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The Devil and Dayna Dalton

(Bulwark Anthology #9)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  57 reviews
Reporter Dayna Dalton's reputation has been ruined since birth. The daughter of wild child, Becky Dalton, is expected to follow her mother's footsteps; never given a chance to prove she's different. Dayna's been in love with Clay Finnes since she was a teenager. Her unrequited love for Sheriff Finnes leaves her empty. He's happily married and unavailable. Instead, Dayna fi ...more
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Published September 27th 2019
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Miranda Reads
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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A huge thank you to this author and all of the other contributors!
*Ahem* Onwards to the review!

Dayna peered at her reflection in the mirror. She was sick of her life.
Dayna Dalton is used to be looking down on.

Her mother, Becky, was spirit at best and a loose woman at worst, and that reputation has haunted Dayna ever since.

Dayna never knew her father because of that, the whole town has had their eyes on he
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perceived by the town to be the proverbial bad apple that didn’t fall far from the family tree, Dayna Dalton never got a break. In love with a man who has always been off limits, the spirited small town reporter can’t seem to find a man to capture her heart, no matter how many she goes through.

When strange things begin to happen in town and Dayna is witness to one of them, but ordered not to write a story that could make her job worthwhile, but why can’t she report the truth?

Welcome to Brit Lund
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read quite a few books by Brit Lunden, who has become one my favourite authors. The story about The Devil and Dayna Dalton, she is a reporter and most sadly her reputation has been ruined since birth. Dayna is a wild child. Every reader will take something form this story. what I found quite heart breaking, is that Dayna can't see why her mother can't be like a normal mother, she just wants to be loved unconditionally no matter what she does. The story turns into much more, but I don't w ...more
Sherry Fundin
WOW, The Devil and Dayna Dalton by Brit Lunden is the best of the Bulwark Anthology…so far.

Dayna Dalton is a small town reporter in love with someone she can never have. She is considered white trash, just like her mother. She is relegated to writing fluff stories for the paper but dreams of that big story that has some meat on its bones.

I love when she ripped off the T shirt….LOL And that was at 10%, so I am really looking forward to reading on.

Don’t tell her not to do something, because that o
N.N. Light
Raw and edgy could be the descriptive phrase for this work. The raw nature is overworked. There are no redeemable characters in the entire story. The lead character is beyond flawed and her end destination is probably the most logical location for a person with no morals, ethics or character.

The paranormal aspect takes a long time to come to fruition. When it finally comes into view, the book sags. As a voracious reader I have already read two amazing books that worked bringing mythical beings
Apr 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you Iread and the author for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

The Devil And Dayna Dalton
A Bulwark Anthology, Book 9
By: Brit Lunden

REVIEW ☆☆☆☆☆

"Hell is empty, and all the devils are here."
William Shakespeare

Once more to Bulwark, Georgia, and this time, In The Devil And Dayna Dalton, the story centers around Dayna Dalton, the reporter first seen in Bulwark.

"She had a built-in reputation, care of her mama. Didn't matter if she was
Grant Leishman
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
Reviewed For Readers' Favorite by Grant Leishman

The Devil and Dayna Dalton (Book 9) A Bulwark Anthology is a short, novella from the pen of author Brit Lunden. Dayna Dalton is known as what we might colloquially call, “trailer trash”. She grew up in Bulwark, Georgia and like her mother had gained an unfair (in her case) reputation as the town slut. From an early age, Dayna had designs on the gorgeous Clay Finnes but all through High School, Clay seemed impervious to her charms, placing her fair
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘The devil is in the details’ – German proverb

For a famous author of children’s books to take on the nom de plume Brit Lunden in order to switch to adult novels, it seems impolite to praise her as Carole P. Roman. But the lady knows this world of literature and has written guides to assist new authors in the intricacies of Indieworld publishing, and she includes that beautiful photograph of her warm countenance on this site, offering those of us who have followed her rise in stature permission t
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Small towns don't give people a break and Bulwark, Georgia is no exception! Mo matter how she tries she can not rid herself of her Mom's reputation. Not that Dayna is any better truth be told--but she actually wants to be. She has had a major crush on Clay Finnes forever and he still remains just a friend. None of the other men in town can seem to satisfy or make her happy. There are always strange happenings surrounding a slimy pond of water that appears and disappears. She is told by her old b ...more
Truly Trendy PR
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Devil and Dayna Dalton is the ninth book in  A Bulwark Anthology series by Brit Lunden. While this is a part of a series, it can easily be read as a standalone novel. A fast-paced novella that is sure to leave you wanting more. I feel that the story would have flowed smoother if the story was longer giving the characters and storyline more time to develop.This is a thoroughly enjoyable read. * I received a complimentary copy from RABT Book Tours and the author in exchange for an honest and u ...more
Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Devil and Dayna Dalton is book 9 in the Bulwark series by Brit Lunden. I have been listening to this series by audiobook. Dan McGowan is the narrator and I just love how great he is doing with this series. This is a creepy series, not so much scary, but definitely creepy. Each book in the series is very short. Less then 2 hours on audio, great for a car ride or just a relaxing break. This series does not have to be read in order. They are each written as stand alones. I do prefer to go in or ...more
Robert Yokoyama
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can relate to the romantic yearning and frustration that Dayna Dalton feels in this book. The devil is something I have always associated with being an evil force, but the author gives the devil an alluring romantic quality that I find unique. Two of the characters in this book are presented in one way in the beginning of the book, but toward the end of the book, they are presented differently. I love the change that Brit Lunden gives the characters of Sheriff Clay Finnes and Mrs. Sweetpea. Th ...more
Jessica Robbins
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog-tour, own-kindle
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

What a quick fun read this was. New to the author I had no clue what to expect as I started reading about the life of Dayna Dalton. As the daughter of what is pretty much the local whore she is expected to behave a certain way though she refuses to do so. Instead she does her best to make her life better even if she does feel like something is missing. Then something weird happens and bam she finds out s
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Devil and Dayna Dalton was the third book in the series that I listened to on Audible and it was my favorite of the three. Cathy McGowan narrated this book and I found that I prefered her as a narrator. Dayna Dalton was a great main character and I liked that I got to see a different view on Sheriff Finnes through the eyes of Dayna Dalton. Overall, I really loved this series and this book in particular.
Theodore Cohen
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first of the Brit Lunden books that I've read, and I found it thoroughly enjoyable. It's a fast read--113 pages, in all--and it moves along at a fast pace. As a writer myself, besides "watching" the story unfold, I thoroughly enjoyed how the author developed the characters, especially that of Becky Dalton.

You will NOT be disappointed.
Danielle Lynch
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: modern
Interesting love it good
Anita Dickason
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The twists and turns will keep you guessing to the end. This was a great follow-up to a character in the original novel, Bulwark. Very well done.
Stephanie Jane
See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits

The Devil And Dayna Dalton is the ninth novella in the Bulwark Anthology - a collection of stories by various authors which were inspired by Brit Lunden's original novel set in the small town of Bulwark, Georgia. These anthology stories are all standalone tales and can be read in any order. I, of course, haven't actually read Bulwark itself yet - why make my bookish life too easy? - but I understand that Dayna Dalton was one of the minor char
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Devil and Dayna Dalton is the ninth installment and Brit Lunden’s contribution to the Bulwark Anthology. Readers are brought back to Bulwark, Georgia, a town wrapped in mystery and separated from the rest of civilization. The town has a lot of strange happenings in it.
I really enjoyed The Devil and Dayna Dalton. The story of Dayna Dalton and Clay Finnes was intriguing and entertaining. I liked the opposites attract of the tale and wondered throughout if they will be able to fight to be toge
Sam (Rescue Dog Mom, Writer, Hugger)
I received this book from a dear and generous friend to whom I'm eternally grateful.

I'm so glad I read this book. When I met this character early in the anthology, I really didn't care for her. In truth, I'm embarrassed to admit I didn't like her at all. Shame on me for being so judgemental. I have struggled in the past myself and could identify with her in this book. Now I understand her much better. Not only do I empathize with her, but I would want to be friends with her. I admire her courage
Theresa Edwards
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Nothing was going right for Dayna. She hated her life. She returned to Bulwark, Georgia because her mother was sick. She gave up her job in Washington D.C. and now worked for the Bulwark Advance. She hated that job. Desperate to be loved, she “went from relationship to relationship, feeling empty.” Clay Finness, the only man she cared about, was a man she couldn’t have. To make matters worse, she disliked her neighbor, Thelma Sweetpea. Thelma Sweetpea, was “an ornery bitch with a sting as sharp ...more
Sep 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'm looking forward to reading more of this anthology. ...more
Southern Today Gone Tomorrow
The 9th book of the Bulwark Anthology, I think this might be my favorite of the three that I have read. Why? If I type that I will be giving ending for this novel.

With that, if you like paranormal romance, this is a great choice. It’s a bit dark, but it is actually about romance and finding someone who is a little more who loves you for you. Dayna Dalton isn’t a perfect person, and has had a difficult life, but in this story she finally gets a happy ending.

And the person, being, thing, she gets
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was short, but thrilling. I read it in approximately three hours (reading almost straight through), and I really don’t think I could have put it down had I wanted to. My only complaint was that the story was a little too fast paced for my personal tastes in a few sections. It was fabulously written, otherwise. In fact, I’ve added the entire Bulwark Anthology to my TBR list because I’m now hooked. Although this is the ninth book, it can easily be read as a standalone, which is how I rea ...more
BreeAnn (She Just Loves Books)
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, paranormal
What I Loved:
I really enjoyed jumping into this series again! I liked that I met new characters, but still had some of the ones that have been there from the start.

How I Felt:
I listened to the audiobook of The Devil and Dayna Dalton. My review includes my thoughts on the book overall, as well as the experience of listening through audio.

The Devil and Dayna Dalton is set in Bulwark, a small town filled with weird, paranormal happenings. The main character in this book was Dayna Dalton, a girl who
Note: Even though this is #9 in the Bulwark Anthology, it works just fine as a stand alone story.

I first met Dayna Dalton (newsreporter) in another story from the Bulwark anthology but she was just a minor character there. Here, we get to see that she is a little bit more than the eye candy she played in Bulwark. Sure, she’s always had a thing for the sheriff (Clay) going back to highschool. But she’s built a career and has a drive for real journalism.

One thing I have enjoyed about these interco
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
The devil and Dayna Dalton is a all encompassing Title choice. It is fitting and the Cover image is equally fitting and intriguing.
This an often too real-to-life scenario of many places, especially in small towns. If a person is from "bad blood" or does not "fit in" with the rest of the town's people, often it is nearly impossible for an individual to change that image in the town's perception.
This is the case with Dayna Dalton. No matter what she has accomplished, she is still "branded" by mo
gwendalyn _books_
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it

This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

The Devil and Dayna Dalton, is a fast-paced , enjoyable novella that’s creative with supernatural elements.

This dark sometimes eerie tale, that starts off running and holds your attention all the way through until the satisfying end.
The author Brit Linden delivers once again a wonderful immersive experience of a nov
Reads A-Lot
May 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Dayna Dalton was sick of her life. She was tired of all the drinking and shoddy one-night stands. Apparently, she had no shame at all. So why did she feel like she was punishing herself? Regardless, the girl had no fear.

“Dayna knew she had a way with guys, could get them to do anything she wanted, but somehow Clay was different. She had a built-in reputation, care of her mama. Didn’t matter if she was free with herself or not; she was Becky Dalton’s white-trash daughter, and that was enough for
Melanie Adkins
Sep 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dayna tried all her life to prove she wasn't like her mother. She wasn't wild and undependable. She was a good reporter and a responsible person. Her one "fault" was her love for Clay. He was married and never led her on. In this town, strange things happened. Dayna was going to find out why.
If you are looking for an original book, this is it. Ms. Lunden's writing is great! She made sure to keep the reader off balance while defining the characters with style. You'll be glad you got this book.
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Brit Lunden is a prolific author who’s written over 50 books in assorted genres under different pen names. Bulwark was her first effort in adult fiction and was chosen by several of her fellow authors as the basis for a new series, A Bulwark Anthology. Using her characters, they are creating new denizens in spin-off stories to this bizarre town. Brit Lunden lives on Long Island in a house full of ...more

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