Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Summer It Came for Us is Now Out!

Without warning, the shadow peeled off the wall and latched around Malcolm’s wrist.
“Malcolm!” I shrieked.
He scratched at his arm, tried to scrape it off, but the darkness held on.
Then, to my horror, it began pulling him into the wall.


My newest young adult mystery, The Summer It Came for Us, is now out! You can check it out here on Amazon!
 
Set in the haunted woods near an abandoned physics lab in Northern California, it’s the story of five teens who encounter a mystery stranger—and more shocking—than anything they could ever imagine. Here’s the back flap:


The Summer It Came for Us

No one believes Remi’s account of the night Vincent disappeared.

How the night sky lit up like day, how they lost control of the car and crashed into a ravine, how she remembers seeing a nine-foot-tall man—and how when she woke up the next morning, the only thing left of her best friend were his footprints, fleeing off into the dark woods only to come to an end, inexplicably, in the middle of a clearing. 

If the urban legends are to be believed, he’s been swallowed by an ancient, nameless evil.

And she’s next.


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Thanks for being a fan!
Dan

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Summer it Came for Us: Teaser 1

The Summer it Came for Us comes out next Wednesday, February 1, and in honor of its upcoming release, I thought I'd tease you with a few snippets!

The Summer it Came for Us 
Teaser 1 

“Yo, I found Vincent,” Jace hollered from the other side of the car, and I nearly jumped out of my skin.
Vincent!
Heart in my throat, I rushed around the hood and found Jace kneeling over a patch of mud.
“Look.” He pointed to a deep shoe print in the mud, right outside the passenger door—Vincent’s footprints. “He got out of the car.”
The next shoe print, I had stepped on.
I backed away from it, then quickly spotted the next one. “He started walking up the hill.”
Malcolm was already ahead of us. He pointed down at a deep handprint. “Looks like he stumbled, landed on his hand . . . crawled through here”—Malcolm whacked through a bush, which had clearly been trampled on—“and kept going on the other side.”
“He was heading back to the road!” Following the footprints, I bounded after Malcolm, excitement buzzing in my nerves.
All we had to do was follow the footprints, and we’d find Vincent!
“He got up again,” Malcolm narrated, pointing to the last handprint, “staggered into this clearing . . .”
“Then lost his shoe.” Zoe pointed out the New Balance sneaker wedged in the mud.
I pried it up to give back to him.
“Look, his stride changes here,” said Malcolm. “He started running.”
“Fast, it looks like,” I said, judging by the long, widely spaced smears in the mud, every other one clearly made by a sock.
“He kept going,” said Malcolm, “kept running, and then . . .”
Malcolm abruptly fell silent, frowning down at the mud.
I came up behind him, saw what he was looking at, and felt an icy tingle draw down my spine.
In the middle of the clearing—with no sign of a body and no sign of a struggle—Vincent’s footsteps simply ended.

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All best,
Dan

Friday, January 6, 2017

The Summer it Came for Us: Cover Reveal, Sneak Peek, and Release Date

Hey readers, 

It's that time again! I'm so excited to introduce my upcoming release, The Summer it Came for Us, and give you all a sneak peek at the first few chapters of the novel!





The Summer it Came for Us
No one believes Remi’s account of the night Vincent disappeared.
 
How the night sky lit up like day, how they lost control of the car and crashed into a ravine, how she remembers seeing a nine-foot-tall man—and how when she woke up the next morning, the only thing left of her best friend were his footprints, fleeing off into the dark woods only to come to an end, inexplicably, in the middle of a clearing.
 
If the urban legends are to be believed, he’s been swallowed by an ancient, nameless evil.
 
And she’s next.


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That’s the premise behind my brand-new YA mystery, set in the haunted woods of a rural California mountain town, which just happens to sit next to an abandoned science lab with some very bizarre history.

It’s coming out February 1, 2017 and I’m super excited to share this with you guys, because it’s my first all new project in a looong time. But I think it was worth the wait.

Sneak Peek

For those of you interested in getting a taste of the story to come, you can read a sneak peek of the first three chapters here!


Thanks for being a fan!
Dan

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Demon in Sight (Translucent #6) is Out Now!



The sixth, and final, book in my Translucent series is here at last! You can download it from Amazon here.It’s the last book (I promise!) in my Translucent series, and it all gets wrapped up and ends happily—or does it?

Although finishing a long series and saying goodbye to beloved characters can be bittersweet for both author and readers, it’s a chance to start something new. I’m excited to be moving on to new projects, and I have something totally awesome in the works that I’ll be revealing soon. For now, prepare to sweat a little (okay, a lot) on Leona’s behalf, and kick back and enjoy the ride :-)

Thanks for joining me on this journey!
–Dan


P.S. Here's a little teaser to whet your appetite:


I found Emory floating in front of the forward windows, staring down Erebus. Beyond him expanded a panoramic view of the galaxy, stars and constellations hideously distorted by the gravitational effects of the black hole—space itself appeared to be caving in around an invisible point, imploding, vanishing through a pinhole in space. An impossible optical illusion.

Whatever behemoth lurked at its center tugged at the hairs on my forearm, but not Dark…Dark’s presence was overshadowed here, lost in the screaming ripples of spacetime. Here, finally, was a power greater than Dark, greater than anything I had ever seen.

We were close.
 
My God, we were close.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Introducing Demon in Sight (Translucent #6) and a Shout out that Translucent is Now Free!

Hey readers,

Two updates today. First, I want to share with you information on Demon in Sight, the sixth and final book in the Translucent series. And second, I want to let you know that for the next two months, you can read Translucent, the first book in the series, for free.

Demon in Sight
Demon in Sight (Translucent #6) will be coming out on November 1, so mark your calendars! This book concludes the six-book series and ties up all the mysteries. Can Leona and Emory prevent the annihilation of all life on earth? We’ll see…

Oh, and you thought stuff couldn’t get any weirder? Guess again :-)

Below you’ll find the back flap description (Note: if you’re new to my Translucent series, skip ahead to the end of the post, where there’s a link to get the first book in the series for free).


Demon in Sight
It’s like somebody hit the pause button for the entire planet.
 
Earth’s streets are jammed with motionless cars, their still-warm occupants slumped over the steering wheels, bodies paused mid-breath. They have no pulse.
 
The sun has winked out, plunging the globe into permanent darkness. Fire no longer burns. Electronics sputter and die, inexplicably drained of charge. The whole world, and all seven billion inhabitants, are in suspended animation.
 
But three people are awake.


Read Translucent for Free
Haven't read Translucent yet? Now you can for FREE. For the next two months, I'm giving away Translucent, the first book in my YA science fiction series for free! One of the only requirements for receiving the download is that you join my newsletter, which you can unsubscribe from at any time. Click here to get a copy, and don't miss out on the epic conclusion, coming this fall!

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Translucent

What if you had the power to become invisible for a price? Would you pay it?

I did ...


And I paid. Dearly. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Blood and Sin is Out Now!

Hi readers!

The title says it all! Blood and Sin is now out! You can find it here! I'm thrilled to share my newest series with you. It was a blast to write, and did I mention that I got to write it with my wife, Laura Thalassa?

For those of you who don't know, Blood and Sin is the first book in a NA paranormal romance trilogy that stars a demon (they prefer to be called Infernari), and a demon hunter bent on wiping them all out. There's dark magic and portals to hell (or Abyssos, as the natives call it). Oh, and I mentioned there was romance, didn't I? ;) 

I hope you enjoy reading Blood and Sin as much as Laura and I enjoyed writing it! And if you want to know more about Blood and Sin, read on for the description.







Blood and Sin

Hot-blooded, prideful, feral, Lana Malesuis is a demon. She has sworn an oath to heal her war-torn, dying species. Her method: drain human blood, use it to fuel her dark magic, reap human misfortune. She has come to the town of White Sulfur Springs to cull. 


Cold-blooded, ruthless, conniving, Jame Asher is a human. He has sworn to avenge his wife and baby girl, killed by demon magic. His plan: destroy demons’ portals, deprive them of their human blood supply, exterminate them one by one. He has come to White Sulfur Springs to kill. 



But when they meet, and he takes Lana as his prisoner, the last thing he expects to see in her wild violet eyes is the frightened innocence of a young girl. For her part, Lana never expects to feel anything but hate for the most feared demon hunter on Earth. 


Neither of them expected it to become something more. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Dan Rix and Laura Thalassa Answer Questions on Blood and Sin


Hey readers!

Blood and Sin (Infernari #1), the NA paranormal romance novel I co-wrote with Laura Thalassa, comes out on July 15. In honor of its upcoming release, Laura and I created a video where we answer some questions concerning the book, ... and goof off. Without further ado, here it is:



For more info on Blood and Sin, you can check it out here on Goodreads. If you'd like to receive an email when the book releases, please consider signing up for my mailing list, located in the top right hand corner of this page.

Happy reading,
Dan