with Rafflecopter again.  It just looks…you know…fun!

The contest is pretty much self-explanatory…and there lots of options for entering.  It starts on 2/28, ends a month later…I wouldn’t tend to have it run quite that long, but I’m trying something with a cool blog site, so there it is.  Enter lots, happily go on your way, and it’ll be a nice surprise at the end of the month if you win!

PS Congratulations, Robin G.!

(The entry form is behind the cut…just click on the Continue Reading link.  This will be a “sticky” post at the top of the blog through the end of the contest, and so it needs to leave space for Patty’s Write Horse and my various adventures!) Continue reading »

Feb 032014
 

by Doranna

Yep, yep, yep.  It’s here!  And I am happy.


Lynx DestinyLYNX DESTINY

Sentinels Book 6
February ’14

Harlequin | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million | IndieBound | The Book Depository | iBooks | Kobo | excerpt

A lone shifter and a stranger must embrace their deepest fears to defeat a deadly enemy in Doranna Durgin’s newest Sentinels romance Continue reading »

Jan 252014
 

by Doranna

Because I just got my first review for Lynx Destiny (from Cataromance), and it’s a good ‘un!

It starts out with this:

Doranna Durgin continues her exceedingly original Sentinels miniseries with a story packed with danger, passion and intense emotion. LYNX DESTINY is an intriguing paranormal novel featuring spirited characters and the chilling risks they must face.

And moves on to this: Continue reading »

Jan 062014
 

W00t for me! Book View Café –all indie, all authors, all professional–has launched A Feral Darkness as a lead title!

A Feral Darkness by Doranna DurginA Feral Darkness

by Doranna Durgin

Suspense, romance, and a Celtic dog bundled into a contemporary fantasy setting.

As a child, dog-loving Brenna Fallon naively invokes an ancient Celtic deity to save her beloved hound–and inadvertently anchors the new-found power at a spring on her family’s farm.

She doesn’t know she’s also left an opening for a far more malevolent force.

Continue reading »