Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Flaming Dove-- Daniel Arenson

Born in 1980, Daniel Arenson is an author of fantasy fiction, from
epic to dark and surreal.

Like many writers, he began his career writing short stories. He sold
his first story, "Worms Believe in God", in 1998. Since then, dozens
of his stories and poems have appeared in various magazines, among
them Flesh & Blood, Chizine, and Orson Scott Card's Strong Verse.

Five Star Publishing, an imprint of Gale, published Daniel's fantasy
novel Firefly Island in 2007.  His second novel, the dark fantasy
Flaming Dove, was released in 2010.


Outcast from Hell. Banished from Heaven. Lost on Earth.

The battle of Armageddon was finally fought... and ended with no clear
victor. Upon the mountain, the armies of Hell and Heaven beat each
other into a bloody, uneasy standstill, leaving the Earth in ruins.
Armageddon should have ended with Heaven winning, ushering in an era
of peace. That's what the prophecies said. Instead, the two
armies--one of angels, one of demons--hunker down in the scorched
planet, lick their wounds, and gear up for a prolonged war with no end
in sight.

In this chaos of warring armies and ruined landscapes, Laila doesn't
want to take sides. Her mother was an angel, her father a demon; she
is outcast from both camps. And yet both armies need her, for with her
mixed blood, Laila can become the ultimate spy... or ultimate soldier.
As the armies of Heaven and Hell pursue her, Laila's only war is
within her heart--a struggle between her demonic and heavenly blood.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?

I think David Dalglish, author of the bestselling Half-Orc series,
said it best:  "It's really very simple: if you want to read about
angels tossing around godlight and demons lashing whips and shooting
fire while super-powerful archangels and archdemons blow up half the
world trying to crush each other....well, here you go."

Q: Why did you go indie?

My first novel, Firefly Island, was traditionally published.  I
decided to go indie with Flaming Dove, my second novel, when I bought
my first ereader.  I realized that I loved ebooks -- that here is the
new way to read.  I realized that I wanted to focus on selling ebooks,
and that I can do it independently.  Basically, I don't need a
publisher; I can promote the books myself and earn more money as an

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?

Within speculative fiction, in no particular order, I like Roger
, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Orson Scott
, Asimov, Heinlein, Tolkien, Guy Gavriel Kay, and many others.

My website:  http://www.DanielArenson.com

Flaming Dove at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004089EPA

Flaming Dove at Smashwords:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/22230

1 comment:

  1. I loved "Firefly Island", so your new book is on my To Read list!