Cover Reveal: Seven Years (Seven #1) – Dannika Dark

Posted 15 August, 2013 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Blog Tour, Cover Reveals / 0 Comments

Cover Reveal: Seven Years (Seven #1) - Dannika Dark

Oh happy day! Welcome to the cover reveal of Dannika Dark’s brand new book Seven Years in the series Seven! I am so excited to know that there is a new series from this author, as I totally love her Mageri series (yes, yes, I know – I talk about that series a lot). And just read the blurb and the excerpt for Seven Years and tell me it doesn’t make you want to have the book in your hands right now? And that guy on the cover *sigh* yup, he can come hang out with me whenever he wants to 😉

Seven Years cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews

Book Blurb: It’s been seven years since Lexi Knight lost her brother in a tragic accident. On the anniversary of his death, her brother’s best friend shows up unexpectedly – a man she hasn’t seen since the funeral. He is no longer the boy Lexi once knew, but a dangerous-looking man with tattoos and dark secrets. He broke her trust and abandoned her family, yet what he reveals makes it impossible to stay angry. Lexi has been secretly infatuated with Austin since childhood, so finding out he’s a Shifter just makes him sexier. Dammit.

Austin Cole has returned to the city where he grew up, and just in time. He’s lived a hard life these past seven years, and the shadows of his past are threatening to destroy Lexi’s family. It’s time that she learned the truth about her brother, but there is a shocking twist that Austin never saw coming. Now he must protect her family when her mother and sister wind up in mortal danger. Will Lexi learn to accept the truth about who he is, and can Austin salvage a relationship from the ruins of their past?


Seven Years Paperback Jacket - (un)Conventional Bookviews
The closer I snuggled up to Austin, the more I craved that cozy familiarity—more than I would have cared to admit. I’d missed him. How do you not miss someone who was a huge chunk of your childhood and young-adult life who disappeared off the face of the earth? Almost every memory I had from kindergarten to age twenty involved Austin Cole.
The next thing I knew, my cheek rested on his bicep and I tucked my body against his like a puzzle piece. Just when I closed my heavy eyelids, he groaned.
Oh God, please don’t let him wake up now.
It was deep and guttural, and he shifted on his right side, facing me.
“You okay?” he murmured.
I didn’t reply. I played dead and pretended I was asleep. It seemed like a good plan to avoid the embarrassment of explaining why I was latched on to him like a man-sucking leech.
A rough, warm hand cupped my cheek and I felt him scoot down a little. Maybe he thought I had fallen asleep, because his thumb brushed over my right eyelid softly.
Five times. I counted.
When his lips lightly touched mine, my brain just shut down. It was a soft, almost nonexistent kiss, but I felt it all the way down to my toes. Then it zinged back up to my hips and damn if I didn’t moan.
Now we were both aware I wasn’t asleep and he was kissing me. But it didn’t stop. His kiss pressed a little bit harder and tingles roared through my body, and my breath was shaky and erratic.
When his tongue touched my lip, I quickly opened my mouth and kissed him back.
Kissed him like I’d fantasized about doing for the last seven years.

All I can say to that is just yum! And I’m pretty happy I don’t have to wait for seven years to read this whole story! I only have to wait until October 22nd and then it will be all mine 🙂

I’m sure you want to know a little more about Dannika, right? I love that her little about me is different from the last one I read!

Dannika Dark author pic - (un)Conventional BookviewsAbout Dannika in her own words:
This is the segment where you learn a little more about who I am, so here’s what I can tell you: I drink copious amounts of vitamin water placed precariously close to my laptop while writing. These are two healthy habits I have no intention of breaking. I’m a transplant living in the south, but I was born in the 70’s to a military dad who moved us around the world.

When I’m not writing (which is all the time), I’m hunting down Indie music, watching movies, reading, eating Tex-Mex, discovering new ways to humiliate myself bowling, and burning up my laptop battery on the Internet. I have a relaxed, easy-going personality and don’t like drama. I live with a cat who thinks she is a dog, or a goat (she eats plastic, so I’m not sure which).

Throughout my life, I’ve had insomnia. Counting sheep never worked and eventually I would imagine those sheep were the sole source of food after an apocalyptic battle where only thousands survived. I made up stories in a futile attempt to bore myself to sleep. The problem was, I got so wrapped up in my “head stories” that I would continue them through the following nights, changing it up each time to make it more exciting. Eventually, I started writing my ideas down – creating short stories, and then I discovered my love for poetry.

It’s almost embarrassing how many spiral notebooks and stacks of paper I have of poetry and lyrics.

Another passion: digital art. I design all my book covers, marketing, and series art. I’m a very visual person and pursued photography as an avid hobby for many years.

I am not a YA author (I feel like I have to state this only because I’ve had a few people ask), but I think it’s wonderful there are so many books available to teens in Urban Fantasy and Paranormal.

I am finally doing what I have always wanted to do: giving my characters a pulse through writing full time. I focus on adult urban fantasy romance, but I don’t like labels and I enjoy blending genres to break out of the confines of predictability.

But it’s what I love to do.


Author Links:
Website/Blog | Twitter | FB Author Page | Goodreads |

I hope you’re as excited as I am about Dannika’s upcoming series! Thanks for stopping by today, have a great Thursday 🙂

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About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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0 responses to “Cover Reveal: Seven Years (Seven #1) – Dannika Dark

  1. Yum is right, Lexxie! I think I swooned and drooled a little! 😉 I’m so glad Ms. Dark has a new series for you…and me! Is it terrible that I’m glad it doesn’t come out til October? That way, maybe I’ll have time to read it immediately! LOL

    I didn’t get to read Sterling while on vacation – I didn’t get to read much at all, actually. 🙂 But Sterling is on my list for reading in the next 2 weeks. Hopefully, I’ll get to it because it’s one I’ve been so looking forward to reading.

    • LOL we are so alike, Brandee, I both swooned and drooled as well – and I was almost wondering if I should keep him all to myself… but that wouldn’t have helped me to get more people read Dannika’s books and discuss those books with me.

      Oh, can you imagine if we’d be able to read it at the same time?

      Thanks for stopping by Brandee!

    • I was so happy I was able to be a part of the cover reveal! I’m a huge DD fan, and I’m always hoping to have more of my friends read her books 🙂 I loved her bio section too, and her picture is so very clever.

      Thanks for stopping by Robyn!

    • Oh, Berls, I love her books! Her Mageri series is among my favorite Urban Fantasy / Paranormal series, they are so well written, with just the right amount of suspense, mystery and romance, as well as a different kind of magic 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by.

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