A Prepublished Novel in the Process of Revisions and Rewrites

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy Octoberfest!!!!
Please join me in celebrating my new release as well as other author's new releases showcased in
 The Wild Rose Press'
Hauntings in the Garden collection


Witch familiar, my new release, is part of the Hauntings in the Garden series available at The Wild Rose Press. 

Witch Familiar will release worldwide on October 27th, 2014

Please come celebrate with me and other authors who are being released this month. All wonderfully chilling stories just right for the Halloween/Samhain season. I will highlight some of these stories right here on my blog. So please drop by and check out the haunting line up.




Blurb:

Breanna McShae is a practicing green witch—harm to none, do as you will is the mantra she lives by. She must seek a familiar as her powers have reached peak and grounding does not pull enough of her magick back.  After performing a ritual asking the Goddess to provide her with her given familiar, she finds she has two animals vying for her attentions—a wolf and a raven.  The catch is one of them is the love of life and the other devastating trouble—a sikkqui—a creature that can assume any shape and sucks the very essence of human spirit and soul out leaving none but death and destruction behind.  The only way to destroy it is too perform a dark ritual, which is taboo for a green witch.  Her biggest problem is to figure out which animal is the sikkqui and then go against her very nature to destroy it without destroying herself and the shifter who has captured her heart.

Excerpt:
The monster hovered inches above his mother’s sleeping form. Hunter tried to scream, but no sound came. He tried to run, but his feet stuck as if glued to the floor. The hideous apparition turned its face to him, eyes glaring red, its wrinkled mouth forming a wide “o” as it turned back to his mother, lips crawled back revealing rows of hideously sharp teeth. Hunter tried to shift. If he could, maybe he could break loose from whatever held him. What good would it do even if he could shift? He was nothing but a helpless puppy.
He watched her body wrench as the creature sucked her spirit from her slightly open lips. A glimmering silver-white essence poured from his mother into the mouth of the creature levitating above. Her skin grayed, and her body gave one final twitch and dropped to eternal stillness. The thing drifted past Hunter, its fiery eyes locked on him. Fear slithered through him even as whatever held him in place loosened, allowing Hunter to run down the little hallway toward the room he shared with his brother. His mind screaming, no! no! no!
He reached the doorway and once again was locked in place as he watched the creature repeat the process and take his twin brother as well. Tears poured down his cheeks. His father was away, and it was up to him to protect them. He should have taken care of his mother and brother. How could he have let this happen?
Hunter trembled as the thing turned toward him. Evil emanated sending a wave of cold tremors along his spine as it righted itself and hovered inches from the floor. Then it slid forward. The boy grimaced with the effort to move his feet, but he could not. Fear nauseated Hunter and shook his body. He watched as the horrid mouth yawned open, the monster now close enough to smell its foul breath.
Hunter squeezed his eyes shut, pushing his arms out in defense, which passed right through the specter. “No! Stay away from me!”
It moved closer, stopping within inches of the quivering boy. “You will live to suffer,” it rasped. “I just want to taste…”

Stay tuned for other Hauntings in the Garden releases right here.  I will be showcasing other books in this collection every other day or so.  Please drop in often. Don't miss a TRICK or TREAT.

Happy Hauntings!

Dayana~


Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!


As we enjoy the day off from work, the family barbeques, the day at the beach, let us remember those who have fallen to make a better life for us all.  Those who have fought for our freedom and continue to fight for peace and human rights.

Let us give thought to those innocents who have fallen needlessly to terroristic acts.

And finally, seek to create a better world.  Hope that if we all join together we can stamp out inhumanity, war, and needless killing and atrocities.






Peace and blessings on this Memorial Day.

Dayana~

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy New Year!

Well, another year has come and gone.  Time surely does not slow for anyone! At any rate, I haven't dropped of the face of this sweet earth. Merely caught up in my life and editing which some of you may know. I am a professional editor, as well, an author.  My muse has taken a back seat for some time now. But... That is about to change.

Dayana Knight is going to be very busy this year.  I have taken down my website, Roma Wolf Tales, and will be working on a brand new look.  I have several projects in the works for later this year. I will also be working on some restructure of this blog:) 

So...

May this year be filled with prosperity, change, and success for all of us.

Blessings,

~Dayana

Friday, December 28, 2012

Time moves so quickly.  I am hardpressed to believe we are nearing yet another year's end.  However, with the new year comes a fresh start, new dreams and goals, another chance to accomplish all the things we didn't this past year.

With that said, this year will be productive. This year will be successful. This year will be a year of great accomplishment. Positive energy. Good kharma.

As the New Year approaches, I am reflective of missed opportunities to persue my goals and dreams.
I will not translate these missed opportunities to negatives.  I will tread forward, light of heart, driven by my motivation to accomplish all that I can.  I will look forward--never behind. Time carries on and so shall I.

With every breath I draw I am greatful. For every minute, hour, day, month, year I am given, I am thankful. 

Happy New Year!

May you prosper and be safe.

May you meet your most cherished desires.

Blessings,

Dayana

Sunday, October 28, 2012

 
Happy Halloween!
 
...and a
 
 
 
 
Busy writing, writing, writing...
 
Something new will be coming soon.
 
 
~Dayana

Monday, August 27, 2012

Well, it has been quite some time since I have been here...

Let's see. All I can say is life happens.  I say that with a big grin.  We sometimes need to step away in order to conclude our energy is not in the right space.  Does that make any sense?  To me it does.  I have had so much going on in my little slice of life that I became overwhelmed with the thought I have to write. I HAVE TO WRITE! WHEN WILL I HAVE TIME TO WRITE! Well... all that accomplished was to push me further and further away from the directive. 

No excuses. No guilt. I am living life.  When it is time for me to pick up my Dr. Grip Gel pen/laptop I will and with joy.  No longer will I be pressured to figure out what I want to write. Where my next story will go. How long my manuscript will be.  I will just write for the pure pleasure of writing. 

It's been 2 years or so since the Roma Wolftales series took off. Do I have a sequel? The answer is YES! But it will come when it is ready. As well, lots of other stories are brewing as well.  For now, I will enjoy life and my Zen on a positive plane.

I would like to share the antics for now that I experience as life lays fodder for stories before me. I am hopeful you will follow and enjoy the path along side me.

I leave you for now with a whimsical picture of my closest and most steadfast friends:)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

At a loss for words...


I've received very sad news today. A very talented author and friend has been lost to us.
A wonderful person who will be dearly missed.

Sharon Donovan, author of Romance, Suspense, Intrigue, and Inspiration,
has passed.



Please bestow your prayers and sympathies upon Sharon's soaring spirit and her family as well all who are hurt and saddened by her loss.

Thank you.

Bless you my friend and colleague.
You are forever in my heart.
Your memory imprinted in my mind.
Your words forever to be read and enjoyed.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

It's a new year...

The Moon Goddess amongst the orchids.
and with it the hope for a better one than the last--at least in the craft of writing.  Resolutions and goals don't always work out as neatly as on the written page.  The whole point is I need to get back to the written page--you think?  It has been quite some time. I've dabbled, I've promised, I've even worked hard at trying but...

Well...

I didn't give my writing the commitment that I should have. My bad.

So, here I am.  No promises, no timelines, no BS talk about when, where, what.

Just do it! Yep, as Nike laments. Just do it!

D~

Sunday, July 31, 2011

True to True Blood?

I have been watching True Blood and just finished season one consequently moved on to season two and watched the first episode last night.  In retrospect, I love to watch or test watch all the shows/movies in the genre I love best, of course! Research, don't you know:) Well, I will say the jury is still out on this show.  I can't seem to toss it aside as I did with Vampire Diaries--did not like that one in the least.  I will admit, in a strange way, I am hooked on TB.  At times I'm really not sure why I continue to watch but others I reflect on an episode and chuckle to myself.  The characters at times are so dumb and backwards but then that seems part of the dark charm of this series.  I find myself laughing outloud at something humorus every single episode as well as saddened by a death--by the way, if they keep killing of the regulars there won't be anyone left!

I'm not that big of a fan of Bill but I do like Sookie.  I love Lafayette--who wouldn't? Maryanne is very strange and I haven't entirely figured out what the heck she is. Tara and Sam are likeable as well.  I have to laugh at the poor Iraq vet and the waitress that surely reminds me of Flo from Mel's Diner(if anyone remembers her and "Kiss my grits!").  I did like Rene until he turned out to be the serial killer who by the way offed my most favorite character, Sookie and Jason's grandmother!  I so loved her. She reminded me of my own sweet grandmother, God Bless her soul.

Anyway, I guess you can say though I'm still not quite sold, I will keep watching--at least for now.

I am curious at what you all think. Please feel free to pipe in and voice your thoughts on this one.

D~

Sunday, July 24, 2011

And time marches on...

Spring has come and gone, the dog days of summer are upon us and still my life seems to sway against my sitting down and writing.  I know you all have been through this. Been busy with an array of things lately. Day job demands are greater and grabbing overtime(these days we all need the extra dollars, don't we?).  Implicated an exercise program into my agenda for stress relief as well brain food and alertness.  Family life is always at the heart of matters, so...

Speaking of exercise, has anyone grabbed onto Zumba?  I am loving it! I love to dance so this program is right up my alley:) Like most people, I tend to become bored with diet and exercise programs but this one is fun.  I also change it up which keeps me interested. I add biking, walking, etc.  So far, it's working well for me.

Gonna head out and do some wicked weeding in a bit.  Whoa! Even my gardening has slacked.  Funny how we cycle through life.  Hot and heavy, cool off, then move full circle again. 

Writing?  It's coming in its on good time.  Festering, I am, conniving, scheming, projects in hand.

D~