It’s my birthday: Here’s a gift!

While today might be my birthday (I’m 47, I think? Who remembers at this point?) I’ve never been one for celebrating it. I’d rather give people stuff than receive things, so today, I’m giving you something I wasn’t planning on sharing quite yet, but since it’s done and will release next month… I thought I’d show it off now!

Today, I’m revealing not only the title but the cover of next month’s book:

Eeep! This one is a full-length novel!

The Blurb

In the world of theater, talent counts but chemistry is king.

Eva Shaw loves her job as an administrative assistant at The Red Curtain Theater Company. She spends her days daydreaming about playing pretend alongside the lead actor, Adam “Those-Abs-Are-To-Die-For” Rice. Adam is the envy of all as he commands the stage and his leading ladies.

Life is good for Eva as she watches the drama of the theater unfold from behind the safety of her admin desk…until she’s asked to star opposite Adam in their new production.

Thrust into the spotlight with the hottest actor around, Eva doesn’t know what to do. Sure, they have chemistry on stage, but her experience doesn’t hold a candle to the pros acting alongside her. And it shows.

Taking pity on Eva, the Stage Manager, Owen, helps her to get a handle on what it means to be a performer. He’s surprisingly supportive and completely adorkable. The more time they spend together, the less she’s thinking about how perfect an Adam and Eva love story would be. Should she forget about the man who used to get her all hot and bothered for the dorky, but lovable Owen?

Waiting in the Wings is the first stand-alone novel in The Red Curtain Romance series. If you like love triangles, forced proximity, and fish-out-of-water romances, then you’ll love Dani Bannister’s contemporary romance with a hint of heat.

Buy Waiting In The Wings and fall in love with the world of theater!

*Includes excerpts of an in-book script written by Maine playwright, Randy Hunt.

Pre-order links

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BH1C2BKF
Other platforms https://books2read.com/u/bP7Nwx

This is currently with the editor which means the ramp to release is now in motion! So stay tuned for more details and interviews with the playwright as it gets closer to release!

Although it is my birthday, I still need to head to work today (boo and hiss) but stay tuned for more on this one!

Dani/Danielle Bannister, birthday girl and release of cover images!


The Triple Cover Reveal!

If you’ve read this blog long enough, you know that I love to plan. Like, LOVE it. I use a version of the image below for three years out to map project timelines. The goal for me is to try to have a release each quarter (something I’ve built up to over the years.) Normally, the month before a release, I’d do a cover reveal as part of my marketing plan.

A typical layout for my planning

However, this year, I’m doing a five-book series, which are all releasing within a few months of each other. Which is great for readers. Tricky for planners. When you release a rapid-release series, it requires pre-order info for the next book. And if you have a pre-order link, you need a cover and poof… there goes the cover reveal plan that used to work. Ah, the best-laid plans.

But the upheaval of my plan is your gain! It means you get to see the first three covers that will release this year all at the same time! May I present, Vol. 1-3.

Mad props to my designer for increasing the intensity of the bouquet color to match the growing intensity of their growing relationship. The tag line for each is a different phase of their relationship as well. Not only does each book have to have a story arc, but the series needs to as well. That requires a lot of braining!

This is the first series I’ve ever written, and so far, it’s been super fun to write. I sure hope you are having as much fun with Jasmine and Shawn as I have had writing them. If you missed it, last week I gave readers a FREE prequel story to this series. It’s Shawn’s story in the moments leading up to where Vol. 1 begins and I think it gives you a little insight into his headspace that day.

Vol. 1 is live, Vol. 2 is on pre-order, and Vol. 3 will be up for pre-order soon. Vol. 4 and 5 will come out early next year so I can have time this year to release another book that has been waiting its turn ever so patiently.

Okay, I’m off to write more on Vol. 3! Until next time! Oh, and as a PS, if you wanna snag some free sexy stories, check out this super hot list of steamy stories you can snatch up.

Danielle/Dani Bannister, author and triple-cover revealer.


Today is the day: Cover Time!

Today is the day that we get not only the full cover reveal for my next project but also the title!

Here it is!

Wait a second… Isn’t that the same book you told us about that was on Kindle Vella? Yup. Sure is. But I’ve pulled it off from Kindle Vella (it should disappear soon off the platform) to make it available wide, which means you don’t need to read it an episode at a time or learn a whole new way of reading just to enjoy the story. You can read it like you read all of my other stuff. In ebook or paperback!

I heard many of you asking if this would ever be made into a regular book and I listened! After leaving it in Vella a few months, I decided to pull it and make it wide so the majority of my readers could enjoy it!


This will be a rapid-release set of novellas, which means you’ll only need to wait a few months between stories vs years! How exciting! The series will revolve around the same couple as they navigate their given circumstances. And you know me, I like to give my characters hard circumstances.

You might be wondering if there is anything different about this wide distribution of the book over the Kindle Vella version. Yes and no. The heart of the story is still the same, but what is different, is a few character names changed (that’s a story for a different day) and this new version has been officially edited. (The Vella version I didn’t bother with a professional edit because the platform was so new. I didn’t want to put too much money into an unknown platform.) That means, this version is more fleshed out, grammatically stronger, and hopefully, a more enjoyable ride. *snicker. Ride.

This will be a full steam novella, so if you like fade to black stories, this one is not for you. BUT, if you like some spice with your romance, might I suggest adding this one to your pile.

You can pre-order Volume 1 here. Other platforms coming soon!:

Book Trailer!

Here’s the blurb:

No groom? No problem.

Jasmine Fairchild has been left at the altar. Literally. With the bouquet still in her hands, she’s determined not to let her cheating ex have all the fun. She was going on her honeymoon to The Bahamas. All she needed was a ‘groom.’

Fortunately, she found a mysterious cutie in the crowd willing to partake in a fake wedding and go on an all-expenses-paid cruise with her. In less than 24 hours, she’d be far away from her failures and the embarrassment of being left at the altar.

The only hiccup is she can’t keep her hands off her pretend husband. Not that he appears to mind. He can’t seem to resist her either.

Is he playing for keeps or toying with her heart?

Will Jasmine be able to avoid rebounding with a perfect stranger or will desire win the day? Find out in this red-hot contemporary romance novella, Where You Left Me, Vol. 1.

Pre-order today!

Dani Bannister a.k.a Danielle Bannister, author and pre-order maker



I did tell you that the full reveal would be soon, didn’t I? Well, the wait is over! Today I show you the full cover and new title!

Hard to even see the girl inside the smoke. It left readers unsure what the book was about.

Where I was afraid to lift up the trauma and pyromania aspect that Sarah goes through, City Owl Press wasn’t. They put it all right there on the cover. Readers who see this cover will know that they are about to go on one hell of a bumpy ride. And, ultimately, that’s what a cover should do. Let you know what the feel of the book is without reading a word.

Pre-order links for the book are up in some places already, while others don’t allow for pre-orders longer than 30 days, so those will be coming once it gets closer to the official release day of SEPTEMBER 7, 2021.


B&N: https://smarturl.it/GirlonFireBN
Kobo: https://smarturl.it/GirlonFireKobo
iBooks: https://smarturl.it/GirlonFireiBooks
Goodreads: https://smarturl.it/GirlonFireGR

*Some sites may still be uploading at time of post


Amazon print
City Owl**

(**City Owl will have the book LIVE for purchase on their site two weeks PRIOR to the official release. Stay tuned!


Eeep! So excited! I’ll let you know when the other links go live for pre-order! Until next time…

Danielle Bannister, Author and revealer of book covers


The Rebrand is HERE!

Well, after teasing you for a bit, I can finally say that the rebrand of The Twin Flames Trilogy (Pulled, Pulled Back, and Pulled Back Again) is finally here! All the editions have been updated (save for the boxed set paperback file which is still in review but should be live soon.)

Wanna see? Eeep!

But first, a look back on the cover evolution. From the templates generated by the distributer, to custom photo shoots, to designs that just did NOT convey romance at all… comes the new trilogy covers. You can read more about why I chose to do the facelift here.

Okay, NOW, are you ready? Yeah, ya are! Behold, the new covers!

They even have my name rebrand too! I’m super excited about these and hope you are too! If you have old editions, hang onto them! They are now a collector’s edition!

Need to snag any/all of them to add to your e-book pile or snag a print copy for your shelf? You can find the new covers below! (The boxed set paperback is coming soon!)

Again, EEEP!

Danielle Bannister, author and cover revealer


Title and Cover Reveal Time!

It’s time, it’s time!

May I proudly present to you the sequel to The First 100 Kisses…


How do you date your best friend?

That’s the nagging question on Chloe Clark’s mind after she lands her romantic storybook ending with her bestie/next-door neighbor, Liam McGeary. Now that they are officially a couple, what does that mean for their relationship?

How do they go from snarky conversations about who has the longest fry to heavy petting? The situation is only made harder because Liam is a virgin and wants to save that part of himself for marriage. Chloe knows she won’t be the girl Liam ends up walking down the aisle with, but boy oh boy, she’ll have fun playing with him in the meantime, riding that purity line as far as she can.

But with Liam always eager and ready to play, it makes the job of restraining her desire a constant challenge. Chloe knows herself well when it comes to guys, though. She always jumps in too fast, becomes clingy, and scares men away. If she wants this moment to last with Liam, she’ll have to turn the heat down and learn how to date him without her usual moves. Practice makes perfect, right?

It worked for their first hundred kisses. Now comes the hard part: dating.

The Second 100 Kisses is the full steam ahead contemporary friends-to-lovers sequel to The First 100 Kisses. Proceed with caution and grab a fan. It’s about to get steamy.

Haven’t read book 1 yet? No problem, you can snag it here!

Both covers were designed by Q Design Cover and Brand Premades

Stay tuned for excerpts from this one, as well as sales and giveaways coming your way!

Danielle Bannister, Author and revealer of covers


Cover and Title Reveal Today!

It’s time, it’s time! Cover Reveal time!

I have had this cover for MONTHS and it’s been killing me not to share it sooner, but today is the day. My first Young Adult (YA) book is having its cover and title reveal!

Cover by Q Design Cover and Brand Premades-Amy Queau

Here’s the Blurb:
It started as a stupid assignment: Photograph the moon in all its phases. Child’s play for high school junior Heather Daughtry. Science, she understood. How to be a wallflower, easy. Being besties with an extrovert who radiated awesomeness, she had down pat. Boys, however, were a subject she just couldn’t get a handle on. 

Especially after Josh Gavin, the guy Heather had been infatuated with for three years, asks her best friend, Trista, to Homecoming instead of her. The reality Heather is used to shifts, then turns upside-down after a plan is concocted with Trista to put Josh back into Heather’s reach. It would be insane, that much she knew, but she followed Trista… Because that’s what moons do.

How it came to be:
I wrote a YA book because I wanted to write something my teenagers could read (if they were so inclined.) All of my other books, they are forbidden to read until they are at least 40, and maybe not even then. Ha!

The inspiration for the book came from one image that I picked up at random from a set of cards that were face down. This was the card that I picked.

From there, the book was born. What Moons Do is a Coming of Age story about the challenges of accepting who you are in the middle of adolescence. 

What Moons Do will release on my birthday. Oct. 5, 2020.

Buy Links: (some platforms are still loading so stay tuned:



Danielle Bannister, author and writer of the Young Adult Novels


It all comes off today!

Cover Reveal time!!!! And the title reveal! Here it is, book number 13, Taking Stock!

Here’s the blurb!

Can love really happen later in life?

Penny White was doing just fine as a cashier in the small town of Bucksville, New Hampshire. She had three cats and an apartment to herself. So what if she was in her mid-thirties and had yet to have a serious boyfriend? So what if she’d never left her tiny little town? She was happy in her sheltered life, or at least she was pretending to be.

Everything was just the way she liked it, until a reporter from The Sunset Journal waltzed into her life, turning her predictable world upside down. What did this man want from her and was it something she was willing to give him? It’s time for Penny to stop and take stock of what it is she really wants.

Here’s what all three books look like together! See how the designer pulled in elements of each book to tie all these stand alones into one cohesive look? I can’t wait to get a proof of the paperback in hand to see how the color prints!

Pre-Order Links

Amazon Smashwords iBooks Kobo Nook/Paperback (Coming Soon)

In the coming weeks, I’ll share with you some teaser quotes and the first chapter and I’ll be hosting swag bag giveaways and paperback! Fun ahead as we finish the summer season! Stay tuned! In the meantime, both Doppelganer AND Must Love Coffee are on sale for .99 cents!



I was saving this for Friday, but Amazon had the pre-order up and ready in record fashion, so without further ado, the cover and title reveal for my smexy novella releasing March 29, 2019!!!


“I have a huge favor to ask.”

Chloe Clark, a thirtysomething waitress, and Liam McGeary, her socially awkward bestie of seven years, were close. Movie nights with popcorn, coffee shop catch-ups, and take out Tuesdays. Their friendship was unique. Zero sparks. Perfectly platonic. 

Until Liam asked Chloe for help with a problem. A problem he only trusted his bestie to teach him: help with kissing. He had a date with a former high school sweetheart and he was embarrassingly…inexperienced. 

Although Chloe was shocked by the request, Liam wasn’t hard on the eyes and she did love to kiss. Helping him was a no-brainer. He just needed the first 100 kisses under his belt, then he’d be all set for his date. 

What Chloe hadn’t counted on, was liking it. A favor that started out as a play-book of moves quickly turned into something dangerously steamy. 

Something neither one of them were prepared for.


Paperback: coming soon

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for teasers and the first chapter sneak peek!


What? ANOTHER Cover Reveal?

Didn’t you just have a cover reveal not that long ago, Danielle? Why, yes, yes I did. It’s madness, I say. Madness! But, oh, how much fun!

Today, I’m revealing the cover for my novella, The Lurkers Within, which is part of the Havenwood Falls series which you can learn more about here. These novellas are published by  Ang’dora Productions, LLC.

My title will be part of their New Adult/Adult Paranormal Fantasy line.

In a town where supernatural beings mix in among the humans, what did I choose to write about? Ghosts. *shivers. They terrify me, so why not write about them, eh?

But you came here to see a cover, not to yammer on, and a cover you shall have! I present the e-book cover for The Lurkers Within:

The Lurkers Within

By Danielle Bannister

Series: Havenwood Falls

Genre: Supernatural Thriller

Release Date: November 30, 2018

Cover Design: Regina Wamba, MaeIDesign.com


iBooks: http://bit.ly/ibooksLurkersWithin 

Amazon US: Coming soon! (They are currently bogged down due to the Createspace shift. Blarg.)

Amazon UK: Coming soon! (As above)

Coming soon to Kobo | Barnes & Noble


Welcome to the secluded mountain town of Havenwood Falls, home to sexy men, strong women, and neighbors who bite. Discover supernatural mystery, thrills, and romance in a place where everyone has a deep, dark, and often deadly secret.

Spirit Agent Tasha Young has never fit in. Her talents as a modern-day ghost buster make her a loner by necessity. Her job is an easy one. Enter a haunted house, remove the misbehaving spirit, collect the cash, and move on to the next city. When she and her team are invited to Havenwood Falls for a special case, she quickly discovers that this retrieval isn’t a simple bag and tag.

What lurks within is not one aura, but hundreds and they all have their sights set on Tasha. With only five traps in her possession and a team member already sucked into the spirit world, Tasha is forced to come face to face with her greatest enemy: the Indrori.

If she can’t find her way out of the spirit realm in time, the Indrori will win the prize he’s been waiting centuries to claim. The future of Tasha, her team, and all of Havenwood Falls rests on the sultry black-haired beauty with the snake tattoo.

The Havenwood Falls shared world is a collaborative effort by multiple authors across multiple series all in the paranormal fantasy genre, allowing readers to discover new authors and stories to fall in love with. Each author brings a stand-alone plotline so they can be read in any order, but there are many crossovers among the stories.

Books in the signature Havenwood Falls adult series:

  • Forget You Not by Kristie Cook
  • Fate, Love & Loyalty by E.J. Fechenda
  • Old Wounds by Susan Burdorf
  • Covetousness by Randi Cooley Wilson
  • The Winged & the Wicked by T.V. Hahn & Kristie Cook
  • Alpha’s Queen by Lila Felix
  • Ink & Fire by R.K. Ryals
  • Lose You Not by Kristie Cook
  • Tragic Ink by Heather Hildenbrand
  • Nowhere to Hide by Belinda Boring
  • Flames Among the Frost by Amy Hale
  • Rock Me Gently by Susan Burdorf
  • From the Embers by Amy Miles
  • Defying Gravity by Kallie Ross
  • Gypsy Heart by Randi Cooley Wilson
  • Break Me Not by Kristie Cook (September 2018)
  • How the Dead Lie by Stacey Rourke (October 2018)
  • The Lurkers Within by Danielle Bannister (November 2018)

Coming soon are books by CJ Pinard, Melissa Wright, Morgan Wylie, Emily Cyr, and more.

Also look for Havenwood Falls High, a Young Adult series; Legends of Havenwood Falls, a historical paranormal series; and Havenwood Falls Sin & Silk, the darker, sexier side of town.

Immerse yourself in the world of Havenwood Falls and stay up-to-date on news and announcements at http://www.HavenwoodFalls.com. Join our reader group, Havenwood Falls Book Club, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/HavenwoodFallsBookClub/

Well, now that the reveal is done, I probably give the novella one last look before it goes to the editor in a few weeks, eh? Eeep!

Danielle Bannister, Author and revealer of all the covers