Sunday, June 9, 2013

Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: Gravity (Mageri Series, Book Four)

Rating: 5 Stars
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author: Dannika Dark Website :: Twitter :: Facebook
Series: Mageri Series
Publication Date: May 16, 2013
Buy: Amazon

When a choice is made, it will forever alter the course of our destiny. It cannot be undone, for fate is a river changing direction and carving away the bed of our hearts like everlasting fractures. 

A difficult past has left Silver broken, but she is learning to trust again through Logan Cross, a Chitah who has convinced her that a dangerous man can change. Their conviction for each other will be put to the ultimate test when an old nemesis reappears and flips her world upside down. Will Logan be able to tame the animal within, or will he succumb to his impulsive nature? 

The ongoing investigation into Breed experiments unveils a shocking secret about Silver’s past. Standing at a fork in the road, Silver is forced to make a decision. Each comes with consequence, and there is no turning back.


I am a total Dannika Dark fan-girl. Every installment of the Mageri Series gets better and better and Gravity isn't the exception. Dannika emotes so much through her writing that I almost couldn't catch my breath. There was so much heartbreak and pain and in the midst of it all she still made me laugh. Just a beautiful addition to the Mageri series.

Gravity begins in the home of Silver's gorgeous Chitah, Logan Cross. The relationship with these two is palpable, flowing off the page, and boy, did I want to be some of Logan's lemon cake! Mm Mmm! Always sexy and engaging, this relationship is about to be tested and possibly severed beyond repair. Silver broke my heart along with hers throughout the journey and brought me to tears more than once.

Beyond the relationship between Silver and Logan, there was SO much character development that I have to touch on it a bit. I am crushing on Christian after this installment. He really developed substantially, more essential in Silver's life than ever, and so very selfless while maintain that sarcasm and toughness we've grown to love. A perfect balance shown for the vamp. I'm certainly hoping for a bit more Christian in book five!

Justice was less involved with Silver in Gravity but had more of his own story to follow throughout. A little love development here with a shocking twist that I never saw coming. I really enjoyed watching J struggle with his inner demons and learn how to romance a lady for the first time since his become a mage.

There was a little bit with Sunny, Knox, Adam and Simon but more minor roles this time around. The book really focused on Silver and the Chitah community as well as Justice and his relationship.

In the midst of being manipulated and blackmailed, Silver still has to uncover information about the Breed experiments and her own parentage, while discovering that there is nothing worse than losing the one you love.

Dannika Dark delivers exceptionally in this novel, showing her ability to write fluidly and honestly, baring her soul. The reader is taken through a gauntlet of emotion along with the characters and cannot help but to be completely invested in the outcome. Another stunning novel written by an incredible author. I will definitely be reading anything Dannika choses to write! xoxo!

He twirled a lock of my dark hair between his fingers, bringing the soft tendril to his nose as he drew in a deep breath. 
“Do I still smell like lemon cake?” I asked. My fingers wandered along the tight muscles on his arms, sliding underneath the sleeves of his light grey T-shirt. 
He suddenly crouched low and ran his nose along the length of my body—close and inviting. God, I loved it when he did that.  
Smelled me. 
What a strange thing to love about a man. The gesture felt erotic and the tiny hairs on my arms would stand up. With each inhale, his soft purr rumbled and I pulled his face close to mine, planting a soft kiss on his warm cheek. He caged me with arms that had once climbed a thirty-foot tree with blinding speed to rescue me—his agile body leaping from branch to branch as he held me tightly to him. 
“Put your mouth on mine, Little Raven. I’m ready for a taste of lemon cake,” he said in a deep and tumbling voice. 
“Maybe I’m not so sweet,” I whispered, wetting my lower lip with a sweep of my tongue. 
Logan’s eyes followed every movement, and he licked his lips in response. “I want your mouth… on my mouth. Do it, or else I’ll have to find something else to kiss." 

1st prize: 
Autographed copy of "Sterling" & "Twist" (paperback)
Custom Mageri Ribbon Bookmark
Mood ring
Printed bookmarks

2nd & 3rd prize: 
1 e-copy of any Dannika Dark title
Autographed bookmarks
1 keychain

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About the Author

Summary: Down in Texas, there's a woman who drinks copious amounts of vitamin water placed precariously close to her laptop. Yeah, I know. I've got a drinking problem. Hi, I'm Danni. 
When I'm not writing (which is all the time), I'm listening to obscure music, watching movies, reading, discovering new ways to humiliate myself bowling, and burning up my laptop battery on the internet. I live with a cat who thinks she is a dog, or a goat (she eats plastic, so I'm not sure which). 
Some people count sheep when they have insomnia. Since I was little, I used to make up stories in my head in a futile attempt to bore myself to sleep. The problem was, I'd get 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 more and more, creating short stories which evolved into poetry. 
Lots and lots of poetry. It's almost embarrassing that I have an entire box loaded with spiral notebooks filled with furious, heartfelt, and blushing words. Apparently, I had a lot to say. 
Another one of my hobbies is digital art. I designed all my book covers.  
I am finally doing what I have always wanted to: giving my characters a pulse through publishing. I write adult urban fantasy romance, but I don't like labels. I let the story tell itself, and color outside the lines. I am not a YA author, but I think it’s pretty great that there are so many books available to teens in Urban Fantasy and Paranormal. These are the future readers! 
The work that goes behind self publishing is hard work, I won't lie. On top of my regular day job: I write, edit, format, create cover art, and market. 
But it's what I love to do, and someday, I'm going to be doing this full time.

1 comment:

  1. Love love love - Mageri series. Gravity was great and I was up until early a.m. hours finishing it!