Monday, June 27, 2011

Hey everyone!! This week I have the pleasure of bringing to you, Danielle Gavan and she has a week stuffed full of fantasy, romance and all sorts of other fun for your entertainment. 
Today, we'll get to know her a bit and take a peek at the first of many books she'll be spotlighting. 

 Danielle Gavan lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband of eight years, and their two sons. Danielle has been writing in her spare time since she was in middle school. She is currently writing, editing and doing cover design full time.
If that's not enough, check this out!!

Danielle, what has been your biggest influence on becoming a writer?
I’d have to say my greatest influence was my mother and her love of books. I can remember growing up and watching her sit at the kitchen table most nights with a cup of coffee and a book. She’d go through one a night and when I was old enough, she got me hooked on reading too. One of the greatest things she ever did was to give me a whole other world to disappear into. I developed a love of it and started writing my own stories in middle school. Haven’t looked back since.

 What a great habit to pass down. You started writing young, like most authors. That means you must have a style or a “method to your madness”, so how do you categorize yourself: pantser or plotter?
Definitely a pantser. I’ve tried plotting and it usually sends my muse running for the hills. 

Mine to! We need our muses, so it’s best not to upset them.
Tell us, do you have any guilty pleasures you’d like to share?
Long showers, Starbucks Double Chocolaty Chip Frappucino, Coke and White Cheddar Popcorn. 

Those are guilty pleasures worth having! While you’re spilling the beans about yourself, Danielle, name one thing readers don’t know about you.
I have an intense fear of all things insect. I’m talking full out little girl squealing and freak out. It’s bad and, for those watching, intensely funny apparently. 

I’m sure you’re a hoot to watch when the creepy crawlies come around. Happily changing the subject for your benefit, tell us what are you working on now?
Oh jeez…lol! What aren’t I working on? I have two novellas in various stages of production. The Lists is about the Elves who supervise the Naughty and Nice Lists. Untouchable is about the offspring of angels and demons who are fighting to survive and avoid extermination.
Another thing I’m working on is a series with fellow author, Jennifer Feuerstein. Finders Keepers is a five book series about a group of supersoldiers trying to escape the clutches of ‘The Council’. The only way for them to do this is to find the one woman for each of them that will trigger their final genetic evolution and free them.

 Sounds intriguing. It’s fun to work with other talented authors, but who is your favorite all-time author?
I don’t have one favorite. I have two. Laurell K. Hamilton and Diana Gabaldon. 

Good choices!
You know, being an author myself and having the pleasure of knowing so many others as well, we often come across scenes that are challenging to write. One of those areas involves that little three letter word, SEX… as far as you’re concerned, are love scenes difficult to write?
Absolutely not. They’re so easy that I often have to hold myself back from writing them back to back to back. 

LOL! I know the feeling.
A lot of authors write one genre and pretty much stick to it. Do you write in one genre or several different ones? And why?
I write in a few but most have some sort of paranormal twist. The two genres I tend to stick with are Urban Fantasy and Erotic Romance. To date, Ardeur is my only Urban Fantasy available for purchase. Everything else that’s been published in the last year is Erotic Romance. 

I can’t wait to see what you’ve brought this week to share. It’s like enjoying a mini-vacation in the middle of a hectic week and I don’t have to waste any gas to do it.
And, speaking of mini-vacations, if you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
In a small Scottish inn, sipping tea and writing. Someday, when I’m a big and famous author, I’m going to travel there. 

May I tag along? I’ll find my own table nearby so in the event either of us finds ourselves stumped, we can just yell for help. Writer’s block may be less stressful if we have another brain around to kick-start it. How do you deal with the dreaded writer’s block?
I throw myself into another method of creating. Usually, it’s designing covers or creating actual physical art. If that doesn’t work… I take a shower. My muse seems to like to think in there. 

I’m truly surprised at how much we think alike. Must be a writer thing.
Do you have another career besides writing? What is it?
I freelance edit and design book covers. When I’m not working on one of my multiple projects, I do line and copy editing. 

Sounds like you stay pretty busy then. Being a freelance editor must be difficult, but like all aspects of the writing world, it comes with its own rewards. What’s your biggest reward in being a writer?
When a reader contacts me and says they loved one of my stories or all of them. It’s great to know that something I did made someone happy or touched their lives in some way. 

Making readers happy and hungry for more is terrific motivation and a wonderful feeling.
Now for my last and possibly most important question… which do you prefer, Whipped Cream, Strawberry Sauce or Chocolate Syrup?
All three? *grin* 

Sounds like a delicious mess to me and I LOVE it!!!
Now that we know a lot more about Danielle Gavan, let’s dive into the first of the four books she’s sharing this week!!!

Naughty birthdays were never as colorful as the du Tout family makes them! Follow four sexy supernatural siblings in this collection of short stories as they discover just how fun getting older can be for a Satyr, Incubus, Dhampire and Fae. 

The three brothers band together to give their sister, Pascale, an unforgettable birthday at the hands of Beau's college friend, Oliver Hutchinson.   
Beau's gift allows him to not only have his cake, but eat it too when his siblings gift him with Succubus/Maenad twin sisters.  
Rien is given as a ‘birthday gift’ to none other than the Succubus Queen Lilith’s, half-banshee daughter.
 Aimé agrees to show a shy Dhampire how much she's missing out on by denying herself the pleasures of a man between her thighs.

WARNING: This novella contains very explicit sex.  For mature 18 and over readers only.

Content advisory: Contains scenes of m/f sex, f/m/f sex, oral sex. Intended for adults only. 



  1. Thanks for having me on your blog this week, Robin. I'm sure it's going to be lots of fun!

  2. Go Danielle Go! Loved your answers and your works really are stupendous!

  3. You're very welcome, Danielle. Thank you for sharing your books and your time.
    Glad you stopped by, Jennifer. Be sure to come back all week for a sneak peek at a variety of Danielle's wonderful books.