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Monday, January 5, 2015

Blog Tour/Review: Four Days By Dannika Dark

Four Days
(Seven Series, Book #4)
By Dannika Dark

Ivy believes every life must have balance, and during the past year, she’s found harmony living with the Weston pack. When an evil spirit from her past threatens her wolf, it sets off a chain reaction of events that alters the course of her destiny.

Lorenzo Church is a powerful, wealthy Packmaster who rules his pack through intimidation and order. He has vowed to never love a woman because love can destroy an empire. But chaos is fast approaching in the form of a Shifter named Ivy—a Native American, like him, who has invaded his dreams since the moment they met. She is spirited, wise, and unattainable.

In an unexpected turn of events, Ivy must choose whether or not to let go of the one person she has always loved. Lorenzo discovers the root of her courage but will never win her as his mate unless he learns to listen to his heart.

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(Linked to my review)

My Review:

* I was provided an eARC in exchange of an honest review.

I adore this series! Every book is it's own adventure because every character has his/her own voice. I still get lost when the brothers are mentioned by name though. There are stories that I keep hoping will be next, that hasn't happened yet.

Ivy has a very positive outlook to life. It feels like she speaks in poems. Most of what I have highlighted on my iPad is her saying something oh so very true that theoretically would "hurt" the person it was intended for, but because of how she says it it just comes off as wise beyond her years. To say the least, I REALLY liked that C:

Ivy became the woman she is today because of a tragic event in her childhood. When I got to that part my eyes watered. It felt so real. I like that she over came it and found a way to be happy despite her past. 

Lorenzo is not my favorite character. Even after reading this book, I still can't see him as more then the supposed almost villain in Book #1. I wanted there to be a character that was more on her level. When I say that, I mean mentally and emotionally. Then again, maybe I'm not the best person to analyze him because I just don't like him.

The ending, for me, left a lot to be desired. I didn't like the miracle that happened. Heck, I'm not loving the miracles that happened in the last book in this series either, but I'll live. Apparently I was holding out hope for Lorenzo to die in a fight or a pack dispute or something. Don't worry, it didn't happen. Even though I wanted it to...

This series is growing and becoming intricately outlined. The first book was a basic plot line and happily ever after. After book #2 the plots are getting more and more complex and the characters are gaining depth. I can't wait for the next book in this series!!

Favorite Quotes:

"The envy in your eyes is greener than the grass below my feet."

"Hold me like you would grains of sand, and remember how it takes so little for me to slip through your fingers."

"Greed is your shield and envy is your sword. No man can win a battle with armor forged from fear."

"Love is not a shining star. Love is not the warm glow of the sun. Love is a river. Sometimes it's shallow and other times a mile deep. It flows toward some and away from others. It's rocky, slippery and you can drown in it if you're not carful. It creates ripples in the lives around us, and all we can hope for is to be a part of that river, no matter where it leads or how short the journey may be."

My Rating:


It was the longest and shortest day and night of my life—one that was pressed in my memory like a rose in a book. He said he’d never allowed a woman to stay the whole night, and he definitely didn’t hold a woman as she slept. I also got the feeling he’d never shown this side of himself to anyone—drawing more than just pleasure from intimacy, but emotional comfort as well.

“Will you cuddle me while I sleep?” I asked when he stood naked before me, drinking a bottle of water.

“I’m one of the most respected Packmasters in the territory. I’ve killed men for disloyalty, and those who follow me do so out of fear. I don’t cuddle,” was all he said.

So my Thunder Wolf crossed his arms and lay on his back, watching me in the mirror above the bed as I rolled on my side and went to sleep. When my breathing became heavy and he thought I’d drifted off, he scooted close behind me and nuzzled his face against the nape of my neck. I took more pleasure in those secret gestures than when he kissed me while awake. I’d always known that the way a man treats a woman when no one is watching showed his true colors, but I’d never given it thought beyond that. There is something pure and honest in the way a man treats a woman when he thinks she isn’t aware. It shows the kind of man he truly is.

Now I knew with absolute certainty that despite his stony presence and arrogant superiority, he possessed a compassionate heart. Lorenzo Church was a man with two sides to his life, like a coin.

One I wished I could keep in my pocket.

About the Author:

This is the segment where you learn a little more about who I am, so here's what I can tell you: I drink copious amounts of vitamin water placed precariously close to my laptop while writing. These are two healthy habits I have no intention of breaking. I'm a transplant living in the south, but I was born in the 70's to a military dad who moved us around the world.
When I'm not writing (which is all the time), I'm hunting down Indie music, watching movies, reading, eating Tex-Mex, discovering new ways to humiliate myself bowling, and burning up my laptop battery on the Internet. I have a relaxed, easy-going personality and don't like drama. I live with a cat who thinks she is a dog, or a goat (she eats plastic, so I'm not sure which).

Throughout my life, I've had insomnia. Counting sheep never worked and eventually I would imagine those sheep were the sole source of food after an apocalyptic battle where only thousands survived. I made up stories in a futile attempt to bore myself to sleep. The problem was, I got so wrapped up in my "head stories" that I would continue them through the following nights, changing it up each time to make it more exciting. Eventually, I started writing my ideas down - creating short stories, and then I discovered my love for poetry.

It's almost embarrassing how many spiral notebooks and stacks of paper I have of poetry and lyrics.

Another passion: digital art. I design all my book covers, marketing, and series art. I'm a very visual person and pursued photography as an avid hobby for many years.

I am not a YA author (I feel like I have to state this only because I've had a few people ask), but I think it's wonderful there are so many books available to teens in Urban Fantasy and Paranormal.

I am finally doing what I have always wanted to do: giving my characters a pulse through writing full time. I focus on adult urban fantasy romance, but I don't like labels and I enjoy blending genres to break out of the confines of predictability.

But it's what I love to do.



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