D.J. DeSmyter's Blog

July 1, 2014

Hi, lovely readers! Just wanted to let you know that the site will be moving later this month to a new platform. I've been wanting to say goodbye to Blogger for quite some time and I'm finally making the move. Please be sure you've bookmarked "http://www.djwrites.com" and not the (very) old "djslifeinfiction.blogspot.com" URL. I'm still tweaking the new site and making sure everything is where it should be, but follow me on Twitter for all the latest updates!

See you soon!

~DJ
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Published on July 01, 2014 06:48 • 14 views

June 1, 2014



Megan Erickson's upcoming new adult novel, Make It Count, is one of those books you fall in love with even before you've even read it. Today, I'm excited to share three character cards for the book, including one for the uber-hot Max Payton, who I can't wait to meet when the book releases this week! Take a look:


Max PaytonThe Boyfriend“Is that your way of saying you’re kinky? I think I could handle it.”
Lea TraversThe Fighter“You steal one of my fries, and I’ll castrate you.”
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Published on June 01, 2014 09:10 • 13 views

May 12, 2014

I'll be heading to New Orleans this week for the 2014 RT Booklovers Convention! Hooray! I'm super excited to meet new authors, see old friends and eat the delicious food. And since many of us are making the trip down south, I thought I'd share a Spotify playlist full of songs I curated just for the convention. So take a listen, enjoy, and I'll see you soon!

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Published on May 12, 2014 11:20 • 12 views

May 6, 2014


Today marks the release if CJ Abedi's The Dark King, the highly anticipated sequel to last year's breakout novel, Fae. And to help celebrate, I have an exclusive excerpt from the book as well as one ePub copy to giveaway! Take a look:
“According to the ancient laws of this universe, created long before the Fae existed, I am your true King. The Fates willed this day thousands of years ago in the vast belly of eternity. They ordained that this crown would be mine. All of you will swear your indi...
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Published on May 06, 2014 04:00 • 12 views

April 24, 2014


Unicorns are pretty magical and I hold them in high regard. But there are quite a few upcoming releases that I'd happily trade a unicorn for - and trust me, you would, too. Head on over to my Tumblr page to see which books I'm most excited about and be sure to let me know which ones you desperately want to read!

TUMBLR, HERE WE COME!
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Published on April 24, 2014 05:48 • 16 views

April 22, 2014


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To celebrate the release of The Night Has Claws, the second installment in the thrilling Magdeburg Trilogy, author Kat Kruger is setting out on a two week blog tour! Yesterday, I shared my review of the new book (hint: I loved it!) and today I have an exclusive Q and A with Kat. Take a look:
Photo credit: Edmund LewisBefore launching into the writing process for The Night Has Claws, were there any specific aspects you wanted to heighten or expand upon that you didn’t get to i...
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Published on April 22, 2014 05:00 • 11 views

April 21, 2014


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The Night Has Claws is a bold and sleek sequel that packs a powerful punch. Kat Kruger’s writing has grown even stronger since the first book and she demonstrates impressive skill through lively settings, intense action, and intricate plot points. The werewolf politics further showcase Kruger’s thoughtful and complex world, which she successfully expands in this installment.
This time around, both Connor and Madison narrate the story. While Madison is still a bit unlikable, both narratives...
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Published on April 21, 2014 05:00 • 13 views

April 7, 2014


Dear Readers,

If you have recently gone looking for a copy of Hunted to purchase, you may have come up empty handed. While the book is still listed on GoodReads, Amazon, and a few other sites, it is no longer available to buy, both in print and ebook. Pendrell Publishing and I have mutually parted ways, leaving Hunted's future in my hands.

However, this is not the end. It is merely another exciting beginning.

Over the next few months, I will be diving back into Lily and Alex's world as I pr...
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Published on April 07, 2014 12:49 • 13 views

April 3, 2014


Danielle Paige’s Dorothy Must Die is a deliciously grim and exciting story that breathes new life into the Wizard of Oz. The fact that it’s a Full Fathom Five property is unsettling and may deter some from reading it, but Paige demonstrates skill as a storyteller, one who can - and will - undoubtedly succeed on her own.
Drawing on both the iconic Judy Garland film and L. Frank Baum’s original books, Paige reinvents the Ozian characters we’ve come to love, and does so in rather violent lights,...
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Published on April 03, 2014 04:23 • 13 views

March 27, 2014

HarlequinTEEN revealed the covers for the next three installments in Clara Kensie's exciting e-series, Run to You, and I couldn't be more excited! If you recall, I loved the first three parts and am uber-excited for the next three! Check out the covers below and let me know what you think in the comments! And to read my review of the first three installments, click here!

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Look for Part IV: Fourth Shadow this July!
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Published on March 27, 2014 08:30 • 12 views