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Dannika Dark was born on a military base in the U.S. and spent her youth traveling abroad. She developed an interest writing poetry and song lyrics early on, eventually gravitating toward a job that involved writing procedural training documentation. In her spare time, she wrote novels before she decided to pursue a career in publishing.
In addition to writing about supernatural worlds, Dannika is passionate about graphic design and creates all her own covers and series art. When not writing, she enjoys indie music, movies, reading, Tex-Mex, strawberry daiquiris, heaps of chocolate, and unleashing her dark side.
All of her published books to date are written in the same universe and contain material suitable for adults only.
“For me, writing is all about blending genres to break out of the confines of predictability, but it’s what I love to do.”
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EXPLOSIVE FINAL INSTALLMENT IN THE SEVEN SERIES
Love. Family. Brotherhood.
Lexi has faced personal struggles, but nothing has prepared her for the most perilous battle of her life. Shifters are on the brink of war as Northerners target Colorado in an attempt to infiltrate the borders. Texas winds up on the hit list, and the Weston pack prepares to fight for their land… and for their lives.
Austin’s courage is put to the test when rogues want to seize his land and slaughter his pack. But that’s not all he’s facing as two shocking revelations turn their lives upside down. His love for Lexi is unwavering, but their future is uncertain.
Will the local packs set aside their differences to fight together, or will this be the end of peace among Shifters? Stand witness to the epic conclusion of the Seven series.
Destiny will find you.
With this book, Dannika Dark’s Seven Series has come to an end. And for me, several days later, I am still in the middle of a book hangover from reading it. It’s one of those series that you never want to see end.
The Seven Series is the story of Austin Cole, his brothers, and their Weston Pack of werewolves. It’s a fairly small pack, but it’s a mostly happy pack-that is, until outsiders start trouble. At this point, it’s been fifteen years since the first book began with Austin and Lexi. And as we started with that couple, we also end with that couple, which I thought was very fitting.
This book begins with the Weston Pack on the verge of war with rogue wolves from the Northern states. All the characters from previous books are back for this installment, and by that I mean even characters that I thought we would never see again. When all the pack is together, it’s heartwarming to see the love between the brothers, mates, and others important to the pack. Dark’s characters are all fully realized and the reader comes away feeling like they have just spent time with old friends. In addiction to packmaster Austin and his mate Lexi, there’s biker private detective/bounty hunter, Reno, and his human mate April, jokester Denny, and his mate Maizy, local musician Jericho, and his mate Izzy, tortured and tatted Wheeler and his mate, panther Naya, and his black sheep twin brother, Ben. The two wolves not part of the family, Trevor and William are wonderful peripheral characters and are also the “will they or won’t they get together” characters of this series. Neighboring packmasters, Lorenzo Church and his mate Ivy, and Prince, are also featured.
Beyond having likable and non-cookie cutter characters, each of these books involves a good romance. These are pretty sensual at times, but I wouldn’t consider them erotica. Not once have I been bored reading these books, rather, I am immediately drawn in and love every minute.
War, the shifter way, was completely different than what I could ever imagine. It ended up being filled with suspense, and edge of your seat action, combined with a big dose of violence. The author threw in even more problems on top of the war, making this the most exciting book of all of this series, for me. Since there’s quite a bit of action in the previous books, that’s saying a lot. The way this part of the story was plotted was nothing short of amazing. I could easily picture it all, the atmosphere, the rogue wolves, all the tactical planning of how a small pack could take on an organized group of wolves numbering maybe as many as ten times or more the number of wolves in the Weston pack. But, that being said, the book isn’t just about the war.
While I am sad to say goodbye to these characters, I also know that the author is going to be writing in the same Breed world for her next project, as she also did with her Mageri Series. She keeps expanding on the intricate Breed world building with each series. I look forward to seeing what she has up her sleeve for her next project, and more importantly, what supernatural character is up next.
This was the perfect book for a last one in this series, and the author lovingly wrapped it up for all her readers to enjoy. With hundreds of different shifter series to choose from, only a few make my standout list, and for me, this is at the top of that list. Highly recommended to adult paranormal romance readers, and urban fantasy fans might enjoy this as well.