Dynamic Writing Duo

Dynamic Writing Duo

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Finding Our Happy Place

The Tia Dani team survived November and has emerged from our turkey coma to find an entire new set of circumstances. It just goes to show you how fast your world can change in the writing industry. We gave our first workshop on ‘Team Writing’ and were pleasantly surprised at how well it went. The turnout for our workshop exceeded our expectations and we spoke with confidence and excitement about how we write together. We left the class with renewed energy and story ideas buzzing in our brains. We couldn’t wait to get together and put our ideas down on paper.

But then we received news that saddened our hearts and briefly took the wind from our sails. The publisher we dearly love and planned to submit our next story to closed their doors. Our time spent with Sapphire Blue Publishing has been wonderful and we wish them all the best. However, now Tia Dani has two books that are homeless and nowhere to send our almost finished story.

This has created a new project for us that we hadn’t planned on at this time. So, as we move into the holiday season, not to mention amid our decorating and shopping, we have to research publishers. We are asking ourselves, do we want to find another small press or do we take a look at self publishing? There are certainly plenty of options out there, but which is best for our needs?

Over the next few weeks we’ll take a good hard look at our options and hopefully make a good decision -- at least one that works well for us. We’ve heard of authors making thousands of dollars on one book that they have self-published and we’ve heard stories of authors that are published with a small press making the same. We certainly have never made much money yet, but sometimes, it’s not all about the money. Oh sure money is good, and you bet we’d be glad to get it, but it’s exciting just to have readers compliment our work and tell us how much they enjoy reading our stories.

Anyway, for now, we’ll enjoy the holidays, the food, the family and good friends. In our spare time we’ll do some more research and keep on writing. Because that’s what we do. We are storytellers. And as far as the rest of it, remember when one door closes another door opens. Maybe behind the next door we will find our pot of gold. Or, at least, a happy place we will love to be.

Enjoy your holidays in whatever way you celebrate. We will see you next year!

Friday, November 4, 2011

New Review for Come Fly With Me- 5 Diamonds

Come Fly With Me by Tia Dani

Title: Come Fly With Me

Author: Tia Dani

Publisher: Sapphire Blue Publishing

Publication Date: September, 2011

ISBN: 978-1-934657-87-4

Genre: Erotic

Length: 31 pages

Rating: 4.5 Diamonds

Heat Level: Erotic

Other: anal/oral play, public sex

Reviewer: Jo Pfander

Date: 10/30/11

Bree drooled over the man she nicknamed Mr. Sex God the beginning of every month while waiting for a flight they both took. She wanted him. Could she get him this time?

Steven’s ‘Discipline Always’ motto only gets him so far and a fascinating beauty puts it to the test each month. Will he stop working long enough to fly along with her?

I really enjoyed the heated sexual play between the characters. Come Fly With Me is a nice short erotic read for those who travel along the airways as Bree and Steven do. I’d recommend this to those who enjoy spur of the moment hot reads.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fall Writers Workshop

Sixth Annual Fall Writers Workshop

Saturday November 19, 2011
9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Scottsdale Civic Center Library

3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

9;30 am - Complimentary coffee and rolls


by Shelley Coriell - Auditorium

by Pamela Tracy


by Tia Dani (the writing team of Tia Eaton and Dani Petrone)


by Kris Tualla - Auditorium

by Vijaya Schartz


by Linda Andrews

12 Noon to 1:15 pm - lunch on your own

1:30 pm to 2:20 pm - Keynote speaker


by Caris Roane - Auditorium

Caris Roane Author Photo

Caris Roane has published over fifty Regency romance novels and novellas under the pen name, Valerie King. In 2005, Romantic Times gave her a Career Achievement Award in Regency Romance. Having had a long time love affair with vampires, Caris tackled the paranormal genre, building a unique vampire world based on ascending dimensional earths. The three novels, ASCENSION, BURNING SKIES, WINGS OF FIRE, and the novella BRINK OF ETERNITY, were all released this year. Visit Caris at: www.carisroane.com

2:30 - 3:20 pm - AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

by Connie Flynn - Auditorium

SOCIAL MEDIA 101 - Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Goodreads, Blog Talk Radio, and More

by Amber Scott

by Gini Koch

3:30 - 4:30 pm - ASK AN AUTHOR ANYTHING

Open panel with today's featured presenters. A chance to ask the questions that popped into your head after attending these workshops or talk to the authors whose workshops you missed.

Fee: Free

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Come Fly With Me

Here's our newest release.

We're excited about it.

We think you will be as well.

Below is a recent review we received on Come Fly With Me.

Reviewed by: Chris

Like clockwork Bree is at the airport for her monthly sojourn. Building a business is hard work! But he’s there too. Mr. Sex God. She’s built a few fantasies around her fellow frequent flyer, but he’s always all business and busy. A girl can dream though.

Steven Cain has a motto. Work first, play later. But he notices the sexy redhead every month and wishes he could appoach her. Next month, he promises himself. But he can’t help himself from saying hi, and when their flight is delayed and they have time to talk, things progress much more than he could have ever imagined. Or hoped.

Haven’t we all had this fantasy when we spot that hot guy? Bree and Steven are aware of one another and have been for months. Their fantasies about one another make the transition from stranger to sex partner a little easier to accept as they have a “relationship” already. After the initial hormone storm passes they realize they’ve kind of skipped a few steps and we are left with the impression that while this relationship started out in the middle, so to speak, it will end up in the right place. With them together. A good quick read with plenty of steam.

Here is a link to the review site. Night Owl Website

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mary Keith has won Seduction to the Altar by Tia Dani and a beautiful handcrafted bracelet. Congratulations, Mary!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Blog Events and Contests

Upcoming Blog Events and Contests

Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday we are going to be at Happily Ever After Thoughts giving away an ebook and a bracelet. Stop by and visit us. Be sure to leave a comment to be entered in the contest. Details will be at Happily Ever After Thoughts.


September 11-13: Romance Author Tia Dani will be giving away an electronic copy of Seduction to the Altar and a beautiful bracelet. Check back for the winning name to be posted.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Death Unseen- 5 lips from TwoLips Review.


Someone or something dangerous and unimaginable is loose in the Southwest, something that's ripping young men apart with its claws and teeth and taking their blood. The first victim was Navajo Tribal Detective Lance Logan's cousin. In a ceremony seeking the approval of his Navajo ancestors, Lance has received their blessing to seek revenge against the monster that killed Jimmy D. and now a string of other young men. When his mystical Navajo intuition leads him to Lake Pleasant, AZ, and the latest killing – that of local high school football star Andy Simmons – he finds his Navajo beliefs and his by-the-book training suddenly at odds over the evidence he's presented...until he meets psychic and new age shop owner Carly Carleton.

Carly has her own problems dealing with her dream visions, which have been getting more frequent of late, not to mention more frightening. After she takes the information she's gleaned from her dreams to the local police chief and he labels her an eccentric flake, she only tells her employee and friend Jazz about her latest dream. Despite Jazz's promise not to tell anyone about Carly's dream, she accidentally lets it slip to her boyfriend Kyle Murphy – who just happens to be lead detective on Andy's case. When Kyle learns that Carly's dream exactly matches Andy's bloody mauling, he knows he must bring Lance and Carly together in an effort to get one step ahead of the killer before he – or it – can kill again.

The attraction between Lance and Carly is instant and combustive, almost as if they'd known each other before. With each of them hesitant to act so quickly on their feelings, their attraction smolders, proving to be more powerful than their determined wills can manage. What neither of them knows is that their meeting and the ultimate apprehension of a demented murderer who seeks the perfect blend of human and animal DNA to create a monstrous killer will change their lives forever.

Death Unseen by Tia Danithe writing team of Kristia Eaton and Dani Petroneis a suspenseful who-dun-it, with a gripping mix of mystery, romantic suspense, and both Native American and tarot-type mysticism. Lance and Carly are both strong individuals, with down-to-earth personalities and the kind of problems everyone can relate to, even if you aren't a clairvoyant and possess the ability to experience death in dreams. When Lance meets Carly, he isn't certain if she will turn out to be a help to him or a deterrent to his mission. He doesn't quite know how to take her or his attraction to her. I thought their initial sexual encounter was a bit rushed until Carly envisions them together in a previous lifetime. With their shared powers and once they deal with their individual issues that keep them apart, their relationship develops into something quite extraordinary. Unfortunately, their dialogue struck me as a bit stilted at few times, probably a result of the dual authorship and difference in writing styles.

The back story involving Jazz and Kyle makes for a nice addition to the plot. Besides, these two play vital parts in the story line, and their personalities – especially Jazz's – certainly add spice to the story, as did Kyle's Captain Oberville, but for a very different reason. I wanted to box the stubborn man's ears a couple times. And then there's SCIMAN/Creator and his nephew Jackie – chilling characters to say the least. I also enjoyed the elaborate setting descriptions, which reminded me why I love Arizona so much myself.

Death Unseen is a definite keeper, one of those books you just can't put down until you've finished it, but as good as this book is, the ending itself is the true chef-d'oeuvre of this book. I won't forget it for quite some time. I absolutely love it when there are a ton of questions and suggested outcomes presented at the end of a book, signaling a sequel, which I hope – in this case – will be available very, very soon.

Reviewer: Merrylee TwoLipsReviews.com

Monday, February 14, 2011

Chocolate, Chocolate, and More Chocolate

Looking for a yummy, fancy dessert for your valentine that's easy to make? Well, here you go. It's also wonderful to take to a party and impress your guests.

Wishing all our readers a happy Valentine's Day.

Death By Chocolate Trifle Dessert


4 reg size packages of instant chocolate pudding or mousse
1 large tub of whipped topping
1 package chocolate cake mix ( or your own cake recipe )
1 cup Kahlua ( optional - but this "makes" this recipe special )
6 Skor or Heath candy bars ( chocolate toffee kinds ) chopped


Prepare box mix as directed or your prepare your own chocolate cake recipe and bake in a 9 x 13 inch pan. When done, remove from the oven, poke holes in the cake and pour the Kahlua over the cake. Let cool. Meanwhile prepare the pudding or mousse. Tear or crumble the cake into pieces. In a glass or trifle bowl, layer in this order: cake , pudding, whipped topping and candy bars. Repeat layers ending with chopped candy bars on top. Chill well.

An easy delicious dessert for buffets parties ar just anytime!

This recipe from CDKitchen for Death By Chocolate Trifle Dessert serves/makes 12