Darynda Jones Even when she was a toddler, Darynda would pick up a pencil and paper and scribble nonsense on it, asking her mother to read her literary genius aloud. Soon after, she started writing plays for the neighborhood kids, making up stories for her brother, and creating age inappropriate fantastical stories for Barbie and Ken to enact. In high school she almost finished her first manuscript, and even then, was dabbling in romance and the paranormal.
She took a break from actively writing for several years, wherein she got married, had a couple children, graduated Summa cum Laude from UNM and got a job as a teacher and sign language translator. She missed writing though, and started up again in 2002 with the goal of getting a publishing contract securely in her mind’s eye. After 3 complete manuscripts, she finally landed an agent, a three book deal, and won the 2009 Golden Heart award for Best Paranormal Romance in 2009.
In February of 2011, “First Grave On The Right”, the first book in the CHARLEY DAVIDSON series was released. It was called the best debut novel in years, and a must read for paranormal lovers. Book #2, “Second Grave On The Left”, was released on August 16t, 2011 and got even more amazing praise and kudos. Book #3, “Third Grave Dead Ahead” was released 1/31/12, and the fourth book, “Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet” came out on 10/30/12.
We’re here to help Darynda celebrate and promote her new Paranormal YA series today though. “Death and the Girl Next Door”, book #1 of the DARKLIGHT series was released on 10/2/12, and Book #2, “Death, Doom and Detention” just came out today - 3/5/13!
Hello everyone! LITERAL ADDICTION is very happy to be promoting for the incredibly talented Darynda Jones again today.
We’re here to help Darynda celebrate and promote her new Paranormal YA series today though. “Death and the Girl Next Door”, book #1 of the DARKLIGHT series was released on 10/2/12, and Book #2, “Death, Doom and Detention” just came out today!
For our readers who aren’t yet familiar with Darynda’s new series, first, we suggest that you check out her ENTIRE backlist, but we’ll get you up to speed with the DARKLIGHT series now…
“Death and the Girl Next Door”
DARKLIGHT Book #1:
Read LITERAL ADDICTION’s Review HERE
Death, Doom and
DARKLIGHT Book #2:
“Death, and the Girl He Loves”
DARKLIGHT Book #3
I hope that I’ve hooked some new readers on this great new series!? Make sure to check them out as soon as you get a chance, and get ready for book #3, “Death, and the Girl He Loves”, slotted to be released on 10/8/13.
Death Doom and Detention