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DS AmazonGRSWToday I’m welcoming D.D. Miers, author of Dark Summoner. Thank you for stopping by, D.D.!

All about D.D. . . .

D.D. Miers is an ardent book lover, coffee enthusiast, and die-hard romance fan. When she’s not writing, she can be found snuggling on the couch with a good book in hand. She currently resides in beautiful Southern California with her wonderful husband, a crazy toddler, and the many different characters in her head.

1. What makes you feel inspired to write?

Readers! I love to read myself and I love being swept away in a good story! Being able to create a magical world filled with romance and wonder that other readers can escape to, is my number one goal. I love being able to add mystery, magic and wonder back into everyday life.

2. How did you come with the idea for your current story?

This was definitely a late night idea! I used to have this balcony on my first house that overlooked a golf course and lake. When I couldn’t sleep, I’d stand outside and watch the moon, clouds and mist that swirled around the water on the cooler nights. Every evening after I’d stay up watching the moon, I’d have this recurring dream about this girl who could see things that others couldn’t and this intoxicating man who was destined to be with her. Without giving too much of the book away, this was how the idea began.

3. Tell us about your writing process. Do you outline, or are you more of a seat of your pants type of a writer?D.D.Miers_small copy

I’m definitely a combo! Many of my ideas come to me late at night or after dreams, then I jot down ideas into my phone on Evernote (my favorite plotting tool!). Once the “inspiration” moment is over, then I have to go through and develop all the parts of the story. This is where plotting actually comes into play for me.

4. Who is the one author that you would love to meet someday and why?

I would absolutely love to meet Nicola Claire or Elizabeth Hunter. Both of them have had a huge impact on me from the first moment I’d read their work.

5. What is in your To Read Pile that you are dying to start or upcoming release you can’t wait for?

I’m dying for the next book in the Fever series! I also have a free book I downloaded called Rivals. I’m really anxious to read that one too!

6. What do you have in store next for your readers?

Well, obviously I’m working on the next 2 books in the Relic Keeper Series! My goal is to have them both released 2 months apart starting in July or August! I also have 2 other books that I’m really excited to release! One focuses on the Fae while the other focuses on shifters!

DS AmazonGRSWDark Summoner

Abby Davenport has spent the last ten years forgetting her past until a fateful night reveals her false reality. Thrust into a new world of dark sorcery and ancient magic, she’s shocked to discover her destiny lies as the keeper of a powerful relic. Now everyone wants to control, own, or destroy her. No longer able to discern truth from lie, she’s torn between a charming guardian and a mysterious summoner. Abby finds herself strangely drawn to each man—one sworn to protect and one who calls to her soul. Can she survive the strange and dangerous labyrinth of the first realm, where every move, emotion, and reaction must be a calculated one?

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Excerpt

A thunderous boom clattered overhead. The powder-blue blanket of sky had been replaced with ominous black clouds barreling over town. Unnerved by the sudden change, I picked up my pace, but I barely had a moment to move when an enormous downpour plunged from the clouds and drenched me in seconds. The odor of rot blew in my direction, and I panicked. I took off into a sprint, running for the first open door I could find, which happened to be the next shop over. The bell jingled violently as I swung the door open at full force before slamming it shut behind me. I was surprised I didn’t break the glass.

I searched for the figure that had followed me. Fear crept up my spine as the minutes ticked on. A thunderous roar broke from the sky and within seconds lightning flashed. The lights in the small shop flickered before completely going out.

“Can I help…?” The words came from the saleswoman at the register, but I didn’t respond or even bother turning around. Her voice trailed off from behind me. No doubt she was alarmed by my behavior, but it couldn’t be helped.

Whether it was paranoia or reality, I didn’t care anymore. I kept my hand tight on the brass doorknob as I pressed forward against the wooden frame. The door creaked under the pressure, but I held my stance. I needed to keep whatever was outside, out. My heavy breathing fogged the glass, making it difficult to see through. I squinted and pulled the arm of my jacket up, trying to rub away the moisture, but all it did was create foggy smears. When the lightning flashed again, two black soulless eyes stared directly into mine from outside. The gray skin of his lips sagged over his smile. I screamed in terror and jumped away from the door. I stumbled backward, lost my footing, and tripped over the plastic bags that I’d scattered along the wood floor behind me.

I didn’t even have a chance to brace myself as I hit the edge of a table with a hard smack. The back of my head made direct contact with the wood and then everything went black.

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Website:  http://ddmiers.com

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