Feature Friday 3: Danielle Torella

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Danielle Torella

Random Fact 1:

I like to add a personal connection to at least one of my characters. It may be a physical feature, personality trait or situation.

Random Fact 2:

I LOVE foxes! And not because if the YouTube hit. LOL

My favorite breed is the fennec fox! They are too cute with those big ears! And I collect the crap out of them…you will see me wearing fox accessories and decorations in my house!

Random Fact 3:

I sucked in English class. I hated school and the class. I didn’t read half the books that were assigned in class, because they didn’t interest me. Once I found the book that hit home with me I became obsessed with reading.

Random Fact 4:

I have to wear glasses, not only because I am as blind as a bat (I literally need to have my nose against the eye chart to see the big E.) But I ruined my my eyes when I was in the second grade, all because I wanted to wear glasses so I lied to the school nurse and optometrist! So ever since then I always say: Be careful what you wish for!

Random Fact 5:

I think rum helps me write better!

Danielle’s Books

Private Message (Private #1)

Tess has never had sex. Believe it or not, she’s never had a decent kiss.

The aspiring Seattle painter and photographer is still recovering from the trauma of being beaten and nearly raped at a rock show nearly three years before. So she keeps life simple: she goes to school, goes to work in a coffee shop, goes home, goes on living.

But then Ben’s naked body crashes—almost literally—through Tess’s wall against the world.

Ben is doing his dad’s art-teacher girlfriend a favor when he agrees to pose nude for her drawing class. But what he draws is the interest of the irresistible punk-looking girl—and it’s interest he reciprocates, with interest.

Their sexual chemistry is too much to resist. But it’s when they have their clothes on that their heat quickly slips on ice. Ben’s womanizing history is one thing, but it’s history of another kind—related to that fateful night at the rock show—that threatens to tear the young lovers apart forever.

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Private Show (Private #2)

Tess has just discovered sex. And now, she’s about to discover sex as a weapon.

The Seattle barista and art student is happy with her beautiful Brit boyfriend, Ben — especially in the bedroom. But while Ben’s her first, she’s hardly his. And Ben’s sexual history seems to be popping up in Tess’s face like something out of a zombie movie, and it has her questioning his commitment — and questioning whether his appealing alpha maleness is just a cover for a controlling personality.

Maybe one that’s meant to keep her from asking too many questions.

Is Ben the problem, or is everybody from his past the problem?

Tess is asking the questions, and pushing hard for answers.

Is Nicole, the ex-fiancé who cheated on Ben, trying to worm her way back into his life? Was there something between Ben and Tess’s best friend, Erin? Or what’s going on with Ben’s adored teenage sister, Caroline, and Ben’s best friend Dan? And how did Ben get Tess a job interview with Mr. Andrews, his sophisticated but slimy boss at the music magazine?

As Tess comes to learn, relationships — especially sexual ones — are as much about power as love. With each new discovery, she finds herself in a struggle to hold her head together as much as her heart.

And to find where her own power lies.

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Purchase Links

Amazon | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords

Author Bio

Hi! I am Danielle live in Western New York with my husband and two sons. I never knew I had a dream to become a writer until I started becoming obsessed with reading in the last two years. The obsession began with Twilight and then matured to Fifty Shades. While used to reading mainstream best sellers, found a new love for indie authors.

I love to do paintings related to the books I read and eventually turning into Pushy Girl Paintings and now do work for other indie writers and readers.
My first book idea started from a dream I had one night and became obsessed with the story and started writing. Now having arguments with the people in my head and loving every moment of it, even when they take control of the story.

I am addicted to caffeine and am a total coffee snob and I am not ashamed of it! haha

I love to dye my hair all different colors, but have recently stuck with the pink 🙂 If you are thinking about trying out a new color give Manic Panic a shot! Been using their product for YEARS!

I am also addicted to tattoos! I have a full Twilight sleeve on my right arm and numerous other pieces all over! Along with my septum and labret piercing which I have had for ten years now.

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