Book Title: The Dan Diaries by D.D. Marx (The Beyond Series Book #4)
Category: Adult Fiction; 200 pages | Genre: Chick-Lit
Publisher: Beyond Dreams Publishing | Release date: April 6, 2018 | Tour dates: May 14 to June 8, 2018
Content Rating: PG-13 (minimal swearing, but some very crude words)
Dan Sullivan was the best friend of Olivia Henry when his life was taken in a tragic car accident. Shocked to be on the other side, Dan navigates his way by learning his new role in eternal life. His first assignment is as Olivia’s guardian angel. He has the crucial role of guiding her to her pre-defined destiny. Dan’s death throws Olivia into a tail-spin which causes her to veer way off course. He understands the enormity of the challenge when he hears the mechanism by which he can communicate. He’s only allowed to use signs and symbols to get her attention and cannot interfere with her free-will.
Every time he thinks he’s close, something throws her off track. He’s forced to start over by convincing her to trust in their enduring, unbreakable bond. Olivia can feel Dan’s presence but is still reluctant to believe the messages he’s sending. She is fearful of falling in love again at the risk of losing another soulmate. Can Dan persuade her to trust in his love from afar so she can finally receive the happiness she truly deserves?
MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
This is a delightful re-cap of Beyond Forever, except from Dan's side of existence.
It is an enlightening and interesting concept of life after death. Once again, it demonstrates Dan's eternal nature of fun and "happiness".
Although written very well, with the same endearing characters and easily visualized scenes, it was a little too repetitive of the prior book of the series. However, a couple of new characters were introduced.
Still... This is a fun series.
I offer a Three and a Half Stars rating
*This book was gifted me with no requirement of a positive review.
GUEST POST:The journey of writing my own ending:
Since publishing my books, I’ve been invited to several book clubs to speak about the book and the writing process. As an author, I’m always intrigued by what resonates with my audience. What character? What storyline? What did they want more of? I love understanding how each reader is captivated. There have been many common themes and topics, which shouldn’t surprise me, but it continues to fascinate me that I’ve written a story people want more of.
The motivation that drove me to writing was being fired from my Corporate Job. I was in early forties and had officially had enough. I was at my wits end and determined to pursue anything that would take me in the opposite direction of, what had become, my boring, dreaded daily life. I had this story, marinating in my heart, for a quarter century. I fell in love with the prospect of writing my own ending. How and where do I want my story to end? And so, it began. Where the content came from is still a complete mystery. I almost can’t put it into words. I consider it a gift, which I’m eternally grateful for. I just needed that huge push out of my comfort zone. It wasn’t planned, it was forced upon me. It’s also the best thing that ever happened to me. I’m grateful for the turmoil that led me to this place. During the process, I believe, that I’ve manifested my happy ending. In many ways, my story has just begun.
About the Author:
D.D. Marx is a contemporary romantic fiction writer and blogger. Marx is a graduate of the University of Dayton, as well as the Second City program in Chicago, where she currently resides. A proud aunt and self-described hopeless romantic, Marx has always had a knack for humorous and engaging storytelling. Her pen name is a dedication to her beloved friend Dan, who continues to guide and inspire her in her daily life.
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Here is the tour schedule
1st Prize: Win the complete Beyond series (4 ebooks total / open int'l / 2 winners)
2nd Prize: Win the complete Beyond series (4 paperback books total) and a Shine Bright Journal (open to USA only / 1 winner)
(ends June 16)