When I interviewed Danille D Smith a few months ago and discussed her book, In The Neon, she impressed me with her ability to weave a tight story. She recently contacted me about her new book, Coyote Night and sent me a review copy. This novella is equally as good as In The Neon, if not miles better.
We discussed angels and demons, love, and I asked her if she believed we all had both bood and evil within us and isn’t this one of the themes braided throughout the story. Both of her main characters, Skriker and Rose, possess these two sides. Skriker is half demon, but shows his soft side at times and Rose is half angel, with a naughty streak. Each in their own way, they battle the totally evil Skinwalker. There are two other characters, Uncle Nick Whitehorse and Cull, who further define the themes. This is a quick read and besides being highy entertaining, it also has depth.
Skriker, half-demon bad boy, and his Nephil love, Rose, are inseperable. They’ve been through thick and thin, thin and thinner…and the hunt is calling them once again.
Rumor of a skinwalker draws the notorious pair to Shiprock, New Mexico, a place sacred to the Navajo and a site of enormous supernatural power. The classic Route 66 awaits them and their Harleys, as do open stretches of desert where they can camp under the stars and rut like horny teenagers…the chance of slaying the skinwalker is simply the icing on Skriker’s gore-soaked cake.
But when they finally cross paths with the enemy, the ancient desert monster develops an insatiable desire to capture Rose and posess her…leaving Skriker fighting with all he’s got to keep the love of his life from being snatched from his arms forever.
From Dani’s Web Site:
Danielle D. Smith was born in 1980 in San Diego, California, USA. In addition to being a writer of urban fantasy stories she is an accomplished fine artist and illustrator whose visual work has appeared in various public, private, and gallery exhibitions and in national publications. Dani, as she is known by many who are close to her, lives with her husband and an ever-growing collection of books, documentaries, independent and foreign films. Her novels appeal to dreamers, troublemakers, dark romantics, and general escapists.
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