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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

5 Stars for Times Enduring Love

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Manic Readers Reviews

Reviewer: Alberta 

Review:
Libby, a doctor, and her dad are sucked into a time warp where they end up far from the 21st century, back in the 1880s, pioneering. There, Libby falls n love, but it seems like they are not the only time travelers. Others have come this way before, as well as travelling into the future. Now they must decide which era they want to be in, and which people they are going to take back to another time.
I love time travel books, and I loved Time’s Enduring Love too. I especially like it when someone in the past manages to get a message to someone in the future, as happens in this book. If you like time travel romances, you will love this one. Lots of twists and turns, and I think this is the best Tia Dani story yet.
Maybe a continuation of this story could end up in a Christmas anthology some time, because we didn’t get to see how they all celebrated Christmas in this one, which I think would make a great plot.

                     Time's Enduring Love 
by Tia Dani










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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Bargan Book

Right now our paranormal suspense is only $.99! This book has had some great reviews. If you like romance and suspense with a paranormal element, you will enjoy this story.

http://www.amazon.com/Death-Unseen-Tia-Dani-

Blurb:

Navajo Tribal Policeman Lance Logan discovers his cousin’s body brutally mauled and senses there’s more to the death than it appears. His intuition leads him from Four Corners, New Mexico, to Phoenix, Arizona, where he finds himself embroiled in another murder case.


Carly Carlton could be considered an ordinary woman except for two traits she tries to keep hidden—clairvoyant powers and the ability to experience death in dreams. Her talent to see beyond the veil of reality, as she and Lance try to find a killer, helps to soothe his embittered heart and softens his revenge.


Unbeknownst to either, Lance carries the DNA key coveted by a maniac intent on creating a human with animalistic killing tendencies. But the madman’s plan doesn’t include Carly’s expanding talents or her unconditional love for Lance. She will do anything to save him…even if it means sacrificing her own life.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Romance and Chocolate

photo by Cerreta Chocolate Company

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and with it comes the time to celebrate romance. Although it's unknown where the exact origin of where the first Valentine festivity began, it's still a favorite holiday for many people. Especially for those who look forward to the gifts from a loved one. Say...a beautiful bouquet of flowers and large delicious box of chocolates.


Chocolates....yum.  When you bite into that scrumptious melt in the mouth chocolate do you ever think about where it came from? Probably not, but before Nestles, Hershey, See's and all those that followed you can thank the Olmecs from the Mexico area. They were the first who discovered the cacao bean to be a delicious treat.

The Mayans came later.  Mayans loved chocolate so much they wrote about the cacao on their stone tablets referred to as "the food of the gods".

The Aztecs, 1420-1520 used cacao as currency. It is written they fed chocolate to their human sacrifices before killing them. A last treat. Not exactly romantic.

Then when Conquistador Cortez was served a cacao drink by Aztec Montezuma in 1519, he loved it so much he took it home to Europe and the love of chocolate quickly spread through Europe.

If your mouth is now watering for a yummy piece of chocolate, or maybe a chocolate covered strawberry, you can get all the chocolate you want this weekend at the Glendale Chocolate Affaire
http://www.glendaleaz.com/events/chocolateaffaire.cfm





 
The event runs Friday through Sunday, February 7-9, 2014.  While you're there, join us at the Romance Writers booth where we will be signing along with many other local authors who all love to talk about books and answer any questions you might have about the writing process.

Tia Dani

P.S. We will be sharing a secret when you stop to see us. It has something to do with awesome bargains.


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Glendale Chocolate Affaire

Look for Tia Dani at the Glendale Chocolate Affaire
February 07,08,09, at downtown Glendale AZ.

Lots of vendors - lots of chocolate and a whole passel of romance, suspense, paranormal and more...look for us at the Glendale Chocolate Affaire

http://www.glendaleaz.com/events/ChocolateAffaire.cfm

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Arizona Romance Authors at the Glendale Library


Read Local Romance Panel & Book Signing
It's more than you expect

Saturday January 25, 2014
 
Time: 2 pm

Shop local, eat local...why not “Read Local?” With Valentine’s Day and the Glendale Chocolate Affaire approaching, love is in the air and the Velma Teague Branch Library will feature “Read Local Romance:  It’s More Than You Expect!”
Find something new to read and show support for local authors as they discuss and sign their small-press and self-published romances.

Each author will have approximately five minutes to promote her book, with a group signing afterward. Authors and sub-genres include:

Shobhan Bantwal - East Indian romance - www.shobhanbantwal.com
Tia Dani - Time travel romance - www.tiadani.com
Laurel Hawkes - Regency historical romance - laurelhawkes.blogspot.com
Morgan Kearns - Sports romance - www.morgankearns.com
V.S. Nelson - Paranormal romance - authorvsnelson.com
Tina Radcliffe - Inspirational romance - www.tinaradcliffe.com
Deena Remiel - Gothic/horror romance - www.deenaremiel.com
Vijaya Schartz – Fantasy romance - www.vijayaschartz.com
Kris Tualla - Historical suspense romance - www.kristualla.com
Brenda Whiteside – Contemporary romance - www.brendawhiteside.com

The program is free, and books will be available for purchase and signing. Book prices will vary. For more information, call 623-930-3431.

Monday, October 21, 2013

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Haunted Retreat


As a writer sometimes you just need to get away and re-charge your brain cells.  The best way we light a fire under our dormant muse is to hang out with like-minded friends, brainstorming, eating chocolate and drinking wine.  We do this several times a year by going on a weekend retreat at a fun place in our state.  And nowhere is more fun to us than staying in a hotel that is supposedly haunted.  For us as writers the fun of delving into ghost lore comes from learning the story behind the haunting and then exaggerating it to another level.

We blogged about this retreat once before, but today we were reminded about how much fun we'd had and how we need to do it again.  maybe this post will bring back all the memories and get us motivated. 


In the spirit of Halloween, here's our ghost story.

 
One of our favorite places to visit is Jerome, AZ.  Jerome is an old mining town set on the side of a mile-high mountain.  The timeworn, crumbling buildings are now home to mostly artists who sell their work in the shops lining the main street.  Jerome is a wonderful little town to purchase gifts of sparkly jewelry, scented candles, lovely paintings and beautiful handmade clothing.  And when you get hungry you must stop in the Haunted Hamburger for lunch, but be sure to save room for dinner.  The Asylum, the dining room in the Jerome Grand Hotel features mouth-watering entrees and a great wine list.  Besides, you never know who might drop in to say ‘hello’ while you’re dining there.  Local legend tells the story of a lady who roams the building looking for her daughter who died at birth.

A couple of years ago during October a group from our local RWA chapter reserved the entire third floor of the Jerome Grand Hotel, which sits on top of the mountain.  This Spanish mission style building, constructed in 1926, started out as the United Verde Hospital.  In 1930, it was known as the most modern and well equipped hospital in Arizona and possibly the Western States.  In 1950 as the mine operation was being phased out, the hospital was closed and the building remained vacant for 44 years.  In 1994 the building was sold and the new owners turned it into the Jerome Grand Hotel.

When the hotel doors were opened in 1997, the haunting began.

“What makes the Jerome Grand Hotel a worthwhile place to stay, is the fact that this is probably one of the most active haunted locations in the world,” according to www.ghostlyfavorites.com.

As we checked into the hotel we were told stories of strange noises coming from empty rooms such as coughing, labored breathing, and even voices.  We were told not to be surprised if the lights or TV's turned on and off by themselves.  As we made our way toward our room, our spines tingled in anticipation of a ghostly encounter.  Several in our party felt cold spots in the hallway and there were reports of strange sensations. 

On Saturday night, the Jerome Grand took our group on a fun ghost hunt where we got some great orb pictures.  We didn’t see any ghosts while on the tour, but some creepy events happened to us after we went to bed.  Our room phone rang at midnight waking us up, but when answered, no one was there. The ringing phone was a bit spooky, but the scariest of all was the feeling of panic Bev aka/Dani had as unseen hands tugged on her body as if trying to scoot her off the mattress.  Since this hotel was once a hospital could it have been a nurse trying to move a patient?  Convincing ourselves this was only a dream we tried to go back to sleep, until Chris aka/Tia screamed that someone had yanked her hair.  After that happened neither of us slept until the sun came up.

Was all this real or just active imaginations of creative romance writers?   A personal experience can either change your mind or reinforce your belief in paranormal activity.  We believe there are things that can't be explained.  And, besides, who doesn’t love a good ghost story?

Our next story will have a ghost in it. We're finishing up the last chapter as we write this blog. Meanwhile check out our latest release, Time's Enduring Love. It's a time travel set in Kansas during 1866. We think you will enjoy reading it and we promise that you won't be scared.

Happy Halloween,
Tia Dani