Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Young Adult with D'ANN BURROW

DANGEROUS GAMES
Secrets and Lies, book 2
Available September 28th

Kennedy Thatcher is leaving Piney Bluff, Texas. In September, she wanted nothing more than to go back home to California, but things have changed.
Who can she trust?
Two weeks ago

Kennedy broke Rule #1. She used her gift to save a life. Her secret is no longer secret. Her mother once tried to warn her – using her ability was dangerous. No one could know what she could do. Now Kennedy is paying the price.

Two days ago

Tanner Shields helped Kennedy rescue a friend by skipping school and driving to New Orleans. His entire future is at risk when he’s benched during the most important football game of his life. He’s lost the chance for a scholarship and a way out of town.

Two hours ago

Kennedy made a bargain to save Tanner’s future. When she agrees to return home with her father, she’s forced to ask herself the most important question of all…



PLAYING BY THE RULES

Secrets and Lies, book 1
Read a Little, Buy the Book
Currently on special for $ .99 through September 28


Piney Bluff, Texas. The absolute last place seventeen-year-old Kennedy Thatcher wanted to spend the last few weeks of summer vacation. But when her father's work means he has to disappear, she ends up living with her aunt in the middle of nowhere.
Will Kennedy make
the choice to
change her life forever?
Some secrets are good.

Kennedy wants to go home, especially before she breaks Rule #1 - Never tell.

Some secrets are bad.

Kennedy has a gift, even though she calls it a curse. She's a Finder. She can find anyone…any time…anywhere. But using the gift comes with a price.

Some secrets are deadly.

Kennedy's dad is tracking a serial killer who has just chosen a new victim. The girl is still alive, at least for now. Kennedy could find her, but that would mean breaking the most important rule of all.

DANGEROUS QUESTIONS 
ANGI: How often to you get lost in a story?
D’ANN: Since it’s back-to-school time (and I have a high school senior and a freshman), right now I feel like it’s far too seldom.  I’m working to carve out more time for simply reading for pleasure, and I think it’s slowly coming to pass. I just started “Saint Anything” by Sarah Deesen last night, and it’s getting off to a really interesting start.

ANGI: Benedict Cumberbatch or Chris Pine?
D’ANN: Can you really choose between Sherlock and Captain Kirk?  If  I had to really settle down and pick one, I’d probably go with Chris Pine. 

ANGI: What’s your favorite meal?
D’ANN: My very favorite thing ever is probably any of the crab dishes at Truluck’s.  It’s definitely a once-every-few-years kind of place, but if I ever had the best news ever to celebrate, I’d make a reservation at Truluck’s.

ANGI: What’s your favorite cartoon character?
D’ANN: I had my first conversation with my husband about the Garfield Christmas Special, so I’m probably going to need to go with the lasagna-loving cat.  I’m also partial to all things Disney, though.

ANGI: What do you like about the hero of your book?
D’ANN: I like that Tanner isn’t perfect, but he’s legitimately a good guy.  His dad walked out on his family after Tanner’s little sister was diagnosed with some special needs, and Tanner ended up growing up faster than he should have.  Still, he’s not perfect.  He ends up in some unfamiliar territory in the first book in the series, “Playing by the Rules,” and it’s kind of fun to see the star player on the football team in over his head. 

ANGI: What sound or noise do you love?
D’ANN: I love the background music at Walt Disney World because it means we’re AT Disney World.  We’re pretty serious Disney fans around here. We go as often as we can (for families with kids with special needs of any sort, you really can’t ask for a more accommodating place to visit). When we’re not there, it’s not uncommon for us to watch our old videos. 

ANGI: What’s your favorite rerun on television?
D’ANN: I’m currently working through the whole Supernatural series, but I didn’t watch it on the first round. Does that still count?

ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
D’ANN: Sister Act. No, Father of the Bride 2. Wait, Pirates of the Caribbean. I am not decisive movie-wise. If we had to go with which movie I’ve watched most often, it would probably need to be Father of the Bride 2.

ANGI: What's your most favorite thing to do in your state?
D’ANN: Texas has A LOT to do, so it’s kind of hard to pick just one. If I had to narrow it down, I’m going to go with one of the most recent things I’ve done. I took my kids to Natural Bridge Caverns (about a half hour north of San Antonio). It was an amazing experience. I’m really, really claustrophobic, so I wasn’t certain I’d really like it. I was totally surprised to have enjoyed it as much as I did. 

ANGI: Who’s your favorite villain?
D’ANN: I had to think on this one for a while, since there are so many memorable villains out there. I finally went with the one that has stayed with me the longest. I’m not certain when I first read “A Little Princess” (or the short story, “Sarah Crewe,” that it was based upon, but it’s one of those stories that I can read time and again. Miss Minchin is one of the least-redeemable villains out there. With so many bad guys, the reader can see a glimmer of a possibility that they’d be “fixable,” however that simply isn’t the case with this one.

ANGI: Hiking Boots or Dancing Heels?
D’ANN: Hmm….since I once had to have a group of dads come “rescue” me when I got stuck hiking while chaperoning my daughter’s week at camp, I don’t think I can pick hiking boots. However, I was once edited out of the “mom dance” on the dance recital DVD. Maybe I should just go with bunny slippers.

ANGI: How is it working with hot guys and sexy women all day?
D’ANN: I write YA, so I’m not 100% sure if that’s the best description of how my days are spent. I can say that staying fluent in teen culture seems to make me fit the description of “cool mom.” I’m active on Twitter and follow a lot of the popular television fandoms. It’s always fun when one of my kids’ friends asks my opinion on a certain plot or a character because they know I likely watch the show.

ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: What is your best wish come true?
D’ANN’S GOTTA ANSWER: In December of 2014, we had the chance to take our family to New York City. We’d talked about it often. Since my daughter wants to go into performing arts, the idea of going to New York and seeing a show on Broadway was always on our “to do” list. As my kids got older, and we realized our opportunities for taking the kids on our dream trip were starting to dwindle, we decided that the day after Christmas would be perfect…and it really was.  The whole family considers the trip to NYC one of our most memorable family events. 

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HERE THEY LIE
Bloodstone Legacy, Book One
One town.
Three families.
A secret that refuses to stay buried.
Now the deadly legacy passes to a new generation.

After her aunt's untimely death, Reese Everett is summoned to Devil's Vale, Georgia. Colton Waters is returning home for an entirely different reason. Their lives soon become entangled as a generations-old secret comes to light.


Winner of the 2014 YARWA Rosemary Award for Excellence in New Adult Fiction


D’ANN BURROW once told her preschool teacher she wanted to be a witch when she grew up. That simple comment signaled the start of a life-long fondness of things that go bump in the night. As she grew older, she could most often be found with her nose buried in a book, and she was especially fond of the Nancy Drew series as well as anything by Christopher Pike or Stephen King.  Occasionally she’d take a trip to the world of the classics where The Scarlet Pimpernel and A Little Princess reigned among her favorites.  She’s lost count of the times she’s read Little Women.

Today, D’Ann enjoys the world of Supernatural, stories about guys with fangs, and she’s seldom met a disaster film she hasn’t liked.  When she grows up, she’d like to work at the Haunted Mansion. Until then, watching Ghost Hunters will have to count as research.

D’Ann writes about secrets people keep.  Even the bravest heroine or a guy with a heart of gold has a few skeletons in the closet they’d rather not share with the world. When those secrets get out, things get interesting.

A Texas native, she knows making great guacamole is an art form. As a theater mom, she’ll happily chat about Broadway musicals by the hour.  Molly and Lizzie, the family furry ones, are frequent stars of her Instagram account.

ANGI'S back in two weeks with
KIMBERLY KINCAID
UP NEXT ON GLIAS:  Marilyn Baxter
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D’ANN WANTS TO KNOW: I mentioned how many times I’ve re-read “A Little Princess,” what book has stayed with you the longest through the years?

2 comments:

  1. Welcome to GLIAS, D'Ann !
    The first historical romances that I read really made impressions on me. The first contemporary story though was Nora Robert's Chesapeake Bay series. There was something about the fast pace, The tiny bit of paranormal. But mostly the characters of the men. It's THEIR stories and how they grew to become better when the right person came along.

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    1. Thanks so much for inviting me, Angi. I'll admit that I haven't read too many historicals. If I had to pick an era, I'm more of a WWII kind of reader. No matter the genre, I think so much of the story that really grabs a reader is watching a character on his/her larger journey within a book or a series.

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