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.


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!

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!

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!



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,

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Black Sun (Translucent #5) is Out Now!

Climb aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour, we’re about to blast off into space! Not gonna lie, guys, I had a hell of a good time writing this one. I’m a closet sci-fi nerd, and this is where I’ve been angling to take the series since the beginning. Tons of good stuff coming up. You can download Black Sun (Translucent #5) from Amazon at this link.

If you’re new to my Translucent series, get started on the first book here.

Hope you enjoy it :-)
Dan Rix

PS. Here’s the cover and back flap:

Orbiting three hundred miles above an alien planet, Space ShuttleEndeavour desperately searches for signs of life following the mass abduction of all humanity. Its crew: an Air Force colonel, an astronaut, and two teenagers.
To Leona, the mind-numbing hours of radio silence mean everyone who loves her is dead. Onboard, the one boy she might confide in hates her guts. It’s all she can do to not give up.
But when an explosion knocks the shuttle out of orbit, forcing them to crash land on the dead planet, it seems all hope is lost.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Black Sun (Translucent #5), Teaser 2

Tomorrow Black Sun (Translucent #5) comes out! I'm ridiculously excited to share this book with you! My wife says it's the best one yet, and I hope you all think so as well! For those of you that haven't started this series, you can check out the first book here. Those of you that are familiar with the series, for the few hours you're left waiting, I thought I'd share a final teaser with you!


Black Sun, Teaser #2
“Emory, stop!” I screamed.

He slammed on his brakes, and his convertible skidded to a stop just in time. Shielding her eyes from the glare of his headlights, Megan stood in the middle of the road not five feet from his bumper, right at the blind curve where we hit Ashley.

In the twilight, dressed in dark jeans and a black hoodie, she was completely invisible.

I hopped out of the car. “Megan, you idiot, we almost hit you.”

She squinted in my direction, and her mouth fell open. “Leona? Holy crap, is that you?”

“Why didn’t you freaking move? When you see headlights barreling toward you, you move.

“Dude, this is so crazy. What are you doing here? Wait—” she raised her hand to her mouth, chewed her fingernails, “what am I doing here?”

“Okay, what’d you find?” I hurried over to her and glanced around.

“Whoa, I think I blacked out.” She looked around with equal bafflement. “Wait, is this…is this Foothill Road? Uh…Leona,” she clutched my arm, “why are we on Foothill Road?”

I stared at her, my heart sinking. “You forgot.”

“Forgot what?” She rubbed her temples. “Not going to lie, the last few days are a bit of a haze right now.”

“Megan,” I groaned, “you texted me, remember? Just now. Like, twenty minutes ago. You said you found something…” I searched her blank gaze. “Please tell me remember.”

She shook her head, eyes wide.

First Emory wouldn’t tell me what happened when he touched Ashley’s corpse, and now Megan had discovered a vital clue…and forgotten it. I wanted to scream.

Maybe the text message would jog her memory.

“Look, you sent me this.” I fished my phone out of my pocket and pushed it toward her face.

“Hmm…something crazy,” she muttered, reading from my screen. “I found something crazy?” She scrunched up her eyes, and her gaze slid to her own phone, still clasped in her fist.

“Yes, you texted me. You came here, you found something, and you texted me. Now try to remember what it was. Try really hard to remember, Megan. This is really important.”

She opened the text on her own phone, stared at it for a moment, then shook her head. “It’s…it’s all gone. I don’t even remember sending this.”

I cursed and scanned the dark street, hoping maybe whatever she’d found would jump out at me. But the sky had darkened to a deep, murky shade of blue, now twinkling with stars.

We couldn’t hope to find anything now.

“Check her pockets.” Emory stepped into the glare of his headlights, pulling on his backpack, and for an instant his blond hair glowed like a neon halo. “If she found something, she might have put it in her pocket.”

“Yeah, check your pockets,” I said. “Maybe you put it in your pocket.”

But Megan only gaped at Emory. “Leona,” she hissed, “what is he doing here? Are you crazy?”

“For the tenth time,” I groaned, “give it a rest. It’s fine.” I patted her hips and her butt, feeling for objects—

She swatted my hand away. “I can do it myself.” She grabbed my elbow. “Can I talk to you? Alone?

Megan seriously needed her memory back.

“Look, it’s a long story. I’ll tell you later.” I wondered if she could smell the sex on me, and my skin instantly heated. The reminder made me want Emory all over again. Suddenly, I felt his eyes on me, lighting my face like a spotlight, and knowing he could probably sense it only made me want it more. Oh my God, why was I so horny all of a sudden?

Hadn’t that need kind of been taken care of?

I caught his brooding gaze—a mistake—and only blushed hotter. I tucked my hair behind my ear, breathing faster.

“WAIT!” Megan staggered backward and jabbed an accusing finger between us. “I know what’s going on…you guys just had sex.”

What?” I glared at her, mortified. “No, we didn’t.”

“You totally have sex hair.”

“Megan, just check your pockets,” I said, desperate to deflect the attention off me as I smoothed my hair back.

She reached into the pouch of her hoodie, and something jingled. “Hey, I think I found something—”

Bright high beams swept over us, blinding me. I shielded my eyes as a car rolled up next to us, window descending with an electric hum, and I tensed up. A middle-aged guy leaned out. “Everyone okay here?”

I relaxed. “Yeah, we’re fine. Thanks.”

He looked me up and down—yep, looking at the sex hair—gave me a knowing smile, and drove off.

I let out my breath and turned back to Megan.

“Sorry, just car keys.” She waggled them.

“Your car!” I snapped my fingers. “Megan, where’s your car? If we can find your car…”

“There—” Emory pointed across the street, where her Ford was parked in the shadows.

I glanced both ways and darted to the other side while he pulled his own car off the road.

“Come on, it’s got to be around here somewhere.” I dug through the sticks and dried leaves on the ground and felt around the back of her tires. Nothing.

“Maybe I put it in my car?” Megan opened the passenger door and peeked in. “Nope.”

I stood up, brushed the dirt off my knees. “No, we’re being idiots. You would have parked and then looked around. Where you parked doesn’t mean anything.”

“You’re right.” Emory knelt next to me, rubbing his jaw. “We found her in the middle of the street, not here.”

“Wait a minute…” I glanced back to where she’d been standing, but the manhole cover was sealed—and she’d been ten feet away. If she’d gone down into the sewer, it would’ve been open. “Do you remember why you were in the middle of the street?”

She scratched the back of her head. “I think…I think I was confused. It’s all kind of a blur.”

“So the first thing you remember, you woke up, and you were just standing in the middle of the street? That’s the first thing you remember?”

“No, there was something else before that, but…oh man, it’s right there…it’s right there.”

“Megan,” he said slowly, “where were you when you first started remembering? Where were you standing?”

She looked up. “I was over by that tree.” She pointed to the big, gnarled oak tree across the street.

Emory and I shared a glance.

We dashed back across the street, and I dug around the roots, my cell phone screen illuminating the sludge of damp leaves in the valleys while he shrugged off his backpack and pulled out a larger flashlight, which he panned in a wider perimeter.

“Dude, sweet glow stick,” Megan said.

I glanced back to see her sliding the vial of Agent Blue out of Emory’s backpack. In her hand, the substance squirmed around like it was trying to get out.

“Don’t touch that!” I stepped toward her, my heel sinking into the damp earth.

“What is it?” Her face glowed from its light.

“Just put it down. I’m serious.”

“It looks…alive.”

“Megan,” I warned.

“Fine. I’m putting it down, okay?” She laid it clumsily on the backpack, and it rolled off onto the curb. The glowing threads continue to thrash and wriggle against the glass, as if searching for cracks. I’d never seen the stuff act that way.

Reluctantly, I tore my gaze off the vial and went back to my search. My shoes squished in the mud.

I paused, and looked down.

Mine weren’t the only footprints. Around the base of the tree, another set of tracks formed a dense cluster—Megan’s, the ones she’d made before she lost her memory.

“Wait, bring the light over here.”

Emory shined the flashlight over my shoulder, and I followed her footprints to one of the big roots. A scuff of mud caked the top of the root, imprinted with the tread of her boots.

“She stepped up here,” I said. “Look, she stepped up onto the roots.”

Slowly, Emory raised his flashlight beam up the side of the oak tree. He stopped four feet up. “Found it.”

I stared at the circle of light, and my lungs suddenly felt too tight. Carved into the pale bark were four words.

Here I killed Dark


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