Reviews of Death’s Door by Dannie Hill

I try not to blow my own writing horn too much but I’ve been receiving some very good for my heart reviews! I’ve selected 5 from professional reviewers and hope you will take the time to see what makes me smile. These reviews won’t show up on Amazon (except on my author’s page)– I really don’t understand why, because each reviewer bought their own copy of the book. They do show up at Goodreads and other sites along with several other great reviews.

I would normally cut the reviews to just a quick blurb but they’re just too good to cut up. I hope you’ll retweet, and tell your friends about my latest book Death’s Door and maybe give it a go yourself.

AMAZON

Paperback http://www.amazon.com/Deaths-Door-Dannie-C-Hill/dp/0982692463/

Ebook http://www.amazon.com/Deaths-Door-ebook/dp/B008IMBK3I

Barnes and Noble

Paperback http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/deaths-door-dannie-c-hill/1112082641

REVIEWS:

Well-written and with a complex, multilayered and compelling plot, Death’s Door by Dannie Hill is one of the finer books I have read this year. I could see this book sitting in a bookstore beside Tom Clancy or David Balducci and holding its own quite nicely. The plot unfolded at an even tempo, culminating in a breathtaking, heart pounding climax that had me reading the last 1/3 or so of the book as fast as I could. I did not want to stop, but I was happy with the ending. I generally try and point out the positive and negative in reviews, but I honestly cannot think of anything in this book that I did not like. Even the editing was flawless. Definitely recommend with highest praise!! (5 stars). J.T. Thomas; GoodReads, Barnes&Noble, Librarything, Shelfari

“Death’s Door” by Dannie Hill is an east-meets-west thriller in which the main characters, Bill and Dell, enter a dark and dangerous world as they try and stop a terrorist attack. The story moves from the US, to the Middle East, and back again, and we are shown an impressively accurate portrait of the two contrasting worlds. I liked that the author resisted falling into overplayed stereotypes, and instead treated all of the characters like human beings. Even though there was plenty of action and danger and high stakes, there were also relationships that gave the characters a relatable humanity. I loved watching Bill and Fatima’s relationship unfold, and thought it felt very natural. It also gave this novel more dimension, and more emotional investment than had it just been focused solely on the terrorists with the dirty bomb. I highly recommend this for fans of thrillers and political intrigue. (5 stars). Karen Matthews; GoodReads, Barnes&Noble, Librarything, Shelfari

Wow, what an amazing story! This is the first book I’ve read by Dannie Hill but I am sure it won’t be the last. Some people just know how to write and Mr. Hill is one of them. This book was excellent, not just for a self/indie pubbed book, but for any book. The prose was vivid, strong, and pulled me into the story right from the beginning. The author did a wonderful job of “showing” us the world he created, instead of just ‘telling’ to us. I felt like I was a part of the action from the get go, and the characters all felt so real and alive. They each had such distinctive “voices”, especially Fatima, but really all of them. The pacing was good and I was never bored or confused. Only the tiniest thing was that I thought the ending felt kind of abrupt, but maybe I just wasn’t ready for it to be over just yet. (5 stars).  Nicole Hastings; GoodReads, Barnes&Noble, Librarything, Shelfari

I won’t recap the plot (you can read that in the description), just know that it doesn’t do this novel justice! There is so much that happens, and it is told is such a way that you won’t want to stop reading until the story is over. There is action, a terrorist plot, sex and romance, danger, a trip to the Middle East, and so on. But what I think was the best was the way that the different plots managed to mesh together and create an unputdownable story. I thought the middle dragged a bit compared to the beginning and the end, but it was okay because it was just developing different storylines. It just didn’t have the tension as the other parts of the novel, but was still interesting.  The last quarter or so of the book I couldn’t stop reading it was so intense! Overall I’d say I really liked it. (4 stars). Cale Owens

I read this book in one night and am already interested in reading more from Mr. Hill. His writing is smooth and natural, always moving forward (very little back story and only when necessary), and he packs an emotional punch in almost every scene…too many to mention, but my favorites were when Bill was recovering from the scorpion stings and what Fatima did, the story of Dell losing his brother, and when Loretta’s kids were being held hostage with her. There was some powerful writing that delivered so much more to the story and the characters’ development, which is something I really look for in a good book. I hate one dimensional characters who show no change or growth, but there was none of that here. Interesting for a thriller/action novel where the focus is usually on the external conflicts, not the internal.  The details and the descriptions were perfect, enough to paint the scene perfectly, but not overkill to slow down the story at all. A very impressive read and one I’d recommend to my friends and family. (5 stars). Cory Banyon

Can you feel my smile and love for readers?

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Deanna Jewel interviews Me

I’m really excited about the wonderful Deanna Jewel interviewing me at her romantic site. She asked some great questions that made me think—and that’s hard to do, Ha!

Please visit Deanna’s blog and enter to win a free ecopy of my latest book, Death’s Door.

http://deannajewel.blogspot.com/2012/10/meet-dannie-hill-fiction-author.html

Once again either WordPress or my computer is not allowing me to post photos or links. I haven’t a clue as to what to do about it. So if you will copy/paste to visit Deanna’s great site. You know me– I live for comments! Thank you.

Interview by Karen Einsel

I’m not sure why, but WordPress(or my computer) is not letting me link to other sites right now. I want to put this out so if you will please copy/paste to visit Karen’s site and my interview. I will try again later to link. There are a few disadvantages to living on the other side of the world, lol.

I’m interviewed by the lovely Karen Einsel, @K_Einsel. She brings out the best in me. http://karensdifferentcorners.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/dannie-hill-visits-wednesdays-wonders/

Please visit Karen’s great site and learn a little about what makes me tick.

I must say that this interview came at a perfect time for me. I’m going through some medical problems and I really needed a boost to put me in the right frame of mind! Thank you, Karen!

I’ve been exposed! Take a look- Interview with IBP

Me doing another interview? Hard to believe, but it’s true. The great people at IBP– Indie Book Promo- do a wonderful interview with me to help promote my latest novel, Death’s Door. I even reveal a few secrets on what inspired me to write this great thriller. You might be shocked.

On this somber day of 9-11 we all remember the terrible attack on our western way of life that took so many lives. My novel, Death’s Door,  takes a look at a similar style attack with a different outcome and a different aspect of the possible victims.

I hope my friends, peers and readers will stop by IBP and leave a comment. You know how I love a good comment. Thank you for all your support. You do make an old writer smile!

http://www.indiebookpromo.com/2012/09/11/interview-with-dannie-hill-author-of-deaths-door/ 

Back in America for an interview by Louise James

The fabulous Louise James has posted an interview with me on her great site; Murder, Mystery& Musing. I am honored for the support I’m receiving from so many great writers. Louise is right there at the top of my list!

Please take a look at Murder, Mystery and Musing Leave a comment too! Soon I want have any secrets, lol.

Dannie and the winged beast

South Africa to the States– you can find me there

This is a good week. I get a book promo from my great and pretty friend, Sandra in South Africa, and the wonderful, beautiful, renown L M Stull allowed me to do a guest post at her site about what it takes to make a Manuscript a Novel- The Editor. Please take a look a both great sites!

Sandra: http://ssbookfanatics.blogspot.com/2012/08/book-promo.html?spref=tw

L M Stull:
http://lmstull.com/2012/08/01/manuscript-to-novel-the-editor-a-guest-post-by-dannie-hill/

It’s friends like these that makes me smile and fills my day with joy!

Here’s a flower you both,

Beauty for beauties